Wednesday 17 October 2012


I wonder how I got here
until sleep amnesia retreats
and I recall that strange night sky

last night, how the aurora borealis
reflected in eyes the colour of ice,
stirring sensual desires;

how I so eagerly took the hand
that led me here
to this Reykjavik hotel room,

knowing every conceivable fantasy
that girlhood dared dream
was about to be fulfilled...

Lying here beside you this morning
in this dishevelled bed,
disbelieving, I'm moved

to run trembling fingers
through your tousled white-blonde hair.
You stir in your sleep

then gradually awaken
to my awestruck gaze.
Smiling enigmatically

you throw aside the duvet
to reveal physical perfection, naked
but for the soft colourless body hair

that last night brushed against me,
electrifying already heightened senses
to the point of no return.

There is so much I want to say
but I cannot speak your language,
cannot tell you how it feels

as you take me again now
to those cosmic heights - and beyond
to utter rapture, where

I'm no longer conscious
of two-day-old stubble
prickling my face;

nor of these two hearts
pounding in unison
as if desperate to become one.

But, then, who needs mere words
when bodies are so fluent
in the art of communion;

so skilled in their own peculiar language
at expressing that most tender of thoughts
'I think I love you.'

And perhaps it's just as well
I cannot voice my irrational fear
that our hot volcanic passion

will melt you like the icebergs
I can see through the window
glistening in the early spring sun.



  1. you are such a gifted poet. I look forward to your posts everytime I see a new one. I love this xox

    1. That means so much to me, especially as this one was written straight from the heart.
      Thank you so much xxx

  2. You've out done yourself this time, well done.

    1. That is so kind of you, Windsmoke.
      Many thanks :)

  3. Oh wow dear lady you have indeed out done yourself this time hear, hear
    I applaud you Ygraine - jolly well written - superb in fact :D LOVE IT

    1. I so appreciate your lovely comment, Rose. It is such a compliment, coming from a poet as talented as you are.
      Thank you so very much :)

  4. So much energy and knowing.

    Aloha from Honolulu
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    1. So great to hear from you, Cloudia.
      And thank you so much :)

  5. Un testo di un vero poeta!!complimenti!! felice giornata...ciao

    1. Many thanks Giancarlo. Your comments are always so encouraging. They mean so much to me :)

  6. Wow..another mesmerizing read..especially loved the part of " bodies are so fluent/art of communion..stunning!Gorgeous poetry! This had lots of energy and power!! You are amazing Ygraine! there is always such a strong pulse vibing in your works..I feel it each time!

    1. Think I am the one who should be saying 'wow' Victoria!
      I feel so incredibly honoured.
      Thank you so so much :)

  7. Hi, dear Ygraine.
    Well, first of all, you look so georgeus in the new pic!
    About your poem, it's very passionate and imbues me with an Iceland atmosphere, but... love can melt all icebergs in the world, even your ice man, so... take care or put him into the freezer before he becomes water.
    That sentence, "I THINK I love you" the beginning of melting love.
    A hug.

    1. Dulcina,
      Such a beautiful comment. Thank you so very much.
      And, yes, I'm heading for that freezer right now!!

      Hugs :)

    2. Oh yes, and I'm so delighted that you like the pic!

  8. Hi Ygraine. As I read your poem, It makes me feel I'm a part of it. You did well there. I always visualized what I read and this one is really my favorite.

    Perth Wedding Videographer

  9. Wow! What a compliment.
    Thank you so much James. I really appreciate that :)


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