Endless Moons

Your smile lights up your face,
Your face lights up a room,
Light this world around you.

For you are vibrant candle-life
And concomitant fuel;
Within that waxing we will find

There burns another two –
Red and orange flickers,
In Chinese Lantern hearts

My lungs like old balloons.
Tea-lights in these lotuses
Over lakes, beyond pontoons,

Causeways through a thousand
Tiny, endless moons,
A route, a moment in time,

A kiss made statuesque
Within my memory of you.
Your smile lights up your face,

Your face lights up a room,
And when the night has found its place
Your light’s inside me too.

Una Lucciola

Hai visto quello che ho visto
Qui tra i salici;
Una lucciola in oro e verde,
Pesciolini lontani nell’aria.

Le sue vene sono piene di tempo
La sua pelle è gentilezza dorata;
Ipnotizzato dall’innocenza,
Il miracolo di mia altezza.

Se vedi la tua lucciola
Attraverso gli alberi favolosi,
Lascia che la perdita si riposi un po’,
I suoi miracoli sono nell’aria.

Ode To Beauty

Describing physical beauty
Should never begin with a form,
Society’s circular cruelties
Turn falsehoods into the norm.

So firstly undressing a kindness
For so long stowed in your heart,
Sharing love’s like-mindedness,
Sublimer sleeps the art.

All love is loving in layers,
Our bodies are only the start;
I’d rather see your soul flourished,
Where the lips of souls then part.