In the calm of the evening
walking on wet sand the soft scratch of silica caresses my naked feet
I lift my face skywards
tasting the salt-laden breeze sharpened by thyme-scented air filtering from hushed hillsides
As the sun slips into the ocean
bronze and crimson flares flash across the rolling cobalt waves soon swallowed into darkness
Resting on a sea-smoothed rock
my feet wetted with cool water I flare a sulphurous match touching it to the lantern’s wick
A pool of golden light
fills the darkness of my heart as I remember the evenings when you were still here.
Written in response to Sadje ‘s What do You See #77 photo prompt.
Image credit: Andrew Morris @ Unsplash The image shows a lantern sitting on the wet sand of a beach. There are fairy lights inside the lantern.
Like luminous petals falling Over lush green lawns your Violet verses float down in Eloquent abundance.
Love-filled lyrics pervade the ether Elegant stanzas resonate with rhyme Tantalising texts torment my senses Tempting cantos seep into my soul Eternal love spills from your pen while Rhythms of ecstasy permeate my heart.
Written in response to
‘s Sadje What do You See # photo prompt. 65
Image credit: Simona Sergi @ Unsplash. The image shows an envelope hanging by a white thread. In the background there is a house entrance
Leave it now, my love
I’ve had my three score years and ten
Soul mates, we’ll meet again
Don’t reach out, my love
Leave me be, let me go ahead
I’ll see you there, you know
Let me rest, my love
My heart may still, but not my soul.
You and I will be one
Written in response to Sadje ’s What Do You See #5 1 photo prompt. Image credit: Adrien King – Unsplash
Dressed in alabaster skin, I wait
beneath the unctuous black blanket of night.
Moonlight casts lascivious shadows
as I slide inside your cloak.
Moonlight illuminates your lurid lips
as I yield to dark desire.
Come morning, sunlight snatches you away
yet still you slide over my skin.
Until the next time
when darkness comes again.
Written in response to Sadje ’s photo prompt. What Do You See #35
Image credit: Pixabay
Little girl tiptoes round the tree
Once I was a girl, just like she
All tousled hair and sun-kissed limbs
I wonder, what became of me?
A life well-lived, a love fulfilled
Time ticked away, my heart was stilled.
But watch, my love, and wait for me
to tiptoe round that self-same tree.
Written in response to Sadje ’s photo prompt. What Do You See #30
Image credit: Majaranda on Pixabay
You danced for me
early that morning
when you walked me home
from the party.
Dawn was breaking,
early morning sun
shone over the river.
Your steps were so light,
we were both so free.
Now you dance no more.
But I at least still have that
early morning memory.
Written in response to photo prompt. Sadje ’s What Do You See #28
Image credit: Zhugher on Pixabay
In that darkest hour
just before dawn
when night-time terrors
clutch my heart
You are here.
In black-dog moments
when tears well up
and despair’s dark hands
wrench me apart
You are here.
When sunbeams stream forth
as storm clouds part
and laughter and song
fill my heart
You are here.
And we will survive
this troubled world
because together, my love
we are strong.
Written as a ‘two for one’ prompt response to:
1) Sadje ’s What Do You See #24 photo prompt – photo credit: Pexels.
2) ‘s Di of Pensitivity 101 Three Things Challenge #198 – phobia, cry, laugh (loosely)
Wherever you go, know
I will watch out for you.
No, don’t look back!
Your future lies ahead.
Live it out, live it well
Be free, be happy!
Don’t turn around!
You’ll break the spell.
Know, my love
that I will be waiting
Until we meet
on the other side.
Written in response to Sadje ’s photo prompt. What Do You See #20
Image credit: Akshay Premjith, Pixabay
My love, how did I come to lose you?
You, the one to whom
I cleaved my heart, my soul
for all time.
Just a trace of you remains:
a hint of your scent in the clothes
you left behind.
Come back my love, so I can hold you again.
Written in response to Sadje ’s photo prompt. What Do You See #16
Photo credit: ‘ Reflections’ by Yunus Emre Uzun