Unyielding love (Sonnet and haiku)

The lonely dove calls Seeking one, amongst many Bound by destiny Where this road may go, there I will follow Desire as my drive, love as my beacon Through dark fears that line depression’s hollow Into vales of addiction, far beyond reason I have tasted the edges of pleasure Been seared by the ecstasy of…

Guardians of the veil #prose and #poetry

There was a time it was easy, To turn off compassion and ignore empathy. It was our way, Taught from birth, A skill meant only for our people. And a task cursed upon us. That time is now past. Unable to love any, because we loved all. I could not love you while you were…

The Saturday Symphony #15 (Eye of the storm)

Hi everyone, welcome to the 15th edition of The Saturday Symphony. The storm clouds this year have been unrelenting, but you are still here, and that is something to be thankful for. Here’s a short poem I wrote to accompany us through this week’s Symphony; As spears of rain descend And paroxysms of wind wreak…

Cooking and poetry. Kitchen tales.

Cooking can be therapeutic, enjoyable, and inspiring too. A way to balance creativity with conformity, Both discipline, and art. It is through cooking that many can vent, Blow off some steam, Slice with a vengeance and grind with ferocity. It is also in the kitchen that anger can be tempered, The calmness to marinate a…

Mystics of nature

The morning Robin sings, a tune scented with the seasons, Music borne on a waning…

Moral conflicts #TankaTales

What happens when this life blisters, And storm clouds roll across your virgin world. When luck slips your naive grip, And favour scurries into bushes of disappointment. When fortune re-calls its blessing, A courtesan who but lent you their time. What will happen then, When you fall from grace, And your character is put to…