Explore Me

Oh my explorer, sail to my land
Find my treasures, make your discoveries
Although, you’re well-known
in my heart,
behind my words there is yet
a world to explore
Deep within me
in unknown territory
Maybe, even unknown to myself
There is the exotic, the wild
and the pure
Draw your map
Leave your traces
Where no one has gone before
Place your mark there
And raise your flag
as my land is yours

©RoseGirl2019

It Is A Beautiful Day

Although the day may look grey
It is a beautiful day to take a stroll
through the city
To sit on a bench and dream of you
To feed the pigeons and watch
the city life pass by
To give the beggars some coins
and to write a poem

It is a beautiful day to let
my tears flow when I miss you
to go with the flow
wherever the waves may take me
It is a beautiful day just to love you

©RoseGirl2019

I Dance For You Tonight

Let me dance for you tonight
Lit by the full moon
I dance the stars into the sky
I make our wishes burn fiercely
above us
I dance the kisses onto your lips,
the sparkle in your heart,
the passion in your eyes,
your knees on the ground,
your desires reaching out
Love moves my curves
Graceful and sensual
Follow my body for it tells you a story
And only you can read,
only you can see
I dance a silent dance
But you’ll hear the words
You’ll hear the music
You’ll feel its meaning
As I dance for you
For your eyes only

©RoseGirl2019

Two Wizards

They were both wizards
in their world of make believe
They let their love be the magic wand
that could bring them to any place
and that could let them take any form
They made their own fairy tales
Just by the power of true love
So one day they both closed their eyes
They felt the love in their hearts
and imagined to be two birds
so they could fly and cross an ocean
to be with each other

©RoseGirl2019

Shared Melancholic Longing

A Portuguese photographer told me
that my eyes have the perfect
Portuguese look
as they express saudade,
this sad, melancholic longing

But then I saw your pictures
And oh man, it was like I looked in the mirror
for your eyes have the same
expression, the Portuguese look

Or is it just the melancholic look of
two lovers that miss each other,
the pain of physical separation,
visible and tangible in the eyes
Two counterparts that already longed
for each other the day they were born
Even long before they first met

©RoseGirl2019

Divine Interventions

Two small yellow trams
glide through the streets of Lisbon
Each has its own destination
But then, they suddenly seem out of control
Is it because she is in one of the trams
And he is in the other tram?
The strong magnetic attraction
between them even make trams
go their own way
and drive towards each other
until they almost collide
Because the whole universe will conspire
and will push and pull
to bring two lovers of true love
back to each other
and then will even make trams
to its vehicle of fate and fortune

©RoseGirl2019

Poseidon And Amphitrite

The ocean between us may look
calm on the surface
But my Poseidon, do you feel
in the deeper waters our waves of
longing and passion roll towards
each other?
The sea is our kingdom, our throne
The space is all ours
We drowned for too long in still
waters of sadness
We made the sea our dark grave of grief
as we were deceived by a Fata Morgana
That showed us we had lost each other
But let’s turn the tide
Our deeper waters true and pure
do call us
So let your mighty waves move
Let the tides go high
and make love
to bring back our sea to peace

©RoseGirl2019

Honour The Path Behind You

As you rise more and more in yourself
You inspire me to honour the path
that lies behind me
as so often I tend to erase the footprints
that brought me to today

I want to remove the old trails
And every day start on a blank page again
But you show me
to become whole within
is to embrace those parts from the past
And see in everything art and beauty

Just like this city through which I walk
that breathes history wherever I look
And that makes monuments from ruins

Let’s turn around together
and see how far we’ve come
Although some things may be ugly
or imperfect
There was and is always beauty
to be found in our love

©RoseGirl2019

Walk Here With Me

Walk here with me in this town
Dance with my feet
See through my eyes
The river, the castle, the colourful
houses, the Portuguese tiles
Sense through my skin
The wind from the sea
The warmth of the sun
Hear through my ears
The fado, the pigeons,
the sound of passionate Portuguese
Smell through my nose
The sardines, the salt water
Taste through my mouth
the red wine, the pastéis de nata
the fish, the bica
Feel through my heart
the soul, song and poetry
but above all, the immense love
I have for you that colours my senses
and illuminates this town

©RoseGirl2019

My True Fadista

And in the last evening light
in the old neighbourhood Alfama
on the stairs of a narrow alley
I listen to a fado singer
who pours his heart out with closed eyes
Songs of love, saudade, melancholic longing

And how much this singer may touch
And how many other singers I may listen to
There is no singer like you, o meu amor
Every singer I hear only makes me
miss you more
Your voice like an angel
that sings my heart purely into heaven
That cradles me, enchants, entices and soothes

Fado that means fate
is the music of destiny
Then you are my true fadista
Your voice, your song destined
to be received by my heart
Like I am your true poeta
My words, my poems, are fated for you

©RoseGirl2019

You Are Here

And when I sit by the river
and see all the water
My eyes wander in the distance
towards the west
Waves of panic roll over me
It is when instead of feeling
this union with you in heart and soul,
I feel the deep pain of bodies
that are separated from each other
Instead of seeing it with the eyes
of the spiritual
I see it with the limited eyes of the earth

But then I feel you in my heart
This strong heart connection
that calls me back to myself
‘Are you there, my love’, I ask
‘Yes I am here’, you say
I hear your gentle voice inside
Your comforting presence
that calms down my heartbeat
I cry and smile at the same time

©RoseGirl2019

Melancholic Passion

(With video below)

The music starts to play
and then we are the fado
And in a naked, raw song
we let our bodies find each other
As if we only have the now
It has been too long, o meu amor
My tears drop on your skin
While yours drop on mine
They melt in the heat
of our passion
Lips and hands that seek
and taste desire
The flame in our hearts
We let it rise, o meu amor
We don’t let an ocean divide
no more
I kiss away the salt on your skin
Your lips that cleanse mine
What remains then
what always remains
after the last tone
the last note
is
love

©RoseGirl2019

The First And Last Word

In the bright city of myths and legends
Where so much history has been written
Where once the Phoenicians,
the Moors and the Romans came
Where a big earthquake destroyed everything
But many hands led by resilience
and dreams rebuilt again
The city from which new discoveries
have been made
And explorers conquered the world
Where people believe in fate
and in the leading hand of God
Here in the Sé de Lisboa, the cathedral
I light a candle for me and you
Like I’ve already lit many
Each as a holy beacon of light around us
Then before the altar I kneel down
And pray for a miracle
Or do I pray for destiny to unfold
May we be reunited
And be brought back together
My Lord, my angels,
please, wipe away these tears
Lift the heavy burden from my shoulders
And help me to have faith
in the divinity of true love
Help me to believe and to see
what my heart and soul know
But my mind seems to doubt
That true love will always have
the first and last word

©RoseGirl2019

Lost In Lisbon

Rain in sun shiny Lisbon
Wherever I go my tears follow me
I try to seek you in my words,
in every corner, every street,
in the movement of the city
the flow of the river,
in shop windows,
in wine and in fado, in poetry

And I know, I won’t find you there
for first, I have to find you within
to see you without
But sometimes, there is just
this big sea of tears between us
That makes me float away from myself and thus
from you

©RoseGirl2019

Moonlight

Like a princess I lie on my bed
the doors to the balcony are open
From outside I hear the sounds of
passionate Portuguese
And if I take a deep breath
I can smell the river and the sea
Salt water and sardines
The moon shines on my face
And then I think of you, my sun
The sun that shines on the moon
His rays so bright
That she reflects it strongly
and lights up my face

©RoseGirl2019

The Breath Of Mystery

A mist is blown into the forest
of Sintra
A white breath of mystery flows
around the top of the mountain
It uncovers the unseen
as the veil between worlds
is lifted
Nymphs, spirits and fairies appear

And I sit down on a rock
On the altar of true love
I have sacrificed my soul
Mystery blows around me
And I can see

There you are my beloved
The eyes of my heart have caught you
Where truth is felt
And the deepest love makes visible
Even if all is covered with mist

©RoseGirl2019

The Fairy Of Sintra

A fairy of the woods of Sintra
took me with her
We went to Quinta da Regaleira
She showed me the underground caves
the womb of mother earth
Where inner light can be found
in darkness
If you can’t rely on your eyes no more
It is your heart that guides you

We went up the hills
And flew with the robins
Along palaces and castles
Our heads in the clouds

And before I said a farewell
I asked her why all the time
she had spoken to me in plural form
Where there was just me
The fairy lady smiled and said:
‘Oh princess, don’t you see?
there is your prince next to you
lovingly holding your hand
Each step you take
He takes the same too
His energy body just as real
as you and me’

©RoseGirl2019

On A Rooftop

I stand on a rooftop
and look over Lisbon
A guitarist next to me plays
The Beatles’ song ‘Yesterday’

And it’s so easy now to fly out
to follow the stream of my thoughts,
the wind of my desires
and to seek you everywhere
in every corner, on every cloud
to even look across the ocean
For there are Sirens by the river
that try to entice me to fly farther
But I know in the end I will hit
my head against a cliff

Somewhere down there
I hear the sound of church bells
that reminds me
to keep my feet on the ground,
my energy at home
To look for sacredness within
As the holy grail of our love
My key to you lies inside my heart

And then around me
the wind may blow
the Sirens may call
Yesterday may pull
Memories may shout
But I’ve found my ground
on a rooftop, in the eye of love

©RoseGirl2019

We Are The Sea

I sit on a hidden and quiet beach
which used to be the private beach
of the queen of Portugal
The Atlantic Ocean waves before me
Seagulls in the sky
Salt water on my lips
And warm sand on my naked skin
A sea wind sighs over me
My hair dances
And between the clouds
the sun carefully appears

I sit majestically in lotus pose
I close my eyes
The sea rolls through me
I connect with you
Through the royal portal
of my heart
And then there are no miles in between,
but we are one

We are the sea
Our tides of desire, longing and love
pull and move us
Our deep waters fill the gap
Between my land and your land
And no dikes, no borders
can hold back its incredible force

©RoseGirl2019

Love Without Words

It is nighttime in Lisbon
and I cannot sleep
I sit on the balcony
The moon and stars serenade me
with their light

And if you would be here
I would cuddle up to you
And with our fingers
we would draw lines between
the stars
We would paint in the sky
And we would love without words

I sit here alone
You are far away
In your sky, across the ocean
the sun shines
Both we look up
with our fingers we paint out
our love
You paint with sun rays
I paint with stars and moon
And we love without words

©RoseGirl2019

The River Sings

Tears run down my cheeks
when I take my first steps in Lisbon
The city is a museum of memories
that don’t take me in
but let me stand on the treshold
and I can only watch
how Portuguese melancholy
comes over me like a big wave
and makes me miss you so much

And I walk straight to the river
I almost run
while the last sunlight shines upon me
I hear the whisper of the river Tagus
that strokes like a warm evening breeze
gently over my cheeks
to bring me a kiss from my beloved,
a message from overseas

And the Tagus sings:
‘Oh dear, don’t step back into memories
but step forward into visions
Dream and write your beloved
here with you
Pull his ship across the ocean
By the force of the love in your heart
He is closer than he’s ever been

©RoseGirl2019

My Secret Luggage

At Amsterdam airport
I had to go through security
The alarm sounded
And the bodyscan
showed all kind of suspicious spots
in and on my body
I had to take off my shoes,
my jacket, my ring, my bracelets
There I stood half undressed
and barefoot
They searched my body
But still, the alarm sounded
They didn’t understand why
I smiled, of course I knew
Their security system just detected
the high frequency of true love
in my body
But their technological feat
couldn’t uncover that
Inside me I carry you with me secretly

©RoseGirl2019

O Meu Amor

O meu amor, I find you in
the ocean that waves of desire
and connects our two continents
I find you in the brightness
of the sun that shines high
in the sky on the two of us
I find you in a prayer said
in the early morning
to bless our eternal love
I find you in the grace of the trees,
in the emotion of a fado song
in the majesty of the castle,
in every street,
every step in this town
As I carry the world within
with you in my heart

©RoseGirl2019

Like A Rock

(With video below)

I have my head in the clouds
here on top of the mountain
The ocean in the distance
The woods surround me
While I stand like a rock
In all directions
I let the air sing
of my love for you
And let the wind bring it
to your heart

©RoseGirl2019

The Magic Of True love

I sit on my fairy bench
in the woods of Sintra
Through the wind whistling in the trees
spirits speak to me
about all the love stories
that kings and queens,
knights, princes and princesses
once lived here

And I think of our journey, our story
You, my king, my prince, my knight
And I pray for the two of us
The rocks, the trees and the wind
surround me with their strength
and hold me
As I hold you in my heart
Fairy tales are real
if you believe
in the magic of true love

©RoseGirl2019

What I Would Like To Tell You

I walk in the streets of Lisbon
with an ice cream in my hand
a soft smile in my heart

The clouds above show a silver lining
And I hear the tunes of
Ana Moura’s ‘Amor afoito’
the first fado song
I once shared with you

And I think of all the things
I would like to tell you
But then I realize,
my words would always fail
to describe the infinite ways
in which I love you
and how deep the love goes
Only if you allow yourself
to open your heart fully
its true impact can be felt

©RoseGirl2019

Reunion

At times, the castle on the hill
seems so close and in full light
that if I would squint my eyes,
with my hand I could touch it
And by the movement of my breath
I could spread my wings and fly up
So close, that I can already feel
the warmth of the home fire
And how the table is set for us

And at times,
the castle seems so far and high
And I see all the obstacles
How dark clouds surround it,
the road I need to climb

But it’s not the castle that changes position
It’s my mind that creates the distance

And how far it may seem
It’s the promise of the castle
that won’t get out of my heart’s sight

©RoseGirl2019

Book Of Life

Here in Lisbon I went to the oldest
bookstore of the world
That, since several ages,
holds inside so many stories
I asked the owner
if our book of love was in there too
He said it was
with both our names in gold
written on the cover
I asked if I could have it
to read further our story
He smiled and told me
he could not yet give the book
as we first need to live the words
I said I understood
But as I walked outside
The owner called me
I turned around, the old man said:
‘I read the book and
for what I can tell you
It’s a beautiful,
breathtaking love story.’

©RoseGirl2019

The Bird That Came To Serenade Her

And by the river
She leans her back
against a white wall
She closes her eyes
and bathes herself
in the soft sunlight,
in the sound of the water
and in the wind that plays
with her hair
and blows her head empty

A bird comes close to her and
sings his song at her feet
A beautiful serenade
And if she let the wind blow
just little bit more
to remove all barriers
She hears the pure music
of her beloved in it

©RoseGirl2019

I Try

I try not to miss you
And to see the Lisbon sun
although it’s cold this morning

I try not to let it rain inside
And to keep my eyes focused
at what is ahead of me
although my vision now is narrow

I try not to let my heart drown
in a sea of longing
And instead to swim back
to the surface
although the current underneath
is pulling me

I try not to miss you
And to feel your arms
to hear your voice,
that says,
not to miss you but to enjoy
the day, the sun and Lisbon

I try, my love, I try

©RoseGirl2019

Singing My Man Home

River Tagus, with your strong stream,
that takes the water
from the Atlantic ocean
into Portuguese land,
will you bring my beloved to me
from overseas
Please take his ship gently
As he endured stormy waters
that broke down his old beliefs
But could never damage his pure heart
I will stand here on your bank
as his beacon
My heart song will sing my man home

©RoseGirl2019

Like A Knight

(with video below)

Here at the castle of the Templar Knights
I immerse myself in the sacredness of vivid silence
I sit under a pine tree
The smell of oranges strokes my nose
Branches wave softly in the wind above me
While the rain falls down
I meditate and write my poetry

And regardless of the weather,
the birds continue to sing their songs
Regardless of how many battles,
the Templar knights continued
to fight for their cause
And regardless of the rain,
the time, the ocean between us
or whatever,
I continue to love you, to have faith
and stand for my heart

©RoseGirl2019

I Wish

I wish I could tell you all my tales,
live with you the stories
And make the magic flow once again
in this town
‘Cause the buildings are just buildings
My letters are just letters
The night is just the night
And even Lisbon is just Lisbon
If it isn’t touched by your fairy eyes

©RoseGirl2019