Heather T

only me

I am yours

and you were mine

exhaling the ballads

of your fluttered touch

I inhale the wraiths

they leave behind

 

your taste lingers

the skin scent upon my pillow

pale beside lips that I drank from

when I gave you sips of my waters

from cisterns that never ran dry

 

I fed you white lilies crooning

in the moans of writhing night

wrapped you in warm eden dawning

with breasts that never failed

to ravish you in perfume

 

the skies of me belong to you

you are written in my eyes

and every time I close them

I finger paint your poems

on canvases of dreams

 

I mourn you across the sheets

where we fell drenched as lovers

and burn to bury my hair

in the curves and nape of your heat

where years bend solitary tears

 

without moving your feet you drift

and give me your back for a song

tell me your strings are broken

as I whisper hymns to your shoulder

and sleep alone beside you

 

the gypsies reclaim their notes

hanging their heads in grieving caravans

to bury their violins with lips

that will never smile their love songs

with lyrics of only me

Comments7

  • Candlewitch

    hello,
    it is very nice to meet you.although this piece is full of sorrow, it is also full of beauty. I had a hard time choosing my favorite lines as each verse is perfection. but I finally decided on these:

    the gypsies reclaim their notes

    hanging their heads in grieving caravans

    to bury their violins with lips

    that will never smile their love songs

    with lyrics of only me

    • Heather T

      Hi CW! Nice to meet you here. It was a broken time, but we moved passed it. I'm so glad you found something that was a favorite. Thank you.

    • Christina8

      Beautifully intimate poem, so full of imagery and love. Wonderful!

      • Heather T

        I appreciate you, Christina.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Your beautiful poem captures well the love and sensuality you two shared. Very moving, Heather!

        • Heather T

          I'm always happy to have your eyes, Louis. Thank you.

        • ShannonXx

          Beautiful poem, very moving!

          • Heather T

            Thank you very much, miss.

          • Gary Edward Geraci

            Ladies, for the benefit of the site's younger viewers (under 18) please mark your poem for readers 18 and older. Rather than "Unclassified", the sexual innuendos contained within your poem would warrant a more appropriate category of "erotic". Thank you.

            • FredPeyer

              With all due respect, for once I have to disagree with you Gary. The poem is so well written and does not contain any graphic erotic imagery. What I see is passion, emotion, and love. While I agree that youngsters need to be protected, I think that they could learn from this poem. Learn that love is special and beautiful. Young people are smart and know the difference between what this poem so beautifully expresses and what you are referring to.

              • Gary Edward Geraci

                "Moaning" and "writhing" are fine for audiences 18 and over FP.

              • 8 more comments

              • FredPeyer

                Heather, I already wrote what I wanted to say in my answer to Gary's comment.

                • Heather T

                  I'm a bit mystified myself. Being in ministry and having three children, I feel like I have pretty good judgement about those things. I thought it was more PG 13 myself. More "Song of of Solomon" than smut. Especially knowing how upset I've been since the day I joined at the lack of community standards. Most sites have a place for adult themes and erotica, and do not allow the romanticism of self harm. Just this past week an adult told a 14 year old child that he could "f" who he wanted to. I was appalled. I guess I'll be more careful in the future. I do not want to be offensive in any way, truly. I'm in full agreement about protecting children. Thank you for your kind comments, Fred.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Heather,
                    You do NOT have to be more careful in the future. Your writing is just fine.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Very good passionate write.

                    • Heather T

                      Many thanks, friend.



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