Ruined by Your Beauty

by Dorothy Walters

Original Language English

First, you cleansed me,
arriving as fire, as savage flood.

Next you tore me,
your panther tooth,
your lion claw,
limbs scattering like grass
in the garden of a great wind.

Then you made love to me,
night after night of unendurable
torment and passion.

Ruined by your beauty,
I have vanished,
fled into the nothingness
of who I am.

-- from Unmasking the Rose: A Record of a Kundalini Initiation, by Dorothy Walters

<<Previous Poem | More Poems by Dorothy Walters | Next Poem >>

View All Poems by Dorothy Walters

Recommended Books: Dorothy Walters

The Longing in Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology) Marrow of Flame : Poems of the Spiritual Journey Diamond Cutters: Visionary Poets in America, Britain & Oceania The Ley Lines of the Soul: Poems of Ecstasy and Ascension Unmasking the Rose: A Record of a Kundalini Initiation
More Books >>

Ruined by Your