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…

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…

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…