~ Raindrops ~

A kaleidoscope of blurring raindrops
hit the window pane
and turn to running rivers
joining and splitting
again and again
until they reach the bottom
and rush off the ledge
in a cascading waterfall
hitting the puddles below
sending intricate ripples
rushing away
carrying leaves on the currents
like small boats
caught on never ending waves
rising and falling
spinning and twirling 
until they hit a distant shore
and tumble onto the banks
resting atop one another
higher and higher
dancing here and there 
under the crying sky.

~ Whispers ~

Whispers in the night
gentle words
finding their way
though the darkness
reaching, flowing
riding the heartbeat
to the soul.

~Crystal Fireflies ~

Surrounded by the night
the hot summer wind at my back,
I stand transfixed
gazing skyward
as the stars light the way to forever.

Radiant 
glowing white hot
pulsing with my heartbeat,
they come alive in the darkness.

As if by magic
becoming crystal fireflies
set off flying 
in the depths of midnight.

~The Dream~


The waves playing their endless
rhythm against the shore
wash the beach clean 
then sink slowly back into the sea.

We walk side by side
you and I.
Your hand in mine
and our gazes locked.

There has never been anything 
that feels as right
as us, alone
without the world.

I close my eyes to feel everything.
My hand in yours,
the warmth and comfort
of your body next to mine.

The sand, soft
beneath our feet.
The distant cry of the gulls
as they float on the passing breeze.

Everything is more right
more perfect than I could have ever hoped.
I open my eyes to look at you,
to share my deepest thoughts.

But the beach is empty
my hand is cold
and the sand feels hard
under my feet.

Where did you go?
Why did you leave?
Or were you never here
and it was all a dream?

I sit on the sand
alone and wanting
wanting you more than I should
more than I know will ever be.

~The Blanket~

The delicate pieces of my life
so frayed...
Torn away from the fabric
that once covered me
and protected my soul.

I touched them,
felt the ragged edges
hanging
loosely free.

I cried as I place them away
knowing I could never
fix what had been done,
the pieces now 
forever
separate.

My days turned to years
as time became a flowing river
taking me with its current
silently carrying me places
ever further from my beginnings.

The moments of awareness
were so few
as I held onto 
what little I could...
frightenedalone
until all I could do was sleep
praying as I surrendered to the darkness
that I would be taken from the pain
and released from the anguish 
that tormented my heart.

And as I slowly let go
feeling my body falling, spinning
 becoming one with the eternal blackness,
I awoke,
quietly, 
alone
on the soft banks of my once raging river.
The morning sun
warm, gentle 
streaming though the trees.

And covering me
the blanket of my past
now sewn together
 in delicate stitches
and placed quietly over my body 
as I slept.

 Who found me,
reached out
and pulled me in?
Who found my blanket
torn and put sadly away
so long ago
and pieced it together
 so it could once again wrap me in it's comfort,
 warming me
gently in the depths of the night
And then carried me to the morning
safe, loved
and forever secure?





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~ Seagull ~


A seagull
awake at dawn
and drifting on a passing breeze.
Are you happy seagull?
You must be 
for the sea gives you heart freedom
and the sun gives your soul love.

~ Questions ~


Silence.
The only sound 
of the cold mountain night.

The stillness
and solitude
are but lonely keepers
of my soul.

The trees,
black silhouettes
surround and comfort me.

The sky spreads eternal
as the electric white balls of fire
dance endlessly in the heavens.

Somewhere
 in the their depths
must lie the answers
for the questions of  my soul.

~ Rain ~

The cool morning rain
washes my body clean
of the nights restless wanting.

Thoughts of you
hang suspended
sparkling brightly in my mind.

They fill my heart 
and touch my soul
and create a tapestry of love
that envelops my very being.

As the rain slides
like a cascading waterfall
over my face
so do the thoughts of you
slipping through my mind.

I feel clean
refreshed and new
both body and soul.

Blooming like the deserts 
after the sky's long awaited tears
my heart comes alive
with your love.

~ Cycles ~



The sky was red
and the sea raged.
The sun slowly melted
into the bubbling anger
disappearing.

A seagull floating above the beach
watches the day's glorious death.

Night comes,
the sea is calm and all is still
until the same gull
breaks the early morning stillness
and rests gently on the wharf
to watch the quiet birth
of another day.

~ Alone ~

The jagged rocks
rising above the pounding waves
remind me of how 
we
used to reach for the stars
at night 
alone.
Speaking to each other 
with only our thoughts.

Now
as the tide rises
only the outline of the rocks 
is left.
And that too 
is swallowed
by the raging sea.

Just as our dreams
had slowly died 
and disappeared 
into the past.

~ Time ~


Standing on the edge of time
as the currents begin to flow.
Feeling all the days go by,
watching the season flow.

The weeks go by like seconds,
the years go by in a flash.
The visions of my future 
are soon memories of my past

~ Passion's Flame ~


Moths
drawn ever forward
ready for the dance of the flame. 

Blinded by passion's light
as the hot heat beckons.

The need burning in their soul 
and the hunger
growing with every fleeting touch
of their lacey wings.

I feel their desire
when I look into your eyes.
Their depths calling me
to reach into them and become lost.

Delicious is the taste of this yearning
as anticipation fills me with raging calm.
Eternity is but a touch away.
Are you as ready, as willing as I?

Now is our time for the dance of passion's flame.

~Silence~



Silence
dances with starlight
across the lonely beach.

Only you and I
break the stillness,
 standing on the shore
lost in each others eyes.

The blanket of night
surrounds and comforts us
wrapping us in velvet softness.

Our souls touch 
and melt together.
Where there was once two
is now but one entity
soaring, flying
on the winds of our passion
brushing against the floor of heaven.

~ Peace~


Stars
glowing embers in the night sky
promises of heaven
from beyond our world

Eternity stretches forever
and my soul soars through it's twilight
reaching, feeling
expanding beyond our physical plane. 

All that is
surrounds me, touches me
whispering the secrets of the ages
urging me on
deeper into the unknown

All that ever was
and all that ever will be
is here, now
with me.

I am at peace in your arms.



~Night Wind~



The silent night wind
sweeps across the hilltop
cutting through the trees
blowing past us without stopping.

I shudder at it's intrusion 
into our private sanctuary.

You hold me close
as we stand on our cliffs
looking out across forever.

Your fingers trail slowly down my face
your touch is cool
yet it burns like fire
across my skin.

Your lips meet with mine
and heaven descends upon us,
surrounds us,
and I am forever lost
in the magic of your soul.

~Heart Storm~



The fire bubbling within the depths of their soul
leapt and danced and begged to be set free.
The intense heat burned with the fuel of their passion
as it grew and consumed them
until they disappeared into it's flames.
In the midst of the storm
they stood.
As if by some unseen power, protected.
They kissed
and the storm was gone.
Leaving only the one within,
raging gently 
in their hearts.