Enceladus

Saturn’s mysterious moon – Enceladus!

Oh! Please, won’t you enamour us?

With your many geysers and oceans,

Forgive us, our humble emotions.

 

The thought of hidden water and wonder,

Far, from our quivering Earth’s thunder…

Covered in ice, you shining space mirror,

Oh! How you reflect the sky’s shimmer.

 

Tell! How did your silver shores feel?

When Cassini your beauty did reveal?

Images of your secret treasure troves,

Sent back to human’s screens in droves.

 

What more to know and discover…?!

Will you be our lonely planet’s lover?

Until then we will continue to adore,

You, the great Enceladus, evermore.

© K.N.Liddington

The Dromedary

There in the budded musk,

Sanded brown at dusk.

Defiant pillars to the winds,

Bountiful strength within.

 

Alone – in the hot, thick night,

Nought but downy dunes in sight.

There go the silent shepherds,

In their slow, musky herds.

 

Hail – the dromedary! Creatures quite extraordinary.

Camelus dromedarius, gentle and mysterious.

© K.N.Liddington

Bougainvillea

The winds brushing the palm trees,

Singing our soft and silent ease.

The warm painted walls dispel,

The clanging toll of London’s bell.

Sand and sea entice and murmur,

Could your cares and worries be further?

The muffled echoes of tranquil streets,

Caress and offer sun-kissed treats.

Heaven, heaven am I really here?

Did that darkling cloud truly clear?

Spanish guitar and sweet-iced sangria,

Blessed in the boughs of violet bougainvillea.

© K.N.Liddington

 

The Sunless Star

Here I fall through space,

on a backdrop of starlit lace.

My ties are severed.

My life dismembered.

 

There, a bright orange fume,

glowing on the starry loom.

What words to define

a night-cloud so divine?

 

Such extraordinary beauty

Found here, now the air leaves me.

From whence I came?

What was my name?

 

I am here. And I am all.

Still ever as I fall…

         Behold the universe of splendour!

        One last look, so tender…

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       Come hither. Death beckons.

 

I am content to die.

For, I am the sky.

I am the speck from afar.

I am the sunless star.

© K.N.Liddington

 

 

The Perfection Of You

There lies the moon shrouded in vapour,

For your sweet lips to savour.

There, the fog and the mist,

Remember the muggy night we kissed?

 

In cloaked clouds and shadows,

We discovered our love in bellows.

When you tilted your head pensively…

And I succumbed to the love of you inevitably.

 

The ivy twists and turns carefully binding,

The discordant melody of our finding.

To love is to lose yourself in bliss,

Lean in and feel the cherished kiss.

 

What we seek was always here,

For us to discover and cheer!

The world is dark and chaotic,

Yet… our love is ecstatic.

 

Let not death unleash its hound,

For immortality we have found,

In this common union of two…
Lies the perfection of you.

© K.N.Liddington

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Winter’s Numb

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Oh! Summer’s suckled brow –

How long and far are you now?

Pillows of a many painted smile,

Light and bright all the while.

So, dark descends to mine,

The Sun of our heart’s design.

Morning’s eve are come,

Blurring the eyes of some.

In tenebrous flickers,

Our minds in blinkers.

Thoughts of love succumb,

To that of winter’s numb.

 

© K.N.Liddington

The Gardens of Singapore

The sleek steel tendrils lifted,

To the sky, the green they gifted.

People walk touching the clouds,

Swathed in warm leafy shrouds.

Gentle star lights glimmering,

Nature and human design-imaging.

This divine cohabitation –

Offers up to all some salvation.

The yellow and violet sky

Winks down with weepy eye.

To see man and nature be free,

Finding at last some sweet harmony.

© K.N.Liddington

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