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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broken steps

broken steps by anelephantcant

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broken steps

broken steps hang above the beach
suspended in bleak mid air
once full of purpose now forgotten
no longer leading anywhere

the hut itself lies derelict
paint flakes from wind worn wood
the staircase stumbling down from there
reflects my wretched mood

passing time can change so much
salt and spray erode destroy
like tears that flow from sunken eyes
leaving them bereft of joy

the pebbles rumble in the waves
the sands drift out to sea
like memories that disappear
when you decide you must be free

the three tall pines sway gently still
the palm trees tower high
the clouds gather low above the leaves
like me the sky begins to cry

for my life too is pointless now
without your love I cannot care
broken steps hang above the beach
no longer leading anywhere

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night birds


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night birds

east winds blow from frosted Alps
ransack the barren sands
spume driven from ignoble waves
futile as empty hands

breakers crash on broken steps
rocks and pebbles rumble down
tears crash onto broken hearts
wash the laughter from the clown

Orion watches full moon’s light
harass the coming day
across the cliff top’s broken stones
rain drains dried love away

trickles echo through the pipes
like a thousand voices talking
draughts creak through splintered window frames
like a thousand night birds squawking

love’s warmth is only transient
like the Scottish summer sun
it all too quickly fades and cools
unhappy winter bleakly comes

one stone sends ripples outward
as a smile enchants a soul
the next splash causes conflict
two halves didn’t make a whole

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under the bridge

(the moon) under the bridge

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under the bridge

the sunlight dances in the stream
like your sparkling eyes that so bewitch
the springtime sky is golden blue
and the shy moon hides under the bridge

the trees are slowly turning green
the hills of Provence loom on high
near-barren rocks wear thorny gorse
bringing bitter tears to lovelorn eye

for memories are all that’s left
as biting as a hawk’s shrill cry
it looks down on unwary prey
choosing the heart that is next to die

the dark clouds cover heaven’s light
the thunder screams at fever pitch
and your sweet love flows swift away
like tear-strewn water under the bridge

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when

in cloud by anelephantcant

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when

when I’m happy in the darkness you blind me with bright light
when I bask in warm sunshine you wrap me in cold night

when I dream of song and laughter you wake me with a jolt
when I do everything I can for you it seems it’s all my fault

when I gaze up at the blue sky you envelop me in cloud
when I meditate in silence you tell me I’m too loud

when you say you’ll spend your life with me I know for sure you won’t
when you tell me that you love me I know for sure you don’t

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