What Lies Within #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge . What lies within It is said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder But I’ve come to see that if you look close enough You can find beauty almost anywhere. I’ve come to find that if you love dispassionately, Like the benevolent rain that falls upon all beneath it…

Letting go

what do you see #36 . Silence stalked us It slithered in our wake Ahiss with menace Jane shifted uneasily as we set up the equipment Her expression foreboding, I could feel it too A presence that skulked in the shadows Gripping that room in a vice-like stillness Our very breathing, an intrusion But we’d…

Forest of love

Here we stand! You and me together! In this place that has always been our own Our forest of love Where the air glistens with embers of fate delicate yet everpresent sifting through flecks of fortune Once, this place bloomed with colour and appeal Caressed in silken webs of pleasure Iridescent with mystique and allure…

Untamed Desires

Sometimes I lie in bed and think of you The night we met and the passions we shared The rhythm of your motion, the lust induced The way you swayed, I almost despaired Golden swan in night Stars watch with silvered desire You sparkle beneath That look in your eyes as I asked you to…

The Darkness Within #haibun

everyone is a moon and has a dark side they never show Pale lunar prescience Eavesdropping upon the night Impartial witness Many tales do not tell They gloss over struggle and embellish triumph, They speak only of that quest Into an ancient castle To find a long lost treasure To rescue a love meant to…

Hidden Pleasure

Delicious Secrets Spiced in guilt, seasoned with bliss To tell is to spoil It finds you in a moment of peace When your guard is down and nothing but you exists Like a flash of lightning, it’s brief as a glimpse And yet it lingers, an imprint upon your mind How you savour this memory!…

Who Am I? #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge From lore to legend Through fables and myths construed I’ve endured it all Is it true I’m dark as sin Noir and deep as emotion So much has been said about who I am. So little of who I truly am remains. In the middle ages, it was said that I was…

Forgotten Dreams

What is a broken dream Where does hope go when it leaves a wary soul When sparks of happiness flicker and fade amidst despair If only we could see across the astroplane Into the world of forgotten dreams If only we could witness their virtue and wonder The beauty they bring to the forlorn realm…

Gratitude

I’m not so good with award nominations on WordPress. So I’m saying thank you, the best way I can, to all those who have nominated me for awards in the past two months, here’s some special poetry. I’ve also provided links to their blogs at the end It’s borne on a delicate breeze Unseen and…

The Power of Imagination (A Crown Cinquain)

Colleen’s weekly challenge, what do you see photo prompt, Listen Can you hear it An echo from the past Mysteries lost within fossils Untold Observe Use the mind’s eye Release your inner child And see the world that used to be Explore Whisper and be agile- whilst in this great big world For giants reigned,…

The blue eyed devil (an intoxicated romance)

Love can be found in the most unlikely places It carries the scent of a better today The terse taste of bitter yesterdays And the aphrodisiac of a blissful tomorrow He sits by the bar in his favourite watering hole; the blue-eyed devil Contemplating the opaline glass before him Holding it up with a practiced…

Dangerous Entanglements

That night dripped like ink upon a virgin canvas of mystery And within it she dipped her quill of desires Calligraphing an indelicate tale of salacities I stood bare and unsullied As she became the author of my story Trust is a leap of faith but in her case I had to pole vault over…

The Price of War #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge Hope wonders alone A tiny speck overlooked Innocence besieged She trudges along shores of despondency Across a skyline of death and destruction Where atrocious bombs fall like hail amidst the pelting rain of bullets And the waters lap at her feet, stained red with the blood of her kin She clings onto…

Seeking what is found

What do you see #32 photo prompt: Memories of us lie splayed before me As my body tingles and my pulse quickens Even now I feel the ghost of your embrace My mind falling down a chasm of carnality, Reminiscing upon the salted taste of your moist skin beneath silken Roman sheets and the red…

When dreams come true (Fantasy poetry and prose)

The Spellcaster’s bond Where dreams and nightmares are shared At reality’s end The time was ripe The portends aligned Stars in that evening sky sparkled with auspicious glee And the air thrummed with a savory taste Our hands were linked in a vespers of incantation Seeking the blip between two worlds, The one we live…