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7.0k · Oct 2016
Only the moon
Mike Adam Oct 2016
Only the moon
Defines our day
With orbit

Only sunshine
Allows our life

Only our ***
Creates our people

Only your love
Made me whole

Now moon drifts away
3.87 centimetres
Each year

The night shall stretch
And die

You left
All at once

Only I cry
I cry
I cry
1.4k · Dec 2016
Galileo
Mike Adam Dec 2016
From your end of
Telescope

Thirty years scans
Infinity

From my end merest
Blink of eye.

When slightest wink
Of billion mile
Star

Outlasts every planet
In the sky
1.3k · Jun 2016
Sher khan wood
Mike Adam Jun 2016
Lincoln green robin
hoodwinking the
greedy rich

Feeding the poor
robin red breast
flaunting credentials
robbing the lady
marion
the little birds of their
flimsy
filmy honor

Little boy little
man-child john
little mowgli
conquering the jungle
conquering the tiger
riding imperious
the stark grey brown elephant

And backscratching bear
sleeping in the greensward
dancing with milady
tucking into supper of
fast arrowed stag

Hung out and dried
between devil trees
and huts afire

Across the brittle
yellow beach into
the deep blue sea
1.3k · Aug 2016
Gone girl
Mike Adam Aug 2016
Loving the abstract you

Now that you in flesh are
No longer here

(Many years,
So long)

Your hair unplugs the bathroom

Harsh words
Entail no tears

Your beauty lingers
Burned under my eyelids
And your perspicacity
Shields my fear
1.1k · Oct 2017
Reddish brown
Mike Adam Oct 2017
In a scented garden
Bees bow into
Flower-heads.

Pigment on canvas
Leaves drying points
To scratch the
Finger-tips.

A woman places herself
In this scene.

Far-off,
Precipitous buildings cling,
Spider on a wall

And long tree line between.

Ochre
Reddish brown mingle
Subtle essence of
Feminine.

Birds bow,
Bees bow
And man too bows-

Adoration of
Mysterious earth
And miraculous

Causeless

Creation
1.1k · Sep 2016
Young poets
Mike Adam Sep 2016
You carry words
In your belly-
Pregnant meaning

I read in awe
Raw emotion
Direct communication..

Avoid spilling
Into oblivion

Your beauty
Lights the world
Courage inspiration
1.0k · Nov 2016
This i
Mike Adam Nov 2016
I swirl galaxies
In a fit of pique

Soothe exo planets
Locked in orbit

Blow gentle air
From hot face
To freezing rear

This I
Centre of centreless
Space

Dimple in the chin
Of directionless
Being

Entire universe
Mere metaphor

Of how This I
May feel
Right now.

This vaunted ambition
These vaulted palaces

Celebrants all of

This I that
This I calls

God as a two year old
Stamping mighty feet

This nothing at all
This whatever
This I
That is what it is

And loves only
This I
956 · Mar 2019
I love you but
Mike Adam Mar 2019
My ears are tired
844 · Sep 2016
Benign neglect
Mike Adam Sep 2016
Left alone
Nature proceeds
To order chaos.

Land unploughed
Turns grass, scrub
Forest, each

In turn colonise,
Each more beautiful
Than before

Stars cluster and
Nebulise to galaxy

And my sad
Chaotic life

Shall emanate
(O my soul, in hope)

Splendour
833 · Sep 2017
Snake*
Mike Adam Sep 2017
1
Mike
Adam
Awoke to find
He had transformed
Into a dragon.**

His snoring had set
The bed alight.

He rose quickly.

Melting a toothbrush,
His wings flapped,

Mirrored.

Held down his whole life,
Finally-

He decided to fly
*Do not the snake, for who is to say he will not become a dragon? The Water Margin

**Kafka, Metamorphosis
813 · Apr 2016
feather flight
Mike Adam Apr 2016
Where this arrow
all untamed
should land

Bury me there
in the greenwood

Or burn me on
the mighty river

Or give me to birds
or sea creatures
too fabulous to mention

Where this arrow falls
leave me there untended
time and flying arrow
spent
795 · Dec 2016
Only the moon
Mike Adam Dec 2016
Only the moon
Defines our day
With orbit

Only sunshine
Allows our life

Only our ***
Creates our people

Only your love
Made me whole

New moon drifts away
3.87 cenimetres
Each year

The night shall stretch
And die

You left
All at once

Only I cry
I cry
I cry
Reposted because deleted by accident
786 · Nov 2016
Genesis
Mike Adam Nov 2016
In the beginning
Was the poem

What god made
Better than this sad
Universe only
I and you can make
With words

Sullied by overuse-

I love this world this poem

This notion that only
I and you may
Understand

This darkest night
786 · Oct 4
Readers
Mike Adam Oct 4
You complete,
Deliver these
Pregnant words-

Make many poems
From one.

Diversity,
Jungle
Desert
Ocean
Atmosphere

All spilling from
Simple syllables.

Thank you
782 · Aug 2016
Skimming
Mike Adam Aug 2016
Show me still water
And a flat stone
Worn and beached
From beyond oral history.

Show me and wonder
At one two three
Four five six seven
Bouncing flights.

I want to dive deep,
Retrieve
That champion flatstone

Carry it home in sandy pocket

Keep it with found marbles

For life
760 · Dec 2016
Seen
Mike Adam Dec 2016
Did you see
My portrait?

Tiny figure in a corner of
Mountains and lakes

This is who I am

Small

Not

Insignificant
743 · Jul 2016
Of love and solitude III
Mike Adam Jul 2016
Skipping lightly on surface tension
hopping lotus pad to pad
barely left a ripple leaving
the domestic shenanigans.

Now rogue ronin rock,
no master no disciple
I wander without orbit
gliding between

Thirty suns warming
cockles of a deadened heart
dreaming a home
681 · Apr 2016
Mould me
Mike Adam Apr 2016
unpromising,
this ****** clay
scooped from the thames.

old, used scoured
****** of old father
thames, river of home,
of shame and escape.

mould me, make this
wet lump pliant,
knead it into man-shape
paint it green, blue or
gold, red white and blue,

not with harsh horse-
hair brush, but soft
with tender finger-tips.

fashion mouth ears eyes
and that piece some
women prize.

breathe life into this
teeming, fleshing thing

mouth to mouth, eve,
make me man with
kind words and passion.

take a rib and press it
to your *****
672 · Dec 2016
Unhomeless
Mike Adam Dec 2016
Jade tree cuttings
In window sill tray

Pictures on walls

Panama hat
Hooked

Not a stick of
Furniture
To soften the bones

Home sweet home

Crescent moon
Through
Undraped window
668 · Jul 2016
Dawn overture
Mike Adam Jul 2016
Gentle rustle and
creak of bamboo

Far off soothing flute
and soft drum, gentle
mist caressing marsh

Barefoot monks pad
roads accepting simple
alms of curry, rice;
Blessings and incense
float on smooth air.

Sudden cacophony of
mynah explode the grove, a
steady chant bubbles under
the noise, some new symphony
of hunger below bloodshot sky.

Dogs militate exercise,
giving voice, cat slips in
knowing, paws daddy whiskers.

Hawking cough of the headman
announcing his non-demise-
neighbourly sighs.

Crab unburrows and scurries
aside from sand to lapping tide
to feast on volitional jelly who
come inshore to breed and die,
so many alien pearls strung
glistening along the strand.
658 · Apr 2016
Lady of the lake
Mike Adam Apr 2016
Not drowning
in michigan waters

But waving,
and in fair hand
emerging

That flaming sword
destroyer of delusion.

Polar wind ruffling
your surface,
goose bumping emotion-
then, fading as
passing illusion.

Reflected cloud,
the clear blue sky uniform,
deep cool waters of
mind gently
overflowing
656 · Oct 2016
Sustenance
Mike Adam Oct 2016
What makes you,
Each morning,
Reach for the words

Flown through ether
Across the ocean?

She feeds my soul
645 · Apr 2017
Only this, only you
Mike Adam Apr 2017
The only
Not wanted
Was
Breath

All of you

My darlings

I loved
640 · Dec 2016
And so
Mike Adam Dec 2016
And so
Fog

Descends.

Fields from train
Disappeared

And luxurious
Time

Lost,
Sacrificed
617 · Apr 2016
Neophyte
Mike Adam Apr 2016
baby eyes
all the time

every landscape
any face

mirror skies
baby eyes

everything
is new
606 · Jun 2016
A life
Mike Adam Jun 2016
Of elegant languor
with a tint of sepia
melancholy

The romance of
vague longing
and nostalgic bloom
a fading chrysanthemum
perhaps

Taking the promenade
panama hat and shades
suit sewn by hand and
long corporate umbrella

Macintosh and overcoat
by turns repel the
damp and cold

Cognac by the fire
and wistful glances with
widows in the hotel bar

Strolling on with
meaningless purpose
toward Edwardian
disaster
606 · May 2017
Dog
Mike Adam May 2017
Dog
You are not a

What is it?

You are you-

Biddy you slept
In the crook
Of my legs.

She was gone.

Who are you
601 · Apr 2016
Chrysanthemum
Mike Adam Apr 2016
I shall have to let you go

Your petals faded pink,
barely staining parchment
your saturate colour unsummered

Those annual visits of
birds, bees, the painted
butterflies, giddy for
our sticky stamens,
spread our playfulness
across the fields

Autumnal colours
your pink, my grey,
wilted, limp, harbinger
of winter and away

Remember flower your
spring stalk, surging power
lifted to air.

You shall have to let me go
my painting, partner
unscrolled, a single
flash, illuminating
lightning

Done and gone
598 · Oct 2016
Flower bed
Mike Adam Oct 2016
Above which flower
Do you sleep
With vibrant color
Flavoring your dreams

Beneath what fibrous
Root do you rot
Dank earth mouthing
Funereal dirge

Within which flower
Do you reside
Aroma calls me
To your side?

Sturdy yellow petal
Or blushing wilted pink

Beside you would
I stay with buttercupp'd kiss
584 · Mar 2018
Sleepy eyes, Bear
Mike Adam Mar 2018
Sleepy eyes, Bear
Sleepy eyes,

Sniff the nest,
Winter warm and
Furred

Den and stretch,
Sniff slowly
Spring growth...

Sleepy Bear open
One sticky eye-
Sleepy eye
Unden...

Hungry one shake,

Scratch and rise,
Open sleepy eyes...

Emerge to

Feed
582 · Nov 2016
Lids and leaves
Mike Adam Nov 2016
When vague
Unsatiated
Lusts
Float across
Flush pink eyelids
Closed
Against harsh
November sun

I open to note
A burnt orange leaf
Leaving its branch

In flight unknowing
Where
When
To land
580 · Jun 2018
Clinging
Mike Adam Jun 2018
Vines embrace
Trees
Stakes
Anything

Diverge
Intersect

Choices
Of lives
Joined

Teased apart

Love
Or
Dismissal
577 · Jul 6
Cuddle
572 · Sep 2017
Central
Mike Adam Sep 2017
In the centre
This i
Of this infinity
Which knows
No centre.

Rust and dust flow rivered
In time honoured ways

As if movement meant
That centres shift

And that this i,
Laughingly called,
Pretends
An only bell,
Audible to all

Unreal
569 · May 2016
Treasure Island
Mike Adam May 2016
Found the land
map peters out

No hole
no treasure
cigar burn on casket.

Hand Robert Graves
fondling
jar full of marbles

Hand writing

House making
never mind.

Trench breaking

Old Homer loves you

Truth teller

Blind and sunned

You knew
you knew

Marble margle
pirate treasure
small boy treasure
skull and crossbones

Mappa mundi
treasure treasure
take me captain
morgan
take me home
566 · Nov 2016
Mike Adam
Mike Adam Nov 2016
Important architecture
Of the soul

Forgot it

Only now

These words
Come from
No knowhere

Before unformed

After
Free

(To you
To you only)

This a silly
Unaware
Conduit

What i am
562 · Jun 2016
Backlight
Mike Adam Jun 2016
Candelabra of chestnut

Aroma catches back
the throat

Conker on a string

Battles and innocence
557 · Aug 2018
Lesson
Mike Adam Aug 2018
The time I whispered
"Mascara on your cheek"

I knew I loved you.

You fished mirror, tissue
And fixed

And thanked with such
Sweet smile and

I knew you loved

Reflection in glass
556 · Jan 2018
Note to self
Mike Adam Jan 2018
On those days

(Rare of late)

When a surge of joy

Flows through the veins,

Enjoy the gratitude
Due to life
555 · Jun 2016
Snail spittle
Mike Adam Jun 2016
Mystically shelled
snails in slime
embrace

And in vast space
galaxies spin
and dance the
fractal same

(On flat dead
man stone
lovers tongue
entwined play
the same nocturnal game)
Mike Adam Apr 2016
To St. Pauls
deranged wrong-
sided traffic

Tiny frail hand
slipped into mine
doe-eyed fear
and trust

Lightning charge
of chaste ******
responsibility

Whispers round the dome
like sacramental marriage
549 · Dec 2016
Wordless
Mike Adam Dec 2016
Away in the world,
So hard those years.

Back through gateless
Gate

Where waters meet

And fifty monks
All fallen in
The river

Laugh.

And some fool said
10,000 words a day

And this one
Reply
Is all-

What?

And take the
Plunging love
Of language

And turn it
Into job.

Nothing to say

Say it

Ok
Go dig coal

I await the
Diamond
547 · Feb 2018
Once in a while
Mike Adam Feb 2018
How close you approach,
Moon-

How blue
How blood red.

Within the love
Of living heart
(Pump pump pump)

How close-

How far far


Away
544 · Jul 2017
Up
Mike Adam Jul 2017
Up
Up all night reading
Cold mountain poems

Lit by full moon
In clear sky
541 · Dec 2018
Scribbles
Mike Adam Dec 2018
Do not fret
Over
Scribbles on paper

It is only
Madness leaving
The mind

Through the pen.
537 · Oct 2016
Prayer for earth
Mike Adam Oct 2016
This land
Is not your land

This land
Is not my land

It is land

This woman
Is not your woman

This woman
Is not my woman

She is woman

Folly
To fight over what
Cannot be possessed

From nowhere
Walk on
Walk on

Earth supports
Your feet-
Grateful

Woman looks-
Grateful

Walk on
Walk on

To nowhere

Walk on
Walk on

Alone

Amen
537 · Apr 2016
Squirrel
Mike Adam Apr 2016
Victoria park was countryside
city boy

Conkers fall
wild squirrel
true totem

Wild and free
park leaping
iron railings

Sleeping dark winter away
nut stored
wild and seeming free
532 · Nov 2016
Saturnine
Mike Adam Nov 2016
It rains diamonds
On saturn

Perhaps these scales

Irridescent in
Hard light

Emanate from there.

Momma bear twirls
In white ecstatic dance
On polarised ice

Cub rotates in
Pirouette
Waiting to eat

This fish flops
At your feet

Gasping for air

Emboldened
Sacrificial protein

(Left igloo
Unaware

The raging gale
Blew away my hair)

Piscine bone
Zen marrow
Offered

My all my all
526 · Sep 2016
Song
Mike Adam Sep 2016
Words and notes
Have no owners

They waft through
Souls picking up
Flavors

Surf on minds
Developing
Patina

Slither along cultures
Taking on
Color

Glide with history
Collecting
Tone
523 · May 2016
Fog
Mike Adam May 2016
Fog
Cobbles wet
air thick
unviewable.

Feeling the weeping
victorian brick of
railway arch

Warm fug of
pigeon feathers
ammonia droppings
and the playground
of houses ruined
by bombs in the
reign of hate.

Elsewhere london
swings-

A small boy lost in pea soup

(in the grate
banks of coal
glow and flicker
pictures, movies
of the soul)
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