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May 24 · 339
Poetry chapbooks
Erian Rose May 24
Where Oceans Meet
We Last Were Home-bound
Anchored Forest
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Dec 2021 · 867
A little too late
Erian Rose Dec 2021
To you,
Where your smile meets the gaze
Of blizzard-still byways -
I'm scared of losing you somewhere along the lines.

To you,
Buried barriers trickle moonflower skies
Two years apart from being miles away -
I'm scared we'll fall when it's too late.

To you, From me,
A friend who wishes the very least,
To spend a little more chapters in your life.
I'm scared we'll be over before we even start.
Dec 2021 · 1.5k
Words left untouched
Erian Rose Dec 2021
I listen to your heart
Beat in rhythm to the rain
Pouring out somber melodies.
The world drapes silent,
Where your eyes sing
Meteor shower wonders.
It feels too much to grasp,
Tied to an endless
Invisible string around my palm.
Nov 2021 · 854
by surprise
Erian Rose Nov 2021
you caught me by surprise
an entwined mess of pulsing spotlights  

you caught me by surprise
speechless at the hands of your smile

you caught me by surprise
drowned by shores of ovation

you caught me by surprise
over and over and over again
till when our realities cease to exist
Nov 2021 · 1.3k
keep my heart in your pocket
Erian Rose Nov 2021
Last summer
our days sped by us
like Faris wheel highs
swept beneath sidewalk alleyways.
We traveled the world
in our little neighborhood of dreams;
a hand to hold so close
yet miles away in words.
We found the best
out of emptiness,
heartening our comfortable silence.

We found each other on accident
two summers ago from June,
hopscotched in one-night walks
on a bus going nowhere fast.
By then, we barely knew
how far the universe would take us
in a matter of months.
Now, all I can think about
is how to comprise your heart flutter
the same way your smile and cosmos
composed mine.
Nov 2021 · 3.3k
Seasonal Depression
Erian Rose Nov 2021
mid-afternoon sunrays beam
against the blanketed city snow,
your miles away this December
wishing on the same falling stars.

Saturday trains murmur dusk-cascaded gleam
you're across the Atlantic shore
seasonal depression combating
last-second windswept bliss

unfinished song-writes seem
inkless on half-folded paper airplanes
for hidden chances and empty truths
lone twilight in streetlights mold
Jun 2021 · 1.2k
Erian Rose Jun 2021
As the days grow long
And nights shrivel to hours
The feeling of little sunflowers
In the eversinking sunlight
Bloom softly among
Lonely, setting summer skies
May 2021 · 1.7k
Autumn Mornings
Erian Rose May 2021
Autumn mornings filtered
gentle daylight on sunbeams
across cityways
and warm-tinted sidewalks,
upbeat lofi humming
with the dove's sorrowful song,
while weaving past
the struggles days bring.
Hi everyone! I finally got down to creating that lit magazine :) The Instagram is @autumnmorn.mag
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May 2021 · 1.2k
Erian Rose May 2021
The stars mended overhead
Igniting the night
Sounds of the bustling highways
Blocking out the fear of falling

I stared up at the skyscrapers
No one would notice if I fell
Life would keep going on
It always does

A cold breeze brushed through
Taking a step at a time
Up the skyscraper
Until I see the skyline

Lights exploded
In the whites of my eyes
A city engulfed in darkness
Standing still

It only took a second
For my feet to fly off the concrete
Plunging towards the ground
No one noticed I jumped.

The world keeps moving on.
Repost from a while ago that I accidently deleted
Apr 2021 · 869
Erian Rose Apr 2021
living between
the lens of a telescope,
endlessly staring up
at the planets and stars
skating among the ink
Jan 2021 · 1.1k
Erian Rose Jan 2021
Nature followed her footprints,
Planting seeds in the sand
With every forward land,
Blooming trees to the moon.

Wind would whistle between
The curls of her bronzite hair,
Setting a crown of flowers upon her head,
Hues of violets and blues.

No matter how much strength
She placed in the land,
There was only so much she could do
To brace the incoming doom.

Her eyes as forests
Would get torn down one by one,
Leaving nothing but rabbit holes
In the tracks that were left.

Generations would soon come to see,
The everlasting beauty of her earth.
In what was worth protecting.
What was left for recovering
before her last breath.
Dec 2020 · 729
Small Things
Erian Rose Dec 2020
Leave me
Late-night dreaming
On rose-painted canvases
And grayscale prints,
While the rain
Hums a tune of
I'm thinking of creating a non-profit literary journal to give y'all a platform to submit poems for publications.  Would you guys be down for that?
Dec 2020 · 1.2k
north star
Erian Rose Dec 2020
as the planets inch closer,
stardust trembles.
lights of green hues
and vibrant blues
dance overhead.
I'll follow the north star
over mountainscapes,
and everything in between
to be with you.
Nov 2020 · 541
saltwater promises
Erian Rose Nov 2020
We twirled in the clatter
letting the rain tattoo our skin
till dusk became day
and hands held clasped
in saltwater promises,
drowning in the shores
of your cosmos
Nov 2020 · 718
down the beaten path
Erian Rose Nov 2020
In a forest, tucked away
hidden between padded ferns
and angered flowers,
whose roots grew wider
then the seas,
was a heart crossed
of all the thorns
she didn't need.
Nov 2020 · 508
lilacs & winter days
Erian Rose Nov 2020
Winter days falling near
And pedals dancing upon the rain.
What I wouldn't give to
Have you here,
To the bloom of lilacs
Encased in frosted snow.
Nov 2020 · 658
aurora borealis
Erian Rose Nov 2020
It was his sunset-painted heart,
dulcet-washed eyes, and
his contagious laughter that
makes my mornings
and anxiety-filtered moments
spark little fires
deep inside.
Nov 2020 · 810
falling for her
Erian Rose Nov 2020
Her lips tasted
of frosted
crystal eyes
fixed on mine
she could
wish upon
a falling star
and I'd never stop
loving her
Oct 2020 · 479
Erian Rose Oct 2020
Her voice trembled under unsettling cold
breath hitched at starless dusk,
an ocean of black ink
drowning the moon's marvelous magic

Footsteps echoed her own
a balancing act in the dark
playing with unwritten spellwork
scattered in her shaken eyes

She wasn't afraid of what lurked
Beneath the running seas and crashing shores
the orbs that followed her
all but left to her cryptid-tale
Oct 2020 · 691
In the Mountains
Erian Rose Oct 2020
Green nights dusted newly fallen leaves
tumbling about aimlessly
in the mid-autumn breeze
creating pathways to the unknown

Deeper woods trailed sea salt skies
Smells linger of
forgotten books, hollowed trees
midnights up past sunrise

Stars twinkled above
A guiding path for all
of adventure that awaits
In the mountains to the coast
Sep 2020 · 643
Erian Rose Sep 2020
A brink of clouded moonlight
amongst oranges and blood-kissed red tucked away between headstones
with stories longing to tell
Sep 2020 · 485
Rippled Shores
Erian Rose Sep 2020
I'm still me
And we're distant now
I've gotten stronger
And growing loud
Sometimes I wonder
If you hadn't gone
Extending hands
Vast beyond the sea
Collecting deep-colored shells
For a heart severed-to-be
Erian Rose Aug 2020
Glancing above
To the star dusted sky,
My heart twists and flips
At the very thought of you.
Of our wild adventures.

Can we be as close as we used to be?
To the blaring sounds of the radio,
Dancing till we're out of breath?
Clasping our hands tightly,
Unwilling to let go?

Listening to our hearts
Beat on endless repeat,
Laughing till we're the only noise left between us?
Forbidding our eyes to escape eachother?

The moon knows
How much I speak of you,
How our secrets tangle in the wind.
How much I long for you to stare up at the night beside me.

When the stars melt amongst the darkness,
They always lead me back your way.
te quiero ❤️
Aug 2020 · 389
Erian Rose Aug 2020
At the wake of morning day
I’m guided far away
Amongst the overgrown gardens and trees
On an endless path to be

Faintest scents of herbs and tea
Scurrying friends chattering beside me
Rising sun dew brushing my fingertips
Alone along forests gaze
May 2020 · 383
Go for Launch
Erian Rose May 2020
We look to the stars
Dreaming higher
than rockets could fly
Skipping across the galaxy
To a place humankind has yet to be

We watch in awe
Constellations beaming wide
Taking flight into the atmosphere
One day, Everyone will have a chance to walk amongst the milky way

We draw out our plans
Sending them to the stars
Innovating new generations
To the farthest reach from Earth
Living stardust made to touch Mars
Tribute to the NASA/SpaceX launch today.
Opening the doors to one day have everyone be able to see Earth and beyond from space.
May 2020 · 545
cinder fires
Erian Rose May 2020
Her fears couldn't catch up to
the warm cinders collapsing in darkness
wildfire coursing through her veins
May 2020 · 263
Erian Rose May 2020
Her palm was a guide
lightning bugs stitched in the stars
May 2020 · 951
racing time
Erian Rose May 2020
frosty crystals clung to
light shows on windowsills
they ran faster than their hands
could touch
on the run from racing time
streams of comfort left
rainy roads bare
to them,
nothing on earth compared
May 2020 · 282
Constellation of Flowers
Erian Rose May 2020
He'd give her the constellations
bound amid every flower
to hold her close
May 2020 · 334
Erian Rose May 2020
he holds my hand
and spends the night
chasing after dying stars
he smiles
falling for the moon
May 2020 · 518
Erian Rose May 2020
her eyes shielded the pain
under ocean waves
setting dusk of sunset haze
she saw the world
at a different side of things
May 2020 · 374
Erian Rose May 2020
seasons pass
months fly by
crisp November air
trembles bittersweet
changes go past
from streetlights on main
to budding riverbanks
a love lost
for something and somewhere
far out from grasp
May 2020 · 1.1k
wild hearts
Erian Rose May 2020
we held onto dreams
wider than the Milkyway
dancing under the pouring rain
wishing dandelion buds
into a one-way to center stage

we stayed up past daybreak
conquering our fears
shaping them to laughter
timeless to the melody of
Our wild hearts
May 2020 · 250
Born a Poet
Erian Rose May 2020
I was born a poet
before I realized
I was sneaking behind
plastered brick walls
at recess bells
transforming the world
into words
spilling ink pens dry
I was born a poet
I embraced beauty,
enfolded magic,
encased the man on the moon,
tracing bare sentences
amidst pure wonder
until their final moments
till they cried
the truths of neverland
upon the immense star clusters
I am a poet
May 2020 · 711
Winter storms
Erian Rose May 2020
Her eyes blossom of frosty summers
kissed in gentle storms
of cocoa and honey
May 2020 · 76
Far Away
Erian Rose May 2020
Where waves broke
pounding on the shoreline
where salt and foam fled
crashing into rigid stones
Clear blue waters
dark as charcoal moonlight
hammering in hurricanes
Racing with the constellations
to a place of stardust
Where she found
her home in the twilight
May 2020 · 654
Erian Rose May 2020
She was
footprints traced in sandy waters
sunflower fields
bloomed in thorns
thunderstorms swept
in salty air
Her spirit twinkled
of northern lights
flirting with a million acres
of honeydew blossoms
She was
the magic
that he adored
May 2020 · 655
stardust dreams
Erian Rose May 2020
Summer pondered
in everlasting hands
clasped to rose
watching comets fly
while daydreaming
of Paris
on stardust nights
May 2020 · 212
Constantly In Motion
Erian Rose May 2020
We saw a world
bruised and beautiful
The world kept moving forward
constantly in motion
while ours fell apart
May 2020 · 246
Erian Rose May 2020
Under the streetlights
on the corner of 11th
autumn turned into showers
your pupils reflected
seasons becoming racing beats
hours stumbling out of reach
Erian Rose Apr 2020
she wandered the fields
curiosity in her eyes
honeysuckles blooming
welcoming springs arise

her feet skid gentle ground
stumbling over crumpled petals
leaving all but a sound
clouds waving to her surprise

treetops hang under concrete walls
love developing in simple tone
she built her home of bricks and sandy shores
Apr 2020 · 458
racing cars
Erian Rose Apr 2020
his fingers fidgeted with the stars
comets flying like racing cars
when he glanced above, all he hoped
to sing a lullaby to the one
he loves the most
Apr 2020 · 492
Erian Rose Apr 2020
goodnight, to the pounding rain
and tear stained skin
everlasting dreams left paper-thin
Apr 2020 · 82
What We Have
Erian Rose Apr 2020
They look up to cotton candy skies,
The stars dancing to lightning bugs, grasping to hold on tight.
Apr 2020 · 443
Erian Rose Apr 2020
Her heart painted waves
Deeper than her rising flames
Apr 2020 · 113
A Million Lonely Stars
Erian Rose Apr 2020
I turn to the sky
With a face of longing
Somewhere to belong
Within these troubled nights

I try to connect the dots
But they fall apart in my arms
Leaving behind
A million lonely stars

I look up to the song
Dancing along a bittersweet breeze
And dream of the day
These walls will become a home

I close my eyes
Touching the stardust trails amongst bleeding scars
Somewhere out there I'll find
A million lonely stars
Apr 2020 · 185
Erian Rose Apr 2020
the long road may be far
out of reach
but I count my blessings
a guide home

the setting skies
fall below
but the courage he gives
helps me live

i'm thankful for life
the mystery as it is
chasing dreams
being teenagers in the dark

home may be out of reach
yet in my heart
the miles are no matter
from point a to point b
Mar 2020 · 99
Lost & Found
Erian Rose Mar 2020
A world awaits
Past the skies
Lost by twilight
Invisible to our eyes

Hoping for something more
Crossing the seas to find the light
That life burns out

Over cities and mountaintops
Higher then the stars
Erasing our scars
Leaving behind broken hearts

There’s so much more to explore
Somewhere unknown
Somewhere waiting
To be found
Mar 2020 · 76
Erian Rose Mar 2020
The stars mended overhead
Igniting the night
Sounds of the bustling highways
Blocking out the fear of falling

I stared up at the skyscrapers
No one would notice if I fell
Life would keep going on
It always does

A cold breeze brushed through
Taking a step at a time
Up the skyscraper
Until I see the skyline

Lights exploded
In the whites of my eyes
A city engulfed in darkness
Standing still

It only took a second
For my feet to fly off the concrete
Plunging towards the ground
No one noticed I jumped.

The world keeps moving on.
Mar 2020 · 69
Erian Rose Mar 2020
You never leave my mind
Even when you're away
My mind keeps racing at the thought of you
You're my everything

You never leave my mind
It's as you're sitting next to me
Listening to my heart thump away
As roses bloom across my face

You never leave my mind
Listening to these love songs while you're gone
Smile growing like the rising sun
Your hand intertwined in mine

You never leave my mind
I see us dancing in the night
Playing around in the fields of trees
It feels like you're here

I love you ❤️
Someday, we'll be forever
For my love ❤️
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