THE FAR AWAY LAND
reaching out –
hair in a breeze,
holding onto cliffs,
their jagged angles like
shards of glass, all broken and
sprinkled with hot ice that can burn
exposed shivering fingers and toes;
where whispering winds steal my breath away.
Copyright held by ©Eloise De Sousa (2020)
Posted in Poetry, Weekly Trail, Wensfriesday
Tagged #writersclub, blogging, blogs, education, etheree, inspiration, poems, poetry, poets
Nuances once found endearing
Now grate against my skin
Scratching, screaming down my vertebrae
Telling me all your sins
Incompetence and flagrant misdirection
Needles picking at your inconsistency
Integral parts of my anatomy
Shouting out allegories against your existence
Deprivation within the biomass
This disorder known as yourself
Rip disregarded respect and faith
Away from all harmony; my loss, your wealth
Copyright held by ©Eloise De Sousa (2018)
Posted in Poetry, Weekly Trail
Tagged #isolation, blogging, blogs, estrangement, feelings, love, poetry, poets, thoughts, writing
Are you coming?
Crows huddle in their blackened shrouds
A treasured box of bones to behold
With fluttered wings they flounce and flow
Their lives tethered to stringed souls
Council leads the ghastly meet
The murder sing songs of fading remembrance
A requiem soliloquy so carefully laid
Words delivering life’s sweet vengeance
Wet beaks and muttered parochial verse
The only sustenance offered
As washed out eyes take in the scene
A memory of love once suffered
Lowly clouds gather above
Witness to one more ending
The ebb of life once fast and free
To heaven or Hades, now sending
Copyright held by Eloise De Sousa (2017)
A huge thanks to Serins for running a full week of fun and interaction over various media fronts. It’s been awesome and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it. So, whilst I nibble on my piece of Biltong, here’s a recap of the week from Serins. 😀
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Tagged artists, bloggers, blogging, blogs, culture, facebook, food, pinterest, poets, twitter, wensfriesday, writers
The bell tinkled over the coffee house door, heralding the arrival of the usual crowd. My eyes searched the faces, some familiar, some new. I could make out Teagan and Holly and waved madly, beckoning to them to come sit with me. Mihran’s musical melodies soothed our ears whilst P.S. Bartlett read out a chapter from her new book, Demons and Pearls, The Razor’s Adventures, to a rapturous applause.
As soon as she finished, Mel entertained us with her A to Z blog of the Krakens! Today is day thirteen and the letter ‘K’. A few more bloggers gave their ‘K’ contributions including Soucerer with his own collection of contributors to the challenge. Each received a wonderful show of support. I thoroughly enjoyed their different ideas to fill a letter in the alphabet and wondered if I could manage a month of blogs every day. With a schedule of blogs I already struggle on occasion to meet, it would be quite the challenge.
We all took a moment to think of Hugh, our wonderful fellow blogger. Our hearts and prayers go out to him at this sad time. Cups were raised and a silent moment taken. It was on that note that most left for the night, out into the mild Monday evening air.
I pulled my rucksack over my shoulders and strolled across the park, listening to the owls hooting at the moon. The silence seemed appropriate on the quiet night.
Posted in If We Were Having Coffee, Weekly Trail
Tagged artists, authors, blogging, blogs, coffee, family, friends, monday, musicians, poets
Join me later tonight when I reveal…well I don’t know yet. Still pondering on what I feel like sharing with you.
Any suggestions, questions or something burning inside of you that you’d love to know about me? Leave a comment and I shall promise to try answering it as honestly as possible.
Okay now I’m nervous!
See you later. Oh and if no-one leaves a question, I will just have to go with whatever comes to mind!
Pic courtesy of Giphy.com and animationgraphics.com
Posted in Saturday Night Confessions, Weekly Trail
Tagged art, authors, bloggers, books, confessions, diets, family, fashion, friends, interviews, music, passion, poets, questions, writers
And, after all, what is a lie? ‘Tis but
The truth in masquerade.
Love this quote!
The bell tinkles over the glass door to the coffee house and I rush in from the rain, welcomed by the homely smell of roasted coffee beans and freshly baked confectionaries. I’m here with a mission. Continue reading →
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Tagged artists, authors, blogging, books, coffee, friends, friendship, poets, projects, updates, writing