Green and pink butterfly

*** A breathless minute, a magical moment Occurred in a flash of flittering wings The porcelain colours, the filigree contours Make daylight and sunshine merge in a blaze. The seconds, repressed, still drop away pounding Your heart wants to stop but continues its beat Slowly, aware that a miracle holds you  So gently it takes… Continue reading Green and pink butterfly

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Peony

Inspired by Lynne Henderson’s watercolour Paeonia Officinalis Rustic delight and Japanese grace Combine in a blustery symphony of Colours that abound, from Snowy white and subtle Rose to Magenta and purple on top. * Found in crystal vessels or lodging in gardens. Ponderous and slow But full of mystique and Apt meditation * Duluth, Mme… Continue reading Peony

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Gentian

Violet and bell-like Upstanding and brave Azure and white, or yellow and slight Buds as small cones that unfolds in a swirl An emblem for samurais, amid Heian peers Shadows protect and assist them to growth * Mountain dweller and tonic giver Bog lover, temperate, But still cosmopolitan * Circling Swirling Dreaming Of snow ***… Continue reading Gentian

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Kaleidoscope

*** People must populate Patterns perpetuate: Humans defy humility But prosper and spread Speeding through centuries With deftness and dread * Cosmos and micro-cosmos Mirror the mirages: Perceive earth and heaven Through a peacock’s tail Iridescent blue Glittering green Held and withheld but Tumbling, obscene * Peopling populations Prime persons to kill * Prying, the… Continue reading Kaleidoscope

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Eros

Impetuous whispered adorable phrases, Erotic delight and eager embraces Encourages sympathy, calls for seduction, Which brings about certain enraptured eruption. Somewhere two lovers stand watching and chaste Temptation or charm fits his arm ’round her waist Ardour increased in rash osculation Breeds passion or fancy or sweet inclination. Thundery moments cause infatuation Gazes and smiles… Continue reading Eros

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Sweet Pea

Pastel colours and sweetness Modest flower of cottage gardens Encircled with soft green tendrils. * Delicate leaves rustle in the breeze The flowers bow to the heavenly dance And their fragrance ascends Towards the zenith Flowing on the updrift Until they reach the horizon. * There a girl lifts her head. She drops her hands… Continue reading Sweet Pea

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Tea with Gooseberry Crumble

Baking fragrance leaps to the nostrils As friends meet in the tea-room White scrubbed floors and wooden furniture Clotted cream and choices of pastry Tablecloths and heather decorations Contrast the rugged hills and the sea. Ever present the algae and crustaceans Mingle their salty savour with  The sweetness of confections inside Black tea exudes aroma… Continue reading Tea with Gooseberry Crumble

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Triad

Maid You see me now in youth and glory You see me fresh and free of worry Will future bliss be my ascension, Or will my life just give me friction? I stand here on the threshold wary But who can say that life will tarry? No, I must wait and pray and please To… Continue reading Triad

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Falling in Love

*** Blissful state that tumbles kingdoms Frees the wary from their phantoms When the naughty boy of misrule Fires arrows wild and cruel: Every hit can start rebellions Bring on unrestrained illusions, Landscapes razed by fierce accension Just to gain that sad attention. Once achieved the game is up Blindfold lad has drained his cup… Continue reading Falling in Love

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Musical Birds

Violin drills emerge from the trees But nobody glimpses a fiddler, a source: Blackbirds can emulate any one sound They relish a challenge for fingers or throat. The robin however, his red breast afire Sings harmony, filled with enchantment, desire His voice trills and ululates; he measures invention Forms pictures of bliss while he waits… Continue reading Musical Birds

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