March 07, 2012

Ode to the Goddess, Melancholia

She made me to discover you
To uncover your sombre eyes
And play my sweetest songs to you
In the light of your dark disguise

I'll hide the abstract and bring to you
The concrete words that misery elides
Into euphemism.

I know you

Will struggle to navigate the lines

To understand when I suggest to you
This adultery on the simple norm
But I'll bring my honeyed lines to you
And let you consume me in that new form

I am just sitting across from you
Hoping to get caught up in your eyes
My words sing from the page to you
Composing an unutterable query

Is this what you want for me and you
To slouch in soft melancholy?
Or will I make it across to you?
Catch me alone and kiss me on the mouth.

I used to sit in the kitchen with you
Wishing that you could hear the mental odes
That I was always writing about you
And the way that you laughed at me

Then I'd be on the bed with you
Discussing how to be happy
How to separate ourselves from everybody else
How to break away and be happy

We parted before I could answer you
Then you sent me the name of a love song:
'I'm afraid to be the melancholic one;
Catch me alone and kiss me on the mouth.'

February 02, 2012

Book Recommendation

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

  • "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita. Did she have a precursor? She did, indeed she did. In point of fact, there might have been no Lolita at all had I not loved, one summer, an initial girl-child. In a princedom by the sea."

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