Lonesome Dove

IMG_3634
A lonesome dove, perched atop bare branches
Brittle leaves scattered, filling grassless patches
Puddles dot the ground, reflecting stars from above
The dove, sings songs of love
He puffs his chest, his beak points to the moon
He serenades, in hopes to swoon
When sunlit days appear, more and more
The smell of spring, hard to ignore
Desire doesn’t play fair
When desire fills the air
He’s out to snatch, he’s out to lure
His plume perfumed with allure
He breathes a tune, repeating it twice
Then listens without a reply, frozen like ice
The cold of silence, breaking his heart
He tries again then sets to part
To search for springs love
The object of his desire, another lonesome dove

Ax

  

Dabbed And Doodled

  
In winters tune
May we gaze upon
The strokes from coloured oils
Dabbed and doodled
Short and long that reach into stemmed pillars
Cupping the petals that remind us
Although cold and bitter days are here
Soon, may we breathe a sigh
In the glorious beauty, of a new spring day
And smile at the flowers that bloom in May

Ax

Art by
Alexis-Nicolas Perignon
18th century

Blues, Highs and Lows

winter blues, carries them apart
words, he said/she said, keeping them apart
fettered cries exhaling breaths, tearing them apart
spring blues, when trees fail to blossom
like words frozen, they fail to blossom
yields not a step forward, smiles fail to blossom
summer blues, the heat just keeps coming
hurtful words aflame, just keeps coming
tears never-ending, just keeps coming
autumn blues, life begins to fade
another harsh winter , life begins to fade
seasons, it’s over as life begins to fade

winter blues, carries us together
words, he said/she said, keeping us together
fettered laughs inhaling breaths, melding us together
spring blues, when trees begin to blossom
like words floating, flowers start to blossom
yields a bounty of smiles, evoking joy to blossom
summer blues, the heat just keeps coming
Passionate words aflame, just keeps coming
kisses never-ending, just keeps coming
autumn blues, cuddle nights with you
thankful blessings, living life with you
starting seasons all over, with you

Ax