L.B. Temuco

Rookie - 382 Points (01-04-2009)

A Butterfly Sleeping (In The Cradle Of A Tree) - Poem by L.B. Temuco

I watch you sleep on white iris pillows
your eyes have wandered away
your face absent in a smile
a butterfly sleeping
I am invisible, I know
like a rainbow without the sun
a stranger to your mouth, your lips, your dreams
I can only touch your wilderness
press my face to unborn passions
listen for the secrets you took from the earth
I will wait to find forgiveness
feel the quiver of arrows in you
the cascade of small silver fish
that swim and swim with the sun on their backs
I want you to show me more than I have already seen
of water and voyages and lands without names
Of the fragrance of being
I want you to say without words
something voicelessly infinite
something vast and hidden
like empty nets in the sea
I want you to anoint me
with drops of shining rain

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Comments about A Butterfly Sleeping (In The Cradle Of A Tree) by L.B. Temuco

  • Gajanan Mishra (6/14/2013 10:15:00 PM)


    anointing with drops of shining rain, very fine.
    Please read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 14, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, June 14, 2013


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