Thursday, June 07, 2007

Capitulation---Poetry Thursday

Journeying beyond experiences
gladly I surrender
into your eyes. They embrace
me without touching
any single part of me,
closed as they are but open
within the mind, for me,
receptive of my thoughts;

folding me into their
softness of gaze,
beholding my feelings
endearingly to their vision.
Glowingly melting the ice
within my textured heart,
mending it magically,
no markings visible as if never broken.

Gratefully I nudge my way
into your arms, wishing for
eternal home there,
sensing strength in your fragile being.
Vulnerability does not
bother me any more,
knowing I am safe with you.
Sense of completeness

hitherto unknown, engulfs me.
Burrowing myself deeper
I let go of my whole
being into your keeping.
You wordlessly open your eyes.
Mysterious depths take me
in. Pollinating each other
for an intense divine union.


Another book from my summer reading.

Please do read my review of "The Constant Gardener by John le Carré" whenever you have time and give your opinions. Those are always welcome!


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

You are a wonderful romantic poet! Perfect use of words.
When I have time I'll read the review. (It's 3:00 AM here -- I'm off for the summer and I'm acting like I did when I was a teenager. :) )

paris parfait said...

Guatami, it's a romantic love poem, which beautifully expresses the joy and relief at finally finding a safe haven. Well done!

Rob Kistner said...

It was nice to hear this gentle vulnerable voice from you -- I thoroughly enjoyed! ;)

grumplestiltskin said...

"nudge my way into your arms" - i love that
thank you

rel said...

A beautiful tribute to the blind trust of love!

Anonymous said...

Love is trust given and received back in doubled measure.



ozymandiaz said...

This, my dear, is an absolutely beautiful poem. i love the falling in the eyes and wrapping in the arms. simple and pleasurable.

Pauline said...

"sensing strength in your fragile being.
Vulnerability does not
bother me any more"

Wonderful lines! How perfectly they express that sense of being safe when loved.

Don Iannone, D. Div., M.Div., MA said...

Yet another beauty, Gautami!

tinamtl said...

So romantic!

Deb said...

Gentle, this "journey beyond experience".

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Ah, what a lovely love poem. You have truly opened yourself to us and to love.From what was once broken, the poet has found a safe home and a new love. Would that it could always be so. Beautiful.


Whitesnake said...

I love the way you use words.

Anonymous said...

Wow. What an absolutely beautiful way to describe the Sacred Union. I just loved this.

Clay Lowe said...

Hi Guatami,

I love this piece for its sensuous tenderness and the vulnerability displayed.


polona said...

beautifully romantic!

Regina said...

Yes, very romantic! A beautiful read!

Tammy Brierly said...

So many wonderful lines in here that create a very romantic image and emotions of real love. Bravo!

January said...

What an intense poem! You picked the perfect title.

How wonderful it is to have someone look at us like that--it's the best feeling in the world.

Mimi Lenox said...

Thanks for visiting Mimi Writes.

Peace to you and yours,


Kai said...


Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

SO BEAUTIFUL.. I am drunk with your words and wanting your verse to never end.

Thank you for taking me on this journey!

Clockworkchris said...

This was really something new from you that I did not expect. Free-verse. It has been quite a while. You are so talented with the form poetry that I was not expecting this. What a wonderful love story expressed in this poem.

Anonymous said...

The first line really grabbed me. Your expression of vulnerability is very touching to read.

Clare said...

Hi Gautami! I really love this and the feeling it has to me of gentleness, merging and deep trust. It's very beautiful and moves me deeply too. I really like the words you used -- surrender, embrace, gaze, melting, home, completeness, whole, depths, and divine union. You created a really lovely experience and poem. I'm off to the British Museum now!

Romeo Morningwood said...

Not that long ago a sentence such as "pollinating each other
for an intense divine union" could have you placed in irons M'lady.

I adore what you have to say about voluntarily putting your neck, heart, and soul, on the chopping block for someone else. Isn't that the very definition of crazy?

You start this sensual journey with some ocular intercourse and never let go. Very intimate.

"hitherto unknown".
Nothing on Earth is as exciting as that first time feeling. You really 'got' me with this one.
love it.

chicklegirl said...

I love how you capture the vulnerability and trust that true love requires. And reading it is like falling in love all over again (sigh!)

Borut said...

A shudder runs through me. You've touched my soul.

gautami tripathy said...

Thanks for your comments. Love has to be like this. Either this or nothing.

I don't write love poetry very often. Not unless I feel strongly about it.

gP said...

what warms more the human heart if not love and being complete.

BeLoved.... said...

i'm so happy to have discovered your blogs through poetry thursday.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Gauatami, you have done what I have so far been incapable of, you have written a beautiful love poem, that speaks the words in my heart but not the words that come out when I try to put them on paper. Thank you. I have to read this to my husband.

Anonymous said...

The last line made me smile, "Pollinating each other..."
Almost cheeky after the otherwise touching deep sentiment expressed throughout.