Severin’s Lament

Poet’s notes: Venus in Furs is an 1870 novella and part of Love, the first volume of the Legacy of Cain by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. The character Severin von Kusiemski asks to be the slave of a woman he is infatuated with, encouraging her to treat him progressively in more degrading ways. Texte: I am … Continue reading Severin’s Lament


Ivorian Spring

Silence, can you hear it as seasons turn The news reflected in a sapling fern A joy revealed as golden trumpets’ call The winter has taken its final breath To dance in romance at the springtime ball A god and goddess play their tune again New life is born beneath their sacred feet They’ll bring … Continue reading Ivorian Spring

Alban Elfed

Welcome winds of autumn Take me home to harvest Blessed wings of bounty Cross-county flies carvist So, the sun is setting Searing skies brought afire Sire of gods and gentry In plenty praise inspire © JG Farmer 2018 Form: Rionnaird tri-nard

Cannonades of Summer

A chilled breath creeps across the green A feeling words left unexplained It's closing in yet still unseen A chilled breath creeps across the green And the air feels dry and unclean Like the ground its burned and stained A chilled breath creeps across the green A feeling words left unexplained The sky darkens to … Continue reading Cannonades of Summer

The Spectral Seducer

As dark clouds gathered embracing the sky Old jazz tunes kissed the streets of New Orleans Each note lingering to reach for the moon Old time airs bringing romance to the scene Returning to the dreams of ages past I heard her say ‘huh?’ as I kissed her hand With raindrops falling hard on to … Continue reading The Spectral Seducer

The Date

At a quarter past seven, I must dash For the Appleby’s expect me at eight A flick of oil to my silver moustache For Miss Emma-Jane I mustn’t be late A brisk evening walk buffered by the west And yesterday’s news flies across the street As icy blasts cut through my Sunday best Must hurry … Continue reading The Date

Riding the Waves

Cruelly torn from love’s tantalizing kiss The rage of passion burns beneath my skin It feeds on pleasure gasping from your lips As my tongue flickers softly on your flesh I watch you writhing possessed by desire How slow the touch comes when it’s all you need A little longer; let me enjoy you Let … Continue reading Riding the Waves

Beltane Rise

They share the sky at early morn A god and goddess joined again As birds sing welcome to the dawn And dew feels soft like summer rain The grass leaves gentle kisses here Upon the feet of roaming stag He seeks the love to bring him cheer His eyes searching for springtide’s flag She dances … Continue reading Beltane Rise

We Know

  You know I love you, I know that But today I need my own space My aching body feels so flat I’m out of time and out of place You know that I know you love me And I know you want to be there But leave me alone; let me be That way … Continue reading We Know