In this beautiful land, or: Through dreams

Poetry Partners #168

‘My Inspiration, My Muse, My Love Of Life’, a poem by Jaideep Khanduja of ‘Pebble’s Galaxy’

My inspiration, my muse, my love of life,
You light my soul with a warm, gentle light.
With every thought, every word, every rhyme,
You fill me with joy, making everything bright.

Your smile, your laughter, your gentle embrace,
Ease all my worries, lighten up my face.
You show me love, pure and true,
And inspire me to be the best I can do.

Through every trial, through every test,
You're always there, giving me your best.
With every beat of my heart, I know
That I'm yours, and you're the love of my show.

So here's to you, my source of delight,
My love, my muse, my shining light.
May we always walk hand in hand,
Together, forever, in this beautiful land.

A ‘Quatern’ by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

May we always walk hand in hand,
At least through dreams and memories.
True love eternity makes grand
When overflows hearts' treasuries.

Lying awake, a wish escapes:
May we always walk hand in hand.
In my mind's eye, dim fear takes shape
Of ever-pouring grains of sand.

Across the sheets, your silken strands;
Upon your lips, a sweet smile plays.
May we always walk hand in hand,
Together, long beyond our days.

O, Muse, you inspire all my lines;
Would but these endless ebb withstand.
Two hearts as one, fingers entwined...
May we always walk hand in hand.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!


List of Poetry Partners

16 thoughts on “In this beautiful land, or: Through dreams”

  1. Nice poems, both, David. Thanks for sharing. Gonna ask a favor. Probably in the next 15 minutes or so, Iโ€™m going to post the first in a (infrequent) series of poems, using the same theme, but different poetic forms. If youโ€™d come on over and take a look Iโ€™d be mucho appreciado. Again, thanks for sharing this pairing of poems. Lovely as always.

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