Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Butterfly Delight

From the wings of butterflies
You have ordained delight
To ride the winds of summer
Like rhapsodies in flight
A silent song with moving
Melodious riffs
That rise and fall,
Spiral, sway and drift
Then rest upon the flowerbeds
And dance as if a feather
I love to wander free and gaze
When it’s mariposa weather

An Offering of Praise

Jasmine scented serenade
You woo me with delight
At the entrance of the spring
I breathe your petalled life

Awakening my senses
Your blossoms do revive
Dormant echoes of my soul
Exultantly, I thrive

Enchanted by your fragrance
That stirs in me such bliss
Ebullient, I endeavour
To honour you with this            
March 2008                                         

Cherry Blossoms by Moonlight

Angels have gathered
Out on the boulevard
The scent of divinity
Down from their wings
I swoon in their presence
Revived by a whiff of
The essence of spring
April 2009

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Placebo Okinhand

Come and sample
A simple remedy
Passed down on parchment
Through chapters of history
Book your appointment
Not with an apothecary 
But with a poet perhaps,
An author of literary 
A dose of this medicine,
The energy of art,
Will benefit blood pressure
And the rate of your heart
Soothing portions 
Of poetic meditation
Is better by far 
Than costly medication
Have trouble relaxing?
Take from your nightstand
The natural path to rest
And place book in hand
It's not a placebo
But truly therapeutic 
Whether or not 
You're symptomatic or sick
Travel in time 
And to other locales
Lo-cal pleasure awaits 
As you meet with new pals 
From our fractured world
Fly to foreign nations
Jettison your baggage
Fuel imagination 
For a moment, an hour
Forget your concerns
Read, read and repeat
Curled up like a worm 
May 7, 2016
Inspired by

Sunday, 1 May 2016

From One Glory To Another

A child's eyes see
A shadow of a shadow
In death, life
Seeds of opportunity
Where the wind decides
Stillness, waiting
To be called and dispersed
The lion's legacy
Brings healing to the earth

Poem inspired by the image   
May 1, 2016