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Donkey, donkey by anaisnais Stained glass window in the Cannongate Kirk, Edinburgh by anaisnais

Love came down at Christmas (Acrostic Poem)

L Long ago travelled Kings / O Opened their minds to prophecies / V Visiting from afar they brought gifts of Gold, Fracincense and Myrrh / …

Umbrella

…My hand skims her body….Playful fingers find hidden areas….She gently tends to my needs….Restful knowing we shall …

Temptress

(Mature)

Beware All! Copyrights infringements – Ale…

I have today had notice that my ‘Ode to a rose on a sunset’ which was a collaborative feature with Mariska last month in Digital Art Compil…

Tumble, twirl, with the tidal swirl

Come dance in the waters / that summer has warmed / amidst the froth of the seas / Hear the sighs that echo from tides / as the crescents r…
Swan Lake in Turquoise by anaisnais

Through the veil

I see you as if reflected / in your dressing table mirrors / or the waters of the old garden pond / You hear me through the echos / or whis…
5 little ducks went swimming one day by anaisnais Coat of Arms - Crest, Edinburgh Castle by anaisnais Nice pub and old red phone box! by anaisnais Grey Friars Bobby - close up by anaisnais

When all of nature weeps

Tears too late to regenerate / and all because we acted too late / Future generations will face decline / If we continue to be ignorant to …

Ode to a rose on a sunset

A kiss from a rose on a sunset night, / As the clouds dip into the sea. / A kiss from that rose as the waves fall, / Over the beach to a ro…

It’s your attention to detail

Gentle caresses sweep my skin / with creeping tenderness, / devouring every curve of my body / and feeling its sizzling melt / against you…

In his footsteps

Correct me when wrong. / And punish when bad he’d / Protect me from harm, / And when ill - / He’d wrap me in blankets, / And nu…

Don’t touch me.

More fragile than oldest antique, / dirtier than history itself, / angrier than stormiest night; / more delicate than frost in the hand, / …
Teaching the boys to be boys! by anaisnais shocking touch by anaisnais

Serenade

Yes, I’m saying / I love you / And I hope you / are listening / For it seems like / a lifetime / To speak out / surface and soar
Bad Ass Pub, Edinburgh by anaisnais Edinburgh sights by anaisnais Calendar

Just a slab

You might look at me / with your blushed pink face / Your hard pimpled complexion / But above it all I know / that your sharp edged / squar…
16th August 2008 Edinburgh Tattoo by anaisnais Canongate Kirk, the Church at Holyrood end of mile, Edinburgh by anaisnais

Courtship of a maiden

From behind he leaneth her in his direction / Takes in the sweet aroma of her par-fum / Cups her smooth young face and guide-th it back / U…

Don’t

Don’t / hate me, despise me / Don’t / cut me off, hide me / Don’t / put me in a corner to punish me / Don’t / ment…
Typical Scottish Costume by anaisnais

Daddy

Another life you have lead / Laughing as my back is turned / Was I just not good enough / Why was I not told / That tiny babe inside you gr…

Man, if she could be the one

Tell her you love her, / reassure her / Hold her close and cuddle her / Treasure her / Go see her, / no matter how far away she lives / A…

The prettiest rose unfurls

You are as each tender petal / Of the prettiest rose unfurls / My love my life my future

Natural gemstones of life

Earth’s natural gemstones thunder down / Miriards of multi sized scattered diamonds tumbling / trained jewels, beads, roll down roof …

Christmas Tree – Bah Hum Bugs!

Beguiled bejeweled bedazzled / Tall as first floor apartment / Lucent I am left to squat in splendor / In vigil I survey the scene around m…

Poppy red spills remembered

Blots on the landscaped canvas / Deserts or fields nobody cares / I picture artists’s palettes / Wetted up freshly mixed / Sticky tai…

Gemini

With a fondness of life, / jest and pleasure / You’re a lover / of unmeasurable attention as ever / In the third sign of the zodiac…

Such love, I drink from your cup

My yearning heart rises / to your welcome voice / and leaps at the whisper / of your name, / Lord. / The evening ascends in / on a gre…

Dance the Dawning

Latin American, dark, sexy, and chic / My lady of night plays her part / She twists, turns and swirls / As she glides round to dance / A ni…

Wild horses

In dreams I ride bareback the wild horses / Long hair loose and flowing behind / free as their manes and tails / As gentle breeze embraces…
Old South Wales Red Double Decker Bus by anaisnais

His promised portrait

A thousand jewels tumble from sunlit Heavens, / betwixt them a Creator’s canvassed covenant. / Gentle revelation, another miracle of …
Flora and fauna  by anaisnais Calendar

Upon Urban Sunsets

Night time settles / Upon urban sunsets / Calm and tranquility / Flushes the unending

I love you

Rhythmic breathing / Penetrates / Stark silence of night / Between whistling / Nasal gasps for air / I hear the steady dulcet / Beat of yo…

With what can I compare I ask and pray

When I think of times / I have lacked in faith / Feeling He just dont care

Fervent grace

He wants us as children / So willing to learn / To seek, hear and find / His respect to earn

Showering

Droplets delicately adorn the skin / dressing it with nature’s diamonds of life. / How you seduce the mind, / your pearls pleasingly …

I knew you

Just one of many men of war / You continue in a way that’s / Almost ironed / You walk amongst the dying / Unconcerned / That earth w…

Charites

Gratiae – the three graces, mythology of greeks. / Considered daughters of Zeus and Eurynome / and yet said of Dionysus and Aphrodite…

Bruised – Abused

Spewing fountains a gargoyle…Withdrawn, forbidden, bruised – discarded

Insight out

(Mature)

Lost windy weather

Who knows where the wind blows / where it comes from / where it goes / where balloons and kites will drift ‘till gone / Planes will f…

My Mama

My Mama she trips out in the moon light / when I’m safely tucked up in bed / she dresses to wow her audience / but I know not of her …

Long live love

A toss of the head / A flick of her hair / The wave of her hand / As her beauty did flare / Her bountiful step / The spring in her stride /…

Don’t want you to miss this collaborative e…

Because most of you who read my poetry do not read the journals I thought I’d post this here so you also get chance to view! Mariska…
Alternative Edinburgh sights and sounds by anaisnais Calendar

A summer sigh

The lush of the land lies as velvet moss green carpet / The river rushing its morning wash / rumbling as it spins twisting and turning its …

Haiku 34 – personality

prickly / scotsman — / thistle

Teachs’ Sword

Look at my face, - / see scars of Demelt. / Enormous black beard / woven and lit by matches; / staring back at you. / Feared of reputation…
Whiskey Heritage Centre - Edinburgh by anaisnais Using a red, white and blue, British feel for my craftsuprint download decoupage sheet by anaisnais Alternative angle for Emeralds choker by anaisnais

Black widow murderer

Unwittingly sucked in / entangled within lifes cobwebs / poisoned wrapped and saved for later / Until satisfaction for hunger is needed / p…

Butterfly wild rose kiss

Like butterflies you flit my lips / And softly you do play / A romance of the wildest rose / All dew dropped heady sway

Phoenix immortal

Mass of red and gold plumage / blood of supreme incessant immortality flows within / Only I alone can reign stronger / a fortiori / than th…

Oh my…

Oh my pretty lady / what depths do you hide? / Seductive’s your body, / your head held with pride / Your bountiful form / shows your …
Crafts~Latest activity tissue box cover in plastic canvas by anaisnais Theatre in lights - Edinburgh by anaisnais Pair of blushing beauties! by anaisnais

Angelic

Tell Heaven all angels should have harps, / with which their melancholic voices can resound. / As they sit there in Paradise, / admiring th…

Do I ever

Do I ever stop / To tell you / Of how / How very much / Your loved

Natures Bridal Party

A magnificent pair of / Snow white Swans, / Parading upon the water, / Like the groom proudly / Waltzing his bride, his love, / Around the …

Haiku 2 – Divorce

divorce - / shattered / dreams

Gratitude

Sweet song if appreciation / connected to the heart / An experience, event or person / becomes a gift gratefully received / An exchange of …
Quality Redbubble/photographer Andrew Ness produced top notch cards! by anaisnais

You played me

Running your fingers / over my delicately tuned form. / Blind. – You know which keys to press. / To enhance sweet music from me. / Ha…

Grouchy woman (haiku)

grouchy woman pauses / silently fuming / orchids flop blindly

Last acts

How heat of sultry summer’s eve consumes me. / Feisty bloody crimson glow ignites a flaming skyline; / dusk radiant decorates the gol…
sculpture - nearby to Edinburgh Parliament by anaisnais On The Royal Yacht Britannia - Bottoms Up by anaisnais
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