.green children.1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
up and out
of their beds -
the sun smiles,
and reaches down
to embrace them
.the rabbits twitch.1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
in their sleep;
of red bitten necks
wet with spit,
the birds dream of their eggs
and runny -
the mice dream of hearing
that tabby cat scream
as the teeth of life rip
Drink the Moondrink the moon,Drink the Moon3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
her essence blesses
burn the brightest,
work the hardest, and
love the deepest.
This Is A Poem, iiThis isThis Is A Poem, ii2 weeks 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.
UntitledelititnUthe earth was a mug of dirt and waterUntitledelititnU5 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
until milk came from the sky
we drink until standing in
an empty silo.
Universe pronoun (night outside same window)sparse cloudsUniverse pronoun (night outside same window)2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
The Lepidopterist's CollectionWe are beautiful, he said.The Lepidopterist's Collection2 weeks 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.
at break of dayDawn rolled in through the garden gate;at break of day1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
we watched pink fingers grasp the edges
of her heather carriage as she emerged.
Last GaspLast Gasp3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the sun glowed a deep red,
just enough to color the inside
of the room a deep mahogany,
stripes of color on the walls.
And the clouds formed in the distance,
just enough to cradle the sunset.
And as if by magic, the rain fell down,
undisturbed by any wind,
undisturbed by any thoughts.
And I watched in great longing,
wondering what the world has
left for me to witness,
for even if I can not leave this room,
I can see everything just outside.
I watch as the color fades from the sky,
and the mahogany turns a brilliant lapis,
and then to nothing.
As the clouds reflect the last gasp of magenta,
As the world fades to black, the rain dies down,
reflecting what little color remains,
and then I turn on the lights.
StarfallHeartbreakingly,Starfall1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
unseen in agonizing silence
with no one
to memorialize them,
starfish begin to disintegrate,
dissolving into star dust
which we may unknowingly
breathe in through the
pores of our skin.
Nature reflects nature,
while dead stars
fall blazingly from the sky
in depths perhaps darker
more clandestine than the
entire span of universe
Astoridea break apart
like fireworks as they
begin to evaporate into the air.
When celestial bodies
recklessly plunge to the Earth
the whole world gapes in awe
as if witnessing miracles
but as sea stars
perhaps less gracefully,
more subtly yet possibly
with farther reaching consequence,
are ripped apart as if by
some internal centrifugal force
there is no one left
to recollect the incident,
no applause or tears,
no wishes made upon
their depleting bodies.
Even as they die
they strive to crawl away
from their decaying bodies,
one last grasp at life,
maybe a plea for immortality.
the fear of flowersThere was a timethe fear of flowers3 weeks 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
JanuaryJanuary Moon:January2 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.
LizardShe still sheds her skin in daylight,Lizard22 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
reforming the past:
just how her cold-blooded species would like it.
Fall stormsEddies push and pull meFall storms1 week 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 green2 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 childrenCove2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
Into the cove,
So the tidewaves will
Dance around them.
Midnight Blue SkyDense veils of mist flow over the valley bottom.Midnight Blue Sky3 weeks 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.
ReunionI used to howl when twilight descended;Reunion3 weeks 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.
TorchesThree trees on the streetTorches4 days 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.
Love At First SightShrouded in a thin mist,Love At First Sight5 days 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 1291 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
and then stop to admire
the forces that formed them.
And The Rain SpokeAnd The Rain Spoke1 week 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…
The Flames of LifeThe glowing warmth sways alongThe Flames of Life1 week ago in Free Verse More Like This
As the flames of life dance to the unheard music of the forest.
The trees bend closer to feel the heat spread into their limbs.
The sparks fly free from the clutches of the fire
And climb up into the branches.
The heat gathers and from its depths,
The beginnings of the leaves appear.
The children that are born from the fire’s breath.
They grow and frolic in the wind,
But the limbs keep them leashed
So as not to let them flutter away.
The giggling of the rambunctious youths flourishes
Throughout the whole of the waking forest
And the children bathe in the rays of sunlight.
They caress the winds with their vibrant green hands
They begin to notice the mesmerizing flames below.
They see their intricate movements
And silence is given as they watch in awe.
The leaves slowly change their sickly shades
To imitate the fiery dancers.
No longer is the forest a sea of green.
It grows into an ocean of fire.
The leaves are witnesses to the blazing
Who do the Stars Shine for?I can't see anything except for the orange sunWho do the Stars Shine for?2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
peeking out from behind the green trees today
The afternoon is violet and warm
All the birds are going home now
Outside, the night is definite and cold
and the sky bleeds out drops of light
These droplets are always falling
A long time ago,
these drops formed into us.