Loving You through the Veil

I want to start Witches in Fiction 2015… Death Rites and Remembrances (the pre-party) with love that dares to see the light through the darkest of times. The following poem, inspired by Sunshine Shelle’s “Til Death”, feels just right to my Muse and witchy heart.

“Loving You through the Veil”

My words taste of you,
sing your scent into my dreams
until my all is you and me

again.

Last spring, I rained
morning after morning…
and at night

summer scorched your absence
into my skin.

I await the fall,
when October thins
all barriers,
and you feel me, still

loving you through the Veil.

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linked to Poets United, Poetry Pantry 272

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Loving You through the Veil (1)“Til Death” (work in progress), by Sunshine Shelle

Loving You through the Veil (2)
Shelle’s desk, showing “Mistress Moon” (mine!) and “Til Death”

Loving You through the Veil (3)
Shelle’s Driftwood Castle, where wicked delicious art is born
(I just love it, so I had to show you… and giggle)

pre-Witches in Fiction 2015, first giveaway:
paintings and a gift voucher from Sunshine Shelle

“Til Death” is 1 of the 3 gifts, with which my dearest Shelle is sponsoring Witches in Fiction 2015… Death Rites and Remembrances. 3 prizes, for 3 lucky Wicked Luvs:

1st Prize – “Til Death” (the finished piece)
2nd Prize – a customized painting, by Shelle (the winner dictates)
3rd Prize – a $20 voucher for any of the shops sponsoring the party (except Shelle’s)

Here is how to enter this giveaway: Leave a comment telling me what bits of my poem and of Shelle’s painting caught your attention, and why. For one extra entry, share your thoughts on the phrase, “Till death us do part”. Wishing for a second extra entry? Share this post on Facebook (tag me and Sunshineshelle Artist & Art). And you can get a third extra entry, if you add these words at the end of your comment: “Magaly, do throw my name into your witchy cauldron!” Good luck, my Luvs. 😉

Giveaway Rules, details and stuff…
* I need to be able to contact the winners. If you don’t have a website or social media profile, through which we can interact, then please add your email to your comment. If your name comes up, and I have no way to contact you, I will choose another name.

* You can group all your entries in a single comment—or not… the choice is yours.

* To my Canadians, before you can claim your prize, I must test your mathematical brilliance by asking you a very obscure question, such as… what’s 13 + .5? Yeah, obscure…

* All Witches in Fiction 2015 giveaways will end on October 20th, 2015, at 10:13 pm, EDT. The winners will be chosen using Random.Org, and announced on October 21st, 2015.

* This giveaway is open worldwide, excluding any place where prohibited by law.


This is a pre-party post. Witches in Fiction 2015… Death Rites and Remembrances wont take place until October 17th; to join the celebration, click the link.

73 thoughts on “Loving You through the Veil

  1. I adore Shelle’s driftwood castle, where all those gorgeous paintings are created ♥

    Your words, as always, are perfect, and I agree with Emma… A collection of your poems is much needed 🙂

      • As for my thoughts of “death do us part”, optimistically I don’t see that as necessarily a hard end but more of a chance to renew terms. Especially because even when friends and family pass on, so much remains woven into the bits of our lives that it’s not really a parting unless we choose to forget it.

        Oh BTW, article shared and Magaly, pretty please with sugar on top throw my name into your witchy cauldron!

  2. I usually blaze through your poems, feel a reaction, then read it again slowly. This one I read slowly the first time around, as soon as I read the first stanza, and let the emotions wash over me from each line. “At night summer scorched your absence into my skin…” They tell grieving people that sleep brings relief, but when the rains stop, what stops the burning? Such an image, Magaly <3

  3. I love your words!!! Before I write anymore, I have to apologize for being away for so long! I don’t want any sympathy, so I won’t discuss what is happening. But, just know, I am believing ;o) Not like last year, when I stopped and part of me died! I am doing well ;o) Working through everything ;o)
    I am going to try to catch up with you, but I know I am doing these posts backwards! LOL! Oh well, that is me ;o)
    I won’t enter the giveaways, even though I would love to! But, I don’t think it is right of me! Shelle’s art is breath taking! So much feeling! She creates with such passion, like you Magaly!
    Much love to the both of you! Thank you both for being such great people!

  4. And You feel Me still loving You through the veil….. So beautiful! And the painting, it’s awesome. Feeling the love of Her departed one.

  5. The last 5 lines are my favorite. They evoke a sort of melancholy wistfulness that leaves a melody in my heart.
    I don’t ascribe to the “till death do us part” phrase because I believe we are eternal, that our souls seek out our soul families and groups wherever we travel, on whatever plane.
    “Magaly, do throw my name into your witchy cauldron!”
    And, let the frolicking begin!

    • I agree with you. The idea of reincarnation or of an eternal soul doesn’t quite go with “till death us do part”. I like what Rommy said, about death offering a time for a “renewing of terms”. That way souls can agree to take a break, and revise things again when the time comes… if that’s what they want.

      And yay for frolicking! 😉

  6. Your words, Shelle’s painting…….always Kismet.
    I agree with others, the first stanza is a heart gripper. Says so much with such emotion and power.
    Grieving at any stage is a life changing event and so important to the getting on with life. Thank you for this deep felt poetry.
    And of course I would love to be added to the cauldron for a chance for Shelle’s art.
    xoxo Oma Linda

    • I agree with that statement. It’s one of the reason why love can never work without trust. We can’t see everything about a person–even if he or she tries to show us–so we must be able to trust they are giving us their best… or the best they know how to give. And, of course, this works both ways.

  7. Actually the thinning of the veils is a great image of autumn.. the falling leaves, and maybe just a little line of sight to a path… mmmm just delicious.

  8. Your witchy fiction party sounds like fun. I am GREEN WITH ENVY at the wonderful driftwood art studio. Sigh. I could live there. Love your poem, and your art as well, kiddo, especially the Mistress Moon………..hint: do not miss Poets United on Monday October 12. There will be Very Witchy Doings. Nuff said. LOL.

  9. Loving through the veil is something most of us do or will do for “Death has no dominion” as Dylan Thomas wrote many years ago. Beautifully written Magaly.

  10. I love the painting. I am not sure how to describe it…perhaps a kiss waits for the season of death to kiss the memory of love or to have one moment when loss doesn’t perch on one’s lips.
    Your poem is brilliant…a perfect voice for the painting. “My words taste of you” I love that. Great art in painting and words!

  11. I commented prior, but it didn’t go through?!
    Anyway, in essence what I said was that your muse guides you well. And that it’s wonderful that you live a life full of art and excitement. Nice – the give -away.

  12. Love ‘summer scorched your absence
    into my skin.’ ~ Immediately was inspired and wrote myself….same topic..vail or not – relationships are continue eternally …

  13. The poem was hauntingly beautiful and reminded my of the ache of loss, how everything tastes, and smells, and feels like the lost person. I love the hope that there is that moment that can be spent together each year, when the veil thins and nothing, not even death (or life) can separate two people meant to be together.

    Your painting reminds me of the recently dead woman looking over her shoulder as her living mate joins her. The other painting is that moment when the living and the dead reunite. Neither can see the other in their current forms. There is only love and joy.

    “Magaly, do throw my name into your witchy cauldron!”

    michelle_willms at yahoo.com

  14. Ms Wicked these words you take, words, plucked like clay and joined, pushed, tweaked, caressed, moulded into the perfect visual artwork, with a strength that insists it’s impact haunts the reader… Is how you make magic happen.
    Thank you to all who kindly posted a comment here, who shared their insights… Like many, I am inspired by Magaly’s talent and, chuffed and humbled to the extreme it may be mirrored in a small way actually!!! To those who entered the giveaway, thank you and good luck xxx

  15. The painting and the words are so brilliant together. It is a seamless marriage of art and poetry. Words and images. I love to see this coming together. Magaly’s poetry is so visual. I always see the images as I read the words. And to have this beautiful image ready for me is a such a treat. Love them both SO much!!! Thank you beautiful souls for sharing with us …. ❤️❤️❤️

  16. And on the phrase “till death do us part” ….
    I always felt this was a temporary stage of separation.
    Like the Italian salutation “arrivederci” ~ until we meet again.
    I remain ever hopeful that we will all be meet again in a better place. And of course occasionally on this plane ~ when the veil thins.
    ❤️💀❤️

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