With Rigid Arrow


*”Love and the Soul had sought
and, after sore trials, found each other;
and that union could never be broken.”*

*”Cupid and Psyche”,

Will the brash beat
of these drums
send shivering flames
to the gods?
Will forsaking my invisible
others bring them down on me
still at odds?
Precarious is this war
of love.
Furiously the embers smoulder,
ashen hearts fall like doves,

blackened crests
fall weary to the archer,
lean and drawn.
He pierces mistrust,
another war
of love.
Still they fly
aloft once more, but
wisdom has abandoned
this falling prey of
left to tinge their sultry skies
and hazardous way,
to love.

An arena waits,
swept by feet,
filled to feast on
harmony’s greed,
but they love
this love,
and the love of bitter enemies
to be combated, yet
she flies through its face,
to be reunited
once more.


Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

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