Eyes seeing unseen

Eyes seeing unseen

27 June 2020

Courtesy the Iranian

 

Whirring soft

the wheels in motion

gather moss

as they roll

They pick up speed, lose control

from the momentum

 

Target lost

Blind aim untoward

they gather

second stones

ready now to break the bones

intention resolved

 

The victim

hair flowing downward

pining teen

chained to Earth

all but chest above the floor

eyes seeing unseen

 

 

In some Muslim countries, the women guilty of adultery or even of having an affair without being married are buried in the ground and stoned with the obvious result being death in most cases. Sickeningly in some countries even the victims of rape may sometimes be sentenced in the same way as adulterers or women having an affair. This poem is written to raise awareness of the conditions under which even a young teenager who would have been free to love in other countries may incur the death penalty and be stoned to death for the “crime” of being caught with her lover in isolation. I chose to accompany this poem with a beautiful video showing elements from the cosmos to emphasize the gulf that separates some people from the vastness of the cosmos.

 

Reading of the poem:

Lisa Gerrard – Space Weaver

Free of memories

Free of memories

25 June 2020

Courtesy stocksy united

 

I carried

the desert landscapes

into mind

All alone

I raised with them paths of stone

that heart will rewind

 

Grey lit dawns

Walks in nothingness

they remind

of my share

of all that I once held dear

vanished in thin air

 

See no fear

My eyes are laden

with the hope

of morrows

when heart expunges sorrows

free of memories

 

Reading of the poem:

♪ Stive Morgan – Solar Wind

Bigotry

Bigotry

24 June 2020

Courtesy pinterest.com

 

Say woman

They will say demon,

holding tight

rosaries

the breath compressed as it flees

from their seething teeth

 

The blood seeps

Its way onto thighs

Preachers’ lies

escort it

animal to hide away

till the roll in hay

 

Changeling

The bosom upright

till night dawns

into age

the tautness gives in to sage

Silver crests the head

 

Lost the youth

Hymen thing of past

Who to judge

what will last?

When shoulders upright no more

unmarked then the whore

 

Hold the part

An act for two plays

rolls its ways

into world

we hoist up the sail unfurled

Emblem of our heart

 

Pick a tree

Pick a blooming side

They vote for

bigotry

eyes closed to our history

The unleveled ride

 

Reading of the poem:

Stive Morgan – Ice and Fire

Without you

Without you

23 June 2020

Courtesy pinterest.com

 

Without you

the sun lost its warmth

jaded ball

it slithered

skulking beyond horizon

looking for your face

 

Without you

the rain lost its touch

The moss cringed

under it

as it seemed fire alit

by burning desires

 

Without you

the earth rotated

upside down

reverse spin

I heeded to rising din

all clamoured for you

 

Reading of the poem:

Only The Man – Shinnobu

Fly with me

Fly with me

21 June 2020

Courtesy Harvey Norman

 

Come with me

I’ll show you a place

where wisdom

unfettered

is all mind ever uttered

speaking through the heart

 

Walk with me

One nation One pace

let’s replace

all sorrow

with beauty brought by morrow

delving in the soul

 

Fly with me

into worlds of love

overturned

misgivings

driven by the mighty dove

into oblivion

 

Reading of the poem:

Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky [Abbey Road Live Session]

Woven threads

Woven threads

20 June 2020

Courtesy Stefan Gesell

 

Vivid glance

into depths of soul

Woven threads

knitted hearts

Whole to understand from parts

The wisdom in stance

 

The mind shreds

the knowledge amassed

forbearing

the dire times

when all gathered were but rhymes’

wayward wandering

 

The children

lost in midst of shores

between lands’

sand rivers

Bodies repressing shivers

that the day disbands

 

Reading of the poem:

Deuter – Temple Of Silence (Chillout Voices)

When the heart is clear

When the heart is clear

18 June 2020

Courtesy pinterest.com

 

Smothered chest

night’s dark reflections

to ponder

I gathered

the dreamtime’s buried landscapes

into wake of day

 

The wonder

Decomposing nights

into day

Through the light

we often recover sight

when the dark is cleared

 

Bosom reared

handiwork of soul

From the start

to the end

it always knows what to mend

when the heart is clear

 

Reading of the poem:

Shinnobu – Heal me

Opposites melding

Opposites melding

14 June 2020

Courtesy pinterest.com

 

Humming sounds

they speak of vessels

Thinning air

Lights alit

The will of mind to submit

to the loving waves

 

The outreach

The hand of the One

It relays

the blessing

The only thing now missing

reconciling odds

 

Princely speech

A new beginning

Bridges reach

beyond sight

Dark corners receive the light

Opposites melding

 

Reading of the poem:

Sunset – Abel Korzeniowski

Centuries of gifts

Centuries of gifts

13 June 2020

Courtesy pinterest.com

 

Walk with me

in meadows of green

I am witch

of the land

The time is but creeping sand

passing through fingers

 

Death lingers

on the land’s outskirts

Body hurts

as it breeds

swallows fears that it yet feeds

Dichotomy’s stance

 

The shining

Magic awoken

from my heart

to my hands

They give and don’t make demands

Centuries of gifts

 

Reading of the poem:

Antaeus – Kyrie

Femininity

Femininity

12 June 2020

Courtesy Stefan Gesell

 

The reproach

It peels off desire

Rekindle

The lost fire

Words stroking and stoking slow

Embers under ash

 

Head held up

The pride an anthem

Snakes galore

Friends seldom

We pick stealthily our wars

Resolute choices

 

Bosom soaked

In spirit of brave

Women fly

Their flags high

I am every woman cloaked

Femininity

 

Reading of the poem:

The Temptation – Zero Project