Free Verse # 292 (the nest of your heart)

Crushed heart…
all the fragments
embers in the dark sea
melting, fading,
birds that once sang
now voiceless
await the dawn

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Silent outcry…
into the pond of dusk
a heart’s weeping song

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Autumn full moon
into her navel
he pressed,
a white ocean
billowing inside.

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Even on my deathbed
your face in my heart
will make the world
dance and dance

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Her perfume on my lips ~
This poem a flute
Uttering her fragrance
Into a radiating cloud
Breathing into the air
The blessings of her light

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Twilight breeze
scattering memories
like fallen leaves…
Dewdrops
finding the silent grass,
I too will fade

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The moon last night
Crafting white notes in her hair,
White jasmines
Into the night air sighing
The essence of poetry.

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His kiss –
veneration poured
into a vessel,
into her every curve etching
a fervent light,
a burning star whirling
like a dervish in the night

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My poem a butterfly,
wherever she may flutter
in her heart
a secret longing she carries,
your burning fragrance
resounding from her core.

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Towards your womb
this last poem sets sail,
fading into the night

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Through the world
as through mist
my poem travels,
a lone bird seeking
the nest of your heart.

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Combing her hair…
the dewing stars rippling
the nocturnal pond

Senryu # 122

The boundless night…
uprooted stars
dewing without a sigh

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Holding up her skirt
and laughing…
flower in the rain

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No more words,
all my ink melted
to course her red lips.

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Her perfumed gown
dropped with a sigh,
in the moonlight
a white flower.

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Radiant fragrance…
jasmine flowers at dusk
drinking the moonlight

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Summer rain
and a kiss blooming
like fire in the sky

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Through the forest trees
the twilight sun burning,
in the air the moon

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Moment of clarity,
in the air
the moon’s fragrant hum