Deep Within



Deep within the
confines of       
my inner heart,

declarations
made lovingly
are echoing.

Expectancy
and constant hope
urge fruition,

but sound-proofed well,
unheard echoes
remain a dream.




Bright Moonlight – a Villanelle



Bright moonlight casts long shadows near,
and night sky wears her sequined dress,
as through tall palm trees stars now peer.

I would my love were also here
to share these wonders, I confess,
bright moonlight casts long shadows near.

Where is the one I hold so dear?
I long to feel his sweet caress,
as through tall palm trees stars now peer.

His voice no longer can I hear,
oppressive silence starts to press,
bright moonlight casts long shadows near.

But here alone I feel no fear,
and inward thoughts I now address,
as through tall palm trees stars now peer.

My heart from hope will never vere,
love never make final egress,
bright moonlight casts long shadows near,
as through tall palm trees stars now peer.




Sonnet 10



When winter clouds stretch high above the earth,
And winds moan loudly through the swaying trees,
When lambs in spring fields frolicking give birth,
I dream of one who warms my heart with ease.
When summer sun shines brightly in the sky,
And roses bloom, casting their fragrant scent,
When skylarks sing and swiftly soar up high,
I pray that he will lovingly relent.
When burnished autumn colours glow like fire,
And woods are carpeted with leaves in fall,
I hope his constant love will never tire,
or spellbound dreams cease ever to enthral.
As seasons pass, and years roll swiftly by,
will love grow strong or flicker out and die?




The House in the Woods



What secrets lie
within the house
which nestles in the wood?
Do children play
and lovers dream of
a perfect happy world?
Do friends call in to
share the camaraderie within,
or does sadness
stalk dark silent rooms
where love no longer lives?


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