Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Isle of Dreams

ever so blessed and true
you shine
like a lonely star
the place of suffering
the migrant moon
the ugly experiences of life
(in the
dreamscape of time)
things of beauty
and wonder

behold the glimmer of hope
in the new dawn
this glorious moment

you dismantle
the invisible
barriers to success
with a good dose
of love
and laughter
and a cupful
of inspiration
at the peak of promise

you fly like the lost boy
across the valley of the soul
finding solace
in the isle of dreams
narrowing the parameters
of social rejection
as change
morphs into flesh
in the first light of dawn

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ripples of the Heart

the ripples of love molecules
shine through my veins
the secret code
of life in the
spaces between metaphors
as the
rainbow lorikeet sings

poetry lurks in the shadows
sending ripples
through the fecund universe

the luminous waves
of desire captures
the moment
as I dance in the rain of beauty
like the fragrant moon
in the inner
places of the heart

apple blossoms
the heart in the moist hour

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Tuesday, February 09, 2016


behold the living flame of promise
the sound
of love molecules touching

tears drop like honey
like the magic
fragrance of the orange moon

the son also rises
like the cool bud of time
swollen with longing
in the gaiety
of birds
and the flow of endless
pleasure within

i gaze upon the ripening lips of love sublime
the blooming
iris of my deepest desire

i devour the flowering genius of the soul…
how wonderful is
the taste of life on the mound of Venus?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

First Light

the scent
of a delicate
beauty sublime
your smile
in my orbit
in the first
of dawn
energizing my soul

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo