Matt Leporati’s “She Gazes” continued from previous page
That cry! It startles Helen; her soul is rent
With lust--a shiver travels down her spine,
Accompanied by tears falling in torrents
Down her faded cheek, as does all Time,
Temporal concerns fading like the breath
Of dying warriors into the wind.
All conscious thinking halts, the mind propelled
Past all the realms of heaven and of hell,
Past joy and sorrow, into eternity.
The darkness swirls by her warrior's eyes,
Conducting his spirit, unfettered and free,
To the supreme union, now more alive
Than e'er he was in life, his Self complete
In the rapture of True Love. Holy light
Of infinite space surrounds the Divine
Couple, who share a draught sweeter than wine.
She gazes at her boy, her chosen one,
Whose body she has gathered in her arms.
So pure! as bright as the dawning sun
Arising; she wishes not for his harm
Or well-being, desiring only Love.
The curtain of life has been lifted- gone
Is all distinction, forgotten is pain.
In their embrace, Love and Death are the same.
SENTINEL POETRY (ONLINE) #31, JUNE 2005. ISSN 1479-425X