Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Fragrant Light


with a flash of inspiration
i walk
like a lonely lion
in the woods of time
flirting with autumn
and
savouring
the
dream
in the wondrous landscape of hope
i think of you in silence
as i explore
the labyrinth
of desire
in the fragrant light of dawn



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Dreamer's Tales


the dreamer’s tales
of survival break the long silence on
the rocky road to Utopia
under the darkening sky

yet, despite the mud, sweat
and endless tears
(along the way)
you seize the day with ease

like the noble dreamer
of old, you search for
a better life
on the landscape of promise

you conquer loneliness
in the field of dreams
flirting with the colourful birds of desire
in the scented lane

a splash of inspiration runs through my veins
clearing my vision
as the journey continues in earnest
chasing the dream

behold the sound of joy near the Pearly Gate
a taste of love and compassion
as dream blossoms
in the migrant universe of everything



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, March 02, 2018

A Life Transformed


the word becomes flesh in the
nick of time
fuelling my longing in so many ways


i morph into existence under
the fragrant moon
building a new life out of adversity


i take the snowy mountain
by storm
painting the rainbow with gusto


i sail through the rivers of wonder
carrying the dreams
the profound thoughts of the future unveiled



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wings of Time


i fly
like an eagle
on the wings of time
searching
for meaning
moulding the future
with glee
under a different sky



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Edible Beauty


one day in Terra Australis
i find myself in the heart of the living light
enjoying the fruits of the moment
in the tabernacle
of endless possibilities

i rise like the gentle wind of desire
sharing the light; nourishing the lonely heart
in the greatest hour of need
i weave into form the delicate fragments of life
in all its manifestations

i bathe in the glow of your essence
like this edible beauty
under the rose petals
seeking solace in the long journey
to the heart of dreams



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tales of Summer Bliss


in a world of complexity and beauty
i view the fragrant moon
with lustful eyes
savouring the moment

i explore the inner secrets
of life concealed by reason
as the desert blooms
in the imagined colony of the heart

you whisper the eternal truth in my ear
revealing the secret spot of desire
you unlock the pearly gates of wonder
cheering up the soul in the age of anxiety

overwhelmed by the thrill of summer bliss
my fear subsides as the earth moves
i devour the divine metaphor
in the moment of rapture




© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Last Night


in the blissful night
of love and longing
under the fragrant moon
i pour myself
into you
with all my ripening heart
sharing the beauty divine
as the mystery unfolds
i discover the truth
the deeper meaning of life
in the spring of my passion



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo