My Raven Lover

You said your hair was red
A ruby of the sun on lesser
Then all the stars that have shone.

"My raven lover", can you deliver
One golden radiant feather!
Fly with me like a phoenix forever.

My lips, hesitate on yours hypnotic
I'm heady with wine, intoxicated.
Asking myself harmonically will you be mine?

You kept me from the darkness
I wanted to rent and weep in repeatedly:
Now, I only bleed to-crimson-flower.

Like a sand wasp trying its best
To shelter inside that heart of blown-glass
In that bower-of-her arms

Oh, I swear I could float
Feel the blood rushing to my head, my face
My soul hovered for a moment in ecstasy and grace.

"My raven lover", can you deliver
One golden radiant feather!
Fly with me like a phoenix forever.

Oh, I swear I could float
Be intoxicated by you forever.
Fly with me my raven lover
Fly with me my raven lover forever.

by Mark Heathcote

Comments (4)

nice work here enjoyed the read
Dear Friend, now that was a short one, but those got their charms anyway. Thank god for girls, who dont hide theirs faces. I agree with Vincent, interesting line... using make-up as a way of getting attention.. but in a room with a thousand lights, which will be noticed? the one which is turned off is the answer in my opinion.. keep up the good writing, i'm glad to be friend with such a poet...: p Vi ses på torsdag til en gang fodbold, smukke!
It's a bitch but thats how we get by, I enjoyed the poem
intersting poem with some nice lines.. liked the opener, I was thrown by the thrid line 'dyeing their hair like a chandelier' cant quite get that one, but it did draw me in, and made me want to read more so to try and make sense of that one line. nice work vincent