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…

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…

Finding home

The world you’ve known has flipped on its axis Where your true north lies, you can never tell Your childhood home feels estranged, an empty shell clouded in memories of loss, comfort’s antithesis Your past, present and future have lost all symbiosis You cannot understand the lamb afraid of day or the owls that flee…

Man Vs Nature #haibun

Colleen’s challenge photo prompt Spy in the thickets camouflaged behind that lens incessant voyeur filming death’s emissary Upclose, flirting with danger Wildlife extraordinaire, Balaji Malliswamy, pit his revered arsenal of filming skills against the apex predator of the deep. Hiding in the vicinity of the mother gator’s burrow, surveilling her every move. But unbeknownst to…

Traps and snares

Lost and beleaguered within a pale stainless night Pursued by the minions of pestilence Grotesque skeletal henchmen sniffing the night air and tasting the shadowed breeze Seeking the scent of fear In that dark wilderness she sees it, Golden light peeking through a sequestered woodshed All she has to survive is a demented warning Stay…

Torn apart (A ballad) #poetry

Flocculent clouds stain the bright morning sky a beautiful blemish, of imperfect shapes perfecting a flawless canvas The sun shines bright upon him but melancholy nestles deep where no light can penetrate As he is reminded of the blotches she spluttered upon his picture-perfect life Her skirmish of salacious transgressions All those late night calls…

Song of freedom

#whatdoyousee Sweetness The tune of freedom It plays like silk upon her delicate curves In his veins it oozes like magma, inflaming every sinew and searing each nerve Is it sunset For she has waited long enough denied of twilit pleasures and revels in the night Is it sunrise For the memory of her, burns…

The Cave Of Mysteries (A collaboration post)

Hello everyone. Me and Pooja of lifefinewhine are back at it with our second collaboration. It was so cool writing with her the first time that we just had to have an encore. You can find our first collaboration, Stalker here But for now enjoy this thrilling adventure. Pooja wrote in the bold italics and…

Willow emotions

You watch! like an old willow tree, denizen to the land forlorn, always seen but never approached and when they come, they never stay preferring the majesty of that Angel-Oak over yonder or the iridescent magnificence of the Japanese maple They all leave you behind Yet they want you to be there when they return…

Ocean mysteries

what do you see #26 Poseidon roils and the sea turns wretched The sun is barely set yet the moon rises with indecent haste.. both are desperate, eager to be the last light in their memory For where they go, only darkness reigns Cold frigid winds billow, swirling and gusting from all directions Steering is…

A lover’s dance #sonnet

She falls like midnight, dark and dense as dreams He blows and gusts free like the evening wind She waits there in the right place as time dims He’s wild, persistent and does not rescind Where could you be my love, how long must I wait I search and seek, my heart yearns and my…

Nature’s haiku romance

I woke up feeling an overwhelming desire for romance. It’s been a while since I did a haiku post. I found a few inspiring images and I laced some haiku alongside them. It was really fun coming up with these and I managed to sate my lust for both romance and haiku-poetry in one. I…

Red mist (prose and poetry)

Red mist descends upon the land, thick as illusion None can know what mysteries lie within- what adventures call the sensual thrill of an epic quest or the gripping horror of a fight against one’s demons The red mist lives, it calls to us all Inviting and yet foreboding But still it calls, its pull…

Sacrifice (prose and poetry)

Midday! The sun ablaze, searing with brightness!but in that hall, it’s dark as nighthearths line the wall, fire flickers!lightless, warmless flames!like yellow ribbons eerily fluttering in windless cornersShe stands in this pale darknessShe doesn’t see farbut what she cannot see, she senses!she feels! smells! hears!Sorcery saturates within the air,things dwell in the shadows of this…