In Your Poisoned Wounds

In your poisoned wounds
Fall the shadows of burning planets
The splitting breakers of foaming oceans
Your invisible paths going through raging storms
You spread like lightning flashes through my heart
And I grew in this darkness.

My back will be of darkness when you will
Lash me with lightning
For one moment my back will turn into darkness
When you will come back in flashes
From the undulating shadows of burning planets
Into the grapes of my poisoned wounds.

by Dilip Chitre

Comments (14)

Love the peom
Each poet - if a poet - in pursuing The muses thro' their bowers of Truth or Fiction, Has studied very little of his part, Read nothing, written less - in short's a fool Endued with neither soul, nor sense, nor art, Great poem, thanks poet.
A fantastic poem but not one of Poe's greatest works.
Susan is correct that this poem is an acrostic. She mentions that the first letters of each line spell out the name Elizabeth. That is true, but if you keep reading, it also spells out the name Rebecca after that. However, then she says that the initials L.E.L. are in the third line. I don't see that. In fact, I can't find the letter L at all in the third line.
What a great basic truth for all poets or writers of any kind is revealed in his last line: Always write first things uppermost in the heart. Write what you know. Great advice for all.
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