Morning Harmony – After Baudelaire

After Baudelaire’s Harmonie du Soir

Morning Harmony

Darkness painted grey trembles in the breeze,
Each star fades away like musk perfume,
Bird songs fill the silence in the morning air,
A sanguine jive of pretty opportunities.

Each star fades away like musk perfume,
A magpie trills its poignant hopes,
A sanguine jive of pretty opportunities,
The sun answers with a rosy glowing smile.

A magpie trills its poignant hopes,
A grateful heart, adoring scents of earth,
A sanguine jive of pretty opportunities,
The sun reveals its glories in a clear blue sky.

A grateful heart, adoring the scent of earth,
Gathers close its grown up brood,
The sun reveals its glories in a clear blue sky,
Inviting all to hunt and love and play.

For NaPoWriMo


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Virtuosity of “Une Belle Dame sans Merci”

This poem appears in Frog Croon, Literary Anthology, Issue 3. Please click here to see the rest of the issue.

Ruby mouth and sapphire eyes,
Their faces drink in every move,
Training helps her improvise,
Daring some to disapprove.

Their faces drink in every move,
Her satin virtuosity
Daring some to disapprove
Her lies of reciprocity.

Her satin virtuosity
Hidden in the mask’s cracked groove,
Her lies of reciprocity,
She has nothing left to prove.

Hidden in the mask’s cracked groove
A tender heart filled with fear,
She has nothing left to prove,
Facing herself, her last frontier.

A tender heart filled with fear,
Training helps her improvise,
Facing herself, her last frontier
Ruby mouth and sapphire eyes.

A pantoum for One Shot Wednesday, a place to share your poems

Racing Now

Racing now across the street,
Past the trams clanging bells,
Thinking of a place to meet,
Wishing for sweet forest dells.

Past the trams clanging bells,
Fleeting memories of childhood,
Wishing for sweet forest dells
With the scent of incense wood.

Fleeting memories of childhood,
Thinking of a place to meet,
With the scent of incense wood,
Racing now across the street.