Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Sound of Summer

festive day in the city
the gusts
of summer wind

i sing like the rainbow warrior
on heat
glowing with intense inner life

waiting for the yellow moon
i sip
a cup of you in silence

how beautiful is the sunflower in the
garden of life
the scent of summer solstice

a fun night of nights sublime
yet, you sit like
a lonely heart reading haiku

in the dreamscape of destiny
i eat the
luscious moon before the first light of dawn

plunging into sweetness
i listen to
the sound of summer rain

behold a thousand colours of wonder
in my orbit
i burst into the vibrant life in the nick of time

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Young Lion of Promise

you are the young lion
of great promise
building the future
with the
magic fragrance
of love
you are the new light that flashes
in the
cosmic jungle
near the orbit of survival
where you rescue the wandering moon
the darkening sky
you find your way
into the imagined universe
of desire
in the
complex world of sweet delight
singing like a poet possessed
daring to dream
as the moon dances in your eyes
this glorious
you carry
the principles of the talking drum
to the far reaches of the realm
sharing hopes and dreams
with great
you nourish
the hungry soul
with the
tingling first kiss of dawn
devouring the dream
as the earth moves

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Feast of the Light

behold the star of destiny
in my visual field
as i weave my way
around the complex universe
of desire
touching the light
like the rings of Saturn at play
i listen
to the sublime voice
of summer
in the moment of solitude
sustained by the
power of your sweetness
i change
the wicked paradigm
in the nick of time
(moving from chaos to order and some
elements of certainty)
with so
much hope
and confidence
in the new realm of wonder
i glow
like the rising sun
in the mysterious river of love
seizing the moment
i find my way
through the fertile crescent of the mind
feeding the body and soul
in the sumptuous feast
of the light rooted in memory

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, December 09, 2016

The Café of Shadows

i find myself
in the café of shadows
doing the daily battle
for survival
under the stormy sky
yet, you come
to me
in silence
whispering heaven
like the golden summer
in Findon
since the dawn
of the new age of metaphors
painting my sky blue

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo

Friday, December 02, 2016

Hope Blossoms

hope blossoms with desire
as the universe
comes to me
as a lover
through my veins
in the hour of bliss
i morphed into the light
feeding the moon with tenderness
and finding my way
into the heart of the beloved
in the mysterious island
of great promise
dreams are made
i bathe
in the sublime beauty of your essence
feeling the love
with sheer delight
i swim
like the restless love particle
on heat
savouring the moment
i thrive and flourish
like this beautiful garden of the mind
where hope
merges with passion
sharpening my vision

© Lawrence T. Udo-Ekpo