Ivory Combust


Robert Starkey



Ivory Combust


She dwindles in Ivory’s blazing crust

And burrows beneath its aged paling skin

Dwelling within the core she yearns for lust


Burning with the lashing desire of must

She craves to the bones attaching within

Mechanical device matched her combust


Peeling the scorched away she owes due thrust

The ghosts of the meadows scorching near thin

And steal her away in midst wild heaped gust


She gave in completely and then her trust

One would call up the feelings of chagrin

Rather she knows in her heart it’s all unjust


Inching her way out of Ivory’s crust

She crystallizes jades over her skin

In the bright of the most divine combust


From flames to wind she falls victim to rust

Upon the end she built up to begin

Another gust and sing away her dust

And find her way in the ashes of lust

  • Author: Rob (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 10th, 2013 12:07
  • Comment from author about the poem: This may have sensual ties but I can assure you this poem is not sexual. Give me your opinions and criticism on how I did and what you think this piece may be about?
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 24
  • User favorite of this poem: Cheeky Missy.
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  • Cheeky Missy

    Villanelles are familiar as a term, should also be as the form itself since I have chanced to read a sufficient number to know what their specs are, but I honestly could not judge it on that score. Aye, while immorality flirted with dreams and whores, something else whispered a metaphor that yet eluded my comprehension....is it Spring? Or one of the other seasons?...since she plays with winter's garb yet robes herself with verdancy as it were...am I close? Yet your concluding line leaves my head still spinning. The ashes of lust...got me. Lovely and beautifully rendered with excellent imagery. Thanks for sharing.


  • baj-a

    intriguing! quite intriguing!

  • sokibgb

    Excellent poem. Loved the last line. Thanks for sharing, soki

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