Love is the Answer

Hold me close she whispered
Feel the brush of breath on your ear
The flush of the words
Calling to the heart
Beating with every movement
Of the tongue
Alive and tumbling like water
Over the falls and into the river
Calm would come by the bend
Rapids churning knowing
Where this watery foam
Would ebb into ripples
Of the day settling in the flow
Knowing this one truth
Love is the answer to every question
Left hanging in the air
In a cloud of frosty breath
On a cold October morning

“River Rocks” near Avon, CO – photo by gfs

Tears in the Rain

‘Fire Island Sun’ – photo by gfs

How swift are the tides
rolling on shores
with wind weaving cattails
into sand dune dreams

Moonlight rises within the waves
having only the stars to decorate her love
Sparkles her crown in the indigo blue
Silver light shadows fall to the earth

Leaving as red sunlight wakes
stealing the dark
Melting the dewdrops into the day
like tears in the rain

Made to surrender
all the heart’s seasons unfold
witness to heaven falling to earth
waiting to waken her hand to behold

City of Lights

~ For Doug in memory of his beloved Dorothy ~

Somewhere in time
is the place where our love
is written in pages unending

To turn in my mind
as real as the sunrise
your heart painting colors in me

Far from the morning
we’re dreaming together
walking in rhythm and rhyme

I still feel the Seine
keeping step with our hearts
reflecting her waves in your eyes

As the flowers all blush
in city of lights
while Angels gather amazed

To gaze at two lovers
one starry night
lost in a moment forever

Yes words can fill pages
tho’ never enough
to tell all the stories of us

Still always our stories
of love will surround me
with whispers felt soft in my ear

“Queen of Hearts”

Black Cherry Brandy

Hollow blue sky
forgotten rails under silver birds
listen to the red wings chatter
about living among wild berries
waiting for the black cherries
to ripen and ferment
songs of a drunken celebration
pacing with folded wings
alive with anticipation
of a party
among the pines
and the honeysuckle scents
drifting on the summer breeze
along with their song

“Tour Guide” Allerton Garden – Kaua’i, HI ~ Photo by gfs