What Lies Within #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge . What lies within It is said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder But I’ve come to see that if you look close enough You can find beauty almost anywhere. I’ve come to find that if you love dispassionately, Like the benevolent rain that falls upon all beneath it…

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…

Untamed Desires

Sometimes I lie in bed and think of you The night we met and the passions we shared The rhythm of your motion, the lust induced The way you swayed, I almost despaired Golden swan in night Stars watch with silvered desire You sparkle beneath That look in your eyes as I asked you to…

Who Am I? #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge From lore to legend Through fables and myths construed I’ve endured it all Is it true I’m dark as sin Noir and deep as emotion So much has been said about who I am. So little of who I truly am remains. In the middle ages, it was said that I was…

Gratitude

I’m not so good with award nominations on WordPress. So I’m saying thank you, the best way I can, to all those who have nominated me for awards in the past two months, here’s some special poetry. I’ve also provided links to their blogs at the end It’s borne on a delicate breeze Unseen and…

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…

The Price of War #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge Hope wonders alone A tiny speck overlooked Innocence besieged She trudges along shores of despondency Across a skyline of death and destruction Where atrocious bombs fall like hail amidst the pelting rain of bullets And the waters lap at her feet, stained red with the blood of her kin She clings onto…

Seeking what is found

What do you see #32 photo prompt: Memories of us lie splayed before me As my body tingles and my pulse quickens Even now I feel the ghost of your embrace My mind falling down a chasm of carnality, Reminiscing upon the salted taste of your moist skin beneath silken Roman sheets and the red…

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…

Hidden Heart

What do you see photo prompt: Fog and mist shroud the warmth within your soul chilled with icy retorts and rejection Darkness cloaks your fragile heart filled with shadowed thoughts and faults Trees grow tall with tales, scarred Rooted in memory All these, protect Your lonely Wary Soul Only those that truly desire you, find…

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…

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…