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I cried for you (Haiku)

Posted in bleed, Emotions, haiku, Imagery thoughts, Infinite, Journey, Life, love, Memories, Pain, paper, Poem, POETRY, Reflections, Silence, Tears, thought-provoking, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2015 by Mandy

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dry tears on my cheeks

in silence and memories

on paper I bleed

©AvdL 2015

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My Immortal

Posted in Closure, Death, desires, Dreams, Emotions, Imagery thoughts, Immortal, Journey, Life, love, Memories, Pain, Poem, POETRY, Reflections, Tears, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by Mandy

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in roaming streams

of death’s journey

so much

more poignant

to lose a beloved

to the soundless

 laugh of love

the scent of

your absence

with ravenous

desires

on mental shores

of solitude

*

my pain wears

the mask

of a virgin

***

©AvdL 2015

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Memory

Posted in Dialogue, Dusk, Emotions, Imagery thoughts, Journey, Life, love, Memories, Musings, Peace, Poem, POETRY, Reflections, thought-provoking, Thoughts, Wind with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2015 by Mandy

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I hear noise

all around me

it echo’s in this space

I have no part in it

the wind rustling

through the leaves

of trees

I sit alone

in silent dialogue

with my thoughts

quiet beating

of my heart

peace rests snugly

in the womb of dusk

if I could

I would

capture it

right now…

here…

in this moment

*

and so goes

the distant memory

into the wind…

***

©AvdL 2015

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Your silence in a song…

Posted in Closure, cosmos, Dreams, Emotions, Hope, Imagery thoughts, Journey, Life, Memories, Musings, Passion, Poem, POETRY, Reflections, Soul, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2015 by Mandy

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your silence

in a song lingers

teasing my senses

with ravenous allure

*

where I move you

to the hidden corners

of my thoughts

trying to hide you

between the pages

of my aching heart

in which I daily muse

my spirit

moving  back and forth

to the tired body

of a crucified cosmos

the endless quest

trying to avoid

or is it an illusion

your picture not fading

in vain, I remain

***

this wheel of hope

keeps teasing

while

your silent song

still lingers

©AvdL 2015

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Photo image @ GD

Nirvana

Posted in Closure, cosmos, Dreams, Emotions, free verse, Journey, Life, Memories, Poem, POETRY, Reflections with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2015 by Mandy

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soaring
across the sky
on wings of
a nightingale
free like the
 wind in the
 winter sky
painting
our love
in a picture of
a thousand stars
the milky way
in Nirvana
is quivering
just for you
 the orb of night
came by to
say goodnight
you are in the air
infinitely
free as the wind
***
you give me
wings to
fly
©AvdL 2015
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 Freedom at last at our favorite place …. for my Bob.

Shadows

Posted in Dreams, Emotions, Evolution, free verse, Journey, Majestic, Memories, Musings, Poem, POETRY, Reflections, Shadow, Thoughts, Untamed with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2015 by Mandy

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slow evolution

of muscular peaks

earth meets the sky

and butterflies dance

in a forgotten valley

a landscape of dreams

so majestic and tall

hiding  secrets

in untamed glory

of you and I

we walked the shore

my shadow and I

untrammeled beauty

white crescent of beach

crashing waves thunder

in a pyramid of silver

her carpet of blue

lonely desolation

as sand castle dreams

melt into the sea

in majestical thoughts

I swallow the sounds

of you and I

©AvdL 2015

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Beyond the Invisible

Posted in Dreams, Emotions, free verse, Invisible, Journey, Poem, POETRY, Unknown with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2015 by Mandy

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pendulous

 on a string

essence in black

innuendo’s of

nothing to be said

searching for that

 magic key to

euphoria

where the sun

sets every night

I aim my bow

against the sky

into the unknown

somewhere

out of sight

beyond the stars

in the black night

the arrows fall

my mind wonders

of what awaits

with frozen emotions

born out of pain

***

the rules of hope

the draw of a card

who can predict

what tomorrow brings?

©AvdL 2015

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Feu Brûlant

Posted in Belief, Dreams, Emotions, free verse, Hope, Journey, Memories, POETRY, Utopia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2015 by Mandy

Mandy fire

chasing a dream

in a blaze of fire

an immortal soul

that walks within

 like storms on the ocean

sweet rush of emotions

the height of crescendos

lifting me above

where memories remain

on my journey of life

in  fragile dreams

as fervent as the flame

burning with desire

so infinite and divine

I search for answers

beneath and above

utopia of hope

*

a moment in time

as I spread my wings

and begin to fly

**

imagine you and me

eternity and beyond

as long as I can dream

***

©AvdL 2015

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Edited from original poem/2010

Orange and Apple Salad with Marinated Prawns

Posted in C'est la vie, Cooking, Daily Life, desires, Dreams, Family, Food Review, Friends, heart matters, Journey, Life, love, Nectar, Passion, People, Personal, Random, Recipe, Today on July 21, 2010 by Mandy

As August rolls around, the name of the game is easy cooking.  In fact, the less, the better, so long as the results are fresh and mouth-watering. Since it is summer to most of my readers in America and Europe, I thought this would be a perfect taste for those long hot summer days!!   And since most markets and farm stands are bulging with their best, select your favorite mix and match favorites and toss together a great salad. You can serve this with a French baguette and you have a delicious lunch.

INGREDIENTS

12 green king prawns, peeled and deveined, tails left intact
1 lemon, zest finely grated
½ tsp chilli, finely diced
2 tbs olive oil

For the vinaigrette
1 tbs Dijon mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbs honey
1 tbs red wine vinegar
2 tbs lemon juice
½ lemon, zest finely grated

For the salad
2 celery hearts, finely sliced
1 baby fennel bulb, very finely sliced, fronds reserved
3 oranges, peeled and segmented
2 granny smith apples, peeled and cut into match sticks
½ bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped

METHOD

1. Place the prawns in a large bowl and combine with the lemon, chilli, olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside for 15 minutes to marinate.

2. Meanwhile, whisk all of the vinaigrette ingredients together with a pinch of salt and pepper, then set aside.

3. Toss all of the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.

4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat and cook the prawns for 1-2 minutes each side or until just cooked through.

5. Add 1/3 cup of the dressing to the salad and toss to coat.

6. To serve, divide dressed salad and prawns between serving plates. Drizzle each plate with a little extra dressing and scatter over fennel fronds.

SO VERY YUMMY!!!

 

 

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