Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Please Welcome Guest Blogger David Russell

My Dream of Madonna/An Ecstatic Rendezvous by David Russell

I am sure everyone has fantasies about one-offs with celebrities. In my case, Madonna de-inhibited me to actually write one. I was turned on to her by the Videos of La Isla Bonita and – much more so – Like a Prayer. The latter forced me to write a poem on the spot: 

(inspired by the video of 'Like a Prayer'

Across the gulfs of culture
And morality's rift faults
All meet you, and grow whole.

The planks of martyrdom, crumbling,
Shine as beacons, rising to pure carbon
Of your chosen one, in ebony, beyond all fire.

So, as all flames, your shimmering dresses
Nurture for all vision your quintessence;
Held, threaded thin and ever flirting
With falling point beyond all sense.

That is the essence of all challenge,
Of all your seeming danger;
And that stance, held through all showing flimsy
Forges to true substance
All jaded solids,
Tempers all flows through oral breath,
Making the temple rained and flooded;

The earth's, the sea-bed's star.

David Russell

Subsequently, I came across Kay Turner's Book Women's Dreams of Madonna - which was lovely, and encouraged me to follow suit. The catalyst led me on to find a 'real life' experience' which is celebrated in the accompanying story An Ecstatic Rendezvous

 Find out more about David and his other works at Goodreads

1 comment:

  1. Lovely poem, intriguing premise, one that surely resonates with many...


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