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Calice du sacre Tau - WikiCommons
Let me taste you
Acrid in your hidden places
Let me know your bitterness through
Silken fluids you radiate in a span of colors--
That aurora of sparkling jewels-peridots, topaz, and amber
Dazzles me like dripping diamonds, rubies.
Drink the cup of bitterness because you know me
Take it for my salvation
Dazzling in the light of evening
Through my tears I taste your body and I drink your blood
Rubies hang from sharp thorns and diamonds from your brow.
Let me smell your flesh as it embraces
The mixtures and perfumes of your sea-formed
Land-found self. Its fragrance ebbing with the moon or reaching for the sun.
Flowers of musk, silken hair with smells of trees and new mown hay
It takes me to the edge of childhood and excites my memory.
Like the lambs and goats you smell of spring
Of new things emerging out of winter darkness
Radiant in the light of the Father; I hope for my forgiveness.
I smell the trees fragrant with blooms as we wave branches,
Singing Hosanna at your return.
Let me touch your skin that covers your beating pulse
That rhythm of you, unique within the universe.
Balanced in your music, grace and beauty
Marking time and moving you light and timeless
Through the brilliant working day and the rose scented night--
A flower-pedal ballet that moves across a rippling muscled sea.
The woven robe dyes red with your flowing blood
While your heart pounds its final measures. I watch you struggle
With all your strength carrying my weight along with the killing tree.
You bend beneath the moon and ache beneath the sun.
They've bruised and stripped and torn your precious skin.
Yet you love them as you love me.
Let me hear your voice, warm as brandy wine,
Full, yet soft with tender feeling, say my name with lush emotion.
Sing me lullabies, croon to me when I cry, whisper secrets when
We're alone. Tease me with your wit; thrill me with your tender glances.
Speak our history in your gestures; paint our fabled future with your words.
Oh, my great God does it take this to give me freedom?
Can it be worth this great price? My beloved no one knows
No one thinks what I do. Conserve yourself, save you!
Don't try to speak...You give it up for me...trading your sweetness
That I may hear your voice once again beyond this life.
Let me see your eyes--the light of all my life.
Through them I first found my answers; then your answers.
Mirrors to my soul and pathway to your heart.
Never shade them or deny their honest pleading,
Amused reading, or angry needing.
See me as I share the love we learned together
Through a lifetime of desire.
Your eyes close and I must search for the Light of the world
In other things--reflections in a waterfall,
The flight of a dove, petals unfolding on a rose.
I hold the hope of the grail;
I reach inside myself inspired by your sacrifice--
To get the best from within me and give it back to you.
See me as I learn your love anew as once again I start to fall.
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