Saint Theresa

Saint Theresa

A Poem by Zugzwang

St. Teresa 


I have endured agonies, tonight’s 

Is no greater, but it is of divine 

Aspect, more holy and more terrible. 

It matters not, I relinquish control 

As pain cascades and fills the conscious mind, 

And blood absorbs the missive brought by pain; 

The heavenly decree - I must drown.

I sink a thousand fathoms into sky -

An angel wields a burning spear; his eyes 

Adore my own, his hand caresses mine. 

It flutters to his face before he strikes, 

My entrails spill and kindle into flame, 

Then raging fire - pain and ecstasy 

Entwine and shudder; God’s true face revealed.

© 2017 Zugzwang

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Terrifyingly beautiful just like Bernini's sculpture.

The line 'I sink a thousand fathoms into sky' is bordering on genius. The emotion it evokes! What a hook. You are officially a fisherman of phrases.

I hope you're still enjoying your writing classes! I know they changed and elevated my writing a lot (though I am still right on the porch steps) 😉

Can't wait to read more.

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Congrats!! I aspire to do the same, including buying the hardcopy...there's just something about pap.. read more
Gaia Octavia

6 Years Ago

I always wanted my own book on my shelf. So this will suffice.

6 Years Ago

It certainly will.
wow....just before the climax, we get one look...just one look...and as Doris Troy sang "that's all it took"

sacrificing to feel the ultimate ecstasy in life.

as she did...we have to give to get...


Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Yeah man...I did this one for ekphrastic poem based on the painting in the poems image abov.. read more

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Added on November 19, 2017
Last Updated on November 19, 2017



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