A Divine Comedy

26 Sep

I felt it break
my beaten heart
the pain teared open my soul

Shattered like glass
each piece contained the next
like fleshy holograms

I wanted to run
but in space suspended
the sharp truths hung like stars

Their beams of light
too bright for my eyes
like slicing machines they cut

Achilles in Dante´s Hell - Love and Lust

I relived it all
collapsed on the floor
surrendered to fate finally

Many days later
I rose again
reborn from the fire and ash

The sun still shone
the birds still sang
I felt my breath and heart beat again

I saw back on a drama
as greek as it gets
of Achilles final home

The Divine Comedy
had unfolded in me
like a tragedy mask leaping through time

I felt a smile
wiped off the salt
and nodding in recognition
I stepped into the world once more

34 Responses to “A Divine Comedy”

  1. Taty September 26, 2011 at 2:41 AM #

    The word play was nice. great poetry is always appreciated. Maybe you could visit my poetry blogg as well WiseWordsteachLessons =)


    • Grå Sky September 26, 2011 at 3:11 AM #

      Thanks Taty 🙂


      • Taty September 26, 2011 at 1:04 PM #

        ur welcome


      • Grå Sky September 29, 2011 at 11:57 AM #

        Hi Taty, I visited your blog and left a few comments for you. Strong emotions in your poems. Keep it up 🙂


  2. The Cello Strings September 26, 2011 at 8:46 PM #

    delightful read.

    glad to see you back.



    • Grå Sky September 26, 2011 at 10:50 PM #

      Thanks so much Cello Strings. I enjoyed your recent work too 🙂


  3. Andy September 27, 2011 at 1:04 AM #

    My first time here from Thursday Poets Rally.

    I really enjoyed reading this. Nice ending & love the image.

    Thanks for sharing & for the visit too.

    Your Song Of Love


    • Grå Sky September 27, 2011 at 7:26 AM #

      Hello Andy. Thanks very much for your kind words. You write beautifully yourself.


  4. disjointedrhymings September 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM #

    Love it 🙂


  5. Ina September 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM #

    beautiful, I like the way you describe a shattered heart!


    • Grå Sky September 27, 2011 at 3:28 PM #

      Thanks Ina. Loved your Europe´s Lover too 🙂


  6. Daydreamertoo September 27, 2011 at 10:41 PM #

    Very deep and image filled.
    It’s such a shame we humans have to know pain before we can grow but, it’s the way it is and the person in your piece has survived.
    I always try to remember whatever happens: “And this too, shall pass.”
    A lovely read, thank you.


    • Grå Sky September 27, 2011 at 11:05 PM #

      You are right DayDreamerToo. No wonder we don´t live longer, with all the pain we must endure before we learn 🙂 I am glad you liked the poem. I bit of drama. Loved your Space and Time. Beautiful….


  7. Joel Hall September 28, 2011 at 10:13 AM #

    Made me smile. 🙂


    • Grå Sky September 28, 2011 at 11:39 AM #

      🙂 perhaps even laugh a little 🙂


  8. The Orange Tree September 28, 2011 at 8:51 PM #

    I feel your emotions, well done.



    • Grå Sky September 28, 2011 at 9:58 PM #

      Thanks so much Orange Tree, I appreciate your comment. You Magpie Tale is beautiful btw 🙂


  9. charlesmashburn September 29, 2011 at 12:25 AM #

    Wonderful write. Full of emotion. Very nice!



    • Grå Sky September 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM #

      Thanks so much Charles. I loved your work on the siren and the wolf. Exciting and melancholic as in impossible infatuation.


  10. The Gooseberry Garden September 29, 2011 at 3:42 AM #

    you may check out poetry picnic week 6 here.


    welcome in.


  11. mish September 29, 2011 at 4:06 PM #

    This is intense and beautiful … and graphic …
    Thanks for swinging by my blog and posting a comment – much appreciated !


    • Grå Sky September 30, 2011 at 2:53 PM #

      Appreciation goes both ways Mish 🙂 Your red carpet moment made me laugh 🙂


  12. Morning September 29, 2011 at 8:09 PM #

    reborn from fire and ash,

    love it, your words are very powerful.


    • Grå Sky September 30, 2011 at 2:55 PM #

      Thanks Morning, your comments are much appreciated 🙂


  13. Nefarious X September 30, 2011 at 5:00 AM #

    The imagery and great. There is
    great movement in the flow of the poem, great use
    of alliteration.

    I liked this poem, it never became cliche.
    This is my favorite part.

    “I wanted to run
    but in space suspended
    the sharp truths hung like stars”
    Good work.


    • Grå Sky September 30, 2011 at 3:02 PM #

      Cheers Nefarious X 🙂 I really appreciate it. Still have much to work on, not least working for longer on each poem so it becomes more coherent in wording and metaphorical as well.

      I really dig your writing style. Read through many of your poems and I was impressed. Enjoyed your straight forward and personal tone, and I can easily identify with your matter or fact perspective of even grim things. Really good stuff 🙂


  14. aynsley7 October 1, 2011 at 7:21 PM #

    Saltily sweet.
    Excellent job.


    • Grå Sky October 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM #

      Thanks so much Aynsley7, I appreciate you visiting 🙂


  15. mindlovemisery October 10, 2011 at 8:42 PM #


    I nominated you. Love the powerful emotions and imagery in your poem.


    • Grå Sky October 25, 2011 at 11:08 PM #

      Thanks so much wonderful Mindlovemisery. I am honored to receive the nomination from you, and I greatly appreciate your ongoing support 🙂 Love Grå Sky


  16. Seabell October 17, 2011 at 8:18 AM #

    I like the way we follow your own experience and feel almost glad when you “stepped into the world once more”. 🙂


    • Grå Sky October 25, 2011 at 11:09 PM #

      Thanks so much Seabell, I really appreciate your kind words and you attention. Best, Grå Sky


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