The bitter root

I love this city in dark silence

The vibrant and intellectual day fades into alluring artistic night scene

The hills lay off a man’s duty by day

The boy in me leaped out walking the streets

The songs came again from the car radio afar

My lips were chanting the familiar melodies my father once loved

I tilted my head up towards the moonlight

Holding the rolling tears in the well of my eyes

Big boys don’t cry!

Perhaps it’s the invitation of the blood moon night,

the open arms of the January assertive silence

I let out the forbidden wailing

Anguish to the lies, to the betrayal, to the abandonment

The boy in me were fueled by rawness of hurt

My howling to the moonlight returned needles on my skull

I grew in rage

Forcefully a man rose to stand tall

Declared vows and judgements

only God will break

We got a thing

The first time I saw you

I loved you… I was sweet to you

Everytime I see you

My mouth curves up to a moon, my eyes to a straight line

You can be naughty… you can be vicious… you can be cold shoulders to me

We got a thing between us my beloved

We love and affectionate to only one

Loyal, intimate and eternal

We look at each other, rub our noses

Smitten… gooey… heavenly

– dedicated to cat lovers

Loners’ love

Two loners met

The distance is perfect

the space is perfect

the atmosphere is perfect

the company is perfect

They let each other into their inner most selves

One plus one still one

Bare and naked two loners’ hearts

Beating as one

We are like 2 pieces of jigsaw puzzles he said

I don’t feel I need to run from you she said

Tick tock tick tock

Time is trickling in harmony

24 hours round the clock

Two loners smile mischievously

Did I know you before they said

You found me

(Photo from picsbud.com)

Cupping my heart with your hands

My fairest

Bundle of warmth

In the desolate place, in the deep winter

Snowflakes melting

With you in my embrace

there is music and lyrics again

the ocean with hues

the valley with shades

My breathing once again meaningful

You came so I could be found again

Now my Love

My heart just blossoms in time for Spring

Introvert

Sweet solitude,

I have waited all day for you-

This surrounding infusion

of stillness enveloping me

My smile suddenly

has no duty to please

but arises in natural beauty

from the truthful joy

in being alone, I bask unseen

in my own company for though I adore

so many in the world, I simply

love them more

after a chance to miss them.

Angelina Stanton, Sydney 29.12.2018

Melancholy

The blues landed on me today

Even the sky is shedding tears

Sadness trapped inside me

Exhaling in vain

Where are you hiding, my cheery clouds?

I lost you in my dreams last night,

neither could I see you now.

The beginning of my melancholy days…

You

There you stood
rooted deeply
unshakable
I had wandered for a long time
finally I came back
to you
There you are
standing tall and strong
riches in springs
sheltering in summers
splendid in autumns
withered in winters
You
watching over me
When I fix my gaze to you
I finally found
the centre of my world


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站在那里
一直

不动摇的树
我
出走了
又回来了
树
仍旧坚立着
季节变更
华叶,枯萎

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仍然守候
我
总回头望树
身边的世界
绕着你走