Fait Accompli

Albert Joseph Pénot – La Femme Chauve-Souris

Caught in an eternal moonrise
as deja blue overcomes
deep in the hastening twilight,
I seek your luscious lip’s song
floating in the lagoon reflection
of a midnight sonata sky.

Here in my tormented dreams
is where I find you and your eyes
while sacrificial blood courses
through my hot pulsing veins.

My hunger yearns to kiss your darkness,
To taste velvet petals of amaryllis upon my tongue.
My soul aches to blossom in full flowered splendor,
I thirst for your blood red wine release so divine
as a percussion drum pounds, pounds in my head
with an unrelenting rhythmic fervor.

Entangled in black silk as I shudder awake
only to see, cast from my night swim dreams
your molten sulphur eyes staring back at me
as I give in and sigh, a fait accompli.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Poets and Story Tellers United: Weekly Scribblings #1 January is here with winds that blow kisses

42 Comments on “Fait Accompli

  1. This is incredibly sensual with mesmerizing imagery, Linda! 💝 I love; “My hunger yearns to kiss your darkness, to taste velvet petals of amaryllis upon my tongue. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt! 💝

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  2. I often prefer to read the poetry before I see the image paired with it. Not in this case. I love that I got to see the expression on the face of the woman in the painting before I read about tormented dreams and eyes and more. The seeing definitely added to the reading.

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  3. So passionate, sensual and musical. I love “I seek your luscious lip’s song / floating in the lagoon reflection / of a midnight sonata sky.” The seeking and the bigness of it all. Wonderful!

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  4. To long for something ardently, and then to discover that the object of our longing is not all that we hoped or dreamed it would be is a common (and disappointing) human experience. Your poem unfolds this old human story magically.

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