Sunday, September 02, 2012

For Beauty's Sake - A Love Poem

This piece is a considerable departure from last week's.

I needed to write something joyous this week, something passionate and beautiful and joyous, so I have written this poem about love, passionate love, purely for the sake of the beauty found within the state. I hope it brings you joy; after all, perhaps we owe our greatest debt to joy:

Your lips brush the curve of my ear
Your soft voice vibrates
on the warm breeze from the south

You are carried
over the water
a glimmer on the arched back
of the spinner dolphin

You heard my call
and arrived with time and space
to lay me down
on the warm sand
beneath the coconut palm
shivering above us

This old tree can hold our fears
so touch me now my love
for I know the ache
of a space once filled with you

Replenish my body with yours
your touch
Read the story upon my skin
Read between the lines upon my face

Write your language upon mine
a page or two
in your book of life

Write upon me
indelible love
language only
listened and learned
between two halves of an hour glass

You fill me
and I fill you
across time

We break the rules
We break the glass
We become one 
with the rest

-Gillian Cornwall, August 28, 2012.


nakedplanet2 said...

Wow! That's one for the book for sure. (Don't forget the book :)

Meesh said...

Lovely. Absolutely lovely :-)

I have something for you... I've been meaning to give it to you for a few years. It's not quite ready. Hopefully putting this out there will spur me on to make it ready!

Love Michele

Gillian said...

Thanks! I won't forget the book for sure. Reminders and prods are always appreciated.

Gillian said...

Well dear Michele, thank you!
My interest is piqued. Look forward to seeing you before long my friend.
Love, Gillian

Boo said...

Beautiful, touching, moving. I could see the spinners and feel the hot sand beneath my feet. Thank you for taking me there.

Gillian said...

You are welcome Boo! :-) Thanks for reading.