A Poem by T.S. Ulmus


Her footsteps never make sound;

voicelessly, she beckons me …

ravenous silences abound,

her silken robes, dropping free,

reveal each curve and luscious mound.

Tangled, I’ve no urge to flee

her tacitly greedy surround;

for I hold her golden key

to hidden temple, most profound.

Ne’er more lustrous shrine I’ll see.

Then, in  vortex, nearly drowned …

when transformed my love, Banshee!

© 2020 T.S. Ulmus

Author's Note

T.S. Ulmus
Much thanks to Richard,you have once again proved to be an amazing resource.

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Had to google "banshee" becuz I grew up thinking of this as "wild Indian" as in "running around the house like banshees". I was amazed at the definition, so different than how I've always thought of it. A goddess wailing some impending death reminds me of orgasm being compared to a mini-death. I love how your language is subtle, rich & appreciative of what's being described. Definitely a sensual poem that pops! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago

This reminds me of the sirens who sought to lure Ulysses onto the rocks. Whether fable or fact, a woman's treasures can indeed entice us men with a special kind of magic. (I speak for myself) Now, about that hidden temple...

Posted 9 Months Ago

Gorgeous work, TS 🌿

What's not to love about poetry so irresistibly, intensely compelling, to the spirit's, heart's, and mind's deeper senses, and the photo speaks perfectly to the theme and ambiance.
Doubtlessly, your style's unique and intense, with the full array of poetic ingredients that lure and hold even the most accomplished amongst us from opening to closing lines … so much, in fact, I could not help but toss my 2¢ in to sing just a bit sweeter … thank you for the honorable mention, My Friend; it was a distinct pleasure (add an "a" to the first and penultimate lines to bring it all into count and smoother diction) … LOL!

Nice use of elision here: "Ne’er more lustrous shrine I’ll see." You've told a tale we know all too well, of how an angel's irresistibly luring charm can quickly turn to wildly abhorrent lashings.
What an imagination for originality your ink has laid upon the page, TS … amazingly so! ⁓ Richard 🍃

Posted 9 Months Ago

T.S. Ulmus

9 Months Ago

Thank you for your amazing review, as usual you are right, and I would like to add the "a"'s to the .. read more
Richard 🍃

9 Months Ago

I was delighted, TS. : )
They say "Leave 'em" wanting more" Well, good job. This one did leave one wanting.

Posted 9 Months Ago

I agree with Ana!
Stunning, Sensual!
This poem is something to remember, dear T.S. Ulmus!

Posted 9 Months Ago

This is stunning T.S. very nice

Posted 10 Months Ago

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Added on August 18, 2020
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T.S. Ulmus
T.S. Ulmus

Bennet, NE

I try to swerve into a curve that's not rutted by the thoughts of others while clearing the obstacles of the mundane. I like receiving read requests for poetry, but... ya know, good stuff. more..

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