Posts Tagged ‘The Loves’

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The Pool

December 30, 2009

The pool gleams, opening its arms
In a most eager anticipation;
Sapphire light sparkles deep beneath,
Filling the onlookers’ eyes with need.

A god stands at the centre of the pool,
Its arms lifted in silent prayer –
Its eyes are closed, its face blank,
But for the smallest hint of a smile.

The onlookers fall to their knees
And worship at the altar of this god:
It does not stir; not even the Anemoi
Can rouse it from its still silence.

At a cue that none other can sense,
It lowers its arms, and opens its eyes.
Divinity pours forth, and the worshippers,
Acting as one, smile back at their god.

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Dove

December 3, 2009

A young boy swings,
Kicking his foot against the tree.
The nymphai chastise him;
He lifts his gaze and speaks.

“Why, of all birds,
Is the soft dove the creature
That Erotes have chosen
To dance with them in this world?”

The nymphs scoff, for he
Has answered his own question;
And yet he does not understand truly
The impact of which he asks.

One drifts down from the cherry-laden boughs,
Takes his hand in her soft, red hands
And smiles into the boy’s face.
“Love is the answer.” He frowns; she laughs.

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Short – Hymenaios

November 14, 2009

Around his neck lies the key to wedding
Delight, to the truth of all love and pain,
To sacrifice. His eyes, though, are as soft
As a child’s – tender, and ready to break.

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Short – Hedylogos

November 13, 2009

Sensuality rolls over the fine
Curve of his neck, shoulders and honeyed tongue.
His eyes burn with promise; his pulse beats to
A rhythm of soft seduction. He smiles.

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Short – Pothos

November 13, 2009

Pouring rich passion from his golden cup,
Pothos darts through the sky, letting his lips
Shine with telltale divinity; his white
Skin gleams with love, slicing through the dark night.

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Short – Anteros

November 13, 2009

Avenging-loving, dark-eyed summer boy.
Anteros, the eternal youth; he plays
With mankind as a human boy plays with
Toys – lining them up and knocking them down.

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Short – Hermaphroditos

November 13, 2009

Neither boy nor girl, Hermaphroditos
Embodies the past, present and future.
He whispers misty promises of silk
And sweat into the ears of young lovers.

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Short – The Erotes

November 13, 2009

The lovely, dove-winged Erotes spend countless
Hazy summer hours dancing with their
Golden, smiling mother. At her command,
They fling out armfuls of shimmering love.

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Short – Himeros

November 12, 2009

He sows desire into the hearts of
Men and women everywhere; Himeros’
Bright, glittering hunger pulses, bringing
Lovers together under night-blue skies.

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Short – Eros

November 12, 2009

Eros’ beauty is eternal; he moves
With the fluidity of youth. Laughter
Shines on his lips; love lingers in his bright
Eyes, pulsing with unexpressed desire.