Thursday, December 24, 2009

lucent pearls

a single pearl
on my skin

your skin reflects
that sheen
of my love

that love
I can't convey
in rigid words

words hinder
close my emotions
contain them in space

miniscule space
can only explode
plundering us

the very us
on its culminated wake
of lusty delight

lustrous lust
lucent pearls of sweat

that single pearl
is but a witness
of my disintegration

me into you
a complete journey-
you into me


anthonynorth said...

Great repetition - and passionate.

Dee Martin said...

lovely picture of love

Lorraine said...

Lustrous Lust---that does it for me ) Great sensuous chant Gautami, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas x

ThomG said...

First couple of lines, I'm like, what's with the repetition? Then it caught and I watched it all flow. I liked it very much.

Bill said...

"words hinder." The beginning of wisdom for a poet.

Erin Davis said...

My favorite:

miniscule space
can only explode
plundering us

the very us
on its culminated wake
of lusty delight

Sexy and passionate!

Stan Ski said...

Two become one - just for a moment.

Anonymous said...

I like the way that the poem travels from the words used at the begining (sweat and pearl) back to those words at the end. Difficult to do. Thanks.

Paul Oakley said...

Nice that so strongly physical a poem contains this paradoxical observation:

words hinder
close my emotions
contain them in space

Words, the medium of the poem, hinder the experience of the subject of the poem, but it is only through words that that hindered experience can be communicated to those who are not part of that experience.

Strong images. Fine wording. Thought provoking.

Americanising Desi said...

lustrous lust... that does it for me too!


Rigid Stains

RBroeker said...

"me into you/a complete journey" is worth a billion ...

Best wishes

Wayne Pitchko said...

I really like what you have done with the prompt....than ks for sharing this.....happy holidays to you

Anonymous said...

Me too, me too. Yes, I loved these lines especially,
"miniscule space
can only explode
plundering us"
A wonderful physicality that is also more, and well expressed, simply so.

Francis Scudellari said...

The repetition works perfectly here, with the pearl's circular journey completed "me into you... you into me". Very lovely.

Wanda McCollar said...

Yes, I like this very much. Its sensuous repetition of many aspects of lustre and light illuminating love - is exquisite, indeed. This is what the prompt intended - not just simpler repetitions, as mine was. Bravo!

Percy Bisque Silley said...

Would that you would not immortalize in verse the more personal aspects of our past.

It is indiscreet and remarkably inopportune given the current state of my affairs. I wish that you would not be so jealous.

Karen said...

Very sensual imagery - good repetition...very well done!

Tumblewords: said...

An apt description of a pearl, the nacre of luminous lust. Alliteration is finely tuned - this is an enjoyable read, for sure!

Anonymous said...

I like how the pearl while small is also a great concentration of effort and patience and luster, which captures the sense of love and desire in the speaker.

Cynthia Short said...

Really enjoyed your choice of usual your ideas work perfectly. Good job!

Margaret said...

Nice poem. It is simple and cute.
Thanks for sharing it here.

Raven's Wing Poetry said...

I like this. I love how you chain the stanzas together with common words in the first and last lines. I caught the alliteration in this piece, especially in the seventh stanza ("lustrous lust/illustrates
/lucent pearls of sweat"). Luscious and lucent indeed. Nice job.