Haiku Roundup Number 2

Late morning rising
Palm trees murmur in the breeze
Rooted in their past

Woken by sunshine
Church bells sing on gentle breeze
Clear blue skies await

She said make it rough
S&M pressure washing?
Then there was silence

Horns beep, I’m awake
The sound of traffic and birds
A new dawn chorus

The requiem starts
Sweet voices echo through me
Memento Mori

On warm summer eves
Grey clouds rumble in darkness
Pain of loss exposed

A glimpse in the crowd
With devastating smile
In my dreams always

On her winged horse
Searching for freedom and hope
Lost forever more

Reflect on water
Rushing river deafening
Beauty is enraged

Spellbound in darkness
Grainy images flicker
Silent voices speak

Sunday Morning Haiku Roundup, Number 1

Alone I awake
My mind wanders, you are there
Joy of sweet sadness

Wind, a mournful tune
Just like a roaming minstrel
Silence is darkness

Petals open wide
Nectar flows freely and sweet
Scent of morning dew

Every breath a sigh
From longing held in darkness
Exposed with a touch

Light flickers in trees
Scent of blossoms fill the air
Then diesel and dust

The sun’s journey done
Purple to black, stars twinkle
To light a new day

Staring eyes, looking
Searching for a reflection
Darkness envelopes

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From the Maelstrom

The Solitude of Time

Lighted by fear and loneliness
Explored in times of sadness
Relived, regretted and enjoyed
Filed away until needed again

The solitude of time cuts deep
Scared memories hidden away
Side by side with happiness
In dark corners, never forgotten

Moving on but never forward
Abandoning hope, only living
Existence of toil and heartache
Until dark thoughts abandoned

Fear ensues as light exposes
Searching with hopeful eyes
Accepting with an open heart
Infinite understanding in a glance

In the maelstrom eyes meet
Blue looking deep into green
Words exchanged, fears eased
Moving forward and exploring

Kindred hearts and desires
Finding a common language
Understood and unspoken
Relaxed and content as one

Soft lips touch with excitement
Fingers run through silky hair
Words muffled by passion
Search ended, journey begins

Cool of night excites the skin
Heightened by warm hands
Firm caresses ever roaming
Quickening breath and heart

Desires seep forth, tasting freedom
A single touch, endless possibilities
Unleashed, exposed and sensitive
Longing for the intensity of contact

Forgotten pleasures re-awakening
Tears of joy and ecstasy flow freely
Thoughts long held in check, echo
Clutching them closely, holding tight

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A Briefest of Seconds

A Solitary Moment

Into the darkness we take pain
With loneliness as its companion
Always there whether day or night
Strength built through acceptance

Born in darkness, strengthened by time
Forged from wounded heart and soul
Tested with light, longing for solitude
Unbroken, stepping forth, searching

With excitement, hope and fear
Ghostly voices in every direction
Igniting the cold embers of passion
Desires fueling the raging fire within

Chance meeting, without expectations
Conversation begins, friendship blooms
Building connections, forging a bond
Leading onward as the evening fades

The setting sun sinks low in the sky
Grey clouds turn to purple and red
A spray of colour covers one and all
Blue eyes reflecting the dying light

A solitary moment held in your gaze
Your hand in mine breaks the silence
This wordless dance ending in a flash
Echo of thunder rolls in the distance

In a briefest of seconds lives change
Nothing remains the same, all is new
Searching in the darkness leads here
Our journey begun, together as one

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