"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The Key


You received a bunch of keys when you were born
Keys to open dreams and nightmares
And vaults and secret chambers.
Of all only one fits the mold carved in my soul
In my stoned heart.

As you’ll lift it and read its hatchment
You’ll decypher my name, my blood and my pain
And scarlet poems will roll on my tongue
Like drops of blood streaming from the corner of my bitten lips
Torn by roses that grow in a dream
Where we have lived an eternity together.

Return the key in its place
Complete my soul, revive my heart
And fill up my eyes with your eyes
Just like the sky throws itself into the sea
To pervade life and death in an endless smile
Of purple burning morning.


memyselfandela, 2013

This is my entry for Picture it & Write

12 responses

  1. Ah, A key! I was under the impression a knock would do

    February 25, 2013 at 13:02

    • Thank you Arjun,

      February 27, 2013 at 14:16

      • Ah! How you doing today?

        February 27, 2013 at 14:18

      • I have worked a lot lately , Arjun. I’m in a constant race against the clock.
        I’m fine, thank you for asking. And how are you today???
        Have a great weekend my brother.

        March 2, 2013 at 01:59

  2. Fantastic! The descriptions are so dark and elaborate. Stunning, just like the key itself. I loved this part – ‘And scarlet poems will roll on my tongue/Like drops of blood streaming from the corner of my bitten lips’. Exquisite! Thanks for contributing this week to Picture it & write! 🙂

    – Ermisenda

    February 25, 2013 at 13:38

  3. It think that key might fit me too.

    February 25, 2013 at 16:22

  4. kz

    scarlet poems will roll on my tongue — my absolute fave line.
    beautifully written. loved the darkness.

    February 26, 2013 at 02:56

  5. I like the line “scarlet poems will roll on my tongue” I’ve written a few of them in my day!

    February 26, 2013 at 18:43

  6. petit4chocolatier

    Love this!

    February 27, 2013 at 01:39

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