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Enough
There is a time to say "enough"
And not keep striving all in vain
Tis wisdom, when the seas are rough
To sail home and start again
There is a time to say "goodbye"
To part in friendship and with love
The wise do not despair and die
They seek out olive trees, my dove
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Literature
November
She has gone beyond the forest where the wild things are
I linger here besieged by trees at night without a star
No trail of breadcrumbs left to help me find the path she took
Winter came without a word and closed the storybook
Empty as the belly of the wolf in granny's bed
Cold asleep I wake to weep, remembering she is dead
I'd crawl inside him willingly if I could find her there
Such big teeth, and yet this grief is more than I can bear
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My Heart is Honeydew
my heart is honeydew and flesh no more
my lover found its pieces on the crimson floor
she stitched it back together and I gave it her for free
she put it in her pocket and flew across the sea
my lover is a room of ancient books
a saint who tortures poets with her tender looks
we dream of sister cities though we sleep so far apart
and safe beneath her pillow beats my honey-melon heart
my tongue is not a bird that charms and sings
my eyes are blind to what the fickle future brings
but like magnetic moons shall turn the spring and summer tide
surely I'll return, my love, forever to your side
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The Man
Black as the liquid night,
Pitiless and star-deprived,
Dripping down that winter sky
As if to swallow him,
Silhouette and all.
The only light left glistens in his hair,
While night slips
Oil-slick, treacle-thick
Languorously and lovingly
Round the neck of this statue of a man...
Now his eyes are vanishing.
His lips twitch.
His finger on the trigger starts to itch.
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Literature
Firebrand
O Fortune let me be the firebrand
All blue and red, with blood upon my hair
My legacy is the earth on which I stand
A battle-cry will be my morning prayer
O God don’t bend me to another’s hand
The virgin saint, with snow upon her hair
Is dying for a dream of some promised land
As men paint pretty pictures of despair
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Plastic
I have a love
More lovely than I've ever known
And I will die
Before he'll ever be mine own
But he is kind
And kindness seems more rare to me
My loving heart  
He handles it so carefully!
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Literature
The Lark
O lark above my willow tree
Is suffering unknown to thee?
You sing a song of foreign shores
You beat upon these iron doors
I cannot help but smile, you know
The winter siege was cruel, but lo!
With candle held aloft you came
To warm the cheek of your old flame
Peeling back the years, and one
My tangled thoughts are all undone
Turning o'er the page, and two
The eggshell cracks: cuckoo! cuckoo!
Counting down the days, and three
I cannot help but smile, you see
O lark above my willow tree
How suffering has hounded me
I'll open wide these iron doors
And sing of far-flung foreign shores
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Henna
My blood is a kaleidoscope
It bruises yellow, blue and green
I can be any colour of the spectrum
All the spices of an Indian bazaar
When light shines, I become a prism
For you to peer through, paint new
Rewrite my veins in henna
Twist your story round these hands
I can be the memory of who you were
In the far-off, fractured Indian bazaar
When light fades, we are dyed crimson
Our blood, our air, our hennaed hands
Passion flowers all in bloom
In two weeks the kaleidoscope will turn
And I'll have washed your bruise away
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Literature
l'ete et la lune
The Moon tonight
So round, so bright!
Why sleep when blessed with such delight?
I'll hang it on my window pane
And swear to never blink again!
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Sweet Things
The girl on the platform
That foreign flower
She's eating strawberries
At the twilight hour
Tomorrow she'll be there
With honey and bread
Then stroll out of memory
And turn every head
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Literature
Skeletons
Scattering dead leaves
The wind roars without answer
In Hiroshima
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It Will Always Be You
He is the sum of all the summers of this world
He is the moon in all its phases, the push and pull
He lives embedded in my brain stem, tightly curled
He floods my dreams like water till I'm full
He is the thread not yet unraveled by the hands of time
He is the one who waits, still overlooking my abyss
Forever young and lovely as the moment he was mine
His red mouth is a wound that I'll never kiss
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Hibernation
Little bear in the northern sky
Wish I could be like you and hibernate
Under the covers it's warm and dry
In the cold air I might just suffocate
Why watch disconsolate days drag by
When nights without rest or relief await?
Coffined beneath the snow I'd lie
And unfading dreams of spring create
 
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Literature
Mono no Aware
Blood shall feed the roots
That grow deep inside my flesh
Longing to bloom bright
Soon the flowers die
Let them fall, for I am safe
Locked in loving arms
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There is a time to say "enough"
And not keep striving all in vain
Tis wisdom, when the seas are rough
To sail home and start again

There is a time to say "goodbye"
To part in friendship and with love
The wise do not despair and die
They seek out olive trees, my dove
She has gone beyond the forest where the wild things are
I linger here besieged by trees at night without a star
No trail of breadcrumbs left to help me find the path she took
Winter came without a word and closed the storybook


Empty as the belly of the wolf in granny's bed
Cold asleep I wake to weep, remembering she is dead
I'd crawl inside him willingly if I could find her there
Such big teeth, and yet this grief is more than I can bear

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Warelius Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :)
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syapo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you for theturquoise watch &turquoise star 
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JiaLi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Love 
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DiabolicalChainsaws Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Student General Artist
GREETINGS, thank you for the watch!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thankyou very much for the watch........:aww:
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! :iconpinklilyplz:
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nei-no Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch dear! <3
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JiaLi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Not at all ^_^
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adumvgh Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav!
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JiaLi Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
You're very welcome~
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