Eternal thirst

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.

From the film My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

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

21 responses to “Eternal thirst

  1. Wow, wow, wow this is absolutely exquisite, Bjorn 😀 I especially love; “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.” Gorgeous execution of the form .. the poem just flows. I love it even more because of the Gumiho reference. Thank you so much for adding your voice to the prompt. 💝💝

  2. Makes me think of the myth of the Succubus, Silkies and Sirens. You take well to the form.I respect that you wrote 9 couplets; mine is much the same, only topical.

  3. This is really beautiful. I especially love:

    “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”

  4. The seemingly deliberate intent of the author to sacrifice themselves is an interesting perspective. As always, you make a delightful sensuous poem, and as always I am delighted to have had the opportunity to enjoy it.

  5. These lines so alluring yet terrifying:
    “Ensnaring me in cinnamon
    her kisses deep, ice and ember,”
    That’s the part where the victim gets lost in desire, then…..

  6. Amazing, Björn. You know, I must confess that I’ve watched enough anime to have gotten your reference from the very start – this was very creative 😀

    Yours,
    David

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