Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I Got Lost Once

Inspired by Fernando Pessoa-
I got lost once
And did not know
Where I was.
It was a place
I wanted to know,
But there was much
I dare not see
- And then I realised,
I was thinking
Of dancing,wiith
You, thinking
Of dancing
With me. 
(Gerry Aldridge 2016)

Would you understand the poem better, if I told you that thinking and not dreaming was intentional and changes everything? Just an artistic enquiry for anyone who ponders poems :)

The Soothing Sun

Did you know that if you catch the early morning sun at precisely the right moment as she rises demurely in the sky, it will dry a tear before it even leaves the eye?
(Gerry Aldridge)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

My Tree

My Tree
Through dark and dismal days
I watched you reign
And come to flower,
Then fruit again.
Wardrobe change
No more the green.
I watch you undress
All over me.
Why do the birds sing
As they say goodbye?
Or do they weep,
As they watch the fall?
Become icing on the ground
And you stand tall.
In nudity you are
Still, strong and proud.
I wrap myself up in
Yellows come golds.
Rolling with glee into every fold,
And I breathe you.
My mind is the breeze.
Turn your robes into oceans
That fly with me..
Continue life with me.
The time to hibernate,
Wait till Winter has gone.
Then comes Spring
And I shall watch you dress again.
Wistful of the past
And the future?
My mind is the breeze
That captures thee.
Showers the world
In fragmented sunbeams.
Warming the earth,
Making the fairies dance.
Embracing the metamorphosis
Of continued life.
(Gerry Aldridge 2016)


A blanket of acceptance
Settles heavily upon me.
Deceitfully it promises relief
As its damp release
Gnaws into my bones,
Destroying me like sun does ice.
Smothered in this deathly wrap
My dreams are crushed,
Shattered into tiny drops
Of hope that was.
To form sad, silent rivers
Solemnly carrying you away from me.
Taking part of me.
What is left is an incomplete me,
The one you chose to flee.
(Gerry Aldridge 2016)