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Saturday, 14 February 2009 08:34

On this day of Love, this website shares with our readers a poem that Maya Teague wrote many moons ago when the poet discovered Eros again after a great loss.  Happy Valentine to one and all--The Editor, Webmaster and Writers of the MabuhayRadio.com.

 

BANQUET

By Maya Teague

 

It is 4 a.m. when you collect me from my sleep…

Your cognac-flavored breath encroaching sweetly

Upon my chardonnay-ed mouth.

In the hushful murk of night, you appear to me --

A lurching penumbra of thighs and legs

And fingers waking to the music of our loins.

My Beloved, is it you whom I glean

From the haze of a hesitant morning

When daybreak attempts to expulse

The darkest, stagnant hours?

Is it your sighs that I faintly hear

In the vapory glow of this hallowed night

As you pass the sweetest words and the softest kiss

Upon my languid countenance and other regions?

Is it your arms I calmly rest my head on

That are now prepared to swathe me?

Is it your face, your beautiful face that I must winnow

Through the thickening mist

And trace with wonderment

The contours of your sinewy form?

Is it your pillow that will soon bear witness to my stubborn tears?

 

Is it really you, my newly Beloved

Or just a dreamy specter of a great Love departed?

 

T onight it matters not.

Pay me no mind and only listen

To the laughter of my skin.

Go ahead, act on your prurient impulses

Thus far unexpressed, as you waited

While I wilted in grief before you.

Here...tonight...I permit you to covet me

'Til the last remnant of reason is gone,

So that a thousand years from now,

When the heart grows old

And the soul no longer sings,

I will softly lower my eyes

And let my spirit soar with the

Glorious remembrance of your love.

 

 

Maya Teague

maya.teague@yahoo.com



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