This Sedative for the Soul

I was asleep when you crept in
You woke me, body, heart and soul
Awakened, aroused, enlivened
You whetted appetites from long ago
Appetites I didn’t want
This couldn’t be, this was fantasy
You scared me, go away and let me be.

But you with your constancy
Your serenity, sincerity
You opened a tight-furled bud within me
Showed me the truth of you, of me
And set the petals trembling
When you set before me
Around me, within me
This precious gift
Of love
This sedative for the soul



About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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27 Responses to This Sedative for the Soul

  1. Sadje says:

    Ah, this is such a lovely poem of awakening love.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Judy says:

    Very sweet and intimate! Nice one!


  3. EntangleDesigns says:

    Love this! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dale says:

    This is absolutely wonderful, Crispina. I love it.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Joy Pixley says:

    The heart opening like a flower to love is one of those classic metaphors that never gets old. Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    Heartfelt poem. It was very nicely constructed. Love it😊

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Love as a sedative – very creative, surprisingly versatile metaphor!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sensual and powerful Crispina.

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