Free Verse # 205 (the poet alone stands)

In the billows of your love
Each poem a paper boat
Subsumed into your core

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My gaze through your ocean-eyes sails,
a vessel through far away horizons wandering
only to vanish and return no more.

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Her hair
A garden of wild flames
Flicking through the air

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Her body was written in a script only the stars and flowers could understand.

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Even as the great mountain and the infinite sea, the poet alone stands and alone he weaves his dance.

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You nurture yourself
on that which consumes you?
Be thirsty yet drink fire?
O love, your taste
inverted the world’s symmetry,
poisoned reason with sweet desire.

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Bares she her skin for the moon
And lo! The verses inscribed therein
By the poet’s passionate lips
Suddenly glow, revealed,
A frothing sea of love.

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From over the sea
The zephyr carries your voice,
Flowers enclosing
The salt of immemorial waves
Blossom inside of me.

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As waves
Birthed from the womb
Of the endless sea
His poems
Coursed along her skin,
Intricately weaving
The tapestry of his breath,
His skin.

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I touched you
and like a wildflower
my scent filled the earth and sky,
luring the sun to come down, like a bee,
and suckle at my sweet honey.

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Pulsing in her eyes
The deep stillness of the woods –
Music in rivers
Calm, serene – blooms of a dawn
Hexing the soul of poesy.

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O beloved,
Bury your lightning
Like a blade into me,
Carving my heart
With the echo
Of your passion,
Burning my soil
Into your volcanic dream.

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The outcry of his passion
weaved into ribbons
of desert heat
swirling in endless eddies
the oceans of her bare shoulders and neck.

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Embark!
Though the waves
Of this passion
Swell high and deep.
Embark!
For at the ocean’s heart awaits
The port of eternity.

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Dionysus in her cheeks
And I, an empty cup,
Eager to fill with poetry.

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