Poem ‘Between Lives’

Between Lives

“We are the sun,” you said,
that his light arose with us
playing on rainbows,
his myriad smiles the spangled waves.
In those days thoughts were endless,
vibrant pages which turned by themselves.
There were no limits to how far we’d run
or dream out onto the sea,
our hearts living free in a peerless sky.
But thoughts like books do have an end
and I have died a billion times,
holding on to every word you said,
like a child might ask a question
between the pages of his lives

poem and image © copyright Francis Barker 2012 & 2020

Haiku: Spangle

people on beach during sunset
Photo by Jessica Lewis on Pexels.com

Somebody stop me
I don’t need any green light
Spangles in the sea

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Painting: Holkham Beach, North Norfolk, England

Copyright Francis Barker 2020