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

Eternal Love

(With video below)

Here in Lisbon it’s like time doesn’t exist
And history is now
All what lies between us is erased
All what will happen has already been written
The stars in our eyes once told the story
Nothing to worry, but a lot to smile
As I walk in the streets, I float
in the eternal space of our love

©RoseGirl2019

Once It Flows, It Flows

And I walk along the river
Where you should have walked too
Next to me there is the water now
Which I cannot hold, but it flows
The river is like sadness
Where does it start
Where does it end
Once it flows, it flows

The sun burns on my face
Like my heart burns for you
Even the birds don’t fly today,
but they walk
on an empty riverbank
And I find the freedom in my footsteps
My hope in my heart
And once I walk, I walk

©RoseGirl2018

Warriors Of Love And Light

A wind of turmoil is blowing around
and dragons of fear and sadness
are near.
Anytime.
And you wonder
How to fight
or is it better to hide
And not to show your face
No more.
Who is the enemy
and who can be trusted
Is this real
Or are we living a dream

My dear, my hand.
Feel how it holds yours always
I am with you
You are with me
We fight the dragons together
Warriors of love and light are always tested
I have your heart
and you have mine
And no dragon can come in between

©RoseGirl2018

The Queen Of The Birds

Look at the peacock
She is the queen of the birds
Elegantly she dances around

Sing her your songs
Court her kingly
Give her the crown of your heart

And then proudly
she’ll show you her feathers
Her truest colours
and all her beauty
is and will be yours

©RoseGirl2018

Mourning Sky

The sky above Lisbon mourns
It left its bright colours
and pours its heart out
upon the tiled streets
No umbrella gives shelter
as heaven’s teardrops
and its wind of sorrow
break through any shield

©RoseGirl2018

Wild Dreams

She is a wild girl,
a wild rose
with wild dreams
and wild hopes
as she aims
for her higher love

Some call her foolish
Some call her naive
But then she just smiles
as she has a wise heart
a wild heart
that keeps faith
and holds on
to her wild dreams

©RoseGirl2018

Girl By The Castle

Oh girl by the castle
Are your tears falling down again
Your heart too much of a burden
And your fairy dreams don’t let you in
Because your king is not at home?

Oh girl, looking at the clouds,
the hills and the river down there
While wishing for the stars
and a flying horse to ride

Wipe away your tears
and be his queen
Straighten your back
Rise in love
The castle is yours
For your light
is needed in the world

©RoseGirl2018

Hurricane

The strong wind is coming
He came from the west
and crossed the ocean
to ashore Portuguese land
And the rain is falling
The branches are bending
All is in motion
The wind wants
and I want you

Be as the hurricane
And blow fiercely,
blow strongly,
blow loudly
your way here to me

©RoseGirl2018

Girl By The River

There is a girl on the riverbank
And she waits for him
Her gaze longs
in the distance
There where the river flows
into the ocean
Far beyond her eyes can reach
But her heart knows where to look

She watches the ships that sail by
And counts time
While her tears drop one by one
into the water
The river carries them away
and brings them to the ocean
Far beyond her eyes can see
But her tears know where to flow

©RoseGirl2018

Shimmering Gold

The evening sun
lights up the streets of Lisbon
The tiles of Restauradores
are of shimmering gold
Magic paves the road
into a world
where all is possible,
where creation lies
in every step, in every word
and science is
just a poor belief

©RoseGirl2018

I Give It To The River

I throw a flower into the air
and it takes a free flight
before it lands in the water
and the river takes it

And I give it to the river
All that is not mine
I am in motion
though my feet remain
on the riverbank

And even my strongest
heart’s desire
I give it to the river
River, will you take care
While I find ground
on solid land

And I trust you are not far
as I’m not far either
and the water will guide us
to find the harbour
of common ground

©RoseGirl2018

Angel Of My Heart

My angel of my heart
Even behind your clouds
I see your light
In your biggest storm
I find your stillness

Even your thunder words
caress
In your masks I see your face
When you shout
I hear your quietness
In your distance
I feel your close embrace

Even in your fears
I see your courage
In your pain
I see you healing

In your tears
I find the rainbows
In your lies
I see your truth

Since in you
I find you
always

©RoseGirl2018

The Imperfect Rose

I saw a rose that had scars
of rough weather
of thunderstorms,
rain and cold
She had lost
some of her petals
And although
she had her shadows
and wore her thorns
She was the most
delicate flower
rooted in heaven
As she had found
her radiating beauty
within her
perfect imperfection

©RoseGirl2018

Up-tempo Beat

My love, let our feet dance and dance
to this up-tempo beat
Let our heads forget and forget
till we only have
this empty space
of sounds and footsteps
Com’on my love
The dancefloor is all ours
Can you feel the rhythm?
Let our bodies move and move
Faster, even faster
Let us whirl around like a wind
till there’s nothing left
but movement
but action
but vibrating tunes
Let us dance, dance, dance
As though we are
undisturbed
disentangled
from a reality
that went crazy

©RoseGirl2018

Dragon

Hear how the ocean rages
It spits its water
on the beach
A dragon rides the waves
and fires words
that thunder
mercilessly
against the cliffs

Oh dragon inside my heart
Roar your fire
Shout your strength
Over the land and
the mountains
And be as wild
and fearless
as the raging sea

©RoseGirl2018

Looking Out For You

Clouded is the sky
Like the sea it lost
its colours of deepest blue

All seems so grey now
Where are the rainbows,
the sunflowers,
the brave heroes
of the glorious sea?

Lost feathers on the beach
Oysters in the sand
that keep inside
their precious pearls

Sand rubs my feet
The sound of waves
invades my ears
and thoughts

But look,
on the horizon
ships come in
Fishermen bring
tales and treasures
to the land

And look,
how the seagulls float
Do they know?
Have they seen?

As long as there’s hope
that the sun will shine again
I’ll look out for you

©RoseGirl2018

Love Is Everywhere Around

Always firmly stand your ground
Love is everywhere around
The sun shines on your face
So don’t give up

Don’t give in to fears and doubts
Always look beyond the clouds
The truth is in your heart
And so is he

Just open to receive
All is already here
The prison is your mind
Though in the castle of your heart
you are free

©RoseGirl2018

Toast To Life

São Jorge Castle, Lisbon

The queen is at her castle
and overlooks the city
that spreads majestically
down by the river,
into the valley
and over the seven hills

Life is good to those
who toast to life

©RoseGirl2018

Our Fado Song

Here in the narrow, steep streets of Lisbon
We step into a fado song
And drown in the lake of longing
Our story woven
into the history of this town

A you and a me
A love that reaches overseas
Sailing the stormy waves of destiny
Wine and fish, music, poetry and tears
Melancholy blends with hope
O meu amor do silêncio
Your melodies are echoing
forever in my heart

©RoseGirl2018

Reciprocity

In the forest between Cascais and Sintra, Portugal

I breathe out the air
the trees take in for me
I inhale the air
the trees transformed for me

Underneath the ground
a network of roots
connects the trees
The forest breathes
as one with me

©RoseGirl2018

Rebirth

The initiation well of Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra

The tower does not reach up into the sky
but descends down into the ground
A spiral staircase leads me
into the underworld of darkness
Inside the womb of mother earth I die
I take off my old self
at the bottom of the dark, moist cave
And then slowly I rise
Rebirth my renewed me
I emerge from the labyrinths of my own depths
Journey towards the daylight
Up into your radiant mystery

©RoseGirl2018

Rocks In The River

There are rocks in the river
That block the water from flowing
The river keeps its tales unrevealed
And I am lost for words

I want to swim in your depths
Get drown in the waters of your heart
Float in your ocean
Your current will lead me
back to my words

©RoseGirl2018

Wings Of Gratitude

I bow for the land and the sea underneath me
I bow for the sky spreading widely in front of me
I bow for the angels close above me
I bow for the harvest of the days behind me
For the seeds of tomorrow within me
For the lights of the souls around me
For your heart beating always along with me
For the love flowing strongly through me
For all that you are and all that I am
I bow

©RoseGirl2018

Destination

A gloomy sea under a dreary sky
Salty tears and bitter thoughts
The horizon is a line to cross,
a misty spot in future
The boat leaves a trail
behind and disturbs the water

Don’t look back
Don’t look forward yet
Just feel how the wind
makes your hair dance
The moist on your skin
Him in your heart
Destination lies within
the now

©RoseGirl2018

My King

Lisbon, February 18th

My king of my heart,
I wait you here on the hill in my castle
Though do not expect wealth
As nothing here
is mine or yours
We do not own
the sun, the moon or the earth
But I promise you,
the one that holds the sword
of truth,
a river of love,
of flowing eternal gold

©RoseGirl2018

Shedding Tears

Lisbon, February 18th

When you shed your tears
And let them rain down
I will catch them
Cherish them
These fluid diamonds of your heart
I will make them a river
To flow into the world
It will fertilize the earth
And by the grace of your tears
New flowers will grow

©RoseGirl2018

Mouraria Poesia

Lisbon, February 17th

Mouraria,
Ghetto of the Moors
With its steep narrow streets
Baracks between
colourful tiled houses
Cracks in walls
Scars of the earthquake
will not allow to forget

Cradle of fado
Shades of people who
lived here,
who died here
Their voices still heard at night
A resigned echo
during the day
Calmness and passion
rule the hearts
of those
who believe in fate

Laughter and tears
of ordinary men
and women
with shared
ordinary dreams
Just like ours

©RoseGirl2018

The Cathedral

Lisbon, February 16th

The Sé adorns the city
And graces its heart
Inside the wisdom of silence
preaches

And touched
by ages of devotion
I build my own cathedral
with words of elegance,
prayers of truth and love
To rise up to heaven
and honor
the poetry of life

And like a crusader
I dedicate myself to
my own divine path
Knowing that
glowing glamour
lies within

©RoseGirl2018

Tram 28

Lisbon, February 15th

I glide up and down the hills
trough the narrow alleys
on tram 28
This vehicle of romance
that shakes me into nightly daydreams

And suddenly
I am in a movie in black and white
And my heart starts to beat excitedly
Because – who knows –
At the next stop there is a man waiting for me,
holding a red rose
in his hand

©RoseGirl2018

Wavy Patterns

Cascais, February 15th

The sea here at my feet
The world perceived in wavy patterns
Things come and go and come
In this carousel of life
My gaze at the horizon
There is only this ocean between us
A sea that divides the land

And I could walk over water
Or ride a winged horse to take me
all the way to the promised land
Or I could just stand my ground here
Firmly with both feet in the sand
And wait the sea to bring me
All that is meant to roll back my way

©RoseGirl2018

A New Day

Lisbon, February 15th

A light rain shower awakens

the town this morning

A baptism of heaven’s waters

to reassure me I am on the right path

And all is safe and I am blessed

to follow my footsteps into this new day

©RoseGirl2018