Friday, October 28, 2016

A Taste of the Divine Nectar

you are the divine nectar of fire running
through my veins
generating light in the dark places of the soul

you re-create a sense of joy and wellbeing
in my orbit
transforming my life in so many ways

i soar like an eagle on heat
like the rainbow
lorikeet over the naked mountains blue

i wrestle with the new dawn under
the gum tree
exploring the consciousness of the beloved

i find the true north of my being
my true destiny
in the spaces between dreams

i plant my seeds in sweet silence
tasting your
essence as the heart sings

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Scented Night

in the silence
of the scented night
of fun
i eat the moon
savouring her goodness
before dawn
i pacify
the restless neutrinos
(the tiny sub-atomic particles)
in my orbit
as i feast
on the inner secrets
of the
armed with a dream
i weave
the narrative
of reason and happiness
in the
fecund garden of life
sweetest moment

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 13, 2016

On the Edge

on the edge
of the darkening cloud
i find myself
for you over the crescent moon
i weave a new dream
and poetry
singing your name
i turn sorrow into joy
the moment with gusto
like this smitten dude who loves to play
like Democritus
in the citadel
of learning
chasing wisdom
and sunshine
in the
scented galaxy
of the beloved

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Nights of Wonder

like a dreamer
in the
orbit of promise
i plunged
into the
mysteries of time
before the
first light of dawn
longing for you
seeking to
the elusive
essence of life
in diaspora
how wonderful is the
email from the
heart of the
in the silent night of wonder?

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo