Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Sacred Seed of Hope

like the fledgling eagle
of the realm, I fled the sorrows
of the ancient land
under the cover of darkness; going into exile
beyond the silver sea where dreams come true

yet, the powerful
currents of time envelop me in the cold
light of dawn
just as the purple flower of the heart blossoms
in earnest; carrying the sacred seed of hope

you anointed my
body with your kisses sublime
fanning the flame
of true love in the blissful
places of the heart

bathed in the Light
we melt into each other in the nick of time…
two souls become one
and a new life emerges: what an
overwhelming sense of joy!

pain and anguish
dissolve in the ferment of the moment
as the little drop of heaven
falls on my pillow; dancing with my
dreams; purifying my soul

intoxicated with love,
i crow like the golden cock in the
crack of dawn
breaking down the barriers…
awakening the inner fragrance of desire

now, I plant
my roots, firmly, in the crystal
heart of passion
rekindling the flame, the scarlet
light of love within

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ode to the Lost Boy

behold the enduring
image of the lost boy in the childhood
mist of the soul; doing the daily
battle for survival; weaving the tragic
tale of boyhood forgone

you are the divine gift
of the realm (wandering in the wild), the solitary soul
on a journey of self-discovery
the dreamtime alchemist who turns
the desert dust into the golden grains of beauty

yet, you slide into
the ‘hood in your darkest hour of need
speaking to my soul; searching for
the spiritual heart of mercy,
the single drop of heaven foretold

the mysterious ray
of light pierced through the darkness
as you tread softly; devouring my poems
along the winding path of reason;
capturing the spirit of the moment

the nightingale sings as
hope rains upon you in the island
of the gods, near the spring waters
of great joy, where the moonflower
dances to the rhythm of the soul

the aroma
of fortune fills the air just as
your beautiful tree of knowledge
flowers in earnest; feeding my songs; bearing
the delicious fruits of wonder

your boyhood energy bubbles
like a squat hourglass
like love molecules on heat
like the controlled
explosion of new life in the dawn of time

your light begins to shine
ever so brightly; rousing the lonely hearts
hunger and thirst in the fertile
crescent of the soul

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Ode to Refugees

you capture
the defining moment
of life with
sweet songs of love; feeding
my humble soul

now, you are
the rising star of the new dawn,
a refugee with attitude,
a rainbow of many colours
in the unfolding drama of life

you move
like the wandering sun
in the
mysterious places
of the heart

you conquer the blues
and wrestle with Sorrow
this fateful day
fighting poverty and deprivation
on the fatal shore

you are the joy of my life,
the hope of hopes, the precious
gift of desire washed
by the intoxicating scent of
the Jacaranda in full bloom

like a lonely flower
in the wind, you dance with
graceful legs in the shadow
of my dreams; pricking my conscience
with the mournful songs of mercy

a big kiss (from
your hungry lips) lightens
the mood; revealing the luminous
castle of the heart built with
the finest grains of laughter

i crave your divine
essences as you wrap me with
your heavenly silence
searching for the secret code of survival
in the changing landscape of time

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Journey to the City of Light

i cross the mystic
pond of time with tender foot
dreaming of first love

like a poet possessed
i yearn for the gentle hand of Desire; searching
for her divine essence in the city of light

suddenly, the muse bursts
through my veins like the fiery kiss;
sowing the seeds of destiny

the moon sings…
transforming the gloom, the violent
streets of antipodean night

joy overwhelms me when
her silky voice flares through my heart
like the divine beam of light

her goodness rains over
my body; healing the deep wounds of war
under the golden wattle

her infectious smile flashes
like the spring flower in full bloom
purifying my soul with the flame of desire

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Springtime of My Life

tasting the glorious Dawn
of spring, I open slowly like the fragrant
flower of wonder; revealing
the inner light of my soul

i hold her in my delicate eyes
under the green light of Eros; longing for
the first fruit of the vine; thinking
of the naked virtues of spring foretold

like love particles, I soar from
the mystic pond of time in purple splendour;
cracking the secret code of endless pleasure
in the springtime of my life

in a blaze of sound
and colour, I glide through the realm
of pure love in gleeful rapture; melting into
the immortal beauty of her essence divine

we bathe in the blue waters of life under
the overwhelming influence of love molecules;
opening the inner door of my heart;
plucking the rose in thoughtful silence

the nimble fingers of Spring
liberate my consciousness; energizing
my soul; probing into my innermost being,
in the defining moment of ecstasy

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, September 10, 2010

The New Dawn of Time

the new dawn of
time under the rose petals
the sound of laughter

a million buds
blossom in the meadow
this spring of Oz

scent of the morning glory…
the luminous castle of great joy built
with your kisses

seduced by the spring
of beauty, my dream wanders over
the flowering moon

like the rosella on heat,
i dance on the bed of flowers; tasting
the scarlet plum of desire

a chorus of vivid
colours under the deep blue sky…
gentle waves of delight

behold the tempting
eyes of beauty in my visual field…
how sweet is your essence?

evenings of passion in Findon
destiny’s kitten

the songbird
sings a lovely tune; celebrating
the fecund universe of the heart

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Nubian Night

my soul grows stronger
and stronger as the rainbow lorikeet sings
the song of freedom
turning the Nubian night of hopelessness
into the golden dawn of optimism...
wiping away the tears of many

the delicate drop of joy
lies like a lover in my arms.

then, as the love molecules dance
to the rhythm of the earth; opening
the tender heart of mercy
the new dawn sows the sacred
seeds of harmony; feeding the
hungry mouths in the ‘hood

now, even the gods also speak of the Day of Light 
when the refugees from Eden play the divine melody.

always in motion, the wandering moon
comes to the party with a bagful of dreams
capturing the spirit
of the moment; (musing of happier times…)
banishing poverty and inequality
across the ancient land of many colours

how sweet is the moment when
laughter finds a new home of desire?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Divine Poetry of Survival

peter sits on the jagged
edge of time; dreaming of Home; immersing
himself in the divine
metaphors for survival in the cold cradle
of reason where sadness & joy cohere

then he wakes up
in triumph; riding the scarlet beam
of light across Jupiter’s moons;
searching for the lucid moment of wonder
the hidden Truth of life foretold

like a supernova
he tames the cosmic waves with gusto
dancing with the sun;
conquering Jupiter’s radiation belt in one
sweeping motion (faster than the speed of light)

i watch as he emerges
from the dark side of the Titan moon
of Saturn, with a handful
of blazing quasars; wearing the luminous
rings of exquisite beauty

yet, he runs into
some challenging questions about
the human condition
and the origin (and quality) of life
on the fringes of the fecund universe

like a mysterious
ball of light, he floats over the glorious
land of dreams before dawn;
spreading love molecules; carrying the secret
code of destiny with great delight

now, he swims
in the living waters of time
this Nubian dude
reading the divine poetry of survival
in exotic places of the heart

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Neighbour's Precious Hand

i take my
neighbor’s precious hand; feeling
the divine symmetry
of motion, the gentle flash of love
particles contained

the laughing
waves of passion reveal the new
galaxies of desire

she glows
into my life like a poem
energizing my
soul; illuminating the inner
core of my being

we build a new Eden
on the scarlet wings of reason
this sweetest night

now, I pluck the
divine petals of wonder with glee
rousing the autumn rose

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Nefertiti Dreaming

a blissful night
of passion scented with jasmine…
Nefertiti’s kitten

love particles
dance to the rhythm
petals of the soul

now, her delicate thighs
drop like honey; opening the divine
temple of dreams

i lean across the
fecund Valley of the Kings; tasting
the living waters of joy

poetry rises
like the sun; warming
my naked soul

how graceful
is the magical moment when
the moonflower sings

i watch with lustful eyes
as her Virtue flashes like lightning –
a shower of love particles

then, drunk with love, we
morphed into each other; celebrating
the new dawn of oneness

i savour the moment when
her divine Majesty comes in all her glory…
bursting through my veins

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Joy of Life Saving

(The African migrants are now patrolling the Henley Beach area under the Surf Life Saving Program recently introduced in South Australia. The program is aimed at educating the new arrivals on beach safety.)

they bounce back
from the brink of hunger and despair
taming the tempest…
saving the lost souls of the realm
on the fatal shore

behold the frisky moon
in a passionate dance of wonder
rhythm of the waves

how precious is
the moment when the divine
hand of friendship
saves the day; rescuing the tired
limbs from the edge of the abyss

flowers in silence
this fateful day

yet, like the guardian
angels of the surf, they embrace
the silver sea with
great passion; celebrating the inner
joy of life sublime

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo