the blue

the sky’s canopy lives in my mind,
restless at any given moment,
yet with the blue
contained
inside
of

this torment, transformation occurs, giving
way to stars that line my veins,
and suns that linger
inside
my

eyes for days

it is
the nature
of life’s canopy
on display

within the heart of you and I, if
we learn to love the pain,
and give it
away

while refreshing ourselves in the sun and stars
of another day…


Photo by Prettysleepy, Pixabay


#poetry, #contemplation, #hope, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #poems, #sky, #stars, #transformation

Midnight’s Dream

There was a time when sandalwood dawned the day, I remember the blood and sweat, and all the fallen decay.

The night was darker than anyone’s remembrance of our plight. It was as if the sea had crested over the town, leaving in its wake, no sound.

A tinkling in the air was all that was left.

A regard for fairy’s, we used to jest.

In between the tall trees, and the grassy leaves, we spent the summer in midnight’s dream; and, just when I thought darkness might envelop the entire world, a kiss from you sent me toward the light, unfurled.

Emerging from beyond the dream, did we; as stars rained down, and we caught love, watching it bourgeon like the sun.

Do you remember, hon?

It was our first starry night, two lovers underneath a canopy of brilliance, their life barely begun.


Photo by Prettysleepy, Pixabay


#poetry, #brilliance, #dream, #first-love, #life, #love, #midnights, #nature, #poem, #prose, #romance, #sea, #stars

the moons gentle bestowing

the moon is always calling to me, through
the vastness of the space, in-
between

the stars and galaxies…

I rest easy in this knowing, learning more about
myself through the reflection of
the moons gentle
bestowing

kind and compassionate, sitting in the sky, just for our
eyes, like a dreamer,
disguised

in plain view, the nature of listening to the wind,
and learning from the whispers
carried on the backs
of

those we call our friends…trees, flowers, and all of nature’s
creations, call forth
a love

living at the center of the cosmos, providing protection
from the storms that enter mind, and heart
at the same time

while we sit back, breathe in, and realize that life is,
just now,
in this moment,
already in love

with
all we’ve already given…


Photo by blende12, Pixabay


#poetry, #contemplation, #cosmos, #galaxies, #introspection, #life, #love, #moon, #nature, #poem, #presence, #reflection, #stars

just like a star-spangled night

Photo by Simerpreet Cheema on Unsplash


heart bared,
and transfigured,
manipulated,
just like a trigger

pulled on
again, and again

I often
asked myself
then

where
did this
story begin…

in a
deserted
landscape, devoid
of senses, and
flushed
with ambiguity

we reflect
upon
those moments,
with a zeal
and flourish

and,
understand
today, they

kept us away
from the connection
we felt,
deep inside

actions
eluding us,
unable to take
ahold of
the unity dealt,
however, aligned

in
the presence,
and

knowing,
always arising, yet
unable to abide
in our heart’s center,
so bold and kind

and, years later…

the knowing
did not subside,
rather, it
grew deeper, and
shined forth,
just like
a star-
spangled night


#poetry, #heart, #hope, #introspection, #life, #light, #love, #poem, #reflection, #reminiscence, #stars