My Perfect Swan


My Perfect Swan

You, whose quiet sadness was a caged snowfall,
whose tears were a journey alone, whose chained
passion and unfinished dreams were like
bound clouds above the world;

you are the reason, the poetic reason,
the seasons follow their footsteps,
again and again:

only you can tell us how the night
unbuttons itself, how the wind slides
invisible silk across our skin, how dawn
frees the light from its dark dungeon, or
how a kiss is a pleasure seized with wanting.

Inside your eternal mind, in the creative
hollows of your imagination, life is a landscape
of time’s passing, brought to us in poetic verse
by way of clear, spiritual truth;

and the pulp that you write on
bows to your divine existence.

Oh, beautiful, beautiful you, evening is
now here, and only you can express the
mystical bliss of walking alone
beneath the stars, or

the sensual touch of a night rain’s lips
upon your skin, or how a sip of wine
becomes the lovemaking between you
and the soul a grape.

Knowing nothing but love for everything,
you are “the politeness of blue sky”, the
erotic scent of a wet red rose, the slow
heat of an August noon, a love dream,
a love song, the peaceful calm of
a single white cloud,

and you present yourself divinely.

Now my Perfect Swan spread your wings,
again, and shake them loudly, and let a feather fall
upon its reflection in the water, only to know
the infinite possibilities of its freedom.

(for Tammy)

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purpleswan commented on My Perfect Swan


This is sheer delicacy of the sweetest kind. Truest love, shown with an admiration of unimaginable blossoming......Oh what I wouldn't give to be the recipient of such a tender love .............Amazing Dah, simply amazing!!! ……… (What a wonderful gift)...........Swan



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Springsize commented on My Perfect Swan


When Reader takes 2nd begin of your poem, there is awareness that these words are "for Tammy" and though Reader does not know if Tammy is your daughter, friend, lover or other.... Reader does not overtly care, and then begins to quietly set out to wear (or don) your Cloak to see she, who's heart, ever you have won in this poetic loving-filled thirst and burst of life's goodness. It is just a wonderland, to feel inside the softness of these feathers ...



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Teardrops commented on My Perfect Swan


to discribe love and life in such a way is a true poet . Thank you for writing a great poem for me to read thanks Marie



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gogant commented on My Perfect Swan


Hey there, Dah..........I find your likening of the swan and all of these heavenly pictures, with the one the Gods have named Tammy............true poetry, my friend.....................................g



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Alexia commented on My Perfect Swan


This was incredible!! very visual. How lucky Tammy is that you can speak of her with such love. thank you for sharing your poem.



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Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

dahlusion’s Poems (122)

Title Comments
Title Comments
fragmented no. 2 1
Espresso Roma Café 1
Afternoon’s Impossible Heat 1
Spherical 1
Moths, Flame 1
To Say Goodbye Means Forgetting 1
"The Stillness Of Quiet Light" 2
The Vanishing Of Differences 2
Some god 3
Cattails 1
Invisible 3
The Persistence Of Nightmares 1
Gardener 4
Poison And Beauty 15
Moon Illusion 24
How We Live On Earth 13
Creation’s Splendid Spiritual Seduction 26
The Wings On Your Tongue 32
Walt Whitman, I Want To Grow Your Beard 102
The Witch-Hunters 26
A Meditation On Autumn 33
The Most Savory Raw Liquid 28
The Alluring Wet Odor 27
Snakes Passing Out Apples 33
I Dismissed The Notion Of Death 36
The Night’s Breath Is More Liquid 28
Strangers With Memories 35
Glorify The Morning Silently 21
I Slept Late Into A Well-Worn Rest 21
the afterglow twisted its complexion 21
The Rapturous Ignorance Of My Human Moment 29
I Wait For God's Lips 31
Your Human Honey 16
I Have Gathered Your Energy 20
Poem For A Red Rose 24
discarded pages 25
when you stir in your sleep 26
scars void of desire 22
I Feel Summer’s Juice 24
Imagine Not Going To War 101
Like A Snowflake in August 36
Upon The Tender Leaves Of Spring 34
A Blue Tear Frozen On Your Delicate Wing 47
Hiding Behind Mythology 27
Coaxing My Soul Into The Open 24
Wet Thoughts For Thirsty Minds 46
720 Full Moons 65
Sexual Opium 41
I Praise The Morning Loudly 99
Your Sultry Whispering 29
I Feel Nothing 32
The Refusal Of Dead Roses: an unfinished love 24
ripples and waves 20
Now The Rain 18
Male Angels 21
Female Angels 18
The Atmosphere’
s Vibration
Show Me Something Invisible 29
Motionlessly, Mouths Touching. 19
The Scent Of My Lover 22
Sorrow’s Dangerous Death-Blade 33
Melodious Flames Intertwined 39
Entranced By Your Voice 28
my mouth is on yours 24
Father, I Have Sinned... 66
The Wild Mud Of Sleep 20
i am 26
Let Us Make Peace 21
That Twilight Flame 18
A Wellness Of Spirit 15
Kisses Like Deep Fruit 41
Pulsing. 13
common sense is My Savior 39
Earthy and Hot 22
Once I Was Somewhere 22
The Only God I Need 22
2 Ten AM 27
If I Ask The Dead For Memories 92
Your Intimate Voice 27
I Am Bound To You 36
Animals With The Same Motion 15
There Was Constant Throbbing 22
A Prisoner Of Hope 15
My Perfect Goddess 15
Twilight Is A Sudden Sadness 71
when the hour strikes 16
Autumn's Meloncholic Motion 28
Autumn's Organic Rust 22
My Perfect Swan 33
The Politeness Of Blue Sky 12
Upon My Lips 20
A Sensualist Articulation (Prose) 14
The Fragrance of Fantasy 43
During Our Most Secret Hours 22
Under A Sky Of Dreamy Dreams 29
The Sultry Warmth 21
When I Looked Again 29
The Sea 44
the Creator is us 29
Blades Of Lightning 30
A Dove Is Bleeding 26
I Hear Vaporous Rain 16
My Perfect Dove 35
If You Were Chocolate 59
You Do Not Deserve 37
A Shawl Of Indigo Aura 26
Then The Tumblers Rust 88
There Is Arrogance 41
The Singing From My Soul 23
You 18
Do Not Remain… 12
A Pyramid Of Stars 8
Holding A Storm 12
You Have Finally Faded 20
A Gothic Tale 19
A Gasping Goddess 18
Hour After Hour 13
Your Naked Smell 24
Unknown To Me Then 10
I Bring Myself Back From A Dream 16
When You Disappear 26