Samurai Amidst Cherry Blossoms 0 [Waterfall of Leaves]

by Alastre Zidler

A soft rustle.
Strings of bleeding characters
Across her back spelling out
Devotion in watery dreams.
Photos of her chest refracted
In the moonlit Shinto Temple,
The sliding of his hand
Upon her breast
By her hand.

Gods are here
With words and swords.

A waterfall of leaves,
The sound of snowfall
Sounds that words make
From a starving mouth, half
His own, half still mangled
In watery dreams:

A wish: I could kiss your
Thighs and die with your
Hands touching me.


Author's Note: Spur of the moment, an image

Posted on 05/20/2003
Copyright © 2020 Alastre Zidler

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Agnes Eva on 05/20/03 at 06:28 PM

otherworldly and vivid scene...

Posted by Graeme Fielden on 05/20/03 at 07:41 PM

very well expressed...an enjoyable read. Welcome to Pathetic :)

Posted by Melina Raven Maness Diebold on 05/20/03 at 10:15 PM

Very nice, love the imagery!

Posted by Rommel Cruz on 05/22/03 at 04:36 PM

what universe is this? lovely imagery

Posted by Alex Smyth on 05/28/03 at 11:22 PM

You've captured a silent but lush image! Beautiful work!

Posted by Bruce W Niedt on 05/29/03 at 02:58 AM

Striking imagery, sensual yet unsettling - excellent piece. The influence of Oriental poetry is evident - looking forward to reading the others in this series.... d:-)

Posted by Marjorie Anne Reagan on 06/24/03 at 03:11 AM

The passion is so apparent here. The words transport.

Posted by Jeanne Marie Hoffman on 12/05/03 at 11:51 PM

A beautiful, beautiful image

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 07/15/04 at 08:20 PM

Stark imagery, love soft and dark and sad. "The sound of snowfall", a paradox. *nodding in appreciation* And something unsettling I can't quite put my finger on.

Posted by Maureen Glaude on 10/30/04 at 07:21 PM

such a gorgeous image. Love that temple, and all of it.

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 09/14/06 at 05:22 AM

Simply beautiful. I can almost sense the diagonal characteristic that is in Japanese paintings. Congratulations on POTD!

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