Archive for longing

The essence of…

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2015 by Mj Rains


What I love about Gustav Klimt’s Art is this essence of…something sad, or forgotten, what is not there at all…even in a kiss there is a hold, a longing, a seeking to keep what longs to be gone… and golden tears…

Update: Image features The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, one of my favorite paintings, and Freya’s Tears by Anne Marie Zilberman, who is clearly inspiring!

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Some song, or something, through me…

Posted in Rumi with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2015 by Mj Rains

Birdsong brings relief

to my longing.

I am just as ecstatic as they are,

but with nothing to say!

Please, universal soul, practice

some song, or something, through me!

~Rumi

As I prepared to give myself to my eternal night…

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2014 by Mj Rains

wedding night

Wedding Night

The dark night softly calls to me and beckons me to bed
With promises like sand grains tinkling through an hourglass
And whispers of sweet nothing upon which to rest my head;
A pillow of oblivion beneath the even grass.

As dusk had drawn its velvet curtain on the world’s unrest
The veil over my eyes was lifted; darkness shone like light
And then a lifetime’s longing rose from deep within my breast
As I prepared to give myself to my eternal night.

How soothing and seductive, these caresses formed of bliss;
The life that once entranced is ravished now by Death’s allure,
For he has breathed into my bosom  with his endless kiss
A shadow of that consummation I cannot abjure.

No more is time my enemy; I’ve put away all pride;
Hence even hope has flown, with all the burden of my cares-
And now with pure abandon will my soul, that joyous bride
Embraced by her Beloved, shed this garment that she wears.

~~~~~~

Wedding Night
from Thirteen Black Roses: Gothic Romantic Poetry
by Christopher Courtley

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The Beauty of Pride and Prejudice…

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2013 by Mj Rains

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I I cannot begin to explain my infatuation with this movie… from the simplicity of reading a book out of doors while walking, to the misunderstandings of attraction, to the fashionable and less fashionable sides of love, the humor… the heartbreak and longing… it has possessed me body and soul…

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