Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sons and Daughters of Dreaming


they look beyond
the famish years of old
and the war’s clouding
view of the past…
tickling the rainbow
in a new world
of fun and laughter

how sweet is the music
of recovery in the game of life
when dreams come true
with golden hands of passion
seeking the true essence of things
under
the rising sun

waves of grain...
who says the new migrant does not
a good citizen make?

witness the rise
and rise
of a whole new world
of progress in African diaspora
a sense of optimism in the ‘hood of delight
a splash of colour
as the light of destiny glows
ever so brightly each passing day

the heart sings through
the imagined universe of the harvest moon
as the seed of life blossoms

it’s the rebirth of hope
in the secret places of the heart
a change in the human condition
in the new and emerging
communities Down Under

now that i have taken the path unknown
feeding the hungry child with joyful petals of light
the sons and daughters of dreaming have learnt their lesson
mastering the great art of survival;
awakening the internal rhythms
of the senses
in a complex society


© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Lucky Bird


i sail through
the tributaries of thought
this winter’s night
searching
for your divine light
in the island of the formless
listening
to the sound
of your gentle voice calling

you are the lucky bird
of desire made of beauty’s bloom
bright and cheerful
as this beam of light
on my windowsill

quite truly, you are
the rosebud of my dreams
the silent promise
of dawn
in my greatest hour of need

you are the flame
of flames sublime
the communion fruit of the soul
lubricating
my tongue
in the lush garden of the mind



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The Path of Wonder


 
i walk along the lonely path
with tenderfoot
carrying the seed of destiny,
the secret intelligence of the heart

then, we meet
in absolute silence, you and i
seizing the moment
finding real inspiration
as the journey continues across
the fecund landscape unknown

you open the path of reason
weaving the light
into the fabric of my being

your essence shines
through my soul
like the moons of Saturn in exotic places of the heart
like grains of sweetness
sprinkled with metaphors

your smiling eyes speak
of love on the road to utopia
of heavenly bliss
in winter’s noon

you spread your wings
like an angel of the light
like this fragile soul in her element
ringing in the night of nights
sharing the fruity aroma of delight
on the mound of Venus

behold the Word
the divine pollen of survival…
taming the flood of challenge;
clearing the wandering clouds of dust
in the migrant imagination



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Yellow Moon and I


as the connoisseur
of love molecules under the yellow moon,
i collect happiness like trophies
one memory at a time;
bathing in the fragrance of your beauty

i waltz through
the guiding light of hope
into the inner chamber of your being
invading the hidden universe of fun
where love and passion cohere

i adapt
i survive and flourish
like the shooting star
like the lost boy in the thrill of victory
in the sea of rainbow colours

i extract the oxygen
of desire from a flurry
of love particles
in the forgotten places
of the heart; savouring your essence

you nourish
my soul with glee
giving me the reason to smile
a wonderful smile
even in the darkest of days



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fragments of Hope


the refugee life
is not for the faint-hearted.
it is a journey
to nowhere, a wreckage
of the soul on the luminous
landscape of dreams

yet, you pick up
the elusive fragments of hope
as the earth moves in silence
traversing the fatal shore;
leaving an indelible footprints
in the sand of time

you find your way out
of the struggle street (and conquer the universe)
like this cool and funky dude
from the Oil Rivers
singing the glory of the dreamtime
in the first light of dawn



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dance of the Gentle Wind


the dance of the gentle wind
across the cool canvass of reason
opens the sublime window
to a new universe of fun
and endless passion where i dream.

you take me under your wings;
warming my heart with glee
and kissing me with lips of fire
like this rose fragrance
on my pillow.

how wonderful are your
graceful moves? How precious is
the soothing rhythm
of the naked soul in perpetual motion
this winter’s night?

i drink a cup of you
in the crystal temple of Eros
touching the sky

apple blossoms…
sweet tension drips in the defining
moment of my longing

you come in waves of nectar
like love particles
in the stillness of the night
fixing my broken dreams

your subtle move weaves its magic…
illuminating my soul
with the vivid colours of delight



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Heart of the Winter Moon


like a soul transformed
i taste the sublime nectar of desire
from the lips
of the fecund blossom
feeling the warmth
rousing the love particles
in the fabric of my being.

i walk safely among the birds
like the true blue Aussie cocooned
in love molecules
mending the broken hearts

and like the rainbow lorikeet
at dawn
i harvest
the divine essence of hope
in the dreamtime
heart of the winter moon



© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo