Category Archives: free_verse

#651 – Intoxication;

To the rhythms,
Of gentle flapping,
I soar into the universe,
And then, slowly, very slowly,
Heaven becomes,
Pure intoxication.

#intoxication

#639 – Burning;

Set me,
Ablaze my Love,
And cast me to the night,
And one by one I’ll set aflame,
The stars.

#burning

#631 — Contentment;

Drown me,
In the waters,
Of the Lake Ubari —
Let me live my life for just one
Moment.

#contentment

#630 — Memories;

Ripples
Of your laughter,
Drift in the morning air —
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.
Chasing,
One the other,
You’re running on the floor
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.
Giggles,
Silent whispers
Your echo in the air —
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.
Because,
I can’t let go,
Memories in me flow,
Portrait on the wall, listen, you
Are here.

#memories
5 May 2017

This poem is the first of my attempts to combine and present #cinquain poetry in a ghazal style (last line of each verse similar in all verses). I can only hope it is acceptable to fellow poets and appealing.
My wife lost her battle with cancer three years ago, on May 5th, 2014. She was only forty-two years old. She left behind two very young daughters and memories of her with me. I dedicate this poem to her memories.

#625 — Odyssey;

From one,
Spring another,
And so, forth without end,
Some on a slow tread, and some in,
A blurr.

#cinquain #odyssey

#617 — Desiree;

I have a longing for you,
For the aromatic silence,
In your eyes.
I have a longing for you,
For the trilling allure,
Of your lips,
I have a longing for you,
To ease my troubled sleep,
In the cradle of your embrace.

#freeverse
#Desiree

#616 — Shame;

Lo, this shameless vessel,
Fashioned out of one handful,
Of scattered clay,
Ooze its fill of puff and hubris —
Yet, held in the embrace,
of its naked reality,
It trembles and crumbles,
To dust, in utter disgrace.

#freeverse #wordporn
#shame