Like **Semele



We watched the tide ebb and flow,
Then walked for many days,
To find shelter, if we could,
Await our rescue team!

We ate the pickings ‘round us,
We hovered in the caves,
We slept in shifts awakening
Finally to sea breezes!

Isolation left us with
No others to consider,
We landed here by accident,
We had not known each other prior!

As is the way of opposites,
Who tend to attract each other,
We stared, we glared, we talked,
We ate, we laughed considering survival!

Feeling safe, and yet deprived
Our time was further extended,
No one was coming for us,
We lapsed into reality!

Our interest in each other grew;
Our options had dwindled,
We laughed we kissed and then we cried,
Nature overtaking!

Many of life’s experiences
Passed my recollection,
But never did I remember
Being overrun by passion!

**Semele-mortal mother of Dionysus,fathered by Zeus. She was consumed by lightning-ignited flames after demanding that Zeus reveal himself to her in all his glory.

c. by Lena Smith Carter--Poetic Universalisms II, 2006.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Scheme XXXX AXBC XDXD XDXX XXAE XXXB CFDF E X
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 992
Words 175
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1, 1

Lena Smith Carter

Lena Smith Carter is an internationally traveled concert artist who has sung the poetry of the world in seven languages across America and around the world. She is a graduate of Central State University (OH) with a B. S. in Music Education, a graduate of Miami University (OH) with an M.Mus. in Performance and Repertory, and has studied for her doctorate at the Paris American Academy, Paris, France and The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Her international travels have taken her from Paris to New York as well as Porto Alegre, RS; Fortaleza, CE; Recife, PE; Joao Pessoa, PB: Natal, RN; Sergipe, AR; and Brasilia, DF, where she appeared at Casa Thomas Jefferson /The American Embassy. Her experiences in the northeast allowed her to use many Brazilian folk songs as both the land and the language are very close to the hearts of northeasterners. In the south of Brazil, where there are many foreign-born citizens who speak other languages natively, she used more German, Latin, Italian, French, and Spanish, as well as Portuguese and English.In addition to her concert career and international travels, she is a teacher, parent, grandparent, publisher, editor, patent holder, philosopher and published poet and author. She has traveled to more than 15 different countries and has had more than thirty-five years experience in the creative arts and education. Her poetry is bold, original, colorful, and imaginative.Her written and published works include The Weight Management Diary, Axioms for Life/Work, Axioms for Life I, Axioms for Life II, Axioms for Life III, Poetic Universalisms I (hardback/paperback), Poetic Universalisms II, (hardback/paperback), 50 Reasons Why You Have/Have Not Arrived, Foreign Language Tips for Travelers (eBook), School Security Rewind (eBook), Writing Poetry: How to make yourself a Pro (eBook) and Jumpstarting Your Choir, Volume I. more…

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