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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Vena Amoris

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for centuries,
like the first night of autumn
singed the leaves of the tree,
I have laid myself bare before you -

ignited at the edges
in convergence
and divergence,

in primal needs
that codify desirous
kisses promising fulfilment,
tongues moisten before sealing
circles luminous at night,
in Venus undulating bright,

in burning firmaments opening
up under the lips of the sky,
I have lost myself to you.


for centuries,
like veins that channel
the feeding of human shores,
I have been connected to you,

unbounded hearts merge
to encircle hunger's thunderous core,
a rocking evaporation,

crashing reflections
surrendering, drowning, or stilled
glistening in the low tide
of panting breath,
as pleasure still ripples
in the mind's union -

in these stormy moments
of death and resurrection,
I have flowed to you.

The title means "vein of love" and alludes to an ancient belief that a vein ran directly from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart. The thinking behind it was that this direct blood-flow to the heart made this finger the perfect choice for a wedding ring, as it strengthened the union of love.

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