“The Birth of Tragedy in Her Arms” by Dionysius.

Loss, vanishing, the death of all
That is one and whole in my life
Destruction, bliss, primordial envying
Life is like a kaleidoscope of phantasmagoric
Silhouettes, pretty girls dancing with
Devils and elves joined hands with
Sentient sunflowers, bliss, bliss

In the truest suffering, but how?
How can I win on a board
Played by mythic Jokers
Trading cosmic castration
For a satyr’s joy?

A martyr’s ploy
Is to live but once,
But lives she does

Be her Cross man’s home?
And we, actors,
Damned to Eternal Return?

The day of Resurrection
Be our drama ultima
Where all appear as Hamlet
In his final scene
For denouement perpetua

Oh humor me, where is salvation?
Shall the poetry of Apollo wisp
Us from this cursed chorus of existence?
Iamb, trochee, spondee, let us bear
The suffering of the Word

String and key, Fatéa et Chaos,
All in one betwixt and forever changing forms
Wolves, virgins, entranced in seance
Apollo and Dionysus dancing until their
Feet bleed, and their legs break
And their pectus aches and their eyes weep

Entangled in metaphysical intercourse
A double helix of lovers where all is staked
It has no rules, it has no winners
It is Play, unrestrained, sublime and beautiful,
Ghastly and séraphinic, oh this ball of gods
Valkyries rise and rise, take me to
This devil’s heaven

Behold The Divine Tragedy:
Raping softly, singing roughly, dying
In orgasmic conceptions of all Life
Played in repeat, the record
Spinning in eternal recurrence,
Reassurance in dissolution, destruction-
Recreation, in demonic reconciliation

Pandemonium of release!

And I saw her eyes, I panted and at once
Returned to myself, the hermeneutic circle
Of the Oedipal and the Mother, Of the self
And its Other, the messianic muse of fantasie
Come to ravage the calf in poeic-ecstasy
Enticing me, Venus stealing Adonis

Oh pande–

Oh Be–

I see my soul playing above me and
It is still a child, but the child is gone, the
Love is lost, and there is no soul

And I see her eyes.


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  17 comments for ““The Birth of Tragedy in Her Arms” by Dionysius.

  1. December 21, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Strong stuff. The imagination is a wonderful thing. I have no idea whether it reflects reality or creates it.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. SteelWarrior/PoetOfSteel
    December 21, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Really like this, Dionysius! It’s deep and touches me in ways most writing can’t!

    Liked by 2 people

    • December 21, 2020 at 10:07 am

      Thank you for giving it a read, I’m very happy that it touched you Steel!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. blindzanygirl
    December 21, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Oh my God! This is incredible Lucy just amazing work it is so clever and it goes deep into the spirit I hope this comment has come out okay as I am dictating it and not always does my dictation work correctly

    Liked by 2 people

    • December 21, 2020 at 9:35 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed this submission piece but it belongs to the author, Dionysius. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      • blindzanygirl
        December 21, 2020 at 9:38 am

        Oh Lucy. Sorry. I didn’t realise that. It is what happens when you are blind, i can’t always fathom things out.mwell I hope he or she sees it, though I will try to get to their blog as well. It certainly is an outstanding piece.

        Liked by 2 people

      • December 21, 2020 at 10:13 am

        Thank you so much for reading! I am sorry to hear about your vision 😦

        I appreciate that you enjoyed my work 🙂 Here is a link to my site: http://new-classical.com

        Liked by 2 people

      • blindzanygirl
        December 21, 2020 at 10:21 am

        Oh thankyou so much for the link. I will go there and read some mire of your work. This one is so very clever and profound, and goes right into the heart. SO good!

        Liked by 2 people

  4. December 21, 2020 at 8:58 am

    amazing stuff , Lu. ❤️🤗

    Liked by 2 people

    • December 21, 2020 at 9:36 am

      All the credit goes to the author Dionysius. Glad you enjoy their work!

      Liked by 2 people

    • December 21, 2020 at 10:14 am

      Thank you for reading Yassy! Glad you liked it

      Liked by 2 people

  5. December 21, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Mixed feeling of hope and misery and fantasy, seems like classic.

    Liked by 2 people

    • December 22, 2020 at 2:29 am

      Thank you for reading creatingkrishna! I appreciate the feedback, this feeling sums up very well what I hoped to invoke.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. December 23, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    whoa! power in words

    Liked by 2 people

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