what flows through you

drifter_boat
i don’t even know you
anymore, as i used to find you
frequently
actually, every time i closed my eyes
or not

you were in the mist, in the wind, in the flame
and in the sands falling grain by grain
keeping time
that i don’t notice

i followed you more than most things–
thoughts or activities
drifting toward you
unknowingly, intentionally
with confidence, with clarity

and now you are silenced
my voice
questioning
am i that difficult to forgive
what is it that flows through you
to me
and back into you
my arrow
my wish

i wrote this for you
so that you would hear me
again

© r.e.l. 9/15/15

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an idea

unveiled…

your eyes are the windows
to a lifetime
of wisdom
within

practicing…
you hear
what’s written on your face
arriving as you are

the flame in the fire
has an idea
what i’m thinking

r.e.l. 12/12/11

Posted for Thursday Poet Rally 12/15-12/21/11 on The Poetry Palace

Received the Perfect Poet Award. Thank you, poet community!  I accept… For next week I nominate Big Ape Diary  🙂 -robin

Posted on Micropoetry for theme #windows

star on a distant paradise


where are you now
in this moment, i ask
climbing a ladder to a distant cloud
that only i know…
floating on a bubble under a wave of life?

you are crazy
with the mystery you breathe
you are the pure energy
of love
… fire mixed with water
and raindrops inside sand

you are tears and joy forever intertwined
like a bird not knowing his wings

still… after all
you know you are

the one who saved me from a distant paradise

and you are true

© r.e.l.  11/4/10

image nightbird2

Posted on Poetry Potluck 7/10-7/17/11 on Jingle Poetry

its vapors

as the mist, its vapors
turns my air
to its breath
i can feel that i knew you
once
before i knew…

you burned me
with your fire
inside:
i have always known you

and even when i did know
i didn’t know yet
yet i knew too…
that all along
you were building a mystery
that had dissolved into me

© r.e.l. 4/20/11

image of me at marin headlands by simsha

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posted for The Thursday Post 21.4.11 on Ethereal Heights
posted for Poetry Potluck 4/24-4/30/11 on Jingle Poetry

my flame

flames
have a mind of their own
as they
silently listen
call to you
speak your name
invite you to gaze
into their
burn that
knows your secrets

i am listening now
and i set you on fire
to the beat of your glow
you wish for me
i am here
now blow out your candle
and feel what i say

© r.e.l. 8/4/10

in the fire

the signs never cease
to tell me
still you are here.
i want you to tell me though
that you still want me here
because you are lost now
and i feel it.
do you want me to stand
in the fire with you
and be the moon that shines
on your path?
your path now is like
an answer for me
even as you take
the wrong path
to find the right
where you know who you are
never running.
i am done with our other journey
where you close
expecting me to open you.

© r.e.l. 7/3/10