Puzzle

We held each other on nights such as this
Searching each other like puzzle pieces
On a bed too small for two to fit
With all their desires and caprices.
But all that is no more, yet still the bed
Seems too small for me with all my longing:
I reach for you in this space and instead
Find nothing more, nothing less, than nothing.
You should fill the space this nothing fills
That space with you is more inviting,
Warmer, calmer, more delighting
Than this lonely, empty chill.
Come, come, our puzzle is not complete
Until we together purr and fall asleep.

Liebestod

Life without love drags lifelessly
But Death unites my love and me
Yet I cannot haste to meet you
Let Paradise haste to meet me.

Please my love return to me

Please my love return to me
Please my love be here
Without you I live lifelessly
So please my love be near.
I do not always hit the mark
And that has caused you pain
But walk with me into the park
I’ll hurt you never again.
I cannot be without you
My bed has grown too cold
So please my love lets start anew
I’ll hold you when you’re old.

Moon

Side by side
And satisfied
In each other’s arms
Our murmuring
Like smoke rings rising
Up into the stars.

Would that those nights return
When you slept by me
Beneath Venus and Saturn
Breathing love into eternity
But you’re more distant than the stars
That wink at me and laugh

My God your God we’ve come so far
But moons were never meant to last.

 

May-December

The snow of winter slumbers peacefully
Softly fallen on the weary ground
The wind is quiet that once sang freely
Only the stars of twilight make a sound
Below white satin flowers wait to bloom
Their promises unconquered by the frost
In skies still radiant dancing auras loom
And the evening stars are to rapture lost

Waters that once sang with life now lie still
The snow of winter slumbers peacefully
In a world resigned to ice and snow
Softly fallen on the weary ground
Desolation now sits on every hill
The wind is quiet that once sang freely
A candle-wreath glows azure and yellow
Only the stars of twilight make a sound

Winds whisper their dirges in the mute woods
Below white satin flowers wait to bloom
Perhaps lovers will hear them as they pass
Their promises unconquered by the frost
Their exchanges muffled beneath winter hoods
In skies still radiant dancing auras loom
The long moon shines on silent springs of glass
And the evening stars are to rapture lost

Warm breath whispers sweet perfume
Wakes the lilac by the tomb
Wisteria too shall bloom
Softly on the weary ground.
Rose blossoms on the icy cheek
Returning passions to the meek
Revels sung from beak to beak
Their promises unconquered.
Sunlight stretches on the hill
Water sings that once was still
Splashes smack a laughing trill
Lovers hear them as they pass.

The snow of winter slumbers peacefully
Spring wakes the waiting sleepers from their dreams
Softly fallen on the weary ground
The sunlight stretches and singers consent
The wind is quiet that once sang freely
Already wearied by romancing streams
Only the stars of twilight make a sound
When cups are empty, and singers silent.

Below white satin flowers wait to bloom
As grooms and brides at last meet hand in hand
Their promises unconquered by the frost
At last fulfilled when they alone away
In skies still radiant dancing auras loom
So homeward, my flocks, homeward from this land
And the evening stars are to rapture lost
The wind-blown mantle points to guide my way.

The Mirror

To Ben Elmakias

This is not the glass, the glass is I;
Earth, fire, water, ætheral sky
Are not the Lamp, the Lamp is known
Beyond the veils and the Throne
Where words melt away and die.

You read the prism, its reply
Is split – better prisms lie
Where the Lamplight set the stone;
This is not the glass.

Shine your mirror and apply
To reflect what is shown;
Yet know that all are tried who try.
Persevere. Perceive through His Eye:
You are alone with the Alone.
You are the glass.