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Outrageous love poems

There is a lineage of ecstatic love writing, such as found in the Song of Songs and the poems of Rumi and Mirabai.

Here are two simple love letters written in the moment:

To a stranger after a conversation one night

In the deepening dark your lamp-lit face, energised, potentised, and the alchemy of my silver dreaming and your bright gold rockets a hallelujah into the twilight that is our wonder and joy.

To menopause

Madonna of the Void! You desert bloom in a halo of lightning flashes, you orchid with stripes, you supernova of stars! Where did you come from, where did you go, in your red velvet gown on this summer’s night?