We Are Struck

the little prince

Time is involved with our embraces

As if the length of holding one another

Measures the weight of our affection

The tightness of our hugs produces passions–

Passions filled with a gravity of attraction

Not just of Earth and moon, but a solar system

Spinning in a forever twirl of infatuation

Creating fools with feet stuck to the ground

Apples fall, striking our yearning heads

As if aimed from the trees, which recognize the bloom

And blush, throbbing candy fruit seeds of our hunger

Moist in mouth, We crave the taste of heated sugar

As if Venus were vanilla and Mars, marshmallows

S’more amore, together, in gooey entanglement.

We are struck with each other, from now on

By Scott Gustafon

By Scott Gustafon

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15 Responses to We Are Struck

  1. S.K.A says:

    I really loved this poem especially the line, “As if the length of holding one another
    Measures the weight of our affection.” I love how it generates a lot of emotion within a few words. I also love the picture of Le Petit Prince as well (I’m reading that this summer).

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  2. One of my favourite stories, Le Petit Prince.
    Great line:
    As if Venus were vanilla and Mars, marshmallows

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  3. calensariel says:

    I’ve never read The Little Prince, but I LOVED this poem!

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  4. love this. and this especially: “Time is involved with our embraces
    As if the length of holding one another
    Measures the weight of our affection”…

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  5. Shery Alexander Heinis says:

    Ah, I must re-read “Le Pet Prince” and in the original language – French! What a beautiful poem!

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  6. Jahsonaj says:

    Reblogged this on Our Days & Futures.

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  7. vivachange77 says:

    Engaging images. I like s’more amore especially. The picture of the little girl and the frog is delightful.

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  8. thatpoetmax says:

    I loved this one.

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  9. neutraltechnician says:

    How did you first come across “The Little Prince”?

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  10. welx says:

    Love the bottom image.

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