Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Tuesday, September 22, 2009



The last time I fell in love was on top of a sunset
I left you in Fort Green diluting your emotions in
A jar of shea butter
You’re shirtless again
Ebony tinted skin polished with beauty
I see this magical landscape
It makes me want to die in your arms
Like Gone with the wind
I will never go hungry again
You’re the national treasure of my soul
I’m on top of your sunset
Watching you swim the modest waterways
Your name unpredictable to many
I catch your shiny star to show support
A woman who loves stands by her man no matter what the cost
Intense is this love
Your sculpture enhances an azure sky with sleeping dragons
You run fingers through my short hair
I am your dawn
Your camelback ride to paradise
Your tropical smoothie
The mineral oil that boost your unruly locks
We run together towards the sunset
You’re not afraid to stand next to me
It seems natural
Such a magical place
Remember the Good Times?
Even the moments we skipped breakfast
Our bellies full of love
No probiotic needed
Just the fragrance of guava and cocoa butter
You leave birthmarks on the sand
My name written with your footprints
You want me to practice my French
That way I call your name when the sun sets
©2009 by Cathy Delaleu

9/24/09

Today was a good day. The sun was out and I was able to go for a nature walk. I treated myself at Barnes and Nobles, bought a journal, a vegeterian cooking book and poetry book by Nikki Giovanni. I was anxious, couldn't wait to get home to digest the poetry book and to write on my new journal. Expressing my thoughts is the best remedy, especially when you're dealing with an illness. Lately, i've been writing my little heart off with many poems...can't wait to work on the next book, it's about that time. In the evening, my mother came home and I showed her the cooking book, she fell in love with it and i suggested we try a new dish. We sure did. I chose to make asparagus soup...it was delish, thick, hot and flavorful. Mom loves to cook, so it was easy to convince to try something new for the palate.

13 comments:

Lindah said...

Wow! This is so deep. I like the imagery and vivid description. Thanks for visiting mine.

Lyrically speaking said...

Lindah: thanks, please come back again, stay blessed

::She Poet:: said...

Beautifully written. I too love your imagery and composition. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Your pictures are lovely. Have a blessed, peaceful weekend.

PS: I'm also a lefty.

Roger Gauthier said...

Hi Cathy, I will come back, I am now on a photo trip. Just saw your comment on my blog, thanks...

Your mastery of the language is impressive. Your poems are sometimes heart-wrenching. There are things that I feel I can probably not understand, being of a totally different culture, and probably not having suffered enough yet!

As a French-speaking, leftie and bad artist :-), I am glad I know your blog, and I will come back this is for sure.

Take care,

Roger G.

Cynthia said...

Hi Lyrical,this is such a beautiful
beyond-romantic poem. I love the
phrase "you are my soul's national
treasure". A love like this, that
you have evoked is a gift in life.

Wow - my word verification is
andena - one of my favorite names.

Lyrically speaking said...

She Poet: Thank you, please come back again, yeah, lefty rules!!

Roger: Merci pour la visite...hope to see you soon, your page is very soothing to me

Cynthia: Thank you...and I love your page and your work, great style composition

Relyn said...

Oh my. What a beautiful woman you are. A gorgeous woman with a powerful pen. You are gifted, my friend. Gifted.

Lyrically speaking said...

Relyn: It's to know how sweet when people come visit my and other talenteds.

L.A. Lutara said...

ive tripped, slipped and fallen in love with your work all at once...beautiful.

Lyrically speaking said...

L.A. Lutara: Thank you...and nice to meet you here

Heliotropism said...

This was beautiful. Every word is blissful in its emotion. Love it!

heavealie said...

i feel in love with the whole description and the images were playing like a reel in my mind and drew a perfect picture of the sunset in my thoughts!!very well written poem and beautiful indeed!!keep writing!!

Rethabile said...

Nice. Great images. "You're shirtless again."

"I'm your dawn, your camelback ride to paradise."