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Wandering through my
I found your body
Still and curled
Like a snake
Like a newborn child
Hair long
and tangled
and wild
And from my lips
of ochre red
I woke you with a kiss
so sweet
that it would raise the dead
I Fed you
With my immortal flesh
Let you drink of my breath
Filled you with
my lover’s milk
Suckled you
With sweat and blood
Held your racing heart
like a dove
Defiled you
Sanctified you
with my Love
I fed to you the seeds
of my heart
And bit my lips
as you burst them apart

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Poem and photo, based upon the myth of the Greek goddess Melaina


  • Elizaday
    Elizadayover 5 years ago

    I really like this one, considering my real name is Melanie, which means ‘dark one’ :)

  • Indeed, Melanie – what a great namesake – the myth is really a lovely one. :)

    – Selkie

  • imagineering
    imagineeringover 5 years ago

    (while twisting my lips in amusement) Wonderful writing; like autumn rain…

  • Thanks :). Why amusement?

    – Selkie

  • Anthony R. Plastino III
    Anthony R. Pla...over 5 years ago

    An interesting read Selkie, definitely paints a picture in my mind…

  • That’s wonderful, thank you so much!

    – Selkie

  • imagineering
    imagineeringover 5 years ago

    I need your kisses upon my lips,
    Your love in my soul,
    Come to me and sweep me like a storm
    Break me open; and take everything I own,
    Rob me of my world and plunder my dream
    Hurt me with your love,
    And for you; willingly and joyfully I will bleed.

    I want you to be amazed by me
    Allow me to color you with love,
    Caress you with ecstasy
    Let me shelter you with all the joys of the flesh so that you faint,
    With you it’s impossible to be wise

    I am a root in your wet flower pot,
    Flow within me,
    Quench my appetite
    Fill up my veins,
    Do me right!
    Let us taste pleasure from one another,
    So I will become your blossomed flower
    And you will be my earth, my sweet desire

    I love you for what you give me,
    And I love you for what you don’t
    Give me your beauty,
    And with it, give me all the suffering and pain
    Whatever our souls are made of,
    Yours and mine are the same

    Excerpts From The Poem: “Delirium (a lover’s tale) – The Complete Saga”
    By: imagineering

    Your lamp and mine are different, but the light is just the same – Thank you for asking: Why amusement?

  • Lovely work, that. Mine’s a dusty old imitation Tiffany lamp, i’d say. :)

    – Selkie

  • AFogArty
    AFogArtyover 5 years ago

    ‘Let you drink my breath’
    Absolutely wonderful usage of words. WOW

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Selkie

  • Adam Marlow
    Adam Marlowover 5 years ago

    delicious… well written…..

  • Thanks, Caysnco!

    – Selkie

  • Songmistress
    Songmistressover 5 years ago

    Good piece. Well done.

  • Thanks so much, Songmistress :)

    – Selkie

  • Cassey
    Casseyover 5 years ago

    OMG this is gorgeous!!!!!….as is the photo.

  • Thank you!!

    – Selkie

  • Louise. C. Thomas
    Louise. C. Thomasover 5 years ago

    This is beautifully sensual, explicitly gratifying to read….yum!! x

  • Thanks so much :)

    – Selkie

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