Lower Countries

amsterdam-mar-11-2017-02shivering, wet winter’s
rippling, sharp gale
sheep graze, as I gaze
watching, wondering
imagining life, here
place of reclamation, of
old masters, new impressionists
quiet life, here, wide fields lined
traced, in water

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway

Jagged Barrier

mountains-mar-11-2017as a prairie child, westerly horizons,
only on quiet, clear moments
held faint, snow capped sentinels
lighting my imagination
dreams came, of monsters
thick forests, isolation, telling
conforming to my own
sequester

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway

Crossings

bridge-feb-25-2017worn, aged, batter, weathered
graying temples, lengthening shadows
season’s stubborn aches bears
apprehension in change’s progress
solid, though it seems
fluid, interim, provisional it lies
in wait for a fateful battle

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway

Flee

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my voice, where? found
a home? absconded? flown?
found distance local, sought
dissimilar places of expression
indistinct, invisible ramparts
keep bay, my voice

photo and poem © DC Lessoway

She, My World

mim-19.jpgthis beautiful woman
my world
loves me
I am lucky
can words
describe emotions
lancing my heart
weakening/strengthening my resolve
to be a better man

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Earth
cool, earthen forest
bird-song and tittering leaves
in waves comes, worry
weight of responsibility’s burden
sink to the earth, weary
her hand lifts my heart
her wide smile brings the sun
gives me strength to
keep on

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Water
intimacy, adoration, togetherness
has a strength, a flow
through demanding moments
past life’s stony ramparts
time and again, returning
to the peace of our love

mountains

Air
breath of the world
brings us life, fills
our lungs, gives voice
to the silence
to what’s inside
our truth residing
in our hearts

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Fire
passion, zeal, spirit, all fuel
infatuation, amore, devotion
bases of human interconnectedness
keeping our lives luminous
in our self-imposed caves
that spark, moment, she
stepped into my heart
gave flame to a candle
I thought extinguished
shepherding a kind light
in my dismal mind
I am grateful for
her hand, her love
her voice, her smile
how the fire now
warms my heart

 

photo and poems © DC Lessoway

Muggy, Day’s Break

Beach Dreamssandy reverie, aside a
calmed sea, muted, salted breeze
cleanses reason, churns away
troubles, responsibility
distant, indistinct lies
home, as here, apart from
reality, is peace

poem and photo © DC Lessoway

Time

time-jan-23-2017

it comes in, measured beats
in sync with mystic rhythms
how it proceeds
how it laughs at our
belief of control, of
mastery of things
while no more we
understand than a moment

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway