…and the Blind Shall See


Her face, my map, my guide
in this moment of charged silence.

I touch her eyes, feel cool wet lashes
sensation on my fingertips
questions in my heart.

Fingers move quickly to dampened cheeks
trace rivulets of silent tears.
Drops of fear or rejection or what?

Her lips purse together gently
in a bird-peck kiss upon my palm
press deeper, part slightly in a moan.

She leans in and I read her yes
hands grasp mine as we enter
this divine communion called love.

Thank you, God
for this gift of touch
for this woman who lies with me.

For joyful tears, now mine
from sightless orbs that see.
She loves me as I am.


Motivated by WP Writing 201 prompts: map, ode, metaphor

20 thoughts on “…and the Blind Shall See

  1. Khadijah Sali-Lloyd October 9, 2015 / 8:30 am

    This is just beautiful…brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian October 9, 2015 / 12:06 pm

      So very glad you like it. Happy I am reading your words over my morning coffee. Stop by again!


  2. ruthlakes October 9, 2015 / 10:03 am

    Wow – how beautifully you write. Such charged emotion captured in a few lines. Truly awesome.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian October 9, 2015 / 12:14 pm

      Many many thanks. I love writing and it’s fun to (and surprising sometimes) to look at the page and see the words I write! Old fashioned I am — I start on journal and then go tech.

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      • ruthlakes October 9, 2015 / 12:39 pm

        Me too – if I’m drafting a longer piece I plan it in my journal then write it into Word, edit then copy and post. But poetry I tend to write and edit on my journal until I’m happy – then copy into my post. No idea why I treat the different writing forms so differently 😕

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    • lillian October 9, 2015 / 1:03 pm

      Nice to see your words over my second cup of coffee this morning!

      Hope you’ll stop by again….I do enjoy morning chats with fellow writers and bloggers. Such an amazing place in time and space-this blogosphere! Appreciate your compliment!n

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    • lillian October 9, 2015 / 1:34 pm

      I’m so glad you like it, and that you stopped by. Hope you will again.
      Touch is truly an amazing sense and one so many of us take for granted. Tried to give the reader a tactile sense in this grouping of words here.
      Many thanks for your compliment!


  3. Killing Jar Studio October 9, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    Very pretty, Lillian! And that title, love it! The value of touch- it can be healing, comforting, uplifting….

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian October 9, 2015 / 2:56 pm

      Ah touch…how I love that sense! Glad you like this one.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack October 9, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Brave and beautiful taking this from the other side – with your visual words you masterfully bring the reader into dark blindness…

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian October 9, 2015 / 11:32 pm

      Many thanks for your positive words. So nice to see you this rainy Eve over my Chardonnay 🙂


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