Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Hungry Soul


you are the living
treasure of desire
the grain of joy
feeding my hungry soul
in the moist hour

you are the starry night of nights
that sings to me
as i quiver in you with delight
moulding the fecund universe
under the colourful light

i morph into your essence
as we celebrate the passion
of the dreamtime
massaging the paradigm with tears of joy
turning winter into summer

i taste a spoonful
of your beauty
in my darkest hour of need
finding solace
in your sweetness

your sublime fragrance drops
like honey on my pillow
like petals of glory at dawn
renewing my hope
on the fragile canvass of life

i tame the bees in silence
conquering the flowering
branch of the heart with glee
as your kisses burn through my dreams
oozing the divine metaphor



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Songs of Survival


when the future is bleak
and you see
a thousand shades of grey
on a cold winter’s day
sing Aussie

when the tide turns
and your boat
comes home under the white shadow
be cool. And do the right thing
sing Aussie and fill your heart with love

when your hopes
and dreams are gone forever
as the cloud bleeds
and you have nowhere else to go. Don’t despair
sing Aussie with me and seize the day

when the cricket does not sing
and your wounds are still raw
seek union with the beloved. You are the master
of your own destiny in the lucky country
sing Aussie and open the gates of dreaming

when you sit
like an orphan deprived
like a rabbit in the shelter of despair
pondering the imponderable (all is not lost)
sing Aussie and i will hold your hand

when things fall apart
in the darkest hour
and the centre does not hold
be like me
sing Aussie and put a rainbow in your heart

when dealing with
the ups and downs of life in Yawnsville
embrace the inner beauty of the soul
(keep your dreams alive even in the school of hard knocks)
sing Aussie and i will wipe away your tears



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Passion


i witness
the birth of passion
as the divine light filters
through my soul
kissing me with sparks

my heart
leaps for joy
as love dances in my orbit
i morph into something new
something better, something more exciting

i dwell on the mound of Venus
and feast on her nectar sublime
we share the cup in silence
touching the heart…
exploring the depth of dreams

i wriggle
like the snake in the Nile valley
like a soul possessed
in the gentle
light of dawn

her infectious smile
mingles seamlessly with
the love particles within
as the radiant cloud of passion rocks my world
liberating my consciousness


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Flame of Desire


the mercury sinks
in the cold winter’s night
bringing
extreme vulnerability
to my soul
yet, i find myself in you
weaving dreams
and warming my heart
with the unquenchable
flame of desire as love particles converge
i discover the magic blossom
(the sublime fragrance of love)
in the luminous garden of the soul ringed by
the hill of passion in which the birds sing


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pathway to Survival


the new door opens
and the Future
draws my soul into
her luminous orbit
pulling me back
from the brink
with delicate fingers

basking in the light
i discover
the inner
secrets of life
the true
depth of love
in the age of enlightenment

i smooth the rough
edges of reason as
imagination
colours my yearning…
i liberate my mind; finding
an immediate solution to my
years of anguish

i soar
like the hum of the cosmos
like this muse of desire
feeling
the sublime
power of your essence
in the womb of creation

behind the delicate winter scene
you dance
with great passion; sharing the light…
pushing the boundaries
of desire as the wind blows
my heart beats
like the talking drum of destiny

happiness runs through
my veins like this river of time
just as I conquer the fear of adversity
i find the pathway to survival
in Terra Australis
a silver lining
even in the darkest cloud


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, June 09, 2014

Winter Night's Dream


winter’s night
one atom touches my lonely heart
songs of praise

saints and sinners
in the Dreamtime garden foretold
the rise of white blossoms
the vivid memories
of first love portrayed
how wonderful
is the tender hand of the beloved?

i hover in your orbit
like the love particle on heat
re-imagining the “i”

the ancient night
weaves a new
vision
of reality
with words
of love
feeding my dreams

i come of age
in the nick of time
eating the moon

and the earth moves
and the frisky neutrons
strut their stuff
in silence
i take
a chance
on you and win

love illuminates
the attic of my consciousness
purifying my soul



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, May 26, 2014

Longing for Home


each moment
of longing for Home
brings a torment
of some kind
a fracture
of the soul

the thought of divine love runs
through my veins
like the river of destiny

i search for the truth
in Terra Australis
stirring the lonely hearts

your lustful ways
become
something
of a novelty
a luscious taste of heaven
feeding my longing

hope jumps on me like
a shooting star
caressing my humble soul

joyful sound in Light Square
urgent dream
of the autumn leaf

a speck of light
on the dark
side of the moon
cultivating
the vivid colours
of the mind


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo