Consummation of a first-love relation.
and a few more years,
when her sweet scent eased imposing glow,
and entwined fingers pulled in acquiescence,
there occurred that watershed moment
when absorbing wick, destined to saturate,
laid claim to Life’s precious nectar,
and the taut brain, unable to exit,
fused it onwards and inwards,
banishing forever the slow atrophy
of archaic innocence.
as the years were mature,
in a green hollow in an ancient wood,
two crossed that signposted Rubicon, from
callow and insular to profoundly empathic
leaving all kindred embrace in their wake,
and, though fated to go separate ways,
from that noble moment on,
found beauty, joy, sadness, and pain
in the passion and perfection
of a bird song.
Stanza 1 – Freud’s ‘Beyond The Pleasure Principle’.
Stanza 2: A famous conductor/composer once said ‘to appreciate culture and the arts
fully, one must have experienced intensive, requited and consummated, passionate
erotic love, and presumably more so if ending in painful failure.