My mistress, cat o’ nine tails
fox-eyed luscious, liver lover.
Her nine-tail lure, tales are telling
of falling men insane with lust
I try to catch her shadow changed
kitten-woman, flail and fox.
By day and night I seek her scent
cannot be found but she finds me
deep in forest, moonlit hungry
she finds me lost in fallen leaves
Ensnaring me in cinnamon
her kisses deep, ice and ember,
I split my heart, I open veins
hers to pilfer; hers to ransack.
My mistress devours my gasps
a thousand years, she’s still alive.
Many came before; more to follow
atonements to eternal thirst.
Today at dVerse we write poetry inspired by either Korean Mythology or in the form of Gasa with Sanaa. I tried to blend them a little exploring the myth of the Gumiho. I found a lot of similarities with her and some of the mythology around the Hulder of Nordic Mythology…
August 17, 2021