How sweet the dream that never ends?
Where love ascends and kisses dealt
are truly felt in dark of night.
How sweet the dream that never ends?
She spent half of her life wearing the same pair of shoes. When she first saw them, they were dazzling… full of promise (and promises!) Tightly laced and polished, glistening […]
As you know, from time to time I’ll feature a new poet on The Winter Bites My Bones. I am pleased to spotlight an emerging poet and talent, Steven Cehula. […]
The sunrise is eternal. Our measured days are not. Yet still, somehow, in this moment now I am lifted beyond mortality; baptized by this burnished dawn and set afire with daring […]
We had often walked upon warmer, infinite sands
Pressing our bare heels into the foaming wetness.
But one set of footprints are swept away too quickly
Swallowed by the receding tides of love.
When the sun sets, when its dying rays filters through my bedroom window I get the full brunt of this powerful star. It is beautiful and blinding. I feel its […]
All the dreams I dreamtWill vanish like the morning fogWhen at last I awaken,And something tells me that day is come. Still that final goodbye echoes fresh—Oh, how we, both […]
Her face is frost etched glass floating in the blue-black winds of the night; she illuminates footsteps hushed on decayed and dampened leaves; grieves for freshly planted souls who have […]
It all beganwith the glowing green meadows;cool, dew-moistened blades of grasssoftly pressed into the shape of a young boy’s naked feet running frivolous and joyousin the backyards of my innocence. […]
Each night within my folded dreams You come to me, or so it seemsMy heart beats then a thousand timesIn aching rhythm, in broken rhyme But when the morning sun […]
Photo Credit: Jeff Jones, Photographer (image of his daughter, Valerie) Skin softly bleached like the Southern twilight freckle-kissed face ‘neath the Ozark ‘s skylight fire-red locks and curls tossed by […]
(*)Guayusa an organic herb sustainably grown in the Amazon Rainforest by Ecuadorian families only available at GUNPOWDER (http://drinkgunpowder.com) She’s not the kind of girl men see across a smoky bar and […]
We are imperceptibly bound by the common chords of our humanity; colored threads weaving a rich tapestry of shared experience. Our similitude outshines our differences, ineradicable and glistening; certain […]
Poet Lavelle Maddox Inglewood, CA As part of my commitment to bring new talent to my audience, it is with great pleasure that I feature an emerging poet, Lavelle M. […]
Your love, your hate –it’s all the same thingit gathers me in the same webentangling me with empty promises.and like a lot of dreamsit made a monster at the end […]
I had lived one life with my face turned from the sun, breathing icy winds and my father’s sin. He is gone now but his fingerprints remain a stain upon […]
The insidiousness of life is that it constantly presses upon you; it is unrelenting in its demands that you nurture and refine it. It evolves, with or without your consent, […]
In the youngest years, there is fear and pain. In the middle years, there is ecstasy, laughter, hope, promise. happiness, delight, pleasure, bliss, confidence, optimism, courage, faith, joy, desire, hopefulness, […]
I am the ripe green apple, plucked from Eden’s gardenContemptuously bitten, no hope for God’s pardon.I am Achilles heel that hobbles my stride;Odysseus’ curse, my insufferable pride..That lock of hair […]
Pressed beneath the broken rhythms of solitude Stumbling drunk within intoxicated wavy parallels Of self-derision and unbridled rage against lost time A shattered vessel of my mother’s dreams Absent when […]
This is how I start my days. At four a.m., I awaken with a start. It isn’t that I wasn’t sleeping well, but this is my witching hour. I reach […]
You have always stood beneath a dazzling array of bright colors Brilliant, and brave, and blinding Your light provided bright reflections and lit the stage upon which you danced careless, […]
Into the rain and clapping thunder Sends God His vengeful deadly host To see His children torn asunder For Father, Son, and Holy Ghost Throughout the night, and sure the […]
With desire spent, we leave the night Our bodies bathed in morning’s light Our limbs entwined like climbing vines Our kisses sweet like summer wine Our spirits soar, our hearts […]
I’ve threaded the needle once or twiceAnd paid the price for my sacrificeBut now old age has tempered meI’m not the man I used to be When I was younger, […]
Laugh at my misfortune, rejoice in my defeat: Plunder that which I hold dear, for I am incomplete! My foolishness brings you delight, my tears a source of glee; Be […]
Photograph by Paul Dorpat The ground beneath my feet rumbles. Softly at first, and then with each step increasing in its timbre. The air is damp and mossy with a gray […]
In my mind’s recess, a soft caress of memories and days gone by A kaleidoscope of love and hope And answers to the “Why?” I fall within and live again […]
Einstein gave us relativity, but failed to factor creativity! His theorem’s certain, yet we are not and mankind, therefore, slips the knot. While science deigns to draw the curtain, the […]
Stars descend on blackened veils Guiding my steps to the ocean’s swell Waves swallowed whole by gold sands porous A symphony’s repeating chorus As the moon reflects its softened light […]