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Howling Bloody Hell
Homage to Marcus Slease
ARCHETYPE Sonnet No. 42
Love of Rarest Vintage
Once Upon A Lifetime
Overtones of Holmes
Life's Indelible Beat
Sonnet No. 36–Citation
Chained Tears
Ode to a Bookshop
A Grain of Sand
Europe's Decline
Celtic Vibrations
Morning Mists
Cymru (Wales)
Old Men of My Village
Salt of the Earth
Windy Frenzy
Where the Hand, Human, Went
A Love Song
The Chess players
Love Is So Unwise
The Triple Muse
Spring Rain
Winter Sunset
Always 'There'
Angels in the Sky
Imperishable Essence
Urge of Creation
Collector's Items
Child of Delight
Cleaning out Attics
The Artist
Love's Sublime Echo
No Borders
Honest Song's Measure
Sappho's Echo
Fullest Moon
Sonnet No. 19
The Lovers
Mythologies & Deities
Overtones of Robert Frost
Sonnet No. 9

Always 'There'

On this first day – your
birthday – which begins the year
this poem I pledge.

Using the kigo
Of Japanese origin
To include season.

This a true haiku
so first of January –
a good beginning.

To omit season
implies a muki-haiku
which is not the case.

When we first set eyes
one upon the other, the
sky outside – cloudy.

You, a new student –
where a dream's premonition
had stirred the night's sleep.

We were introduced
which produced an instant flash
of blue-lightning clash.

I heard the sea's swish
and the shrill shriek of sea-birds:
centuries rolled past.

All time had vanished -
it was as if childhood's wish:
suddenly appeared. . .

Out of a blue mist
where Celtic roots entwined us
and Eros burned us. *

We were the earth's lost
children of eternal search:
of love's deep longing.

Given to the few –
where sacrifice is always

Those who love apart:
can live in suff'ring – but it's
not despair: love's 'there'. *

This simple knowing
that what is loved best, remains:
makes all else, nonsense! *

Panmelys 01/01/2013

*Sappho *Camus *A. Pope



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