Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Stars Have Fallen

The night is calm
Clouds glow above the trees
And peer at the scarred moon

The tide has risen
And so have the stars
They glisten on the beach
The stars have fallen

Warmth in my hand
Warmth from hers
And the cold world falls away
As we tread on fallen stars

The wind brushes our hair
Flowing over the whispering sea
The sea that used to roar
Has been hushed and softened
The waves have fallen
And so have the stars on the glistening sand

Warmth slips away from my hand
Her eyes have fallen
They speak a story
Of torturous truth
Our love has fallen
And lies shattered on the glistening sand

She watches as my embers take wing
And disappear across sands
She treads softly on the stars
I stand alone

The moon peers through the eager clouds
At a scarred stranger
The cold has moved in again
Stars have fallen this evening

Sunday, March 07, 2010

A Sunny Day in Winter

The blinds have been opened to let in the sun
I stretch my limbs and witness nature on the run
To make the most before the close
Of this sunny day in winter

A squirrel scurries, looking for lunch
Up to his elbows in dirt, looking for a morsel to munch
His body all a-quiver in anticipation
On this sunny day in winter

He keeps glancing from one branch to another
As the pigeons flutter frantically after each other
And make love in the trees and lie on the leaves
On this sunny day in winter

The sun glints off the passing cars
While I sit out here for hours and hours
Staring in rapt, awed admiration
Of this perfect day in winter

As much as I’m dying for a walk on the pier
I have developed something of a fear
Of stepping through the door and bringing an end
To this lovely day in winter

The clouds may roll in on the ocean breeze
The clouds will come between the sun and the trees
And furry things will hide when they see the end
To this beautiful day in winter

So I sit on my balcony blessed to be alive this day
A spectator, I am, of this shimmering display
Watching life dancing merrily on its way
Through this lovely day in winter

Saturday, February 20, 2010


my cruel master
i swallow thy temptation
and find heaven within a new whole within