Growing death

3 Feb
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Growing death


Your dainty body
Immured in goodbyes
A dry, silent pleading
Lolling out of your mouth
Your swollen tongue
And taste buds
Like overripe berries
In their longing
To be covered with a blanket
Of fresh air, once more

In answer
I brought your hands
To my lips
Kissed them into a handloom
Allowed my warm breath
To become a spinner
Diving for your wish
To find it nestling
In the gullies of time
Lining your palm
I gave them all my air
Till they were fresh valleys
And your green eyes suddenly
Wet grass glistening

Then I took a deep drink
Inhaled your soul
Drew out of you
A raindrop thread of life
Pieced it gently together
With my teeth, felt it
A Nightjar flapping
Pushing dawn along
With its wings
Your wings
Curled to rest on my tongue
I ran, ran, ran
Out to the open

There I freed you
Blew you out, head rushed
So you could feel again
The sprinkle of spring
In the air
That was when
I heard a deep gasp
The whole landscape
Sucking its breath
To welcome you
That was when
I understood the halo
Life’s perfect mosaic:

Your smile
Bowing like a rainbow
On the sky
Tying together the miracles
Of earth and air
Your mouth open
To greet the delicate taste
Swirling in the wind
The taste of overwhelming
Overflowing, growing life
You, laid to rest
With the whole world
Imprinted on your eyelids

8 Responses to “Growing death”

  1. MsMirandaJane at 11:17 pm #

    What vivid imagery.

  2. Spirited away at 2:43 pm #

    This is so picturesque. I read it again and again

  3. jenlefeverwood at 12:40 am #

    Beautiful image and words so detailed.. I can see all of this! ~ Jen

  4. Mikko at 3:01 pm #

    Wowza pikkusisko! Mahtavan tunnelmallista maalailua. Kommentoin turhan harvoin, mutta luettua näitä kyllä tulee. Yritin keksiä mikä säkeistö minusta olisi paras, mutta ne kaikki luovat niin omanlaisensa mielikuvan etten pysty nostamaan yhtäkään toisen yläpuolelle. Toimii täydellisesti.

    ps. miekin sain uuden sonetin aikaiseksi!
    – Mikko

    • daydreamdaisies at 7:55 pm #

      Kiitos! Tää kommentti tulee myöhässä mut sun rohkasusta Prahas päätin nyt tulla tänne takas! Ja eihän tää kuollu ollu mun poissaollessa. Joten eiku kirjottelua jatkamaan, sinäki sitte. Sun englannin sanavarasto on ihan loistava, tulee soneteissa esille. Pitäis varmaan ostaa Oxford Dictionary. Ai nii, tsekkaas sellanen artisti ku Passenger jos et oo viel kuullu. Tossa on viimisin albumi:
      Ite ainaki rakastuin!


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