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It is…
Beyond utterance
Beyond consequence,
In essence
My four sins have been scattered
To unspeakable destinations;
The culmination is merely
That I love you.

I love you…
As if those words will ever do!
As though recitation can suffice
To quell the growing bite
That overwhelms me,
As I contemplate
My existence, without you by my side…

Devour me, my sweet dreams,
May I fall into your arms;
The secret you have kept,
As I protest
My sexual infatuation
And my love, in adulation
A sense of belonging
And longing
For years
For you;
To lay upon your chest
And to whisper, to confess
That I would follow you as your shadow
It is madness, I know,
But look at her; your admirer
Your reflection
Your prize
Staring urgently, deep into your eyes,
‘Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase;
‘The dove pursues the griffin,’
And?
Nothing.

Two souls, spectres, beside a grey winter sea,
I feel your waves rolling into me
The barren sand, dust and grain
Endless, is so suddenly called by name,
She feels firm hands pushing her down
With affection, salt water thrown onto her flames
And I am fearful
Lest I consume you, feeling you taste
My bitter desire,
Stabbing the liar on my tongue with your kiss,
With a meekness and vulnerability
Offering freely, your eternity
It cannot, it cannot be true.
‘As you on him, Demetrius dote on you.’
One of those pieces that work in favour of the notion that 'Shakespearean themes are timeless'; a statement with which I don't entirely agree, so doubtless I shall contradict myself completely at a later date...

We've been studying 'A Midsummer Night's' Dream as part of my drama module at university, so the chosen subject is Helena’s chase…
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jjnaas Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I've read this one before. :) I especially find the last verse "Two souls, spectres, beside a grey winter sea.. etc." to be very powerful! "Stabbing the liar on my tongue with your kiss" That's just awesome
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