(un)ruffled

(un)ruffled

grace on surface
picture of poise, careless calm
beneath, frantic feet

© hannah t

Published in: on March 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm  Comments (10)  

plume

plume

watch me twirl, she coos
a pirouette of petals–
beneath her spinning skirt
white and yellow and fragrant
he sips milk of poison

© hannah t

Published in: on March 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm  Comments (5)  

one book a week

one book a week

it’s for hannah
when she arrives next month
thanks mum, next week famous five

is she awake?
can i give my present now?
okay, later, when she’s ready

© hannah t

 

Notes:
2011, March 16th
Singa 14, June Edition, Copyright 1987

Published in: on March 17, 2011 at 7:20 pm  Comments (8)  

tub, bed, spoon

tub, bed, spoon

they say you are vanilla
like it’s a dirty word
what do they know?

you play well with others
sprinkle of spice, dash of dark
even chocolate

you complete my cravings
hit all my sweet spots
leave me dripping cream

they say you are vanilla
like it’s a dirty word
what do they know?

© hannah t

Published in: on March 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm  Comments (22)  

grounded

grounded

you go right ahead
fill your bowl with crystal rings
gild your ham with gold
adorn your toast with black pearls
I’ll sit here, stir my oatmeal

© hannah t

Published in: on March 15, 2011 at 6:41 pm  Comments (6)  

owls are overrated

owls are overrated

hummingbirds know life
assess flower. take nectar.
oh look! time to move on.

© hannah t

Published in: on March 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm  Comments (12)  

serenity

serenity

he is on the hunt
sits you down, lays into you
hours on end
you hurt, you weep, you forgive
show me how you love. teach me.

© hannah t

Published in: on March 7, 2011 at 5:14 pm  Comments (16)  

I yam…

I yam…

captain with no cape
just countless caps
and the number 1

master of no universe
just 8 by 24 feet
and hearts of various sizes

I call the shots
and I save ‘em

© hannah t

 

Published in: on March 1, 2011 at 5:39 pm  Comments (9)  

leander

leander

you are the green
keeping me keen
link between my silver

you are the potion
in my veins
sword moulded with my soul

cupid fired his arrow
shot through my heel

© hannah t

 

Notes:
Hint: 2 DC, 2 Marvel, 2 Greek mythology :)

Published in: on March 1, 2011 at 5:35 pm  Comments (6)  

white walls

white walls

no posters, no photographs
no pretentious art pieces
no evidence of childhood
no remnants of adolescence
no traces of what came after
clean slate for the taking

pictures to paint, murals to mount
words to write
fresh colours
new stories
every day
blank canvas for the mind

white walls
do not hold me ransom
for yesterday or today
white walls
hold only hope
for always
sanctuary for the soul

© hannah t

Published in: on February 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm  Comments (13)