Love and Death

Love and Death

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen
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Just thoughts (inspired by Divya)

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Love and Death

Your pillars weaken and fall,

one by one by one.

Clueless, you dwell helplessly in the silence

between life and death.

The stage is full of unearthly beauty here,

as words drip like nectar,

sugary syrup upon

which to feast,

mere whispers that echo

in succulent chambers.

Warm yellows that enrobe,

that chase the chill

of the open window,

as innocent cherubs frolic

in naked bliss

upon the luscious earth.

The grapes are sweet,

without the wrath

that oft left us starved of hope.

This is a place of tranquillity,

a place of possibilities.

Here we still exist,

disembodied hearts,

butterflies,

freefalling

into the hurricane.

 

31/07/17


© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen



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I enjoyed the ride in these words.
"Here we still exist,
disembodied hearts,
butterflies,
freefalling
into the hurricane."
I liked and understood the above lines. The poem made the reader think and ponder. Thank you John for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

3 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

You are welcome John.
oh that freefall into the hurricane....beautifully intricate image...
the entire poem's paradox is as delicious as the sweet grapes.

Posted 3 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

3 Months Ago

I am humbled Jacob. Many thank yous.
silence is golden,gives you time to preview what is coming

Posted 3 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

3 Months Ago

Indeed Ron. Thank you.
I can see the cherubs and I can feel the love. You take your reader to places only you can John. That's what draws one to your poetry and keeps me firmly there, wanting more. Even death can be a catalyst of love and such a sweet and blissful one! There is hope for us, even in freefall.

As Annette says, such amazing stellar lines here. No words. Just Kudos!

Posted 3 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

3 Months Ago

Glad you like it Divya since you set the wheels in motion with your use of lovely words. Many, many .. read more
DIVYA

3 Months Ago

Many thanks to you too John, for making this evening a beautiful one !
So beautiful John (and muse DIVYA)! "The silence between life and death"-the grapes are sweet, without the wrath"-stellar lines. Every line is stellar though- lovely words and ethereal images abound. The last four lines are transcendent. Kudos!

Posted 3 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

3 Months Ago

I am simply knocked out and humbled by such a fulsome and kind review. Many thanks Annette.

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John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom



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