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”

Across the void

I call; my voice falls on deaf ears – Words echoing into the void They’re searching for a listener, And the person who’ll chase my fears   I beg you, if you hear my cry You’ll give me a signal at last So that I may have my answer; May know the truth before IContinue reading “Across the void”

Forbidden

At love’s mercy she cries softly Dreaming of another’s body In the darkness, the cold silence Of the doubt that binds her firmly   Is it so wrong? – she asks as fear Keeps her vision blurred, so unclear; The demon’s voice inside her mind Is taunting all that she holds dear   And trappedContinue reading “Forbidden”

Moonlight spirit

Her hair was dark like a mystery Endless as the ocean at night And tinged like the silver wave tops Sparkling fiercely in the moonlight She came to me from lands afar Riding the currents of the wind She took my hands and squeezed them tight Erasing the shame of my sins Her eyes wereContinue reading “Moonlight spirit”

Serenity

Take me far from civilisation Where, in the mellowing twilight haze, The sea meets the sky, a whispered touch Like the luring kiss of temptation; And to infinity your eyes gaze Singing to serenity’s calling There’s no need for a destination When you’re content, to wander life’s maze Caught in the beauty of the moment

Let your mind be…

Let your mind be the lover, that Catches your body when you fall Holding you tight, giving you strength; Courage to keep fighting your fight   Let your mind bring you the passion That will invigorate your heart Burning blaze, rising from a spark To shine a light through despair’s haze   Let your mindContinue reading “Let your mind be…”

At the end of the day…

You surround yourself With noise and clutter Distractions and people And tasks to be done   Filling the day, you While away the time As you avoid the truth, Keeping up the facade   But at the end of the day When the night falls There’s no one but you, Nothing but your mind  Continue reading “At the end of the day…”

Blackout

It comes, sometimes so sudden Like fog in the mountains, Descending into every rise And fall of the slopes and valleys; Erasing all sense of up and down, as The whole world turns a numbing white   Only it’s black, black and hot As a burning sensation rushes to your head And sparks of concentratedContinue reading “Blackout”

Honesty

Why was it that when you were here, The words would not flow from my lips? I could not open up my heart And clenched within, my sonnets stayed Held like prisoners in a mind that Stumbles over forbidden dreams   Yet now, whilst far away you are Words burst forth like a stream inContinue reading “Honesty”

Sunrise

Waking mercy of the sunrise Won’t you show me where your strength lies Furnish hope and give me courage To endure this earthly body   For the limits of the flesh Weaken resolve, crippling the soul And the numbness of a frigid night Is stealing joy away from sight…   You wonder why it allContinue reading “Sunrise”