Poets

My mind is the mind of poets They comprehend my ill Yet—ah—my faltering artistry Falls far behind them still   There burned a familiar pathos There pierced a familiar thorn There thrilled a familiar fancy In those who penned before   Still beckoning from their pages So eloquent the lines Whose tones like silk and … Continue reading Poets

Autumn

The forest is a gallery Where autumn blithe comes painting With sweeping stride the countryside And finds me there escaping Summer wanes, my passion breathes For northern oak and maple leaves As red as life that pulses new within me Verdure flutters from the trees Like amber floating on the breeze There never lived an … Continue reading Autumn

Shades of Art

Strokes with no rhyme, the shades of art The ceaseless longings in my heart In restless whine, the green of time I seek to hush its stirring Colors blur, afraid, unsure But finally believing Silent voices, brilliant lines By eloquence deceiving (?) Tease and stay by night and day As silk and satin dreams do … Continue reading Shades of Art

Jealousy

“Love is as strong as death, Jealousy as cruel as the grave; Its flames are flames of fire, A most vehement flame.”‭‭  Song of Solomon‬ ‭8:6‬ ‭ ~ Stale unwanted essence Seeping grimy through these ribs Gasping, shallow Gasping, shallow Even thoughts are ghostly fingers Grasping shadows Shallow, deep Where the worm eats out the … Continue reading Jealousy

Remember Love

  Over the course of perhaps two years, the seasons (like my life) waxed and waned with inscrutable contradiction. It had remained warm throughout the winter that year, only to turn cold in the spring. As occurs with many things, time at last revealed answers to the unanswered—another painful mercy. Yet for so long, it … Continue reading Remember Love