First Love

I ne’er was struck before that hour With love so sudden and so sweet, Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower And stole my heart away complete. My face turned pale as deadly pale, My legs refused to walk away, And when she looked, what could I ail? My life and all seemed turned … Continue reading First Love

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Calan Mai

Summer fires with ladies dancing She’s chancing while playing He’s laying wait for romancing For his glance, she’s staying   © JG Farmer 2017 Form: Rannaicheacht Bheag

On the Night Wind

1am. The world is silent my thoughts entombed in silence expressed on the screen in never ending lines of desire. Fingers dancing on keys to the music of imaginations and visualisations that play out in my mind where you are beside me and I can feel your lips caressing my skin. The muse she is … Continue reading On the Night Wind

As the Crow Flies

A simple painting that stirs emotions as I cast my eyes on to the beauty of her flight each delicate brushstroke capturing the essence of liberty the wondrous freedom on the wing and I remember the day you gave her to me of love shared in secrecy too many secrets as love could never be … Continue reading As the Crow Flies

A Blessing

From out of darkness Mother, we call thee! In stormy winds, reveal thy destiny Amid the holy fire and cleansing flame Release a crying soul and set it free. With pow’rs of seas we pray our ways reclaim For we are children of the cauldron wame O Mother of the silent Earth, hear our call, … Continue reading A Blessing

Elemental Sonnet

Meter: Decasyllabic or pentameter Structure: Quatrain, sestet and quatrain Rhyme Scheme: abab ccddcc fgfg Example: Song of Nature by Jez Farmer The song of nature’s birth is all around, Through all of time its music calls to us, It’s sung in the stars and the earthly ground A song of love that none can e’er … Continue reading Elemental Sonnet

A Blessed Birth

The time of darkness touched by Winter’s snow Beneath our feet the frozen Earth awaits The Sun’s rebirth upon the solstice night, In ice and snow she’s warmed by mystic fates, And as before the Winter’s Queen draws near, A cloak of white across her shoulders bare, Her body arched in labours living throes, The … Continue reading A Blessed Birth

Only Love

Browsing through the memories of kisses shared as spirits unite you and I embraced as one thought that first shy meeting of lips keeping a promise was that you daring me? It matters not as it wrapped the binds around two souls wandering alone tying the knot that only gets tighter drawing us closer with … Continue reading Only Love

Well, Did You?

Did you hear me cry out in the night? As you loved me did you hear me cry out? Did you feel me kiss you in your sleep? After you turned out the light did you feel my kiss? Or was it a dream after we fought so hard to be the one in the … Continue reading Well, Did You?

Beyond Repair

All they can see is the fake smile As tears just flow on deep inside The hidden pain of feeling vile Old secrets words never confide Unseen, the tears are real and mine The tattered remnants of sweet love I tell you again ‘I am fine’ I dare not speak the truth thereof The love … Continue reading Beyond Repair

Strawberry Bubbles

An orb of fruity foam lingers in the air a glistening rainbow mirror the silent witness in the steamy arena of sweet indulgence amid flickering candlelight where patient eyes watch in tormenting glances above denim clad thighs perched at the edge and one finger rests on coarse whiskers barely disguising the mischievous grin that whispers … Continue reading Strawberry Bubbles

Lovesong

The rhythm set by a DJ and a bass guitar echoes the time as fingers dance across a laptop keys a brief respite as the music ends and a traffic alert bemoans delays on the M4 again adverts selling things nobody needs and then his voice sings the words I wish I could write and … Continue reading Lovesong

Idle Hours

  Title: Idle Hours Date: 1894 Movement: Impressionism Artist: William Merritt Chase American 1849 – 1916

A Closed Door

The silent tears that nobody saw cry As deep within a soul just wished to die Unspoken the words that voiced so much pain Of a heart broken again and again Self-loathing thoughts can never be said When no feelings remain to be confessed How can the hidden truth ever be expressed When the heart … Continue reading A Closed Door

Yin to my Yang

In the heat of the moment I want to explore your femininity discover the essence of your being while savouring what makes you a woman the woman who brings out the man in me the woman who drives me insane nurturing my masculinity until all I want is you naked beneath me as we make … Continue reading Yin to my Yang

Going Stealth

In most of my life I choose not to hide my status as a transgender man. However, in my working life I have elected to be pretty much stealth. If the need arises I will quietly say something but at work I am Jez an everyday guy doing his job. This is not out of … Continue reading Going Stealth

Death of Love

Once more ice dances amid the flames its coldness the only retreat from the burning passion that sears desire in confusion heart and mind out of line as fiery heat melt a heart of ice and the passion dies © JG Farmer 2017 Form: Free Verse

Abandonment

My senses are aware of everything. The coolness of the air from the open window, the involuntary shiver on your lip as we kiss and I see that erotic glimmer in your eyes before your lashes close. That glimmer that drives me to the brink of sanity night after night as it pulls my desire … Continue reading Abandonment

Friday Fix

The sunset is fading into the darkness of night. The streets are silent as the clubbers are clubbing and the stay-at-homes are sat in front of the latest instalment of some reality show. It is Friday night and for the first time since the previous week he feels the need to go out. With the … Continue reading Friday Fix

The Tiger

Title: The Tiger Date: 1890 Movement: Naturalism Artist: Richard Friesse German 1854 – 1918

Watching the Sea

While sitting on the shore I watched the sea, My heart was seeking the answers of life, I saw the waves, cascading white horses Released to run towards the pebbled shore Each pushing further in towards the land And washing sun-baked stones until they shone. While sitting on the shore I watched the sea, My … Continue reading Watching the Sea

Mister, Please

I know for many trans people being misgendered is a common and daily occurrence. I have been relatively lucky then, in that it is a rare thing for me to be misgendered and addressed as a woman. To be honest I was more likely to be misgendered before I started transition as I looked like … Continue reading Mister, Please

Waiting for Love

Oh love seems lonely on the internet These lines I pen say much but nothing yet For words can never say the way I feel Too shy my heart shall know only regret Through screens comes another tender appeal Another layer discarded reveals The hunger of the love I hold for you A passion felt … Continue reading Waiting for Love

Haiku

hidden treasure a seed beneath the waves and time brings beauty © JG Farmer 2017 Form: Haiku

The Bird Flies

  We stand in line, waiting our turn as one By one we reach the ticket office door And the rain pours down where there once was sun The brollies open like never before For the show will go on no matter what They all want to see a diva perform For the last time … Continue reading The Bird Flies

Dychwelyd y Gwanwyn

The winter’s reign is receding Just remnants in spring’s succession Seasons turning and mischief misleading The merriment in perennial progression Pastel blushes as trees are blossoming Behold the beauty, sweet and sensual Senses echo with passions promising Spiritual pairing within a Pagan’s Pentacle   © JG Farmer 2017 Form: Droighneach

Voices of the Dead

I hear the voices of the dead tonight, The wiser words that echoed long before, Lost spirits dancing in the candlelight, Revealing the ways of the ancient lore. A hushed wind whispers through the fallen leaves I feel the chilling tears of Autumn’s rain, The old year passes as the new receives The blessings from … Continue reading Voices of the Dead

Fishing with Sam

From behind a dark cloud the moon glimpses a bright spark to light the night while the bats fly out to feed rising and falling across the path and I look out into the intimacy of the sweet darkness catching your shadow playing guitar by the fire your voice singing that song breaking the silence … Continue reading Fishing with Sam

Lovesong

He loved her and she loved him His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to He had no other appetite She bit him she gnawed him she sucked She wanted him complete inside her Safe and sure forever and ever Their little cries fluttered into the curtains Her eyes wanted nothing … Continue reading Lovesong