Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Vertigo Delirium

Her lips are ravishing drugs--
my soul is a slave on her wing.

I love every intoxicating detail:

Every word waiting to be said,
waiting for no reason, really,
just to catch a breath--
just to play a game.

Waiting to be blown away
toward the only ear
they'd ever want to hear
their precious sighs
of vertigo delirium.

Waiting for the lights to dim
and the music to fall down low
so its earthbound fog rolls
gently around us as she lands.

until the words have company,
and after that, when company
no longer desires a voice
to be heard--



Top: A smoke angel? I've never seen anything like it--so I knew it definitely belonged right here in this menagerie of beautiful oddities that I've gathered from across time and space. Bottom: Saturn? I've been to Saturn! It's good old Saturn in infrared false imaging. Pretty picture day around here, as always.

My aunt was discharged from the hospital yesterday, but she'll be back for more treatment in two weeks. I thank you all for your kind words and well-wishes. As I said before, each and every one of you are bad-asses in your own right.


Jessica said...

That smoke angel looks so cool, but your words are really beautiful!

eric1313 said...


What can I say except thank you?

Peace out.

karma lennon said...

The smoke angel is wicked awesome. But not as awesome as the line "her lips are ravishing drugs". Love it!

eric1313 said...


Yeah, that was just a matter of finding the right word. Ravishing always has a nice feel to it!

Thanks for the words. Talk to you soon.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

My ass is not bad.

There was a kind of pit-of-the-stomach nervous excitement about this poem.

Behind Blue Eyes said...

that was beautiful. So sorry to hear about your Aunt. I was reading your comment on EOTR blog. Sounds like a beautiful person.

Princess Pointful said...

Glad that your aunt gets some time away from the hospital, hopefully to spend with family.

I love the theme of waiting. It is a kind of delicious impatience you convey... the experience of waiting for something makes that actually something so much more wonderful when it occurs.

I also wanted to throw out a word of appreciation for those secret archive comments of yours. This time they were especially kind-hearted. I hope to respond more directly at some point soon, but I'm afraid I have the end of semester grad school blues!

MyUtopia said...

I hope your aunt is okay!

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Think of all that Gas...

Mind boggling, to compare the earth to it.

eric1313 said...

Ultra Toast

Good, bad--it's all relative when speaking of asses.

Visceral reaction is always good. It's almost better than an emotional or intellectual response. It's deeper. Thanks for the stop.

Behind Blue Eyes

Thank you for all of that, BBE. My aunt should be in perfect health soon with everyone's well wishes. And yes, she is as beautiful a person as I know of.

Thank you.

eric1313 said...


Yeah she's at home and getting some sleep. You know hospitals, they wake you up every hour for a blood pressure check. It was wearing on her, being away from everyone.

Yes, yes, yes... The desire to have something is what makes everything so much sweeter and stronger and amplifies it all, even the moment of truth.

In many ways, this one can be boiled down to "the getting" over "the having".

And no problem, you! Your writing makes such good sense to me, it's so well executed and with that trademark Princess intelligence and humor. No problem at all.

Take care.

eric1313 said...


She is doing a lot better. There's still a long way ahead of her, but at least she's making progress.

Talk to you later, friend.

Crushed by Ingsoc

It looks so beautiful and serene, and even encapsulates a certain perception of perfection. Yet it's one of the most violent and stormy places in the solar system.

750 times the size of earth, yet less dense than water. It really is a strange but beautiful place.

I wish I could live long enough to see the day that round trip journeys are made to Titan. That would be nice.

singleton said...

Hands down! That's it! Your blog has blocked me! Boycotted me! Arrrrrggggh!
But, Clink!
Real time....

singleton said...

Ta!dah! I stayed to watch!

eric1313 said...


Keep trying and make sure the comment goes through. I always copy my comments before I hit send, because blogger doesn't like me, either.

See, you got it! It's like blogger needs to be babysat. Very sad.

Anyway, I'll catch up with you in a second. said...

Wonder of a poem.

Good vibes for your seriously ailing aunt.

X. Dell said...

(1) I wish your aunt well, and I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving.

(2) I'm really grooving on the vibe of that poem. That's pretty close to how I feel, what I experience when infatuated by a woman.

ChickyBabe said...

Ooh, that last word struck a chord.

I envy the source of your inspiration :).

eric1313 said...


Thanks for the good vibes and well-wishes, and thanks for the the word on the poem. It's all good.

X dell

Thanks for the wishes all the way around.

And yeah, the waiting game is something, it heightens everything about the object of desire.

Vertigo delirium, falling into the fever of passion. Let's all burn tonight with the one that we love, or at least the one we want to love.

eric1313 said...


I liked it too, that was why I singled it out, for that maximum "oomph" effect.

No body can envy my inspiration as much as I do. But you are all welcome to try!

Thank you for the visit. Take care and I hope to see you soon.

Cazzie!!! said...

Awesome stuff re your Aunt!!! And I lvoe the imagea dnt he poem...of course!!!

the walking man said...

Eric, good news about your aunt, I read of how much she means to you, may she recover completely to the person you know and love.

I am curious about the smoke angel, I have never seen anything like that and am a'wondering what caused it?



captain corky said...

I'm glad you're aunt is going to be home for the holiday.

Love your poem. She definitely sounds like someone worth waiting for

i beati said...

I definitely aspire to be a bad ass. What kind of treatments??I know what she ahs just wondered the treatment -

eric1313 said...

Cazzie!!! Thank you for all of your wishes. Take care and I'll see you again soon.

Captain Corky

You too. Thanks for the good vibes, I'll be seeing her today.

And this one is definitely all about the wait.

And it's always worth it.

eric1313 said...


Thanks about my aunt. She does mean a lot and it's a damn good thing she's doing a little better, but she not out of the woods completely yet.

Yeah, I don't know if the Smoke Angel is part of the exhaust or what. There was no description, only a picture of it. Weird. But I loved it.

Thanks for the good wishes.


I'm not exactly sure, I believe that some of the tumors are to be shrunk, and not removed. That's what she told me a few nights ago, anyway.

Your concern is touching. Thanks for the vibes, too.

Peace out, everybody.

eric1313 said...

And Happy Turkey with cornbread stuffing day!

Enemy of the Republic said...

That first line alone is bad ass!

Glad to hear about your aunt, my friend. Enjoy your holiday.

eric1313 said...

Thank you, Enemy! I will enjoy it and I hope you do the same.

It's not every day that we celebrate driving the original inhabitants to the brink of extinction. My blood boils in sympathy and in a lust for revenge, and also in craving of those sleepy enzymes that turkey releases.

An odd combo, that's for sure.

Peace and love

kj said...

hi eric, i'm visiting on the fly but long enough to appreciate this fine poem of yours.

happy thanksgiving!

karma lennon said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Eric! Hope you're having a good one and I hope your aunt is well!

singleton said...

Wishing you peace, laughter, and goodstuff..... the whole trip through! Enjoy, my friend!

Ant said...

Glad your aunt is out (and doing ok?)

Pictures: that smoke angel is truly magnificent. And have you ever seen the video-feed of Saturn as Voyager was leaving it's orbit? It was real grainy, bitty footage but somehow this made it so much more real (which I guess it was) and sent a chill down my spine...

Words: you have an uncanny knack for saying poetically the kind of reactions women bring out in myself too. Very cool...

benjibopper said...

glad to hear it about your aunt.

i enjoyed the flow of this one, it rolled along deftly at great heights.

Brian said...

My friend Ann sent me. I read back through some of your posts earlier in the week. I love your poetry and the pictures you post.

Josie said...

What a lovely poem. I think someone is in love. ♥ Who is your muse?

All your poems are wonderful.

What a gorgeous picture as well.

Beth said...

I hope your aunt is all right as well. I've never seen a smoke angel. It's rather frightening. I prefer Saturn.

eric1313 said...


Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. And I'm glad you come by, comment or not. Thank you for the reads.


Aunt Theresa is doing better at home, but the meds are messing with her--she's not herself by a long shot. Still, I'm glad to see here.

Hope you had a great one, as well.

eric1313 said...


I am, I did, I was and I will be yet again. It was a great holiday for once, lots of goodstuff...

Hoping you has just as great a day with your loved ones all around you.

Peace~love and pass the wavy gravy, please!


She's doing OK. Everyone does better outside the hospital, at the least just for being able to get sleep.

Yeah, the smoke angel is crazy--I found it somewhere in the google dredges. And I have seen the feed you are talking about, and when you see the effects of the thousand mile an hour winds, it does bring it back home that it's not just a thing, it's a place. And it's huge. The Cassini probe footage is digital and a tousand times smoother, if you ever get a chance to see it, do so. Cassini also did a two year long recording of storms on Jupiter as it approached passed by it for the gravity assist.

Thanks for the sterling compliment. I've written a lot of throw away poems nobody will ever see to build up to this point. And I have some great friends who I look to for ideas, inspiration and just general writing support. Long live bloggdom.

eric1313 said...


Yeah, it's sometimes tough to follow up on some of the lines I generate, but somehow I manage to. I always hate when the lines are inconsistent, even if the themes match.

Thanks for the read, and thank you very much for the continued wishes for my Aunt.


Welcome to my site! Ann is a beautiful writer, and I've seen you there, as well. Thank you for the visit.

I try to match up a picture with the poem, sometimes it fits perfectly, sometimes it puts a different spin on the words. But thank you all the same, see you soon.

eric1313 said...


I'm having a mad love affair with words...

And I have several muses in my lucky, lucky life--thanks for asking! I'm sure they are tickled rosie and ecstatic over the mention.

And thanks for the lavish compliment. You know I try.


Yeah, it is weird looking, those two eye splotches and all the scraggly smoke, but I had to use it. It's just so wild looking!

And I like Saturn better, too.

Thank you all for the stops--give yourselves gold stars for the effort of all your thoughtful comments.

ann said...

the smoke angel is awesome... what an amazing picture

the poem was pretty hot and smokey too; conjured up some steamy images.... mmmmmm

I think Josie is right... someone's in love???? ;>)

eric1313 said...


Maybe, maybe not... maybe.

And thanks for the words about the poem, they're all hot, if I can help it!

Peace to you, friend!