Elemental love


Earth

When seeds awaken, gently from the warmth
of sun, I’m cradled, by your growth, in arms
with verdant strength from soil, from deep below
your breath’s a symphony of dryad’s charm.

Air

When from the south a breeze, you come bestow
my skin with soft perfume; when curtains flow
and billow, move with air, your hair the rose
its petals moving, undulating with its blow.

Water

When from your stream in soft caress, my toes
a-tickled, licked by tongues and kissed, unclothed,
you fill my mouth, with taste as sweet as wine
united surface breaking, we’re so close.

Fire

When from the embers flames are limbs entwined
arise with glow, your heat a weight that binds
our hearts; release us from the chains we wore
before, your flesh was nested into mine.

Aether

When afterwards your breath and mine are sworn
with vacuum, from where space and stars are born,
inside the light of aftermath your whisper’s cool
with promises of rain, tomorrow’s storms.

Sculpture by Rodin

Sculpture by Rodin


Hannah inspire us to write about the Nature’s elements at toads. My imagery took my through a nested Rubaiyat with slanted rhymes.

December 10, 2015

30 responses to “Elemental love

  1. Each delving into element is so passionate…perfect title, Bjorn and I appreciate the use of the senses and the transition of groundedness to ethereal. So effective. Thank you, so much for participating! 🙂

  2. I liked the way you sectioned off the duties of the various elements. Are you an engineer?
    You handled aether very nicely also. Seems a lot (of the few who’ve written yet) included that one. It is one of my favorites, being into radio and electronics.
    ..

    • I like Rodin, thank you for using his work here as an illustration.
      Have you been to the Rodin museum in Paris? Really neat but only once so far I’ve been there. A lot of his figures, made from his original molds, are outside, subject to the ‘elements’. 🙂
      ..

    • I am an engineer and physicist… so it could be that 🙂 But I really wanted to write a small poem for each of the element… so they could be read by themselves or combined… .

      The picture is from a Rodin exhibition here in Stockholm, but the Rodin exhibition is still on my bucket list of things to do.

  3. Nicely done! A nice unified whole, while delving into each of the elements. Love that you’ve included aether! I’ve always thought of 4 classic elements, but in some mythologies, aether is a valid 5th (and I recently learned that in Chinese mythology, they have earth,air,fire,water, and gold as their 5 elements)

  4. A very beautiful and sonorous love poem, Bjorn–I especially like:
    ‘when curtains flow/and billow, move with air, your hair the rose/
    its petals moving, /undulating with its blow…” but all of it is magical.

  5. allow me to say it again–I LOVE THIS:
    “When afterwards your breath and mine are sworn
    with vacuum, from where space and stars are born,
    inside the light of aftermath your whisper’s cool
    with promises of rain, tomorrow’s storms.”

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