The Goddess of Wisdom Speaks

The Goddess of Wisdom Speaks

A Poem by Eilis
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Of all the words one might
assume as meaning-laden,
baubled as the clear night
sky, why does love roost

so heartily among the ruins
of dead stars. Why is love,
its four tiny letters,
such a sentinel among the thorn

of language. Bursting forth
in every single tongue like some
apparatus for breathing. Love,
tell me something you

don’t mean. Speak to me
in the fickle tones of yearning.
It is only a matter of lunar
cycles until the ice lacing

your window also becomes
the covering of your heart. You
think I don’t know the future?
I am creator of Medusa. I was

there when even Helen’s beauty
became prosaic, and the wooden
horse grew instead to cover
the lure of her blush- fading

to mirror the vellum complexion
of the lonely moon. The Circe
kiss always comes crashing
among cliff and wave. A jangling

silver seduction; a breviloquent
promise of bottomless devotion meant
only for the ones whose greatest
desire is to love in unrequited fire.

© 2020 Eilis


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Eilis these words, the piercing truth of them makes my heart bleed:( always I have this ache to express the massive pool of love that lurks within this host:) But as soon as I try to write of it my mind wanders off to something else a self preservational subconscious flinch that jeers at me as I tuck my head down and begrudgingly type away:) I have to say this is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read from you! I am awestruck by the power of these lines

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Year Ago

Maybe I need to write of it in an argument LOL:)
Eilis

1 Year Ago

Haha, perhaps an argument in response to my poem-rant here would suffice. I don’t write love poetr.. read more



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those tiny four letters that everyone yearns for but can also cause so much pain the Goddess of Wisdom reading the runes of dead stars, to love in unrequited fire must be the ultimate sacrifice, those tiny four letters, strong enough to bring mighty Nations to their knees, another awesome poem, Eilis,

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eilis

1 Year Ago

Thank you again, Gram. I love what you say at the end about nations. Feeling drives us to do some ma.. read more
I do not feel like I'm following every nuance of your poem, but there are some stand-out ideas all thru. I love the sardonic tone with regards to the word "love" & it matches how I feel reading many of the poems posted here about love and heartbreak. I also love the ending, where it all boils down to having an addiction to drama, which is what I've come to believe about all the escapades we engage in before we understand that loving is f*****g hard, not hospitable to romantic wimps. I don't know. Even when I don't understand your poetry, it ignites something in me (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eilis

1 Year Ago

Wow, Margie. That is a super compliment to me. I know my poems can be a bit obtuse at times. For me .. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I read a ton of book since I quit TV last year. I find that I take on characteristics of whatever I'.. read more
Eilis

1 Year Ago

Yes, that was the book. Cool you managed to read it. I know what you mean about the idle rich—that.. read more
Eilis these words, the piercing truth of them makes my heart bleed:( always I have this ache to express the massive pool of love that lurks within this host:) But as soon as I try to write of it my mind wanders off to something else a self preservational subconscious flinch that jeers at me as I tuck my head down and begrudgingly type away:) I have to say this is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read from you! I am awestruck by the power of these lines

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Year Ago

Maybe I need to write of it in an argument LOL:)
Eilis

1 Year Ago

Haha, perhaps an argument in response to my poem-rant here would suffice. I don’t write love poetr.. read more

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