Archive for October, 2010


dark morning
Earth yawns
painted autumn
skeletal trees claw
sky- -purple, peach
light comes
frost glistens
I listen- –
in waves
light and color
flow brilliant

Copyright 2010, by Suzie Ashby.

Love Notes

a flat bottom boat
silent, but for your breathing
– -a slow rhythmic tune
playing love notes
in my heart
echoing gentle kisses
in the chamber
your eyes my looking-glass
for love

Copyright 2010, by Suzie Ashby.

a candle flickers warm
in your gaze- -I am
held there- -peering in.
We waltz in your crystal
cavern heart- -circles
and laughter.
Dripping silver trickles
down your arm feeding
love between the lines.
Paper ages in ways
unconditional love
will never know.
Hand me the need
I see in the flame- –
tangible- -red,
a key on a chain
for my pocket- -will
let me in safely.  I’ll be
pink raspberry
fudge on your tongue
– -melting love.

Copyright 2010, by Suzie Ashby.

I’ve only had two
this morning- –
reasons for crying
come easy
before dawn,
– -happy times
long since gone.

Copyright 2010, by Suzie Ashby.

Angelic sweet Anne
babe so soft- -fragile
sleeping at my breast
and you, her father
next to me
– -the moment

snowflakes feather slowly
– -quilted tufts
compose purple-blue sonnets
mounding on trees
of pine and fir
edging the cabin in
nature’s crystal perfection
– -white
collects frosty portholes
in this storm

But the cold wont reach us
– -here- –
wrapped in your arms
                                   love- –
your strength contents us both
– -together
we absorb the warm

“Soft Moment” was first published in 1986,
in Z-Miscellaneous, a small Lit. Mag. of the time.

His eyes touch me
– -green-brown forest magic
sparks a yearning deep inside
why hide from this
wild tribal vibe
assaulting my senses- -electric
pulses collide- -exploding neurons
burst- -blossoming sweet violets

I settle in- -snuggly
– -a safe settling into the warmth
between dark satin sheets of lashes
wondering how long
this slow devouring
will last- -hoping forever
needing eternity

Anticipating the inevitable
meandering exploration
lures me to the edge
of certain love drug madness
slowly- -gently- -slowly
he begins cutting new trails
– -to my heart
mapping- -untangling
my vinyard refuge

Copyright 2010, by Suzie Ashby.


Trees weep brilliant hues
brisk wind defies darkened peace
your arms my haven
amid ranting frozen rage
crystal white billows
outside- -I nestle in you
legs entwined we sleep
warm- -breathing in unison
we soften the storm

Copyright 2010, by Suzie Ashby.