Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Light of Learning

inspired by the luminous landscape
of promise at the end of the rainbow
the heart blossoms
in the marble halls of learning
(a home of infinite wisdom
among the gum trees)
sharing the joy
listening to the poetry of atoms and molecules
devouring the magic
flavours of reason
as the colourful beam of light
lurks in the spaces between words
i mine the rich seam
of truth and desire
in the first light of dawn
revealing the gift divine:
the flood of joy and happiness
in the strange thicket of the soul.

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

One Day in the Struggle Street

one day in the Struggle Street
you tremble with fear
as hunger strikes
with a vengeance
wounding your pride
as you battle the elements
at the foot
of the rainbow

you walk
like the lost soul
in the labyrinth of destiny
like an orphan deprived
of the milk
of human kindness in the greatest hour of need
fighting for life

yet, in a massive reversal of fortunes,
you redeem yourself in the nick of time
rebooting the dream as the
wandering moon comes to the rescue

you awaken
the flame of passion with absolute tenderness
on the mound of Venus
feeling the life force within

we feed the neurons
you and i
glowing with the first flush
of love molecules

we help each other
along the way; keeping the faith
finding the missing piece
as the darkness falls

you capture the
spirit of the moment
like a young lion in the throes of victory
like this refugee from way back
doing the daily battle for survival
under the weeping suns

you find
and purpose
in the magic blossom of reason
the fecund thought that
opens the way that
leads to the living
treasure of desire in the hall of plenty.

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Divine Light

your divine light speaks to me
in my orbit
like an hungry moon
on a mission
raining love
(a clear hint of promise)
the life-giving
fragrance of reason

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

New Life

i journey through
the beam of light
like a soul in need
of transcendence
basking in the divine glow

i explore the green grass
of destiny at the centre of hope;
dancing to the sound
of a different drum;
making sense of life even in the darkest of days

oh how sweet
and wonderful it is to
fashion a new life
the fragments of dreams

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Dark Matter of Desire

you are the dark matter of desire
the source
of light and radiant energy
the pulse of the universe
holding up the sky

i break
the cosmic code of silence
capturing the poetic geometry
of the moment deep inside
the dark matter of the formless

i search for the elusive
elements of hope in the centre
of the circle where love blossoms in earnest
and where the god particles and the rainbow warrior cohere
designing the building blocks of the baby universe

you are the metaphor and reality of my being
the art and science in the sea of life in which i swim
the magic glue that binds the cosmic realm
the divine construct ingrained
in the human mind

you are the beauty spot
on the powdered cheeks of the universe
the precious pearl of choice
glistening like the smiling star
of destiny in my orbit

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ode to the Golden Heart

i worship at
the altar of solitude sublime
as the moon dancer
weaves her magic
in the inner sanctum
of the divine experience
my consciousness forever

is your essence
the eye
of the precious heart
that adores me

i strike adversity
in the face
as we morph into oneness
(and become part of each other
in the endless universe of desire)
kissing like an angel
sharing the divine moment with sparks
feeling the rhythm
of your heartbeat in the garden
of a thousand lights
blending dream and reality

you breathe new life into
the plebeian soul
in the face of great obstacles

you dance
like the hungry butterfly
in the moist hour
darkness into light

you are the golden heart of hearts
the burning flame of choice
the light waves of reason on my pillow
the wellspring of desire
in which i float
savouring the good life
with boundless energy

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Perfect Smile

poetry vibrates
in my veins
like little cells of colour
as i walk into the deep
inner silence of her being
learning to love
in the raging fire of adversity

i catch
the divine twinkle
in her
eyes of blue
as i inhale her fragrance of wonder
at the
pinnacle of pleasure

i dream
of pathways of light in the lands unknown
of fun and beauty under the rose petals
of perfect harmony with the beloved
in the great curves of time
as her infectious smile
nourishes my soul
behind the spell
in a moment of profound clarity

i dance
like the gentle wind
in the deep north of my desire
painting joy
and happiness
on the dream canvass
of destiny
finding my place in the sublime
of life
and poetry

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo