FIRST ODE TO MY WIFE


  By Roland E. Williams   The flowers smell sweeter When you stand next to me Your smile has become endless Ever since we have become one A single moment given me out of love Surpasses all given to others out of lust I discover when I look deep into your eyes Where all fallen stars have disappeared to As you speak each delicate word … Continue reading FIRST ODE TO MY WIFE

AS YOU STEP THROUGH MY DAY


  By Roland E. Williams   Before the morning light awakens Your footfall continuously echoes In so many of my joy-filled dreams And the last remaining witness The big bright smile on my face Before that eraser of dreams Will have forever done away With the images of bliss and joy That gave birth to this here day The catcher engraves it forever It is … Continue reading AS YOU STEP THROUGH MY DAY

RETURN OF THE MUSE


  By Roland E. Williams   Like a candle-wick about to end But miraculously catches a small flame again The muse has returned The fractionist moment has she had To already muse me to creation Stirring me within Setting my mind to do the rest How truer can a muse get! Together with the sounds she gifted me Long ago, never forgotten Life has found … Continue reading RETURN OF THE MUSE

THE TAMARIND TREE


  By Roland E. Williams   Although your bark was not more than a few years old Your shade was grand as you proudly stretched your limbs The fishing boats stood silently side by side every day Happy to catch a snooze after an early morning out That was oh-so-many years ago; hardly anyone could recall   Then hardened and matured, and you there strong … Continue reading THE TAMARIND TREE