Friday, June 27, 2014

Yellow Butterfly

a fallen flower
blew back to it's perch
a butterfly

the birth of a butterfly
brings all seasons to their end

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


"In Dreams"

A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper
"Go to sleep. Everything is all right."

I close my eyes, Then I drift away
Into the magic night. I softly say
A silent prayer like dreamers do.
Then I fall asleep to dream My dreams of you.

In dreams I walk with you. In dreams I talk to you.
In dreams you're mine. All of the time we're together
In dreams, In dreams.

But just before the dawn, I awake and find you gone.
I can't help it, I can't help it, if I cry.
I remember that you said goodbye.

It's too bad that all these things, Can only happen in my dreams
Only in dreams In beautiful dreams


 For My Jeb, I miss you so...
We'll walk together once again.

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Lonely Mermaid

each night as the stars twinkled in the black heavens
the mermaid surfaced scanning the shore ever looking
for a man, the man she waited for each night.
her heart yearning for him. with such sadness and melancholy
love sick for the impossible
but love she did and love he did
they meet in the waves as darkness covers them.
a love so true, so real and yet so sad and empty
never could he join her beneath the waves
and she could never walk the shore with him.
though their souls were one, this love could not be
then one night he decided that he would die in her arms
and be together forever under the sea.
In the end she dragged him to the shore where they died side by side.

beneath the cold waves
a man and a mermaid loved
never to be free

Sad Blue Eyes

these sad blue eyes miss you so
miss the shape of your face
the feel of your breath on my neck
the touch of you
the smell of you

being together at night
lying side by side
electricity that moved
back and forth between us
lighting strikes again and again

I want you inside me
I want to be one body moving
in time with loves music
come to me once more
let me not walk alone

this path I would not
walk alone on life's journey
come close hold my hand

Her Apron

a blue checkered apron
meant for chores
hung silently on the hook

worn thin, it once
held apples in the fall
stained now with berry juice

peppered with flour
so many pies it had held
cooling in the pie chest

august time found it full
of lion heads, dandelions
collected to make her wine

often it wiped windows clean
and children's tears when hurt
Grandma's arms better
then any band aid

her apron had served
her well overs many seasons
now it was at rest, a job well done

Creatures Of The Sea

mists rise from the oceans depth
the sea,green gray,dark and deep
as waves rush towards me,then
like a forlorn lover recedes.

sprites, sirens of the night call to me
as they dance upon the white foam
glittering in the darkness
this is a secret place of magic and wonder.

and I watch the enigmatic moon light
change the tiny beings colors from silver to gold
as they like dancers in the dead of night
leaping from wave to wave.

crystalline laughter echos softly
almost lost in the surfs sound
my feet, naked buried deep within the sand
pervades my flesh with dampness.

and I wait in this secret place known to none be me
for the tide to once more slip back into the murky sea
I wait and dawn brakes to warm my cold skin
the sun that fades all the nights pleasure.

this is a secret place where nights minions gather to play

from the sea they rise
born deep within the darkness
dancing in moon light

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Need You

I can't sleep
your kiss I can't forget
love does not die
nor fade like pictures
I want, I need to be with you
trapped inside your eyes
wish you could see me.


the mark on his face
was deep and powerful
it set him apart from all
from all he loved.

a stigma of his time
in a world of names
that carved deep roots

this world left it's mark
on his new born skin
ageing it forever.

Love Came Creeping

love came creeping
into my lonely heart
first sight of you
left me weak and trembling

I was born to love you
every day of my life
we were meant to be together
for ever and ever

you make my heart race
with those sweet brown eyes
when you look at me
I know this is for real

love came creeping
I did not see
and now I am whole
you and I make one

Highting Haiku

I hate
to hike

my feet
say no

heights scare
me so


Night Vision

is it a dream that silent flash behind our eyes
lingering still with the morning light
a bit of darkness from our souls.

dreams, master of nights sweet call
fill our hearts and minds with a double blind
weaving in and out of real and unreal.

as nightmares roll by,dark clouds
rain down their fears covering our skin in deep blue
like falls dead rotting leaves.

night walks it's beat, vivid images turned real
magic horses move up and down
merry go rounds spin ever and ever faster it's silk web.

but are we free once mornings light comes and
the dark slowly creeps away waiting just on the edge
waiting to once more to chase reality into the kingdom of darkness

what was that we might ask as a black shape
flits across our vision
just a dream just a dream, a fragment of time and night

blue dreams walk the night
dark shapes dance before our eyes
fading with sun light

Friday, June 20, 2014

"I Want To Break Free" lyrics


"I Want To Break Free"

I want to break free
I want to break free
I want to break free from your lies
You're so self satisfied I don't need you
I've got to break free
God knows, God knows I want to break free.

I've fallen in love
I've fallen in love for the first time

And this time I know it's for real
I've fallen in love, yeah
God knows, God knows I've fallen in love.

It's strange but it's true
I can't get over the way you love me like you do
But I have to be sure
When I walk out that door
Oh how I want to be free, baby
Oh how I want to be free,
Oh how I want to break free.

But life still goes on
I can't get used to, living without, living without,
Living without you by my side
I don't want to live alone, hey
God knows, got to make it on my own
So baby can't you see
I've got to break free.

I've got to break free
I want to break free, yeah
I want, I want, I want, I want to break free.


each night there is a shadow in my room
almost visible like someone under water.
light cuts through bending at odd angles
swirling colors spin wildly in the darkness.

I feel no fear of this moving spirit
only intense longing for what once was.
vivid blues wrap me in sweet dreams and whispers.
I know this spirit, I know him so well,
his soft brown eyes watch over me every night
so I am safe and cared for till we meet again.

A Promise Made

a promise made long ago when we were young and foolish

flowers so carefully pressed
fast between milky white pages
once so sweet and fragrant
forgotten now in books.
lost to seasons grown old and cold
while laughter hidden behind
peacock blue green feathers.
faintly can still be heard
amid the swirl of embroidered gowns.
that rustle in empty dusty ballrooms
to music no longer played

a promise made long ago when we were young and foolish

love letters once read and reread
folded over and over.
tattered pale rose scented pages
hidden in brocade and silver boxes.
dance cards filled with but one name
long since yellowed
misplaced in trunks somewhere in the past
buried deep this love,his name unspoken.

a promise made long ago when we were young and foolish

sweet vows spoken in a whisper
sighs linger yet awhile just down the hall.
shadows dance in empty rooms as they
promised endless love and devotion
have as most things do,dim with time and age
when youths bloom was just a dream.

a promise made long ago, remembered not when we were young and foolish

Thursday, June 19, 2014

You Don't Know What It Means To Me

I've wait all my life  for you
I've waited for the first kiss
Waited for your embrace
Oh love of my life I still love you

Come back to me, come back to me
My arms wait for your love
Love of my life nothing else exists
Love of my life you've hurt me

Bring back your love to me
remember when we grow older
my love remains fast and true
hurry back hurry back to me

Love of my life you've hurt me
bring it back bring it to me
bring it back, you don't know what it means to me
How I still love you, I still you so

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


is it a dream
that silent flash
behind our eyes lingering still
with the morning light
a bit of darkness
from our souls

dreams masters of nights
sweet call
fill our hearts
and minds with a double blind

as nightmares roll by
dark clouds
that rain down their fear
falls on dead leaves

night walks it's beat
vivid images turned real
magic horses up and down
merry go rounds ever
spinning it's web

but we are free
once morn's light
creeps to fill
the dark places

what was that we ask
as a black shape filts
across our vision
just a dream a fragment
of time and night

winter melts the snow
water races fast to creek
catching all the cold

liquid ice snow flows
patterns meet in warming air
soon comes the new green

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Star Maiden

                                                  Star Of Heaven by Edward Robert Hughes

love of my life
love of my life
don't leave me
stars live and die
gone in a flash of light
streaming the dark sky's
my love constant and true
burns brighter then the brightest star
white hot and new
love of my life
love of my life
I still love you
hurry back
hurry back
when we grow older
remember remember
don't leave me
I still love you

Melon Flower

blooms in daylights haze
outlined in silver moons rays
opens it's bright buds 

Monday, June 16, 2014

An Heirloom So Sweet

dreams of you last night
lush lavender warms my shin
your perfume lingers

that scent weaves slowly
shimmering dark shadows move
melding into me

lavender so strong
takes me in the nights dark heat
caught within my sheets

dawn finds my skin hot
the need of you still remains
I slick with your scent

this morning brings me
once more to your dresser top
the heirlooms you bought

bottles of perfume
pale liquid of lavender
your heirlooms so sweet 

love come back once more to me

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Hollow Tree

on a bright morning
summer\s faded splendor
abounds now the time has come
for the changeling
living deep within a hollowed tree.
as marigolds and mums
tantalize our senses
he comes and
we are unaware
blissfully savor
late summers beauty.
the pungent orders
layer upon layer
surrounds us
our capacity to
taste his work, his dreams
and the promise of change.
swiftly, so swiftly he works
soon leaves once sweetly green
now dressed in cloaks
of many hues as
leaves spent and dry
mark his work upon
the weary earth and and time.
whispering words of sleep
he turns to the ever faithful
morning glory's
withering on it's vine
he works his magic.
a lone quince
falls silent
meeting it's tryst
marks a beginning
seeding anew
he rests
his labor done.
he returns to his hollow
in a tree now barren of leaves
to wait through the long winter nights
for the coming of the maid of spring.

deep within the tree
the sprite child dressed in dark green
weaves magical spells

Autumn Sadness

fresh smell of new hay
brings back whiffs of summers heat  
wind howls at my soul

splendor autumn
creeps slowly into my heart
fall comes without you

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Distilling Shelly

autumns west wind blows
unseen presence disturbs leaves
seeds drift in the cold

black rains  fall like tears
ghost enchanter walks on air
over my lone grave

my corpse cold as ice
wild spirits guard my cool peace
azure sky sets soon

decaying earth lost
he dreams of unrest and death
to late my needs fade

now thinking of her
bright hair glowing in the dark
wind comes softly sweet

moving thick black hair
storms power mighty and swift
black rain falls like tears

mourns the dieing year
he dreams of springs honeyed taste
full of flesh so soft

weight of time grows late
dancing visions death so near
all is lost to him

shadows of youth faded
time saves none


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Trees Among The Clouds

wind blows a cold breeze
pink trees float among white clouds
coolness fills the sky

twilight slips softly
pink shadows begin to fade
kingdom in the mists

His Aura Remains

his aura remained
a curious radiant glow

sparkling dew drops
wispy movements

fills the nights depths
the soil that holds him fast

swayed in earths tides
the tides of all men

dreams springs past sorrow
on which his aura rode

Dandelions Dreams

once more to lie amid a haze
a deep yellow green fields
of golden dandelions.
their pungent odor so bitter sweet
fills the long liquid days of summer.
as she, suspended in one brilliant
moment of sunlight slowly bends
to pick this  heady brew,the last feast of seasons end.
her cotton skirt layered with their majesty.noble lions heads
dandelions, swaying in a mist if golden  delight.

lions heads of old
sweet dandelions heady brew
liquid summers end

All The Smiles He Gave

distract me I plead
from sorrows loss and cruel pain
from this endless grief

all the hurtful dreams
that I may see what traps me
all the smiles he gave.

A Childs Nightmare

behind our eyes, darkness lurks
the dreams of children
trapped between a blink in time
while silent screams go unheard
for what is dreamt
and what is not.

child's eyes opened wide
see dark shapes walk in the night
time stops forever

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hiding, My Father's Eyes

my father's eye were sea green sometimes gray
unknowable and distant as was he
they could smile but often not.
sometimes like and incoming wave
they could change in an instant
storms clouds quickly rolled in and we knew.
we knew she and I to hide in plain sight
making ourselves small ,still,quiet unnoticed
the tide was rising and we were fearful.
fearful of it's height, might and power
all we could is hold on to each other in silence
while mother became our hiding place.
wrapped up tight in her skirt, she was our levy
our break against the rising angry storm
she never let the dam burst but kept us hidden in her heart.
in latter years after my sister had left I remained
were storms still rolled on dark gray clouds
I no longer feared the thunder and lighting.
I never really knew my father as I would have wished
I do know that I think I understand a little
what lay behind those gray green eyes.

all the years frustrated
life just one disappointment
in the end nothing left

Sweep Sweep Sweep

keep sweeping the streets
streets I once walked and knew well
sweep sweep the shades away

shades haunt alley ways
seeking poor souls unaware
loves lost in pain death

keep sweeping the streets
I once knew till ghosts are gone
sweep sweep what remains

scars and tears cling still
covering my mind and body
etched deep in my heart

scars deep red

Rage In The Night

"do not go gentle into that good night"

nights deep dark ending
as light fades we go with rage
death tip toes near us

tears falls but none saved
death comes riding on black wings

blinding us in fright

screaming we rage on
burn we lusting for more time
he reaps what we sow

we must go we must
kicking fighting all the way
in the end we fade

gentle nights are not good
rage we must

Monday, June 9, 2014

Down the Rabbit Hole

"when one pill makes you smaller and one pill makes you tall"
caught in a dark dream looking for the keyhole
while all are talking backwards eating mushrooms
and chasing rabbits down a hole
you are trapped inside a chessboard full of knights
where cheshire cats blink in code
watch out for the red queen or you'll lose your head
"go ask Alice" what the story is
buried beneath the ground lives a whole new world
white mice wearing bow ties and logic has no meaning at all
so take the pill and get taller and "remember what the door mouse said"
"keep your head,keep your head"

Solstice Breeze

summer solstice breeze
blows hot in darkness and light
aired plains scoured earth

long endless sun light
longing for the moon's rising
autumn comes no more

The Clowns

painted white faces
black circles under glass eyes
friendly, they do fool me

they creep towards me
in somersaults spinning
to music only they hear

their trade illusions
laughing ghosts of evil
chilling children all

I am trapped by their stares
daddy,daddy I whisper
tugging on his arm, he does not notice

slowly, nearer and nearer
I want to scream
I want to run

they reaching with white gloved hands
now, I frozen with fear jump up
the lights go dark and I drift away

darkness reins
all presence of light
gone gone gone
oh daddy
surrounded by dense whispers
over now my life

death comes in this strange place
help me please

Secret Garden

between these fenced gates
my garden grows lush and sweet
here is my retreat

far from man's despair
green foliage leafy and tall
covers my retreat

speckled pattern shade
cools the hot sun of mid day
secret my retreat

riotous flowers
in colors of  rainbows grow
pink blue violet red

here lies in my love
rest he now beneath rich earth
never more to rise

ti's sweet my retreat
for his shadow walks with me
spirit love my dear

His Blues Eyes

blue sky's above me
hues from dark to palest blue
I'm lost in blue eyes

those blue eyes of his
sparkled when he laughed and smiled
blue eyes did love me

woven in my heart
and touching my very soul
bound to his blue eyes

arm and arm we walked
love for the very first time
we kissed laughed and sang

flowers so deep blue
changed like his moods day to day
pale blue light blue dark

blues wove a dark spell
thunder storms did rein sometimes
darkest blue came then

wrapped in sheets of blue
tender times we spent in bed
simmering love bold

body heat red hot
melting into puddles blue
patterns cross our bed

cold winter winds came
nipping at our great blue door
eats away at you

now I walk alone
on your grave blue flowers grow
beneath lies your soul

Sunday, June 8, 2014



hide me
hide me

comes quick

must leave

The Shillelagh Bar

at the bar he sat
on a stool
his own stool
on saturday and sunday
you could find him there him there

call he would from the bar
be home soon

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Heaven's Gates

Heavens Gate

november my heart
did die bit by bit slowly
so sick was my love

cancer so evil
ate all that was he away
soon gone my life's love

january frost
he suffered so much alone
hospital bed cold

my soul did die then
whispering soft in his ear 

we will again meet

wait my love for me
I promise not to be long
hands we'll hold again

meeting at the gates
angels will sing our love song
we'll see our lord then

I wait now to go
impatient for time to past
I would follow you

were you lead I go
our hearts blend eternally
even unto death

Friday, June 6, 2014

Purple Highlands

purple heather paths
mists over the foreign highlands
still they walk these hills

knowledge from long past
mists over the foreign highlands
spun brave tale of old

the pipes kneel and sing
mists over the foreign highlands
down from son to son

 tartan clans so bold
mists over the foreign highlands
gather in the hills

Beloved76: The Dove I heard just todaythe sweet plain...




reflecting the sky
rainwater in fallen leaf
embodied light

glittering tears fall from clouds
caught in rainbows in her eyes



tide slowly rises

bodies melt with our kisses
clinging sand covers

ice cold skin wet with ocean
sand washing away our dreams

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Dove

I heard just today

the sweet plaintive song
of the mourning dove.
Out my window I spy his soft gray white form
sitting lonely in the old oak tree
he sing a melody of gentle sighs
that speaks of love so true.
There is a sadness in his quiet voice
as call he must his mate
soft and low his honeyed coos
fills the damp still air.
In rain and chill sing he must
and find his one true love
to build a nest to share for life
or once again fly away
his sad song to sing.

Keeper Of The Dreams

Keeper Of Dreams

I imagine there lingers still in my mind
empty corners, dark hallways,the echo of a dream
dreams torn and discarded rent of all human likeness
where has the dreamer gone
gone to age and death
these are the faded photographs of my youth
each like a side show,images of love,hate,fear and pain
pain that splits my body in two leaving my soul crushed
images caught in the times past
tight little smiles forever in black and white
ghosts,and I am the keeper of the dreams

stillness lurks so near
corridors of darkness rein
no escape for me

Love's Lement

Loves Lament

our bond was painless
living each day together
some grumbles were heard

gone by winters freeze
your sweet scent lingers here still
sheets still warm with you

lost now our hopes dreams

remains but cold memories
summers heat no more

I would breath you in
lock you deep beneath my eyes
fast holding your soul

cry cry the lament
you walk no more in my heart
leaving me alone

life's trials came and went
you stayed by my side always
even unto death

Fairy Child

forest sprite did roam
at oneness with all his kind
clothes of deepest shade

passing by unseen
in out of green mists he fades
blithely unafraid

elf child be he
born to ages long ago
woven magic myth

passing in a blur
down winding path lost in time
man dreams and forgets

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fever For You

I can't stop this need 
that crawls  beneath my skin
blood boils and courses through my very soul
your image captured in my eyes
I am trapped by your touch,see me,see me
I burn for the taste of your lips
your scent brings on a fever in me
don't be afraid don't pull away
I have seen you cringe, the look in your eyes
does not my form please you
come,come into my essence 
as I envelope your soul wrapping you in my woven web
say you never then
oh, set me free or be my woman
I will hold you close our bodies melting
and we become one being,one heart forever

The Door Way

each morning he went

down the steps through the door way
trimming buds each step

summers gift to him
flowers for his labors work
tending his life's love

now I walk alone
down that path he loved so well
he like summer gone

his garden
planted with springs gifts
nursed by him
green shoots came forth aplenty
the promise to late



maggie a small red sheparerd
was his shadow in life
he lead she followed.

her sweet brown eyes
watched every move he made
always by his side.

maggie thought she was a cat
she sat on our laps
and slept on our bed.

each night he returned from work
she lay down at his feet
waiting for a good rub.

winter found her
before the fireplace
her deep brown eyes unknowable.

maggie loved snow
romping through drifts
with a black nose cold, eyes bright.

she lived for many years
and when it was time
he took care of it.

we never spoke of it again
he, moving a little slower
was never the same

his little shadow
guard dog, loving pet
gone forever

he too now is gone
from a the blue house we shared
I miss them both.