By Candlelight

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to the golden light
of a flickering candle
thoughts sprawl,
relax into
a peaceful, slow dance
and abandon the world
to turn on its own ~
outside…
for a little while.

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photo credits: fanpop.com

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Ocean’s Touch

… and then
you see it.

the magic
of golden waters
pouring liquid warmth,
to fill
depleted corners;
vessels, running low.

ocean’s basso profundo;
tides’ epic tale ~
whispered,
roughly smooth;
serenity
lifts sorrow’s frown
to bask
in the grace
of the setting sun.

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Mallorca, Spain (November 2012)

 

Fragments of Peace

a piece of peace
hides
in my garden,

a piece of peace
hides
under my skin.

a piece of peace
hides
in every weapon,

a piece of peace
hides
in every sin.

it’s up to us to find the fragments,
it’s up to us to give peace wings,
it’s up to us to make it better…
not drown the mind in hateful things.
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… inspired by David Chamberlain Jr.’s great poem ‘Mending‘.

To Make Peace

anger left,
too sudden for a parting gift.
his scent will not
linger…
not anymore.

gratitude will stay;
the hot-blooded companion
made the sting of wounds
less painful.

i owe you…
much.
i owe you…
my sanity.

i will never forget
how your power
fueled my will
to survive.

now, i may float
and enjoy the peace
of shallower, safer waters.

because of you, my companion…
all
because
of you.