I always read poems about a woman’s beauty, but not enough of them about the beauty of a man. This poem is Elisa’s conception of Aiden’s beauty. I hope you like it. Song and poem below (the song’s lyrics are perfect for this).
Your body knows no beauty that falls softly
Loosened as the moonlight on my skin,
Lilacs don’t bloom with your fragrance,
Petals don’t open at your whim.
Your beauty knows nothing of azure light,
Of droplets of dew or blossoms of cherries.
Suspended in your dense, perfumed breath,
I think of steel, not of lavender prairies.
You come with a violent beauty, like war,
One that tears through body and blood.
I crave no touch but your rough, iron hands,
As I lay sodden in your carnal flood.
Your beauty storms, beats, defiles,
Sharp tempests of air in my burning lungs.
I know my margins only from your fire,
My riverbeds and valleys only from your tongue.
Your skin doesn’t soothe, it flays me alive
I break under your fingers as morsels of bread
Clasped around your salty infinity
Your hardness shatters me like spume over crags.
I bear the brunt of your opulent being
Like this I love you, neither wrong nor right
But a man with clenched body and mind
The love I love loves me fierce and blind.
Song: Une Femme Amoureuse, Mireille Mathieu (the words are PERFECT, translated below) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GzICQ6_Cxc
Time flies like crazy
But today it stops for us
You look at me and who knows if you see me,
But I see only you,
I have only one question,
Your eyes, my eyes
And I sing your name
If someone else comes
I’ll drive him away and I will protect myself.
I am a woman in love
And inside me burns the desire of building around you
The walls of my life,
It’s my right to love you
And to want to protect you
Yesterday, today, tomorrow
Are only one day, when you hold my hand
It’s like a fantastic plan made in heaven
For the love between us,
To be together for a long time
Or separated by oceans.
If danger comes
I’ll eliminate it and I’ll protect myself
30 Nights Poems ©2013 Ani Surnois
30 Nights of Snow ©2013 Ani Surnois