Eric Cockrell

Scent Of The Lover.... - Poem by Eric Cockrell

i am still water, moonlit and waiting.
i am the crucifix made of fingers,
the letter written in blood.
the fool tripping over windmills,
the beacon from a distant shore.
dust in the corner, dew on the grass,
the eyes of the racoon,
the bat hanging upside down.
the whisper of moss,
the depths of the cave.
the pine tree fallen across the path.
i am the kiss long silent,
the iron skillet, the tin cup.
i am the body of the wind,
without beginning or end.
i am the child alone,
and the woman abused.
the angry man, and the broken glass.
i am the farmhouse deserted,
the voices of ghosts.
i am the spirits of slaves,
who call in the night.
i am the cock and the dawn,
the howl of the dog.
the pilgrim beaten and robbed,
and left for dead.
i am the cry of childbirth,
and the shout of death....
i am the scent of the lover,
that stains your soul!

Comments about Scent Of The Lover.... by Eric Cockrell

  • Captain Cur (8/11/2012 10:53:00 PM)

    Amazing poem. Builds to a crescendo,
    then a climatic ending. Great write.
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  • Leria Hawkins (8/11/2012 10:53:00 PM)

    Excellent! Wonderfully said! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 11, 2012

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