English: The leaves of Atropa belladonna

English: The leaves of Atropa belladonna (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Belladonna dreams
Caricatures in extremis
Raise you from your deathly sleep
Parapets and kingdoms
Tunnels echoing and deep

Perspective disturbs and lengthens
Once more to touch your cheek
Ragged through these years
One more moment I would seek

Belladonna needs
From all earthly shackles freed
Lost love will rise again
And speak such words to me
The universe itself will bend

Wake now in fantasy
As near as breathe and life to me
Hear one more time your voice
I fall to sweet delirium
Without a care or choice

Ā© Helen Valentina 2013 All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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13 Responses to Belladonna

  1. I always loved that name and found it interesting that it’s on a poisonous plant.

  2. Nice job…..No smoking (or chewing) the Belladonna. Brownies are out too.

  3. Lovely Helen, great imagery as always.

  4. Perfect, Sis!!!! Loved this one!! xxxx

  5. I love this – that first line drew me in – that first stanza amazing. Liked, liked, loved. šŸ™‚

  6. I am obsessed with poisonous flowers and I’ve written on this one myself fabulous Helen =)

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