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Yellow Rose in Shadows by Chris1249 Pink Rosebud in Shadows by Chris1249 Red rose in Shadows by Chris1249 Stag at Bushy Park by Chris1249 White Rose by Chris1249

Ray (RB)

How can he be dead / When the world inside his mind / Is still yet to be
Sun Sinking into Mist by Chris1249

“My Poverty and Craft”

As clouds might keep raindrops / there are words inside / beneath my dry, sky-blue / Each time I stutter / towards a sound / the first wor…

Waking alone

A dull dark and dimpled sky this morning / Left over rain puddled at the corner / Distant traffic breathing at the crossroads / And kisses,…

Love, Me

Ah, “Love, me: Love, me: Love, me:” she says. / Is this an offer or some request, / seeking information? / Perhaps a decoration / Or even a…

Alien Heart

She knows the alien Heart beneath the mesh / As when stars all fall in their dimensions / Beneath the dark and garbage riddled flesh / Like…

Mad Horses

When I was young, in the long ago, there were church socials, mainly games, trifled jellies, and sausages on sticks. It may have been at a …

Alaska Street

Once upon a cursive exploration, / Abstracted by the drifting afternoon, / I found a street short on decoration / No featured door nor wi…

Pet Like

In dreams I could capture you / and fix you in my stories / trapped between the letters / with no other life than I could speak. / I would…

Economic Realities

I’ve heard it said so many times that life’s a bitch / And you cannot help the poor by killing the rich / But I will ask my futile question…
Sun and Silhouette by Chris1249 Power Source by Chris1249 Spring Blossom by Chris1249

For New loves in a Third Age

Old loves linger like old newspapers. / Inky past passions stain our fingers / with memory smudges / that remain in the skin / beneath t…
Sunset Study 1 by Chris1249 Sunset Study 2 by Chris1249

Shower Song

I want to taste / The wind again / On the lips of / My dearest Friend / To take the salt / From of her tongue / Pretend again / That I am y…

Stuff

The world is a vegetative state / of paltry dimension; / a surface for our senses. / Our flesh can only feel / the parochial space; / …

Another Language

[Video] / I should like to find some other language, / an unknown breathing language, / where sound falters on the breath / like a string…

The Irregular Breath

We who would work with words must learn a law / And place a legal limit on our lip / Prescribe their parting, such purse, such pressure /…

Shall We Dance

I dawdle in my dream / to let the patterns / fall like a stream / of footsteps describing / the light of dance. / Shall we dance / in …

“At dawn my Lover comes to me”

Drifting dim and bright on night’s black coffee curtain / All the crystal, sprinkle, sugar lights dissolving / The dreaming stars streamin…

Time Wasted Joy

I was caught in a day-drift / A smoke of flaky minutes / Piling into pillows / Collecting into hours / Until the white sky dulled dark / S…

The Dawn of Creation

My fleeting Venus in dawn’s favours flirts / And fades seductive at the force of day / Before the sun she flusters in her skirts / Last pa…

To Dare to Dream

Within the heavy hollows of retreat / From all those ticks of time and aimless ways / I lingered in a half-life, incomplete, / Accepting a…

Breaking our Eyes

My fingers as bright / As a butterfly, / Feathering and slight, / Slow like a soft sigh / In the moon-glow night. / The white of your thigh…

Success

Sometimes in my excitements I forget / The restless weave of waves that brought me here / The thunder boiling foam of spray and fret / The …
Rural Idyll by Chris1249 Pale Grasses by Chris1249 Rainbow Trees by Chris1249

Surfing

My sea is dream / A dream of words. / a pattern of clouds / or a clear of sky; / a veil of rain / or a smoky drift. / It is my joy / t…

The Casual Grace of Passing Ships

I read your profile / with the all casual grace / that one might lend to reading menus / too rich for purse or pallet. / There is a cert…

ECG

They showed the broken rhythm of my heart / In inky ripples traced in peaks and troughs / The night when sudden life was torn apart / Left …

Footfall

When gripped in fizzing fray / Fast words come like Babel / To funnel new furrows / Bright electricity / leaps fire sparks at gaps / to scr…

The where of you

Drowsing in a trance of moments / in the dull drench of this dripping day. / In all the thunderous dark / Of anvil clouds / No more than a…

And Yet Your Voice (revised)

And yet your voice / taps and threads through wires / along midnight lanes / like bells ever rounding / their countless changes. / And …

Saraband

The time flurried in flares of light / a flamenco dress that fluttered / like a sun soaked day bright / with kaleidoscope petticoats, …
Sunset Abstract by Chris1249

Shall we Meet

Shall we meet in markets / with coffee’d croissants / and purveyed fruits / while the middle spring sun / dapples the fluttering awning…

Frozen Lemonade

We have a gift, a thimbleful of stars / To patch the scratching scrawl of our attempt / And when the letters glow that glistered state / We…

A small Dawn Blessed

[Video] / A Small Dawn Blessed / by Chris Weallans / In a slow flume the sky ghosts towards grey / And streetlamps in constellations flatt…
Wasting the light by Chris1249 Millennium Bridge by Chris1249 London Bridge at Night by Chris1249 Ancient and Modern by Chris1249 Light Source by Chris1249 The Millenium Bridge at Sunset by Chris1249 Blown Away by Chris1249

Quilted Lives (Video)

[Video] / Quilted Lives / We are only / a crease of hours, / a pleat in time, / another trace of dream / among the stars. / We walk like …
The Bridge at Dawn by Chris1249 Another London by Chris1249 Effort and Reward by Chris1249 Commerce threatens History by Chris1249 A Swan In Flight by Chris1249 Storm at Barnes by Chris1249 Reflected Willow by Chris1249

A Woman of Two Minds

Gathered into the sacred sisters’ / Collected confusion of cloisters / Your holy and confederate souls / Burnt rich with saints and legi…
The seduction of harbours by Chris1249 Kings Cross  by Chris1249 For Richter by Chris1249 The River Lee by Chris1249 Sleep disturbed by shutters by Chris1249 A Brown Duck with an Itchy Ear by Chris1249 The QE2 Bridge and Dartford Power Station by Chris1249

The Lip

The clamps of winter / Still fasten up the buds / brown on every branch / Now the Lenten quiet / a rumour of breeze / brushing at the lawns…
Black Swan Drinking by Chris1249 Coot in the Willows by Chris1249 Fallow Deer at Bushy Park by Chris1249

What words

18 th version of the poem / And if I chose to write a word / what words I wonder would I choose / A pile of waves / to catch the sun in …

The appeal of “bad” guys

(Mature)

Ghosts in the Garden

A Heat soaked day / dreamed drowsily away / figments / a brush of dreams / a haze of vagueness / always sensual / sometime erotic / Yo…

Trifles

not for events / nor any little victories / not for narrative / not even the blessing of smiles / but for senses / the bristle of air …

Waking

All I know / a soft unfolding / some precious retelling, / Edging fresh day / lips and fingers / praise your slight body / the rich b…

Singularity

[Video] / SINGULARITY / There is nothing between us, / No skin, / No flesh, / No blood, / No bone. / We are a transient dance etched into t…

63 After Completion

Men on benches / share their language / in meagre rations / Or as one might portion / rare and rich spices / Their words are short / in a s…
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