5.31.2012

bolstered under your strong arch
i find shelter, safety, and no shortage of sunshine


Photo inspiration from Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.30.2012

Oh, you're here..it's just as well I suppose.

i sat down this evening with great ambition to write
you a datum complete with the many magnificent sites
and tremendous adventures i've devoured upon my arrival

yet as I lifted my pen, all i could recall, was

the way the afternoon breeze brushed ripples on the water,
and the sun dropped lemony yellow dots across it's surface,
and how much they spoke, of the way you consummate me


Photo inspiration from Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.
The reflective prompt came from  http://dversepoets.com/ open link night!

5.29.2012

Across these waters, the dreams
of a hundred hearts have been hopefully cast.
Gliding beneath the clear night of the moon they
find that the pilings of many a yesteryear,
safely secure them and ensure that they 
do not drift too far away.

Photo inspiration from Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.




5.27.2012

across the expanse,
between where we've been
and where we've yet to be,
i find your arms strong and supportive
stretching across the unknown
understanding and completely welcoming
and i am so much less afraid
Photo inspiration from Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.



5.26.2012

your polished gleam, and innocence at heart
had me waiting with baited breath for you to come my way
and when i finally sunk my teeth into you, i discovered
you were slow to let go, your sweetness stuck
and i would not soon escape
this intoxicating romance
Photo inspiration from Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.
The sweet prompt came from  http://dversepoets.com/ "fair" challenge!


you are the rhythm driving to the center of my soul 
finding all that is dark and strong, and misunderstood
swallowing me whole, 
you are the night, my velvet bed 
i am your star, you let me shine
Photo inspiration from Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.24.2012

adrift on this cool lake i am lost
to the demands of a world so foreign
to this space, that i've forgotten from whence
i came
should you recall
please do me the kindness of casting that recollection
into the cool steam waters,
meandering beneath the branches
now seeping between my toes


Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.23.2012

tonight i captured the stars
and all their warmth and
the light from a summer spent with you
and gathered them all up for safe keeping
and now I'm just sitting here wondering how long
i can hold on before i just give in and  
pour them all out so we can 
live everyone of these moments all over again!!

Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.


5.22.2012

wholesome you called me
your mouth so round
I wanted to slip slivers of my tender fruit
between your lips, offering crisp juices
and honeyed sweet aroma
but you just closed your eyes
and swallowed me whole
Photo Inspiration found at -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

Linking today's poem to dVerse's open link night (http://dversepoets.com).  Interpretations and feedback welcome! 

5.21.2012

angular digits scratch at the sky
reaching futilely into the bare space for something
to remind them of brighter spring days
filled with our laughter, and dreams, and talk of a future
but they like me, are empty and alone
and suddenly this courtyard is so much colder than i remember


Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.20.2012


should you find yourself on an empty afternoon,
beneath a breathless sky,  longing to fall
under a spell; meet me in the garden
heady with blossom laden branches
and the enchanting
notes of my unending melody of love


Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.19.2012

she lifted photo after photo of places she'd never been
telling stories of people she never met
and yet we believed every word
because somehow we always knew
someday, she would


Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

she had invisible powers of beauty that were always
making deep impressions without ever leaving a mark


Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.18.2012

The early spring rain is tracing her fingertips down the glass again.
But she cannot steal me away from this moment with you, 
your intoxicating presence permeating my every pore. 

She pours now, competing for my gaze, my breath. 
You already stole that from her, from me. 
Sinking your roots into my depths, warm, nurturing, and ready for life. 
I have no choice but to give myself over to you.

I abide now here in your shadow, desiring little more than to lay myself bare 
beneath your strength, your aroma, your stamen. 
Though the rain casts herself against the panes, I am already saturated
with you.
Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.17.2012

your breath caught in my throat
the morning mist deep within the valley
and i ached for you to stay, 
but the dawning sun
stole you away


Today's poem inspired by Alicia Bock Photography. Find your inspiration at http:www.alicia-bock.com

5.16.2012

somewhere between 8 and 9 and
yours and mine, 
and staying on our side of the line
i guess somewhere we grew up, 
as we play those games less and less
but if you want to jump in puddles
just one more time
i'm pretty sure, i still remember just how it's done!

Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.15.2012


from the hot afternoon sun we hid
under a canopy of trees
upon a bed of pine straw
and velvety cool moss
specks of gold shimmered through
brushing your skin, flirting with my hair


Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.14.2012

reflecting blue skies,  rose quartz, an aquatic veil
she stumbled toward the shore spilling diamonds as she fell
crashing to my feet, her beauty memorizing
i have never been more dazzlingly adorned

Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.
because being alone doesn't always mean
being lonely and blue isn't always
a mood, sometimes it's just the deep
backdrop against which the sun and the waves
and all of your dreams dance against
while you stand alone
mesmerized

Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.


lungs filled with air
heart filled with hope
blowing seeds into the wind
casting wishes with all my might
praying they'll take root, 
and bloom before summer's end

Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.13.2012



for all those days i acted silly
chased foolish dreams, talked your ear off,
embarrassed you in public, exhausted you in private
and for all the days i still do
yet you still believe in me

Happy Mother's Day!

Memories captured, stories told -  Alicia Bock Photography http:www.alicia-bock.com.

5.12.2012

once a ship lost to the sea,
my vision blurred, you drew me in
your soul a beacon piercing through the mire
you were my lighthouse, 
captivating, 
beacon of hope 

Today's poem inspired by Alicia Bock Photography. Find your inspiration at http:www.alicia-bock.com

5.11.2012



your love tethered me here
among drops of hope, and rays
of forever, and its possibilities
and i dreamed away afternoons
counting lilies, and their reflections in 
the waters that buoyed me from beneath 




Today's poem inspired by Alicia Bock Photography. Find your inspiration at http:www.alicia-bock.com

5.10.2012

pressed into the delicate intoxicating brush
of your touch, your aroma, and the way you
sway when you move
drunk with fragrance, rhythm and magenta promises, 
i climb your promises with my 
eyes, my hands 

Today's poem inspired by Alicia Bock Photography. Find your inspiration at http:www.alicia-bock.com



5.09.2012

 
The wind in the sails carried us along, 
beyond our daily adventures to storied lands of long ago.
Rocked by the rhythm of the sea,
 and the low hum of the narrator's serenade,
we drifted over the deep horizon of our imaginations.

Today's poem inspired by Alicia Bock Photography. Find your inspiration at http:www.alicia-bock.com
secretly suspicious that she's been seizing slices of summer
and slipping away to soak in the shimmering sunshine

Today's poem inspired by Alicia Bock Photography. 
Find your inspiration at http:www.alicia-bock.com

5.08.2012

summer was wrapped in coils
of yellow and white, and wrought iron chairs
and all the intoxicating reasons that we
couldn't be anywhere else but right there
soaking up the sun and it's buttery warmth
and a summer that would never return




Today's poem inspired by Alicia Bock Photography.
Find your inspiration at http:www.alicia-bock.com

Scraped palms, skinned knees,
these cuts seem to grow deeper as
i grow older, yet i am no stronger.
Please hold me close, and wipe away
the pain that comes from these
cuts, these bruises, these
injuries.




Today's poem inspired by Alicia Bock Photography. 
Find your inspiration at http:www.alicia-bock.com


5.07.2012

years of memories stacked in
dishes glazed yellow and cobalt blue,
their smooth curves captured
late night conversations,
more than our share of tears,
and the heat of a romance that
lit our worlds on fire












Today's poem inspired by Alicia Bock Photography. Find your inspiration at http:www.alicia-bock.com

5.06.2012

she  arranged her dreams in little rows of hope
and left them where the sun could warm them
and waited in expectation
living daily washed with optimism 
and yet every dream fulfilled
still caught her by surprise
a miracle she hardly deserved


Today's poem inspired by  Alicia Bock Photography. 
Find your inspiration at  www.alicia-bock.com

5.05.2012


tonight i thought i heard you in the sound of
the bullfrogs, and the rain, and the 
smell of freshly washed soil and then I
wrapped myself in cotton and wool and 
waited for tomorrow to come

Today's poem inspired by Alicia Bock Photography find your inspiration at http://www.alicia-bock.com

5.03.2012

floated right off the pavement and 
drowned in the mesmerizing light
reflected from the depths of her soul
swallowed whole by a world that
never knew her name
she was not
alone


Following April's PAD (poem a day) challenge, I am heading to one of my favorite photo blogs for  inspiration, please visit Alicia Bock's blog for more magic! http://www.alicia-bock.com


5.02.2012

There are days i am ever so grateful for
deep ocean waves to melt into,
crisp calls of gulls free in the 
sky pink with sunset.
And today
is
one of those days!

Following April's PAD (poem a day) challenge, I am heading to one of my favorite photo blogs for  inspiration, please visit Alicia Bock's blog for more magic! http://www.alicia-bock.com


5.01.2012

canopy

unusual in that she found fireworks and
other magic in 
long afternoons flat on her back beneath the 
fresh green canopy
of spring's generous offerings and the way
afternoons seemed to
last forever here, and in her heart

Following April's PAD (poem a day) challenge, I am heading to one of my favorite photo blogs for  inspiration, please visit Alicia Bock's blog for more magic! http://www.alicia-bock.com