Words like gold dust
sounds like snow flakes
just a feather touch
no reason
no rhyme

An explosive taste
on your tongue
lingering briefly
sometimes so bitter
sometimes oh-so sweet

Shards of colour
blown in on the wind
through a shutter
snatched away
by a gentle breeze

Fragments of a tale
unfolded by a sigh
never fathom
the beginning
nor the end

a small segment
of the mystery
a spoonful of magic
a drop of black fear
and an ocean of want

Warm glow of desire
shivers of pain or
trembling dread
left like a mint
on your pillow

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

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I often have very vivid dreams and wish I could continue the dream to its end but too often I am snatched out of the dream… :-(

This is the mini series to accompany the poem:


I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Simon. :-) Much appreciated. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 3 years ago

    “sounds like snowflakes” I talk about the stillness and quiet of falling snow all the time, I so relate to this line, wonderful

  • Thank you so much Angela. Greatly appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carrover 3 years ago

    Hmmm the story teller:) beautiful words.

  • Thank you so much Dec. Greatly appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lena Weiss
    Lena Weissover 3 years ago

    beautiful poem… !!!

  • Thank you so much Lena. Greatly appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Tammera. Greatly appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful poetry Sybille :))

  • Thank you so much Kathie. Greatly appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • jonolaf
    jonolafover 3 years ago

    oh Sybille , did you kiss Peter Pan :o)

  • Thank you so much Olaf. LOL Not sure, might have. He IS very handsome. ;-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Nora Fraser
    Nora Fraserover 3 years ago

    shards of colour blown in the wind -such a strong visual-very good

  • Thank you so much Nora. :-) Much appreciated.

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 3 years ago

    holy WOW Sybille! one of my favorites writes of yours ever. brilliant my sweet. a most incredible poem. HUGS! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Thank you so much Sweetie, have to admit, it’s one of my all time favourites as well. LOL It’s one of those that just worked. Magic. :-) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxo ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    – Sybille Sterk

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosover 3 years ago

    I would call it….“worldiland”….you see how much there, many do not know the real value ot words, leaving the effect just upon a practical need of communication. There is more, and you have been able to extract a meaning that is a religious experience, with a sensual rootness in our Soul and Flesh. I love your poem, Sybille….it is beautiful.

  • Thank you so much Rosa. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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