The creative force
Of magic I see in you
Resides in me too
The glow of love
Beneath the layers
the source of my rosy blush
is my love for you
Preening for Sun’s glow
To mount the magnificence
You already are
The silence of the Bush
A silence that stirs and kisses
Whispers deceptively in hisses
Beckoning to enter her depths
Stilling your quickening breaths
She leads you to her inner shrine
A place that loses your track of time
Save the rising and falling of the sun
Your hearts beating together as one
Far from the jungle made of stone
Her brush strokes are for you alone
Where going out means going within
Bringing tranquility to your inner din
Her music is deafeningly loud
Nature’s requiem, a chorusing crowd
Setting the scene and the stage
To free you from your secret cage
Live in full colour
I gave you the arc of a rainbow,
the primaries for your palette.
With each stroke of your brush
I gave you my passion and pain.
I gave you the rising, setting sun,
a reflection of shadow and light,
that gave radiance to your open smile,
flaming–flamboyant or tranquil and demure.
I gave you the variable moon,
the glow and dim of your feelings
that rise and fall with the tides–
sea–change of life, never static!
I gave you all of my creation–
infinitely vivid and varied in colour,
to inspire you to reciprocate–
the depth of the love I gave to you.
No matter the tint or the hue,
I want so much from each of you.
Move from the shadows: into the light.
Extend beyond tones of black and white.
I gave my life to you, live it in full colour!
Catching the sunlight
He tried to figure her out
but he was never good at Math
to get her full measure – neither an athlete…
Each time he thinks he’s caught her,
she’s lost him around the bend.
Still, his curiosity won’t let go.
If only she would slow down a little–
She’s a little too drunk on speed
and he’s still smoking weed–
It shows up in the words…
Words that illuminate and
eliminate clues to understanding.
How they’ll find each other
In this complex maze of mis–
So he stands peering–
through her window, it’s late,
too late to see into her room.
She watches him standing there,
wondering why he doesn’t come in.
Then one day she hears the door–
slowly opening – At last! she sighs–
finally, his light comes streaming in.
She’s no longer in orbit, he begins,
undressing her mystery to his delight!
Day 22- Poet’s Billow Challenge: Nature’s cinematography
As a tribute to Earth day and in honor of the earth, write a nature poem. I’ve chosen to draw from a small glimpse of my hiking experiences.
The thudding of my heart
against the soundproof silence,
alone with each thought,
then, just breathing you in.
Entering a stretch of forest,
where the lighting of the sun-
beamed, as if stage-managed,
spotlights on verdant green.
A remote trickling, bubbling-
beneath rampant rambling,
of green celebrity carpets,
tree-shaded, in all shades.
Jungled tendrils, looping-
an acrobat’s rope, poised-
for a daring display to absorb me,
take my breath away!
Mist converging – in descent
until I’m wrapped and cuddled,
in my private whole new world,
the sheer isolation, crowding me.
As I emerge from paradise doors,
I look down from the mountain,
applauding set design and craft,
a mere slice of your production.
Why then would we choose
to hide behind shutters,
shunning the light in rebuff
of nature’s mysterious magic?
Dare we compete in creation-
artificial intelligence and robots
for the Oscar-nominated prize?
Wait for the tide to roll in
Listen to its cyclical music
If you fathom its silence
You’ll hear its orchestra rush in
With nourishing food for your soul
Just like a flash flood
it happened, unexpectedly.
A sudden heavy downpour
and I was swept off my feet.
Tossed into swirling rivers,
holding back my breath.
Thrashing as you pounded
blinded as you mounted.
You took me by surprise.
Never thought for a moment
that I could go off at a tangent,
find pleasure in the danger,
be at risk with a complete stranger,
whose depths I could not fathom,
and whose visit was unpredictable.
But just like the raindrops wash,
I had to feel the explosive rush,
brought close to fatal destruction,
Reason rescued me from me.