Tag Archives: control and compliance

Going Beyond (sonnet)

Your face and body known to me as well As are my own, this quarter century And more now that we’ve intertwined our lives, Set free from solitude’s penitentiary. But still you are a stranger to me when You turn … Continue reading

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To Whom It May Concern

When words rise suddenly to lips unbidden, Rendering to light what long was hidden- When shuttered hearts once more in open air Breathe free no longer caught in fear’s dark snare, When weakness gives up trying to be strength Accepting … Continue reading

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Papabear’s Sonnet

Once my heart looked into your own and knew Its deeper mirror shone before it there; My shallows turned to better uses when Your current flowed across them everywhere. We grew, and what was in us took the shapes Of … Continue reading

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Hand of the Sculptor

The sculptor’s touch, whose hands so love the clay They feel its life and breath as if their own, Turn daily to the loving task they choose Above all others – this clay’s his alone. Its textured pliability will change … Continue reading

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Resuscitation Tanka

Sing me back to life With your lips and your warm hands Save me from Winter Such a resuscitation As you have performed each day

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A Reality of Getting Old (Sonnet)

The richness of our ages crowns us both With history, not gold, from all our years Of pains and loves, of laughter in the sun And of the nights we, lonely, faced our fears. So, with this question from a … Continue reading

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Sonnet for Love of Change

It’s very late to not know who I am Though change persists in life, but nothing dies Until, unless, refusing to grow further, The fearful heart its stasis justifies. The more I learn, the more I understand That I know … Continue reading

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Learning to Wait

When I go out to sit in the garden, I usually see nothing much going on at first. But as I sit and hold still and stay quiet, the garden comes to life. Goldfinches land on top of the aging … Continue reading

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Little Song For Papabear

Love shaped your face with beauty long ago– Whether yours or my love, who can know? But when you took control of yes and no, Then everything began to hum and glow!

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Sonnet for Love

The force that flows between us is the same As that which drives relentless life around us. Your touch creates in me the current beauty That is the same as this sweet life that’s found us. The power that draws … Continue reading

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