Only you

Only you can put a final end To the darkness that consumes your mind Only you can take that last step and Leave the wounds of your past far behind   Image: Edvard Munch, The Scream

Distraction

You’re most vulnerable Absent distraction Nothing to hide your Bubbling emotion   You thought the reverse That with time and space You’d at last find a Break from your mind’s race   But there is no calm No stillness and ease When really, deep down The soul is diseased   Image: Edvard Munch, The Day... Continue Reading →

Earth spirit

I remember when the earth was born When she was young and healthy and free The forests were lush, the rivers flowed With the passionate force of the wild   I remember I’d dance in the woods Wearing nothing but a cape of leaves Across the soil I’d stride barefoot, to Bathe in water that... Continue Reading →

Regret

-- A standalone extract from my new book, about a mad painter in Renaissance Venice. He sat, up on the terrace, beneath a cloudy night sky that obscured the stars, everything but the moon that had reached the climax of its monthly journey. Even then, he could not make out the contours of that glowing... Continue Reading →

Across the void

I call; my voice falls on deaf ears – Words echoing into the void They’re searching for a listener, And the person who’ll chase my fears   I beg you, if you hear my cry You’ll give me a signal at last So that I may have my answer; May know the truth before I... Continue Reading →

Forbidden

At love’s mercy she cries softly Dreaming of another’s body In the darkness, the cold silence Of the doubt that binds her firmly   Is it so wrong? – she asks as fear Keeps her vision blurred, so unclear; The demon’s voice inside her mind Is taunting all that she holds dear   And trapped... Continue Reading →

Moonlight spirit

Her hair was dark like a mystery Endless as the ocean at night And tinged like the silver wave tops Sparkling fiercely in the moonlight She came to me from lands afar Riding the currents of the wind She took my hands and squeezed them tight Erasing the shame of my sins Her eyes were... Continue Reading →

Broken

Dear Love, why does it hurt so much When all the pieces fall apart An aching wound, a bleeding hole; Though I once yearned to be alone Sweet love how did it all go wrong When was it that our paths diverged? What took us travelling on this course; Or were we doomed right from... Continue Reading →

Serenity

Take me far from civilisation Where, in the mellowing twilight haze, The sea meets the sky, a whispered touch Like the luring kiss of temptation; And to infinity your eyes gaze Singing to serenity's calling There's no need for a destination When you're content, to wander life's maze Caught in the beauty of the moment

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