Sunday, April 19, 2009

Serenity found

I seek the counsel of your heartbeat
and the calm song of your voice,
your warm breath and the security
of your gentle touch — my soul rests
quietly and peacefully, in your arms.

—Terri Guillemets

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tempus hortulanus

Time is a seed, a sprout, a bud,
A bloom, a flower, a wilting rose,
Decay, disappearance, — a seed.

—Terri Guillemets

Friday, April 10, 2009

Simple, soulful, & silly

After all these years I've finally pegged my writing style:  simple, soulful, silly.

—Terri Guillemets

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Romance is a tasty poison

Romance is a tasty poison.

—Terri Guillemets

P.S. Later came across "Amor es un sabroso veneno," or "Love is a tasty poison," paraphrased from Comedia de Calisto y Melibea, circa 1499, considered to be the first novel or play of the Spanish Renaissance. Celestina dice en su español medieval: "Amor dulce.... es un fuego escondido, una agradable llaga, un sabroso veneno, una dulce amargura, una delectable dolencia, un alegre tormento, una dulce e fiera herida, una blanda muerte." Other translations have it as "a delicious poison" or "a savory poison." The passage reminds me of the proverb "Love is a sweet tyranny, because the lover endureth his torments willingly."