Breadmaking

Harvest comes
and with the sickle moon for scythe
I reap the blades of wheat
populating your skin,
the seeds I once planted
are now grown full and ready,
aching, begging
to fulfill their purpose
and on my stone be laid,
grinded into flour,
a fine white essence
welcoming the teardrops
of my passionate poem,
its liquid flame,
a throbbing matter
I now knead
with firm fingers
(am I forming your body?),
a sea of dough,
body of my woman
now baking in my furnace,
in the fires I honed
from my own flesh,
hot loaves rising,
a feast on my table dressed
and a hunger with each bite
in your skin sown,
a new seed to renew
the eternal dance,
our lovemaking.

Free Verse # 315 (under her pillow)

My unwritten words
in her eyes blossom,
jasmine flowers…

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Waking to her voice,
a hushed whisper
on the breeze of dawn,
basil and jasmine
caressing my skin,
kissing into my lips
the pulse of her heart.

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Under her pillow
each day he left her
a poem burned
from the fragrances
of their pure love

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The dew of dawn…
under her pillow a flower,
a jasmine in her hair.

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This yearning…
a moth carrying the flame
to the wildest sky

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Petal by petal
in my palm
unfurling her breath,
lotus flower.

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Pointe de flamme…
mon amour frémissant
au-dedans de son être,
troublant sa mer
en vagues infini,
chacune un oiseau
volant le ciel d’aurore.

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Poet of the heights…
flying alone
between clouds and stars

Writing Her

During the day she passed her fingers through her hair to find the poem he weaved her in the darkness of the night…

From the womb
of the night
the stars I plucked,
with poetry for a thread
into a quilt I weaved them,
then, with tender hands,
with this sea of quivering light
I dressed you,
bathing your skin,
soaking your soul,
wild embers dancing
as they entered your bloodstream
to gather in your heart and womb,
my sun, moon, and stars
populating you,
my poetry in endless bursts
of exceeding gentleness filling you,
your face a radiant pond
of sunshine, moonlight, starlight,
water so pure
where life comes to drink
and is blessed, overjoyed.