Category Archives: Poetry

I Looked For You

  I wondered and waited for you… I wondered who would show up, I wondered who would stand. I wondered if my words or calls for help would bring you to us. I worried my anguished voice would just fall … Continue reading

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Three To Five Lines Of Love

I’m just a little ahead of the curve on the upcoming odes to Eros, Cupid, and Saint Val, but one might say my small poetic offerings aren’t much of an ode to hearts, arrows, & small flying angels anyway. What can … Continue reading

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North Pole, South Pole, Same Dream

Christmas wish lists filed Reverse climate changes now Santa needs a home RL Haiku Photo: Stanley Park, Christmas Lights Display 2017 Advertisements

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The Phoenix Seeks

One was too saintly, the other mystifyingly, overly wanton but, the muse that had once stood in front of him, caused him the great distress of having to choose between them. He couldn’t have loathed her more for that. She … Continue reading

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Minute Misery; Haiku

Forlorn longing sighs Spring’s promises to Summer Pivot toward dark Weak, last ditch appeals to Sun Spring promised; prolong our youth RL Haiku/Tanka Inspiration & Photo credit: Autumn Alps by Le Drake Noir   Advertisements

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Another One Bites The Dust

Poor girl didn’t heed Cries of the already drowned Smothered; false kisses Warnings lost in hard pursuits T’was never hard to know you ……………………………… Mad-hatters shape shift He becomes every dream Magical threading Weaving so under your skin Never releasing … Continue reading

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The diminishing days of summer begin to tug at my only-just-now-relaxing heartstrings. I’m not ready to give up the heat, the light, the energy of the extra sunlight; not where we live anyway. We live in a rain-forest and not … Continue reading

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Tales From The Heart: Dad

Of great character Lovely men earn the prizes Strong and gentle wins Cowards wilt in their presence Fight or flight; laugh while they run Haiku / Tanka   I’ve written a few times about the days of my childhood, when … Continue reading

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Figments Of My Heart

Summer heart purging, it’s like spring cleaning, but the summer haze softens reflection edges without the sweat inducing labour. If you’ve a chance to sit back for a bit with your memories and you’ve grown enough with them to have … Continue reading

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Narcissus banished Comforting reality New sweet nothings real Overwhelmingly cherished All storms tempered by love’s grace And, I win. Fabulicious street art, thanks to the wonderful walking & eye spying work of Randall Willis of CreatedByRCW and So, What’s Your … Continue reading

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