bonfire kaleidoscope (by Elizabeth)
LOVE BURNS ETERNAL
closed the door
at each day’s end,
his mind would return
to the one who’d lit his
heart with the magic of fire
-flies; a love that did not fall short
of his dreams, for that is where love lives.
It’s when he would sleep, he’d rest in her arms.
Then the time came to close the door on the
midnight of his dreams, a place where her
fanciful flight of fireflies had
lit the path of each foot fall,
guiding them around all
turns and obstacles.
Shared at 1Sojournal for NaPoWriMo – Day 27.
Photo Credit: Auli Kukkonen
LOST IN A LULLABY
When clouds rest
they quietly float
of the tranquil sea, rocked to
sleep by gentle breeze.
Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 67 ~ White.
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Auli Kukkonen, for letting me use this photo in my post.
Photo Credit: Ketti Ylinen-Ceau
she falls fast asleep
beneath blanket of purple ~
memories of youth
Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 50 ~ Purple.
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Ketti Ylinen-Ceau, for letting me use this photo in my post.
A STELLAR DAY
with a smudge of delicious
fudge on my chin, and inquisitive
children tucked into bed,
exhaustion settles over me
my body urges my mind
to activate my evening mantra,
an effort to bring unity
to heart, mind, and body
I merge reality with dreams as
modern technology projects
sweet sounds in my ear,
my favorites sing me to sleep
Inspired by The Sunday Whirl #103: merge, project, activate, technology, unity, mantra, smudge, sing, delicious, inquisitive, urge, and stellar. Posted for day 41 in 100 Days of Spring – 2013.
sleep through the night, my
head’s in an
yet I know nothing of
what it means
Written for Poetic Asides April Poem-A-Day Challenge #10: Suffering. Posted for day 39 in 100 Days of Spring – 2013.