Exotic cities, cultures apart, With minarets, mosques, and prayers to start. Meleke terraces, blue pools, and sand Groomed and tended by a skilled gardener’s hands. Textiles and spices spill from the souks, Networks of alleyways, […]
Gavreel He was fragile, fearful and fatigued. She was calm, cool and comforting. He had always been very good at hiding, She had always been very good at seeking. He was a good man, she […]
Signaling the departure of your stay, Hungry for dark, you feel the midnight train Lurch, stretch, jostle, strain, and sway As inky blackness fingers the window pane.
Romance me, Autumn, with the changing of your leaves. Breathe on me the woodsy scents carried on your breeze. Kiss me, Autumn, with bewitching, beguiling sway, The touch that changes summer into gold and crimson […]
Promises Underneath the tree, He promised me a future, Better than the past.
Spaces among the stars, Warm beaches near the sun, Save your precious beauty; Cast no light upon my fragile heart. Since my love is here, In a place of darkness, Not our dog days, Nor […]
Summer and Autumn Embrace and dance together, Passing the baton. Their colors kissing, An annual fleeting romance, But oh how they loved. Oh How They Loved
This Haiku is reminiscent of the days of old. The ancient Egyptians accomplished astonishing architectural feats. The also took many of those engineering secrets with them. Besides the 7 wonders of the world (the Colossus of […]
Love Had Just Arrived Paris was trouble, Just a string of broken hearts, So he had to leave. London was trouble, Loneliness took advantage, So she had to leave. They met while waiting In an airport […]
She sat at the edge of the sea, Her skin warming in the hot sun. It was only here she felt free, Resting from battles lost and won. Here she felt refreshed and renewed, The […]
The Devil was Dead She had had enough, And burned his house to the ground, The devil was dead. She was humming an Arsonist’s Lullaby. He was her reason.
She She was done waiting, She had waited for years, Waiting for his love. She packed her suitcase, She’d be gone when he got home It would be his loss. Sure, he’d find someone, But […]
The Song of Wandering Aengus I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when […]
Liberty and Freedom Take not for granted, Your liberty and Freedom, They are vanishing. As we turn our eyes To other things, Lawmakers Broker our few rights.
Marvin Hartley Bell is a poet and teacher who was the first Poet Laureate of Iowa. Bell was raised on Long Island. He served in the U. S. Army as a First Lieutenant. He writes about […]
The Night Sky He sailed the night sky, Constellations as his map. Dreaming of new life.
Summer Intoxicating, Summer scents cling to the air. Stirring desire.
The Storm Divine power surge, Churning up the wind and waves, Raw and unharnessed.
Mehndi The family arrived, The bridal Mehndi applied, The groom was surprised. She looked so refined, Such an intricate design, The details defined. The henna stained red, Delicate feet, hands, and head… All before she wed.
Lost at Sea Do you remember, Walking, fingers intertwined? Oh, how you loved me. I’m missing you now, Miles away from anywhere, Wishing you were near. Drifting, lost at sea, Among the fin and the […]
Kingdoms Ancient kingdoms lost, Heros born to save the day, Ancient kingdoms won. Men and monsters fight Against those hiding the truth. Light against the dark. Battlefields and swords, Old ways give new ways to […]
Fireworks The sky is ablaze, Dazzling colors of red, Bursting white and blue. Whistling rockets, Fountains spewing small sparkles While spectators “Ooooo.”
The railroad track is miles away, And the day is loud with voices speaking, Yet there isn’t a train goes by all day But I hear its whistle shrieking. All night there isn’t a train […]
For the Love of Dogs Is there anything Sweeter than the acceptance And love of a dog? Unconditional, Forgiving and so patient, Eyes only for you. Who can resist a Wagging tail and a wet […]
Summer Blueberries Summer blueberries, Exploding inside my mouth. Nature’s little treat. Humble blueberries, Waiting for nimble fingers, To quickly pluck them. They are my childhood. We picked buckets for pancakes, Muffins and ice cream. Plump, […]