Sweep Me Off My Feet, Will You?
by Helga Ross
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Image: "The Great Wave" by Hokusai Katsushika
Ah, to be swept away by a tidal wave of inspiration!
To be stormed by a sea of words
awash with thoughts
deluged in drama.
Torrents of imagination
drowning in windblown stormy scenes
fighting hazards challenge fraught.
Oh where, oh where, is the poetry in me?
Pyramis and Thisbe
Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty
Romeo and Juliet
Tristan and Isolde
My own regret
love ballads unsung
love scenes remembered
Once upon a while
she was mad for one
who made her swoon.
They sank in surrender
under sultry moon
carried away, in passion undone.
What would become of them
under daylight’s unforgiving sun?
Their feelings unbidden
belonging different worlds, religions
unbecoming, romantics far-flung.
Liaisons hidden till parted forever
she pledged to another
but forgotten, never.
A glimpse of reminiscence from the “sex and sand” genre...
Would that I could tap the romantic soul in me...
copyright © Helga Ross 2003
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|Reviewed by Richard Malinowski (Reader)
|Congratulations, Helga, on another wonderful write.
Your work is like the feminine, yin-like aspect of a force of nature: soft as a butterfly, unpredictable of topic but often evoking special feelings and archetypical memories in me like all the times I was in a good mood and suddenly noticed the excitement in the air just before a summer rain.
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|This is an enchanting and powerful write. Enjoyed.|
|Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader)
You DID.... i.e. sweep me off my feet!
Wunnrful. Submit it to me in 2 files, 1 .txt and 1 .rtf for publication in a future issue of Poetry in Emotion. Can't say when, but sometime in 2004, eh?
Bye for now,
Dame Edna II of Canuckistan
|Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
|This is so unique! I love it...You sure do have the poetry in you! ;)
Lovely, ty, Dani
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|From this piece I'd say you've caught the wave, or the wave has caught you. Either way, this is great.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|This is superb and you surely captured the romantic soul in me;-)You couldn't have written it without yours being touched also, Helga!;-)|