Counting Breathlessness

Count the ways to breathlessness…let me
They alwaysalready begin with Sweetness…
Add a dash of C Rose and mind whirring stirringnesses
palpable, click buttons to time those breaths; lest
we test no theory well enough to say it’s three or four; best
think again about the resting spaces full of places abreast:
here thenwhere arresting unfurlings of togetheringness
splash us further pressed to one another’s chests…
Here, therewhen say I is utter blessedness!
For Sweetness catches my soul soaringness
and draws me closer unto total breathlessness
As I am wont to say: C Rose dashes eye drops for wetness
while giving of her heart and soul, spirit guiding the whole
If you nevuh evuh have been fortunate eyewitness,
pray ye don’t miss this ambrosia sweetest
as it is laid bare for your delvingnesses
Instead, open yourself in wideness
surrendering in deeper depths of inwarderest
beyond furthest reaches of outwarderest
and whenthere wideshut eyes envisioning enthronedness
upon white crystalline luminescence
startle ye not to wakefulness
for now ye enter her realm a bared soul
seeking nothing more. Then will Sweetness
 enter into all of you just as you witness
dazzling C Rose pulling you closest
in dances most wondrous, forming syzygetic bliss
This is howwhy I yearn in earnestness
to count the ways to breathlessness…with thee

About this poem

This is a tribute to Sweetness, a force that surely embodies in many women the pure selfless compassion, the austere nurturing, the perfect patience, and abiding love that is rarely encountered in a lifetime of living unawares, but that becomes more apparent once one opens one's eyes wideshut...

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Written on February 18, 2022

Submitted by ScottMPotter on April 24, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:06 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,349
Words 220
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 29

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