Tag Archives: free verse

Burning

 

“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

Click on images to see full-sized:

 

Within WheelsWithin Wheels by G A Rosenberg

 

A darker placeA Darker Place 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

 

Click on images to see full-sized:

 

Vision of MaatVision of Ma’at by G A Rosenberg

 

A New MatrixA New Matrix by G A Rosenberg

 

Drifting…

 

“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

 

Click on images to see full-sized:

 

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

 

Click on images to see full-sized:

 

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

 

Click on images to see full-sized:

 

InfluencesInfluences by G A Rosenberg

 

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

 

Self-Created

 

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
unchanged
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

 

Click on images to see full-sized:

 

Vision of the LamiaVision of the Lamia by G A Rosenberg

 

RollingRolling by G A Rosenberg

 

Jumping

 

He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.
— Jean-Luc Godard

 

On the edge of not-self
I jump into the void
dissolving into being bliss
that lasts no-time forever
soon i will return
in purer form
Identity renewed
still on the edge
but the opposite side
of self-renewal
ready for new beginnings
returned from abyss journey
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

Click on images to see full-sized:

 

Healing CastHealing Cast by G A Rosenberg

 

Strange AquariumStrange Aquarium by G A Rosenberg

 

Cry of the Restless Youth

 

“But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed.”
― Kahlil Gibran

 

Let’s move
Let’s Go
Invoke the Spirits
Use the force
We’ll invent the purpose
we just need to…
we just have to move
Pursued from the inside out
we roam free
as we run to stay free
Avoiding traps
including of the self…
we chase our tales
and we tell our tails
to stay behind
Chaos is our natural state
yet we resist even that
We are the wild ones
we are the young
and we will prevail
as long as we keep moving
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

Click on images to see full-sized:

 

In the Cave's Dim LightIn the Cave’s Dim Light by G A Rosenberg

 

Patterned ExistancePatterned Existence by G A Rosenberg

 

Restlessness and Recycled Art

 

“Dreams and restless thoughts came flowing to him from the river, from the twinkling stars at night, from the sun’s melting rays. Dreams and a restlessness of the soul came to him.”
― Hermann Hesse

 

Restless visions
of places only imagined
take me away
from the meaningless drama around me.
So much matter and so little matters
yet others seem to live for drama
I live for explorations
trying to scrape meaning
from the pieces scattered across
lines a thousand miles across.
Is there meaning in your body next to mine
or in the stars
or in the places you dare not go?
Words seem to echo
drops in the silence well
yet my restless soul moves on,
— G A Rosenberg

Blessings, G

 

Click on images to see full-sized:

 

Night in the Bamboo ForestNight in the Bamboo Forest by G A Rosenberg

 

ForestalForestal by G A Rosenberg

 

Honest Emotion

 

“I’m going to tell you something: thoughts are never honest. Emotions are. Do not go around asking for honesty in what people think; much of what they perceive as thinking is empty anyway because it’s thought out again and again and comes out refined and muddy. The ones who know how to feel might have to say to you a couple of interesting things or not and when they do that, you ought to know how to listen. So learn how to listen. You can’t make someone open up about their feelings in case they don’t want to. But you can remain open yourself through listening deeply and completely; they might want to talk about the weather and keep it simple — allow them to feel the simplicity…Emotion pours out directly or indirectly each time people engage themselves in the process of genuine interaction.”
— Albert Camus

 

I cannot reach you with my thoughts
you are so much more reasoned than I
and my tongue gets tied so easily
but my emotions are an endless well
and much more honest
so I’ll push my thoughts aside
and let you see my heart
pulsing with love
shared pain and a yearning
for a day that I have not yet seen
My hope is strong
and if you listen
that is what you will hear.
My need for realization
and my dreams of tomorrows yet to come
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

Click on images to see full-sized:

 

Elemental TransformationElemental Transformation by G A Rosenberg

 

Sinking Below the SurfaceSinking Below the Surface by G A Rosenberg

 

City EncompassedCity Encompassed by G A Rosenberg