Brighter than the blinding flares of the sun, shimmering outward with power of thousands of stars
Filled with oceans crashing and wild, turning over ships, rushing under a powerful storm.
Filled with wonder and curiosity, yearning for the unknown, desperate for enlightenment
Eyes so wide, so deep, filled with delicate roses, the power of mighty warriors, elegant as the flowing dress of Venus, filled with souls of thousands, with passion, with yearning, with desire.
Filled with beauty
Filled with you.
Sit back and relax
Feel the waves wash over your back
In the melting sun
Looking at the clouds reflecting all the pinks and blues
Over the blooming hill, echoing white noise of chirps and crickets
Listen to the trickling of the slow water over the smooth rocks
Feel a warm wind brush your face
With your eyes closed
Enjoying the radiating warmth
And the soothing crackling of a log fire
Or sit and admire the shimmering spray
Of a waterfall smoothly crashing into the water of a sky kissed lake
Sunlight dancing through the vapor
Rainbows jumping through every droplet
Listen to the pitter patter of the rain, against a tin roof
Inside a warm cabin
Drifting to sleep
Soon to wake to the song birds chorus
And the blissful sun
Bask in it
Tell me the story of the fawn,
lying still on the roadside;
how the forest mourned for days,
twisting and churning its leaves
against the ashen sky.
Tell me the story of tragedy,
wind beneath the wings of Icarus
on his journey to the sun;
how he closed his eyes and smiled,
basking in freedom’s warmth
before plummeting back to earth.
Tell me the story of youth,
wild and tender, dancing barefoot
as though we were made of nothing
less than bruises and blackberry wine;
how I'd let love destroy me,
if it meant dying in your arms.
I boarded her heart.
Careful to follow the politics of comfort.
Too much weight on either side & We'll surely panic.
Spiraling out of control.
I packed light.
Finding everything I need on board.
I enjoyed my window seat.
Being her passenger.
The pleasantries of flying first class.
The view of a different country.
The tedious flutters of anticipation.
Constantly aroused by the exploration of beating hearts.
Continuing to see ourselves in reflection.
Flying destination after destination.
Going here, going there
If ever we should crash.
I'll live knowing this was the best flight I've known.
Light in heart.
Back to the start
feast or famine,
there's war in
burn what's left.
let the smell of
the lavender and
the honey and the
sweet salt of us.
start over again
on the charred
the burning bed
frame so we remember
to do better
Love with its picturesque mountain peaks
one finds oneself opening their hearts to the unending sky of dreams
Down to its deep fertile valleys
where we worked the soil with hardened hands
and perseverance of heart.
At the land's edges where waves of emotion lap against its jagged shores
we find tranquility in the sound of its crashing waves.
In the high deserts where life still abounds and its fragile existence yields to the windswept nature of chance.
In its open fields where our desires roam care free
to it’s densely wooded areas where we frolic in the beauty of its simplicity.
In its grandness we are but the migratory animals who seek it's bounty from season to season.
From it we are born and die but the land remains to remind us that love endures and it's beauty exists to teach us to adapt to all of its wondrous and various forms.
Copyright Karl v. 2015
WILD WAVES CRASHING
ABOUT THE OLD HEAD OF KINSALE
into your bed
like I'd do when I was 2
or four or more.
Rub your back for you
(you my 95 year old child )
until sleep gathers you in.
Just like you did for me
when I was your little boy.
I listen to you as slowly slowly
your dreams capture you.
I love your each and every breath.
And when you awake
two hours later
there I am
still rubbing your back.
You smile and tell me
your mother would do the same
when you were a tiny boy
waves crashing about the Old Head of Kinsale.
So here we all are
the backrubbers of the ages
all in the one place
sharing different times
easing all the pain
waves crashing about the Old Head of Kinsale.
My Da was born on the old Head of Kinsale back in 1922. He used to lie on his belly and look at the waves crashing against the rocks. His mother was terrified it would crumble away and he;d go the way of many a sheep. He even then could hear her voice calling his name with that curious mixture of love and terror in her calling. Then he would run down to old Mrs. Fitz and she would give him hot scones and wind up the big gramophone and play "Over the waves" for him which in time would acquire words and transform itself into The Loveliest Night of the Year. He would sit me on his lap and sing it to me when I was his own little boy or play it on his accordion. All these times of different peoples would meld and merge into this one moment and come together in the simple action of stroking a back to soothe the pain...we are all there in that one touch.
into invisible walls•
the bumps and contusions
on my head
i rub• seem
my trips and
in limbo, not
which way is
Standing on a secluded cliff,
Turning my eyes to the sea.
I try to net with the smallest sniff
What freedom and oblivion may be.
The waves crashing onto the rocky shore,
Each one inevitably fading away;
no longer being part of the bore,
but instead washing over the bay.
I wonder how it feels giving up to the stream;
My lungs filled with endless devotion.
For I realize the waves crashing to be redeemed
Don´t matter as long as they're part of the ocean.
All of the memories came crashing
in like a wave
I reached my arms out to
to catch them
and hold them close
but I ended up drowning...
you are words.
you are crashing syllables that drip off of wilting rose petals and each letter is a star. you make up constellations while foreign galaxies drip from your lips. nebulae dance across your angel-shedded skin and particles of the sun hide under the freckles resting on your shoulders.
you are life.
the wonders of the cosmos that swirl in the pit of your lean and golden tummy, finding solace in the way you breathe in and exhale the energy of the universe that you created in the beating passage of my worn-out soul.
you are the universe's child.
and the stars that accumulate under your skin will explode. i'll inhale the stardust and debris, letting the particles of life that you emit pollute my bloodstream.
constellations dedicated to a lover who lost his way.
Soft melodies of the deep sea echo
Moonlight dances on my pretty scales
And icy bubbles whirl under my vest
Through my slippery hair
And down into my lungs to clear the way for overflowing foam
Laughter splashes behind my lips as my anticipation rises
Waiting for a night of twisted fairy-tales and uncalled for surprises.
Shimmering bodies swarm in spirals
Grinding in unison with the waves crashing at the surface
We're anxious for overflowing foam and hidden treasures
Purple light pierces the dark like shards of crystals
Casting a ghostly shade on bulbous faces
Pressure rises as each wave surges
Whirlpools of hot breath suffocate our gills
But the sidelines are shallow
And stragglers float motionless
Hair like seaweed at the nape of his neck
Unbuttoned linen soaked and dripping
Her hollow eyes glow green
Like the jelly orbs of a fish under florescent lights
She’s pressed against a boy who has hooks for fins
Searching for the parts that are edible
Tender, Scale-less, Slippery
Nothing wrong with being the catch of the day
Bubbles rise and pop as the last melodies drown
Schools of us are begging for shiny hooks and bad decisions
A handsome boy has been smiling all the while
He’s caught in a fisherman’s net
Craving salty lips and the spell to make him a man
But fisherman don't care for little mermaids
With hearts like sea glass and no hidden treasures to steal
Sweaty fins splash and cheer
The fishbowl shatters
Sea glass spills out onto sand
We squirm and flop onto land
Gasping without air to breathe
As our mouths and ***** thoughts dry in the sun
Leaving behind fresh meat without mouths to feed.
Rainbow confetti was stuck in the grooves of my scales
Wet clothes left on the floor of a steamy bathroom
Gasping and moaning into tile
With the face of a handsome stranger
Because this meat shouldn't go to waste
And I'm drunken with desperation
For overflowing foam, jewels, and shiny hooks
But I'm just another fish in the sea
Tumbling in the waves with my rainbow confetti scales.
A school dance