ghosts

 

another year

come

gone

watching the ghosts

believing in the echoes

loving

so are the sweet shadows

deep within a

willowís dreams

                               - jude


 

just shadows

 

I bleed my dreams

upon the grave

of my youth,

a man lost

in time

adrift

where

the whisper of moments

as rain upon

the windows

of a moving train

calls

and just shadows

play upon the stage,

there within the pages

a poet wrote

without rhyme

 

as years of dried blood

stained,

they died without tears,

winter rain.

                               - jude   

 

 


believes

 

years,

dreams of a woman

torn

earth worn

she believes

in the rhythm

of her needs

perceives a world

who bleeds,

in dance

an ancient tree

carries her fingerprints

across chance

in dance

so whispers her soul

free

in dance

no one sees

and yet

earth worn

she believes

                                - jude

 


waterfalls

 

quiet is the music

of a young girlís dreams

sweet water falls

as moments

where hope perceives

in her eyes

tomorrow sighs

in love

across the echoes

of her beliefs

 

songs across the silence

sweet waterfalls sing

of truth, of beauty

and whispers dance

 

all the questions of chance

mark the courage

of a young woman

where whispers dance

                                               - jude


 

evening streets

 

inside

where water dreams

the echoes

of concrete

evening streets

chance

a young girl

walks her beauty

in dance,

and

all the young men

were lostÖ

 

time is a circle

where in moonlight

shadows walk free.

a beautiful woman

holds her youth,

in the fingers

of her dreams

where still

all the young men

go missing.

 

inside

where water dreams

                                        - jude

 

 

where dreams never dance

 

am I still walking,

dark water

long concrete streets

shadows

that last

cast by street-lamp

statues

frozen screams in silence

carved as

butterfly dreams

behind darkened windows

young girls deep asleep

and a young poet forgotten

 

deep in the night

he bleeds where dreams

never dance

he walks

to outrun the silence

 

is there ice in my

forgotten tears

falling across the years,

still walking

my dark winter bleeds

within the seeds

of a young boyís

loves and dreams

of a young girlís

unspoken screams.

                               - jude   

 


when ice bleeds

 

long river

winter blues

i believe

i lost my name

left carved

in a rocky mountain

warm summer snow

so many

years ago

 

my fingertips

are still stained

by the blood

i bled for free,

across a womanís thighs

as a mad poet tried

just to see

 

not love

not rhyme

just truth

carved in ice

where still

a poet bleeds

 

winter blues

                        - jude

 

 

war dancer

 

cast as shadows

a spill upon your soul

is the blood

of your honor lost

when you chance,

upon

a dance upon

a field of war

 

young men believe

when they bleed,

in life and death

in the war dancer

perchance

to heal

but god never hears

the tears of fear

dropped

upon the stains of greed

whether you feed off religion

or patriotism

itís only

just

what old men need.

 

no reason

no season

is there any light cast

from of heavenís dreams

upon

any empty soul

oh! war dancer

just dance away

and free all the children lost

                                                - jude

 

 


river, sweet blues

 

the color of water

dancing

upon the chance

more then echoes

beating their rhythm

across my brain

when liquid is rain

who stains my soul

unseen

leaving me

lost

 

longer then the moments

of tomorrow seen

dance me

across the shadows

of clouds

sweet low mountain scream

if i could dream

 

i dream of roads

long and free

where silence carries

deep within the wind

carried to me

as a whisper

soft across where

walk my feet once more

 

i lie upon a river

so cold am i

sweet blues

carry me river

just carry me away

                                      - jude

 

 

across seasons

 

darkness within,

between the colors

of  a dream

walk as

reflections in ice

across seasons

where whispers the child

 

in the silence of their screams

youth can shatter a soul

with reason unseen

(who dares break the child

to make the man)

with reason unclean

 

remember

what it takes

for a child to survive

what it feels like

to bleed shadows,

dare you remember

where whispers the dream

 

                                 - jude

 


grey highways

 

running from

grey highway dreams

i am lost in the wind

a cold wind, still blowing

my eyes color

in the like of stained glass

within

blood lies on my lips

now dried

why

if i could reason

the ever turn of the seasons

can i not

kiss free the taste

of her soul,

 

dance me slow

just one more time

when life is death

the living shall never restÖ

 

                                      - jude

 

silence and shadows    (for jen)

 

shadows on the stage,

where walks

a young girlís dreams

but in the quiet

that drifts

when she becomes of age

and no one knows

what it means

 

who dreamed her dreams

loved her,   where

the rain was free

gave her breath

and let her be

sweet mother

gone so long

but for those

shadows on the stage

 

echoes of her loss

and silent rage

sits quiet

across her empty lap

when she becomes of age

how will she dance

will she chance

deep where silence holds

                                         -   jude 

 

 

 


if the phoenix

 

if only

i was given

just one more dance,

would walk the same paths

love the same loves

dream the same dreams.

i yearn

to hold close

the chance

to believe once more

in magic

in touch

 

if only

would rise the phoenix

and fire

would carry me

unbroken

to dance again

and would i not

choose to be crippled

over,

death sweet death

if only

the choice was given

so i dream

just one more dance.

 

-     jude

 

 

across the seasons

 

deep in my dreams

there is a silence.

 

where love

once believed in truth

where beauty

could hold my sighs

so deeply

where life

could command

blood and sacrifice

where i walked,

till the stain of their fear

left a cut

a slice within my heart

 

deep in my soul

there on the road

of my dreams,

as a young man

i left my fingerprints

light upon

a wind blown sand

while trying to believe in

 

if lost in age and time

do i still wander

where rhyme

dares still to see

or bleed across the seasons

for still

deep in my dreams

there is a silence.

 

-  jude 

 

 


deep night

 

dark eyes

when

a dream tries

to bleed

deep night

into the color

of a morningís light

cold wind

across

quiet sins

dares

just a man

to believe

dares

just a man

to see.

                               - jude  


 

godís breath

 

just another son

without a father

without a sane mother

to seed from

to believe in

 

young man stands

without his soul

waiting

just to die

why

 

a bomb strapped

across his chest

broken eyes

lost to empty years

 

is it really easier

to die.

then to try

to love

another

or even oneís self

 

if only he knew

if only he dared see

all manís gods

never smile on death

for then life's just over

if you ever loved someone

it is then (painful or not),

that one ever tastes

of godís breath.

                                                       - jude 

 

 

mary

 

girl

do you dance

quiet

the music

who lives within

your eyes

when youíre alone

does the woman

who tries

bleed her sighs

 

where clouds carve

water color dreams

liquid mirrors

as rain falling free

believes in what she means

 

never simple

the morning rain,

notes upon the sky

 

sweet mary

her fingerprints

walk the strings

for in song

itís

her water color dreams

she sings.

                                     -       jude


 

 

when itís time to dance  (for jen)

 

she will dance

past the quiet

where grows her soul

sweet young girl

when itís time to grow

sings a swallow song

where she belongs

and not,

when itís time to believe

will she remember

to water

the seeds of her dreams

for,     across chance

she will dance.

                               -       jude 

 

 

 

 

dance my blues

 

lord, no more

if only i could believe

if only there was

just a moment of peace

it is the noise

like the pain

so,    never ending

a glass of wine

to distract the mind

i play the blues

but

can not dance

across the stage of

my rage,

like

an empty page

free to echo

just another day

lord,   no more

these stains are

eating my soul

and nowhere to go,

if just

i could dance my blues

freeÖ

                                           - jude

 

 

   

 sweet mirror moon

 

long river

wet spray

wind

against my dreams

sail my lost soul

free

cry my silent blues

deep clear water

sweet mirror moon,

itís her voice

where whispers

the sirenís cries,

does she carry my sighs

where

between death

and the sky

on my long river

midnight tries.

                                                -       jude

 

   

 

in my nomad tries

 

i walked the ridge,

big sur hills

warm wind whispering

easy

across my long run sight

tired are my whys

deep blue pacific water

peeks easily across

the carved horizon

to carry itís dream

and touch my eyes

 

east coast boy, fingered

the earth sand, and

sang sweet silence

across ever tall trees

 

love stained my soul

and nowhere to go

 

a beautiful but broken girl

whispered across a black night

from the shadows

of a fairy light.

fairies danced from her fingers

to flame, from earth to sky,

and stars, so ever clear,

almost believed

almost.

 

morning was sweet

on the soul

where flesh was wet

and free

but the broken girl

had lost her name;

my ever youth turned

when the wind went silent,

fingered the taste

sweet almost dreams

and nowhere to go

 

always back on the road

traveling where

between beckett and kerouac,

if i stared long enough

would i forget the way,

 

forever in my nomad dreams

where even i would

forget the silence and screams,

                                                          -       jude

 

 

 

river rain

 

rain.

dancing on the river

song

sung to a seagull

in the quiet mist

and simple winds

where time

ends,   or begins

where love

in itís white bird dreams

flies

in the silent echoes

of water rhyme,

sing

those dream-water blues

rain.

                       -   jude

 

 

 

 nathaniel

 

crying time

in a rhyme of birth

sweet child,

born

water dreams mark his eyes

and may life welcome

so alive

so loved

his sighs,

when the earth

dares to believe

in a mirror of life

so will his eyes

open

and see

all the ever stains

of truth

in a long rhyme

of life,

                               -   jude   

 

 

 

 hawk

 

in the sky

where

flies the hawk

across a great oak

marking rhyme

past earth to air

wind

across almost summer heat

my dreams will you carry

                                                    -   jude

 

 

 

 

 if africa

 

sweet live earth

mystic water

who carries

one seed of manís

birth

and

death,

youíre breaking my heart

maybe more then

all the rest

how easily do your

(our) children die,

starve

life without breath

 

africa, america, europe, asia

do you not see

your heart

bleeding

do you not feel

your soul

growing cold

and this poet

doubts

any of your gods

believe in us

bleed for us,    anymore.

                                          -    jude

 

 

 

 just below the sky

 

i dance

where

trees whisper

in a windís dream

up in the sky

where an earth

no longer reasons

why,

cross me upon

long memories

and sweet loving rains

my eyes are lost

and found

she lingers forever

upon

water sweetened lips,

i dance

lost

fingers just below the sky

                                                -     jude  

 

no matter love

 

awake

on the edge

of a dream

still alone where

eyes

never see me

i bleed

to believe

and dance

upon

the wings of butterflies

 

echoes of truth

moments of beauty

no matter love

and all the rest,

before death

there is only life,

and touch

 

i bleed

to believe

and dance upon.

                                          -       jude

 

 

 

blood upon sand

 

summer wind

easy

blowing

an early morning sand

quiet empty beach

slow walks a woman

deep in her butterfly eyes

lost

to her sweet salt dreams

she is sixteen, she is fifty

does she remember

that she is beautiful,

in a poetís eyes

she could live forever

but for her sighs

who carry her away

who carried her away

from concrete dreams

to warm sand and

ocean screams

a woman is born again

every day

if a poet bleeds for her.

                                                   -       jude

 

 

slow time

 

slow time

in a long world

just a man

just growing

quiet inside

and never too old

to remember

the moments

to taste the morning

light

through a window

of glass

to laugh

to live

his sweet rhyme

just another day

living

in slow time

                                        -       jude

 

 

 

 white bird eyes

 

street talking

long time walking,

rhythm crosses rhyme

when

a sweet deep eyed woman

bleeds

her beatnik tries

below hippie skies

and dares to sigh

no longer

 

where the beat of wind

is the music of sin

when she is old

so,

is she young again

before wintertime blues

sings a girlís

summertime cries

and just below

those white bird skies

 

street talking

long time walking

                                                -       jude

 

 

 

 if only

 

if only love

in the mirror

where dared i

to perceive

 

if only peace

across so simple

our earth

for which i

dared to bleed

and so young

for free

 

if only one,

just one

dared to relish

in the taste

of my soul,

as do i

live of all the moments

in the art of my poems

in love

with the taste

of their, all their

lives

 

if only love

dared to believe

 

if only they

dared to perceive

                                   -       jude

 

 

 

if a man bleeds

 

when sometimes

slow dream rhyme

holds

in a circle of echoes

where the quiet

between

falls to silence

and

you dance alone

when the moonlight calls

till you fall

in a forest of night

and the cross of sound

breaks unheard

 

lost in a soul who

dared to believe

if a man bleeds

and washes free

the fingerprints

where a young boy

once loved

warm upon the sand

silent beach

moon-lit light

eternal

long lost night.

                              -   jude

 

 

 

 talking to shadows

 

walking

lost in all the years

simple rhyme

is illusion in time

drifts my soul

when sometimes

there is nowhere to go

or grow

mornings rise quiet

before the sun

within a mirror

stands a sixteen year old man

where age is the question

alight within

stands a fifty-five year old boy

on a stage

or a page torn from a novel

set afire

glass shatters

walking

talking to shadows

trying to believe

in dreaming

still again

am i

too old to try still again

too young to cry

or maybe

just walking.

                                       -   jude

 

 

 

 

 the river club

 

sail free my soul

across

dreams of slow time

on a river rhyme

just for a moment

easy

where crosses lie

against open sky

and

boats in sail

walk their water dreams

on by,

 

slow water cafť

open to the sky

i find

my mind at ease

food and conservation

a glass of wine

if you please

pace into

an easy rhythm,

just a place to be

just a moment

you might need

to sail free your soul

just a moment

to breathe.

                                   -    jude

 

 

 

night dreaming

 

back to dancing time

sweet summer

long running rhyme

when a woman believes

she can stand on a dime

 

darkness

what do you perceive

where the sun

quietly bleeds

free

itís light into

long night dreaming

 

sweet girl in a womanís rhythm

dances

across the chances

as she will go

 

sweet summer in an autumnís seed

                                                                  -       jude

 

 

 on a cross of shadow love

 

how do you stand

upon the walls

of a dream

when carved

from long blue sky

and beach sand

 

when a woman

isnít built for the seasons

why then

do you still fall

why does her love

give you the reason

 

in her eyes

you climb upon

a tree of deep love

but in her dreams

you are just a shadow

caught in a moon wind

 

lost standing

where forever

one must begin

 

if caught by chance

within anotherís dream

on a cross

a moonscape scene

is there only silence

in which to free your screams.

                                                         -       jude

 

 

 sea bird eyes (for Jen)

 

bleeds free the sun

into the open dreams

where dusk falls softly

as a young girl

learns to believe

and warmth walks

ocean water

as distance across her tries

 

when a sea bird flies

truth

crosses color into light

where the beauty of her soul

whispers and sighs

before the sky

 

dares she

stand in the evening light

where lies a mirror

within the sea birdís eyes

and breathe

 

so young her smile

and so old

between god and the universe

what cares,   this young girl

to be.

                                                             -       jude

 

 

or die

 

tears in the snow

echoes

are memories slow

rhythm unforgotten

dream

the blood of your silence

live or die

                                         -   jude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 a sweet autumn sky

 

on the chill

of an early

autumn wind

i dream of a sin

a broken man

dares never try

no reason lies

left within the sky

only a young manís lost

tears

as a cross upon his years

 

long mountain sighs

a silent quilting

as night slow upon

quiet

street-lamp lit

concrete city streets

still hold

the silence of her dreams

to be seen.

 

beautiful girl

and her woman sighs

i listen

to a sweet autumn sky

and

those deep night butterflies.

                                               -    jude

 

 

 

upon long dreams

 

caught in the dream

sweet ballerina dance

dances

within a tear

fallen

from the eyes of

an angel

dreaming

and now free

as her autumn wings

fly

 

woman carries her love warm

in her sisterís soul

and angels

always know

and angels always love

 

oh, the sweet warmth

of her ballerina dance

carries the light of heaven

upon the long dreams

which

only free angels dareÖ

                                                -     jude

 

 

 

 standing

 

where dreams

the sky,

beauty crosses the stain of years

when a woman

no longer sighs

but tries

to believe

as she bleeds

free,

stands a child

where dreams

the sky.

                                          -    jude

 

 

 

 rainy day and rice paper windows

 

low clouds

whisper time

down the soul

of

high mountain rhyme

 

rainy day and dreamtime

 

when you feel

death walking near

as it passes

can you whisper

your water hopes

free

within such a break

where seconds take but a moment

 

rainy day and dreamtime

 

if, as a young lover

she dared

believe in your truth

suddenly tearing

your rice paper windows

open,

would you

still have danced your

mountain shadow

alone and deep.

 

rainy day and dreamtime

 

is death

cold or warm,

walking across

low clouds

and

whispers

who

sound between the echoes.

                                                                -    jude

 

 

 

just a woman

 

dancing

across her

hawaiian dreams

naked feet

and free sand

so sweet

deep within

a childís

skin memory

where

only a woman

can wake

 

and wind walks

the trees

not too far

from the ocean of her screams

when

seasons like years

pass so close

weaving her footprints

across truth as time

where her steps

her naked feet

in free sand

still

dance

so sweet.

                             -   jude

 

 

 

 

 

 sweet ana marie

 

caribbean winds sang in a girlís soul

where will she grow

 

for a long quiet moment

she thought

to believe in magic

only to find

all free words

often

blow long and cold

deep in the night

 

child to woman born

carved by words

and truth

by love in a

broken family form

she was born to dream

in a moment

in a sweet moment

when a body in dance

in motion

learned to see, to speak

 

caribbean winds sang in a girlís soul

where will she grow

 

a woman

touches her moments

with a long brush

and the paint of her words

to reach for the minutes

that are life

for her love

is the dream

she dances

within her deep eyes

for her love

is the dance she dances

within a deep life

 

caribbean winds sing in a womanís soul

where will she grow

                                        -   jude

 

 

 

lost highways

 

the wind

cold

beyond a fall of snow

deep in pitch-black

and night

where a young manís soul

lies lost

across the shadow

cast

so clear the lines

so patterns the moon

in free ice fall

and light

 

no cars ride

down a long road

no where to be

and no home lost

when a young poet whispers

to the silence

of yesterdayís cost

as lone piano blues

play

between new York city echoes

and broken concrete dreams

 

the wind

cold

where in a manís soul

where down lost highways

while nowhere and moonlight

still plays

a lone piano blues.

                                              -  jude

 

 

of seasons and winter light

 

cold cold dreams,

the fall of a tree

carved from moon shadow

lies across

the silence within your soul

quiet for a moment

deep in late night

winter light

lies empty

where deep love

once walked in breath

where do you dream

on those long sleepless nights

 

dark clouds mark the seams

of seasons

of reasons

lying still

walking the silence

of deep night truth

and echoes.

                               -    jude

 

 

 

 for the peace of

 

just a tree

a child never had

strung with lights and love

where does she dream

a fallen father dead in the sand

in a land

a child saw in school

there behind a cradle

below the north star

can she ever

see to believe in,

where have we buried god

in our greed for

the peace of security

the peace of fear

pieces of gold

nothing close

nothing near

just a tree

a nation never had.

                                                -    jude

 

 

 

before god

 

late night

sweet blues

play my soul free

do i dare to believe

 

deep clear cold sky

star-light

cast

upon a tall pine

as

dream shadows draw

long across my mind

 

do we need a reason

or even a season

for peace

to bleed its truth

for man

to stand

naked

before god

to celebrate

the beauty

we are meant to be.

 

-       jude

 

 

                             

lights and love

 

just a tree

strung with

lights and love

where do you believe

do we need a reason

or even a season

for peace

snow across your eyes

warmth within your sighs

just a tree

strung with

lights and love

dream the dreams of children

dream the dreams of the universe

dream the dreams of peace

believe.

 

-       jude

 

 

shine deeply  (for jen M)

 

evening bright

sweet star-light

oh!

those dreams

one dreams at night

shine deeply

your love

sing in the shadow

of a northern sky dance

and just maybe

youíll touch the face

of the universe

daring to see

daring to believe

evening bright

sweet star-light

                         -       jude

 

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