Rose Of The Heart

The sun has left me
Behind
In the dark
In this cold night
Under the stars
The moon’s silver light
That shines upon me
The roses around me
That blossom by the love
The air is filled with
The scent of summer
So far
Yet so close
You are
Somewhere
On the world’s other side
Where the sun has risen
The light is shining
How could I be sad
For the sun that left me
When it only
left my eyes here
To illuminate your day?
When this moon
that I watch
Reflects the light
Of the sun you see
In your bright sky?
What is beyond time
And space
Can never be distant
Will always
Be near
Here in the rose
of the heart

©RoseGirl2017

Love Remains

I am here far away
Without you by my side
The sun that sets
My heart on fire
Light that fades

It’s not dark yet
I want to hold
I want to keep
My hand that grasps
My eyes that catch
Images of yesterday

And I am here
Thoughts that spin
Spiders creep
All the fears
That are
surrounding me

I face
The sun that sets
Down to earth
When nothing is left
All is gone
Only love remains

©RoseGirl2017

Home Is Where The Love Is

I am on my way home
Meet me there
Meet me new
We are
Without a past
Dance this sacred dance
with me
Of sun and moon
And yin and yang

Home is where the truth is
No need to lie
No need to hide
Hearts with open doors
We’ve always been
And always will be
Naked in each other’s eyes
Home is where the love is
where my soul
meets yours

©RoseGirl2017

Deep Waters

This love has deep waters
And a shore that can’t be seen
I know
You are scared to drown
Though
You can float
You can swim
Sail your boat
Trust the wind
Surf the waves
And when you sink
Just let yourself sink down
Underneath the surface
To find the stillness
and the beauty
At the bottom

©RoseGirl2017

Head In The Clouds

She flies with the wind
High up in the sky
Spreading her wings
Her head in the clouds
There she goes
Her heart feather light
She dreams while she’s awake
As she knows
Another world
Is just another breath away

She is like a fairy
Flying into tales
Seen from above
Everything can be real
She goes higher
Takes the leap
Though she knows
When you go high up
You can only fall deep

©RoseGirl2017

Lisboa, Queen Of My Heart

The blue sea smells of sardines
The land is scented with saudade
Waves of memories
roll towards me
I dance my way through Alfama
And will write my own history
Sounds of Fado take me with you
To comforting Portuguese ground
Into the heart of faith and fate
What will be will be
with no doubt

Let my tears merge
with the water of the Tagus
Let my soul flame o meu amor
I will be the queen of myself
On the hill in the castle
Ready to receive the king of my heart

Let me discover the truth of a treasure
I will embark the ship of my dreams
Let me raise my glass to good fortune
Let God be with me when I go overseas

Lisboa, city of light
Always have your arms wide open
To allow me to return back home
Though there can be stormy waters
I will never lose track of your shore

©RoseGirl2017

Not Too Late

In the streets
Underneath the balcony
Bars are open
People talk
We no more
A guitar plays
A melody of ours
Church bells ring
Announce a late hour
At which there is
Still a song to sing
Laughter to hear
It might be not too late
If we only keep on dancing
Till the morning hour

©RoseGirl2017

More Here Than Ever

This town here at the river breathes you
I follow the flow of the water
And I know it leads to you
The ships that are sailing by
Will they once return?
Will they come back to listen
To the story that still burns?

In these sunny streets I walk
Towards brightly missing you
The town holds all the tales
How I would long to tell you
The birds here sing your name
The crowded square looks empty
And the buildings lost their colours
Now they all look grey

Even though you’re not there
You’re more here
than you ever were

©RoseGirl2017

Behind These Words

Do you see me
In my castle in the clouds
Behind walls that are so thick
I can’t even see myself

Do you see me
When your hand is out of reach
Your eyes are out of sight
And miles away
There are your feet

Do you see me
When I dissolve in mist
When I am lost in love
And I am the one
I don’t want to be with

Do you see me
When ears have been deceived
As my mouth speaks
A language other than
My heart had wished to speak

Do you see me
Here
Behind these words

©RoseGirl2017

As Long As I drive

As long as I drive
I’ll go nowhere
Nothing to reach
Nothing to leave behind
As there is so much to lose

Headlights guide
Into fleeting dreams
The shades along the road
Can just be passed by

Hands hold the wheel
My heart holds you
As long as I drive
I’ll have you in front of me

©RoseGirl2017

The Wolf

I am the lonesome wolf of the forrest.
I can’t be caught
But my eyes catch everything.
My heart loyal to my beloved other one.
He whom I can see
when I look into water mirrors.
The moon is my ally.
She reflects on me
what I reflect on her.
And when she is at full strength
I cry out to her
Bathe in her pure light
Purge what is inside
Let her lighten my ways
When I wander
through dark nights
and gone days
Here in the forrest
of lost souls

©RoseGirl2017

Catwoman

There is a new cat in my garden. I don’t know where she comes from or to whom she belongs.

When I hung the laundry out on the line, she watched me from underneath the raspberry bush.
Later on I had a coffee in the garden and then we watched each other and I wondered: Who is observing whom?

I am a catwoman.

I wander through this world,

Look and observe,

Make myself invisible yet present.

I can lay me down somewhere

But can leave any minute.

I can be anywhere

and nowhere.

I heard the bees zooming around the roses, heard the sound of pigeons. A blue sky with white clouds passing by.
Me, the cat, the surrounding: it was peaceful and in harmony. We both had our own spot, our own space, kept and honoured the distance between us, yet very aware of each other’s presence.

Till the cat got tired of watching catwoman. And then she just slowly raised herself, turned around and showed me her butt.

©RoseGirl2017

Inspiration

She is still with me: Inspiration. She gently breathes the words into me. This white angel, does she come from heaven or from hell?
And now she even keeps me out of my sleep.

I ask her to leave, I don’t want her near me here. I tell her to go bother someone else.
This heart drown in pain doesn’t want to swim to the surface no more.
But she is still there, she smiles and invites me into her space.

I put my hands over my ears.
I don’t want to hear the words she blows to me.
I close my eyes.
I don’t want to see her flowing source of light.
I cover my heart.
I don’t want to feel how her touch has opened it.
But even then she is still there.

I tell her I can’t do it. I can’t do what she asks of me.
But she only smiles and then slowly whispers in my ear:

Write… just write

©RoseGirl2017