Thursday, 10 April 2014

Romance, Romance ...

...wherefore art thou Romance
if not alive in the heart of man
where dost thou hide
could thee be buried betwixt
the yellowed leaves of an olde novel
or lie thee brittle and fragile
amongst the shallow lines
of a paperback book
pray that it not be
that man has laid thee 
there to rest
let that not be the
 saddening truth
Alas! what fate man has
bestowed upon thee!
how shameful to be so
 would that it not be so...
but that thou beest in
the melody of the dewy dawn
 in the sonnet of hues at sunset
 in the poetry of the pure pearly moon
that thou hath concealed thyself 
in the petals of a rose
tenderly pressed to lovers' lips..
Romance, art thou sleeping there
waiting for love to awaken thee
with a kiss

Friday, 4 April 2014

I, Dandelion

Avid gardeners cuss and frown upon me
Some eat my leaves, slightly bitter but tasty
Others dry my roots for a heart-warming tea
With flowers I welcome the cute honey bee
(So, there is more to me than the weed you see)
My colour is so yellow, beautiful and bright
I've been likened to a little kiss of light
I am no posh rose nor graceful daffodil
But I still look sweet upon a windowsill

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Sahara Dust Cloud

 a dark empty sun
like a talisman it hangs
sahara dust cloud

Saturday, 22 March 2014

A Little Piece of Heaven

Let me show you a piece of heaven
where angels have never tread
There's no need to be frightened
no need to be filled with dread
Take my hand and I will lead you
out of the darkness of your mind
Take my hand you know you want to
Let's leave the banal world behind
There is no short cut to paradise
but the journey is half the pleasure
so bring your fey soul and weary eyes
and your fickle heart for good measure 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Paper Boat Of Dreams

Down rain filled gutters
into little streams
I skipped beside
my paper boat
following my dreams

I freed it by the river
under the willow tree
my little boat a quiver
swirled off to the sea

A sea of emotion
was soon to ebb and flow
if it ever made the ocean
I would never know

Twirling through rainwater
rushing down streams
I'm trying hard to stay afloat
on my paper boat
of dreams

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A Windy Day (Southend-on-Sea)

erect and naked
from berthed hulls
Flagrantly probing
the cloudy skies
Penetrating the cries
 of squabbling seagulls
 their pink feet
they wobble in
the wind
above the
flaccid sea 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

The Mermaid's Song

Welcome lover to my nightmare
just a short walk down the stone stair
Slip into the grave waves with me
to the treasures under the sea

I'll dress you in fitting attire
With fish hooks and rusty wire
On my lips and kisses you'll taste
your poisons and chemical waste

My embrace you'll never forget
much more tight than a fishing net
Come my lover heed my sweet song
for I've been lovesick far too long

Saturday, 25 January 2014

There's An Elephant In The Room

There's an elephant
in the room
that needs talking about
But nobody wants to
start the conversation

Avoiding the situation
seems the best thing to do
Exchanging pleasantries
And everyone agrees
the weather is rough
this time of the year

There'll be time enough
to shed a sad tear
to wallow in sorrow
to bury their grief

But the elephant
still hides in the shadows
A silent thief

Q:~How do you shrink an elephant?
A:~ With small talk!