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…

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…

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…

Conquering your fear

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~James Neil Hollingworth~ The spider swings from wall to wall Hungry eyes All eight bigger than one Black and red bellied An hourglass counting down time Nine minutes to death o’clock Hypnotising as it swings A…

Pieces of the Divine. A haiku tale

Sometimes a feeling of joy engulfs you, A gift from the universe. Where happiness comes from the most unlikely places. September blossom Star reflecting the heavens Libra’s pure delight When the focus is on you, your beauty shines true. Dewdrops on petals Clinging to wisps of summer Eager for autumn Reminiscing, but also Anticipating. Symbol…

The survivor’s plea #etheree and #prose

When the soul battles each day to survive, A slip into darkness may seem inevitable, The numbness of relinquishing morals, And doing whatever it takes to survive. There is a saying amongst the women of Yemen, “Death will come tomorrow.” And accepting this frees many from what is beyond their control. In a place where…

The pleasures of revenge

Imagine sharing the secrets to a lover’s heart. Confiding the opportunity to a lifelong dream. A dream money cannot buy. Trust, carelessly assumed, And a best friend’s betrayal! Something broods when deepest secrets are divulged Something festers when one’s dream is hijacked Revenge! Retribution How it bites and nibbles at conscience A vigilante seeking justice…