Saturday, March 2, 2013

Resten Swondo: Orpheus and Eurydice

Nicolas Poussin

Tender love was all I had
Soft touches, subtle gazes, lingering
Moments in embrace
A smile of stupor
Given in mind-addling love.
She was everything,
A world with hope,
A taste of the divine,
A wish of the sublime.
My home was empty
She was gone, forever,
But I would find her in
All things, in hooded sun,
In the name-whispering
breeze scented with her perfume,
in the dreamless darkness
in which she walked.
I would find her in all moments
Filled with joy and tears,
But in darkness, even in darkness,
I would look back
And she would be gone,
Lost to the world,
A hopeless world
Built without dreams.
Dreams live only for the future.

Resten Swondo

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