Maple PhoenixesPhoenix spreads brittle wingsMaple Phoenixes23 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
like dry skin across maple trees--
a mosaic of red leaves.
AutumnA warm bathe of sunlightAutumn4 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
frost coated air hangs heavy.
Welcome to Autumn.
each autumn is another springautumns where every leaf iseach autumn is another spring12 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
a fumbling wildflower and
every deep sunset where colours bleed
against the horizon,
pools of melted copper and
shreds of cloud like glittering morning
i hope you realise how each
autumn is another spring
three blackbirds fly across painted skies,
tearing up the dust i
can still taste the peppermint the sugar
hills and every midnight, dandelions they
dance in my chalice of
chipped china coffee mugs.
slept, bluebells, baby crocus
buds swept a
peek round my doorway and
I didn't prepare for a drenched bouquet of
silk netted soaked morning lights on
my doorstep when
i'm still dreaming of circled
street-lamp hues as soft as whispers that
hang high above the
dew drops in the air
-come take me there.
DisdainThe statues crumbledDisdain1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
At the might of the earth
She holds such disdain
Towards our shattered idols of marble.
The likeness of the stars
Gifted by the gods
Erected upon her surface,
But intolerant is she.
She shakes so harshly
And spits up her core
Betrayed, she feels,
As we put pale ghosts before her.
An Entirely Different SpaceA vast ocean before my eyes.An Entirely Different Space2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I splash into a whole different world.
Sunlight seeping through the gentle waves.
So many shades of blue before my eyes.
I dive down deeper.
Silver coins dance and are happy to see my presence.
But they swim away from loud clicks and whistles.
Deeper and deeper I go.
The bright rainbow of blue grows more murky,
More frightening. I'm frightened.
I don't see them,
but I sense the presence of something greater.
A large presence staring me down
Behind the black silk curtain.
I'm in the spotlight,
Being judged if I'm a friend
Or another tasty meal.
A sudden noise jolts me awake.
"Beep, beep, beep"
My oxygen is running low.
The eyes I felt are no longer there.
I slowly ascend back to where I belong.
And spin tales of my trip to space.
Crispyautumn afternoonCrispy5 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
each step down the lane shatters
heralds of a change
ElixirElixir, by David NicholasElixir18 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
The gift of water
A clear, scentless refreshment
Of peerless repute.
Let me count the ways
Of how this magic liquid
Is vital for life…
Revives your vigor
Relieves crippling fatigue
To focus on task.
Boosts metabolic levels
Boom, easy weight loss
Flushes your toxins
Improves your skin complexion
Keeps you regular
Immune system’s friend
A migraine’s worst enemy
And kills cramps & sprains
Lifts your mood to heights
Higher than Everest’s peak
And it’s cheap to boot!
And yet we’re guilty
Of shunning this elixir
For delish death drinks…
blue risingAlongside a beach holding mile-long wavesblue rising2 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
That leap startled to the slushy sand of the sea
From the yellow glow of a lighted match
And its sharp scratch,
Its voice warm in its cove.
'Cross the sun lands and the black beating hearts
Beneath the moon that glows blue with the skies
And each pane pushing low
And each farm and its fields
Till three, two, one, sleep, tap, a quench,
Quick prow to the sea, loud and large as his father's voice.
He then throws, his spurt littler than half-speed,
The fiery ringlets of the sea!
RainRainRain4 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Its so strange.
But at the same time
It falls in
Of the two
Aural Stormhaphazard – dazed – a symphonyAural Storm16 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
tapping rhythm on the glass
wild – loud – cacophony
earthly music without class
a lull – a hush – a lower din
then flailing toward a zenith
instrumental – howling wind
an aural storm resembling myth
drips – drops – torrential downpour
and a blinding flash of light
booming – surging – uproar
then all the world seems quiet
Blood Covered Cherry BlossomsBlood Covered Cherry Blossoms18 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In the early morning of dawn,
The peaceful presence of the sun’s luminous light
Dims the sky an airy yawn.
Rusty red rays stream their way
Through the shadowing trees in the delighting bright sight,
Landing on the charming blossoms that swirl to the wind’s cheerful sway.
Great gusts of gale harmonise in curtained disarray,
An unseen spirit of wind ruffling and swelling the blush blossoms,
Carrying away the loose petals in a radiant current of shattered bouquets.
And as if a crimson bittersweet scent of blood wafted the air,
A puddle of flaring red flames gathered on the ground so solemn
To be ensnared in their despair to long for what was once theirs.
How I yearn for the spring that plays with their array,
To blow them far astray,
Where naught danger or scares befall them,
To a safe haven in their prayers, a world for them to not be condemned.
Dear little flushed blossoms may you rain without pain.
AwakeningAwakening22 hours ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My eyes are closed
And they smile faintly to the world around them
But could never pass it off
My corner is littered
With wrappers, computers chargers, light
I'm alone, and satisfied
But it's not real.
I plug my ears with plastic wired wonders
And relax as I am taken far
From my mind, my everything
And that comes close.
But suddenly a new sound surges through me
Through my iPod, violin, laptop, 3 minutes of
Something reaching me, defining me
I'm in my forest of transcendence,
My eyes are open,
Cherry Strawberries No bigger than aCherry Strawberries 4 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
pebble. Wild strawberry gems
‘neath the boughs of the blue spruce
at the bend in Cherry Street.
© L. L. Kelly 2014
A Night In OctoberThe autumn cricket,A Night In October5 hours ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
alone in the deep forest,
sings sadly at night.
Shedding leavesAutumn leaves takes its place,Shedding leaves25 minutes ago in Free Verse More Like This
on the ground the branch still shakes.
Growing old the leaves fade out.
Winter calls in with a icy breeze,
the branches cower down for heat.
Cherry BlossomIt doesn't live for very long.Cherry Blossom6 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
But it sings a very beautiful song.
It's petals dance through the air.
Relieving people of their cares.
When people see it, it gleams and glistens.
And they stop just to listen.
Everyone becomes filled with woe.
Whenever they have to watch it go.
But then it comes back in the spring.
And people gather to hear it sing.
It doesn't live for very long.
But it sings a very beautiful song.
It is a cherry blossom.
Of a MindUnder the shades,Of a Mind18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
a mind lone wander,
through the heights,
and over the seas,
beyond the trees,
and hills so green,
a mind lone wanders,
lone but not,
to find the golden valley,
where it can smell the flowers,
and find themselves,
to remove the shackles of nothing,
and stop wandering forever.
UntitledЧувства поздней осеньюUntitled19 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
(стихотворение в прозе)
Невозможно остановить эту осень,
Нельзя сократить эту ненависть.
Нельзя поместить все золото осени
В один кленовый ли
Stars Have Power, You DickweedOnce I heard a skeptic sayStars Have Power, You Dickweed1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
The stars and planets will not affect your life in any way
And I was like
Wtf have you ever even seen a star in your life???
Stars are amazing and the sun is a star and the Earth is a planet
And when I am outside and the stars are out and I can see the shapes
The stars are forming I feel a great appreciation
For life and feel inspired
The stars and planets affect me a fuckton
If you are not affected by the stars you have lost something
Maybe you can’t predict a life through the movement of stars
But stars can move lives
Somewhere someone looks at the stars
And has an epiphany
And decides to love the Universe
And try to live in its cause
Somewhere someone is passively writing
Vague lines in an under-read paper
Work is work
Somewhere someone is reading those words
And finds direction
And makes a positive change in their life
Somewhere someone is looking at the stars
They are inspired to learn all about them
Get a PHD
Dawn AwaitsA slow but steady emergence,Dawn Awaits1 day ago in Free Verse More Like This
For the challenger of light,
Born from the depths of a world hidden in darkness.
A seed of hope truth had uncovered,
Sprouted leaves of love and justice,
Supported by the stem of freedom,
To flower righteousness.
But alas it suffocates,
Cloudy days obscure the straight path,
Great growth no easy task.
Cut off from purifying flames,
Our ashen hearts would just stay the same.
Woe to the fire cast weakly in the midst of the night,
A flickering warmth easily erased from sight.
But for enduring fires that stand the trials of time and adversity,
There is no need to doubt,
The dawn will arrive,
To cast the world in everlasting light.