Sunday, September 16, 2012

footprints of venus

Venus and The Sailor, 1925, by Salvador Dali
I came down from the sky
to serenade with you
our dark glasses hiding us
the water is still
but we are splashing the ship
where did you send your crewmen
are they on a tryst like you?
I understand solitude,
the need of it
and why not-
it is a constant for me

"come my sailor, let me go now
sky waits to take me to mars
where my podgy thighs might thin out"



23 comments:

Ron. said...

I crave my solitude. Days drag when I leave it behind, waiting for my return.

Very strong work. Salute!

Little Nell said...

If we have to go Mars to lose the podgy thighs there's no hope left.

Tess Kincaid said...

I understand the need for solitude...

joanne said...

You are the second poster to have some Dali in your link....I love the cadence and flow of this...I felt the tide turn....

Sharp Little Pencil said...

I agree about the Dali. Podgy thighs? Mars is out of the question, so I take the stairs! As for solitude, yes, that's when I write, and crave I do... Lovely! Peace, Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/09/16/ocd-overwhelming-critical-demands/

vivinfrance said...

Oh, how I need to go to Mars!

Susie Clevenger said...

I too understand the need of solace..lovely poem

Sayantini Bhattacharya said...

Wow...loved it:)

sreeja harikrishnan said...

lovely...

Tigerbrite said...

Lovely poem. I don't know whether Mars is a good idea... to sojourn with the God of War ....or maybe she want a baptism of fire :)

jaerose said...

Solitude is a weight and yet also teaches a lot..Jae

Kim Nelson said...

Like other readers, I gravitate to your handling of solitude and its many facets.

Daydreamertoo said...

My podgy thighs...made me smile.
Lovely imagery.

Sue said...

love this

especially the italicized bit at the end.

=)

oldegg said...

Podgy thighs or no, everyone craves love even Venus. Many artists seem to have a desire to destroy women's beauty, it must be envy. So much admiration over the centuries clearly palls, I can hear her saying "Stop looking at me, listen to what I am saying."

Margaret said...

I never thought of Venus as craving solitude. :)

amidemanila said...

Even Venus desires to be loved once in a while. The tryst is so ethereal..

Kutamun said...

Since i met her , i have never felt alone,but sometimes lonely.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

This is wonderful my friend. Love the image you have added to your words. Excellent.



Melanie

Chris Lawrence said...

the need for space and adventure together in all aspects a good write

Laura said...

I too am one who savors solitude...beautiful poem.

my heart's love songs said...

even Venus worries about her "podgy thighs" ~ i LOVE IT!

Jack said...

Gautami,

Read 2 poems now. An artist does not let creative side falter for long. Constant solitude does affect one.

Take care