Chase the emotion
around my heart
until it crystallises
A butterfly landing
on an open flower
Beauty upon beauty
My eyes water
and flood my face.

Building a fascination
into an obsession
Feed each word until
it etches on my heart
a blood tattoo more
red then black
that cuts across my eye.

A hunger that
pervades my essence
A yearning that cannot be categorised
A passion that cannot be rationalised
A feeling from the core that only intensifies

Annihilate alienation
Celebrate fascination
Imbibe motivation
Right to the core of the matter
to the the nuance of heart beat
Subtle sensations that climax
to bliss and beyond
A kiss like honey dew
and so strong
makes my stomach ache
with undying emotion.

A knowing that cannot be spoken
A love that cannot be broken
A fascination that burns
Flames that fire the soul
with the deep sensual flame
Tormenting the heart
Longing to embrace and engage another

Raw…it aches…
Skin on Skin
Heart on Heart
Matter doesn’t mind
When the heart is seduced
Look that sees the blood breathe
Touch that feels the pain
To reveal or to hide
the flame.

It’s sooooo hot
Flame to sweat
Spontaneous and welling
Dance of soul
Music of mind
Drama of heart
It is complete
when enraptured, intoxicated
and feed by longing
It is so hot it is wet…
exploding the boundaries of desire.

Removing the restraints of thought
And venturing where words cannot go…
To the very heart, the heat
the pain and the utter bliss
of passion.

© Anthea Slade 2009

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By Anthea Slade 21-2-09


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  • lessmutzart
    lessmutzartover 5 years ago

    Wow, you are on a roll today!…Keep going! Very deep emotions in this.

  • So glad Les you can feel the deep emotions in Passion. There are more brewing and will come soon :)

    – Anthea Slade

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    oh yes i agree with Les this is good , u are good dear girl……

  • Bev thank you so much for your lovely encouraging words. Means a lot to me.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadover 5 years ago

    This glows like an ember being stoked… O<

  • Mark this is a beautiful and poetic metaphor for my poem Passion. Thank you.

    – Anthea Slade

  • ufosIsee
    ufosIseeover 5 years ago

    WOW your feeling something… Because I know I am after this awsome read…

  • Yes I am feeling something and am glad you can feel something too…I am thrilled you enjoyed the read ufoslsee.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Astoreth
    Astorethover 5 years ago

    what a fantastic description of deep feeling and passion ….. absolutely outstanding!! xx

  • Astoreth thank you for your beautiful feedback on Passion. xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    lovely poem

  • Thank you so much my friend Antanas. I am glad you liked my poem Passion.

    – Anthea Slade

  • David Friederich
    David Friederichover 5 years ago

    Passion is utter bliss as you say, and thought is restrained during love making, as it would be with a narcotic. Your poem is at once passionate, filled with desire, and a celebration of our capacity to feel such intense emotion, Anthea. Beautiful and honest!

  • Oh David thank you so much for your stunning comment. What you have written is perfect and I am nodding my head in agreement with what you have written. Am happy that you find my poem beautiful and honest. Your words mean so much to me.

    – Anthea Slade

  • TheArtistMario
    TheArtistMarioover 5 years ago

    You steal my breath… outstanding

  • What a beautiful compliment Mario…thank you.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Jaffabuster
    Jaffabusterover 5 years ago

    “until it crystallises”….should have guessed…’d think we’d know by now.

    You’d think we’d know that what was to follow those three words was not just some bland description, some faltering attempt to convey meekly in the voice of a mouse that which should be left for a lion to roar.

    Well roared that woman.

    An inspired and inspiring work that doesn’t just describe passion in such recognisable and explicit detail, but embodies it in energy and intent.

    This is a marvelous work that should be committed to music, but only if the music can leave the listener gasping and flushed, as this beautiful prose does.

  • Wow Ken your words written as response to Passion are poetry in themselves. What an extraordinary and beautiful response to my poem Passion. Do you think I could commit my poem passion to music? I have always believed that music takes us places words cannot go…it is a wonderful idea. Oh am almost speechless in response to your beautiful response…I want to say thank you so much for writing this…it is extraordinary!

    – Anthea Slade

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 5 years ago

    Oh Anthea-your description of passion is mesmerizing it is like a waterfall cascading down releasing a flow of emotion wild and uncontrollable by this feeling deep inside us called Passion.

  • Dear Renate I so love your metaphor and image of my poem as being a cascading waterfall releasing a flow of emotion wild and uncontrollable. What a beautiful image this creates in my imagination. Passion is indeed an inspiring emotion and one that keeps us fully and completely alive.

    – Anthea Slade

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