Tag Archive: sad love poems


I ring the evening bell And my tolling is from the trees From the throat of the sundown breeze I am a knelling of love Pealing out before night wind is loosed Here… Continue reading

Her Shirt

I wear her shirt to bed All that I have of her All that is left of me Of a great cloth of love, A worn patch next to my skin Pressed to… Continue reading

Thinking of You

Thinking of you on a timeless day A rarity of desert grey Time suspended in my hands A web I weave where you might land Fresh of snow from your cold world To… Continue reading

In the Grace

Dawn in the grace of the poem Have I been washed in dew Showering now in the merest blue Of aurora being born to bright Night is done and my song I’ve sung… Continue reading

Sleeping Birds

   Sleeping birds Wilted in the heat of morn Black in branches dream Of trilling trickling in the throat I too wish for this Wet of warbling from your skin Pressed onto my… Continue reading

Midnight Rain

Sweet fresh morning rain May it drip down my desert face Onto your cheek and your lips Where you sleep in the green Left long ago at my back Far off over the… Continue reading

Into the Afternoon

We will go now into the afternoon Under the lime trees and palm fronds Out into the dapple wandering Will will go now gathering beams Into our hands come the sunwash Touch of… Continue reading

The Sixteenth Hour

The sixteen hour single parent workday Coming to a tired end with two down and One son left to go to dreamland I will tuck him in on his bed in my saddhana… Continue reading


Dreaming of her all night But in the morning she is gone Over the border into the mad world Now in the mental ward with the dark flowers Blooming in her hair While… Continue reading

She Has Gone Back

She has gone back to the mental ward To have Thorozene shoved down her throat And I sit in the debris of dusk Up to my neck in unshed tears This an old… Continue reading

Friday Dusk

Friday dusk and the wind is cutting loose With a thirsting for earthy wine it goes Twirling the neon dust of avenues Coiling the underbrush of starbirth It is going to burst In… Continue reading

In the Fresh

In the fresh afternoon I wish it could all begin rather than this straggle To the wounded end I’d go back To the start of the kisses To the first firelight And I’d… Continue reading

Goodnight Kiss

One more kiss before I go Out of the body into dreams’ glow Place it on my sleepy heart In the pulse that I depart To float the languid, soothing place Lit by… Continue reading


Love a million crowded thoughts But useless each to day recall One instant spent from memory Of even one of leaves that fell In wind the love of love the spell Weaved have… Continue reading

In All I Am

My useless love roams over you From another life again In nights sleepless, moonscarred, Scrawled by the blood of pens then I have seen the dawns come crowded In mountain mists and city… Continue reading


If my name you might recall Take this into dreams with you Lightweight made, small but true Nothing to intrude on you From the distances of days Lifetimes shed and ones to make… Continue reading

In Buddha’s Pure Land

In Buddha’s Pure Land All the lovers will return Virgins again unscarred by Flames the tears and kisses The children lost too Will return on sweet breath Only morning can grow From bones… Continue reading

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