The retreat

We would look endless hours
into the eyes of the other,
hoping to find a hint of coherence and reciprocity,
since maybe we’re all afraid, not to be loved?

One who has suffered profound losses,
has a tendency of retreating into dreaming*
since there one finds endless gates to nowhere,
in particular,
but profound love,
since in fantasy, we become children of her touch.
There we can unravel our fears,
since they are silent to all ears,
like unspoken secrets.

*The line, retreating into dreaming,  is borrowed from Fernando Pessoa: The Book of Disquiet.

~ by Aquatic Poetry on June 2, 2010.

3 Responses to “The retreat”

  1. As I read the poem…I feel the emotions and the way fantasy sets one free of their fears…well done!

  2. Wonderfully written poem, written with depth and feeling, thanks for sharing this…

  3. Thank you for the comments. Thank you for stopping by.
    I look forward to be reading yours. Malene

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