Snow Silence

 
Within our journey
She smiled in snow silence,
Crème-color time;
She seeking warmth
I accompany her
And obey her commands
For her words are powered
With Royal Emotion.
She waves her metallic scepter
As I kneel in adoration
(I her knight she my Queen,
Woman of wonder, Silver love)
Now I must bid her farewell:
She must travel to a distant land
Where the King of Destiny
Awaits her arrival
We have shared segments
Of life once again
As we did centuries ago.
I must watch her
Leave again.
© K. James Ribble

 

Mandala

 
 
Got caught yesterday above the Sun’s lining
That uneven flow of Now breathing past
Myself as ambush of memories spill
Like the smell of summer’s first cut grass
Invariably those memories catalyze
A thousand scents of you
That pungent incense of our love
Crossed with the sky’s blue-sweet air
They tumble throughout a natural
Frame a presage of this lasting image of us
While carousel of life’s mandala carries
Me from the wreckage of those memories
Places me high above your symbol of living 
In a love so pro-found it becomes
Memory of Eternity that seeks courage
Walking towards you just to say hello
One more step towards you is all I’ve ever sought 
Among the same untold catch of memories 
That lay on the grace of tomorrow’s doorstep
Perfumes of you I’d gladly walk into
As I breach the sun’s cloth of light that loving light of you.
 
© K. James Ribble

 

Speaking with Angels

The cadence of my life is the heartbeat
Of your mountains and the echoes of my time
I am the infinite downpour of your love
That lay in the beauty of this world of my soul
Where I am the notion of a change in the winds
Of your sight and the sounds of your truth
All gathered and seated over the goodness of the hearth
Of your abundance beside vast lakes of joy
And I flourish and radiate well within the acres
Of my lives with all my doubts expand like an opus
Your precious majesty not unlike the days that
Unfold just like a lullaby a silent emerging
Of my being breathing in the Light of your warmth
Like the grace of the day I was born from you
And I thank you for my days and for my journeys
Thankful beyond these words so I am speechless
I am without recourse in my obligation to you so
I implore you allow me to find the ways to return
This love that I have felt that has been unyielding in
Its unbound nature and immeasurable freedom
For I am honored forever humbled by your gift
I will find the fortune that is mine and come home to you.

 

© K. James Ribble

The Dreams

I’ve just been in a place
I’ve never seen before
My memory recorded scenes
From which its repertoire is my life
I spoke with people who are miles away
And sensed the truth of their own words within
Knowing the distance involved
My mind is a movie
It reels off life I’ve never imagined
Which it couldn’t possibly make true
In the reality of my present consciousness
And yet directs its own truth
With impeccable quality and finesse
Rendering the subconscious open for
A counter‑mesh of life‑on‑life
Pre‑cognition features
Based on déjà vu’s and flash‑backs
Where the settings are as real as
These words you read
Uncut and virgin
The mind‑film never edits
Nor re‑writes the screenplay
For actors randomly cast for
Such is the reality of a dream
The review for which the critic
Is me

 

© K. James Ribble

Beginning

 
  
       1.
Passages sequel the reveal inside time
Segues the fold of now where I am found
As a Decision casts shadow toward my self
Becomes the light without depth into night
Before I go on I am caught by that light
Passing each night by the choice of desire
Only to be released by love of Life
Enfolding me with angelic embrace
Healing me beyond my only recollection of
Each day before I was born
Wherein time began so I know you
Do not know me and I barely know you
But I am drawn to you and
Without question I am pulled forward
A magnetic force draws me to you
For reasons I am still learning of
Call me crazy if you want but
I can no longer remain silent
There are only these truths I know
To be of a kind and calming nature
Where you and I are caught between
This moment and the chance to find out why
I cannot harness the power of
My Heart’s promise – promise of love
But I can witness the birth of
Its joy – the joy of knowing
 
          2.
If I were to look upon the open sky
I would see you in every shade of blue
If I were to gaze upon the endless ocean
I would see you in every wave and wake
I cannot remember the last time I
Have set the sail of my Heart onto open seas
There is no hold big enough to catch
The weight of my sadness . . .
And yet it is the motion of the water
That catches me, allows me to move downstream
To the depths of your Heart your open
Arms your unconditional love.
 
          3.
Landfall came quickly on my journey to you
Being a castaway on my own ship of fears
Each step I take releases me allows my
Hopes to foster the sun along each ray
So little time except to say
What is really on my mind
Just to walk outside my door brings me
Closer to you your unshielded truth
All the words I could ever write will not
Stop me from finding you

 

© K. James Ribble