Saturday, 22 October 2011

Daggers and Sapphires

Daggers and sapphires
Range the world over,
Bright heart of crystal 
The beauty of blue.
Steely edged wishes
With painful reminders,
Of weapons concealed
In a lie that seemed true.  

The flash of the gemstone
Will dazzle the sunset,
Turn red tinted skies
To a pale cobalt hue.
But the glint of the blade
Like a flame in the moonlight,
Brings pain to the many
And joy to the few. 

Copyright© Alan Gilbert 2011.

Friday, 21 October 2011


You took my hands
Though they were cold,
Redeemed my body
Young for old.
Returned my silver
Hair to gold
And said it was a dream.

You stole the shadow
From my eyes,
Replaced the dark
With starry skies.
Then softly laughed
At my surprise
And said, “ Inhale the theme”.

You kissed a smile
From every frown,
Our bodies danced
In eider down.
We fell so deep
As if to drown
In passions racing stream.

Copyright© Alan Gilbert 2011.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011


As months side into fall
Dull evenings gather in.
October’s bedroom chill
Creeps under summer spreads.
Downhearted flowers droop
And huddle from the wind,
Lawnmowers reminisce 
In ramshackle leaky sheds. 

Dew glistened fallow fields
Are strewn with natures lust, 
Drab rich fecund accretion 
Snags on hoes and rakes. 
On arboreous city streets
The force fed shoppers throng,
Dragging weary feet through
Wind flotsam golden flakes 

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Night Feed

The city's heart beats through the night
The arteries still oozing blood,
That trickles through the urban streets
To meet the dawn and be a flood.

The hangers from the twilight clubs
Dance homeward in the dizzy street,
And sluggish dregs on subway trains
Rub bleary eyes and trampled feet.

The mewing of romancing toms
Gives voice to jealous backyard dogs,
While in a garret, bleary eyed
A bedsit hack is feeding blogs.

The night watch on the juggernauts
Are owl eyed and diesel fumed,
As thousands dream their way towards
Another day to be consumed.

 Copyright© Alan  Gilbert 2011.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

How Wonderful the Night

How wonderful the night
When long felt passions meet,
The touch of silk on silk
Caressing hands and feet.

The thrill of clouded eyes
Anticipation of each touch,
Shared sensual ecstasy
Was never felt so much.

How will the pleasure fall?
From hands or lips or ice,
How pleasing to the heart
To practice such a vice.

Copyright© Alan Gilbert 2011.

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