Poet’s Love Song

In Honor of National Poetry Month


I see you

Yes, you poet

You who lives

Behind the misty veil

Dwelling in the border

Between this world

And a hundred other

Shadow worlds


I see you


I see those ink-stained


That hold your pen

Like a lover

That fly across the keyboard

In a torrent

Before stopping, hesitating


For the flow of words to resume


I see the permanent rings

Countless cups of coffee

Have left on your writing table

The chip in your favorite mug

I see the frayed fabric

On your cuffs

Of your favorite writing shirt

The fabric worn thin at your elbows


I see those mesmerizing eyes

That seem to simultaneously

Be looking through me

Straight into my soul

While studying the cosmos

And gazing inward

All at the same time

I see the contradictions you are

Your eyes are haunting

Full of knowing

Full of pain

Full of longing


I see the dark smudges

Under your otherworldly eyes

Reminders that poets

Are night dwellers


Who haunt the still hours

Who understand the depth

The texture of darkness

Who can capture the qualities

The acoustics of silence


I see the way

That words spill out of

Your sensuous mouth

Like pearls, like diamonds

Beautiful treasures

Embedded with your tears

Your sweat, your blood


Yes poet

I see you

You who makes me fall

In love with language

Over and over

Whose words

Stab me in the heart

Punch me in the gut

Jangle my nerves

Bathe me in your radiance

Soothe my weary soul

Take me on a journey

I didn’t even know

I wanted to go on


And you are beautiful


© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

68 thoughts on “Poet’s Love Song

  1. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Please be Warned that if you have a heart condition you should take your pills before you read this poem.

    This is a most exquisite, sensuous and elegantly written piece of poetry and one you would have to search for weeks or months to find it’s equal. A stunningly descriptive and emotionally erotic journey. One you will probably want to take over and over again until our BraveandReckless graces us with a sequel!! Soon we hope

    I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. Please check out her other works!!

    Liked by 3 people

          1. I like the types of couples depicted in the gifs and the images are diverse and that the site itself is sex-positive and normalizing talking about sex. I like my erotica a little more subtle but that’s just a personal taste issue. I can write factually about penises and vaginas without a problem but always struggle with how graphic to be with my creative writing.

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          2. Thanks for giving me your thoughts. To be honest, I’m sort of winging it with that site. But it’s doing well. I think sex is a part of life and I can’t understand why people make a big deal out of it.


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