Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Acrylic Painting - View of Mountain from Costa Adeje

Tenerife, Spain

Flying through the sky
Sailing along way up here
Just down there below me
Fluffy white filled puffs of air

Traveling to an island
Where I’ve never been before
Don’t know what awaits me
Never been through this door

There’s an international rhythm
That I notice in this land
Cars not people move swiftly
And a language I understand

Where I walk there are no traces
Like back home I tread concrete
Images replace those cracked crevices
There are tiles below my feet

Terracotta graces the rooftops
Bright white siding far and wide
Jewel tone blue waters
Are seen from every side

The heavens are vast and flowing
Colors seem to burst from the sun
Many have seen this before me
I am not the only one

I have never touched a rainbow
After the sky pours out the rain
I want to touch the mountains
That I see here in Spain

As I stand here on this balcony
Coming to visit my friend
In God’s country at Los Geranios
This cloud ceiling has no end

Feeling this warm temperature
Taking its time each day
Though I am just a foreigner
From thousands of miles away

So yes I’ve come to see you
These views beyond belief
The places I’ve explored
I am in love with Tenerife
Drive Slow

You can’t rush you way
Into my heart you know
Give me time that’s what it takes
For our love to grow

No need to explain
It’s all that I’m saying
Don’t go down that artery in vain
I’m no passerby no playing
Just thought I’d let you know
Just drive slow

I don’t want no joy ride
That’s not my kind of jam
Keep your speed in control
Just take me as I am
Just steer to and fro
Thought you’d like to know
Just drive slow

Everything will be alright
Let’s take a drive tonight
I won’t complain
Down lovers lane

When we have to cross that bridge
It will be our privilege
And we’ll take it slow
Just drive slow

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Snow Games

I watched the beautiful children
Of whom I did not know
Playing, rolling, tumbling
In the freshly fallen snow

No one’s too old to play I say
On this day after all
Only themselves and the elements
Truly having a ball

Falling down then getting up
Making angels all around
Never hurts when pushed for fun
As you never touch the ground

Dressed in winter clothing
Purple red and blue
And the ice on my window sill
Glistens like morning dew

Running as they can
Doing to others as they bequeath
Shovel in hand to help them
As they bury one another beneath

Some huddle in a mass
Others lay flat out
Still a few play piggy back
And a couple swing about

A chill is in the air
No little hand refrains
Only if old man winter bites
Toes and noses to end snow games

Cheshire Cat Smile Moon

Alone in the nighttime sky
Sets a melancholy mood
Nowhere for you to hide
Have some constellations wooed

Jupiter begins to rise
Seem hanging from a thread
Down below as we sleep
Heavens never goes to bed

Just a yellow crescent smile
Cradled in a cosmic spoon
Holding on to night
Cheshire cat smile moon

Now your time has passed
Your reign is overdue
Time to settle down
Don’t let the morning catch you

In a planetary dance
Half your phase is ending soon
But you bask in twilight
Cheshire cat smile moon

Your smooth and swift descent
Barely move before my eyes
Like some trickery of light
As if you move the skies

I can barely see your glow
Out the sky you seem to drop
Just an eerie silhouette
Behind a building rooftop

Beam away answer the call
To an out of this world tune
In your orchestrated way
Cheshire cat smile moon