Somewhere there is love

Somewhere there is love it burns when I get too close so I watch it from afar all those imperfections come back to haunt me in the morning mirror in the dark of night

A drop of saline fluid

A drop of saline fluid – free from deception – lasts forever; It won’t corrode your heart of copper alloy, It won’t erode the monument erected in your memory; You may go now, where each drop that falls dies.

Unravelling

I watch a sylvan love scene playing out under the trees while jealousy tears at my heart, his hand on that soft cheek that so easily let mine go, leaving it sunburnt, arid, where poetry and passion now only cold, hard words; instead of hymneal magic, distorted colours fill my eyes, clinging to a forlorn…

Waves on a silent shore

Waves on a silent shore Wash sad thoughts upon the sand Of sorrow; a prayer composed By nature, footprints reveal Where we once walked – But now there is silence. Blue water swells on the shore, Mermaid’s hair tossed over her shoulder, Silken tresses, adorned with beauty, Curl like ocean waves, longing To kiss her…

Ghost of innocence

Ghost of innocence, You took for your own What I can never give again. Farewell my love, Saying goodbye is hard — You meant everything to me, I will never forget Laying my head against your breast, While you breathed words Of sweet desire, I loved to hear You singing the poems of Sappho, Watching…

Patience

1 Shivering with cold on my morning walk in a Canberra fog. 2 It is less than a week until my birthday; another diary page; the magic of words, that voice in my head, soundtrack to my footsteps. 3 Yesterday it was dark, eyes staring at nothing but the morning silence; tomorrow will be better,…