Pentacle

July 21, 2010
By oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
37 articles 4 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are born with two incurable diseases -- life, from which we die; and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end."
- Andrew Greeley


It is new, this feeling,
either from forgetfulness
or a genuine lack.
She cherishes the memory,
the feel of him, smooth skin
under dark hair,
their soft, delicate, ancient language
intermingled on dark blue sheets.
She loves the quickness,
the abandon and need
in his movements.

She loves the heaviness of him
laying atop her, keeping her pinned
to the earth, out of the memories
that make her cold and distant.

She loves all the words
that would mean nothing if you wrote them down,
but that hold all the assurance and beauty
she'll ever need from him
when he whispers them to her
in the cool shadows.

She loves the smell, the taste, the black-
and-blur images of closed-then-opened eyes,
the softness of un-weathered skin.

She loves this act,
this saving grace,
this wholly innocent, wholly ancient binding
that unites his most dearly beloved atoms
with her own.

It is the sum & total,
the closest they can get.
He is her land --
her earth, fire, water, air,
spirit --
and

she loves him.

The author's comments:
November 2, 2009.
A bit long, for me. But I hope you like it. If it helps, it's only long because of how I broke up the lines. ;)

As usual, for Jonathan.

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on Jan. 7 2012 at 8:08 pm
oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
37 articles 4 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are born with two incurable diseases -- life, from which we die; and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end."
- Andrew Greeley

I greatly appreciate you following my work so closely. I don't really put much new stuff here, but I have an account on deviantART that I update regularly. :)

lil.awol ELITE said...
on Jan. 6 2012 at 11:22 pm
lil.awol ELITE, Independence, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"there's a darkness upon me that's flooded in light, and i'm frightened by those that don't see it" ~the avett brothers, head full of doubt

so i have become a stalker of your work. your poetry touches me so deeply, you kinda view things the same way i do. i'm in love with this particular one

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Apr. 17 2011 at 9:06 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

OH! That makes sense!! 

on Apr. 17 2011 at 8:54 pm
oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
37 articles 4 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are born with two incurable diseases -- life, from which we die; and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end."
- Andrew Greeley

The pentacle represents all of nature in balance. It is the symbol of all the elements (earth, fire, water, air, and spirit) in balance.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Apr. 16 2011 at 9:15 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Why is your poem called Pentacle?

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Apr. 16 2011 at 9:13 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

This poem totally sums up all the feelings that great lovers have had towards each other. I love how your poems can sum up a lot of emotions.




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