Kingdom Come

The lines of my life were crisp and clean,
delineated by rulers,
as straight as the hair I wished I was born with.

Habit wound around me,
wrapping wool around my senses,
and attempting to limit
my mind to the parochial.

Heaven knows how I got loose.
Heaven knows how I found myself here.
Heaven knows what was ignited

the first time we touched,
the first time your breath
was at one with mine.

The sharp lines were banished,
leaving you and I to curl around one another
like wisps of incense rising ever higher.

I found my voice again, and sing
oh love, I sing.
I sing with my voice.
I sing with my skin.
I sing with my soul.
I sing of you, you
and drink in starlight
to shine like the moon.

And when moonset comes,
we find we crave each other still.
Our fingers trace sigils onto each other’s’ skin –
the culmination of the quixotic magic
that brought us to this moment.


Song Choice: Angels by The Xx

Process note: This is actually an expansion of one of the micropoems I created back in April. 




This poem was inspired by the prompt given by A Dash of Sunny, Prompt Nights: Passion Makes the World Go 'Round

42 comments:

  1. Whistles!!! ❤💜 My goodness, Rommy you create such magic with your words :D absolutely adore the expansion of your micro-poem. Such a burst of fire, passion, and excitement in these lines "I sing with my voice. I sing with my skin. I sing with my soul. I sing of you, you
    and drink in starlight to shine like the moon." Beautifully executed.
    Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support ❤💜

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. The spark of quixotic magic - what a magical line and concept - sometimes what we need the universe delivers - i do hope so - and your poem gives me hope that it does

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  3. Sharp lines banished, wisps of incense, this stanza is just so visual for me. The whole piece is a wonderful homage to love and sensuality.

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    1. I'm happy the imagery made an impact.

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  4. How beautiful and sensual, escaping the "parochial" and finding such joy,,,.

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  5. There is probably nothing more passionate than skin singing for the touch it loves. Love every line--the tone, the breaks, the implications... ♥

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    1. I did think a lot about the line breaks and the progression for this one. I was consciously going for a more controlled feeling that culminated into an ecstatic rush.

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  6. Wow. Sexy and beautiful. Love this. :-)

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    1. Yeah, I think I'm getting a feel for this sort of poetry. :D

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  7. I have to strictly limit myself to just small doses of suggestive poetry. I'll have to abstain now for few days! Beautifully written.

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    1. *giggle* I am happy that I was successful in exploring the prompt's theme of passion.

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  8. My favorite is the stanza that begins "I found my voice" and ends "shine like the moon." Beauty there as in all the poem.

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    1. That's a pretty passionate stanza.

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  9. Oh, such passion Rommy! And the most profound line, "I found my voice again, and sing oh love, I sing."
    To sing with everything, it's enthralling, passionate and loving. Accomplished expansion of your micropoem.

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    1. Thanks! I remember thinking I ought to expand one out and that one felt like the sigh after a wonderful evening. It was just a matter of building up what came before.

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  10. This is wonderful... love where you start, it's like temptation from a dream to real, from air to soil... wonderful to let your skin sing... (or maybe even singe)...

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    1. I imagine there would be the chance of a singe or two

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  11. Wow! So captivating from the first word!

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  12. This is the kind of passion everyone should have.

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    1. Thanks! The prompt was fun to work with.

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  14. Very, Very sexy, beautiful, passionate! Love this Rommy!

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  15. Full of life, love, passion and a magical touch of Quixote & Dulcenea, to boot!

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  16. this has a lovely senusual and passionate vibe. Love it !

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  17. Your love poem is written poignantly, without sentimentality, and this makes it all the more passionate and heartfelt.

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  18. I really enjoyed reading this one, Rommy. Sooo sensuous, I did a little wet-dog-shaking-off shiver while recovering.
    ..

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    1. LOL, yay! That means I succeeded in creating the feel I wanted.

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  19. seriously love this...so deliciously sensual!

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