Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Swasti Jaiswal writes

 The lost ship 

Standing on the shore
Of a frozen sea with stagnant waves,
Every night the captain 
Looks at the horizon 
For his last lost ship.
Years passed, he aged.
The ship's name Hu King, denoting God himself,
Engraved in his arms, remains dark.
He searches for his lost love
In the city of his dreams.
Faces wearing glowing masks
Darken the city in sunshine.
Fooling with the other fools
His crystal eyes long for another crystal eyes.
In which his
Despair, desolation, and dreams will sink.
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Mandalay shoots

Sala Keoku

Rik George writes

The eastward peaks are white with snow.
The setting sun will redden them
With a coral blush before the dark
Night cloaks them in a sable robe.
Stars glitter overhead, small points
Of light defying the looming dark
Until the dawn returns to spread
A patina of gold across
The eastern sky to greet the day.
 Larisa Aukon, Hermit by Larisa Aukon Oil ~ 36 x 24:
 Hermit -- Larisa Aukon

Eriata Oribhabor writes

You Ring

What's silence golden?
Golden isn't here silent.

What's silence golden?
Not you chimes of gold.

What golden is silence?
Not you in my head standing.

What silence?
Not you daily ringing.
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The Silence Held All the Despair-- Terri Higgins

Michael Drummond writes


Yearning, yearning, what is yearning? 
It’s what keeps humanity turning
It cuts the trees, poisons the seas 
It turns me against you and you against me
Yearning by day and by night 
Yearning visible or out of sight
You don’t believe, but it’s always there 
Yearning constantly foul or fair
Yearning to get or to escape 
Yearning for virginity or for rape
Oh pray to your Gods and holy men 
To be rid of Satan’s hollow gems 
Pray to the monks and to the priests 
To cleanse your soul of the darkly shadowed beast
But you waste your time 
With no reason or rhyme
Yes … The holy book’s creed? 
There is no devil, but the yearning seed.

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 Yearning -- Asha Carolyn Young