By Mike Turner "One beautiful heart is better than a thousand beautiful faces" - Shakespeare (provenance uncertain) Search all existence Land, sea, Earth, Heavens Seek not fame Fortune Power But the simplicity of comfort Compatibility Mutual respect Peace Love Looking past a thousand pretty faces To find one beautiful heart Upon which to hang Hopes, dreams And … Continue reading One Beautiful Heart
What Is Eternal?
By Mike Turner Our time here is but a moment A transitory existence on an uncertain plane We quest for things with no meaning Wealth, power, influence All fictions of the corporeal sphere Holding no permanence There is but one thing eternal: Love Manifested in our art expressing it Echoed in the memories of those … Continue reading What Is Eternal?
By Mike Turner How many drops are in the ocean? How many stars up in the sky? How much joy is in a baby’s laugh? How many sorrows in a sigh? How can we say enough’s, enough? Whispering our questions by-and-by? Oh, how many drops are in the ocean? And which of those many drops, … Continue reading Drops
Teach Us, O Nature
By Mike Turner The stars in the firmament Teach us to shine a light In the face of darkness The trees in the storm Teach us to bend to the wind But not break The sun rising in the east Teaches us that a new day always comes After darkest night And the shells upon … Continue reading Teach Us, O Nature
The Vultures Are Circling and Sorcerer of Death
By Andrew Scott The Vultures Are Circling a villanelle Their thirst is burning not waiting on the bodies of the dead The vultures are circling flesh is for the yearning will not stop until they are fed Their thirst is burning Weakness is where they are engaging control is how they are bred The vultures … Continue reading The Vultures Are Circling and Sorcerer of Death
Mourning / Morning and Petal’d Memories
By Mike Turner Mourning / Memories Sad in fits and starts Nursing broken hearts Gaping holes that will not soon be filled Lonely days and nights More wrong than is right Rivers of our tears that have been spilled Slowly we emerge From dark mourning and grief Warm in golden sunrise Sensing there’s relief In … Continue reading Mourning / Morning and Petal’d Memories
By Mike Turner Each night As twilight fades I despair for the world’s end Longing for a better tomorrow Each morning As dawn unfolds I am rewarded By the warm embrace Of a fresh beginning With the new day Mike Turner is a songwriter and poet living on the US Gulf Coast. He was featured … Continue reading New Day
A Ripple in Still Water
By Mike Turner A ripple in still water Steals ‘cross the mirror’d pool Stirred by a breath-like zephyr The languid air to cool Golden sunlight dappling Through foliage high in trees We lay in rustling grasses To gently take our ease Our lips so gently brushing In tender moment’s kiss Warm in our joint embraces … Continue reading A Ripple in Still Water
By Mike Turner We run through the colors of our lives The yellows of bright possibilities Lives begun, opportunities offered The greens of early success Chances taken, hopes promised The reds of passions stoked Loves encountered, yearnings ignited The blues of loss Dreams unfulfilled, accomplishments unrewarding Oranges and purples and scarlets and indigo Once viewed … Continue reading Life’s Colors
Neath Shaded Trees
By Mike Turner Sun’s golden, setting rays Filter through verdant leaves Whilst a gentled, whispered wind Comforts with cooling breeze Arms’ strong, warm embrace On our hearts bestow their ease As a sweet and simple kiss Our passions lightly tease As twilight slowly fades And day’s memories we reprise Let us cross o’er yonder river … Continue reading Neath Shaded Trees