Ripples

Image by me. This morning’s dawn.
Image by me. This morning’s dawn.

ripples in a dream
nothing more and nothing less
fanciful moments


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Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
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Destiny?

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Image courtesy Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash.com

destiny displayed
in a glistening dewdrop
until made vapour


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Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
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I Dream

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I dream of a time where the world won’t cry
Of lives where good folk don’t have to try

I dream of a place where we all might breathe
One negligence doesn’t make us leave

I dream of a whisper that tames the rest
Of my darling’s eyes in our little love nest

I dream of this and that and of it all
It’s a nightmare really that masks my fall


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Richard

Haiku – Rock in the Water

Photo by Artyom Kabajev on Unsplash
Photo by Artyom Kabajev on Unsplash

Rock in the water
Diverts the flow of the stream
Giving it purpose


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Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
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Translucent

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Photo by Rob Laughter on Unsplash

Eyes look

But do not see

Beneath this skin

The real me

All pain and sorrow

And sodden heart

A mind in turmoil

No work of art

Just desperate really

So reticent

To be centre stage

Not translucent


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Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
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Celeste

Author’s Note: A poem written in the haiku style but very much not.

Born of the starways
From most glorious midnight
Celeste fills these dreams

Eyes like forever
And infinite in their depth
They stir this lost soul

Will she ever know
Could she ever love this ghost
He who drifts through all

Eternity dares
What reality disputes
I’ve always been hers


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Richard

Senryu 1

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image courtesy Joshua Earle on Unsplash.com

Pellucid moments
As the fog of once love clears
Turn away weeping


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Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
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Raindrops, We Circulate in

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Image courtesy reza shayestehpour on Unsplash.com

Water

💧

Wash this life away
In liquidated atoms

Submerge

💦

And swim as others
Laugh as others

🌊

Bubble

☁️

Mouth agape and smiling
Sleeping in aquamarine

☔️

Nirvana

💦

An abyssal dispersement
Of another’s fluid dream

🌧

Rain

💧

The cycle renews
Whether wanted or not

🌏


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Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
The Eternals Series: The Eternals / Hunter Hunted / Into Eternity

Rose Petal Dreams

Photo by Meiying Ng on Unsplash
Photo by Meiying Ng on Unsplash

Laid hearts open, revealed and revered
Our eyes tug towards the moon
Always the moon
As we dream of rose petal skies

There are no stars to guide us
No cloudburst tears to wet our roots
They’re not needed
For we are dreamers of rose petal moments

Silver and gold may flow in our veins
Stain the ground in ventricular bursts
It’s never crimson
Not for dreamers of rose petal lies

There’s a chill upon him
And a heat upon you
Always so warm
Perhaps, from my rose petal dreams


Thank you for reading
Richard

Richard M. Ankers
Author of the brand new steampunk extravaganza Britannia Unleashed.
Also Available:
The Eternals Series: The Eternals / Hunter Hunted / Into Eternity