Drink the Moondrink the moon,Drink the Moon1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
her essence blesses
burn the brightest,
work the hardest, and
love the deepest.
UntitledelititnUthe earth was a mug of dirt and waterUntitledelititnU2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
until milk came from the sky
we drink until standing in
an empty silo.
This Is A Poem, iiThis isThis Is A Poem, ii1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
It has two
Each stanza adds
a new line on to
the next, from the
This is the fourth stanza.
It is a twist.
That last stanza did not
add an extra line
from the four lines before it.
That is called a style break.
That bit in brackets is called parenthesis.
This is a closing line. it is profound, and is maybe in italics. It is one line
long. That is another twist.
This is the proper end.
Universe pronoun (night outside same window)sparse cloudsUniverse pronoun (night outside same window)1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
The Lepidopterist's CollectionWe are beautiful, he said.The Lepidopterist's Collection1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our razor-fine wings cut through
carving our existence into him;
leaving our legacy
although creatures of such beauty never truly die anyway...
he must keep us forever.
Tiny antennae search our surroundings
that are sheltered: shielded
from the world that kills itself.
One day, he will see that he's murdering
the only creatures he can love;
when evolution recognises that
freedom is merely a stroke of luck.
We are beautiful, dead.
the fear of flowersThere was a timethe fear of flowers1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
when outstretched arms
embraced each day,
but the sun and storm
are fickle things-
today I watch your
Streak Of Light In the NightShooting star,Streak Of Light In the Night1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Look up and pray.
And beaming through the sky.
Make a wish,
Before it closes it's eyes
And forgets you all together.
Since that is the moral,
Quick and forgotten.
Just like we all will be,
Once we close our eyes.
So be fast with your choice,
Since once it comes round
Again, we shall
All be fertilizer for the
Grass to consume.
LizardShe still sheds her skin in daylight,Lizard1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
reforming the past:
just how her cold-blooded species would like it.
TorchesThree trees on the streetTorches2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
I follow on my way each morning
Like Autumn candles held aloft
In defiant vermillion splendor...
Burn bright, my signposts,
Waymarkers in the wheel of my year:
As late November's humors and freezing mists
Surround the bare bones of Autumn Past,
Hold the darkness at bay a little longer
'Til the solstice turns us sunward again.
Midnight Blue SkyDense veils of mist flow over the valley bottom.Midnight Blue Sky1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Although it is already dawn, the black shadows
Of the trees tower mysteriously and bizarre
As mystical signs into the midnight blue sky.
Even if the new day already dawns,
It is still deprived of its radiant light.
No draught of air stirs,
Over the landscape lies a peaceful silence.
Then the always new wonder:
The cold night finally superseding,
The morning sun - arisen from the dark -
Colours the midnight blue firmament with delicate red and gold.
In boundless light of the emerging morning,
The night withdraws into the realm of shadows,
The silence of nightly tranquility becomes extinct.
Light as a feather, the wind strikes the tree crowns,
Whose leaves crowd mysteriously murmur and whisper.
Freed, birds swing up into the sky,
Rejoice over a bright new day.
JanuaryJanuary Moon:January3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
I cross the street
Shadows wrap my shuffling feet —
Acacia blossoming in the rain
And old leaves pooling in the drain.
My breath condenses tattered clouds
Like grey and wreathing rain-wrack shrouds
That wrap the road in mysteries
And haunt the silent shapes of trees.
The ocean sucks and frets and dreams
Of rivers bursting at the seams;
Bright moon stumbles, rainclouds form...
I stand humbled, and watch the storm.
ReunionI used to howl when twilight descended;Reunion1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
my muse a yellow orb leading me--
my guidepost in a sea of darkness
so black my heart turned inky
My paw prints created paths of dust
and my tail swept them clean
as it hung so low
to match the bellow
in my heart.
The stars could not quell my yearning,
which twinkled faintly till morning
drove me to fitful sleeping
and the dew gathered like tears
weeping on a dull grey coat.
Then, when my desire to live subsided,
the sky at night turned lighter
and my eyes gleamed brighter
as winter carpeted the land in flakes of lace.
And I heard his howling
even before I spied him lolloping
on banks of snow and ice,
his hind legs carrying him to me
in powerful long strides.
Winter's embrace never felt more bracing
than it did that fateful morning
when our noses met in a moist reunion
and the skies turned a soft vermillion
as our hearts finally intertwined.
Love At First SightShrouded in a thin mist,Love At First Sight2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
He stares at me eye level.
I'd only ever seen him from below,
But now I am sky high,
Mesmerized by his breathtaking beauty
Emerging softly from the clouds.
His familiar face brings me peace
As I glide past him in the darkness,
Onward to my destination.
I may never see him this way again,
So I soak in the view,
Memorize his emitting curves of light,
And rest easy as he descends below the horizon once again.
Bitlets 129May we move mountainsBitlets 1292 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
and then stop to admire
the forces that formed them.
Fall stormsEddies push and pull meFall storms3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a windblown leaf
The air is thinner
The sky, stronger
The sodden Earth clutches
my feet no longer.
Forest greenForest greenForest green3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Strikes my soul
As I walk into the woods
Between the dark tones
And the light shimmers
There is this soft confirmation
Breathing and tranquility
It puts my mind at ease
For it is easy on my eyes
I breath it in
And breath out peace
For that's what fills my lungs
Recharging with the energy
It radiates to me
So I can resume my fight against the concrete
CoveNestle my childrenCove3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Into the cove,
So the tidewaves will
Dance around them.
The Hunter in the ShadowsCrouched in the long, Indian grassThe Hunter in the Shadows1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
an indomitable predator stalks
unseen by all
The lush flora only lends aid to his disguise
It's prey unwary to his presence
The predator creeps up close
Avoiding all detection
Shadow his only ally
The hunt nearing it's end
The predator leaps
Clasping the prey's neck
With his great jagged jaws
As the sun sets over the great jungle
The predator finishes his meal
the prize of his patient hunt
Now he goes on
To hunt another day
The Local Loch, August 2014 (27th), BI enter the trees.The Local Loch, August 2014 (27th), B5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
Between the dozing leaves,
hugging canopy and soothing shade
I awe at a swan bathe.
Cruiseliner, white, pure, naked
graceful, living china.
Seven others chat by the hidden soil shore.
They see me, spread out ornamentally,
politely move away
and then fly
with curved ceramic blades
ready to pierce gravity’s oppression.
I've found Peace.
...of a blissful HeavenEver dreamed of what heaven was like?...of a blissful Heaven1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
Maybe it's a wide field of evergreen grass
surrounded by the lurking forest trees,
where all you could inhale was the damp leaves on the ground
and pines from the trees above, an intoxicating smell
that leaves you high after the rainstorm
Maybe it's in an oasis located within a desert,
however, it is not scorching ablaze,
but it's warm and you feel your skin tingling
a whole new sensation is evolving inside of you
and the warmth wraps you up in a blanket of sunshine
Or maybe it's at the peak of a mountain
where you reign over the world on your solid throne of boulders
the invisible wind is your invitation of escape
and while the slight breeze passes by
you begin to shiver with an adrenaline rush
I could be wrong and you might be right, but tell me dear, what is heaven like?
CreekMy feet findCreek2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
the worn steps
where our feet
have found footing many times before
As I walk down
I become surrounded
hiding me from our gray society
Down at the bottom
a small stream runs
faster than a bullet
and deep enough to swim
Frogs jump away
into the dark water
darting fast and crazily
so I can't see the lovely waters deep
We built a dock down here
so sound and sturdy
so I could sit and watch
nature's glorious aquarium
The water does a crazy thing
and heals my wounds within
while I just sit and smile
watching all the tadpoles learn to swim
Puddle BluePuddle Blue3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Rain slides off power lines.
Streetlamps illuminate, their light bleeding
into charcoal roads.
Cars honk, splashing delicate people
Their footprints mark their path.
Doors open and shut,
unwilling to allow
one to shake water
from their skin.
The sky empties its pockets
in salt wind.
And The Rain SpokeAnd The Rain Spoke3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
I looked outside,
maybe I didn’t need to,
and I saw the rain,
dotting the ground
in a brilliant lattice.
And so I stopped the
humming fans in my room,
and I heard the faintest sound
of a billion drops,
begging to be heard.
They whispered to me,
Can you hear it?
There is no reason,
there is only sound.
Sound, and those
who notice it.
And if you’re careful,
you can feel the world
like it was tied to your feet.
So listen closely…