Vulcanism | A Poem

Vulcanism

(Or, The Volcano Meets the Sea)


I am fire;

You are water.

You drown me, chill me;

Stifle my being.



I am water;

You are fire.

Your overbearing heat

Abuses me; my soul

Escapes as steam.



We, together,

Fire and water, are nothing:

In our meeting,

We each

Cease to exist.



© 12-26-93 C.E. Carl
© 5-5-15 C.E. Carl Elias
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© 2015 Liz Elias

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Jodah 21 months ago from Queensland Australia

Very scientific poem Mslizzy. Very true too..many relationships end like that :)


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DzyMsLizzy 21 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Very perceptive, Jodah; there was indeed a hint of a relationship issue in the background of that poem, given that it was written as I was finding myself in the throes of a divorce. ;-) I used the volcano as a metaphor. ;-)

Thanks very much for your comment; much appreciated.


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Lee Cloak 21 months ago

A very enjoyable piece, lovely to read, Lee


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DzyMsLizzy 21 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hello, Lee;

I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you so very much!


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bravewarrior 21 months ago from Central Florida

Sounds like a mismatch to me!


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DzyMsLizzy 21 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, Shauna - Yes, a mismatch, indeed, whether in nature or in a relationship. ;-) Thanks so much for stopping by.


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The Examiner-1 20 months ago

Very true. They both cancel each other out. I voted up, shared and pinned it.

Kevin


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DzyMsLizzy 20 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thank you, Kevin, for the vote, share and pin. I'm glad you liked this poem.


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FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

Meeting a charismatic match isn't always the best fort both parties. Sometimes we need our complement.


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DzyMsLizzy 20 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi there Flourish!

Yes, well, that "complement" was my ex, and it was as I was realizing that we were headed for divorce that this poem came about. ;)

I am now married to my soulmate, who is a proper complement, and a charismatic match. ;-)

Many thanks for your observant comment.


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annart 20 months ago from SW England

Perceptive idea; that does indeed happen. Then more takes over and so the cycle continues. I loved this, as I do all your poems.

Ann


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DzyMsLizzy 20 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hello, Ann!

Thanks so very much for your compliment and praise. I'm delighted that you are enjoying my old poems. ;-)


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manatita44 17 months ago from london

Exquisite poem, DzyMsLizzy.


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DzyMsLizzy 17 months ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thank you so verymuch, manatita44, for your high praise. I'm most pleased you so liked this poem.

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