Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Black Lilies

She came,
Sweet/bitter, like blackstrap molasses.
Her skin was black tea,
Her voice was black earth.
She embraced me and that was the moon in eclipse;
She breathed in my bones, and my bones bent to her.

She stayed,
Like rain falling on the dark river.
She rocked me all night
As both lover and child.
She kissed me, and that was the moon in obscurement;
Her touch was black lilies, and her touch was light.
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22 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is absolutely glorious.

Pete said...

Such feeling and power in the words
great post

Lynn said...

Awesome!

Brian Miller said...

was starting to wonder where you went....

ayala said...

You have a way with words... An awesome poem !

Daryl Edelstein said...

sweet bitter .. says it all

Pearl said...

I swear I've felt this...

Pearl

nene said...

Damn (or as they say in Spanish, Damn:)! I wish I could experience that one more time, or two or three, etc.

Lovely, sensual, sleepless!!!!

Gracias, mi amiga

Kerry O'Connor said...

Yes... an excellent use of the black and white motif here, tied to deeply sensual and emotive writing.
One always feels a sense of satisfaction, I find, after reading one of your poems to conclusion.

Marion said...

Whoa, that was one steamy, beautiful, amazing write, Shay. I love the moon metaphors (of course!) Keep on truckin', girl. You make my day. xo

hedgewitch said...

As always, no one writes love poems, even melancholic ones, like you do. Impressive exercise in monochrome, as well.

darkangelwrites said...

"She breathed in my bones, and my bones bent to her." I know this feeling. Actually I relate to a lot in this one.

Cloudia said...

Wow, another good one, Shay!

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Dianne said...

hot - not tacky hot but sensual hot
I love it

TALON said...

I love the contrast of light and dark, Shay. Bittersweet is a mesmerizing flavor.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice job, Shay. This is beautiful.
Have a great weekend, jj

Marian said...

i like "moon in obscurement." yes.

HermanTurnip said...

Ahhh, the light touch of black lilies. Very well done!

Matt D said...

Wow. Gothic and romantic.

I definitely like this one!

myheartslovesongs said...

fuckin hot! ♥

Lolamouse said...

Even in black and white,your poems are full of life!

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous write! Really, every word is gorgeous.