A Dove Is Bleeding

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    • dahlusion
    • "Knowing Then Not Knowing // Confucious Or Confusion?"

    A Dove Is Bleeding

    Like clear snow falling,
    a March rain is beating its cold tempo
    against a wet metallic morning light.

    Inside a blind keyhole, dark clouds
    crack the city’s stillness,
    a chill crawls under my skin; and

    your mouth is a wild butterfly
    primed with love’s name because
    we have sent wishes to our hearts,
    one second at a time, and still,

    love has been wounded. A dove
    is bleeding.

    Slowly, your soul has opened its eyes
    as if a crazy romantic trembling
    imperfect rhymes and tender sighs,
    opening the whole sky’s ocean; and,

    your eyes are windswept waves salted
    with warm tears because we have
    set fire to our hearts, one minute
    at a time, and still,

    love has been wounded. A dove
    is bleeding.

    A thousand crystal hours gather
    in our names, gathering candles
    and spring, lavender and silk,
    secrets, dreams, and wet mouths
    upon our bodies like

    dancing moons and nightingales
    because we have set fire to the dark
    one flame at a time, and still,

    love has been wounded. A dove
    is bleeding.

    A perfect whisper with its purity
    placed a promise upon our ears,
    and we could hear each word

    as if gypsies spreading a potion
    of roses and jasmine, crescent moons
    and willow trees, and sending

    a river of fingers, mouths, hands,
    over our bodies, and setting fire
    to our blood, one pulse at a time,
    and still, love has been wounded.

    A dove is bleeding.






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    Tempy commented on A Dove Is Bleeding

    04-08-2010

    a river of fingers, mouths, hands, over our bodies, and setting fire to our blood, one pulse at a time and still, love i loved these lines

    dahlusion

    04/09/2010

    thank you...

    Springsize commented on A Dove Is Bleeding

    01-23-2010

    so beautiful and real, this puts the feel within my stomach cavity, like a gasp, where the deep blows go when they take my air, I just stare at your love so directed, even from when it was raw, unprotected.... sweet sighs... and if I could compare it to atomic soulmates, divided by time.... the only thing better than glimpsing you and your love enduringly through your many poems, is the knowledge that we each get to have a love of our own.

    dahlusion

    01/24/2010

    gasping, searching, a sweet shadow roars and you have tasted.

    Drivingczar commented on A Dove Is Bleeding

    04-16-2009

    Love can be so simple, then again so complex! Great write!

    heartspillsover commented on A Dove Is Bleeding

    04-16-2009

    Your poetry always has gorgeous and intentional structure that is captivating.

    Metaldoll commented on A Dove Is Bleeding

    03-23-2009

    I honestly consider this a masterpiece despite what anyone else may think. Considering the language u use, I know you are a highly intellectual being. Am I right, or am I right? Excellent piece.

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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