i wish these words were mine  

julietofverona 44M/44F
178 posts
12/20/2005 4:00 am

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

i wish these words were mine

Variations on the Word Sleep

I would like to watch you sleeping,
which may not happen.
I would like to watch you,
sleeping. I would like to sleep
with you, to enter
your sleep as its smooth dark wave
slides over my head

and walk with you through that lucent
wavering forest of bluegreen leaves
with its watery sun & three moons
towards the cave where you must descend,
towards your worst fear

I would like to give you the silver
branch, the small white flower, the one
word that will protect you
from the grief at the center
of your dream, from the grief
at the center. I would like to follow
you up the long stairway
again & become
the boat that would row you back
carefully, a flame
in two cupped hands
to where your body lies
beside me, and you enter
it as easily as breathing in

I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
& that necessary.

-- Margaret Atwood

norprin5 55M

12/20/2005 7:43 am

and i would breathe you in
let you soothe my soul
wrap myself in your flame

King Nor XVIII

julietofverona 44M/44F
67 posts
12/22/2005 1:23 pm

mmm...a lovely response. i'm sorry it took me so long to see it.

(should i be frightened that the three digit number i have to type in to post this comment is '666' ? )

Become a member to create a blog