The Oddity of Roses

Red, these unslumbering clouds know not difference;
they indulge in the fragrance,
in the very winds that whisper in alluring accents,
I can barely express–
the oddity of roses,
they pout and pose in the innermost workings of my mind
where you reside,
are you ready for the change of seasons?
Such poetry in the contour of your cheeks,
in the duskiest glow
of autumnal leaves swirling; I could memorize every inch of you
and still yearn to know more,
it’s as though your initials are engraved on soft
and supple skin.
I sense you in the waxing crescent of the moon,
feel you
belong in the direction of my words;
tell me, is there anything sweeter?
The roses surrounded by solitude and song speak of you
as much as I do,
sometimes we just know without knowing why and how.

 

 

 

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in ekphrastic
poetry. Come join us! ❤️

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The Deep Blue Sky

This black mood,
this malaise that coats sweetness
of cherry, flowering—
nutant, the brightness of morning
forgotten.
When did it become so insignificant?
We are only taught what’s worth our investment;
what of altruism?
And now, the sky is my backyard; it lends perspective.

 

 

 

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“sky.” Come join us! ❤️

Posted for Quadrille #112 @ dVerse Poets Pub

Harvest Moon ~ Part Two: Just before the break of Dawn

Misgivings.
Isn’t that what the moon is antonym of?
Refined, its sugars are absorbed into the bloodstream
almost immediately;
draping
what little is left of breath, of light that longs to become one
with being—
I am cobalt etched, a glorious panoply of sensual scrawling(s)
ranging to mauve-blue, from buttercup yellow to rose.
Bend me over to the edge of the moon
and watch
as body arches toward its direction, its ways—
the virtuous, the chaste, the naïve, the unsullied aren’t afraid
of what sends shivers down the spine;
a leaf in a hurricane,
we are equipped to run miles in a universe of pleasure and pain.
Nobody notices it at first;
pristine, its crevice large lures and later covers with memory.
I dare not cross the bridge knowing “never,” is a garland
waiting on the other side—
like an addicted smoker who inhales poetry, I can’t get enough
of his verse;
the moon, dressed in red velvet, in turn exchanges a smile.

 

 

 

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A Skylover Wordlist: Shiver, bridge, refine, etch, leaf,
cobalt, pristine, garland, drape, never 💝

Posted for Open Link Night #274 @ dVerse Poets Pub

A Poet’s Love

In the cavern of my heart you proceed like a river flowing deeply;
calling only when all around is silent.
You are faintest trace of hope,
perhaps a flower embedded or fervid dream—
let me past jagged thorns while world outside is bound by sleep.
Whispers of love renewed flow,
as though gardens that revel in Spring—
you are verses bursting, blooming among my thoughts,
undulating as pulse-like waves.
Like a prayer sealed upon sweet lips;
you are amalgamation of the moon and sun—
perhaps a hymn, as though a sacred song.
In the cavern of my heart you proceed like a river flowing deeply;
calling only when all around is silent.

 

The poem I chose to edit:

In the cavern of my heart, you flow
like a river deep; calling only when
all around is silent.

You’re faint hope, perhaps a flower
or impassioned dream. Let me past
jagged thorns, while world outside
is bound by sleep.

Whispers of love, rekindled flow, as
though gardens that revel in spring.
You’re verse that blooms among my
thoughts, surging through as pulse-
like waves.

Like a prayer sealed upon sweet lips,
you’re moon and sun both wreathed
in one. Perhaps a hymn, as though a
sacred song.

In the cavern of my heart, you flow
like a river deep; calling only when
all around is silent.

Original poem dated March 22, 2017

 

 

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written work.
Come join us! ❤️

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Self-Portrait – In times of Covid-19

The mirror is a poem we write to ourselves;
long after the sun,
like golden petals stretches out into the blue—
I am equal parts chaos and order,
it’s a truth I do not care to hide from myself,
if I am to be human.
Allow me to sift through your worries,
replace ache
with soft whispers; conviction
I have learned is a roseate hue that makes browning leaves
seem pretty.
This year has been challenging; uncertainty
drugging the wind worldwide, is this how it’s going to be
from now on?
I am the rain falling in a series of cascades after the drought;

why succumb to apathy
when we can encourage evolution through spirited verses—

come, let us bridge the gap
there is no discouraging us poets from the path;
“I” is equivalent to We.

 

 

(Photo taken a little after quarantine in May)

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