on moonless nights as this i find
in aimless flights of dreams, my mind
and though a million thoughts cruise by
the last one ever makes me sigh
i’ve dreamt of hills and mountains tall
greens and plains, i’ve seen them all
the moon and stars are common sights
likewise the sun with brilliant light
on earth the sweetest songs i’ve heard
and all but one were sung with words:
all haunting tunes of love-worn lines
that fade too soon with passing time.
the sweetest song if ever true
all nature sings when i’m with you.
what moonlit night!
so soft a light as dimmed
by shadows lightly
touching grasstips and leaf’s edges
glowing soft in yellow haze
‘neath star-filled sky
stars fall around me
blazing lights coldly blue
each star beringed by
a seven-fold hue from
red to indigo-blue
and skies as misty as
when faeries bathe in
morning dew and fill
the air with vap’rous
scents lingering like
the memory of you.
what wonders in this world untold
unfold as rose’s petals do
or as the clouds in changing hue
fill earth with mystic magic spewed
as from a wizard’s fairy wand
spouts founts of stardust o’er the land
those blazing trails like meteor’s tails
eons of light that burn the skies
supernal glow defying night
eternal lamps in lovers’ eyes
that are as warm as they are bright
that reach so far in dual flight;
what wonders yet are here untold
if all myst’ry thine eyes unfold?
can i call thee the wind that blows
that light and gently stirs leaves of trees?
perhaps thou art the mighty Sol
with tender strength that warms the earth;
or should i say thou art the rain
that nourishes earth’s grassy plains?
thou art perchance the moon demure
that flirts with earth with soft allure?
art thou the stars that flicker bright,
lamps burning endless through the night?
or else thou art the ocean wide,
the timeless flow of ebb and tide;
thou art the force in all the earth
indeed, and all the earth is me.
how strange! this ringing in my ears
that sings of melodies so sweet
a full night passed into new dawn
and as the birds burst into song
this flighty heart does sing along
it soars and glides and floats as birds
as light and wing’d it spins and flies
across lapis lazuli skies
and gently ever through the clouds
like golden leaves in autumn falling
twisting, turning, lightly twirling
nestling in thy breast and resting.
and though a million dawns may come
my heart shall live to share their songs.
a quivering deep within myself i feel
this mortal coil that strives to reach the stars
and slowly like the sweet shy bud in spring
sipping dew of heav’nly sweet nectar
unfurling petals of the brightest hue
and bathing in the radiant rays of Ra
soft, trembling with delight unmet by far
by any creature sharing mortal breath
more full yet than the halls in Zeus’ abode
of Pan’s enchanting tunes or bard’s sweet rhymes
outpourings of entrancing harmonies
fill earth and heavens with the sweetest songs.
and as the helpless bud i can but wait
till lover true doth save me from my fate.
what sweet delight that in me fills my soul
when spring comes surging through my being whole
what fate so sweet no lover could ask more
than but to lie in lover’s arms in peace
more full yet than the warmth of Ra’s hot core.
ah, sleep! that slumber of eternal bliss
such dreams as are awaken by your kiss
that but does serve to send me spinning off
like meteor’s flight in heav’nly galaxies
leave trails of light and stardust in the skies
to gently settle in my lover’s eyes
full so with sparkle of unearthly light.
ah, sweet in me, what godly-filled delight
those silver threads that run into a million nights!
so turns another night to morn
but what night!
i sit alone
and yet my thoughts are drifting
far over mellow city lights
that lend their glow to silent vigil
with hidden stars and moon
sky shares my loneliness
from parting far too soon
though miles away you be
you’ll always be beside me
no other thoughts dare hover near
they know they merit no attention
not much ado they matter
time flies so quickly when you’re around
so slowly when you’re gone
if only time would share my plight
and linger longer when we’re together
not much is there that i can do
to hasten the minutes or still the seconds
what more is there to seek
but wait until
the days bring us yet closer?
my mind’s eye wanders
drifting aimlessly as night
floating on a breeze
i long for a warmth
i seek it as air lends
slight chill to mortal frame
hoping that the wind
blows strong, faithfully
lending its wings to love
that soft, my words whispered
may float on away
past emerald isle
over corals and blue sea
aloft on clouds of dreams
to gently burst over you
those timeless words
of lovers true
that though they do not
with Shakespearian verse
of sweet words love-laden
we may share
betwixt us two
the ageless, endless
though pummelled by storms
and tossed and thrown
undaunted and firm
so thus do i dream
of flawless emotion
and thence shall i love
with endless devotion.
i’d watched the hours going by
as moon was waning in the sky
i’d counted minutes and as they died
i’ve longed for you here at my side.
long yet have i to wait for dawn
for birds to greet the morn with song
how longer yet have i to lie
and wait for you as seconds fly
the seconds take eternity
it seems, till once again by me
you’ll be, that we may share love’s sweetest songs
as we together greet a million dawns.