The Cataleptic Era of Love

The Cataleptic Era of Love

A Poem by Suhd
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Loving once again

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An obese memory
Outrageously fed by insecurities
Often travels from the dicey depths of a deserted ocean,
Reaching a heartsick lover---locked in the embrace 
Of a sweetheart drowsily mumbling something 
Of spring; of new love. 
The very moment that memory age-old 
Of love lost transforming itself 
Into the horrors only fancy could envisage.     
He ventured to outrun 
The predator, like an antelope does--- 
A predator as fit as a fiddle. 
Love often comes to blows
With reason---and a memory macabre 
To find its place. 
His heart grew cold,
As cold as a well-digger's nose,  
The avalanche of silence rampaged through it.
He felt foreign hands heaving and hauling him 
Toward the dismal dwelling 
Of the wretched souls,
All amidst the vile voices of choristers 
And the dramatic-divine orchestra.
Then silently, 
Around midnight---happened a miracle,
A miracle that is centuries-old.
With a warm kiss on the lips
The night's epilogue was writ.
She brought her fervid companion
Back from the ocean; back from the thicket;
Back to human form.
Everything good; everything godawful 
Had degenerated inside them,
Save from the part---that remained untarnished,
The part that loves.

© 2019 Suhd


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Love as a kiss of life....something i have experienced and am experiencing still. Even in the depths of catatonia the lips of a freshly minted love can revive us and breath new life into our being.

This is a nicely paced and steadily written poem, gently flowing from the void of despair to a romantic and happier conclusion. Some great vocabulary and images used throughout, too. Truth or fiction, the cataleptic era of love has certainly begun.

Another uniquely fine write.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Suhd

2 Years Ago

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I did like how you used the language my friend.
Back from the ocean; back from the thicket;
Back to human form.
Everything good; everything godawful"
I love the above lines. Thank you for sharing the powerful words and emotions.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


WOW! This is a great poem. I was taken in by the word "cataleptic" which started me out thinking this would be a farce against the idea of "falling in love". It goes even further than that, tho. The extreme descriptions of how love makes us a little crazy reminds me of how I feel whenever I've tried to consider giving myself over to love (something I've not done in 64 years). It seems like a scary place to go & that's why I've never gone there. Your poem depicts this with a fun halloween-styled bit of spooky. But toward the end, there's a twist I didn't expect, where it seems that love itself is what rescues this poor punk from his catatonic throes of crushing in love . . . it's as if the lead-up to love is the crazy part, then the actual love begins & starts to make things a little more sane again. I don't actually believe this (that love magically solves ANYTHING), but I love the winding journey your love message takes. I love how your approach is a million miles from anything seen in love poems & yet you address those familiar everyday love experiences we all know & hate/love (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Love cures all. I got quite worried, until 'she' arrived! Some lovely alliteration,...dicey depths of a deserted ocean, ... memory macabre, ...hands heaving and hauling him, ...dismal dwelling, and some clever word pictures. I enjoyed reading this poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Suhd

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I'm happy that you enjoyed reading this.
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Wow...I really loved this poem...Kinda reminded me of a character in one of my favorite show...I loved the happy ending and your choice of words were really unique and amazing! Thank you for this great read!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Suhd

2 Years Ago

Thanks a lot. Glad you loved it :)
Elizabeth Shaji

2 Years Ago

You're welcome :)
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Love as a kiss of life....something i have experienced and am experiencing still. Even in the depths of catatonia the lips of a freshly minted love can revive us and breath new life into our being.

This is a nicely paced and steadily written poem, gently flowing from the void of despair to a romantic and happier conclusion. Some great vocabulary and images used throughout, too. Truth or fiction, the cataleptic era of love has certainly begun.

Another uniquely fine write.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Suhd

2 Years Ago

Thanks very much, Doodley for constantly pouring in your thoughts and valuable feedback. It encourag.. read more
Wow, some of your poetic expression here is great. I love obese memory. That is so original and conjures up much thought. I also like a poem with a happy ending, and this had one. All good wishes.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Suhd

2 Years Ago

Thanks much Chris. Glad you like it.

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Tags: love, new love, old love, aftermath

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Abbottabad, Pakistan



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