Broken Elevator #poetry #valentinesday

white bloody rose

haunted by a memory

of an elevator ride

my heart torn in pieces

carved with a sharp knife

if only I could grasp

some meaning in your eyes

I wouldn’t have to work

at reading between the lines

here I am in motion

imagining your kiss

the thorns from a rose

pierced me on the lift

the floor is done rising

eyes lower to the door

open hands left holding

what was broken long before

A Dream within a Dream #EdgarAllenPoe #haiku #photography

 

 

Edgars desk

 

A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM. ~Edgar Allen Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow—
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

 

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand—
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep—while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

********

Grasping at hope

sea pulls at all I hold dear

your kiss still warm

*

tears at great cost

dark dreams possess my heart

you are gone

photo of Edgar

The prompt  for Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Ghost Writer: Dream within a Dream

Handful of Stars #poetry #photography

 sandy heart

Beautifully hung

you reach grasping for  stars

falling on your face

when your balance is displaced

you try, you must again

*

striving for the lover’s kiss

when you open your eyes

its not her face you see

but the grains of sand

you hold in your hand

*

why are dreams so hard to hold

they may lighten the soul

but for all that they promise

they will no more light on your finger

than the monarch in flight

*

diligently train your sight

celestial up you go

tumbling over and over again

to what is just out of reach

for what surprise is a handful of daisies?

The theme today for wordpress Daily Post is Surprise. What would be the greatest surprise if it appeared in your hands?

Photograph: Sandy Heart © L. Moon 2013

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