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Phil 2d
Sun bleached
Shadow soaked
Strobing days
Thirst choked
Thrumming sands
Screaming hush
Words lost
In the hues of dusk
Phil Apr 22
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Like slabs of rock
fractured and flawed
over time and pressure
broken and thawed

Transformed by weight
below flowing sands
one day we realise
our flaws are diamonds
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Phil Apr 20
She gently fades from the lilac dawn sky
Life buzzing below has passed her on by
At the precipice of forever losing the light
Once noticed by all she lit up the night
Her heart breaks from the weight of the years
A rainbow shines sparkling from her fallen tears
  Apr 19 Phil
William Butler Yeats
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Phil Apr 14
Beneath a monstrous maelstrom
enshrouded with creeping dread
lightning lashes looming cliffs
where heroes fear to tread

Climb jagged razor pinnacles
past petrified forms unseen
emerge to slithering swamplands
where eyes of hidden things gleam

Across a tortured rockscape
to a yawning crumbling chasm
under a shaft of silver moonlight
stands a tree of pure phantasm

Recalcitrant to natural order
Illusive to the careless eye
Its fruits veined with venom
flesh consumed to death defy

At the gnarled writhing roots
past selves wander infernally
unrecognised they ensnare your fate -
Imprisoned in bark for eternity
Phil Mar 25
They sang beneath the gardens
basked in Babylon’s balming glow
Laughed in the light of Carthage
before the salt was sowed
Take some small comfort
from antiquity’s thread spun
For just before the sunset
they danced in Byzantium
Phil Mar 17
ᗪᗩᖇK ᕼᑌᑎTEᖇ, I ᖴEEᒪ YOᑌᖇ ᗷᖇEᗩTᕼ
Oᑎ TᕼE ᕼᗩIᖇᔕ Oᑎ TᕼE ᗷᗩᑕK Oᖴ ᗰY ᕼEᗩᗪ
YOᑌ ᑕᗩᑌGᕼT ᗰY ᔕᑕEᑎT Iᑎ TᕼE ᗯIᑎᗪ
‘ᑕᖇOᔕᔕ TᕼE ᗰOOᖇᔕ I ᖴᖇᗩᑎTIᑕᗩᒪᒪY ᖴᒪEᗪ

YOᑌ ᔕTᗩᒪK ᗰY EᗰᑭTY ᗯᗩKIᑎG ᗪᖇEᗩᗰᔕ
ᗪᖇIᐯE ᗰE TOᗯᗩᖇᗪᔕ YOᑌᖇ ᒪᗩIᖇ
TᕼEᖇE YOᑌ ᒪᑌᖇK, ᗩ ᔕᕼᗩᑭEᒪEᔕᔕ ᖴOᖇᗰ
I ᗰOᑌTᕼ ᗩ ᔕIᒪEᑎT ᑭᖇᗩYEᖇ

TOO ᒪᗩTE I ᔕEᑎᔕE YOᑌ TEᑎᔕIᑎG
ᑭOIᔕEᗪ TO TᗯIᔕT ᗩᑎᗪ ᔕTᖇIKE
TᕼE ᔕᑌᑎ ᗷᒪOTTEᗪ ᗷY YOᑌᖇ ᑕᒪOᗩK
ᗩᔕ YOᑌᖇ ᔕIᒪᕼOᑌETTE ᕼᑌᖇᒪᔕ ITᔕ ᔕᑭIKE

ᗩ ᒪOOK Iᑎ TᕼE EYEᔕ Oᖴ OTᕼEᖇᔕ
ᒪIKE ᗩᑎ IᑎᗪEᒪIᗷᒪE ᑭᗩᔕᔕᑭOᖇT ᔕTᗩᗰᑭ
TEᒪᒪᔕ ᗰE TᕼEY’ᐯE ᗷEEᑎ ᕼEᖇE ᗩᒪᔕO
Iᑎ TᕼE ᑕOᒪᗪ ᗩᑎᗪ TᕼE ᔕTEᑎᑕᕼ ᗩᑎᗪ TᕼE ᗪᗩᗰᑭ

I ᗩᗯᗩKE ᗩᒪOᑎE Iᑎ TᕼE ᖴOᖇEᔕT
ᑕOᑎᐯIᑎᑕEᗪ TᕼᗩT I ᔕᑌᖇEᒪY ᖴEᒪᒪ
EᔕᑕᗩᑭE ᗩ GᑌT-ᗯᖇEᑎᑕᕼIᑎG IᒪᒪᑌᔕIOᑎ
Iᑎ TᕼIᔕ ᑭᒪᗩᑕE TᕼᗩT TᕼEY ᑕᗩᒪᒪ ᕼEᒪᒪ
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