Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Morning Star

mysterious lights
in Utopia
christmas carol

nativity Down Under
i drift weightlessly with the
tides of devotion

dances on my pillow
morning star

the galah
in feeding frenzy
bird of desire

hormones jump for joy…
you fill my
heart with great promise

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Golden Sun

the sparkling spirit of the golden sun
runs through
my veins
like the fecund river of nectar
like the waves of delight at
the moment of ecstasy
transmitting the wondrous
seeds of passion in the moist hour

your star shines
ever so brightly under the rose petals;
my soul
this day of days…
the rainbow
lorikeet sings
a lovely tune

and the eucalyptus blossoms
as you anoint my body
with the magic fragrance of desire
sharing the inner glow of the moment
whose essence warms my heart; reminding me of
our mini universe of oneness
our love and solitude
our common destiny

oh the smiling sun
oh the beloved star
you are
the light of lights
the flowering symbol of fecundity
the treasure house
of promise; holding the luminous
pearl of my dreams

i embrace
the beloved in full view of
the rainbow warrior
just as the small sun flickers in the distance
over the silver sea…
the colourful butterfly
to the rhythm of the earth

you are the golden sun of wonder
the prettiest of the prettiest, the gentle
giant of my being; building the pillars of the earth
showing the light
in the darkest places of the soul;
the broken hearts
with the divine nectar of passion from beyond

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, December 06, 2012

The Longest Day

The phenomenon of summer solstice is set to steal the show in Terra Australis as the festive season approaches. I watch as the darling mother earth jumps into the right orbit; holding the rainbow. And lining up the stars. This is the best preparation I have seen in ages. In fact, there is a gradual build-up to the longest day.

tickling the pulse of the universe
with glee
summer solstice

a thousand shades
of love in summer solstice
midsummer chic

i sit under the sumptuous wings
of summer solstice
sharing the light in silence

Behold a shift in the prevailing winds. The tropical cyclone waxes and wanes. The birds come home to play.  And the sea breeze delights.  There is a burst of energy in the realm as the sun worshippers count their blessings; feeding the restless spirit of desire.

the hand of summer solstice
in Findon
the shortest night of nights

summer solstice is born
yet, you sit like a soul possessed
holding up the sky

capturing the moment
with magical light
the eye of summer solstice

The way in which summer solstice influences human affairs is well known. It shapes our destiny; improving our knowledge of the universe; creating the symbols and rituals that facilitate our physical and psychological wellbeing.

tales from the cosmos
the scent of true love
under the light of summer solstice

you are the one
the summer solstice of wonder
painting the sky blue

i feel the presence of summer solstice
whose fragrance
purifies my humble soul

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fragments of Shattered Dreams

The young lion sprints into the isles of dreams in a blaze of delight, as the frangipani blossoms in earnest. Yet, the cricket does not sing. Sadness reigns over the land. And the future seems so uncertain.

email from the edge…
fragments of shattered dreams
cry with me

The golden dawn brings with it a new way of life, a monster wave of challenges and opportunities. Hope beckons. Curiosity dances in the air. A dose of optimism liberates my consciousness; nourishing every atom of my being.

he goes back to his roots
to find the future
the sound of soul train

The tide turns. I watch as sorrow and its complexities retreat. And the lost boy finds his way. Now, there is constant talk of survival, even of a new covenant after the fall, as the golden hand of desire wipes away my tears; blessing my days.

love particles come
to the rescue; rousing me from slumber
this fateful night

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Garden of Destiny

one hour of sunshine
and the garden of destiny
comes to life; uniting
the fragments of my life…
green shoots
burst to the surface
before my eyes; weaving desire
petals dance in the wind
like a thousand shades of love
like the scented pillows
of the spring moon
waiting for
the precious moment;
filling my heart
with waves of delight

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Island of Dreams

endless struggle
on the island of dreams…
stormy night
yet, this boat of mine
continues to sail along
the passage of wonder;
waltzing with the waves
(there’s a sense of wellbeing
even of joy and
excitement in the
subterranean region of my heart);
embracing the light
like all these pebbles
on the Henley Beach

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Spring Rain

on the mound of Venus
spring rain

i open the cherry
flower of desire

cosmic nymph
estrogen dances in the
heat of passion

in the camp…
colourful dreams

email from Venus
her thoughts drop like honey
on my hungry soul

flushed with desire…
how sweet is
the face of the new dawn?

hot spring
i sip
her divine nectar with glee

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Mystery of Survival

Love particles liberate my consciousness as she sings my name with flaming lips of desire. I savour the divine scent of jasmine with a smile.

 spring time…
the young lions on the move
sharing the moment

They walk across the glistening landscape, near the hill of promise, dressed in the vivid colours of the Dreamtime. A surge of pleasure as the new dawn approaches. But a bad patch in the City of Light changes everything. Time whispers. Hope withers and dies.

in the silver sea…
i sing the blues

In the darkest hour of need, text messages chatter and scream and ask for mercy. Only the moon comes to the rescue; energising my soul; dancing to the rhythm of the earth, this night of nights. The mystery of survival flows through my veins, like the gentle river of time; changing the face of the future for ever.

they come
like angels in the morning; sowing
the seeds of destiny

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tears in My Eyes

another day
in the school of hard knocks
tears in my eyes

waning moon…
spirits in the ‘hood

years of solitude -
i walk along the fatal shore
with tender foot

the silent cry
for help unheard,,,
famished night

on the wings of hunger
the lost boy
dreams of home

i sit like
an orphan betrayed
reading haiku

cloudy sky lingers
i touch
the broken hearts

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Wings of Spring

wings of spring
in my visual field
wattle blossoms

i walk lonely in the winding
path guided by
the light of a single atom

after the shower of love molecules
the sweet bud of time
dances in my veins

yellow moon
over the gum tree…
sound of spring

new seeds awake
from their winter dreams
rivers of nectar

rosemary in bloom
of wonder in my room

the rainbow lorikeet sings
the song of joy
capturing the moment

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ode to God Particle

you bathe my
soul in the light of wonder
feeling the power of God particle

now, you bring matter
into being; nourishing the elusive
atoms and quarks of time

like the moon in me,
you infuse my being with the thinking
particle of desire

you are the invisible
force of nature; the omnipresent
author of my life

you, Higgs boson, flirted with passion
after the Big Bang
rousing the love molecules in my veins

i break into joyfulness as the cosmic wave
dances to the rhythm of the earth
how wonderful is your essence; oh, Precious One

you are the music of light, the creative
impulse holding up the sky: can the spider’s web
exist without the design and the Designer?

behold the dark enigma
showing the divine lights of love
comforting my humble soul

you are the glue that holds
the secret of the universe; giving
birth to TOE, the theory of everything

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Haiku Rain

the golden wattle blossoms
filling my
emptiness with dreams

fresh face
in the ‘hood…the scent of
jasmine on my pillow

haiku rain…
nourishing the naked trees
of Findon in silence

your sweetness runs through
my veins
like the gift of life

little nuns of delight
in my visual field, how delicious is
the taste of your lollipop

love bites…
savouring the blissful moment
under the rose petals

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Love Song from the Heart

i search for blossoms
along the winding path of destiny
finding your essence
the sensual lips of fire sublime

you are the fragrance of wonder
the delicate flower of the heart, whose gentle touch
heals the invisible wounds of time;
rousing the love molecules within

then, in my voyage of longing,
you sing to me like an angel on heat
like the songbird of the light
like the lover in the moist hour; nourishing my soul

how wonderful
it is to love and be loved (lighting up with smiles);
morphing into the heart of one so precious
the youthful spirit divine

i watch as you quiver with delight; beating
chaos into form; bubbling with desire
in a world illuminated by dark matter and
the powerful eyes of Venus

yet, the immense beauty
of your freshness liberates
my consciousness
the scent of honey delights

you are the divine petals of hope
the creative pollen of desire
the invisible flame of flames that
purifies my soul as I soar like an eagle

©Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Monday, May 07, 2012

The Supermoon

behold the mother
of all moons in a cloudy sky...
youthful elegance

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, April 12, 2012

First Light

ripples of life
in the sun-burnt country
wattle blossoms

first light of dawn
the rainbow lorikeet dances
in the wind

i sit like a soul deprived
watching the love particles in motion
marigold flowers

a splash of colours
on the fragile leaf of desire
haiku chic

in my father’s house -
morning glory

true love
flows in my veins
heartbeat of the light

the delicate beauty drops
like honey
energizing my soul

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Autumn Leaf

the maiden
flight of the autumn leaf
evening chill

the shadowy world
of silence in the making…
slippery slope

yet, I find solace
in the narrow road of desire
fragrant flowers

the African violet opens the
graceful bud I love
sweet rivers of hope

i stand lonely
like the dreamtime thinker
raking the fallen leaves

now, the delicate autumn
dances to the rhythm of the earth
gentle eyes of beauty

the heart sings…
how wonderful is the taste of
the forbidden fruit

in bloom
who says autumn is dead!

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Empty Nest

an empty nest
in the field of dreams
crazy cloud
riding the waves of despair
over the limits of youthful ambition

now, as the moon flees the coop
i walk lonely like an orphan deprived
like the mystic poet
on heat; pondering the human condition
in the velvety silence of the slumbering night

behold the colourful bird
of light in the golden path of reason
a healthy diet of Plato,
aristotle, Hobbes, and Dickens nourishes my soul
in the exotic landscape of the mind

a new
dawn in Terra Australis
and yet
my heart yearns for you. How painful
are the lingering thoughts of love so great

every dreadful step
along the fatal shore (every drop of
sorrowful tear)
reminds me of your sweetness,
the unadulterated beauty of your essence

you are the flame
of flames, the thinking petals of hope,
the sensory wonder
of desire whose gentle touch unlocks
my humble heart

©Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo