A (wise) man of two faces
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Through the din

Amid the chaos,
there is beauty to be found,
and there’s hope as well.

Watershed scope

It’s been raining in my heart
ever since we fell apart
and my ocean swells and sways
as I spend my rainy days
looking for a new start.

The feast

So many flavours,
I must sample each in turn
to find my favourites.

Umbra adventures

After the sunset
the world is ready to sleep;
we crave adventures.


Stand and fight
for what is right.
Plant your feet,
swear you’ll defeat
your fears this night.

Little white lies

We all have our masks:
parent, sibling, lover, child,
the great Masquerade.

As the shadows fall

The storm wall,
charging tall,
the breaking wave,
none can be saved
as the shadows fall.

Candy hearts

Hate’s the sweetest thing -
it’s easier to swallow
than most medicine.

Love’s a harder sale -
it needs careful nurturing
and encouragement.

The morning after

The sky looks different,
but I know that is not true;
I’m the one who changed.

Wearied weather

Searching the sky,
looking for clues,
and wondering why
no one answers you.

You scream and you shout
but the clouds just don’t care;
they flutter about
and give bored gray stares.

So you turn away,
and retreat inside,
perhaps to pray,
or perhaps to hide.

But your problems don’t wait at the door,
they follow you in to trouble you more.


The wylds of nature
remain a stone’s throw away,
off the beaten path.

The Wanderer

Red, Black
Platinum, Blue
Why’d Johnnie cross the road?
We’ll never know, but what he found
tastes great.

Naviarhaiku 036



This poem is the thirty-sixth experiment of Naviar Haiku. Participants are to complete the task by Wednesday 17th September: compose and post a track inspired by this haiku poem on Naviar’s Soundcloud group Naviar Laboratory (https://soundcloud.com/groups/naviar-laboratory)

Haiku poem by

A (wise) man of two faces (http://deuscain.tumblr.com)

Picture by

Patrick McDonald (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pat_mcdonald)

Naviar Haiku featured one of my poems for their project.  Please check out their awesome Tumblr and the songs inspired by the poetry therein.


Indigo night sky,
you see such scandalous sights,
you blush a deep plum.


You talk a good game,
but I’ve seen you unguarded.
I know your true face.