Friday, April 07, 2006

Heart and Soul in Times of Guinevere


Heart and soul . . . I fell in love with you . . .

My heart, a warrior king, being was my prey
Racing, rambling, insistently, incessantly
No quest to pursue, no cause to champion
King Arthur, my heart leading onward
forward in selfish, hugely noble directions
righting the world with thoughts echoing repeating
loudly, softly, on my mind, from my fingers

Heart and soul. . . as any fool might do . . .

My soul, an orphan-waif, talking was living
Watching, wishing, mechanically, pathetically
No warmth to offer, no room no depths
Guinevere, my soul holding counsel
never outward, not above or beyond noble intents
holding the world one-way touch giving
openly, relentlessly pushing needs away

Heart and soul . . . the kiss you stole . . .

My eyes, my sun, seeing was loving
painting, writing, the musical skyline view
Magic and mystery, smoke and mirrors, then you
Gentle wisdom, strength driving soul deep
Lancelot, your eyes standing near waiting
never forward, not in front nor behind, in my path
holding my hand with grace, silence that speaks
kissing away boundaries at break of day.

With that kiss . . .
you won my heart
. . . and my soul.
−me strauss Lettingmebe

13 comments:

mergrl said...

beautiful!

ME Strauss said...

hey you!
I'm glad you like it. I think it might be that you're just taken by the lovely Guinevere in you. You would look good in all of those romantic clothes running the castle I think.
Liz

mergrl said...

:0) one of my favorite time periods, have always been fascinated with the Arthurian legend.

hope you have a fabulous Friday (hugs)

ME Strauss said...

Hey there!
Me too! Have you read "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White?

mergrl said...

I have :0) but its been ages (hmmmm may need to reread that LOL hadn't thought about it in years)

Mists of Avalon is one of my favorite books too, gives the legend from a totally different perspective :0)

ME Strauss said...

Oh yeah! When we time travel we'll have to go there for sure!

Have you read Diana Gabaldon too?

Bluesky_Liz said...

This is lovely and warm. :)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Liz,
Thank you for saying that.
I was feeling romantic I guess.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

One of the best romantic poems ever composed.

Simply awesome!

I felt like stealing it!

God bless.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

One of the best romantic poems ever composed.

Simply awesome!

I felt like stealing it!

God bless.

ME Strauss said...

Orikinia,
Wow! What can I say? Thank you. Thank you.
Those words are music.
Liz

fineartist said...

Powerful magic in these words Liz.

Mists of Avalon is one of my favorite books too Mergrl.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Lori,
Thanks, this one is romance and power Lizstyle, I guess.