Revel!

Revel!

A Poem by Alessander
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Happy New Year

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Revel in the night, the smoke and liquid
                 The sound waves washing over your limber electric body
     The wild lights spinning, tilting, bursting in and out of musky darkness
               Trickling with sweat and industrial poison, dripping with loneliness and longing
         Inhale the voices, howls and whispers brushing up against your earlobes
                Tingling your spine, swaying your future of marble, concrete and rebar
              The night is organic. It grows in you. Its fragrance blooms. You can taste its
                      Sweet vapid fingers on your tongue.  Its rhythm surging in your chest.
                          Swelling. Your blood cells rush it to the most desolate lighthouse
                                 Of your soul. Even that last one, out beyond the craggy shores
  Its light orbiting an ethereal void shrouded in icy fog
                               Let this floating torch warm even those derelict  spiraling steps
                                   Let it illuminate forgotten chambers cobwebbed and dank
                             Your life can wait. Your envelopes impregnated with bills
                                  Your appointments, treadmill and alarms itch
                                Death will curate you through your museum of horrors
                                     Your monochromatic 50 year yawn can resume at dawn
               But not tonight. Tonight
                               Revel in the music, laughter, curves, leather, lips!
        Abstracted desires - embodied, enraptured, erupting
                                      Reincarnate like a drunken god
                           Dancing on a graveyard of dreams 

© 2017 Alessander



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every once in awhile we can revel like this...feel the lust and adventure of a night..that special, needed night when we can leave our responsibilities behind...the have to's for the want to's...
nice trade off...the sensual side of this reminds me of the movie Wolf...the ending---wild and free.


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

1 Month Ago

Yes, can't revel all the time.

Thanks for stopping by, Jacob.



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I genuinely cannot even pick out a single line I like most- you have incredible metaphors, imagery and vocabulary throughout the entire piece. Super impressive.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


I love that picture. Sounds like Dionysus was your inspiration or at least that's the way I imagine it. To live in the moment, party and discard all the bullshit of life for a little while. It seems romantically cannibalistic in full excess.



Posted 1 Month Ago


Oh, the memories of so many similar nights. I can see the dance floor, the vip ropes snd bottle service. All the whole, treadmills, alarms and appointments itching to creep back in. Graveyard of dreams, indeed. Well done.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

1 Month Ago

Yes, I was trying a sorta "New Years Eve" poem.

Should write a sequel "hung over AF" .. read more
every once in awhile we can revel like this...feel the lust and adventure of a night..that special, needed night when we can leave our responsibilities behind...the have to's for the want to's...
nice trade off...the sensual side of this reminds me of the movie Wolf...the ending---wild and free.


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

1 Month Ago

Yes, can't revel all the time.

Thanks for stopping by, Jacob.
Wow, this is definitely visceral.. I also loved your wordplay, your vivid words and how they all dance together. It captured one of those "escape" nights like a rave or gritty underground club for sure... kind of brought me back to late 90s/early 00s again haha...I was wondering what was dripping with loneliness and longing-the lights or the electric body? I enjoyed the very shape of the piece.. you made it visual in form as well as in your words choices.. well done!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

1 Month Ago

Thanks, Alexa.

I think you perfectly got what I as kinda going for, including the for.. read more
Trying to turn suburban moms on, again?

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

1 Month Ago

Gotta know your demographic!

This comes off as erotic? Hmmm. Was just trying to be sp.. read more
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BBP
Dancing on a graveyard of dreams ... ACE LINE!!!!!!! love this.

All I could imagine is you wrote this in ode to your wonderful night at a rave...or burning man? lol

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

1 Month Ago

Thanks, BBP!

Rave, fetish ball, afterhours, speakeazy, all of the above!

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BBP

1 Month Ago

I can see that ! lol
Very cool how one piece can reach out and touch so many in a personal way. --might as well call it reval! cause I can relate loI dig it..
Keep up the great work, dude

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

1 Month Ago

haha. You have my permission to call it reval. ;)

Thanks, Revalatia.

H.. read more
This piece is just amazing in my opinion!
I just love how you are able to create such a vivid picture with your words in my mind!
These lines,
" Trickling with sweat and industrial poison, dripping with loneliness and longing
Inhale the voices, howls and whispers brushing up against your earlobes"
I love so much!
" Let this floating torch warm even those derelict spiraling steps
Let it illuminate forgotten chambers cobwebbed and dank
Your life can wait."
Out of the whole piece, these lines have to be my favorite.
Keep writing, I'll enjoy reading any of your work.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

1 Month Ago

Thanks, Emocat!

Glad this made you...prrrr...or grrrr

Either way, awes.. read more
Emo_Cat

1 Month Ago

lol, no problem
OOOOOH!!!!! It so reminds me of Whitman. Love it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alessander

1 Month Ago

I sing the body electric...

This is very much in the ecstatic/expressionist line, so .. read more
Emily B

1 Month Ago

it brought me joy, I don't read enough poetry these days

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