Love Song

Oh, how can I restrain my soul until it touches yours no longer, lift it high above you, and above the flow of things? Across the depths, mysterious and still of river, lost in darkness, wish that I on placid shore my soul could rest, while yours unleashes stormy turbulence within... Yet everything connects us,…

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Friday

Along the trail, an image have you gathered – the crumbs of memory, an endless day? The grasses, they are women, it is Friday, your laughter, once again, is blessed away. Each pain right here stems from the conception that brought a day the world can laugh its load – away from Saturdays and their…

4:30 a.m.

So early still, at half past four a.m., she wakes up in my arms and rises slowly, to touch me stretches out a quiet hand, and opening the window, stands to watch me. So early still, at half past four a.m., she searches for the sunrise in the distance, but doesn’t know it yet, that…

Nocturne

She always enters on her own, arrives on days of cloudless lightness. The jug of water fills alone and her initials in the sky keeps writing. She washes all the old regrets and does the ironing with patience. In forecasts quiet weather is expected when quiet times with her begin descending. And it will always…

A Fountain in the Rain

Rain is splashing blue droplets and waving ropes of moisture all over the ground. Clear water pours into the pavements, the cemented pails of this town. And the square is suddenly empty – running inside is the plan to embrace. Just the rain and the fountain remaining, which had always stood there, in its place.…

A Song for Mankind

On a subject debating I am with a lady; and the theme: "Modern man, as he seems." And the lady, abrasive – you know – gets evasive, wildly stomping her feet, even cries. Throwing muddy objections upon my complacence, hailing verbal assaults from the skies. "Wait a minute – I say – wait a minute,…

Couples

They tasted the light as the morning rolled down, down the peaks and the valleys of mutual hunger. Time glittered the crest of a wave, ocean bound. In its porcelain circle, the coffee turned darker. And the planet was feeling itself through their skin, spring insatiable flowering beauty declared. Gardens nurtured the dreams of the…

Conversation

You asked if I was here still. You asked me, but I didn’t know. A shedding sound of evening spilled and down your tired shoulder rolled. What melody I heard before it plummeted into the place where sky and water meet the shore and merging, bitterly embrace… And I remembered just your laugh, too soon…

Ballad for Romeo and Juliet

And Romeo his Juliet is leading again, along those footsteps, stone-embellished through orchards, under trees in frosted beading; or secretly, in stuffy rental dwellings… Among the shadows of their curtains bleeding, with lips - more ardent than the fire burning - he, Romeo, his Juliet is kissing, like years, years, years ago, returning! 2 Beneath…

I Loved You Once

I loved you once: and love, perhaps still present Deep in my heart, is burning out in vain; No longer let its memory distress you; I never wish to cause you any pain. I loved you - silent, hopeless in emotion, By jealousy tormented, or afraid; I loved you tenderly, with such devotion, And may…