Tag Archives: Meaning

Forever

We can only live in the moment
Forget past sorrows, dismiss ancient
Pains, look to tomorrow, smile.
Rise,  dance, kiss your lover,
Create beauty, follow the sun.
Make love, sigh,  revel in the wonder
Of it all.  Now is now is now is now.
The past is a land of closed borders
Time to follow our natural orders.
The impulse burns bright, why crouch?
Stand tall, savour the music, the world
Alive with rich possibility, spinning,
A globe of gladness waiting to be caught.
We can only live in the moment,
For death’s date is coiled like a snake.
The strike can arrive anytime, unexpected,
Expected, a sudden surprise, a lingering
Event. So live the life you want,  let your
Senses unfurl, a glorious canvas absorbing
New memories, the tenderness of touch, Secrets unlocked. Dance through the sorrow,
Unshed your baggage, travel light, walk
Onwards into a future, blossoming,
Fresh heights. 

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Everyday

Everyday

I think
Of you
Golden
Moments
Infused
In laughter.

Everyday
I think
Of you
How
Together
Is better
Than never.

Everyday
I think
Of you
No words
Now
Can make
Us martyrs.

Everyday
I think
Of you
Fresh
As flowers
Adding weight
To hours. 

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Signs

No sign is
without reason,
meaning breathes
in all we do.

The thrill of a word,
the joy of a glance,
linking of love
withstanding
time’s onward dance.

No sign is
Beyond grasping,
Intent shines
In every detail.

Catch this if you can,
this world is so
fleeting.

In praise of you,
my vow remains
faithful and true.

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Dawn

The soft sigh of your breath

Wakes me, turns me

Towards you

 

A tenderness stirs within.

 

Your hair cascades across the pillow

Gently,

Natural outpouring of calm.

Fragile eyelids concealing

Untold dreams.

 

Where have you been?

Where are you going?

 

Unexplored mysteries

Condensing like

Droplets of rain.

 

Outside, the sun pierces the cloud

Heralding a chorus of

Bright birdsong;

I hold you,

Steady.

 

A rock amidst the swirling

Sea of life.

 

 

This poem is from my first collection “Upon The Inward Eye”. Perhaps one shouldn’t look back at what one has written previously but being fascinated by the writing process, it is almost impossible not to. To deny what one has written would be to deny a part of one’s self.  I quite like this poem. As I read it again, the other day, something was irking me and what was irking me was the question of flow. The original poem, as published, has fifteen lines. You will see that this version has twenty-one lines. None of the content has changed but I feel with the new line-breaks, the poem has a more fluid ring to it.

Should I have altered this? Who knows? Or perhaps it is a poet’s prerogative to do what he or she wants with a poem, as long as it isn’t mangled beyond all recognition? It is not for me to say. What I do know is that poetry is a never-ending quest, a joyful quest – sprinkled with sorrow and humour – but a quest for meaning and beauty, nonetheless.

And long may the quest continue.

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