Dialogue Poem Set 3.4: On Love
Ashen Cloak replied:
No. You misunderstand. You have it wrong.
Cathartic-exorcisms of soul’s aches
Is like cleansing demons,
Using the pathos of poetry’s
Immersion in the sentiment of love is all I spoke.
(Blue Hemp Tunic observed, touched on last point
In support of Ashen Cloak:)
You intelli-literalists are always unfathomed
By us spiri-metaphoricists. Our
Meanings are lost on you – out at sea –
So we must like lighthouse see
To spell the words a light to help you out.
Think of the love of Layla and
How they were made as one and died in two.
How one ‘idolised’ the other
Recognising the ‘God’s breath’ in her.
And how he was killed by the
Men of law who couldn’t legislate on the letters he saw
Despite the love he bore.
(Ashen Cloak resumed, ignoring
Blue Hemp Tunic’s camaraderie:)
But mine was a communion with love’s absence
Of soul via mate – or lack thereof – of a once present state.
No less. No more.
By Arif uz Zaman
For the REPLY to this poem please read the poem What is Love?
For the PROBLEMATIC poem to which this is the reply, please click on Wherefore Romeo?
To find out what are ‘the Dialogue Poems’, please click here.