I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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15 January 2017

Because You

Because you are music,
I sing you, even 
when you aren't here,
softly in memory.

Because you are wine,
you intoxicate me
slowly and smoothly,
the taste lingering.

Because you are ocean,
I bathe in you, plunge
and almost drown, then float
on your buoyant blue.

Because you are poetry,
I return to you again and again; 
you fill my mouth, 
I give you utterance, but –

Because you are mystery,
I cannot touch your core,
fathom your depths, recover 
from you, find your truest chords.

Written in response to Literary Excursions: human in terms of non-human 
at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.


  1. Each stanza offers new insight into the 'you' being described. My favourite comparison is:

    Because you are poetry,
    I return to you again and again;
    you fill my mouth,
    I give you utterance...

  2. So sensual, each stanza awakening a need. Beautiful!

  3. Wow!

    Will add this link to my list of favourites.

    Much love...

  4. This is by far the most gorgeous piece of writing I have ever read!!❤️

    1. High praise, Sanaa, knowing how well-read you are in poetry. Thank you!

  5. Each "because" holds back just enough (to make a wonderful...)

  6. Absolutely lovely one. Not one word too few or too many. Metaphore enshrined

  7. Rosemay, one of my favorites of yours ~