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Jul 2020 · 247
Washed Clean
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2020
Like a hot shower
All my sins are washed away
In the summer rain
Haiku #133
Feb 2020 · 368
She Is Not Your Moon
Lady Ravenhill Feb 2020
She watches the sleeping world, as the light of the night.
Luminous, she reigns. Goddess through the darkness to twilight
Creatures of the dark and the deep, drawn to her celestial light,
Attempt to pluck her from the heavens at the stroke of midnight.
The skies go dark, the seas buck and very earth quakes in fright.

Will there be no one to control the seas or seasons with fertile moonlight?
Who now will inspire our desires and charm our dreams with insights?
No, great beasts! She is not your moon. Not here for your delight.
Begone, to your deep pits and watery caves, repentant and contrite,
As we pray you to leave her beauty where it lay alight.

Let her glowing splendor live eternal, grand and bright,
Inspiring the works of art and prose her gaze may invite,
And whose beams true lovers’ passions may excite.
Though we must say sweet dreams to her with daylight,
As above so below, may her magic return to us every night.
@LadyRavenhill 2020
Oct 2019 · 260
Web Builders
Lady Ravenhill Oct 2019
Lured by her intrigues
They know they are almost caught
In her spider silk
©LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 119
Oct 2019 · 517
Lady Ravenhill Oct 2019
Search to fill the void
Mindless streams from tiny screens
So empty it hurts
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #115
Oct 2019 · 569
Sun and Moon
Lady Ravenhill Oct 2019
Mid day liaison
His fire rings around her
Eclipse by her soul
Haiku #114
Oct 2019 · 255
Fairy Fall
Lady Ravenhill Oct 2019
In the autumn leaves they play
The little fairies dance all day
Tinting the trees, the ferns and fonds
Painting the fall with their wings and wands
Before the ponds turn to icy glass
Please hold this fall moment slowly past
© LadyRavenhill 2019
Sep 2019 · 3.4k
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2019
She doesn't need her hair
To escape from his tower
She just needs to decide
To open the door and go
©LadyRavenhill 2019
Sep 2019 · 231
Dying Summer
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2019
The poppies in the field bleed
Sunflowers long went to seed
The peonies are past their prime
Wilting more and more all the time
The scythe mowed grass left brown and dry
Where the chickweed and dandelion lie
And the brush fire smoke at noon
Leaves the sun looking like a moon
When the apples bright and red before
Start to rot and shrivel to the core
I know that Autumn time is almost here
As summer slowly disappears
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Sep 2019 · 381
Weeping Willow
Lady Ravenhill Sep 2019
When the whispers of first love promise
The willow listens.
The taste of silence earth and the old swing creeks
On faded porches, sweet phrases fall like feathers
And the willow listens

The wind smells of honey and leaves
and crickets harmonize in these nights of moonsilver
The nats circling the porch lights
And Moth wings flutter to stay in the beams
And the willow listens

In link-in-log rooms, Nana sets down
Her tea cup and saucer
When she sees the man in the moon
Winks back at her in a blue cheese grin
The willow listens

We all choose sides, right or wrong
In our youth, in the summer heat
The willow was there, bent branches surrounding
And kissing the lawn gently
And listening

Like discarded pine cones rolling over rooftops
We set aside time as easily as pulling
The lace curtains at dawn
And the Robin sings 'see me in the willow'
Still the willow listens
With years in her eyes
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Aug 2019 · 1.1k
Summer Love
Lady Ravenhill Aug 2019
Rising Sun smiles
At the blooming sunflower
Lady and her love
Haiku 112
Jul 2019 · 933
No Reply
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2019
He promised they would never,
Ever have to say goodbye
She promised to write him forever,
Even if there was no reply.
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Jul 2019 · 388
Simple Gestures
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2019
A simple handshake
between two so far apart
Yet in this solitary clasp
New friendships do make
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Jul 2019 · 204
Shoestring Lover
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2019
How easily our hearts were tied
Like your double knotted Converse
United together we stride
And together we travel the universe

How easily they were unlaced
Suddenly separated by the cosmic divide
Love lost and timelines erased
Just two shoestrings adrift in space
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Jul 2019 · 216
Raspberry Lies
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2019
Deliciously sweet
You know they're lies, but they taste
Like raspberry jam
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 110
Jul 2019 · 268
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2019
Blanket of scarlet
Magic spreads form earth to sky
Dreams of poppy fieds
Haiku 107
Jul 2019 · 206
Anointed Ones
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2019
Holy Spirit called
Divine healing and snake oil
Overture of lies
Haiku #106
Jul 2019 · 270
Her Lord
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2019
Promises healing
Turns a blind eye to her faith
Lies everlasting
Haiku #105
Jul 2019 · 285
Mystic Rain
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2019
Dare to be drenched by her experience,
     as she whispers secrets luxurious  

Trust in her intuition,
     patiently waiting for the next transmission

You will find no need for the hierarchical
     nor the spiritual anarchical

Her kisses encourage you to question
     the way to ascension

Guided by a cosmic ethos,
     speaking with a prophet’s pathos

Leading you moving toward enlightened
     even when you are frightened

As she holds your hand, uncertain,
     so you can look behind the curtain

She will show you the Source
     and the joy of that mystic *******

Remembering she is but the conduit
     and never the monument

She is yet naïve
     as a child but she will make you believe

In her love as the attribution
     to your new state of cognition
@LadyRavenhill -  Feb 12, 2019
Jul 2019 · 250
Finally F'rfeit
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2019
The lady hath lost it, surrend'r'd it
a penalty f'r h'r mistakes
h'r failures and h'r faults

the lady hast given it up
at consid'rable sacrifice
h'r eag'r young passion
f'r a m're content'd life

the lady's hath lost 't, finally f'rfeit
despite h'r yearning desires f'r m're
f'r nay gain, nay profit of h'r owneth
just to the desire to endure
with the one the lady's with
without h'r risking of less
© LadyRavenhill 2018
Part of a collection titled: W'rds of a Nimble-Footed Mistress.
Jul 2019 · 711
Yon Graveyards
Lady Ravenhill Jul 2019
I am not afeard of the thing hath called death
       N'r yearn to testeth mine own m'rtality
I’ve nay feareth of the possibility
       N'r bethink of tom'rrow’s last breath
Graveyards holdeth nay myst'ry  
       Just a place of tranquil beauty and peace
I am not afeard of dying in the least
       And yon the part that scareth me
@LadyRavenhill 2018
Part of a collection of Shakespearean inspired language poetry,  I am working on posting here called:
W'rds of a Nimble-Footed Mistress
Jun 2019 · 364
Lady Ravenhill Jun 2019
Stars float overhead
Lady lighthouse to starboard
She safeguards our soul

Haiku #104
@ladyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 104
May 2019 · 315
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
In our backyard garden,
We're feeling so blessed,
drinking and smoking cigarettes,
Trying to chase happiness,
Under Kansas summer stars
The setting sun is gone, fire is on,
You said, nothing gold can stay,
All things do not last.
@LadyRavenhill 2019
May 2019 · 353
Kanza Nights
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
Distant thunder rolls
As the prairie crickets sing
Kanza babes to sleep
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #103
May 2019 · 385
Righteous Tears
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
I pulled the trigger on our love as it died
And you can fall softly in all tears I cried

Hear the galloping feet behind you
Feel the weight of pounding rain
Endure alone as I endured with you
Have you ever really known pain?

See the spoils of ungracious rage
As we call each other names
Righteous tears and holes in walls
Knowing you are the one to blame

You never saw your smoking gun
The battle is over and you have won
@LadyRavenhill 2019
May 2019 · 290
Heart of the Oak
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
Old oak heritage
Ancient tree lingers on
a living relic
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 80
May 2019 · 242
Mists of Dawn
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
On misty horizons
before the sun kisses the morn
fireflies linger
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #83
May 2019 · 249
Old Souls
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
I hope one day to be
An old woman
Next to her old man
Laughing at old jokes
From our wild life
@LadyRavenhill 2019
May 2019 · 666
Collect Calls
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
The money is good on the road
Collect calls from a new area codes
But you have to run as your plane arrives
Disconnected, living separate lives
Lost the connection to your heart
From hundreds of miles apart
Sleeping in hotel rooms full of regrets
Home alone but for my gin and cigarettes
@LadyRavenhill 2019
May 2019 · 502
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
Pain and fear linger
Keeping your eyes closed to truth
You are part of God
@LadyRavenhill 2017
Haiku #24
May 2019 · 271
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
He had never seen brave
Until he watched
Her laugh away
Every painful punch
The universe threw her way
@LadyRavenhill 2019
May 2019 · 539
Vampire Kisses
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
Giving her the choice
He drinks her like chocolate
A first and last kiss
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 101
May 2019 · 228
The Fall
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
The tears that fall
Are not your heart’s betrayal
But mark in remembrance
That falling at all is
Only temporary sufferance
And a hearts lesson eternal
@LadyRavenhill 2019
May 2019 · 190
Jungle Cat
Lady Ravenhill May 2019
My windowsill cat
Sits among the potted plants
Her pretend jungle
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #100
Apr 2019 · 442
Golden Rose
Lady Ravenhill Apr 2019
Eyes of rose gold
Chromatic stare of beauty
Dance the night away
@LadyRavehill 2019
Haiku #99
Apr 2019 · 406
Lady Ravenhill Apr 2019
Reflections of trees
Dapple afternoon puddles
Drowning and thirsty
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #98
Apr 2019 · 1.8k
Lady Ravenhill Apr 2019
Your fine bespoken suit, hand and glove
A perfect fit, we are in love.

My blue Hellenic dress, now threadbare
It fell apart, but we didn’t care.

It’s all unraveling, as we cling to a thread
Taken for granted and now it’s dead.
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Apr 2019 · 342
Nature of Love
Lady Ravenhill Apr 2019
In the wisp of an old tune
Lost in bird song,

With the delicate sway
In the willow sister's branches,

When first light is winking
Off the petals morning dew,

Through the lost wind's
Whispers and moans,

Alone amidst nature
Love's nature lives.
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Apr 2019 · 342
Mourning Fog
Lady Ravenhill Apr 2019
Blind to the future
Pushing through a linen fog
All shadows are lost
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #97
Apr 2019 · 219
Green House
Lady Ravenhill Apr 2019
Thin fingers tending
Creeping ivy overhead
Holding life inside
©LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 96
Apr 2019 · 249
Lady Ravenhill Apr 2019
Do not hesitate
No flower can delay the spring
Bloom in providence
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #95
Mar 2019 · 645
Lady Ravenhill Mar 2019
A cry of roses
Pierced by her own heart's thorns
Dressed all in red
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 94
Mar 2019 · 257
I Feared the LORD.
Lady Ravenhill Mar 2019
The LORD loved me, a sinner.
I am of a chosen people,
Holy and dearly loved,
Clothed in kindness, humility
Compassion and patience.
He mocks the proud mockers and
Favors the humble and the oppressed.
Humility is to fear the LORD.
I feared the LORD.
The LORD removes my sin.
It taught me to fear sin.
To fear vanity and ambition;
For they are sins,
To fear happiness;
Happiness is sin.
I feared the LORD,
Oppressed and humbly,
For want of his favor.
But if I am made from sin,
How could I believe I deserve
Love or happiness?
@LadyRavehill 2019
Mar 2019 · 369
Secret Garden
Lady Ravenhill Mar 2019
The white rabbit sleeps
Where daffodils are blooming
Gently overhead
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku #88
Mar 2019 · 517
Spring Snow
Lady Ravenhill Mar 2019
Bradfords are blooming
And the Ides of March are blowing
Petals like the snow
@LadyRavenhill 2019
Haiku 91
Mar 2019 · 370
Adorn Yourself in Vain.
Lady Ravenhill Mar 2019
What are you doing, you devastated one?
Why do you dress yourself in scarlet
And put on jewels of gold?
Why do you highlight your eyes with makeup?
You adorn yourself in vain.
Your lovers despise you;
They want to **** you.
Gems to be found in 2,000 year old Roman texts. Jeremiah 4:30
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