I wrote this poem when I was 17. It makes me smile and I celebrate the passion and sensuality I see here – and that has never left me.

Our speechless conversation thus followed:

He told me I must go with him out of this world

We were to meet at the dawning

And I began to understand the luscious language of the sprites

My inferior lost world had

evaporated, so gladly I left it

The seduction complete, we left at

the break of dawn

Levitated towards the depth above

With mean humanity below us

Daylight was fading and something

lurked unseen and laughing

A sultry rogue with libidinous eyes

He stood by the lush tree

I saw more of them, laughing

strangers with a cooler kind of smile

He told me to leave now or stay


Then he took my hand

After that we never spoke in words

But I read his eyes and he read


photo taken by Ellen Anne Burns


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Dr. Ellen Anne Burns is an actress, writer, mother, teacher, and student, not necessarily in that order. She was brought up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she has just completed her PhD in Applied Drama. She believes in a holistic spiritual practice, involving meditation, self love and discovery, learning and practicing forgiveness, gratitude and love every day. Ellen wishes to support and guide others on their own journey of self and love, especially with a view to romantic relationships. She is a mentor on Gabrielle Bernstein’ and is thrilled to be one of the founding members of The Daily Sisterhood Blog. If you wish to contact Ellen please message her here, and she will respond as soon as she can.


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