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Message to Readers

Republishing for crow_e's #ekphrasis contest.

Here's the song I used: https://bit.ly/3cX5G8p

a breathing blasphemy | #126 #ekphrasis

May 23, 2020



it's a church of burnt romances, ornamented with sculptures in cages of splintered hearts and chandeliers of tangled vines, thick with thorns.

i'm too far gone to pray but you, angel, you are a breathing blasphemy, with roses nestled in your brittle ribs and halos cradled in your glorious palms, with frescoes painted on your sinewy thighs and stars spinning around your nimble fingers, with rosaries wrapped around your raw ankles and candles melting along your sinuous spine.

so open up your delusive scriptures and in your glory, i'll sacrifice my sinful being. slit my veins with your sword of guile and i'll worship you with a smile brighter than the sunlight glinting off its double-edged blade.


"It's a church of burnt romances / And I'm too far gone to pray" is from 'Only the Brave' by Louis Tomlinson. 

For prompt 4 of fatpanda's contest

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  • mia_:)

    Replying: Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry! Do you want me to change the title? I had no idea that you had a piece called that, but now that I think about it, I kind of remember. *facepalms* I can give you credit in the footnotes if you want!

    6 months ago
  • Samina

    congratulations! you deserve it ...

    6 months ago
  • Ruthh

    Congrats on community ambassador! You’ll do amazing :)

    7 months ago
  • mia_:)

    wow! this is such a great piece! Your vocabulary is very clean and this is well structured. As for some constructive criticism, some of your sentences seem like run-ons, especially in the second stanza, so maybe break it up or restructure your formatting? I don't know. This is a hecka stunning piece that i love!

    7 months ago
  • Cheshire Cat

    plz look

    7 months ago
  • Westley

    Brilliant! I love the meaningful truth behind the words.

    7 months ago
  • jaii

    oh wow this is brilliantly beautiful

    7 months ago
  • joella

    wowwwww <3

    7 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    It is so wonderful!! <3

    7 months ago
  • fatpanda

    dude i LOVE this song. the lyrics, the singing, the music... *chef's kiss* you know i love louis' music, so you've played your cards well (not that i'm complaining). given how beautiful the song is, i'd say doing justice to its lyrics would be pretty hard, but you've managed it well. your descriptions are ethereal; i really like this piece :))

    7 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    I loved your vocabulary in the piece. It's very neat and clever.

    7 months ago