Month: February 2013

Tears From Cloud Nine

 

TEARS FROM CLOUD NINE

On
my
way up
to cloud nine,
I hit turbulence.
The skies turned grey and the sun hid.
Darkness enveloped me, storms battered me, and rain fell.
Each droplet mixing with my tears
as they descended
to the ground,
helping
me
grow.

2013-02-27
P. Wanken

 

Inspired by Poetic Asides #212: Descending.

Reflection Of His Affection

 

REFLECTION OF HIS AFFECTION

Hosea.
Known (by some)
as a prophet
who squandered
his affections.
I see a man
heroic in his patience
(not flying off the handle
in anger or violence),
disciplined in his love
(making every moment count).
Through tears
he would gaze upon his wife
as the treasure she was,
rather than the woman
who was stealing away
to be with another,
taking pieces of his heart with her.

A reflection of His sublime affection:
love without limits.

2013-02-26
P. Wanken

 

Inspired by the Biblical story of Hosea and his wife Gomer, found in the book of Hosea; and by the words provided by The Sunday Whirl #97: discipline, pieces, stealing, heroic, moment, fly, prophets, limits, gazing, patience, tears, and sublime.

Love Without Incident

 

LOVE WITHOUT INCIDENT

rare beauty
across the courtyard
from my open window

spinning on the ball
of her foot
in the early morning air

bathed
in sunlight
she dries herself

she wears
not a thread,
only the scent

of the misty plume
rising from the bottle
in her hand

closing my window
on coral skies,
I come to terms with

love without incident

2013-02-17
P. Wanken

 

Inspired by The Sunday Whirl #95: court, rare, open, bathe, plume, coral, ball, term, bottle, incident, thread, and dry.