Friday, 31 October 2014

Summer Fire ~ Autumn Mists

This is the second of the paired season poems.  It was written sequentially with the poems posted yesterday and completes the set.

Summer Fire ~ Autumn Mists  -  27 Oct 14

Summer fire
Burning afternoons sun ripe
Fruit soon wine
Drink the glory of summer
Remember warm days

Autumn mists
Soft tendrils wrapped
Drape the trees with ashen grey
Slow painted days remember
Evening comes too early

There may be other poems using a similar constructional format.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Winter Sun ~ Spring Rain

This is the first of a pair of paired season poems.  The way they formed in my mind rather insisted that these two should be written together.

Winter Sun ~ Spring Rain  -  27 Oct 14

Winter sun
Soft spark of warmth
Between the hazy clouds
Melodies of enchantment
Play soft into the evening

Spring rain
Sings a gentle song
Strokes the fresh leaves
To make them shine
Gold of the coming year

I feel that the way these poems are linked gives each of them more power.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Dark Dawn

A little experiment in two-word lines with each word a single syllable, just to see how it feels.

Dark Dawn  -  24 Oct 14

Dark day
Cloud fall
Rain fall

Cloud rain
Touch ground
Dark sky

Morn came
No change
Still dark

Cloud walk
Wet clothes
Dream dry

Actually it feels good.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Rain Story

A hint of a sad Love song ~ one with sympathy.

Rain Story  -  24 Oct 14

The rain told her story
It had been listening
As she cried
Her tears mingled
With the raindrops
Sang a soft sad song
Duet for sweet and salt

Sympathy comes from often unexpected places.

Monday, 27 October 2014


This poem has two dates, the first saw the birth of the first stanza as I was attempting to go to sleep.  The second date, a month later, saw the completing two stanzas come into existence and I feel that the resultant form is rather satisfying.

Raven  -  23 Sep & 23 Oct 14

Black wings
Rook night
Fractured dream of nightmare
Hastened into the starless realm

Watches day
Dove flight
Broken nightmares shattered
Carried away into the sun

Wing whisper
Touch the Soul
Wraps warm dreams around
Takes us into the day

More than a hint of "limite surréaliste" in there too.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Love Abides

This is a sort of Eternal Love song.

Love Abides  -  23 Oct 14

Within the mind’s vast
Empty halls
Where thoughts sing
Amidst the echoes
Lies a simple truth
Cherished through Eternity
Carried in every Love song
Held in every Heart
Love abides

Love does abide ~ without end.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Dance Of Time

A song with a little sensuality and a touch of "limite surréaliste".

Dance Of Time  -  22 Oct 14

Stolen time
Gift of the stars
Dance to the music
Of the spheres
Stellar ballroom
Resounds to the melody
In whispers soft
Movement smooth
Time’s dance
Steals the moment
Plays it back
In memories

A blend of genres ~ I hope it works.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Dolphin Play

Thiis poem was inspired after my dear friend dani showed a Dolphin image on her blog.  It seemed really fitting that this poem should grow from that posting.

Dolphin Play  -  21 Oct 14

Gently moving waves
Play among them
Dive into bliss
Come with me
Slide through the water
Move against each other
Spiral into the deep
Fly into the Infinite

The blog page that inspired this poem is:
and the site dani runs is:
I thank her again for the honour of her post.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Joining Days

Another Love song, songs which never end.

Joining Days  -  20 Oct 14

Sometime between
Yesterday and tomorrow
We became joined
In ways we could
Never have imagined
Yesterday alone
Tomorrow our dreams
Today building
Forming our tomorrows

Love songs never end ~ like Love itself.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Decision Made

A suggestion from Spirit about decisions.

Decision Made  -  18 Oct 14

Is now the correct moment
To offer a kiss
To reach out and take her hand
To say the words
She has been longing to hear
Seize the moment
Now is always right
And so
The decision is made

Go for it.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Winter With Spring Waiting

Seeing the leaves and remembering how things change as the year revolves.

Winter With Spring Waiting  -  17 Oct 14

Beneath the layer
Of sodden brown
Fractured leaves
Moist earth
Remembers the life
Holds it close
Very soon
Spring will claim
The land
And open the seeds

Seasons turn.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Silent Witness

Inspired by the sight of a picture on Twitter.

Silent Witness  -  16 Oct 14

Silent witness
Under a starry sky
Stones whisper
But never tell
The secrets entrusted
Over all the years

The first two lines are the title of the picture.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Muddy Rainbows

Another of the poems which were inspired by an observation of the weather.

Muddy Rainbows  -  15 Oct 14

Rain washed
Muddy rainbows
From the street
From careless cars
Night dark
Cloud dark
Rain pours filling streams
Claims the rainbows back
To shine again

Interesting how much inspiration comes from sight or hearing events in the outside world.

Saturday, 18 October 2014


Fragments of my own discarded past, gathering dust somewhere.

Recollection  -  14 Oct 14

Gathering all the old
Dusty remembrances …
Sprig of white heather
Crumbling in the envelope
Perfume on a tee-shirt
From a dance with her
Long faded
Now just the smell of cloth

Put them all together
In a box
Tape it shut
Leave it on an unused shelf
Probably never to be seen
Not even by me

Look out of the door
New memories forming
With the rising sun

We probably all have these boxes somewhere.

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Chosen

The very best to be chosen by ~ a real honour.

The Chosen  -  13 Oct 14

In an instant
We knew
No turning back
Love had chosen us

Things we had said
Had done
Echoed through time
Love had heard

All Love asks
Is that we repeat
The words that called
Love to us

Greatfully accepting the honour.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Sepia Memories

Some old thoughts gathering dust and buried in the past.

Sepia Memories  -  12 Oct 14

Old images
Autumn leaves scattered
Yellowed sepia tints
Like the memories
Faded beyond recall

Old albums
Filled with forgotten dreams
Hopes and wishes
Fading now

Old desk
With a new book ~ blank pages
Waiting to be filled
With all the new memories
Ready to be revealed

Everybody has these old memories which surface at random moments.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Teasing [Acrostic]

An acrostic from the realm of Love song.

Teasing [Acrostic]  -  12 Oct 14

Touching so very gently
Enticing with a glance
Asking for a kiss
Smiling with the whole body
Inviting ~ offering
Never denying ~ always
Giving Love

I did warn that there would be more acrostic poems to come.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Song Of Tomorrow

The Universe has sung.

Song Of Tomorrow  -  10 Oct 14

Soft sweet notes
Heard in the pre-echo
Of the morrow’s
The Universe
Has sung it to us
Now it is our turn
Deep within our Hearts
We hear and sing along
Accompany us
Into tomorrow

We have listened to the song and now we join in.

Monday, 13 October 2014

I Can See Me

Not sure what genre this poem fits into, I suspect that it is a kind of revelation episode.

I Can See Me  -  06 Oct 14

In the lake
Your reflection
Shining bright
Hiding in the stars
Wondering who you are
Stars holding us
What we are

I shall refrain from adding it to any genre.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Three Words

Just a little Love song.

Three Words  -  05 Oct 14

And in our forevers
We have always known
Those simple little words
Which touch our Souls
Always known
Always remembered
The three words
That have taken us forward
Into our Eternity
I Love you

Little Love songs are often the most powerful and meaningful.

Saturday, 11 October 2014


A poem with just a hint of "limite surréaliste".

Circles  -  05 Oct 14

Touch us
Whisper to the sea
Can be lost
Whisper to the sky
We always know
Whisper forever

Sometimes I wonder where the inspiration comes for these poems.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Eternal Sea

A kind of double-layered Love song.

Eternal Sea  -  05 Oct 14

The only sea
Is the Eternal one
We both swim

We rest on the shore
In the sun
Holding hands

Cool breeze
Carries the words of the sea
To rest upon us

Come back my Loves
To swim again
In my depths

I think that is the best way to describe this poem, two distinct Love layers.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Giants Walking

Written yesterday and posted today because of witnessed events.

Giants Walking  -  08 Oct 14

Giants walking
In the afternoon
Children splash
Through puddles
Sending spray
Adults practice
Combat skills
Sparks from sword
Contacts fly
Others playing

I Love watching the weather.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014


I was made aware of someone who was afflicted with a nightmare and my mind created details and formed a poem from it.

Ghostmares  -  03 Oct 14

Woken from sleep
With unwanted memories
Black vultures
For you to succumb and
Let them take you
Into the darkness
Between wake and sleep
Where the ghostmares
Wait for you

I do not know what to add in the outro except that I am glad that these do not attack me.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Wandering Mind

This poem has elements of dreamscape, labyrinth walking and just a hint of Love song.

Wandering Mind  -  02 Oct 14

In the cave of night
Velvet dark caresses
Allows the mind to wander
And dreams to explore
While holding the scarlet thread
Which will lead me back to you

I rather like the effect that this blend brings out.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Walpurges Nacht

I kept seeing references to pumpkins and what was to be done with them at the end of this month.  Then thoughts of a Dennis Wheatley novel wandered through my mind and so this poem was birthed.

Walpurges  Nacht  -  02 Oct 14

For those who “play”
With Halloween
Be aware that
Just sometimes
It will come to bite you
Tear you from
Your places of comfort
Throw you into turmoil
All because you tempted
The fates
With play
And the fates
To play

I know that Walpurges Nacht is May eve but the feelings I got were fully valid for this period too.

Sunday, 5 October 2014


A Love song which can be heard deep within and everywhere too.

Connections  -  01 Oct 14

In those moments
When words are insufficient
And thoughts cannot be voiced
We have our connection
Our minds link
We can say
I Love you
And it is heard
As though we shouted
The words out loud

Can you hear?

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Lover Craving

A Love song with a slightly different flavour.

Lover Craving  -  29 Sep 14

Life fast
Rushes toward us
A Lover craving
The contact
An embrace
Desire calls
To make the special
Deep Love

Craving ~ Calling

Friday, 3 October 2014

Smokey Clouds

Another observation-driven poem, the images seen in early evening as the light started to change.

Smokey Clouds  -  29 Sep 14

Pretending to be smoke
Fanned across the sky
By the wings of birds
Sailing home to roost
Before the evening
Turns into night

Just watching from my office window.

Thursday, 2 October 2014


Another fairly simple Love song ~ if such a thing can be said.

Singing  -  28 Sep 14

Unexpected present
Opened carefully
I heard a gentle song
Words hidden in the melody
Felt rather than heard

You gave me you
Only asking for a smile
In return
I gave the smile
Gave the only other thing
I could give ~ me

The song may be simple but Love?

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


A Love song, no frills or extra flavourings, just a Love song.

We  -  27 Sep 14

There is no place
Where you are alone
Because I am always
With you

There is no place
Where I am alone
Because I always feel you
With me

In every place
We go we are always together
Bonded by our Love
Happy in our connection

There is nothing lke a Love song.
I get the feeling that I may have said that before.