Free Verse # 101 (the joy of life)

The knowledge that your eyes and mine
gaze at the same stars is not enough.
I want to live deep in your heart,
see the world through your own eyes.

~

Nomad like the wind.
I know every path yet no path holds me.
My home is the sky.

~

My heart is a well of silence.
Cast a stone in,
and see what happens.

~

Folded into your face
as a moth folds her wings
inside the burning flame.

A fish in your water,
a bird in your sky.

~

Your breath,
a great river flowing
over the face of the earth
and I, a reed submerged in your music,
possessed by your song.

~

My hand over your face,
a motion of waves filling
your sky with crimson ripples.

One by one my kisses unfurl them,
a wine melting in my mouth,
warm tears upon your cheeks
painting the whole sky.

~

Your face,
a sky casting
a white shadow
over the earth,
bathing one and all
in your endless grace.

~

My kisses set your freckles afire
like stars in the firmament of heaven
then tie them one by one into a glowing net,
a poem breathing fire.

~

Flowers twine themselves
around the lovers’ heart
becoming stars dancing
in the palm of heaven.

~

Each dawn a poem writes herself
in my heart in the hope that one day
she shall fill with ecstasy
as you stoop down to inhale her scent.

~

Her delicate curves,
sweetest music
flowing over me.

~

The lovers’ heart is a cup
held in the palm of heaven
showering the earth with light,
and stars…

~

Gazing into the silence of dawn,
the lovers’ breath like a river of light
flows over the earth
planting dewed kisses
over closed eyes
and waking all –
to the joy of life.

~

O Beloved
my neck is laid upon Your altar,
spare it not;
my heart is a grape between Your fingers,
spare it not.

O Beloved,
I am Yours for the taking.

4 thoughts on “Free Verse # 101 (the joy of life)

  1. “Flowers twine themselves
    around the lovers’ heart
    becoming stars dancing
    in the palm of heaven.”
    …the hope…
    Lovely, lovely lines! I love them all! You are a true poet of the heart!

    Like

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