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Savage Love

November 6, 2011
By ME... BRONZE, Draper, Utah
ME... BRONZE, Draper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas lights.' -Maya Angelou

a tale of pure, uncomplicated savagery
unavoidably of Love too
improbable, inexplicable, and altogether bewildering-
an atrocious phantom of the civilized world
and yet, as if by enchantment,
this Love, savage of superb
becomes the Mistress of Existence
the clear flame of Destiny

a fantastic invasion of Loneliness
expressive and puzzling, striking and disturbing
like running blaze on a plain
like a flash of lightning in the clouds.

But darkness was here yesterday
As the whisper had proved irresistibly fascinating
Love was held captive by a spell.

But to break away, for a fleeting moment
As we live in the flicker

Trying to make up for the brilliance of sunshine

With an unpractical spirit of adventure.

How quickly savage love surrenders

A swift kiss-

Love is silenced.

And the Heart of Darkness echoed loudly within.

The author's comments:
This poem was written using only words found in Joseph Condrad's 'Heart of Darkness'. Savage Love is a pretty accurate summary of the mood of the book as a whole.

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