Thursday, March 31, 2011

in vancouver aquarium, of all places...

i seem to have found my feet again,
sleep & appetite have slowly returned

(i'm even remembering to shave)

and the sadness dissipates
every time i think of 
the many 
beautiful firsts
& adventures we've shared

memories sprout in my mind,
a garden grows in my imagination 
(a sunflower blooms in my chest, where once my heart was)
i'm trying to be in
the angry phase now
but you did
so many amazing things for me,
i just can't be angry with you

(maybe i can be angry at you
for not giving me a reason
to want to be angry at you)

although watching 'Dexter' on my own,
it is just not the same
and just for the record,

i was just as surprised as you
that you discovered

blue butterflies

in Vancouver Aquarium, of all places

(c) Brent M Harpur, 2011.

"Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade." (Arabian proverb)

Friday, March 18, 2011

kookaburras & a solitary magpie...

and if he is lucky enough
to see her let down her hair...
he'll see kookaburras
& a solitary magpie
have taken nest in there.

she may offer him a smile
as pure as
sunbeams & thunder;
and if he lets her,
she'll bless his life
with vanilla & wonder.

and as her plane
transports her away to a northern hemisphere,
he keeps an eye skyward for the
biggest full moon in eighteen years...

(we are all travelers traversing timelines.
& jetlag is but a means
to allow us
to catch up on sleep
and ourselves.
Some of us travel outward
& some inward.
But we are all travelers
none the less.)

she came to say goodbye,
and upon leaving, turned & said:
"I'm very glad I came over."

he is not the same man!
yes!! he has changed shape inside.
he pins an invisible medal for bravery
on his tiny, fragile chest.
& in the moonlight he shivers,
standing a little taller / bolder.

and for what it is worth,
be she close or far;
she has now become

(c) Brent M Harpur, 2011.

"If you don't know where you are going, you can never get lost." (herb cohen)

Monday, March 14, 2011

the heart its a wild beast...

(Parati, Brasil)

the heart, it is a wild beast
that no one can tame,
you can't choose
who you fall in love with,
so there's no need
for blame.

in every winding road
he still sees her smile,
and in
every map he reads
her name.

outside he learns
to dance in fire,
inside burns an
undying flame.

and only she can make
this blind artist see:
he has no use for
riches, power or fame.

and when all else
is gone,
government's fall
& cities crumble...

his love
for her,
it will still remain.

(c) Brent M Harpur, 2011.

"You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back." (B. Deangelis)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

union (part one)...

I long to be
the moonlight
tingling on your skin,

I want to be
the oxygen
that you breathe in...

I strive to be
the wind
tugging at your hair;

You set this
watersign on fire, babe:

you come near.

(c) Brent M Harpur, 2011.

"Image creates desire. You will want what you imagine." (JG Gallimore)