Sonnet for Shylah

Sonnet for Shylah While Shylah rocks, cocooned within her sleep what dreams are viewed inside her tiny head? With all her world of warmth she snuggles, deep, how near or far from heaven is her bed?  What are such flights for dreamy baby girl? She wanders far in whirls of silken trees. She floats ‘oer…

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The Garden

The Garden Imagine all the love our lives enclose  if placed within walled garden’s memory. There gently falls the rain where grows the rose as droplets tremble in the wind and flee. A wondrous world with rain-bowed colors blown ‘neath places in the sun where true things grow. So be our rose whose petals now…

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“There May Be Dragons”

Photo by Jacqueline Casey There may be dragons in that soul-less flight where harpies;  hovering aloft her bed, born of a spell that chills the wicked night and winters in her heart some unknown dread. There may be dragons in the hate-filled gloom: a whistling as the icy wind now drones. As thundering is heard;…

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“She’s Gone”

When he’s here, I’ll not be there. Everyone knows I’m a coward who’ll refuse his foot-in-the-door. I’ll pull the shades turn off the light throw the chain-bolt. I will be sneaky as he is punctual.

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“Mother Eclipse”

Mother Eclipse The morning doves now pause their cooing, grand! The infant’s little lids close heavily. All nature yawns at fading of their land while green has turned to black too instantly! How must our father’s fore us felt when torn: their brightest sun is sprinkled on black leaves. Like little half-moons dance about the…

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“Adrift, Upon the Lee”

“Adrift, Upon the Lee” My soul’s adrift; her spirit lost to wind. I’m tossed and vainly seek a safer lee. I pull the anchor chain and with it send my heart a-flutter, full-blown, out to sea. My boat has ample weight yet she is trim. She dreams of color and a high romance with sun…

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Sonnet For Siyah

Sonnet For Siyah The song that springs from your sweet innocence; The petal of your lips an open grin. A flower is my Siyah; no pretense; Her baby eyes remind us love must win. Oh, stay, my little bud! It is your day! Remind us that our moments with you now will never come again…

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Fish Fantasy

Fish Fantasy Upon this beach, the people saunter by. Idyllic children play at water’s edge. The warm wind blows its foam into my eyes. My heavy heart sinks silent from this ledge. But, lo! my body; buoyed by the salt, forgets. My mind now slips its bony cage. Free floating, spiny blob.  I’m fish, default…

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