Archive for ‘Swann’

February 8, 2015


by Swann Lavender

her main inspiration
seems to have
wandered away,
and though he was
the best so far,
and she misses him,

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February 8, 2015

either one will do

by Swann Lavender

if the poem fits,

bare it,


bear it.

either one will do.

~ Swann Lavender ~


February 6, 2015


by Swann Lavender

I want to read

with you,

write with you,

find out how much

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February 1, 2015

heart petals

by Swann Lavender

he loves her, he loves

her not. she loves him, she loves

him not. on it goes . . .

~ Swann Lavender


January 27, 2015

show me your happy

by Swann Lavender

you just want a toy for your shelf,
a thing to bring down when
you’d like to play

turn around, let me look at you
stay still so I can hold you
show me your Happy

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January 24, 2015


by Swann Lavender

since our eyes first met,

I’ve had butterflies. thoughts of

love with coloured wings.

~ Swann Lavender


January 21, 2015

The Power of Words – a series of haiku

by Swann Lavender

She asked her mother,
“Am I pretty?” The answer —
“It doesn’t matter.”

She took that as a
“No.” Fragile confidence hurled
crashing to the floor.

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January 19, 2015

A Bruised Petal

by Swann Lavender

Would you be angry with a tender petal
that bruised under the pressure of your grasp?
Yet at my expression of hurt, frustration,
you turn your dagger eyes towards me,
aim your piercing words,
shattering the shelter of trust
you’ve been rebuilding
in more thoughtful hours.

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January 18, 2015

in the steps of Abigail

by Swann Lavender

past hash marks on the stones,
five sets of five, three alone,
she nears the gate
guarded by two words voiced in
innocence, full of hope, trust, love,
not wisely, but too well.

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January 16, 2015

loose ends

by Swann Lavender

loose ends, scene fragments,

I’m slipping, can’t get a grasp

on our storyline

~ Swann Lavender