La Douleur Exquise

La Douleur Exquise

A Poem by Doodley
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The Exquisite Pain.

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Upon this crest of fragile plain,
Do I ensconce and contemplate,
'Neath drizzling tears of scarlet rain,
How cruel to me are hands of Fate.

Sweet Venus stroked so ever slight,
And stoked desires in my hearth,
Sun-kissed the cold froze embers bright,
And swept me far from outcast Earth.

Whereupon the wings of starlit steeds,
I soared against the Huntress night,
To engorge myself of all my needs,
And deeply drank of her bosom's light.

Gently quenched into slumberous drowse,
I surrendered unto Queen Luna's lure,
Whispered my sweet intentioned vows,
And seduced the moonlight deep from her.

And there below in shadows gloom,
Where true heart's desire lithely stepped,
With her crystalline glow did I illume,
Such a wondrous beauty, that I wept.

Cocooned within her mountainous breast,
I gazed down in awe, so far, yet near,
Like Serene herself with eyes undressed,
Upon her Endymion as Love's voyeur.

How lustrous is her obsidian mane!,
How silken are her delicate lips!,
That dwell in eloquence without disdain,
And stir my heart with fluttering skips!

Ah! Fay beauty of this Earthen dale,
Sublimity and your name entwine!,
Enraptured by your ravishing veil,
How deeply I long to make you mine!

So, upon the winds of timeless space,
I dispatched my song of love enthralled,
Floating tenderly to her warm embrace,
To patiently wait for my love recalled.

Alas! This melody of love-struck swoon,
Breached not her heart of iron facade,
Bypassed the slivers of light of moon,
To fall unheard in the pitiless shade.

Then as Fate would have, I watched unseen,
Bespectacled with luminent starry eye,
Her face did gleam with radiant sheen,
As she gazed upon her Adonis nearby.

Urged together by ruthless Moirai's hand,
They interweaved as if magnetised,
Lip-locked in place where they stand,
Enshrouded deep in their lustful sighs.

Thwarted by Tyche into breathless gasp,
In hysteria's grip of hope destroyed,
I released my hold from Luna's grasp,
To fall unwinged into miseries void.

And downward spiraled on Zephyr's breath,
Through darkness bereft of sight and sound,
Past the sneering face of cackling Death,
To crash upon Earth's verdant ground.

So, here I bide on this fractured veld,
Soaked deep to soul 'neath miseries mizzle,
And contemplate what Fate beheld;
An unrequited love that now shall fizzle.

In the throes of La Douleur Exquise,
This unrelenting chasm of heartache pain,
As love's desirous lingers, so near, yet far,
I lie unmourned, and forever to remain.







© 2018 Doodley



Author's Note

Doodley
Truth and fiction entwined as one.
La Douleur Exquise = La-doo-lore eks-keez-uh.

Any comments greatly appreciated.

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Needless to say, you will always be represented as an inspirational figure to me. Everything you write has clear fluidity. It flows so nicely and is so powerful when reading. I even have you permanently listed within the numerous web-tabs I open - and any time I go to look upon my poetry, I always see "Doodley2".

I hope to see some more works from you continue throughout. This is a wonderful piece, as all of your works express. It's truly a wonderful gift to have a poet like you.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Cynical. I am very humbled by your words here and not sure if I.. read more
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Zoe
I came across the term 'la douleur exquise' few days ago on Pinterest, the image lies in my gallery. This is its top class representation!
'Scarlet rain', to begin with, intrigued me right away! As it proceeded, I seriously felt I was watching a mythological drama. So lucid. And then the end. The title of course made it quite obvious, but your words turned the same thing into something very refreshing and unique.
And it was not to be, saddeningly so.
The snow is heavy, but the first beams of sunshine might just bring about some warmth. Until then, better button up the sweater :)
Marvellous writing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Zoe. Such an extensive review! Greatly appreciated. Glad you en.. read more
Zoe

2 Months Ago

Was a pleasure!
"Alas! This melody of love-struck swoon,
Breached not her heart of iron facade,
Bypassed the slivers of light of moon,
To fall unheard in the pitiless shade."

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"upon the winds of timeless space,
I dispatched my song of love enthralled,
Floating tenderly to her warm embrace,
To patiently wait for my love recalled."

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pain is always exquisite. Some of us are its homing pigeons. But pain is real. All other relievers are for a bit. Often illusiory. Not what they seem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Vivian. I appreciate the time and comment.
Hi Doodley!

It’s been a long time but I’m sure glad to be back and re-discover this gem of a poem!

It’s marvellous how the poet manages skilfully to convey such intensity of feelings yet keeping the narrative safely distanced, wrapped in a mythological tale. To me, this is just brilliant! Your expressions, especially those of angst in love, are so palpable and relatable, hitting all the right spots in the reader. It’s as if the poet revels in the heartache, the rise and fall of ecstasy, the peaking and the plummeting. Maybe, the waiting, the wanting, the chase is more fascinating than the actual love play itself...? Interestingly, you wrote of Selene who was vivacious and a voracious lover! Perhaps, subconsciously, the protagonist knows he is setting himself up for heartbreak, even as he coveted her!

As regards the form and the meter, you are master of rhyme and rhythm and lovely metaphors! Yet if I had to chose, I love the seventh verse, it’s beautiful and so telling of the initial impressions of a lover, that are bound to lead to disillusionment! (She speaks with no disdain :) )

My compliments on this masterpiece, my friend. One that I will keep coming back to whenever I need to replenish my larder of inspiration!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

2 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing (again!), Divya. Such an insightful and extensive review! You ha.. read more
DIVYA

2 Months Ago

It my pleasure always, dear Doodley. I enjoy reading you as much as I learn from your words...
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

2 Weeks Ago

Well you’re not alone. I love reading him too! 😻
" Tasty pain"
Since the first sentence I was mesmerized. Your writing has the ability to steal minds for long time.
You made your words flow beautifully.
Amazing writing!!!!!!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

3 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Lovely Poet. Exquisite Pain actually, but i appreciate the time.. read more
Patiently wait for your love recalled- how beautiful to be patient enough to wait for what is yours- what we wait wish and hope is ours is - the love the beauty you write of the love alive and real- comes crashing down onto the ground- oh broken and forlorn is fate the fool or is the heart the lovers tool unexcaped from fool to feel what’s real - to recall love - my heart pains so where do the lovers go when recalled love refuse 🌹to grow-i guess we might just never know🌹

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

3 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Rose Petal. A very poetic review. Much appreciated.
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

1 Month Ago

Pleasure always mine 🌹
dear Doodley... your poem is amazing and I will keep it in my Journal. I am really lost for words... hence my simple review above. I know we recently experienced an unusual Eclipse where there were uncertain predictions... It was comforting to read your love poem for the Moon. truly, Pat

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

3 Months Ago

Thank you again, Pat, for your very kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the poem. You are appreciated.
dear Doidley... I love you to the Moon and back🎶...
the stars are stepping stones to earth... where love will find rebirth... Amen, Pat

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Doodley

3 Months Ago

Thank you for reading and reviewing, Pat. I appreciate the time and kind words.

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Added on July 13, 2018
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