Echezonachukwu Nduka


Love Is Death


Dry petals, broken filaments and anthers
Make mockery of my balcony,
These frowning flowers tell poignant tales.
On Val’s eve, they bloomed. Their scents wafted
Beyond my rooftops as love; now, death is theirs and on me,
They also beckon.

Death hides its face in love’s lyrics
As these songs melt my heart; I follow
The tides and crash in the arms of death,
This love is death; I’m free from its embrace.

When love storms the hearts of men,
What weathers it?
When the hearts of men break in love’s battlefield,
How are they healed?
Death knocks on our hearts after love’s sting.

This ticklish passion sang Calypso’s dirge
As Odysseus bade her farewell; Romeo and Juliet
Embraced death in love’s paradise; Love is death and
Death is love. Let it flee, I shan’t sing its songs.

Submitted: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: love

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Love Is Death by Echezonachukwu Nduka )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Stafford's Cabin, Edwin Arlington Robinson
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
  9. Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Oliver Wendell Holmes

WHAT flower is this that greets the morn,
Its hues from Heaven so freshly born?
With burning star and flaming band
It kindles all the sunset land:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Rainfall, Anthony Daniels
  2. Maintaining Excellency, Anthony Daniels
  3. A Crying Shame, Anthony Daniels
  4. Crystal Consciousness, Margaret Alice Second
  5. Invest the present, gajanan mishra
  6. Free Gaff! !, Damian Murphy
  7. Blizzards are not snows, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  8. w0rk ya mAjiK - (Selah (take a moment to.., sEaN nOrTh
  9. At the End of the Rainbow, Reagan A. Latumbo
  10. yeah you got all the answers i know - an.., sEaN nOrTh
[Hata Bildir]