Thorns and All #poetry #photography

red rose

How many loved you

the way I did

 shadowy our days

 wings of abandon

beneath the crashing waves

*

how many loved you

listening for your step

on lips we sipped and grazed

moon light in your eyes

melting in your gaze

*

how many loved you

picked away the thorns

begged you back

petals plucked  away

you left the soil to crack

*

how many loved you

willing your return

have to staunch the burn

no beauty in your leaving

but pain we have to learn

Memorable in Love #poetry #photography

Calling  in the heat of passion

as the moon and stars collide

saying it over and over

it wasn’t my name he cried

intent on our l’amour

a height that I can render

baby, baby, baby

the only name he could remember

thrusting forth in slumber

he writhes and then he screams

I waken to the noise

he needs me not it seems

alone – covers and I

“was there ever love?” I wondered

too many tears to cry

our vows were tossed asunder

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Photograph: “Just a Sip” © L. Moon 2013

The Face of Passion #poetry #photography

The Road Ahead

Passion led

 man’s life to spill

His love

on Calvary’s hill

Passion fueled

an angry mob

insults and rocks

cruelly lobbed

Passion moved

the earth to shake

 sky grew dark

bonds would break

Passion cried

 in a tomb he lay

night filled hearts

but we await the day

This poem is in response to the prompt at Verse First/Poet’s United. The prompt is “Passion.” I don’t often write directly on my blog of my faith, but it is what holds me up on good days and on the very worst.

poets united

Photography “The Road Ahead” copyright L. Moon 2012

The Door to My Heart #poetry

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”– Carl Jung

Peer in that crack

slightly ajar

opened for you

the door to my heart

***

what would you see

peering deep inside?

layered insecurity

years I’ve tried to hide

***

venture ever further

finds an inner glow

beckoning your kindness

please don’t ever go

***

If you truly entered

the chambers of my heart

I would give love freely

passion painted art

*****

Please check out this wonderful poetry feast for Friday – hosted by Jenne Andrews

an excellent photograph http://www.flickr.com/photos/dynamosquito/4290635507/

Dream Another Night Away #Valentine #DuetPoetry

She is in his dreams dancing lightly across his sighs

closer than a whisper warming his heart

waking his need to dance with love

they dance to the soft sounds of night

spinning with the stars above and the lights in her eyes

***

Desire awakening with each kiss

perfection in each fluid move

finding endless hope in cosmic display

lover’s plight to only meet at night

days spent dreaming of the lover missed

***

Their rival daylight

in darkness ecstasy takes flight

tantalizing essence mesmerizes and captivates

lovers intertwined in a feast of senses

exploring the infinite horizons of joy so right

***

They revel in a world never fraught with pain

seize one last lingering kiss before dawn

walking in a daze until they dream another night away

eyes close reminding him of

stormy currents turbulent plains

 

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…and a Tanka Attempt for One Stop Poetry Form

 

(For Each of you dear folks I have met through blogging and One Stop Poetry – A Tanka Valentine)

I look at your names

A smile then comes to my face

memories and more

You have each made my life full

so in my heart theres a place

to each of you love and More

Thank you for letting my friend Sean Vessey and myself  share another of our poetry duets with you. Each line is a response to the other ~ the duet (above) is sung from the heart to honor each of you dear people who bring such joy to our lives – Happy Valentine’s Day.

photos Courtesy of Creative Commons

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sudhamshu/3269225869

The Lover’s Song #oneshotwednesday

Awakened in the morning

serenaded by my favorite sound

“I love you so my darling

you are my heart’s desire”

***

Rambling through my day

softly humming my lover’s song

clinging to the phrase

“I am his heart’s desire”

***

A moment that I take

I dream of us awake

passion there is still

“you are my heart’s desire”

***

Prepared to meet his gaze

fragrance fills the air

reminders of my love

hanging here and there

***

Eyes caught in candlelight

there’s longing in my song

“You are my heart’s desire”

you are where I belong…

***

 

This is just one of the many poems shared with One Shot Wednesday. One Stop Poetry is a community. We want to encourage you the artist/ writer/ poet to be the best you can be – join us. Share you passion and inspiration.

All That’s Left … #poetry

Hold your hand out – do you feel it?

Tentative drops

The first sign of the storm

Look up as they begin to cascade

falling freely faster

black clouds swirl in the stratosphere

sounds  terrify and thrill

pounding grows nearer shaking the air

light slashes through the sky marking its spot

tumult of water unstoppable

elements compete against each other to create a cacophony of sound

Will darkness ever be dispelled?

A silent interlude

Clouds hear their cue move along their path

yellow rays glow

flowers lift their faces once more

looking down you see a puddle

reflecting the end

all that’s left of me…

 

Thanks to Marcin Kargol for the great shot http://www.flickr.com/photos/powazny/3782692376

Through the Portal… #OneShotWednesday

Look with me through that portal there

A world where the sun never sets

Light scintillates playfully on crystal clear waters

New life springs forth ~ a prism of beauty and vigor

***

Look with me at the wonders of life

hands laced offering comfort and strength

sweet melodic words caught in the breeze

unceasing devotion spoken with sparkling eyes

***

Look with me at a vibrant love

slipping between the fabric of unquenched desire

passion is caught never let go

a magnificent beat echos in two hearts

***

Come with me to that place

where the sun never sets on our love

catch me and never let me go

know love in eyes that say “forever yours”

this is where I want to be

 

I will extend two invitations today. One to our growing poetry site at One Stop Poetry. We welcome poets to share their work and get feedback.

 

The second to read the prologue of my novel The Quest for Titan co-authored with Sean Vessey. I have collaborated in the past – when it works the words flow. Sean is a fantastic person to share ideas with ~ this novel is writing itself ( practically).

Thanks to each of you for your support, encouragement and inspiration – you keep me going each day as a writer.

 

The Portal Photo is from a special place a “portal in time” kind of place ~Golden Gate Park by Orin Zebest  http://www.flickr.com/photos/orinrobertjohn/3081966712

A Moment in Time… (A Poem)

Going back in time…

I close my eyes

dreaming that you

are mine

***

For a moment in time…

I place my fingertips

softly on your

lips

***

For this time…

I whisper your name

in the pouring

rain

***

When time stood still…

we became

part of each other

as one

***

For all time…

you are mine

and I am

yours…

Thanks to Ian for the timeless photograph//www.flickr.com/photos/ian_munroe/4059831412/sizes/m/in/photostream/