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”

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”

Lessons

Those sentient stones, guarding the gates to another world Solemn sentries, reminding of a dark, unstable past   I look to them in wonder of what it is they’ve lived through And in their mighty story they can offer us a clue   From those fading, misty years when the earth coughed raging fire AndContinue reading “Lessons”

After the rain

The sky’s grey fury has been spent From cascading tears, to gently Whispering a final tribute On a moist breeze haunting the fields The trees, they bow beneath the wind In a hesitant symphony; Shaking the water from their leaves They glisten and cease their mourning Soft rays of sun reach out to pierce ThroughContinue reading “After the rain”

The Dawning Night

The sun, she stoops to kiss the sea Reluctant touch, as fatefully Her colour bleeds away from sight Cedes to murky realms of twilight But until then she glows fiercely Defiant of her destiny Rebelling against her night foes Though caught in death’s spasmodic throes Up above an erupting sky Signals to all a warningContinue reading “The Dawning Night”

Earth spirit

I remember when the earth was born When she was young and healthy and free The forests were lush, the rivers flowed With the passionate force of the wild   I remember I’d dance in the woods Wearing nothing but a cape of leaves Across the soil I’d stride barefoot, to Bathe in water thatContinue reading “Earth 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

Harmony

The tinkling notes of birdsong Come wavering down the aisles Spreading midst the columns, Joined by weaving vines   Eternally strong, the stone rises Starkly against those gentle Faltering tones that flicker, Tentative in their serenade   Manmade and natural beauty Just for this moment standing Side by side in perfect harmony, A whispered glimpseContinue reading “Harmony”

Goddess

I hear, before I see her With her voice like molten gold Weaving through the trees it fills The spaces between with glory   And I feel, tug on my heart A firm pull, but not ungentle Sure and true, like wisdom’s whisper Guidance from a future that I dream   Then I glimpse, midstContinue reading “Goddess”

Blood Leaves

Image: Road to Liguria, Italy – Herman Rhoids The dark forest stretched ahead. Trees wrestled with each other in their search for the sun, yearning to be gilded by light. But their growth is warped, bodies twisted, locked together in a vicious embrace. She thrust apart the branches, struggled between sentient trunks. Twigs recoiled, and thornsContinue reading “Blood Leaves”