Tuesday Tunes – Poetry Through Music, #27, 2015

break up

[Image from Fantasticpictures4u]

[Inspired by Enigma’s “Sadeness” (Part One, Extended Trance Mix:]

What had she done?


it had overcome her

in a moment,

too short for excuse;

all thoughts dammed up

let loose –

too many to make sense

to any mind, let alone his.

Should have held her tongue,

instead knocked him for six  –


with a bombardment of words,

verbal onslaught like sticks

hitting him

from all angles, nowhere to run;

wouldn’t let him avoid hearing

the truth.

She was no angel:

he knew that now.  Her wings

were burned up in anger;

his were eternal (never

again would she stroke them, skin

stone smooth ‘neath fingers

that should have silenced her lips).


would the pedestal he’d placed her on

be rebuilt: she’d collapsed it,

smashed it,

‘neath her own raging feet.

It was over; she’d screamed out their end

(display worthy of a banshee).

Cleft herself in two,

she now knew,

a panting, painful desire

ever to be unfulfilled (hearts

bloody, souls blackened

with regret).

[Copyright © N R Nolan 2015]


  1. Sabiscuit says:

    I love it when a song inspires poetry. I don’t want to make an assumption so I’ll ask, are you an Enigma fan? They are so hard to come by. I love this song, from their first album, very much. Ironically, the Latin tunes led me to have a greater appreciation for Baroque music and Bach oratorios.

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    1. nrnolan says:

      Yes, very much so!

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      1. Sabiscuit says:

        Good, then I’ll have a look around to see what other treasures I’ll find. Thank you for sharing this poem. x

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      2. nrnolan says:

        Thank you for taking the time to read and comment 🙂

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