the falling ( a love story)

the falling (a love story)

he feels she likes him
she feels he likes her
past iambic convos
their arms brush electric
as armrest fades to clouds
this must be love astir
floating from their bosoms
flutterbies of light

and all 
the light 
to breathe 
to breathe

the falling is quite lovely
even as their flight
surrenders to the kisses
of thirty thousand feet
of braided gravity waves
to find love and longing
from the deep embraces of
an endless lyrical sea

and all 
the waves 
to weave 
to weave

© said sadain, jr.  2018


The iambic portions of the poem “falling” are inspired by the lyrics written by Roma Ryan for The Humming song, which was released in 2015 as the first track of the Enya music album Dark Sky Island:


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11 Responses to the falling ( a love story)

  1. Wow!
    thirty thousand feet of braided gravity waves 🙂 so visually, descriptive. You have a wonderful way with your words.

  2. That was very pretty.

  3. Mike says:

    Beautiful images here. Nicely done.

    • Thank you, Mike. I was just reading your “Learning to See” post earlier, I sure do hope this poem gives justice to the sensitivity (or is it sensibility?) of what Ursula Le Guin refers to as “the raw nerve of the universe” 🙂

  4. A beautiful piece, Said. A monumental love story, I hope the moon does not come into the picture and make a love triangle. The romantic sea’s embrace reminded me of a Portuguese song, roughly, “It’s sweet to die in the sea.” We are definitely in the realms of fantasy.

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