Poetry Blogs (2020, longing)
LEON STOLGARD on And in the right hand corner Leon ' raging bull ' Stolgard! (2 hours ago)
Based on the opening scene of Stardust Memories.
The clock ticks in desperation to move us along, to where we belong.
Our eyes remain forward, no longer looking back.
The man in seat 2B sobs with tears streaming down his face. He’s left his life in his old place.
I soak in the faces of passengers around me, stern looks all around.
All longing for company, for answers that c...
Saturday 27th June 2020 6:26 pm
There have been numerous occasions where I'd have to close my eyes to stop from crying
Watery; blurry; black
Nights without you are sleepless
But I'm pretty sure you can sleep just fine
Even if you prefer another next to you, it's not that you prefer me
I could count the stars all night, but I'd still never sleep
And maybe I'd always blame insomnia for being the lack of ...
Monday 22nd June 2020 5:07 am
My gums are bleeding again.
There’s a stack of papers that need attention
But I can’t find my glasses.
My truck is making that funny noise.
I sleep too late
Because no one wakes me.
I don’t write
I feel it’s all been said.
I find I’m repeating myself
No one takes me seriously
Your point’s been made:
I am selfish and fickle,
Sunday 10th May 2020 4:55 am
We were reckless with love.
Swans dancing on a lake of fire;
unfinished art searching for the
Quiet & loud.
Hungry & fed.
Bones full of broken stars
with the temerity
to traverse galaxies
hidden between the
braille on our skin,
foolish enough to believe
desire this strong would
take a half-life to
Sunday 3rd May 2020 11:04 pm
world is hushed
but inside we are all screaming
waiting for the tomorrows
when our meetings will be filled with embraces,
with reading a silent stare
and we will know what they mean
not just from a frozen screen
but for a reflection of all time
We are all waiting for the tomorrows
we will no longer meet in solitude
but a meetin...
Friday 1st May 2020 5:11 pm
Just lay your hand
when I´m shaking
because the frost
is running through my veins
Just lay your hand
when my eyes flicker
and all I can see
Just lay your hand
you don’t have to do
you don’t have to say
Just lay your hand in mine
I just need to know
I´m not alone
in the cold
Wednesday 15th April 2020 9:06 pm
Corners caress the bricks
breading that familiar shape,
in which to pace fingertips,
reimagine and fall
the abode of cliché,
the same smitten desires,
plotted here in prints of feet
the way they moved,
the way they moved,
the way they moved,
nostalgic tracks swoon you low
to the floor, roused but not here.
Friday 10th April 2020 8:37 pm
Once when I was young I chanced upon a flower
Wild and free it was the most beautiful thing I had seen
And I wanted it for my own
To care for this flower
To show it off to the world
This beautiful flower that was my own
Through spring and summer
I watered, I watched and I helped it to grow
And the flower basked me in its glory as it did so
But I had to le...
Monday 6th April 2020 6:15 pm
A sea of red lights
the hours of rush
is all hurry up
they race against each other
only to be home alone
or tucked away with their lovers
they spent all day
dreaming of their escape
now they must wait
a brief pause
only too much
in the way
what they long to see
Tuesday 10th March 2020 3:11 am
How many times does it cross your mind
Maybe a thousand times
I’d rather have you near
Than only have your poems reciting in my ear
Sure, they comfort me
But most days and nights I need you miserably
And those heartbreaking songs
They make me feel like we belong
Despite the truth of our existence
I wish to be in your presence
So here’s another love poem
Sunday 1st March 2020 5:27 am
Be my brightest night
When I felt that sun glow touch
Emanate from your soft smile
Coldest wind be the
Torture of my skin
While your love seals me in
The violet of the dawning sky
The scarlet of the new sunrise
Is all I feel when you’re nearby…
This is but a memory…
Grab my heart and never let go
Do you remember that ...
Monday 17th February 2020 9:06 am
Kind and caring.
How I fall for this disarming lie
Capturing and setting adrift.
A mind so confused
Looking for a missing muse.
There was a sign
Didn’t you see?
A warning of note
But no, you let it free.
Heart so soft and bruised
She doesn’t need to be used
But…it’s her fault
She must bring it to a halt
Monday 17th February 2020 8:49 am
I long for warm hugs on rainy nights
I long for good conversations on sunny days
I long for you in a world that’s tough on us
I long for you in a time that isn’t yet for us
I long for us.
Saturday 18th January 2020 2:30 am
I saw you
I saw you wait
I saw you stared
I saw you walked by
I saw you dropped your shoulders and sighed
I wish you could have seen me staring at you too.
Saturday 18th January 2020 2:06 am
A lonely boy in a sea of lonely nights
in that last hour of the day
capturing words he wishes he had said
writing them down
so they’re out of his head
Music fills the air
soothing the tension
lessening the cares
Take a trip to the other side:
what makes the other person tick,
what makes them come alive,
what’s in their head they’re trying to hide
Sunday 12th January 2020 2:58 pm
We circle as sharks
on the Hyde Park winter rink
our eyes like lasers
I audibly bleep when they meet
We both go forwards
not getting anywhere
we pass with differing intervals
I only breathe when we pass
Some laps are flawless
some laps are clumsy
some laps I nearly take some sucker down
some laps I kiss the ice
I feel your eyes lift me to my feet
I feel them brush the slush from...
Friday 13th December 2019 1:49 pm
I push away the ending of the day
when I gaze in the mirror
cleaning my teeth
back and forth
back and forth
repetitive motion, much like the day’s comings
a reflection of the darker side of boredom
when the house feels not like a home,
so very still and empty of life,
I hear the cars passing on the freeway,
while all is...
Monday 25th November 2019 5:14 pm
I've tried to write this
Fifty times over
Each time I get closer
But somehow still miss
I miss something
In what I want you to know
I miss something
In saying I don't want to let go
If this is goodbye
Then say it now
I'll give up the fight
I'll let you walk out
I've loved you like no other
I've never held...
Tuesday 25th June 2019 2:44 am
and then again I sailed in sorrow
a thousand times i'll do it again
in hopes that i'll find you tomorrow
in hopes that i'll see you again.
Tuesday 5th February 2019 6:31 am
Cutting to the heart of all this longing
is it the vicious tongue you wag at me
or the perpetual mystery hanging from your actions
the contradictions of your possible state of mind
I see the hurt, I feel the pain you carry
and sense the urge to be desired by men
the flirt of all you do rings loudly before you
and against my better judgement
I can’t help but come swimming back to your sho...
Saturday 1st December 2018 12:25 am
Longing for the touch of a soft hand
Lips brought together
to seal the one kiss to end all kisses
Craving the taste and smell of female arousal
The sensuous beauty of passion
Making the mundane a forgotten memory
and the banal a distant ghost
Moments to savour,
to place in a cherished corner of the mind.
Friday 2nd November 2018 10:19 pm
The sun rays shimmer
On the Hudson river
Framing the sky
Is the New York skyline
A busy day begins and
From a window in the train
You can see the bridge
That appeared in movies
And in your dreams
The American Dream
In a teenager the only dream
She had always cherished
She knows the golden ripples
Arent true and wont last
As the sun will go down
No it wasnt for all that
It means to ...
Tuesday 16th October 2018 9:48 pm
If I could bottle up this thunder
in my heart and post it to you,
all those unspoken words would
tumble out and you would see.
If I could lace my fingers into yours,
we could speak in braille.
If I could lie my head against your skin
and inhale, you could not fail to know.
If I could touch my lips upon your mouth,
and speak the language of eternity,
no words would be...
Tuesday 16th October 2018 7:39 pm
Speak to me
Cuz at night
When I dream
That's you're sleeping next to me
It s the best feeling I could feel
Until I wake up and see
You're not there
No ones here
And then the tears
Of course they fall
Cuz my heart
Aches more than
Everything inside of me
Oh I wish you...
Friday 30th March 2018 4:49 pm
my frail hands reach for you,
my heart possibly reaching too.
you are my felicity,
the feelings you strike inside me stronger than electricity.
I truly do love you,
but I'm scared you won't stay true.
nevertheless, I still want us to have a everlasting rendezvous.
Saturday 3rd February 2018 5:03 am
Pierce me once more with that joyous laughter
Happiness is embodied,
But so much more.
Bewitched, longing for enlightenment
I serve thee
Soul that entwines my mind
Allow me to be seen, to be heard, to be touched
Monday 20th November 2017 8:50 pm
Paint white over my eyes
Seal my lips with lies
Scrub my skin so that it may be raw
Sweep my feet and watch me fall
Shackle my hands with twisted irony
Let me hear those phrases of fallacy
For I would rather have it bittersweet
Than to feel so incomplete
Monday 20th November 2017 8:36 pm
I miss you away from me
I miss the feel of your bare neck in my hands
I miss your rhythmic fretting
The curves of your body
Your weight in my hands
Your weight in my lap
Your vibrations - your tremors
Now my hands feel empty
I want to finger
I want to pick
I want ...
Monday 6th November 2017 4:42 pm
By: Mirza Sharafat
Khushboo se mehakta aisa hi sansaar hota
ye mosam mere yaha har baar hota
tujhe manaana baar baar sirf hunar hai mera
tera roothna phir kis qadar dushwaar hota
tu kar chuka hai soda emaan ka, ehsaas ka
bawajood iske tu kabhi sharamsaar hota
fakhr e talwaar wo, qatil e kufaar hota
youm e ashoor hamrah Hussain ke Mukhtaar hota
tu haar chuka hai baazi Sharafat ki jung me
Tuesday 29th August 2017 5:22 am
One star and half a moon
in the purple sky tonight.
Half a mind, half a heart,
half a soul, half life.
A pain so big inside,
I can’t help but cry
for the hope gone.
For the golden round
The pain feels full
present piercing tragic
she was pure magic.
A light that shone
into my heart.
I felt the pull so palpable,
Saturday 22nd April 2017 12:24 am
Does this trip start in you
or spring somewhere in me
there is an urgency of need
I can't seem to abandon
Fingers on the button
clawing at your door, heart beating
will you answer all this longing
let me cross the line, trespassing
Calling by, I'm calling by
that ancient question in my eye
and you can tell, you can smell
that I've been drinking
but you know me
you know me
Sunday 2nd April 2017 1:46 am
Snowy night in
The early spring—
Winter heavy upon
I see your figure
Approaching in the dark,
A silhouette in the snow
Against the lantern lights.
Inside, the house is warm,
Though I stand below the lintel
Watching your approach and
Feeling the chilly breeze.
The sight of you
After the long season
Of longing separation
Brings a smile to my heart.
You hesitate in the ...
Sunday 15th January 2017 2:25 pm
I have been having these moments
waiting for trains
opening a window
I have been having these little moments
flicking through old magazines
in the off-license
glancing up at windows
looking out across the city
When the magnitude of your potential
when all the things you said to me
when the poetry you quietly dedicated
when the soft touch of your deft...
Saturday 7th January 2017 12:04 am
If you called
I would run a thousand miles
I would walk a thousand miles
I would crawl a thousand miles
If you called
Monday 19th September 2016 4:45 pm
As the rain falls in the early evening
treading the yellow line, solemnly waiting
a little drunk, a little lonely
all too aware of where I’m not going
haunted by the ghosts littering this platform…
As she draws him in so close to her
he dips his head to accept those smiling lips
begging, O!, they’re beating to be kissed
while phantom hands journey all across her body
curves pushed tight...
Tuesday 28th June 2016 3:28 pm
The voices of heartbreak
they vibrate through the car
the voices of soul-ache
pour like water into this space
Next to that flawed, trembling voice
I lay my own
to that cracked and warbling voice
I add my own
to all those torch songs
The starkness of stripped, blunt words
fills the hollow part of all I see
the devastation of stri...
Tuesday 19th January 2016 10:32 pm
I long to tell you all my dreams
And hear yours in return
Oblivious to the world outside
As we surround ourselves with words
I long hear your lilting voice
As you whisper words of love
Captured in this moment
In which there is nothing else
I long to kiss you goodnight
And run my fingers through your hair
To watch your eyelids close
Eyelashes soft against your cheek
Wednesday 30th December 2015 10:21 am
a wronged wash in the what might have been
where we fidget like fleas on a rabbits hide
and verses drafted in the cross stitched sky
cannot disguise the well-practiced curses
with the pre-packed presumption of lilies
abstract amongst the sheets
your limbs offer a confusion of choice
where context is lost
besides the arch and coil
Sunday 24th May 2015 7:23 pm
Conversations float like dandelion seeds
drifting on some tumble-weed breeze
the words are soft and out of focus
bouncing quietly off these walls
Invisible vibrations pass unnoticed
no effect, no eye turned, no ear piqued
was that my name, something I should recognise
or just another wave in the sea of endless ambience
I’m not here
I’m not here at all
I’m back at that table
Sunday 22nd March 2015 11:57 am
I sit outside and smoke and stare.
At all the people who pass me there.
They do not wave, they do not smile.
Why won't they come and talk a while?
They pass me by without a care.
I watch them go and wonder where.
I go inside and think of them.
But they of me? Not now or then.
Tuesday 11th November 2014 9:55 am
Like an old friend,
I stare at the clock,
"Should I sleep now or later?"
For I am not sure anymore,
What is expected
Of a single man,
And I stare at this empty bed,
And miss her body,
And her warmth... And her.
Monday 23rd June 2014 10:31 am
did I ever say I was “good people”?
some days I miss the hasty shouting
the crack of fist on salted cheekbones
better that than the nauseous choice
of considered upholstery or designer phones
never weather appropriate, rather, accident
ripped and bleeding, waiting for some other
and days my head will fill with men of war
always in shock yet mostly in awe
Sunday 22nd December 2013 5:02 pm
Tuesday 5th March 2013 11:26 am
They say home is where the heart is
and my heart is where the art lives.
So where is my home?
Art lives within us all
and begins an internal/external exchange...
like humanity to trees.
We stop, relax, breathe
So where is my home?
First Contact was my spiritual home
gave meat and marrow to
Tuesday 8th November 2011 11:33 pm
What happens when a triumph
doesn't ring like titanic trumpets?
Hopes remain Titanic,
exceptional, erroneously erred
and sinking with realisation.
I decapitated depression, deep...
Tuesday 8th November 2011 11:25 pm
Diamonds strewn across black velvet sky
Starfish scattered along the shore
Star shaped maple leaves flutter and fly
Star flakes of snow in the winter's roar
I miss you so much wherever you are
All I ever wanted was to be your
Photography by Lisa Milligan
Monday 15th August 2011 3:13 pm
Once in every while
it was so nice to talk to you last night,
I need to hear your smile,
so tender, sweet and light,
not so very often
but once in every while.
once I said 'I'm your man'
you replied how you wishe...
Thursday 19th August 2010 11:48 am
to see and hear but not yet touch
that which i do crave so much
exquisite torture to my hands
that ache to remap treasured lands
in dreams i have reached out to clasp
at last your hand within my grasp
then woke to find a vacant space
where our fingers interlaced
your faces occupy my mind
too deep for me to leave behind
shackled to what i hear and see
til by your side and f...
Friday 14th May 2010 1:50 pm
Jameson Archers Bells
Gordon's Captain Morgan Smirnoff
Guinness Tia Maria Baileys
Pernod Carlsberg and Strongbow
Days made up of these.
Silk Cut days
Silk Cut nights
Sand between the toes
white blue skies
Breakfast on the Pier
Days well made
tailored to suit
Thursday 11th February 2010 8:09 pm