In my sleep
you came, all stillness,
muse-shadowed like night
kissed by the wet tongue of Morpheus

I devoured you there,
painted you under the moon—
velvet lust in red strokes,
silver etchings of tears

0 thoughts on “Morpheus

  1. Here are some comments from the original blog post –

    elisa said…
    You should write more…like this. Haunting.

    April 23, 2008 5:59 PM
    Zander said…

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, and for reading, and taking the time to comment. It’s nice to know my words are reaching people here.


    April 24, 2008 9:45 AM
    Djaevle said…
    Words are tricky things, and in the right hands, clever creatures.

    You’re being read, Zander, and enjoyed.

    April 27, 2008 8:47 PM
    Zander said…

    I love the way you put that. I’ve a feeling you know well the slippery nature of words. Perhaps I’ll return the compliment one day.

    Thank you…for reaching out.


    April 28, 2008 11:24 AM
    eve said…

    This is just so beautiful.

    February 17, 2009 7:07 PM
    Z. Vyne said…
    Thanks, eve. I don’t venture into poetry often so knowing you read it, and liked it, gives me pleasure.

    Thanks for reading with me,

    February 19, 2009 7:18 PM

  2. A gem.

    “muse-shadowed” – I love that.

    The stillness you mention somehow seems to hang there, gently, even through the passion of the second half.

    It bears reading again and again.

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