The Truth of the SkyThe Truth of the Sky2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
The stars divide
The blanket of night
With pinholes of light
Piercing through black
But black is untrue
For the sky remains blue
With each night anew
It just becomes dark
And the moon lights the way
For the coming new day
But for now the stars play
Yet remain worlds apart
The truth of the sky
Is that know ones knows why
It stretches so high
And so far
That You Are My HorizonIron-rust, and corrosionThat You Are My Horizon4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
chronicle forgotten years
in the drydock basin, where I lay
in disrepair. A ship
unaware of the ocean, wracked
upon the waves of long ago
and marked with wounds
only salt can heal.
But storms are kind
reminders of the way seawater swells
into knuckles and joints
and trembles beneath the hull
while carrying men to port,
And in the windspray
of one such storm
I tasted just a hint
of salt, of you
and knew, again
something I once thought
before time and reason
took courage from me.
Chasing PathsThe ridden road long lied in woods so deep,Chasing Paths6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where ancient giants, fauns, that bleat in seas
So green, was once seen. Lusting for lost sheep,
The rag runes on their skin, the Wise chant in glee:
Hail! You have reigned on ocean minds so long,
We ride eroded shore of lore that you've drawn.
Hail! You have reigned on!
Hail! You have reigned on
The wisp of dragons, lost within woods so fond.
I listen to their breath, a cup of tea
That bided by the forest garden's law,
I fret though, old poor Edward's broken knee
Will soon heal. When it does, my Nature, so flawed,
Will pulse to oil and steam and break and mend.
He kicks to our eyes b
driftListen to this aloud here.drift6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
sometimes we move like glaciers.
slow sliding continental shift
one particle at a time--
our vantage point unchanged for years
and years will pass with more years behind
and we will remain deceptively still
we carry things with us,
pebbles and twigs we rest on
for years and years--
but we can cast back
explore the ages we contain,
kept safe inside ourselves.
each grain of sand held close
whispering of ages long since returned to dust--
ages we have seen grow and die
ages we carry
we move like glaciers
quiet and assured
and years will pass with more years behind
but when time has grown tired,
we will remain.
we will have tales to tell.
reclaimsubmerged in silent seas among the polyps,reclaim7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
pressure polished--a sparkle like Calypso's shuttle
shines elliptic and elusive in the downs, down where
optics fail and the seafloor ripples catch and sway
in swirling riddles like scattered Coptic stanzas.
snatched from Assyria, gold stolen and cycled
through serial societal transgressions--and once
aerial, contraband clutched in raptor snares
slipped--spilled, among the Urals,
and spinning through the acid and urea
of city sewers, doused in chloride
and the caustic current leading to the sea,
collapsing into Celtic knotwork; enclosed
in sand and calyxed like the season's close,
calcite-consumed, sunken, decayed--
The Season of FireGreat masses of leavesThe Season of Fire7 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Are thrown into flight by wind,
A storm in yellow.
Sparrow's HeartSparrow's Heart7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In twilight, as sun sets on my last year,
A message draws my gaze toward the west:
A girl in black proffers to me a test,
A sweet confession whispered in my ear.
A sparrow's heart is beating in my breast:
To think that love from friendship's seed had grown!
A hand to hold, an eye to catch my own,
Tranquility upon a sea of rest.
The heartbeat pacing in its cage of bone
As if to burst forth to its calling twin
Itself calls out, invites a lover in:
Why let her spend another day alone?
But if her mouth should meet mine in a kiss,
Those hearts might burst, o'erfull with newfound bliss.
the breakers will always call us homedon't mind my voicethe breakers will always call us home2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
in the twilight.
i am without shoes,
beneath my wings.
i was the well that fed the lake--
i [saw] your fingers touching the water.
where did you sleep last night?
travelersthis silvertongued landtravelers4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
is fit for strange adventures
so we will roam as the city
sleeps, and the soft
of the camera shutter will lull the crickets
we will leave our trail
in incandescent flashes--
the negatives seared and crackling on
and drag our hearts on
moonshine wisps behind us--
gathering fog and scents and
strains of music
carried in on night-thin air.
into the deepAudio version over thisaway.into the deep5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
and the world will crumble, darling, but we will watch the stars--
watch the coasts curl up at the edges and the foam-slick sea drag them under
and history will bloom in brass and copper nebulas,
untainted by the tortured earth and its pleading
flecks of ash below.
but we will watch the stars
watch the galaxy unwind, spirals stringing out
the taste of ozone and plasticities.
the heaving sea will recede--the glaciers
pour their hearts out
the dunes rise up to the sated horizon.
will watch the stars.
and the hungering infernos hold no sympathy.
the song of a roamerAnd darling, I've been gone for a long, long time. Your eyesthe song of a roamer7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
are still that steely gunpowder blue, but your hair has grown long,
and there's a softer curve to your waist
and freckles on your shoulder I don't remember,
and I think,
What have I missed?
You tell me about the weddings
the divorces. You tell me
about the babies
and the losses, and how last year
your dog died--easy, in his sleep--
and there is a hollow lack in you,
a space reserved for things that won't come back.
Long ago, was there a space like that
When did it collapse--when did it
fold in on itself
under the weight of things that matter more?
I tell you about Cambodia. I paint
the jungles for you, breathe the crushing wet heat
of it into your lungs. I tell you
about the kids in Africa
and how the heat is different there--
belligerent and fierce.
I tell you how much you would have liked Barbados,
and how much you would have hated Rome.
And I remember all the things I
can't tell you--all the things I don't hav
Naiad SisterJoin us now, oh daughter fairNaiad Sister2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With pale skin and winter-hair.
Leave the dead-dry land of feet
And come where the water is cool and deep.
We are grasses to your lily-flower
Forever dancing in shady bowers.
Oh, please join us, water-maid!
Exchange a tail for those shaky legs.
Mortals live for but a day
While we have centuries to have our say.
Join us, sweet sister, in the cool of the deep
Where tendrils and serpents in darkness sleep.
Forsake that lover who toils in dirt
His heart will heal and you'll never be hurt.
For should he travel to the pool so sweet
With waters and currents curious and deep
Let you entice him further on
the beauty's in the leavingRead aloud here.the beauty's in the leaving2 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
sweetheart, let's head out. let's
drink up the desert asphalt and that last bottle
of johnny walker blue--
one last toast to the copper sunsets,
to the good earth. a pair of
tailgate stargazers, you and i:
roaming curves across the glove compartment map, until
every foldline is worn flannel-soft
and it'd rather stay open
let's forget route sixty-six. let's forget
and pick up terra cotta dust--
breathe in the mojave. let's pretend
that the world's already ended
and it's just us.
let's leave the door unlocked
ocean planetsRead aloud here.ocean planets2 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and what immortal hand or eye could frame
the cities drowned in sharp, unspoken fears,
and sound the silent depths and dream to tame
their deepest of abyssal teeth. and years
will pass and years will follow down below.
and roaming jaws will take their prey and grin
and fear no cosmic consequence. they know
that blackened waves will hide the darkest sin.
no faith survives these godforsaken seas,
no faith can match the weight of death and space--
the snow of snuffed-out souls feeds this disease:
leaves leper scars on corpses doomed to waste,
and soft, with gentle hands it leads them down
The Sealing Of God's ServantsAnd I beheld four angels who came from the Heavens in clouds. And they took to the four corners of the Earth, containing in them and holding about them with steady arms, the winds of the Earth that they shall not be blown through the trees of the Earth, nor the waters nor anything upon the Earth.The Sealing Of God's Servants1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I beheld a fifth angel which had arrived from the steady clouds still and forsaken. And he called out to the angels of the Earth that were permitted to harm the Earth, and he called on them that they shall hold steady and wait while the children of the twelve tribes of Knod were sealed with the seal of God.
I beheld them who were crowned and given atop their foreheads the seal of God. And they were evenly numbered from all the tribes of Knod. And I remembered, for Kingdom Knod was founded by the kings of Al’lon in the south and the kings of Theuspedis in the north. And I heard the names of the tribes and the number therein who were sealed.
Them arrayed who were numbered one-hundred-
The Ninth SealAnd the elders and the four beasts and the multitude of saints and wise-men and women who were with the LORD stood and before the LORD and the lamb they bowed with their heads to the ground and worshiped the LORD in prayer and thanksgiving. About me there was silence, for in Heaven, all the angels were in prayer and thanksgiving for the space of half an hour. As I watched the silence of heaven and the prayer and thanksgiving; I beheld seven angels arrayed before the LORD, and given them were seven golden trumpets, and one strong angel was given a censer full of incense for the cleansing of the Earth.The Ninth Seal1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the saints prayed before the LORD thy father, and the angel with the censer lit therein the incense, and the smoke ascended to the LORD, the one who sat atop the throne. After this was done, the Angel took the ashes from atop the altar and cast it upon the Earth. There cast from the altar with the incense and prayers of God, cleansed on the altar of the saints, wa
The Beast Of The EarthAnd after three days and the half of the fourth, they who rejoiced and were merry, who had bore gifts upon themselves and the others who had rejoiced and were merry; were entered in spirit by that of the LORD. They beheld great fear upon them and them who had seen them and the dead bodies of the angels; who remained in the streets of the great city.The Beast Of The Earth1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
At this they beheld a great voice in Heaven saith on the dead bodies of the angels, ‘Come up and hither, come up and witness the reward of the saints and wise-men and wise-women; sages of the nations. Heirs of the Kingdoms of God.’ And them who were merry, and had bore gifts upon their kindred, learned from the voice of the LORD that their kingdoms of the Earth were now the Kingdoms of the LORD.
And I beheld, for the beast of the Earth hath risen from the bottomless pit, and had went forth to make war with the Earth and the LORD on his day. And the people in the great city had troubled not to bury the angels who had been slain
The Kingdom Of DarknessAnd I beheld for my sites found outside the temple of the LORD, a woman who had pained to be delivered. And her name was Racheli the Maiden of Knod. And she had the appearance of mine own daughter. And I looked and saw the angel Micha’el who went forth toward her to deliver her child at the edge of the Heavens. And I beheld for so too did the demon of the Earth, that beast who had come from the bottomless pit.The Kingdom Of Darkness1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And he waited for her that he may devour her child, which Racheli had pained to deliver. And lo, I beheld, for she delivered a man-child out of her womb. And he was a man as though the sun that shines upon the Earth. And he went with Micha’el to the temple before the beast were to devour him. And Racheli went forth and fled into the forest.
And this I beheld, for the Angel Micha’el clothed the man-child in sackcloth and named him Pyllon. And Pyllon went forth to find his mother out in the forest, and the beast who was with his mother; went forth and devoured
The Day Of The LORDLo! Upon that peak near the city of Diana! That peak north of Abydion and the highest in all of the Earth! Nearest the coast where Diana sits and the beast resides; was the Lamb of God.The Day Of The LORD1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the Lamb of God was clothed in all black and gray and red armor. And he wore a black Solar Topi over his head with the symbol of the LORD; the flying Phoenix. And about him numbered twenty-one thousand virgins from every tribe of Knod; from Thuespedes and Al’lon.
The armies of the Beast which had went forth to conquer the armies of the Lamb were there as well, beneath the peak looking up at the Lamb. And behind the lamb I beheld; for behind him came the seven cherubim carrying the last of the plagues that were to befall the Earth. And these cherubim carried a large vial that was the size and length of their arms that they should pour unto the Earth and the armies of the Beast.
I beheld, for them slain by the beast, who had begotten in victory over his image and his name and his wor
The Bottomless PitThat great and powerful angel, that one who announced the scroll of God and the nine seals wroth thereon. He who stood before me now with a great chain in one hand and the key to the bottomless pit in the other; his name Micha’el the Mighty.The Bottomless Pit1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
He stood and with the key in his right hand opened the bottomless pit and bound with his right hand the dragon of death and his servant the false prophet; the Beast and Apylliades for one hundred generations or one thousand years.
And after that time the beast and his servant were in the bottomless pit shall they again be cast upon the Earth and make war with the nations of the Earth. At this shall Micha’el cast them into the lake of fire that is within the bottomless pit. And they shall be bound there with the deceivers of men and the armies of the dark kingdom forever and ever.
And I beheld in Heaven a white throne and on it sat the king of the Earth, the Lamb of God and his bride. And they were to judge the dead of the Earth. And t
The UnveilingAnd I beheld a city in Heaven as it were, coming down unto the Earth where Diana was and had fallen. And in the city I heard the great angel Micha’el saying ‘Herein the kingdom of God is now upon the Earth, and he shall be with the people of the Earth; his own. And he shall rule over them with the double edged sword of wisdom and law. And there shall be no more death nor suffering; now shall be any sorrow for the tabernacle of God has arrived. And the LORD and Lamb shall wipe away their tears and make them happy that they shall drink of the waters of life freely and soften their bellies.’The Unveiling1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I beheld, for I was spirited away by Micha’el to the great peak that stood before Diana nearest Abydion. And out of this I saw, for the city of God had twelve gates and written thereon were the twelve tribes of Knod. And this I beheld, for there were three gates I the north and three in the east and three in the west; and still three more in the south. And there were wa
The Third SealFrom the distant shores they sailed. Aboard triremes and wooden ships and iron ships and metal ships they sailed, making a name for themselves far and wide. From far off lands the people of Aztlan bought and sold wares of their making; and the making of the subjects of those distant lands and wealthy ports they sailed to. Yet they made enemies, and upon this I had witnessed the lamb open the third seal, and shew judgment upon the people of Aztlan, and this he had done, and I saw a great wave, such as the one which had struck Diana. And this wave had swept south about and over the countryside towards the grasslands of Aztlan, and swept about the city of wealth.The Third Seal1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
And as he opened the seal, I beheld a group of many warriors in thirteen rows of three columns praying towards the skies to bring the rains upon a fair city in the Medinat, but I could not make out the name of the city in their prayers. Upon this, I saw also a man, who was crowned with jewels and ornate as though a king of the pa