Tag Archives: stars

Envelope

OPEN this envelope

and in the smooth

yet sharp cornered sheets,

between the scent of fingertips

beyond the spreading ink

is poetry, sapling green

with story fine tears

blood crimes and flowers fight to reveal

each a resplendent joy…..

so sniff it,

and then tip it

to release

a flow of tiny wise stars

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Pure Constellations

a response to Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies  below is the third of ten poems.

moon

light

tide

touch

cloaked in dirt

stirred by ozone

I am a chorus of stars

a clarity of pulsing tone

old kings may issue from golden tombs

lit by the fire of pure constellations

faded ink may roar bloody fear

but i am only

thought

bottled

and glass planets circle me

there is nothing here in this toy kingdom

in this smelter for colour

nothing but a

fragrant  exhalation.

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The Wasp The Rose

 

The wasp

penetrates

and the rose too

I press my face into this life

and on fluttering petals they find my portal

they sting and sing

in glorious waves

of mystery, the rose the wasp

and propel a gyroscopic spin

on my ribbons

my universe

they travel

I am

space

and these intoxicants are journeying through stars

 

Mother Tree

For

ever

Mother tree

you

cradled me.

In the billows of steamy transit

whilst time etched a nebulous

reality in ancient air.

And now

you are

holding me

still,

your

warm cool hands,

steadily

grounding me.

Like dirt and stars and love and god,

your grace becomes me.

The Paintbrush

The paintbrush sits on pale skin

and slides scarlet over kissing plain

it touches and presses

like time

and strokes the distance

between my fingers and my desire.

Eyelids close and a breath is taken…..

slowly

a small movement,

a perfumed step

The paintbrush leaves the skin

hair by hair

and patience tempers the dancing

in my chest

I am the night

and now,

my body is full of stars…….