Monday, September 17, 2012

Bound by Venus


Venus and The Sailor, 1925, by Salvador Dali


I pulled you
from the sea
only to drown
in your seduction.

Who is this Venus
that has bound
me by her flesh?

I have drunk
from Eros cup
that rests
upon your lips
and still I thirst.

Freedom, my mind
screams to know it,
but my body clings
to your silken chains.


©Susie Clevenger 2012

17 comments:

Stafford Ray said...

"I pulled you
from the sea
only to drown
in your seduction."
Classic co-dependency.
And you wisely point out the thirst quenched by 'Eros cup' is always back tomorrow, thank goondness!

Daydreamertoo said...

Ahh...it's that old devil called love. He's sunk! lol
Very nice interpretation of the pic.

Brian Miller said...

oh one sip is enough and never really enough...just enough to get you hooked and leave you thirsty...and yes we often trade our freedom for that...nice one susie...

Berowne said...

"Silken chains." Well described; good work.

Jinksy said...

Guess it's best to give in gracefully at times! LOL

Helen said...

I love the power your Venus has over this sailor boy!!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Interesting what Ford said about the co-dependency...nice write Susie...

Margaret said...

...and still I thirst. Yes, he's giving up his freedom for sure ;P

Sue said...

I really like the sound of this one. It just flows.

=)

Other Mary said...

Gorgeous poem, I could drown in your words!

Tanya Sehgal said...

Ohh so wonderfully depicted. Every stanza has a uniqueness of mood for two souls in love :)

kaykuala said...

She certainly has a hold on the sailor boy, 'drowned in his seduction'. Nicely written Susie!

Hank

Kutamun said...

There is something very " Ursula Andress emerging from the sea " about this , Susie , very erotic, thanks

Little Nell said...

Strong sense of an almost magnetic draw here. Her irresistable charms may be his undoing!

sreeja harikrishnan said...

nice take....enjoyed the poem....a really wise thought....

amidemanila said...

This is so sexy and sensual.classic

Tigerbrite said...

Nicely done :)