plainsong

the poet’s soul is a river
ever flowing  flowing to the sea
and you   you my little dove
fly through the light blue sky
when will you come little dove
to drink from the river
to bathe in its endless song
it awaits you  the river flowing
in a dream full of bubbles
but you  you my little dove
fly through the light blue sky

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© Gregory V Driscoll 2014

thunderstorm

night sky   flashes duel
their clashes boom through the trees
trailing wind and rain

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

the suitor

like a planet circling the sun
around you I move   a planet
among planets I never tire
your attractions impel me onward
your radiance is my only light
but in your order which planet am I
Mercury the closest
or the farthest Pluto -
if Mercury  let me live
forever in your flames
if Pluto  ice-bound I die
far removed from your loving fire

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

syncopation

I sense in every song
the melody of your thighs
when silence falls at last
upon our busy day  I see you
asleep in all your sweetness
oh dearest one   you are
the peaceful stillness
after each heartbeat of mine
the music that grants me
this dear life

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

awe

you’re being with me is to possess
the stars in the heavens
with you in my arms
I am lord of the cosmos
for you are every good thing
for me there is nothing without you

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

précis

face of the sun and periwinkle
near the sea of the lonely-hearted
unruffled song   gentle whisper
in my heart – such are you love

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© Gregory V Driscoll 2014

apprehension

would that you again filled my days
my eyes   the blood throbbing in my veins
but these all are filled only with your absence
with your boundless silence

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014