Storm Moon ~ Part Two: When at long last Eurydice woke

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There are no roses in the underworld
nor gravel
to keep one from falling
only shadows–
it twists and turns and at once catches fire,
the brooding sun
watching from the other end,
how can it be that I am no longer afraid?
Is it because nothing has happened,
soft lips
untouched, unopened like pink fruit,
its tiny black seeds of explosion
with a flavor
so sensual so as to tempt
even Hades
in the realm of the dead; from his fingers
I am hail,

concentric layers of silver, seething ice
from where nothingness remains–
whatever hope that once existed now serves
to be faint;

I watch as you pace round and
round the colonnade

eating dust;
you cover our briefness together in song.

 

 

Photo credits: Henrik Aa. Uldalen Art, Pinterest

A Skylover Wordlist: Underworld, brooding,
silver, seethe,
colonnade, faint. πŸ’

Posted on the Writers’ Pantry @ Poets and Storytellers United

Comments

  1. So beautiful!
    (It would be good to have a link to Part One.)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      http://www.adashofsunny.com/storm-moon-part-one-beyond-the-boundaries/

      1. Ah yes, thanks for refreshing my memory.

        1. Sanaa says:

          You’re most welcome, my dearest Rosemary πŸ’„β€οΈ

  2. I enjoyed your take on Greek mythology, Sanaa, and was completely taken by: β€˜There are no roses in the underworld’ and the lines:
    β€˜Is it because nothing has happened,
    soft lips
    untouched, unopened like pink fruit’
    and
    β€˜I am hail,
    concentric layers of silver, seething ice
    from where nothingness remains’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. Old Egg says:

    I loved reading Greek mythology from many years back and was quite fascinated with it even writing my own interpretations of minor gods and goddesses lives. I really loved your take on it as well!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. Beautifully done. I also enjoy Greek myths, and you even gave a nod to Dante.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anthony πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. Anna :o] says:

    Your words are sublime Sanaa and I HAD to read over and over as I didn’t want to let go.
    Thanks for the link to Part One which I enjoyed equally.
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwwww gosh! πŸ’„β€οΈ Thank you so much, Anna πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it! πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. Chrissa says:

    This was amazing! Visceral in the mostly untouchable world of shadows is a feat.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Chrissa πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. gillena says:

    I had been an avid reader of greek tales in the past. Your poem rekindled that love
    Happy you dropped by my sumie Sunday today

    Much❀love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      Much love …

  8. Shawna says:

    β€œIs it because nothing has happened,
    soft lips
    untouched, unopened like pink fruit,
    its tiny black seeds of explosion
    with a flavor
    so sensual so as to tempt
    even Hades
    in the realm of the dead; from his fingers
    I am hail,
    concentric layers of silver, seething ice
    from where nothingness remains”

    Lordy, woman. That is gorgeous!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Shawna πŸ™‚ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. Baishali says:

    So well written. Wow!

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️❀️

  10. And the song changes everything!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Precisely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, MMT πŸ’„β€οΈ

  11. “no roses in the underworld”, hope that becomes faint – more sadness that seeks a respite in this world, perhaps?

    1. Sanaa says:

      Perhaps πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Joel πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. Helen says:

    An awesome write, Sanaa …. immediately triggered memories of falling on gravel in my childhood. Large pieces of it which hurt! Once again, the art accompanying your piece is fascinating.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. Barry says:

    There is an undercurrent of dread and longing in this poem that resonates with me. You have a talent for weaving sensual imagery into tangibility, creating a seductive, dreamlike vibe.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  14. ZQ says:

    Another beautiful piece.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️❀️

  15. Wendy Bourke says:

    Loved the direction you went in with this … striking on wonderful epic mythological notes, throughout . Very creative … beautifully rendered.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. So deep, like the underworld, like a dark fairy tale.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. Rommy says:

    The lush images tantalizing through the shadows but forever beyond human touch add the right note of despair.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  18. The last line of this piece reads like a poem in itself. I can see a whole story brewing out of the idea of someone making each kiss, each touch, each glance an epic romance that lasts forever in song.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Magaly πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. Jim says:

    I enjoyed reading here, Sanaa , I’m ready to read the entire collection when it’s bound.
    I’m about ready for another of Terry’s wordlists. My effort was
    immemorable, but you read my February 2 effort with it. Definitely not book worthy.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim πŸ™‚ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  20. amazing sensuality

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Anjum πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

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