La Sagrada Familia, June 2015 (29th)The Big Bang;La Sagrada Familia, June 2015 (29th)2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
everything beautiful at once.
Spires and towers jutting out
like a genius idea,
scribing the skyline
with the curves of a blooming seed,
a sandcastle melting into a beach.
God’s exploding dollhouse.
The biggest wedding cake we’ve ever seen.
Every single pattern, shape, dome
moulded from a cerebral ball of clay.
comes from this massive sandstone organ,
showing what a star looks like
and it is the holiest prayer received.
Take My HandThis lustrous crystalTake My Hand1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Holds my very heart
Blue radiance against this
Pale skin of mine
It beats and buckles for all,
Like soft icicles, it hides
And clouds- a white blush.
Let my light,
This frosted light,
Guide your heart to mine
To fuse our seasons- again.
Summer, take my hand
We shall dance into eternity.
High Desert MorningA par of quail and their jackbooted young paradeHigh Desert Morning1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
among the rabbit grass and summer-bleached sagebrush
beyond which a tiny garden has this morning
offered up a dozen radishes, six tomatoes,
twelve strawberries, a zucchini, two cucumbers,
a handful of sugar snap peas, six cups of lettuce
and a stewpot of baby spinach leaves.
Stalks of columbine bend in the breeze, cease to become,
a torn rabbit salad strewn across the rocks.
Finches eye the berries. Crows watch from the rooftop.
A lone ladybug straddles the tip of a chive flower.
Then she is gone.
A Trees HeartbeatI hear its heartbeatA Trees Heartbeat1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
water pumping through its veins
limbs stretching long towards heaven
roots digging deeper and deeper towards hell
bright green leaves breathing in like lungs
roots drinking in thirstily like straws
hard brown bark covers it like a skin hide
it joins the winds in singing an evening lullaby
branches dancing and twirling on a breeze
every day growing stronger, taller, older
for the ancient forest it loves
cultivating a love for all things growing
and a compassion for all things living
it protects the creatures beneath its boughs
providing kind unbiased shelter towards all
I pull my ear away from the warmed bark
and watch as a man approaches
he wears an orange hardhat and tan leather gloves
he stands beneath the trees shade adjusting his radio
the woodland critters eyeing him curiously
and squirrels and birds chattering a merry welcome tune
nonchalantly he whips out a saw and begins to hack away
wooden chips of skin spewing into the sky
the tree dwellers s
Blonde little girlsAs you walkBlonde little girls1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
they fall down from their
helloing with their
Theme Prompt - DragonWhat if dreams came true?Theme Prompt - Dragon1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
What if humans flew?
What if there were dragons?
What if cats drew wagons?
What if fantastical creatures were real?
What if all seas were teal?
What if clouds were multicolored?
What if a new continent were discovered?
A world made completely brand new
To experience wonders through.
Babel.Curl your tongue around unfamiliar jumbles of wordsBabel.3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Taste the uniqueness of every sounding stress and syllable
Lose your thoughts in the hubbub of Natives
Immerse yourself into an untouched reality.
Open your mind to the falling leaves of knowledge
Each plated with unique veins, yet stemmed from the same tree.
Before they decintigrate into a quintessence of dust
And lose their meaning
By the unruly wind of ignorance and time.
LotusHigh above the clamoring waterLotus3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
the bud stands tall and proud
her petals as hands hiding her heart
from all who might tear it out.
High above the swirling water
the bud stands nervous, shivering now
her petals as hands clutching her heart
knowing that soon she will tire and let her hands down.
High above the churning water
the first petal loses its grip and falls down
her petals now abandon her sacred heart
leaving within exposed to without.
High above the silent water
the lotus lays open, perfectly round
her petals sit safely framing her heart
in a spiral that sits as a fallen shroud.
Heart's EaseLift your heart and your headHeart's Ease3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Look around you and up
Look at the sun
Look at the moon
Look at the stars
Look at the trees
Watch the wind
Sing with the birds
Feel the breeze
Live a little
And give your heart ease.
FloatingTwo moons float outside tonightFloating1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
One in the sky, one in the pond
I cup my hands around them
Now I am holding
A moon in each palm
To my future self To my future self, I'm sorry thatTo my future self 5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I could hold on to your dream, that
every one you love, are will love will
look at you as a failure. That no matter
how many times I tried I just kept failing.
At as time go on you fine that the world sorry
was just made to put people like us in our place,
to make us feel like we tried, and that was it, like
we gave up, like we never tried. But I want you to know,
that we did fight, that every bruise, cut and scar, on your body
is from the fight that we put up, it show no matter, how much people
looked down at you, no matter how many times sorry came out of there
mouths it shows that we still fought for what we want, and that we're still
LoveHer hair falls, the spring rainLove2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Over her chest, rising
Like the hills of the world
Bright in the summer of her smiling face
She sees all the world like the clouds in the sky
Feels it with fingers like beams of the sun
Her laughter comes rolling
The wind in the trees
Her heart flows, all loving
Like salt to the oceans
I feel in the water the touch of her hands
The birds say she loves me
They sing in her voices
She hushes, with nature to watch the stars rise
I’ll tell her I love her
Through the world she’ll hear me
She sleeps now, like mountains
Our love won’t move on
volcanic eruptionred on red on redvolcanic eruption2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
brood, bloom and unfold
brood, bloom and unfold
time-lapsed new flower
inkdrop in still water
a quiet explosion
atom bomb mushroom cloud
soft and destructive
screams in a silent movie
lightning like peaceful
brightness before the thunder
shakes bones, blasts
to the core
soar skeleton and ashes
soar skeleton and ashes
grey on grey on grey
Water SpiritThe water isWater Spirit3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
My truest love.
If I need to find land,
I'll send out a dove.
Above the surface,
I'm destined to be.
Being on shore,
Won't satisfy me.
I want to swim,
I wish to dive.
I'd never come back,
No, not alive.
Down in the deep,
That's where I should be.
If I could just live there,
How happy I'd be.
Little Pearl Above The WorldLittle Pearl Above The World1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Little Pearl Above The World
by Tricia Pattinson
Sweet jewel - a dangle
Grabbing eyes in wonder
As you fly through darkened stains
To reach your pearly sands
Enrich and entice my grasping hands
Sublimely pull my soul to see your goodly deeds
Like anyone caught in sweeping storm, I am grateful to be rescued
Into your sweet bossom, unresistant, I fall
Higher and higher
Midnight SongsHe is a soloist,Midnight Songs1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
With waves keeping time
And the moon as spotlight.
I'm the only audience, and with him I
Sit on the shore.
The wave is loud,
But somehow I can hear his voice clearly
And the whale's harmony.
He never writes songs,
The notebook keeps not his plans
But his creations
I'm the only one who listens, and to him I
Say how I feel.
I'm not majoring in music,
But I know his songs are beautiful
As the whale harmonizes.
I'm the only one who knows his songs, and with him I
Discuss the lyrics to those.
His pronunciation isn't perfect,
And I never know if my version of lyrics
Is the same with his;
But deep down, I know his songs are about me
As his voice echoes in the ocean
And intertwines with the whale's.
Summer EveningI wonder what it isSummer Evening2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the wind's sweet caress
that sets the leaves above
.sin stares menacingly at the flock.3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
florescent eyes shift hesitantly
& continue to mock
I Can Write WithI can write with the icy rings of Saturn as he mocks his comrades while they stare on with envy and confusion as to why the Creator of All would bestow such brilliant accessories to him knowing how vain he was causing an uneasiness in the cosmos turning his brothers and sisters away from him but despite the disputing planets whose emotions blossom with each passing of their brother who causes them curse themselves for their plain rings or lack of even though they all have beauty despite what they believe even the stars know this for they swoon and wink at each planet trying to catch their attention doing all they can to show their affection it's a sight to behold a bittersweet gesture with no prevail but every moment they try 'o they try so hard only to see their loves put themselves down because of rings stupid stupid rings who needs them they're dumb that is what the stars say but Saturn's moons plead a different case saying how lovely they make him look as they are his groupiI Can Write With3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
mother naturethe bright lion's mane that warms the planet,mother nature3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
is the head.
the sapphire sky stretching to the end of time,
is the torso.
waters ranging from calm and still to ruthless and rushing,
is the blood.
the grass growing in various shades of emerald,
is the skin.
the dirt concealed by grass or raw and showing,
is the flesh.
the mixture of hardening and melting metals deeper in the body,
are the bones.
the deepest part, the core, the one that heats and brings so much warmth to us all,
is the heart.
DestructionAll things will visit deathDestruction1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Whether in rage of fire
Or in the slow erosion of time
As they themselves decay
The beginning brought Life
Energy heat and light so bright
Life brought order to chaos
It gave us form and consciousness
But life isn't without death
Death came when life did
And shall exist alongside
Until the end of time
In the time of now both live
Both are infinitely diverse
Both complement the other
And beautiful in their ways
But this shall not last forever
Time will not allow it to be
Time's agent will destroy it
Entropy will bring the End
The end will bring destruction
By means of entropy and death
Finally there will be the silence
Reigning over the end of all things
ShadowsHiding in cornersShadows3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the glooms
gathering in shadows
in the inky black night
and the bitter clod snow
the quiet grows
and in the silence
ideas and thoughts bloom
ElysiumRays of goldfish wash over the world,Elysium2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
their gleaming scales
make everything glow in honeyed tones
as the plump pumpkin of a sun
bobs along a sloshing horizon.
Festoons of lilacs and sweet peas blossom
across a sky of peach velvet,
their petal arms spread open wide
to embrace the swift slyphs
returning to their silken hearths.
In that aureate space floats
the Empyrean castle
fashioned from gilded clouds,
wherein the beloved sylph prince
sleeps on a bed of sea foam.
The pumpkin bids farewell
and rolls into the waiting lacuna.
The goldfish follow, drifting
into the opaque brume,
taking their auric gleam with them.
With glossy brushstrokes
the sylphs paint their blooms
lush indigos and violets,
casting a balmy cloak
over the drowsy land below.
Then they light their lanterns
shaped from polished silver
with precious azure flames,
dancing and twirling
round the creamy lake of the moon.
Downy tufts shake loose
from their garment linings,
drifting on the oscillating waves
and finding their way
That Certain Thing About a Summer RainstormThe sky begins to turn an ominous ashen when 3…2…1…plop. The first raindrop falls upon the jagged, tar constructed street. The pitter-patter of the pure rain is tranquil, while simultaneously becoming faster with each passing minute. The sky is now as black as charcoal, and the rain is showering down.That Certain Thing About a Summer Rainstorm2 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Although the satisfying aroma of the freshly dewed grass is a nice effect from the rain, that is not my favorite part of a summer storm. I peer out of the pane of my window, shrug, and walk back to my bed.
I curl myself up into a ball, wearing an oversized wool sweater. My cat sits by my side, purring, as I hold a cup of green tea with milk in my hands, while the gentle, acoustic sounds of Norah Jones fills the background. Suddenly, a clap of thunder disturbs my aura I jump at first, but then chuckle at my cat with his puffed out tail and pinned back ears.
And I think to myself…that is my favorite part of a summer rainstorm