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…

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…

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…

Loving Alone

Colleen’s weekly challenge – theme prompt: How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world ~William Shakespeare, The merchant of Venice~ mournful little star amidst these cold hearted flecks forsaken to strife you drip with lachrymose pleas beseeching indifference persistent love light the lost, flock to your…

Calm in Chaos

Colleen’s weekly challenge Trees creaked and cracked in the howling wind And still I was drawn to the eye of that mysterious storm Called by a sweet mellifluous tune within Amidst all the chaos and havoc I found tranquility As my metamorphosis began May we find the calm within the storm and ride it to…

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…

Meant to be #sonnet

On misty nights fogged in questions and thought the truth beams from a dark secluded window as trees whisper secrets, and lies scurry below Her divine visage splutters through my mind unsought Cherry-red lips and the memories they wrought A widowed love and the sorrow she would bestow How cruel that truth would be and…

Starlight #haibun #poetry

Starlight sparkles brightest on the darkest of nights For beauty is in all things, in the most unlikely of places Within the epicenter of every soul lies an oasis awaiting its bloom Quintessence of souls Life’s scars shroud you in darkness Shelter or prison Trauma thickens foliage all round enclosing the soul in shields of…

Loving Again #nonet

Colleen’s weekly challenge lovelessness stains all forsaken hearts scheming its way to every soul sipping into all motives broken hearts are selfish by flaw or design for what they lost they covet two fold Love far more than before to cleanse all spite and sweeten what’s sour to paint over each stain till tastes of…

Silver Linings

what do you see #25 photoprompt: Spingtime holiday this season unlike others now disenchanted yet silver linings bloom all around family before duty Creating deeper bonds with the people in my life is one silver lining I’ve traced around the dark clouds of these recent times. Family, neighbors, friends, bloggers I follow and read. All…

Seeking Safety (A tanka poem)

what do you see photo prompt Bright lights, pitch black tales Neon dreams born from darkness I know you are here hope hiding in the shadows when miracles disappear . Hope is our biggest asset in times of despair. May we not lose sight of it.

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…

Forbidden beauty

Beauty leaks through barred windows as drops of glistening rain moisten glossy green leaves and the morning sparrow sings its excitement wooing one but drawing all Outside, the joyous world continues Inside, the jealous witness lingers What once drew not a second glance is now vivid, its allure enhanced What once passed from ear to…

Questions of Crisis (soul searching)

Hey everyone. I hope you’re all safe and sound. In light of this global situation, I’d like to emphasize empathy. I wrote this brief poem in the hope that you read it, dearest reader. May it stir something within us all… Where am I How do I breathe In this world riddled with danger These…