unfulfilled love - unrequited love - love relinquished - life unlived...

we all are gypsies of a sort wandering traveling through this life other lives space and time here there and yon on roads less traveled - this is a written and visual journal of my own travels - imagined and/or real - come along with me - we'll dance among the stars under the sun and over the moon - we'll share our stories of love around the campfire - come along -

poetry from the heart...

POETRY FROM THE HEART - my own words dedicated to all the words left unspoken, the acts left undone - the love unlived unfulfilled -

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

fuoco velle vene...

he had thought of her constantly since the day they met
in truth, he no longer thought of anything else of anyone else
his thoughts had changed - his life had changed
the life that once had offered him security and refuge
no longer fit him no longer suited him
like an ill fitting tuxedo from yesteryear

his neatly structured life had somehow been altered
as if chemically altered, even
it had become suffocating stifling
threatening his very existence
leaving him gasping for the very life’s breath
that heretofore had sustained him so well -
at least, he had thought his life well-sustained
but now - now, something had changed
the brilliant mind once overflowing with intellectual data
like a schoolboy’s drooling dripping lollipop
now filled with cascades of shimmering colors
colors without shape or content or meaning
like a churning kaleidoscope
it was true - it could no longer be denied
but what it was - what it could be escaped him
he was the same as always
the architecture of his daily life had not changed
he did the same things at the same time
and in the same way as he always had done
but something indeed had changed -
and that change was as palpable as the
sweat pouring off a mississippi delta farmer
a hot sticky swaggering kind of sweat
that rolled down from his dark grey intellect
coursing raging throughout his body and
into the steamy viscous beating of his heart 

into the crimson caverns of his long forgot loins
settling there in a burning boiling pit of fire -
of love - of desire -
fire ignited in him by her -
this fuoco velle vene -


Gemel said...

You have no idea how that was for me to read, it is as if you wrote it for me, one of these days I will share with a story of such love, of hope and of desire never fulfilled....

Beautiful images too.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

this one made me smile.
perhaps hearing that in context with a man's perspective - although it is yours I suppose... either way I'm smiling.


oh, gemel, how wonderful to hear from you - a true kindred spirit i see, as we've mentioned before - and please do feel free to share your own story with me - it is far too infrequently that one is able to share our stories - the ones that never leave our hearts -


and deb - well, actually, the context of this is from a male - one who alleged these things to be true - just spoken/written with my twist!

oh, and an italian male - ;)

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Italian...even better!

Nevine said...

This was beautiful and filled with just enough passion to give my heart peace. I have been off kilter, lately. Don't know why. I'm searching and not finding... and sometimes I need something concrete to bring me back to earth. And though this man's feeling is abstract on all levels, it is also concrete in that he feels it in his veins. The pulse, the rush, of something undeniable. He has finally found his undeniable fuoco, hasn't he?

Beautiful and powerful words, Jenean. How I needed this visit!



it seems a lot of us have been a bit off kilter of late, nevine - i certainly know that i have and several others here have said the same thing - searching and not finding - and yes, this man had found his fuoco - as i had mine - each in the other - he shares your friend's name -

The Abbot said...

I think I need to get out more.


oh, trevor!!!!! you have me LAUGHING OUT LOUD!!! for REAL!!!

AND I CAN'T STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


thank you thank you thank you, trevor! for the laugh - and the comment!