“Let Today Be the Day We Celebrate Love”

Posted by & filed under A Heart Soliloquy, Love Poetry, Mystical Poetry, Pilgrim Hitchhiking, Sleep With Me in the Sea, Under the Bodhi Tree, Zayra Yves.

Mystical Love Poetry from Zayra Yves
 A Heart Soliloquy
Only in my dreams do you appear
as a figure who comes from other times
delivering our love
as it reaches across all lines
out past the span of infinity
to touch us.
My heart keeps our love in secret
until my poems are done
then I will give my body over
like an open book.
I will lie down in the fire,
wrapped in linen
let them burn me to ash
crack open my skull;
let the wind carry my love for you
across the waters
all around the world
until even the stars hear of it
and all of the heavens know our story
before it fades.
It’s no matter that our bodies have to die
the same as all others
and the lights go quiet in the night
because our love
will be spread by distant galaxies
until we are born again
to be found in each others arms
as parched flowers
someone planted in the soil
of a distant
but hopeful planet.
                                                                                                           – zayra yves
Under the Bodhi Tree
sleeps a Shoalin monk
in his distant dream
while I wait for him
to gather
the strength of the tree
in his bones
and pray
he will forgive me
                                      for the thorns.                                        

                                                          – zayra yves

Zayra Yves’ mystical love poetry has been published in numerous print journals, anthologies, on-line e-zines and magazines, including Panhandler Quarterly, Voices for Africa, Eyes of the Poet, Kreativ, Edge Life Magazine, Poetry Life & Times, Astropoetica, Alehouse Press, 34th Parallel, Feeling is First, and The Enchanting Verses International Journal.
Her books and audios include Leaving You Unpainted, Ordinary Substance. Empty as Nirvana, Sleep in the Sea Tonight With Me, Crowned Compassion, and her latest book, Color Me Pomegranate. All her works and more information are available through her website at www.zayrayves.com.



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Zayra Yves says:

Thank you Janet Elizabeth.
Thank you Andrew for the feature.

Janet Elizabeth says:

Your poems are lovely!