still

“Touch has memory.”   –  John Keats

 

“So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret, which brings happiness to the person who knows how to wake it. She taught him that after a celebration of love the lovers should not part without admiring each other, without being conquered or having conquered, so that neither is bleak or glutted or has the bad feeling of being used or misused.”   –  Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

 

“Who taught you to write in blood on my back? Who taught you to use your hands as branding irons? You have scored your name into my shoulders, referenced me with your mark. The pads of your fingers have become printing blocks, you tap a message on to my skin, tap meaning into my body. Your morse code interferes with my heartbeat. I had a steady heart before I met you, I relied upon it, it had seen active service and grown strong. Now you alter its pace with your own rhythm, you play upon me, drumming me taut.”  

Jeanette Winterson,  Written on the Body

 

 

still

*

i lie in your

arms

watching you sleep

not wanting to wake

you

yet this appetite

this hunger

for more

you

grows

with each breath

you take

*

still

i want to touch

you

to

rèpondez à plusieurs

reprises

to the cool

then searing

brand you leave

on my flesh

inside

a chorus of

cells

echo the mantra

you, you, you

jusque-là

i remain

under your spell

*

bisous,

léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home in the South of France.
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11 Responses to still

  1. I think this poem is wonderful.

    Reciprocal and respectful are words that came into my mind as essentials for intimacy, when I read this. And of course those two wonderful quote complement each other beautifully.

    Love
    Christine
    Xxx

    • leamuse says:

      Christine, thank you so much. Reciprocal and respectful are so vital to a true relationship. Unfortunately both are often lacking. Perhaps one of the quotes didn’t come through as there were three? However, perhaps the first being so short (3 words) didn’t really resonate?

      Love,
      Lea
      xxX

  2. Sorry! I did see the first one! I was comparing the two longer ones. Though actually the first one says equally what the others say but in only 3 words! I will keep this one in my “quotes box” xxx

  3. beckarooney says:

    I could imagine each word, I felt this so strongly Lea. You have a way of making words speak, wonderful quotes as well – the first one is my favourite 🙂 x

  4. claudia says:

    what a nice snapshot of an intimate moment – and just shines even brighter in the light of the first quote about respecting each other and only being able to take pleasure if we give as well

  5. cindy knoke says:

    Hmmmmm. What adjective suffices. Beauteousness……I had to make one up!

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