Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Scented Night

in the silence
of the scented night
of fun
i eat the moon
savouring her goodness
before dawn
i pacify
the restless neutrinos
(the tiny sub-atomic particles)
in my orbit
as i feast
on the inner secrets
of the
armed with a dream
i weave
the narrative
of reason and happiness
in the
fecund garden of life
sweetest moment

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 13, 2016

On the Edge

on the edge
of the darkening cloud
i find myself
for you over the crescent moon
i weave a new dream
and poetry
singing your name
i turn sorrow into joy
the moment with gusto
like this smitten dude who loves to play
like Democritus
in the citadel
of learning
chasing wisdom
and sunshine
in the
scented galaxy
of the beloved

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Nights of Wonder

like a dreamer
in the
orbit of promise
i plunged
into the
mysteries of time
before the
first light of dawn
longing for you
seeking to
the elusive
essence of life
in diaspora
how wonderful is the
email from the
heart of the
in the silent night of wonder?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Chant of the Lonely Heart

drawn to the colourful image
of the dreamtime
my heart leaps for joy
as the spring dances
in the wind before dawn

i find myself
in Findon like a speck of light
in the shadows
giving solace to the soul
under the rose petals
drinking a nice
cup of you
in full view of Venus
fleeting moment

i bond with
your essence
in the precious
moment of solitude
revealing the great mystery
of life
as your loving heat
warms my lonely heart
the dreaming sky

i sing your name
with flaming lips of desire
the waxing moon
opening a new frontier of reason
opening a new window
of opportunity
garnished with your
magic fragrance

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Songs of the Lost Boy

the lost boy
in his element
weaving dreams
over the
harvest moon
the divine fruit
of knowledge
on the fatal shore
one piece
at a time

you are the
child of great promise
a survivalist
with ambition sublime
holding up the sky

you slap adversity
on the face (praying for mercy)
marching like
the leading force
of light in the dark places of the mind

you roar
like the lion of destiny
the new dawn
with unshakable optimism

and now
you carry the flame
of hope with glee
longing for solace
under the rising sun

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Street of Shadows

i morphed into the mind
of the beloved
in the moist hour; gathering dreams

your sweet fragrance of desire
becomes the light
the living light of my life

i taste the divine fruit of thought
chasing the
future in the street of shadows

i sow the seeds of destiny in the
nick of time
extolling the virtues of the desert utopia

you unlock my imagination under
the sky of blue
feeding my hungry soul

i move towards singularity
in the defining
moment when love flowers in my veins

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Springtime Tales

driven by the divine
experience of life
in the fragrant heart of spring
i glide through
the luminous landscape of wonder
feeding the senses
as cherry blossoms
in earnest
i dance
to the sublime rhythm
of the soul
finding freshness
in the enchanting music
of your essence
the yellow moon
i soar like an eagle
waves of mesmerizing
calm washes
through my soul
like the photons of light from the sun
like the nectar of the first flower of spring
like the sound
of rare birds
yearning for solace
in the glorious springtime
of the heart
your true colours also
shine through my veins
my being
as i taste the sweetness of spring
with desire
like love particles
at the dawn of time

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo