Elements

Leaves, Blown by the wind Chasing each other Fearless and bold   Sun, Still burning bright Yet it won’t be long Till night takes hold   Earth, Give me your strength To face darkness with Courage and might   For I wish to be As free as the wind As pure as the rain HeartContinue reading “Elements”

Walk with me

The road is never straight when It runs beside a river Curving with the wild waters That know not man’s boundaries   Amble with me on this trail And I’ll teach you what I’ve learnt What lies beyond the harsh lines Assumptions too often made   As we walk the sun will sink But fearContinue reading “Walk with me”

Deviant

There’s no going back once the heart opens When the mind has deserted the flesh, to Leave only the pure and raw soul behind To connect with that which it wishes   It is the moment you cross the limits, Arbitrary lines society draws For how can it be said to be so wrong ToContinue reading “Deviant”

Rose Garden

The seasons, here you watch them come and go, like lovers that change every time the spark of unnamed delight, turns and drifts over to another soul   Just as you’ve smelt the roses, their summer blooms start fading; leaving but a thorny note of regret, as petals fall, hope and belief dissolving   NowContinue reading “Rose Garden”

Disguise

I thought I knew you and so I Dropped the façade, that measured guard; Protection from enemy eyes –   Then through a trembling night we waltzed A shy courtship in the shadows; You gaze, though soft, never wavered   My hardened heart began to heal As gently I believed again In a love thatContinue reading “Disguise”

Alive

When you love, like a rocket into space You launch a once secret piece of yourself On a thrilling ride into the unknown – And part of you clenches with choking fear For there you are, exposing your true self Opening to the world to reveal your Tender vulnerabilities, those hidden Secrets now they stirContinue reading “Alive”

Surrender

When she sang to me, her voice rode the air The sounds making love to the universe While her golden hands threaded through my hair And teasing and tempting she held me tight   When she smiled at me, my soul reached the sky Leaping and soaring on the wind’s currents To my fears andContinue reading “Surrender”

Revelation

So now you know the truth my dear, I’ve revealed all to thee; The battle fought behind closed doors – Brooding gloom of the past Now liberation sings sweetly, That there’s no more to hide; And blessed is my twitching heart – Calmed now you’re there inside   Image: Girl with a Pearl Earring, JohannesContinue reading “Revelation”

Prophet

The sweet light that you bring, shining To the depths of my stormy mind Filtering through the tears, it makes The most colourful of rainbows   Then in the sanctuary of your calm This peaceful place, love seizes me And holds me tight, while watering Seeds of hope you long ago sowed   Are youContinue reading “Prophet”

Regret

— A standalone extract from my new book, about a mad painter in Renaissance Venice. He sat, up on the terrace, beneath a cloudy night sky that obscured the stars, everything but the moon that had reached the climax of its monthly journey. Even then, he could not make out the contours of that glowingContinue reading “Regret”