Saturday, June 24, 2006

Elemental Longing

I felt the Wind
Filling my lungs with new breath
Reminding me of deserted time
Stirring a familiar Eros song

I felt the Sun
Kissing my lips with courtly fire
Burning me to flushed ruddiness
Branding the mark of his presence

I felt the Earth
Enfolding me in her abundance
Touching my ache with compassion
Infusing perfumes of mortality

I felt the Rain
Chilling my skin with iced lingering
Waking me to gentle honesty
Bathing scars of pain and remorse

I felt a longing

Overwhelming the stir of the Wind
Enhancing the burn of the Sun
Owning the touch of the Earth
Belittling the chill of the Rain
A longing beyond longing


At 4:23 AM, Blogger something from me said...


Thanks for the comments on my site.
Your description is spot on.
And there is a lot more to tell.

I just read your poem. I think it could be an ecological anthem.


At 10:23 AM, Blogger Steve said...

T. What is "a longing beyond longing?" What kind of attribute is 'beyond' an element?

At 10:35 AM, Blogger theresa said...

SM - The weather conditions were all over the place yesterday. Very inspiring.

Steve - I really can't say. I'll give you a hint though ... this isn't a poem about physics.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger Steve said...

I know that, T,...and, it is another beuatiful poem...but, as I was reading it, looking at its structure, pursing through its images, for whatever meanings came to mind...I was going to ask you what element was your favorite...until, I read that there was a longing beyond longing that I had to know about.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger theresa said...

Steve - I'm not trying to be difficult. I really CAN'T say. For now, it can be whatever you think it might be. What comes to mind?

At 11:54 AM, Blogger theresa said...

*** It's also quite possible that I screwed it up and it's not saying what I want it to say.

At 12:34 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Perhaps a "sacred" longing; one that asks for some sacrifice, where you give something of value, with no promise or guarantee that you would get anything in return. Maybe something as simple as a "shared silence" with the one you love. Where you don't talk, but you feel each other's presence.

I don't know...but that might be the only thing that could possibly supercede the greatness of all of these beautiful would have to something sublime: i.e., something real, but unthinkable and unimaginable.

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Ron Southern said...

What happened to Fire? Who fucking cares?! A very nice poem, my sweet! May you live twice as long.

At 3:19 PM, Blogger theresa said...

Steve - In your usual fashion, you offer thoughtful and poignant sentiments to the discussion. Thank you.

Ron - I only want to live a long time if my friends are with me ... so back 'atcha, Babe!
Sun = Fire.

At 6:56 AM, Blogger Anonymous Assclown said...

Hmmm, there seems to be a recurring theme lately.

At 7:13 AM, Blogger Dick the Boomer said...

I think the heart of the poem lies in the third verse/stanza(?) - Earth and mortality. I feel a connection with the universal experience of being human. That's what I'm getting from it. Very nice!

At 8:05 AM, Blogger AndyT13 said...

Nice! Good work love.

At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get this.
Sometimes it's that thing that reaches through you then pulls you inside out, towards it.

At 9:35 AM, Blogger Spin_Doc1 said...

Theresa (and Steve),

This one is about physics...

At 10:21 AM, Blogger theresa said...

AC – As usual, you see what you want to see.

Andy – Thanks, Babe

Dick – Based on what I know of you, you would be attracted to the most feminine part of this piece.

Popeye – That’s a fantastic description.

Spin – Very nice … the eye of the beholder.

At 11:57 AM, Blogger naive-no-more said...

a longing beyond longing,

A secret that you really want to talk about but you can't, either because you'll hurt someone else or you'll ruin the excitement.

Uh huh, I hear ya. ;)

At 12:40 PM, Blogger theresa said...

Michelle, either you're fishing or you want to tell me something.

At 1:07 PM, Blogger naive-no-more said...

Nah, just being a smart ass. Well, maybe a little fishing too.


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