C'est l'amour

>> Saturday, February 5, 2011

may be it was Love
in crystal February atmosphere,
beneath golden electric lamps
suspended in lucent air,

when you gave your right hand
wine obliterated those blazing rays
reflecting glimmering stars
like sequins in dark gauze

all was turbulence; without
within, a tranquility prevailed,
adorned with grave murmurs of
harp caressed in zephyr

we were monarchs reigning a scepter
a kingdom was ours
a kingdom of roseate ether,

in an ensuing pause
as though our empyrean awaited
an unraveled splendor
you smiled, your Dionysiac smile

making it all at once
so far off yet so near

virile and effete
angelic or demonic
we stood on our feet
in an apathetic nakedness
watching our world fade,

afterward we wondered, was that Love
which vanished like gossamer,
that antediluvian force of nature
was it pain,
or pleasure?


aria February 5, 2011 at 2:11 AM  

part of the 'duet' conversation in verses am having on Facebook..

Nilesh February 5, 2011 at 4:35 AM  

Phew.... had to 'read'...'re read'....'re re read'....'re re re read' before I could really let it sink into me... Wow!!!

aria February 5, 2011 at 4:58 AM  

thank you for the precious comment :D

Blasphemous Aesthete February 5, 2011 at 7:56 AM  


Strange are the ways as love unravels itself. We tend to draw dark pleasures tearing and gnawing and sneering, playing a game, changing places too often... it was pain, or plain esctasy?

Beautiful lines.

Blasphemous Aesthete

aria February 5, 2011 at 8:18 AM  

Thank you BA.. nice of you to drop by.. despite me being so irregular with my postings.. :D

V Rakesh February 6, 2011 at 6:10 PM  

I'd like to believe it was certainly pleasure!

Wonderful composition, as always !

aria February 8, 2011 at 12:22 AM  

thank you Rakesh..
we wouldn't realize the worth of one without another... :)

Chic in 20's February 13, 2011 at 12:22 AM  

wow, it is amazing, these words put together...

aria March 25, 2011 at 3:16 AM  

thanks chic in 20s.. and welcome to terminal moraine :)

shooting star April 4, 2011 at 12:45 AM  

took me a long time to read.....confused, baffled!!

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