Breaking Dawn

Sunlight breaks through an open window

Sneaks across the floor

From the near distance, trills a lonesome melody

The Magnolia, a holy stage

 

A  solitary bird performs a serenade,

Close your eyes

Sweet darling, dream awhile

 

You’re a fool to cry

 

Let my notes carry you

High above the treetops

Far from troubled lands …

 

And time suspends flight

Beneath a birdsong spell

Balanced on the blade of darkness

As he brushes morning’s light with a kiss

 

 

 

 

~’ Hymns of Redemptive Love’

 

 

 

 

I dream you

in the dark. This is where our love is found. In a place, as far away as moonlight, is where you touch my skin.

 

Your hand slips into mine.

 

I can’t let go. You are the one who lifted me up; the one who left me on my knees.

 

Do you think if I begged the night hard enough

she’d give you back to me?

 

~ As Far Away As Moonlight

 

 

Damask

She wasn’t just any rose,
She was the whole damn garden
Yet, you couldn’t see past her thorns.

Patient, she waited for you to notice
Her love- abundant.
In sunshine, she bloomed
In rain, she folded herself

Her scent drove you mad
Crushed, she oozed hot-sweet pleasure
Green tea and lemons,
A spoonful of honey.

Her touch, intoxicating
Soft as velvet, artful
You swore you’d found heaven
Every beat of your heart pulsed for her

And now you sit, your mind like a moth flickering round a flame
Trying to re-capture the scent of your rose, the feel, her look
Yet, you were the one who cut her down

She’s gone
Only to blossom in memory.

 

~damask