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Nurture (sonnet 2)

Your care is what I need

You, nurture within me,  The song of a lover,  The vision of a poet  You quicken within me, the gift of humour  So that I can brighten tarnished times    Be with me as I live out my life  As I dare to be authentic,  in a world of fake news Alive, trembling with possibilities, of hopes and dreams   As we sing of our love,  Let us rejoice in the splendour of our passions Fill our hearts with...Read On


Italian for beginners

A.. Mo... Re... Mi...O  Pronouce these words, before bedtime, closing your eyes, pretend I'm there, close to you.   A..Mo..Re..  Love, it means love.  Fill your mouth and your heart with that word.  Let it fall, roll slowly over your lips. Taste it.  It's strawberries and roses.  It's red and velvety.  It's rich.. Decadent, like a baroque room.  It's filled of you and me.  It's all....Read On



If ever I needed you, I need you now

Today you: Startled me with your presence  Breathing life into my world  You have: Opened my heart  Opened my mind Opened my spirit  You have opened me to live my life with you I invite you to: Come to me in my longing Stay with me in my needing Go with me in my doing Struggle with me in my searching  Rejoice with me in my loving  Together we can: Keep me in touch with my feelings, So...Read On



Shattered glasses in my hands I close my fingers around them, embracing the pain.  Welcoming the scraps in my veins. They are my memories of you.  Memories of silver tears, cried in silence In that dark corner.  Quiet. Sigh soundless. Quiet.  Spike wires of you around my flesh.  Every little inch is an image I would wish to leave behind.  Yet... Each and every of them sink  their little...Read On


Something Essential

Let something essential happen to me  Something more than interesting Or entertaining  Or thoughtful Let something essential happen to me Something awesome Something real  Speak to me  Make me burn and tremble and heal  Explode me into tears of laughter  And love that throbs and screams  Let something essential happen to me  Something awesome  Something real  Let something essential...Read On

Falls A Leaf

Resting in my arms the dawning of an angel At the whispering zephyr of a tree  Bowing the boughs of a cello oak While misting September falls a leaf In your eyes of eventide evermore sleep  As the moon's halo cries      ...Read On



I know it will pass by soon enough. A part of me leaves with you now, an illumination that even my love will never quite know the fleeing of, some glows never get to return. Even when ravaged by a familiar continual fury, your voice knew exactly what softness I needed, it once pained me to not understand this, how a stranger could touch and soothe where lips and warm skin cannot. A part of...Read On


Florally Speaking...

Say it with flowers!

I hear roses are red, and some violets are blue, which has nothing to do with  how I feel for you. Wisteria’s purple, Queen Anne’s Lace is white. I hope that you know that I think you’re alright! Gardenias sure smell nice, sexy and sweet, but when it comes to those qualities you’ve got them beat. Paintbrush is orange (and for that there’s no rhyme) But in your busy life I   hope for me...Read On


Atonement in you

The hopes and fears of all the years, are met in thee tonight

In the stillness, In the darkness after the midnight hour has struck,  When insomnia bites, My mind wanders, of what has been, And then I think of you. My bed half empty, Warm yet cold, Longing for it to be filled by you, Bringing warmth like the summer sun.  I’m hogging the centre of the bed, Cuddling the pillow,  I long to feel you in my arms,  Feeling you breathe in away that touches my...Read On


My Song

The song I sing,  Is one of love I know not when it came to be But, when I dream, I dream of thee  The song I sing  Is one of love I know not when you smiled at me But, when I smile, it’s you I see  The song I sing  Is one of love I know not when you first kissed me But, when we kissed, content I be The song I sing Is one of love  I know not when you think of me  But, when I think, new life...Read On


The Bluebirds in My Heart

How the bluebirds came to roost

There's a bluebird in my heart that Wants to get out,  But I'm too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I'm not going To let anybody see You - Charles Bukowski -    When loneliness became a part of me In such a way that others could not see. My heart forgot to feel, it hurt so much, And locked itself up tight against a touch. The bluebirds came to nest, they lost their way. They...Read On


Enchanted Osculation

I was out of my mind That’s when you entered. How long I had longed For someone to kiss me For someone to know when That kiss would charge a change. A simple press of flesh To my flesh, yet Every nerve danced on my skin Like glowing embers In the blackened night sky. Like a dream, Where the intensity of her touch Shocked me out of the narrative. Now, with every kiss from you My world, in...Read On


Who Is She?

Who is She? Who: Makes me smile? Helps me breathe? Sends my butterflies soaring? Makes me sing? Makes me want to dance with my two left feet? It is she  Who: When she smiles, melts my heart Takes my breath away With elegance and charm, has disarmed my defences Desires to lay on my rug in front of my wood burning stove Gives of herself to me     ...Read On


Meeting Catherine

A girl turns to and older man for help, yet is overcome by the charm of her predator

I was the policeman You were the criminal Our nervous glances Concealed the subliminal   As a father figure I took you in my arms Wanting to protect you From the stranger's charms   Your beauty possessed me While I swallowed my pride As the dangerous villain Sequestered you for a ride...Read On

Looking For Tree

Wherefore art thou Shakespeare? As ghost summoned my veracity In your imagination of King Lear As his tragedy rang near In my lyrical insanity Giving tithe to my enemies For my poetic gibberish As my muse gives me breath With kisses so divine Behind her collonade sushine  For life is what it's seems In my writing's stoicism  As the tempest smiles  Of A Midsummer Night's Dream...Read On


Here I Lay

Ravished by your thoughts Electrified by your mind Blessed by your company Enriched by the depth of your heart Cocooned in your warmth Centred by your presence  Astounded Contented yet Energised Justified indeed...Read On


To Show My Love

I went all in I showed you my hand No feelings were hidden You now know where I stand I exposed my heart Now how do I show I feel I have no way left To display what you know My love is bursting out My heart is ready to sing But how else can I show When I’ve done everything I’ve kissed you with passion I’ve said all I could It feels like there should be more Though I know you understood ...Read On


The Night Belongs

The night belongs to you, its spectral glows upon your frame reminds me that there are pieces, fragments of you with me that I won't be able to give back. Such pain once made us dangerous. It's become something much more that will bind us together. And I'm always waiting for your touch  to take me out of the dark, that's when you'll tell me everything. But I don't want the mystery of...Read On

d'Artagnan's Ghost

Of Alexandre Dumas three musketeers In dreams passing of the night's shade Echos of lust and romantic embrace And I shaking a dawning new reveille As the dew lay upon the spawning morn And I trussed up in my fuss The beating of your heart's rhythm While feeling your breath's sweet melody Whispering a poetic rum's brew While kissing away the hermit's boo Embracing the dawn of a new day...Read On

Weeping Brooks

Walk softly stirring not weeping brooks Of petrified bygones and memories Where spirits danced among evergreens Above the shoals and big branch waters Cascading over rocks by grace of earth's sod Of times when this land was of woods Where the Cherokee dwelled And the salt licks stood Now making love in heaven's teepee  ...Read On



I watched you from a distance Many years it took Before you finally looked To see me standing their White jeans and long blonde hair Our journey began so long ago Our souls becoming one We’ve raise our kids and done a great job I want to wake up with you each day Just wish we had more time to play Never enough time in the day Our love has grown through the ups and downs I don’t...Read On

Breath Of Cayenne

Sayeth the windchimes at nine Will thee be mind, if so kind? While flattering the ghost As breath of cayenne brushes the host With a touch from pungent lips In real time of a Zephyr's kiss As twine of kind unravel the dream  About the brow of my poetic mind Sayeth the windchimes at nine      ...Read On

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Pania of the reef

A poem based around the New Zealand Maori myth of Pania of the reef

Still and silent stream in the midnight dark Resting amongst the flax is the night sky beauty herself Quenching a thirst from the sweet, still waters Winds that whisper vows and carry the faintest of spells Her eyes are deep pools of wintery water Playing in the shallows feels safe, any deeper and you risk drowning An otherworldly beauty emerges from her secret stream Such an ethereal...Read On


The Toast

The glasses raised The toast is made The glasses clink Connection made The perfect toast  A moments wishes made Words of life  Of possibilities untold  The taste of wine The glance of love The sharing of a fragrant hue  Oh what becomes of  This glance of love  This certitude When lovers meet and time stands still The toast The glance What else can fill the cravings of my heart,  but you ...Read On



Love is stronger than fear.

Around they swirl, Faster and faster. Closer they draw, Loathing, self-doubt and insecurity.   Tottering on the edge,  I can't seem to resist. Their seductive pull, Luring me in.   NO! His voice rings clear. Hands strong and firm, Pulling me from the brink.   Mine!  Beautiful!  Strong! His words break through. The fears that swirled, Fading quickly away.   Calm and safe, ...Read On

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From a series of sonnets

After we are a tangle of limbs braided, our heat encased within blankets and our still, feverish forms, I try to listen to the endless  beautiful code that your heart makes. You're always trying to tell me something whenever we're not using words. This live wire between us speaks.   I hear you more in the reverb, breathe you between the beats, no matter how my fingertips touch. No matter...Read On



Don't touch without intent Your fingers graze my soul A scar's path in its wake My heart's not for rent Only passion and zest Will I accept these days Arouse me with words Rise above the rest Pieces of my heart I hold close and protect Darkness lurks deep inside No more pulling apart Another change to mend Broken wings time to heal Our future not certain Certainly, not the end Sin now...Read On

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Ballad for a Derelict Soul

I play dangerous games with the dark Like never knowing the difference Between the flicker of starlight and a thousand-mile string Of cheap motel signs Where you pull off out of a mule-kicked life And end up dancing alone in a room reeking of bleach With the afterimage of the girl working that liquor store You stopped in so many miles and hours back Who barely noticed you standing...Read On

Ink Of The Thorn

As December's frost warms my porridge My fortunes wed in a thimble of prose Whittling kibbles of poetry beans In bittersweet of my scribbling harvest With verses from a potpourri sewing basket As my eyes blink still of night Between winks of an angel's tear Winter born with ink of the thorn With the fragrant of her bud On silken bed of snow Like soft cashmere on a petal of rose On...Read On


The Eden Garden

Light finally reached my eye. Colors. They appeared.  Where were they before?  The wooden gate was open now..  I sneaked inside and closed it back as it was.  The dew of the morning  Covered my skin.  A refreshing embrace.  It was my private spring.  I cupped and collected the colorful tulips  Filling my heart with their velvety rainbows.  The called me, they sang to me And full of trust...Read On