A Broken Poem
I hear the broken music of your tears.
I listen, heartful to the drumming of your heart
And read the silences between.
Sad tune by sad tune you hum the sorrows... more »
A Mermaid 's Tear
Oh that I had a mermaid's tear,
Two silver chalices of life and death
Then would I gallantly without fear
Journey with blade fixed in sheath... more »
A Picture Of You
I took a picture of you with my eyes
Which I would've given to you as a surprise.
To the photo-lab of my head it went.
There it was processed and sent ... more »
A Shadow's Sonnet
I used to be: but now a dingy shade,
A slight affair, an ill recalled side show.
In times when the sun crowns your lighter head
I become a mere shrink beneath your feet.... more »
A Work Of Art
To be there is to steal the beats of beautiful women's drums and find nowhere to play it.
To be there is to watch the sea lick the dimming sun to a sad finish.
To be there is to stand in the worn out shoes
Of dead men and cry the end of their lives.... more »
Sometimes I think my time is near
First, I wonder, then I fear.
What praise of me will ring from ear to ear?
What compass have I left in my rear... more »
Black sheep among a crowd of white heap,
I keep memories of fools in a cool sweep.
I am steep peep; well, that's deep.
I am a black sheep failing to feed a white fox... more »
Born Too Many Times
'Repent, old man, and be born again'
So the clergyman said to Grandpa.
Grandpa with a frown on his wrinkly face replied.
'Well, my son, I will be born too many times,... more »
Bread And Butter
Bread and butter
Our fathers said it with a stutter
We blamed their time, we blamed their choices
It's our timeto lose our voices... more »
Follow the steps of ancient feet.
Rest your arms on grandfather's chair.
Old skins drum a better beat;
Trophies won from combing grey hair.... more »
Close Your Eyes And Open Your Dreams
Weary lover with heavy eyes, call it a night.
Your sleepy smiles fade on your sleepy cheeks.
Close your eyes and open your dreams.
A silent slumber awakens the imagination with its noise.... more »
Oh that my heart a homely girl might seize!
For the old egg of philandering is broken
Spilled is the yolk of revelry
And spilled too is the white of night stands... more »
Count Me A Failure
If to embitter your smiling heart
And flow the tears on paths
Where there should be blushes,
If to steal from your approving eyes... more »
Dream Again And Again
Nights like this produces charms
Of your grace in my heart;
For night after night have I been in your arms
But the light of morn tears you and me apart... more »
Enough Of What Literature Can Tell
Enough of what literature can tell
And revered choirs sing.
The common must give room to the extraordinary.
The minuscule, like a seed neglected,... more »
He couldn't hurt a fly.
He has killed an elephant
So it is in this generation
Who by studious contemplation... more »
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Heart, fall and realise the depth.
Sink! This dream is too shallow;
Carry your wonder and your youth.
Reach for the deeper silence,... more »
How Do They Love Again
How do they heal,
those who bleed from love?
How do they love again... more »
I Dreamt About You
I dreamt about you
There is always a burning passion in my dreams of you.
It's as if the thoughts of you is a fire
Consuming me slowly and slowly and slowly,... more »
I Was Dreaming
Alone, a lonely night with dull light from the moon shining,
I, when all cares had been cared for, was upon my bed reclining,
My feet were weak from walking
My lips were shut from talking... more »
I Will Never Miss You
Sweetheart, though our love be separated by distance
Though geography tries its uncanny tricks to put us apart
Never wonder if I will in some instance
Lose the affection that swells in my heart.... more »
Kiss From A Distant Love
The grass is greener where I squat,
My heart is bluer too.
Amidst the quietude of my yearning heart,
Silence whispers a thousand words.... more »
Let's Love Today
The sweetest things are what quickly fly away;
The bitter ones perch too long.
A sunny smile that bear mirth's ray
Quickly dims into tears before long.... more »
It is the longing that sweetens the welcome
And loneliness proves worthy the company.
A lover lost taints the heart from time's cure
For when love is and now is no more... more »