Tones of Blues

Tones of Blues

3-4 November 2016



Amber dunes

Stretching towards me

Sunburnt sands

The lost lands

Breathing slight before waters

Submerge all islands


Ember tunes

Crackling of the fire


Fading warmth

Desert night with bees in swarm

On blue tinged mountains


Old and tired

We will dismember

The fading bricks

The grey strands

Dissolution that withstands

Ringing of the Pi



Circles of our lives

Twining slow

Melding glow

I take you to tell and show

The past a lantern


The ransom

A lifetime kidnapped

As kids napped

The Grey woke

The Earth lines shook as they spoke

Of fledglings restored



Colours of minds hues

Tones of Blues

Height of ruse

The path where she had strewn clues

Within my bosom


Reading of the poem:


Ready to Dare – Praful

I saw you (Rumi Poetry) – Praful

Arabesque – Praful


The blue lantern of her mind

The blue lantern of her mind

15 July 2016

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He never knew love. It equated to another four letter word branded across his virginity when the backstreet whore had laughed it off him in a wink. The brief thought of heaven that crossed his mind in ecstasy taken over by the stink from her fleshy body. Heaven had closed shop that day and nothing could make it sway in his favour, not even once, not even on that special moment lost in masses of fleshy odour.


His father had taught his mother to love and to count the pennies after they had left to make sure that all the love spent equated to the right amount. It was tantamount to their daily pittance filling empty rumbling voids with hard-earned bread or perhaps just hard. It was hard to say really as nothing was quite what one expected in the backstreets. It was all the opposite of the upper streets with their meets and greets as the gutter boys came up close for some dimes showing off their feats.


It was there that he found her, oozing something indistinct that made him want to faint and throw up all at once. She was pale and frail and very much like a fish out of the pond. He wondered how she could breathe in all that mud. He stepped forward, she backward and fell with a thud. He fell too, not out of imbalance but merely to be able to follow her wherever she wanted to walk. He opened his mouth but seemed quite unable to talk. She slowly nudged out from underneath him yanking pieces of his heart away as she did. Under her balcony that night like a thief he hid, waiting for the moon to rise and oh did it rise, right up there high in the skies. There she was singing a song from when he was little, a time when each morsel was brittle and the blood lay low. Her words invented as she pretended to sing on the rhyme not quite catching on in time as she had never learnt them by heart. The servant they had had once and she on very bad terms did depart as her mother threw the poor girl out six months pregnant and she never learnt the song to her heart’s content. All those words just taken out now from thin air as she watched him watch her in the underbelly of the backstreets hidden in plain sight as she sang to his heart’s delight. It trickled like light, flowing right out of the blue lantern of her mind.


He never knew love. Neither did she. Now they do and fools say it is true


Reading of the story: 

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Sohe Saha – Zeb Bangash Alia Bhatt

Facing Netherworld

Facing Netherworld

12 July 2016

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Waking nights

From parallel worlds

The dreamtime

A pattern

The rivers crossed with lantern

Burning from within


My body

A departure tool

The mind meek

Back to school

In classrooms where the dumb speak

Their voices in heart


The Earth’s call

A growling thunder

It begins

Like wonder

Ending in dichotomy

Facing Netherworld


Reading of the poem: 

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The Mystic’s Dream – Loreena Mc Kennitt

Starlit rush

Starlit rush

4 July 2016

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Liquid gates

Open through the night

Ghostly hush

Starlit rush

Look into another world

Where stories unfurled


Spirit bound

Millenary oath

Smoky eyes

Bees and flies

Gravitate around me cloak

Rings of the lantern


Portals shut

The dream now dissolves

Back to ground

Inner growth

Only witness of lessons

Willingness to learn


Reading of the poem: 

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Stardance – Yakuro

In heavenly skies

In heavenly skies

25 June 2016


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The hum rocks stone

Hurling all matter

Handing the key to glory

On silver platter

The deaf muted alone


Keep humming song

We will sing along

Like the streams that gather pace

When joining deltas

Flowing into the sea


You me and she

Sworn fraternity

Orchestrating symphony

Genderless voices

The roots bear our choices


She, he are we

More than eye can see

Do you count my ageless Time

Follow you my rhyme

I dine on the flood


Red blue my blood

Purple are my veins

In you I am what remains

Lavender my stains

Now see me out of chains


Speak my blessing

Mighty is the beast

Deadly breath remember ring

It reeks of hollows

When served all is but feast


Wine in tavern

Bring me your lantern

Let us in supper rejoice

As the night bleeds end

In shadows of valleys


Of left overs

Remains of the day

We gather light from sunrise

Never in the clay

By will is the deed done


Through thoughts we rise

In heavenly skies

Carving out a new kingdom

A new world to come

Of all atoms the sum


Reading of the poem: 

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Celtic Battle Song – Leah

Angel Fell – Leah / Kings and Queens

This Present Darkness – Leah

I speak from within Future

I speak from within Future

14 October 2015

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In confused questions

The body clueless will roam

Here and there mild hope


Sealed in you by kiss

Sibyl through your mouth will talk

As she leaves my lips


Alas you are blind

Grey matters’ workings dim lit

Lantern of the Heart


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How to open eye

Shut to Netherworld’s fancies

While I dance in trance


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Our souls dancing laugh

Whirling with ecstasy’s thrill

Unopened to mind


Your toil undone

You roam in purgatory

For your mind’s delight


Unseen is this gift

I speak from within Future

To share in present


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