When The Night Calls. A sensual duet #poetry

I have set your heart on fire. It will never burn like that again, except for me. He takes a deep breath Ingests the scent of anticipation Hones onto the fragrance of possibility And revels in the aphrodisiac that dusk arouses She closes her eyes Blinds herself to the misogyny of this world She envisions…

The Saturday Symphony #13 (Rhythm of autumn)

Hi everyone, welcome to the 13th edition of The Saturday Symphony. I’m glad you can read this, and I’m eager to share with you as well. First, here’s a tanka to kick us off; Season of autumn Where to fall is to prepare Brace for winter’s chill In life we fall many times A chance…

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…

True Love’s Sonnet #poetry

Before we can truly love ourselves, must we hold off on loving the one we want the most? Lost Searching Captain Land-ho beckons, A new home. Beyond beautiful Rich, plentiful and tempting But your ship, carries disease When each time I see you feels like a dream And your slightest smile preludes our future When…

The Saturday Symphony #12 (Birthday edition)

Hi guys. It’s my birthday today. And also the 12th edition of The Saturday Symphony. How auspicious is that? Here’s a little senryu to kick us off; With Age I Welcome Wisdom This week’s three featured posts The games of sorcerers by Olga – If you’re a Tolkien geek like me, you won’t find a…

A lover’s curse. #Cinquain tales

The things that love makes us do, The lengths to which all may go, And the ones not many can comprehend. Dark spells of passion The secrets of longing hearts Fires that burn for one Too many times she has lost For him, whatever it takes! Desire Breeds obsession She calls on heathen gods Heart…

Conscience

Ever wonder how lonely your conscience is, In a mind swirling with temptation? What do you see #48 Even in my mind Secrets roam clandestine streets Covert ideas Glowing in the dark Honest schemes at dishonest times When conscience threads corrupted thoughts Taking a wizened old form Brief, lest darkness sips in Besmirching its virgin…

The muse. Brewing thoughts into words. #poetry and #prose

Reena’s exploration challenge. Tentative muse Wild and untamed Why won’t you obey And why won’t you be summoned You come often But the moment is a mystery And the hour, a surprise A delinquent who delights With those feelings you infuse And the journeys you enthuse. Take me now and do what you may. Will…

The Saturday Symphony #11

Hi and welcome to the 11th edition of The Saturday Symphony. I’m glad you are all well enough to read this and I pray you get even better. Here’s a nonet to stir the reading juices; Dream Wonder Plot and Scheme Are you there yet? What you want the most Might want you even more…