Aspects of love

Aspects of love

A Poem by Alison Gross

intense desire described in vivid and sometimes disturbing imagery



A luscious green and fertile field

I need you to glut my night

I need you to make me yield

Silken, stern, sate my appetite

That by your wound I may be healed


Golden spangles raining down

I strain to taste your sweet caress

I strain to pour in you and drown

Enthralled, enrapture, you may posses

My soul, with naked flesh worn as a gown


Silver, black, across the moon

I see you in my eyes asleep

I see you in my eyes and swoon

Slender, sharp, stings sticking deep

Dreams haunt my waking life at noon


Dusky smoke shot through with blood

I feel my heart consumed by flame

I feel my heart consumed by flood

Silent, silk whispers of your name

Searing my soul till ashes remain


Crystal tears pour from my eyes

I weep until my sight is blind

I weep till broken pillars rise

Glorious, glamor, groping to find

Mourning for all my maiden lies


A ruby fountain gushing gore

I take the dagger in my heart

I take the dagger in my core

Fragile flesh threads ripped apart

Spitting blood upon the floor


Faint pink flushing like the dawn

I swoon for you like wilted grass

I swoon for you when you are gone

Shivering, silent, shard of glass

Filled with an ache that will not pass


Purple empty vaults of space

I beg for you to touch my skin

I beg for you to give me grace

Blushing, bursting, delicious sin

I weep to look upon your face


Eternal black, an inky stain

I choke upon my panting breath

I choke upon exquisite pain

Pleasurable, perfect, my little death

Forever bound up in your chain

© 2016 Alison Gross

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wow ! Moving. Expressed well with all the right elements described about Love

Posted 2 Years Ago

Wow! I am speechless. Describes my recent journey.

Posted 2 Years Ago

"I swoon for you like wilted grass", wow! Your use of imagery is beautiful, this flows so well and gives off such a strong emotion. Really vibed with me. Great piece! Now I want to go through all your writing, haha. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago

"That by your wound I may be healed"


Posted 2 Years Ago

well done... powerful....

enjoyed the read

Posted 2 Years Ago

First of all, I love the way you rhymed it had a really nice flow to it that didn't end. I also really liked how you started out each stanza with a single word. It described the rest of the stanza, I really enjoyed that. I also was captivated by the incredible emotion that was behind your words. You showed each and every aspect of love and how it isn't always happy, sunshine, rainbows. Love is hard. Love can be cruel. And you showed the trueness of this. I really enjoyed this poem, and your sensory detail was right on par. Amazing job. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago

This is extremely PHENOMENAL...

Each Third and fourth lines followed a strategic style....

You are an amazing writer, now I see why this poem comes FIRST PLACE IN MY CONTEST. EMERGENCY POETRY. 1.

Posted 2 Years Ago

You're strong with words, so well written.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Alison Gross

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much
Vivid indeed! Such passion and feeling behind your every word. I can connect and feel your souls expression and desire for another. True use of pathos! I love your poem. :-)

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Added on December 31, 2015
Last Updated on January 2, 2016


Alison Gross
Alison Gross

chicago, IL

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