Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Timeless Beauty

how i longed for the birth of light
before the day of wonder
a future full of promise
yet, in this land of anguish and hunger,
the road to the Golden Grove
is not for the faint-hearted

but there is hope under the mushroom cloud
as the rainbow lorikeet sings,
and the moon dances
in the gentle waves,
my humble heart brims with joy
i tweet the wonders of Terra Australis

indeed, there is so much fun in
this desolate land of ravishing beauty
a land of terrible fruitfulness;
nurturing my dreams on the fatal shore
waltzing with me in silence; purifying my thoughts;
writing the first stanza of my being

it is a land of infinite tenderness, a utopian enclave
of artistic splendour, of heroic virtues of the Dreamtime
leaping into love like a new moon in my orbit
drawing my soul into her luminous heart
blending unrequited longing with endless boredom
even with all these loaves and fishes

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Winter's Night

subconscious imaginings
and yet
the earth still moves

winter’s night…
behold the hungry Eve of beauty
this apple of desire

she emerges from the golden
pond with a necklace of poems
caressing my soul

the first scene
i plant the seed of wonder

i stroke
the cheek of an atom
i shall not fear

scent of an epiphany
you steal my heart under
the flame tree of destiny

tempt me with
the honey of your tongue
winter moon

sound of fecund ribs
stars blossom like lilies in the field
like this smile on my lips

taste of the divine
i worship
on the mound of Venus

now, the young lion comes
out to play
massaging the universe

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo