IMAGES FROM THE DARK ROOM

Thursday, March 20, 2014

LOVE ME NOT

LOVE ME NOT I wake with dawn’s golden sunshine Warm on my shoulders, Feast on the morning air So sweet, Filled with the scent Of hollyhocks and columbine. I stroll through emerald fields With bare feet, Each toe Savoring the cool fragrant dew. I walk, and walk Problems and worries away For miles,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

QUESTION # ONE

QUESTION # ONE So this poetry… Must it be so narrow, so trite, So hidden in sunshine As to be anointed For only beauty’s eye, Or the narrow enchantments of love and joy, Like a box of polished imagery spilled Through the prying days Of those who prize only fondness And flowers, Those who only... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

THE ACHING

THE ACHING The orange sky Is fading fast And the mountains that surround You and I Turn violet with dusk As small remnants of clouds Edged on by wind and storm Tease the blue moon Into smaller and smaller pieces- - - Now night falls upon us Like a blanket pulled From some distant shelf And I wonder... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 17, 2014

BUCKBRUSH

Buck bush and Rocky Mountain juniper Stretch side by side Up this old game trail I once hiked With younger legs. Near the top Where the cliffs begin You notice that your whole word Lies below your feet. u.j. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

our house

OUR HOUSE We have four cats, two of which simply adore my wife, one 20 year old taby who spends his time with those who have food and one bossy little nip who spends her waking hours sitting on my lap She hates it when I write Maybe she’s right u.j. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Shall we leave This rounded mound Buried deep In winter’s mulch Where tulips Once dared to dream Reaching from autumn’s frost u.j. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 14, 2014

THE LIGHT

There is a certain light In the eyes of children That is so warm and bright That over time Begins to fade away In the eyes of those Who grow And think themselves Wise. u.j. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

God only knows

God only knows how you long for the caress of another soft hand, that warming touch that tells you your alive, that touch that steadies your step in the first awkward movements of your re-acquaintance, feeling like a flower lost between the thorns. u.j. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Way out here In the forgotten places Some ancient hardened soul Thought it wise To build these walls Of knotted pine Crackling under the weight Of sunshine. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pressed tight between cover of night Surly wise men have explored All the stars we wish upon All the dreams we dream All the joy, All the sorrow, All the light As to what the meaning Of love might be. u.j. Sign in to see full entry.

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