because of you

because of you by anelephantcant

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because of you

the world was always dark
the sky was never blue
then suddenly the sun appeared
all because of you

my life was dull and dismal
quite grey no other hue
then suddenly the rain stopped
all because of you

nights seemed to last forever
sunny days were few
then winter turned to summer
just because of you

my life was bright and joyful
clouds parted light shone through
lines disappeared from my old face
all because of you

your eyes were my great treasure
your smile my favourite view
my heart at last found happiness
all because of you

but it didn’t last forever
you found somebody new
now I am broken hearted
all because of you

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le Mistral

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le Mistral

soft at first
brushing
high leaves
teasing
gentle
refreshing
building
but slowly
to a strength
that shakes trees
destroys parasols
abducts hats
rattles
windows and doors
clears the terrasse
of all
but the most solid
items of furniture
and
for three days
dryly
unceasingly
inflicts pain
sand and grit
in eyes
conversation muted
constant noise
in ears
gradually
fraying nerves
until
of a sudden
air is still
sky is clear blue
tranquillity
and good humour
return
to Paradise

* * *

Le Mistral
rests
patiently
ponders
his return

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the beach at night

the beach at night by anelephantcant

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the beach at night

we go to the beach at night time
when the moon sleeps beneath the sea
the stars dance along the shoreline
and the sun of course has run free

amorphous clouds drift darkly
obscuring the lights in the sky
intermittently changing the shadows
never hiding the beauty in your eye

the waves murmur to the jetty
the sand whispers to the foam
the bay reflects the quietude
until morning returns home

walking in happy harmony
a state of unequalled grace
the perfection of the moment
made pure by the love in your face

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shadow in the mirror

shadow in the mirror

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shadow in the mirror

I glimpse the shadow in the mirror
as soft and dark as midnight air
my eyes are slow to see the outline
of the space where once you were

you took the sunshine when you left me
I live now in constant chill
I purged all trace of you existence
but your spirit lingers still

your face still hides behind my eyelids
your laughter echoes through my dreams
but you don’t fill my every moment
I swear that’s just the way it seems

I know that you are gone forever
that I won’t hold you close again
none of these things are a problem
the memories of here inflict the pain

the day will come when I’ll forget you
and then my heart will stumble free
there’ll be no sorrowed tears in my eyes
and no water in the sea

my eyes are slow to see the outline
as soft and dark as midnight air
I glimpse the shadow in the mirror
it’s just the space where once you were

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her eyes

winter rain by anelephantcant

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her eyes

she feels the heartache deep inside
she feels the wind blow through her eyes
she understands the poet’s heart
she knows why he lies down and cries

she has a gently loving soul
she never intends to cause him pain
she knows that she has numbed his heart
like icy Scottish winter rain

she remembers when she was with him
he felt the sunshine of her smile
he basked in happiness and warmth
he worshipped her in style

he adored her laughter and her art
he laughed too when she was there
she loved his funny accent
he loved her tangled mane of hair

and yet somehow they parted
the distance growing ever greater
she ponders if what came to pass
was inevitable sooner or later

she feels the heartache deep inside
she feels the wind blow through her eyes
she understands the poet’s heart
she knows why he cries and why he dies

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springtime in Scotland

bereft of bloom by anelephantcant

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Springtime in Scotland

once again I go back with my soul full of hope
simply seeking a warm word or a smile
but the pain and the tears start all over again
I realise my trip is heartbreakingly futile

because springtime in Scotland is bereft of bloom
the flowers have no colour or scent
it is painfully clear I am not welcome here
the narrow cracks now are more widely rent

there’s no music playing on the barren hillsides
the silent songbirds
forget their sweet tunes
the
dull sky is heavy with low weeping clouds
obscuring a succession of pale dying moons

the sunshine of course is long disappeared
the rainfall is wind-blown and cold
the chill of my homeland seeps into my bones
but it’
s much more than the weather that makes me feel old

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rivers sing

rivers sing by anelephantcant

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rivers sing

when you hold my hand
great mountains can walk
the rivers all sing
and the trees smile and talk

the moon floats benignly
the stars dance in the skies
nights full of laughter
and the sun never cries

little birds warble
like a sonnet by Burns
butterflies turn cartwheels
the earth joyfully turns

the wind blows in colours
like a rainbow’s sweet breath
now garlands are wreaths
as our love bleeds to death

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