syllogism of lust #poem #poetry

I follow you onto old streets
hermetic sealers, principles of dark
alchemy, the name of you and me
windows of the courtesans from Syracuse
on which some neophytes waste their time
a boat which never leaves the shore
my body, syllogism of lust
fertility of the flatlands
disoriented rivers confluent on maps
the seventh circle turns into the eighth
don’t stop
people like money, they don’t like art
the wisdom of old sages hidden in plain sight
I wasn’t Beatrice
I should have been

forgive me father, for I’ve sinned
inside the gnostic bridal chamber
I fell in love with him


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96 thoughts on “syllogism of lust #poem #poetry

      1. I am glad you are ok. It’s been a very busy year so far. I am going to take a break . I need it, Thank you for asking 🙂

      2. I understand, I have been busy too, juggling a job and a little baby. A break is a good way to unwind!

  1. Good Saturday morning G,

    Alchemy, the name of you and me

    What a wonderful line to describe the chemistry between two people. So many great lines here, but that one stood out most for me. Also liked the people like money, they don’t like art. So true nowadays. You also injected a delicious contradiction, hidden in plain sight.

    Words and images as beautiful as the morning. Like a glorious sunrise, you never fail to captivate.

    1. Good Morning Drew. Is it Saturday ? 🙂

      Thank you so much for your kind words and praise. I am blushing.
      I really appreciate you reading the poem so early in the morning.
      Are you drinking your Bustelo by the pool?

      1. Drinking coffee and reading poetry on a balcony. How beautiful.

        No rouge? LOL It’s 9am. I am not even thinking about that.
        Well, wait.. it must be 5 o’clock somewhere 😉

        Enjoy your day, Drew. Make it miraculous, and thank you again for your beautiful words.

  2. Hello again, my dear, and what a gorgeous poem I’ve had the pleasure of reading!!! I’ve missed reading you. Hope all has been well for you?? 💜💕🌸🦋

    1. Hello, my dear K! Thank you so much for your marvelous comment. As always, you warm my heart. I am doing well, thank you. I miss your posts. I hope you are not giving up on blogging.

      1. Excellent to hear! I don’t think I’ve made a concrete decision on that. I’ve just gotten very busy and a lot of change coming for me right now. I’m hoping to start sharing maybe once or twice a week to get back into it again. We’ll see, though. 🌸

      2. Kelsey, I am beyond busy these days and also I am going through a lot of changes. Obviously you decide when it comes to what you want to do. However, your work is beautiful and I wish you will not stop blogging. This is just my wish and my way of telling you how much I enjoy your work.
        Take care sweetheart, and let’s stay in touch.

    1. Aw.. thank you so much, my dear friend. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Don’t forget to enjoy the weekend too 🙂

  3. Amazing”the seventh circle turns into eight don’t stop…”having a Indian touch.i think it true , my dear friend. “I was not Beatrice I should have been…”oh so much painful.have you any treasure of wonderful emotional words,my dear friend G!! Most beautiful way of syllogism🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷

    1. Good evening, Aruna. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.
      “having a Indian touch” or perhaps Dante’s touch 🙂
      Sending you lots of love, dear!

      1. No, sweetheart, not a French philosopher. Dante Alighieri, Italian poet, a classic, chiefly known for his Divine Comedy 🙂

      2. Oh are right.i forgot about it.had he written the book “Divine Comedy”?i read that book.amazing book,dear G!!🌹🌹🌹

  4. I love how you weave such fullness of history, geography, literature, love, lust and sin into such a few very lush and lavish words. A syllogism of lust indeed. My favourite lines:

    principles of dark
alchemy, the name of you and me

    So clever and beautiful, I want to sip these words with my morning coffee.

    1. Aw…my dearest, thank you so much for your beautiful words. I am kind of low today. You really brighten my afternoon. I can’t thank you enough for your kind comment. You cheered me up. Here is for you 💕🤗💕❤️
      May you have a great rest of the day!

      1. Oh! I am sad that you are feeling low, I hope my words wrapped a little of that sadness up in a blanket and a hug. I would bring you a coffee to go with it. And some chocolate. For you 😘🧡❤️

      2. Thank you so much. Can I get some cake too? See, I already feel better because of your kindness. Sending you lots of love 💕💝😊

      3. as it happens, cake that soothes the soul is a specialty of mine. It is the perfect accompaniment, and I never skimp on the icing. Lots of love to you too G 🌸☕️🍨🥮💙❤️

      4. I am thrilled to hear that. Lots of love to you too 💕💕❤️💝🌿

    1. Thank you, my dear. I am humbled and grateful. I will be there as soon as I can 🌸

    1. Thank you for your comment Paul. It’s midnight here. I promise I’ll get back you in the morning 😊

  5. Eople like money, not art. So very true in the main. This is an amazing poem. So c,ever and says so much about a relationship.

    1. Aw.. Charlie, you are showering me with compliments. Thank you from the bottom of my heart 🙂

      1. Thank you so much Charlie. That is so kind of you to say. I feel so bad that I do not have time to catch up with my followers’ writings. Hopefully I can do it over the weekend.
        Sending you lots of blessings.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. You’re right. That is exactly what I wanted to do 🙂


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