What’s Beneath Your Christmas Tree? #poetry #dark

the ring

What will you find beneath your tree this Christmas?

Romance?

or…

 a wonderland of snow

gifts elegantly circled with red satin bows

8 knives for carving

1 rope for climbing

perhaps…

 a lifeless form

beneath the fresh-cut Christmas Tree

Read my “festive” poem “Beneath the Christmas Tree”  over at Pen of the Damned.

pen of the damned

The Embrace #haiku #photography

Embrassez moi

sous la pluie

ne jamais cesser

*

never stop

holding me with your heart

catch love’s tears

*

catch love’s tears

save them in a bottle

for a sunny day

Le_Baiser_de_lHotel_de_Ville ~ Robert Doisneau

The prompt for today’s Carpe Diem is “Embrace.” There are many forms of that gesture I was in a romantic mood so my haiku cascade starts with a French Kiss!!!

Photography: “Rainy Tears” © L. Moon 2013

The famous embrace ” Le_Baiser_de_lHotel_de_Ville” by celebrated French photographer Robert Dosineau

A Dream of Love #poetry #atoz #napowrimo

from my window

My love for you forever be

emblazoned in our hearts and minds

Its timelessness will set us free

my love for you forever be

“someday”-  always you and me

if we can only bide the time

my love for you forever be

emblazoned in our hearts and minds

A triolet is 8 lines  (or combinations of 8) ABaAabAB

(I often change the A and a to give more body to the triolet)

Photography: “From My Window” L. Moon copyright 2012

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Nautilus

This year for  A to Z challenge, I am using the Nautilus as my inspiration all month. The shell has many chambers (at least enough to fit all the letters.)  You will find poetry,  You will find some dark stuff (as I am attempting to branch into the horror genre), You will also see a smattering of short stories or prose (some with children in mind) others as lessons that we can all learn from. I look forward to  meeting you and getting to know some talented writers over this month long writing journey. Please check over at the A to Z challenge and see what they are up to; they are a fine bunch of folks.

Jealous of Love #poetry

Be jealous of the man who grasps her heart as they become one with the sea

Beware the hands who one day will  remove the veil of a woman who once seemed so frail

watch the man whose eyes of black consume her body never looking back

Be jealous of the man whose gentle lips  launches love like ships

beware the love these two possess they will sail the tides and never wreck

don’t watch as he holds her hands under the moon for love’s fervent stand

Be jealous for one day this man you will be

embrace the woman she will be me

Undone #atozchallenge #poetry #nationalpoetrymonth

Her feelings undone

by you

a butterfly released

into the wild

she flutters

floats

silent for one moment

on your finger

she teases

taunts

color and movement

a private dance

of beauty

 synchronicity

for you

Looking in your eyes

she is undone

transformed

a petal falls

falling

falling

softly

caressing

with velvety snow white

petals

landing

before you

Undone in a melted pool

what you will do

she knows not

she yearns for you

to scoop her up

cast her into the breeze

watch her

glide

wait

she is free

to light

upon

your

heart

I found this beautiful picture at http://www.petsfoto.com/wonderful-world-butterflies/

And we are on U for the A to Z challenge – I did it!!!

Those Eyes #atoz #napomo #photography

She sat by the trickling stream deep in thought.

She gazed  at her only companion the moon; it was lovely and ethereal.

It reminded her of years of dreams. “If only…” She sighed.

Quietly he sat beside her; he wrapped his strong arms around her.

She leaned against his shoulder. He turned her face toward his. He gazed into the depth of her mesmerizing blue eyes.

“Those eyes, I know those eyes.” He could have looked there forever.

He traced her face with his thumb. He combed his fingers through her long, silky hair.

He breathed in the clean fragrance of her.

His finger traced her lips and paused.

He lowered his lips to hers so gentle yet filled with unspoken desire.

“Those lips…” taste of a lifetime of hope, of waiting, of …

…The breeze gently lifted a tendril of her hair and caressed her cheek.

She leaned in to whisper a kiss on lips never forgotten.

He was gone…

where did he go?????  the reader asks

Thanks to the A to Z challenge co-hosts for the daily fun.

photography: “La Luna”  & “Garden Path” copyright 2012 L. Moon

April Fools #atozchallenge #microfiction #aprilfoolsday

I mused over how we had met on April Fool’s Day years ago. I closed  my journal recording each memory with my hot blooded lover. Last year on April 1st,  I was whisked away on the back of a donkey to an al fresco lunch in a field of flowers.

“Are we fools in love?” My lover grinned at me with flowers obviously behind his back.

“Yes lucky in love I believe ” I leaned over and kissed him trying to peek to see behind him.

As he brought his hands forward with a huge bouquet of daffodils and calla lillies, I noticed that a string was tied to his pinky.

“You need to remember something?”

“Indeed I do! For attached to this string are the answers to life that I am seeking.”

“Ha” I said “I really am an April Fool if I believe that a string holds the answers to life.”

He smiled “can I give you this string and at least some of the answers then?” he smiled that winning smile that  made me weak kneed.

“Yes I will play along.”

He placed the string on my ring finger while gazing in my blue orbs “Marry Me next April 1st.”

“Yes” I said knowing it was just a joke for he had told me he never wished to marry. And anyway what fool would give a girl a string engagement ring?

next april 1 fools day, I placed a band of string on my April Fool’s left hand under an arch of dafffodils and calla lillies. The bray of donkeys could be heard in the backround.

“A fool in April is lucky in love” or so the pastor said.

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This entry marks the beginning of a month of writing madness in April. Follow along with the many writers who will ply their craft daily during April A to Z. Thanks to those who are hosting this event

Photography :stock photo