summer time in the open air
a year new creeps behind curtains dusty and around corners uncertain
walking down the streets of your city
past the cannonball trees and lively cafés streaming
crowds are buzzing cheery tonight
the season festive and spry thrives along beaches tropical and along city lights
black velvet glistens in nights humid and wet
have you seen my sailor how it envelops my delicate magnolia flesh?
winds soaked in youthful laughs and rosy romance swathe the heart
tell me sailor must hearts part?
winds carry symphonies jolly heated with desire
and I burning in the velvet quietly smile
after fires and yearly trials of playful deceit took me for a fool
I leave skins behind for new coats and better dressing
I took one more faithful fall
I shall answer the call of the ocean at once
in beauty dressed and in my dauntless youth
flesh breathing and unabashed whips me hard and burns hesitating doubts
unyielding and brazen as I am
pleading to sailors can you help me find that man
the one I look for hangs far away from my eager hand
away I say but not far from the heart they say
I count the golden coins collected and hurry down the bay
with ships and sailors bargained begging to be taken far away
I traded all for days of loveliness and open roofs
days are early and hours are late
tell me shall we leave it all to faith?
we sailed the seas in hope of lands that can contains us
as we are true and resolute once more we shall stand
hand in hand just you and I
inquisitive and curious
unsure of what we’d find
what I searched for did I find it in your eyes?
in palms open that held light for me in nights of sorrow and in days pristine
and what you found in mine you took away with you in silence
I placed my faith and future dreams on strings of broken violins
melodies failed me not even as feet tired broke for rest
and he shall fail me not too
in eyes long ago acquainted with mine I send soul ravens with messages of time
shall we mind and contemplate what the souls are searching for at night
the months pass on by and the years heavy on our back
strong as I am I must recite
love heavy on the vine takes its toll and winds me down
I wished for things many and looked for shelter in allies long and dark
not ever admitting the unremitting
bashing and crying of a ghost abiding and unfading
what are we seeking to fill at our own will?
the wine rests inside cups golden and those of silver
and the poison drops from hands that once so promised to please us
is it the needing that leaves us ill and sick with burdens of time?
who am I to decline?
do you my sailor dare ask what lies beneath the fetching masks?
let us watch the faces of those who stand in false composure and entice
marked by razor sharp tongues and burning in their flesh with vice
screaming out demands
not ever admitting to their flesh and to the bone
what has been done
as equanimity slips further and away from their treacherous hands
the façades will give away
spirits hungry subdivide and exhales the lies
out from cages and those of the ribs
fragile things shall fall apart as nature states
breaking open once and allowing hearts to speak
is a seldom pleasure and a gift
be true now my friend be true to yourself
be not afraid or let forget
as the first word’s been spoken
I will be your token of truth and of favourable desire
let us mind not what is left behind in past lives and early hours
lucky sailor spread your nets now far and wide
for I tell you what the soul comprises of are the wins and loses
of an undivided love
raise your cup now full
let us make that faithful toast
tell me does the wine vermilion drip from your heart
ripe and heavy in days of harvest it bled with us
every vine it rested on nurtured and cultivated with love
through the years burning and turning and on the back of eyelids tired
remember now real love holds no barriers
who is there to please us, fills us and then leave us
well I advise no further for I lose my hands
I’ve been digging far too long down the dry well
my spirit now demands the thirst be quenched
tell me can we make amends?
waste the light and let us go into the night
nights are solitary and extend and here I am
a ghost wandering in shadows sleepless
ill at ease and restlessly pacing inside a mind submissive
mortal in my flesh and sick with love dewy on vines tranquil
do you feel the chill?
of air merciless and sharp as words hang far back
in dreadful silence and in meadows running wild
hiding from hearts patient who wish to draw not swords but white flags
so I say to you now let us
can we speak it as it is without holding back intentions?
I stood still undressing fears which crippled me once and left me deaf and numb
watching now the silver moon beyond my thumb
tell me what is there to teach
a girl as reckless as myself?
I do he said I do believe that you are slowly dying here my friend
well then let us sit and respire on the sand
the moon up high advises us tonight
she swears by us days of glory are ahead
not in vain was every battle fought and struggle on the road to home
are we not my love so much more than the decaying flesh and bone?
let the ocean wash away what no longer serves your soul
sail with me now sailor let us go
away we go and into the night
away we go and flow along the river of life
sweetly vaporing about the days of youth
dreams hang heavy as my warrior stands on one foot
scales steady balance of his shoulders weary now
and I see how
he thrusts his hands up high for the cheering crowds
illuminating hearts and minds of men before him
tell me if you know him, tell me if you’ve seen the beast his soul rides upon
and in the night comes howling
a man of grace and in true honour
whispers his desires into the ears of nations and those of lovers
all will follow and discern
with love not pity praying for their king’s return
the drums beat heavy and in the chest of all men
hold your banners high and let us go to war tonight
what is there to require from a man whose spirit flows over cities and over towers?
like sunrays piercing through the thickest clouds
I tell you he who so effortlessly inspires
will find contentment in the seeds of love he once planted
under feet of nations yearning in despair
graced with courage, his hands now unrestrained
will pave the way and set the stone
tell me what is there for us to yearn for my love?
let us sail now captain I am yours
let us watch the sun rising over the ocean at dawn
to the west and to the east I watch him go
his eyes elusive reach lands and kiss the skies above
soul burns with fire blue and ascends above all men who thought they knew
might I solemnly sigh and marvel in tears
by his side I said I wish to spend my years
down jungles cavernous and mountains broad
through meadows evergreen, past fields and rainforest foliage
far further and beyond the deepest ocean’s depths and ceaseless flow
of rivers stirring and thrilling
let us not divide
I come to you open and serene with love hanging heavy on the vine
will you take my hand?
tell me sailor what is it that you seek?
is it more than what the earth and the ocean can give you here with me?
is it more than the sun shining and a love alive that’s thriving?
let us sit at last and respire
let us contemplate nothing
if its silence that you desire
let us leave it to the senses
down the rose gardens and in the indigo nights
let us free the spirits
so they may run wild amongst the living
be not afraid to wed and bond
to what the souls are dreaming
as they fuse as one
what happens here between you and I
is with certainty the most precious link one could bind
will you consolidate with me now captain?
as I sow and foster the seeds of a new chapter
you heart speaks rather loud tonight my sailor
and I need not words I need not a translator
tell me warrior of order
what do eyes see if they have lost their wonder?
do the eyes of men blind resemble those of the defiled?
what do you think of trading the soul for currencies and dreams that expire?
and what is to make of those living among us
that made you feel like freedom is something you must work for
let us mind not matters empty of heart
let us go forward and back to the lands
back to summer days hefty loaded with tropic heat
burly characters season afternoon breezes with youthful expressions
in the end all men flourish and blossom
in the end one’s arms become the other’s
willing to receive in gentle bosoms
cradles of love bound hearts together
behold the mortal flesh sick with joy and leisurely pursuits
behold the soul immortal everlasting and patient
wise is only the man who endured his journeys
after trials and battles long
screamed out in the open air, howling day after day
return with chest torn open bleeding new blood
he who had only few words to say
said it best
forevermore and ceaselessly they all go
men and women
beasts and wild ones
along streams and down riverbanks
along fields and mountains high
what truth do we offer the hearts?
once false layers have been stripped away
come closer she said
closer towards love
away from hate
away from despair
let us serve tea and coffee to our friends
butter on toast and marmalade
how sweet are talks and gatherings in summer rays
of all the faces we adore
we have won acclaim.