Posts tagged ‘free verse’



“I want a blaze of light to flame in me forever in a timeless, dear love of everything. And why should I pretend to want anything else?”
— Jack Kerouac


I light up the night
from within
as the spectrum of flame
burns within me
Different emotional resonances
blaze out from inside
allowing me to touch
the world
and be touched in return
May all that blocks me burn
leaving only pure being
my essential self
to remain.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G

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Within WheelsWithin Wheels by G A Rosenberg


A darker placeA Darker Place by G A Rosenberg


Night’s Crossroads


“The darkness is your mother; she behooves reverence, since the mother is dangerous. She has power over you, since she gave birth to you. Honor the darkness as the light, and you will illumine your darkness.”
— Carl Gustav Jung


Night moves in the crossroads
The past day meets the future at midnight
bringing the sounds of unknown danger
Shadows move and blend with our own
Somewhere in the distance
lovers moan as their dance
reaches a new height.
Hecate has her tribute
as does Artemis.
I will let go of the past
but not its lessons
and meet the future without fear
but with respect as a new moment begins
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Jewelled Forest at NightJewelled Forest at Night by G A Rosenberg


Mating Rituals of Nether BeingsMating Rituals of Nether Beings by G A Rosenberg


Changing Perspectives


“Two men looked out from prison bars,
One saw the mud, the other saw stars.”
— Dale Carnegie


Down does’t work for me
spent too much time there
staring at my feet
Morose, lonely, angry
screw that noise.
How about up?
Nah, I’ve had my head in the clouds
smiling benignly at those below
amazing from the outside
rectal cranial inversion
a perversion I don’t want to share
In, Out too lateral
a locked one sided view
I’m working on a new vision
True vision
where down keeps me humble
and up keeps me light
in keeps me honest
and out grounds me right
the left gives me knowledge
and the right gives me hope
The sun shows direction
and the moon sets the dream.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Vision of Ma'atVision of Ma’at by G A Rosenberg


A New MatrixA New Matrix by G A Rosenberg




“Sometimes you simply need to drift aimlessly, in order to reach the destination of aim.”
― Lionel Suggs


On a night when the rain comes down
and the stars remain silent
I let my mind drift
reflecting on my soul’s colours
and the stories I have yet to write.
There is a greyness to the moment
but I don’t seem to mind.
Not every second can be filled with purpose
and nothing pressing before the morrow’s sun
I can think of loved ones’ smiles
or the needs of the many
and I will…everything in time
yet for now I will wander
until the night calls me home.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Traveller2Traveller by G A Rosenberg


Below the SurfaceBelow the Surface by G A Rosenberg


Drawing the Moon


“The moon likes secrets. And secret things. She lets mysteries bleed into her shadows and leaves us to ask whether they originated from otherworlds, or from our own imaginations.”
— Charles de Lint


The moon runs through my veins
and gives me succour.
In the dark she draws me in
and enlivens me
We whispers in the night hours
She keeps my confidences
as I walk beneath her
In her fullness her tides draw me
and racede as she grows dark
She is ever changing yet constant
as her face becomes veiled
Each aspect entrances me
in new ways.
With Diana I hunt
my being for new depths
To Isis I ask for protection
Hecate draws my secret being
and plants the seed for change.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Power Within the WoodsPower Within the Woods by G A Rosenberg


Breaking From the ShellBreaking From the Shell by G A Rosenberg


Silent Hearts Screaming


I thought I would be understood without words.
— Vincent Van Gogh


In silence, hearts reach out screaming
for understanding.
Stretching forward, emoting like mimes in a fire
they gesture and
call for attention from…anyone
no in each case it is a specific need
a special type who will know them
and answer wordlessly in return.
Yet the clown hearts keep burning
tho sometimes another comes
silently, they put out the flames
and mutely answer the call.
a heart has found another
something of beauty is created.
— G A Rosenberg


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InfluencesInfluences by G A Rosenberg


Dragon's Breath FractalDragon’s Breath Fractal by G A Rosenberg




All these people you are concerned about,
Did they create you?
— al Ghazāli


Self created
mind blown
Shall I become
the image that you all see?
You each describe me
as blind men describe an elephant
mistaking the part you know
for the whole.


Self created
by the demands
towards conformity
I am too busy
discovering myself to live
up to the expectations
of others


Self created
yet inspired
that you care
enough to see me at all
perhaps in time
you’ll see beyond the mold
you’ve cast
and it may set us free
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Vision of the LamiaVision of the Lamia by G A Rosenberg


RollingRolling by G A Rosenberg