At Dusk, With The Gentle Sun

at dusk, with the gentle sun
and the fisher-folk giants of trees
casting shadow-nets over the forest clearing,
just then
we met;
just the two of us
and we stood out in the open in the clearing;
and she reached out for my hands
and I held her warm hands
and we pressed close
and moved in an awkward animal dance towards a tree;
and her back against the tree
we felt each other’s breath and we kissed deep
and we heard, we felt
the beat of the heart and each other’s life and blood
and one’s very existence;
and we felt each other’s skin and life
and our sexuality and our very being
and we felt the desires of each
and the mind and energy of each;
and the memories and instincts
and each other’s warmth and moisture
and the firmness and softness and tenderness;
and we snatched at each other’s life
and felt the veins and nails
and teeth and clothes;
and we entered the pressing closeness of life against each:
and then we knew, we knew, there as we embraced
in the forest clearing
at dusk, with the gentle sun and the shadows of the gentle giants
and with the forest breathing
we knew there
we heard the life that was breathing
time that was still and observing every move
in the air and on the forest grounds;
and we knew there was something else too,
that as we had lost one in each other
we were losing ourselves in something else
as it was in us;
there was something else -
it was not us alone
in the forest blessed by the dusk and quiet giants





(This poem, 'at dusk, with the gentle sun' is to be read in conjunction with the painting: ‘The Forest Clearing’ by Ivan Shushkin)

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Rachel Butler 28 October 2009

'We heard the life that was breathing' Rachel Ann Butler

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a beautiful poem with a wonderful flow...full of love

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rago rago 22 October 2009

fully emotions and painted carefully with nourishing words.......... fame of write....

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rago rago 22 October 2009

fully emotions and painted carefully with nourishing words.......... fame of write....

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Catrina Heart 22 October 2009

Lovely poem with well described poetic pictorial of two hearts.............Thanks...10

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