EIF Poetry Challenge #1: The Sonnet

I believe that many moons ago, in my entry 'Setting Free the Books,' I promised you a poetry challenge. I can only apologise that so far, no such challenge has been forthcoming. Little things like moving to a different country got in the way. But now I think it's time to have some fun! What... Continue Reading →

Traffic, or ‘This One’s for You,’ a Poem

A slow uptick Of traffic Slow and steadyRegistersSomewhere far out in cyberspace A change in my fortunes:Somebody likesOr maybe someone even lovesThese little things I doWith woven words And only words, thoughCrafted carefullyFrom pain and loveAnd dreamsI tasted once So very long ago it seemsFor youI write these wordsDear audience, dear friends, And dearest muse This quiet... Continue Reading →

The Sting in the Scorpion’s Tail

Look out of your windowAnd what do you see?The sting in the Scorpion’s tail;And does it remind you of when you had me?Say, does it remind you at all?Love sparkled like starlightAt midnightEruptedIn showers of passionAnd ended in flameAnd now it’s all over my love can’t you seeThere’s a sting in the Scorpion’s tail? Whenever... Continue Reading →

It’s Impossible Love: A Poem

It’s impossible, Love:You have somebody elseThough you say that you’d leave him for me;When you think of your childrenAnd think of yourselfThen think what a mistake that would be. It’s impossible, Love:I have somebody elseThough I thought I might leave him for you;When I thought of my childrenAnd thought of myselfThen it wasn’t a thing... Continue Reading →

No Homelike Place – A Poem

There is no homelike placeOnly an empty spaceWhere once the toys were piledA legend, etched in pencil on a wallGrowth of a childMeticulously charted, inch by inchAnd line by loving lineToo easily erased. There is no homelike place:All whitewashed nowThe memoriesPerhaps a paltry palimpsest survivesBeneath the pale magnolia emulsionRecords of past livesRemain for yearsBeneath the... Continue Reading →

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