Monday, April 1, 2013

Wide Open Soul


Artwork By Jacek Yerka (Between Heaven and Hell)

There are no curtains, no doors
To the room that is your soul
By design an artist to the core
Lock and key, serving tea for two
Be my Adam and I'll play your Eve
Forbidden fruit between our lips

We forget the hissing egg on a hot pan
And the cat curled up in dreamland
We cover ourselves in leaves
A pair of human trees
With eyes wide open and full of dreams

Inspired by The Mag and O.S.I.

18 comments:

Other Mary said...

Oh, that's just right - there should be no curtains or doors. I love the way you connect the bits of the image with Adam & Eve. Your closing is amazing: "With eyes wide open and full of dreams"

Helen said...

Oh .... this is wonderful!!!

Harshad Mehta said...

This is coool, so sweet!
No doors, no curtains to the room that is our soul!
Love it.

Jim said...

A beautiful, tender, little poem, W.G. You've got me thinking, lots.

Just a little on the wild side, could it ALL be a dream? Are there hidden, restrained, desires built up? I am glad for the dream filled eyes, that means there is a possibility of ...(?)
..

Green Speck said...

Beautiful metaphorical poetry ... amazing sue of words !!!

Lydia said...

This delighted and touched me. At the end I sighed a "hmmmmm' to myself.
And the cat curled up in dreamland and A pair of human trees...sublime.

Dave King said...

This is so good, difficult to say HOW good I think it is. I shall read it a few times more, I think.

izzy said...

Cups of tea and egg- such a launch!
that is exactly what we need a launch point! thanks.

Heather Fields said...

I couldn't help but think the second stanza was a rap! :)

Lady Whispers said...

wow...this is lovely :)

C Will said...

Hey WG,
Your writing causes me to expand my thinking amazing!!:)

gabrielle said...

I have read and reread this gem and it continues to refresh. I love the way you weave substance and spirit --the hissing egg, we cover ourselves in leaves. The subtle rhyming pattern supports an internal unity. Luminous writing. Thank you.

~T~ said...

Perfect companionship. Nice!

Ginny Brannan said...

You have captured the image beautifully!
"There are no curtains, no doors
To the room that is your soul"
Lovely!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

A great take on the prompt! I really like "Be my Adam and I'll play your Eve."

Sara McNulty said...

What a beautiful tale!

Tess Kincaid said...

Lyrical and lovely...

rallentanda said...

This is full of love and tenderness. You write very well. Thank you for your visit.