Somewhere in darkness, hearts at rest find each other all alone at night. Hearts that yearn for love become the vessels we sail to land on love’s shore. Discoveries made invade like a conqueror, surrender your self. New sensations come filling your soul with wonder, under true love’s spell. Tell her she brings light to supplant all this darkness; her candle burns bright. It is that dark night that brings her brilliance to bear. She is your warm sun. You embrace her there, filling her with heartfelt joy. You are her bright moon! Soon darkness will fade. Life’s serenade plays within. Come sing life’s love song!
© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016
**Written entirely with Monoku – one line haiku / senryu
Again I am left to my own devices,
it’s been nice (as nice can be), but I see
you fading in the distance. This chance
to be free and explore was more than an escape.
It has been a discovery of self and this passion.
I cannot fashion myself after just any blathering fool.
If I drool, it will be on me, my own doing; pursuing poetry
is where my heart always leads. It bleeds chapter and verse,
and I’m no worse for wear. But there in the thicket,
the shadow of solitude explodes across the landscape.
I am free to be me and write the words by which
I am known. Fully grown and sown upon fallow pages.
Your sage inspiration has been the station in which
I await the express train to take me home.
I love you, Alice B. Toklas.
But, It’s time for me to take off! Goodbye.
© Walter J Wojtanik – 2016
Poetic Asides April Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day #27: “Take off”