Tuesday, 31 October 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 31: Mystery

the mystery of us
is the paradox of randomness
colliding with determinism
in an unfoggy raven night

the midnight meets us
making mauve our greatest hopes
as we simmer sonorous 
scarlet in starlight

the crimson dawn umbrously
sings outside shutters
brightening umber from pink to bronze
a rose gold ring encircling

the rust relents
revealing unblemished metal
in the sun emerging from shadows
as the lonely smoke clears

Monday, 30 October 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 30: Forbidden

Such a love that blooms
On such sere ground could never
Be forbidden thus.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 29: Breathtaking

You took my breath
then gave it back,
starting a cycle
of aerobic respiration
to last our whole lives.

Standing greenly on my earth,
I need you to inhale.

In breathing out
I breathe you in,
carrying you with me

each other's blood,
you are the energy
in my every cell,
powering me
with every breath.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 28: Belonging

Belonging with you
is as natural
as the earth meeting sky,
you the Caelus to my Tellus.

Fusing forever to create life,
we ignore any catastrophic consequences.

You emerged from a form of darkness,
and with the pure air breathed by gods,
you bestowed yourself on me,
making me part of you.

In our collective presence,
cornucopiae flourish,
yet we sow without seeding.

Together we are the elements that create the world,
belonging together irrevocably, abundantly.

Friday, 27 October 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 27: The scent of a flower

The sunlit scent of the flowers
disappears with us
as we close the curtains and the blinds
to be alone with them.

Their ever-yellow glow persists;
it is what you always bring me.

They echo in the yellow of lemons.

My memory mostly non-olfactory,
I close my eyes to see them,
sepals persuasively curling
with Flemish detail.

Their lack of scent brings no regret.

We have other senses to attend to.

They cast their lemon light over us,
their saffron scent
lending the zest of earth.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 26: A once unruly mind

A once unruly mind
is tamed by love:
cutting through watery depths
with a free diver's ease.

A once unruly mind
is made unrulier by love:
shattering igneously into rainbow fragments,
into kaleidoscopic, glassy beauty.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 25: Taste of satisfaction

We tentatively swirl our roses,
feverishly coloured pink,
piping bags straight up.

With all the lightness of Genoise
we laugh and listen,
lift the leaves
from icing into life.

Limits linger, yet too are lifted
as eyes meet over triumph,
satisfaction sweetened
by your nearness;
our sugar levels spiral to the sky
in a grandiflora masterpiece.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 24: When lovers meet

When lovers meet
in the world's mind's eye
all earthly symphonies do swell
and merge;
for us there is the music of silence
refracting eternally
through convex lenses,
as new fugues rewrite themselves
and bend through complex lines.

Monday, 23 October 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 23: What is the message?

The message is something that took time
to spread its wings and fly between
our outstretched hands. It fledged in
hesitation, the old
nest comfortable but
safe. Too safe. We
chose the sky;
love's light

Sunday, 22 October 2017

OctPoWriMo Day 22: Purposeful passion

Our passion's purpose
is to illuminate 
the world,
like stars in daytime.