In the valley of our streams

In the valley of our streams

A Poem by Perdition

The voice on the phone fell still

letter over letter spilled into the open canyon

breaking lost within our contrast

body disbelief

corpse in conscious to the call

watching the leaves fly eastward


how oddly you’ve touched my name

how strange you've held this disabling 

this valley of our streams 

deeper than the chambers of ginger

asleep and warm in pregnant earth


now is the sound and sea unshackled

now is the tear washed against our skin

now is you, oiled and cinnamon

your lips,

trembling in the rustic clay

your days released of war


your breasts hold my greatest affliction

each breath commands my disbelief 

each reaches inside your sky

inside your wilderness rain turns free

as we play our monsoon mend

as each leaf drifts slowly unaware

each color falling

in the sweetest jungle of our branch and seed



where our death raises us eternal

to swim among the stars

© 2019 Perdition

Author's Note


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Aloha from Hawaii,

I love this one for all the obvious reasons, but especially for the metaphorical aspect...brillant, you are!

BTW: I posted the first one in over a month!


Wishing you well.

Alisa ;-)

Posted 4 Days Ago


12 Hours Ago

Cool!! ..gotta go see and thanks A.
I love how your writing provokes us to go on a pondering tangent of our own unique life experience. For me, I was thinking how I moved to this wilderness spot ten years ago in very bad health, not knowing how the journey might look, but coming here to find my healing journey. At the beginning of your poem, you suggest how the noise of the world falls away, as it did for me, gradually immersing myself in this spot surrounded by only wild nature, drinking a healing elixir from mother earth's bountiful breasts (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


2 Weeks Ago

Been almost twenty years now for me. Finding a place to write and all home was not so easy back then.. read more

2 Weeks Ago

I'm honored! *gawrsh!*
Oh that's is SOMETHING! what caught my attention when I started reading is this, "body disbelief" I don't think it was written randomly at all, it's our bodies that make us limited in everything, and just when You release Yourself from it You become unlimited, the first verse is about the battle between consciousness and unconsciousness, between the hectic life and the stillness of nature, then You took us into a healing journey through it, where there is only love and warmth, You are loved and expressing Your Love, when nature holds You in her mystical heavenly arms, when her Love is bonded to Your lover too, amazing write my friend, filled with serenity, freedom and hope, if You are going to be away then came with SOMETHING like this, then You should be very proud :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


3 Weeks Ago

Thanks Light, as always for your wonderful and kind words...I am flushed ;)

3 Weeks Ago

You are welcome my friend, I hope You are doing well :)
the combination of love and the rekindling of a relationship is amazing in of the best poems i have read artist with the pen you are.
"as we play our monsoon mend" and may swim among the stars forever...
even in death we will have our love...reaching inside another's cloud...tears fall as time heals, and love abides.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


3 Weeks Ago

You are too kind J...I was marveled at your postings earlier as well and do appreciate the wonderful.. read more

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Added on September 20, 2019
Last Updated on October 12, 2019



Sometimes, VA

Writing is a way for me to transcend the edges around the edges of transcendence; if you catch my drift. Thank you for your wonderful reviews and please forgive me if I sometimes fail to do the same... more..


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