Search AuthorsDen:

Login | Click here to join AuthorsDen   

About AD, Link to AD, Gold Members,  Best Seller: 5 Degrees to Separation by Janet CaldwellTami Ryan Wins Poetry Contest

Authors | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Broadcasts | e-mail | Success Stories | Bookstore | Shopping
Featured Authors Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence, V. Artemis Reyd, Lorrieann Russell, Munayem Mayenin, Sabra Brown Steinsiek, Pat Mullan, Bryon Smith, aneeta sundararaj, Nikhil Parekh, Constance Gotsch, Julius Thompson, a squitieri, Michael Ellefson, Ed Kostro, A. Keith Barton, Brittany Renée, Jeremy Vaeni, Matthew Miller
Home > Relationships > Poems
Alexander Shaumyan 

   Sitemap New!
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Alexander Shaumyan, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

More Poetry by Alexander Shaumyan: more...

  |    |  |    TRACK THIS AUTHOR

Take This Body

by Alexander Shaumyan
Wednesday, October 15, 2003

consider O
woman this
my body.
--e.e. cummings

Take this body, my love,
my body, my love,
feel my knees and my arms,
feel my fingers on your hair,
cold fingers, sad fingers,
kiss my mouth, my love,
ever so gently
caressing my chest and stroking my hair,
play with it--whatever is left of it--
I'm sad, my love,
and as I hear you laugh,
I feel the water around my eyes,
my brown eyes, the eyes of a poet,
the eyes of a stranger--
I'm a stranger, my love,
I'm a stranger in a strange land
of secret kisses and lovelorn faces,
of cold bodies huddled together,
hiding behind stiff dresses
and tightly fitting jeans,
I'm a stranger to a kiss,
I'm a stranger to a moist mouth
and a playful tongue,
I'm a stranger to a warm breast,
I stand here bespectacled and confused,
scratching my scraggly beard,
forcing a faint smile--
there is so much pain, my love,
right here in the palm of my hand,
right here in the lump of my throat,
right here in the tightness of my chest,
I'm strung like an instrument
with shrunken testicles
and immobilized toes--
see me tremble, my love,
see me shed a tear
onto this dusty world--
I'm with you, my love,
I'm with you alone,
I'm with you in embrace
of tender passion,
I'm in love with you
and that's why
I'm full of

Spirit of Rebellion: Poetry by Alexander Shaumyan

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Jeff Mason 10/28/2003
Words from deep within your heart. Thanks for this beautiful pouring out of your thoughts and feelings.
Reviewed by Micha Julian 10/25/2003

so moved by this, it's sadness, so palpable, oh, you write with every part of your self, I, this one, so Honest, painful and simply stated need for love, the love...chills

Bravo, again, Alexander, oh...this is one to keep, for me...
Thank You!

(will be buying your NEW!!! Book as soon as am able, oh, yes, yes!)
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 10/25/2003

This is so beautiful! (and the music fits it so well) Thanks for sharing this one.

Reviewed by Richard Vallance 10/25/2003

Yes, onc again, a very lovely poem, and once again, a gemlet of simplicity.

These verses:

I feel the water around my eyes,
my brown eyes, the eyes of a poet,
the eyes of a stranger--

are surprisingly striking.


Richard Vallance,
Ottawa, Ontario,

This time the music is very compelling, and does not distract me at all (versus the previous experience)

Reviewed by AKA ShyPoet1 10/25/2003
Sounds like a person who truly knows loneliness and longings for love.
Brilliant, as I expected.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/25/2003
This is absolutely beautiful in its creation of unconditional love. Great write!
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas 10/25/2003
Alexander your artistry is to be admired....I enjoyed the explorative fashion in which this poem was presented...thank you kindly for sharing "Take This Body"
Reviewed by Debra Conklin 10/25/2003
The music combined with your writing, is simply lovely. So honest and true. Absolutely beautiful. Debbie
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/20/2003
This is romantically and lyrically lovely. Thank you.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge 10/20/2003
This is amazing, took my breath away.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 10/19/2003
Alexander, I can't think of anything to add to the comments already posted...perhaps only that this is of a haunting quality.

Reviewed by Joseph Armstead 10/19/2003
Sensual, dramatic and melancholy, Alex, just awesome work! The music adds tremendously to the mood, but not merely as an afterthought or as an addition outside the write, it works as part of the poem. SUPERBLY well done!
Reviewed by Dale Clark 10/16/2003
An awesome piece! Powerful!
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik 10/15/2003
This is sexy, this is numbness, this is vulnerability, this is smooth, this is sad, this is hurt, I mean HURT, this IS PAIN, this is an ache divine, this is NEEDING, this is WANTING to need...and NEEDING TO WANT, hot, warm & cold, this is reality day dreaming, this is exposure, this is happy IN tears, it is even kind of sadly funny (i.e. testicles), but this IS love.

Only you could go to Antartica and find PURE fire! Mr. Shaumyan, the poem is EVERYTHING "POETRY" IS and WHAT it is SUPPOSED to do! Now, can you give me back my lungs kind of need it? ;) (sigh)

Reviewed by Rebecca (Becca) Henry 10/15/2003
Beautiful love ballad!
Very romantic!
Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 10/15/2003
Absolutely romantic! You certainly know how to sweep the ladies off their feet. Exceptional love ballad.
Reviewed by Dana Matthews 10/15/2003
I was just passing through the den for a read and I found this poem. I read it and then reread it four more times. I wasn't going to review it for lack of reason.

But I'm AMAZED by the beauty you created.

Some people write poems. Some people dabble in prose.

Some people...YOU bleed in verse.


Dana A. Matthews

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/15/2003
This is so very well crafted Alex!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Robert Jude(Ace) Forese 10/15/2003
powerful, passionate emotions... go for it! love should never be unrequited...i know, it's easy to say...
Reviewed by E. Richardson 10/15/2003
oh this is very good....there is passion here, longing, desire, insecurity and a profound tenderness...and it is wrapped in finely crafted verse...Alexander, this is a grand poem.
Reviewed by Eileen Waldron 10/15/2003
Superb! Love the music Alex!
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 10/15/2003
Oh....this is just sssooooooooo beautiful Alexander,such depth as only you can do,if I could wave a magic wand and zap you to her...I would use it to do so.
As always,I wish you all the best,but mostly ,I wish you LOVE.
you fan
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 10/15/2003
Alex, this is beautiful and takes a very brave man to show this tenderness. You my friend are that real man. Well written.

Love, JC xoxoxoxo
Reviewed by Deborah Russell 10/15/2003
Excellent line: ..."a stranger to a moist mouth"... Great poem. Nice work.

You can also search authors by alphabetical listing: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Bookmark this page to your Favorites

Featured Authors
| New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share us with our friends | Provide Feedback! | Contact Us | Company
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen