Sofiul Azam

In Love With A Gorgon

At the time of the sun's spitting saffron out in the sky,
my life turned into a dazzling Gorgon and smiled.

The Gorgon with her snaky hair and tempting eyes
that I didn't know, turned a lot of things into stone.

Her smile drove me unwilling to suffer an eclipse,
frantic to climb the ladder of paramount ecstasy.

Prying into the tangles of love, I shrugged off
the unburdening of things we carry to the end.

Her smile seemed like music of pebbles in a stream.
I didn't know only monsters thrive under her spell.

She stared me out of countenance and I am stone.
My moss-green figure only a twister can shatter.

Now regrets grow like shrubs in the rain forest;
I can't have them all eaten by the worms of Time.


from IN LOVE WITH A GORGON (2010)

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Poem Edited: Sunday, July 17, 2016

Form: Free Verse


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  • William Jackson (5/13/2006 1:02:00 AM)

    I love the first stanza. This poem is very imaginative and stimulating. It is everything a poem should be and is alive and magical.

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  • Uriah Hamilton (7/21/2005 8:48:00 AM)

    A truly impressive poem.

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  • Linda Preston (3/23/2005 4:59:00 PM)

    Yes, like most of this. Some interesting half rhymes and I really like the line'her smile seemed like music of pebbles in a stream' Promising.

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