Thursday, December 29, 2011

Approaching Darkness

Darkness marches            distant mountains,
a solemn, menacing figure
in a swirling grey cloak
His intentions shrouded and mysterious
face masked by smiling stars,
blanketing all in his wake
with a cover of gloom,
Earth at his mercy
as she waits...
                           for beneficent sunrise

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Innocence Blinded

her vision taken
by Seduction's blinding glare
could only stand
turning slowly to stone
in a world
which now denied
Her very existence

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Gift of Time

No candy cane is sweeter
than the taste upon your lips.
No falling snowflake softer
than your stirring fingertips.

No tone of bells so resonant
as your voice within my ear
no presence is more welcome
than your being, drawing near

No star could shine more brightly
than your eyes' revealing glow.
No fireplace is warmer
than the love that you bestow.

Sweet harmony, you bring to life
a gift of precious worth,
gives time with you a value
unmatched upon this earth.

(The picture is of the star Betelgeuse, taken by the Hubble telescope, a star nearing the end of it's life cycle.  It brought to mind, as so many things do, the value of time.  The original image can be found here:  Hubble)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011


No earthly gift could rival your smile
no worldly treasure compete
with the warmth that you bring when you stay just awhile
to the way that you make life complete.

Your hand's soft touch is poetry found
your warm embrace a song.
Your presence brings a love unbound
though you cannot linger long.

I count the hours when you're away,
the minutes 'til your return
knowing that somehow, some way
you'll feel my heart's sweet yearn.