Sunday, November 27, 2011

Casanova Psalm


Desire
Focused on snippets of skin
Baffles and intrigues
And simmers on lips
That’ll spill into a smile
And sauce my plate
With spices of sense
That liven with lust
Dollops of boredom and smog.

Cut it as you will
And colour my sins
But this much I must confess:
On tips of my eyes
Hang heavens of sense
Whose presence I never regret.

15 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

On tips of my eyes
Hang heavens of sense...

That is a most unique image right there. I think you have written the lover's psalm with a most delicate touch - I like the reference to spices and sauces too.. they add the dimension of taste to your description.

Other Mary said...

This is a masterful use of the language, a very sensual psalm as you both meld and contrast the physical with the spiritual.

Mary Ann Potter said...

A powerful little masterpiece. Sensual without offense, unique without weirdness. Those closing lines are pure perfection.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Fantastic writing, especially the last stanza. Remarkable.

ravenpress said...

I like the degree of sensuality that you have achieved without any sense of the lurid. Tis' lovely!

Laurie Kolp said...

Lovely, Abin... I especially like the second stanza.

Mary said...

A beautifully sensual read! Well expressed..

Jinksy said...

'Spices of sense' - that's lovely...

Marian said...

ah, this has me licking my lips. mmmmm.

Ella said...

Wow, I love it! I'm going to read it again~ So clever with magic woven through out~

Abin Chakraborty said...

Thanks a lot all! I was rather nervous about this one.thanks for the boost :)

Mystic_Mom said...

Wonderfully wrought...lovely!

Isadora Gruye said...

Strange....all of the references to food: dollop spices, simmering...it reminds me of the best curry or dal left to steep in all the ingredients in the pot to make a spicy loveliness.

something about the mingling of cardamon, fenugreek, and fennel that is very exotic. worth a story or a poem such as this.

viva la

Susie Clevenger said...

Sensual..."on tips of my eyes hang heavens of sense" Beautiful words.

Grace said...

I like the sensual but understated write about lust and no regrets ~

(Heaven)