Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Light Loves You So

The light loves you so
that the sun hangs on in the sky
and refuses rest,
the moon waits
widow white and worthless
without the night,
and once proud time stands still.

I borrow my next breath
from your hands.

The light loves you so
that the sun bares its teeth at shadows,
the moon weeps,
and time sands itself smooth.

I drink dreams
and dine on drought.

The light loves you so
that the sun finally burns itself blind,
the moon creeps
wily
from the willows,
and time regains its fragile footing.

I am as much yours
as I was before.

For Open Link Night at dVerse

27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

I borrow my next breath
from your hands.

nice...love that...and the sun baring its teeth at the shadows....a finely wrought piece ma'am

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This was perfectly pitched romance. I loved it. So Much, I loved it.

Daydreamertoo said...

Awww...how perfectly romantic. How wonderful to feel such love too.
Lovely piece MZ

Claudia said...

I borrow my next breath
from your hands....drink dreams..i like!!!

Tara Pohlkotte said...

even my bones danced in your words. loved.this.

Fred Rutherford said...

amazing words MZ. Just some terrific lines in here, I love it. Especially the sun bares its teeth at shadows, borrow my next breath from your hands and sun burns itself blind, and a perfect ending. Thanks

ayala said...

I drink dreams
and dine on drought....
Love this, a beautiful write.

hedgewitch said...

Some just amazing lines in this--'time sands itself smooth," and the alliteration of white, wily willows worthless widow, all with the moon underlines the nocturnal, the sense of wandering in the dark, looking for the light. Excellent piece, MZ.

Fireblossom said...

Wow. Just wow.

Margaret said...

I truly must quote FIreblossom. "Wow. Just wow." widow white and burns itself blind, the sun refusing rest...

How do you do it? Mama Zen, please publish yourself.

Raven said...

Wonderful words ... they make me hold my breath hoping that the lights loves me too. So bright, so spectacular. There are indeed some here whose words I have sorely missed ... and yours are some of those.

marousia said...

beautiful, simple and such intricate imagery

marousia said...

beautiful, simple and such intricate imagery

Steve King said...

Your amazing imagery and characterizations of light truly elevated this piece. It's not sentimental but very moving and classic. Very nice work.

Sylvia K said...

So much beautiful imagery and classic it is indeed!

rosemary mint said...

Love this:
"the moon waits
widow white and worthless
without the night"

And "as much yours as I was before" ... Wow, just wow. (to quote Shay)

my heart's love songs said...

too many stunning lines to quote! exquisite!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A refreshing spin on sweet romance - the re-visiting kind! It reaches beyond first love and touches on the exquisite of eternity!

Jackie Dick said...

Not one unlovely word here...This is an original...a stunner!

jackie dick said...

A stunner...original all the way thru

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is spectacularly beautiful. I was especially struck by "the moon weeps and time sands itself smooth"....and "I drink dreams and dine on drought." Your closing lines are stellar.

happygirl said...

The sun bares its teeth at shadows. and eats them up. I found this beautiful and HOT.

Anna Montgomery said...

Stellar, love poetry at its best, it went for the jugular and succeeded!

JANU said...

Awesomely romantic.

Becky Sain said...

I borrow my next breath from your hands.

Yep... that's wonderful.
Romantic.
Love.

zongrik said...

time sands itself smooth is a great metaphor (could this be a soap opera -> get it??)


done for

Dark Angel said...

Nothing to say that hasn't. so I'll just say I loved it too.