It’s Ligo Haibuntime. The prompts this week are Oblivion and Morning Glory. My choice is below. Do enjoy:
Your love sent me to a place where there is no air to breath. I am eclipsed out of existence. I am erased.
Darkness descended over the horizon and my thoughts refused to let up on its bleak journey. I traveled on beyond rumbling mountains, over deep ravines and gorges that yawned wide, threatening to suck me into their wombs.
I creep and crawl, stripped of all that is human to make you see how I yearn for a taste of the nectar that is your lips.
And still I journeyed on, through the raging storm, crackling with powerful currents that seared my heart and burnt my valves into shreds.
The lights, the lights! Oh the lights, its dazzling intensity so strong, piercing through my consciousness. Slowly my eye flutter open.
“Yes, it’s me, Abena. I came back. ” He whispered. Sighing deeply, I closed my eyes and sank into sweet oblivion.through the raging storms lightening knocks on my heart he’s mine forever
Your words burn with creative seduction…moving and powerful! You are truly a gifted writer. ❤
Thanks a million, Sunshine. I’m glad
Amrit Sinha said:
I love your words … beautiful.
Thank you, Amrit
Nana Prah said:
The piece was deep.
Thank you my dear sister 🙂
Lucid Gypsy said:
Splendid writing Celestine!
Ow thanks a mil, Gilly
The Silver Poet said:
so beautiful and sensual.
really a metaphor for true and eternal love and the dangers that humans face as we seek it…. haha I think I am maybe going somewhere in my mind…..a poem perhaps…
Yes, Ana, let out that beautiful muse. 🙂 Thanks a mil, my friend
Oh, why would he leave her in first place…that he should make her suffer but then collapse into a breathless heartbeat upon his return…
Sometimes leaving may not be an option, like for service in the military. This also reminds me of the film ‘Ghost’ With Whoopi Goldberg…where the husband comes back to his wife, to protect …but then spirtiually moves on when she is OK.
I am still attempting to catch up on e-mails. Thank you for your visits to my poetry and also to my most recent haibun.
Yes, at times, duty calls and you don’t have any option but to obey. This haibun is about the sometimes uncertainty of love and marriage. There is so much that test the fidelity of a couple and it is only true love that can make one accept an erring spouse back.
Thank you for coming by, Jules
Celestine this is exceptional you had me hook line and sinker with those exquisite opening lines. Emotionally powerful!
Ow, you made my day with your lovely words, Candice 🙂
he is mine – this assertion adds rainbow colours to the poem
Thank you so much!
Ye Pirate said:
You pull, tease, turn us this way and that…I liked the style of this haibun very much,and really appreciate the way you toy with your reader – I did see this in the present tense myself, but of course also enjoyed this in the past tense as written.
We’ll be doing Mentions once a month from now on…
Managua, as always your words mean a lot to me 🙂
Penny L Howe said:
No words suffice for this one Celestine, you have outdone yourself (which is hard to do with the high quality you present each week) I love both your prose and your haiku, exquisite and passionate! 🙂
I’m most grateful, Penny. 🙂
Alice Keys said:
You understand the complex knotted cords of love very well. Lovely. ((SIGH))
Oh Alice, maybe it’s becuase I’ve tasted all the bitterness and sweetness there is in love 🙂
Alice Keys said:
((SIGH)) There’s nothing like experience. Keep writing! 🙂
gotham girl said:
So beautiful…i love your blog.
Thank you so much, Gotham girl.
What tender longing felt deeply and soulfully.
Merci beaucoup, mon amie 🙂