Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Long Way from Home

a new lease
on life
in Terra Australis
and the birds
are feeling groovy
showing the creative
sparks of life
yet, like the wandering muse
of the realm
searching for inspiration
in silence
you spend your days
battling the gloom of night
as the new dawn
weaves its magic with gusto
pining for home
the lost boy
in distant
places of the heart
searching for the sky blue

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Rising from the Shadows

escape from the maze of doom
i find solace
in the luminous orbit of desire

like the songbird of the realm
i spin my way
around the spinifex of time

weeping in the valley of tears
i weave a metaphor
rising from the shadows of the night

i extract nectar from the veins
of the gods
fulfilling my cherished dreams

longing for the new dawn
i taste
the Desert Springs in full bloom

a glimpse of the future under the rose petals
the naked moon jumps
for joy as love streams from my veins

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Feeling the Love

i fly to the edge
of the fecund universe
of desire
healthy and free
like this beam of light
like the lonely soul on a mission
to discover the sweet waters
of imagination
in the back of beyond
clouded in mystery
i encounter
the powerful forces of reason
the forces that transform my soul
showering me
with love
and tenderness
in the moist hour
guiding me
in the right direction
as i morph into freshness
dazzling with ambition
like a lion
in the courting season
i seize the moment with gusto
weaving dreams
with a splash of colour
and feeling the love and
in the naked night of nights
paving the way for the birth of a new dawn

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Sound of Summer

festive day in the city
the gusts
of summer wind

i sing like the rainbow warrior
on heat
glowing with intense inner life

waiting for the yellow moon
i sip
a cup of you in silence

how beautiful is the sunflower in the
garden of life
the scent of summer solstice

a fun night of nights sublime
yet, you sit like
a lonely heart reading haiku

in the dreamscape of destiny
i eat the
luscious moon before the first light of dawn

plunging into sweetness
i listen to
the sound of summer rain

behold a thousand colours of wonder
in my orbit
i burst into the vibrant life in the nick of time

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Young Lion of Promise

you are the young lion
of great promise
building the future
with the
magic fragrance
of love
you are the new light that flashes
in the
cosmic jungle
near the orbit of survival
where you rescue the wandering moon
the darkening sky
you find your way
into the imagined universe
of desire
in the
complex world of sweet delight
singing like a poet possessed
daring to dream
as the moon dances in your eyes
this glorious
you carry
the principles of the talking drum
to the far reaches of the realm
sharing hopes and dreams
with great
you nourish
the hungry soul
with the
tingling first kiss of dawn
devouring the dream
as the earth moves

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Feast of the Light

behold the star of destiny
in my visual field
as i weave my way
around the complex universe
of desire
touching the light
like the rings of Saturn at play
i listen
to the sublime voice
of summer
in the moment of solitude
sustained by the
power of your sweetness
i change
the wicked paradigm
in the nick of time
(moving from chaos to order and some
elements of certainty)
with so
much hope
and confidence
in the new realm of wonder
i glow
like the rising sun
in the mysterious river of love
seizing the moment
i find my way
through the fertile crescent of the mind
feeding the body and soul
in the sumptuous feast
of the light rooted in memory

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, December 09, 2016

The Café of Shadows

i find myself
in the café of shadows
doing the daily battle
for survival
under the stormy sky
yet, you come
to me
in silence
whispering heaven
like the golden summer
in Findon
since the dawn
of the new age of metaphors
painting my sky blue

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo