consummation of a first-love relation
part of an autobiographical series
pic: my own
and a few more years,
when her sweet scent eased imposing glow,
and entwined fingers pulled in acquiescence,
there occurred that watershed moment
when absorbing wick, destined to saturate,
laid claim to Life’s precious nectar, and
the taut brain, unable to exit,
fused it onwards and inwards,
banishing forever the slow atrophy
of archaic innocence.
as the years were mature,
in a green hollow in an ancient wood,
two crossed that signposted Rubicon, from
callow and insular to profoundly empathic
leaving all kindred embrace in their wake,
and, though fated to go separate ways,
from that noble moment on,
found beauty, joy, sadness, and pain
in the passion and perfection
of a bird song.
Stanza 1 – Freud’s nebulous paper ‘Beyond The Pleasure Principle’ (1920). Attempting to explain the mechanism behind ‘the compulsion to repeat’, the paper led on to hint at an even more profound postulation about the orgasmic function with regard to the regular maintenance of psychical health, but which, unfortunately, was not pursued further in later work. Much was lost in translation.
Stanza 2: A famous conductor/composer once said ‘to appreciate culture and the arts fully, one must have experienced intensive, requited and consummated, passionate erotic love’, and presumably more so if ending in painful failure.)
The natural inclination of two passionate adolescents crossing the metaphorical Rubicon draws no inspiration from old Sigmund’s interpretations.
Well said, and you’re right Luigi, things happen in Nature, irrespecive of science trying to explain them, not only for simply understanding why and how, but in order to help counteract individual suffering and persecution due to non-factual ignorance (e.g. Alan Turing). With Freud’s hypothesis being proven as true, and accepted as such by society at large, including religion, then the biological variations in the compulsions to love and be loved in order to remain mentally healthy would be seen to be, not morally, which has no part in it, but biologically justified, that sexual disposition is not a matter… Read more »