Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Metamorphosis

artwork by Ulrike Bolenz


Innocence,
tis such a childish thing,
so I metamorphasise,
bare naked soul neath dragon wing,
take flight o’er starry-eyed naivety,
seek error of enlightenment. 

I absorb you,
all flesh and skin and bone of you,
become a shadow of yourself.

I live and breathe you,
consume your very being,
consume myself
til completely lost,
lost in love of love of you.

Anna :o]


Inspired by the pic at Magpie Tales, pic and prompt provided by the lovely Tess, cheers Tess! 
Also entered at dVerse OLN hosted by the lovely Gabriella - cheers Gabrella.

37 comments:

De said...

Ooooo! I love this, especially:
"bare naked soul neath dragon wing,
take flight o’er starry-eyed naivety,"

Gorgeous!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Beautiful poem, I love the dreamy naivete!

Elena Sands said...

Nice write. Well done.

Theresa Milstein said...

This is my favorite read this week. Really lyrical.

Gail said...

What a beautiful declaration of love.

Kutamun said...

What a beautiful comtact you have made here , Anna

vyomi malik said...

Wow! Wonderfully penned lines!!!

brudberg said...

There is such pain and loss in love. The contrast is so striking when love is all-consuming, and that's probably one of the strongest metamorphosis a human can go through..

humbird said...

'seek error of enlightenment' ~ this line made me pondering...I'd not labeled it this way...we are where we suppose to be with our next lesson to master and learn new ways of moving forward...innocence - wonderful skill to approach spirituality without judgement, I think....Please, take care, don't forget to breath and smile too :)x

Martin said...

Captivating and a bit confusing ~ "error of enlightenment" made me stumble. To me it expresses now love's blindness. (Although love is not always blind I think.)

Berowne said...

Clever, creative, intriguing...

~T~ said...

Hauntingly beautiful.

Marina Sofia said...

Am I being sinister here - I detect a rather threatening undercurrent there - or maybe just a hint of darkness...

Glenn Buttkus said...

We, of course, as poets, hope to retain some "innocence" for our inner child, to heighten our sense of wonder, deepen our response to injustice, rail against the damn 1%, & yet Love slips in boldly, quietly to color outside the lines,

vivinfrance said...

Intense emotion, lovely poem.

Mary said...

Lovely writing. Being lost in love is the best kind of lost!

mia said...

"I absorb you" Love that.

Gabriella said...

Beautiful and warm lines, Anna. Again congratulations!

Sabio Lantz said...

Absorption! Surrender ! All carnal and full!
WonderFULL!

colleen said...

I kept wanting her to take flight.

Hayes Spencer said...

Innocence and yet, so sensual, being consumed, becoming a shadow - such closeness and bonding in that love. Just gorgeous. Hayes Spencer is Kanzensakura

Linda Kruschke said...

The poem fits the picture nicely. Peace, Linda

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

You capture those feelings so well!

Dell Clover said...

I loved every word--so well written!

Sumana Roy said...

you've aptly translated the image and depicted love through it...an intense write...

vbholmes said...

Very sensual--going from innocence to consumation. Beautifully written.

Victoria said...

Couldn't help but think of Kafka's weird short story--but you've taken the metaphor to a lovely height.

quest4peas said...

beautiful! I especially like the last line about "the love of love of you"

C.C. said...

So very intensely romantic......especially this: "I absorb you, all flesh and skin and bone of you,"--wowza!!

Abhra Pal said...

The metamorphosis is wonderful - and so very intimate - love this Anna.

Tess Kincaid said...

Delicious...

jabblog said...

This is a love poem - so delicate.

Amrit Sinha said...

This is beautiful ... leaves me in a trance :-)

Magaly Guerrero said...

The changes we make in the name of love are the best... especially when the love is for self.

Patsy said...

I like 'love of love of you'. Yeah, somehow that's not as innocent as simple love.

Helena said...

As with so many in agreement, that truly is a killer last line!

Charlotte said...

Dreamy.....