Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Neil Ellman- A Poem

Woman IV

(after the painting by Willem de Kooning)

vampiric bride
holiest of the holy
let me suckle at your breasts
and feel your love
and you feel me
upon your lips
shivering between your thighs
and yours on mine
so much contempt
conceived in love
and born to loathe
what you desire
and have become.

Neil Ellman lives and writes in New Jersey.  His poems, many of which are ekphrastic and based on works of modern art, appear in numerous print and online journals throughout the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe.  The latest of his eight chapbooks, Convergence & Conversion, is now available from The Knives Forks and Spoons Press.