Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Poetry Thursday-The Body Knows

The body knows
in love's first flush
where to cling
how to trust
the fiery pull
of limb to limb
the eager search
of groping hands
tracing patterns of delight
along its length and breadth
is all the body knows
~
The heart knows
on love's long road
how to cleve
where to hold
each moment burned
in memory deep
of struggles shared
and joys to keep
reminders as we travel on
join two lives into one
is all the heart can know
~
The spirit knows
in heaven's bower
where to seek
how to power
lovers lost to earth's embrace
toward soul's eternal wedded place
journey in this world unknown
seeking union deeply sewn
completing life's eternal spire
joined body, heart, spirit, one
is all that love can know

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Brian said...

Beautiful words. The journey of bodies together when they realize there is more to this feeling, this "first flush". Love all the stanzas, they flow with grace.

2/22/2007  
Blogger Emily said...

I like how you took on body and heart and spirit...it was a nice way to approach the topic.

2/22/2007  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely!

2/22/2007  
Blogger Star said...

I love how you've explored the many facets here, each one building upon the last and growing deeper.

Beautifully expressed as usual.

2/22/2007  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful progression from body to heart and finally spirit.


gautami
In-between state of consciousness

2/22/2007  
Blogger paris parfait said...

What an absolutely beautiful, life-affirming poem!

2/22/2007  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yes beautiful. Very pleasing and soothing and whole.

2/22/2007  
Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

I'm with Paris Parfait on this one- very life-affirming. It was just so perfectly done, Becca, that I truly believed every word- thank you!

2/22/2007  
Blogger Tammy said...

WOW Becca this gave me chills! "soul's eternal wedded place" stopped me cold. Standing ovation!!!!!!

2/22/2007  
Blogger Remiman said...

Becca,
This poem flows effortlessly and makes you (me) one with it.
Beautiful.
rel

2/22/2007  
Blogger Catherine said...

It would be a lovely poem for a wedding or similar celebration - there aren't too many of those around these days

2/22/2007  
Blogger twilightspider said...

This flows so well, so effortlessly elegant.

2/23/2007  
Blogger wendy said...

ok..so I'm a perv....loved the body..passion part..love..ok..spirit..yea,yea,yea...but let get back to the first flush...Is it hot in here??

2/23/2007  
Blogger Clockworkchris said...

I loved this because it was such a great description. Your word choice was excellent.

2/25/2007  
Blogger Rethabile said...

"The body knows
in love's first flush
where to cling"
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I dig those three too much. They can even be worked into a haiku (pun intended)

2/26/2007  

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