Portfolion of Richard Lawrence Harrington

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Aura of Your Soul

     

2008-6-23

Do you feel it when I feel it?
Do you know how it is when I touch you?
Do you hold the voice of a faded light in the aura of your soul?

Well I do now...
I do now.
And I glow with the warmth your bring me,
and I show with the way I live.
So take all of what I offer,
'cause it's the best that I can give.

Will the light of the morning wake you,
when it warms like my hand across your skin?
Will the night pass you by and remind you of embraces we have known?

Remember now...
Like I do now.
And I'll glow with the warmth your bring me,
and I'll show with the way I live.
So take all of what I offer,
'cause it's the best that I can give.
     
 

Spirit-Time

     

2008-5-2

Don't take me down;
just leave me here.
I don't know why,
but I know that I
don't always feel this way.

I'm floating on the sails of poetry
and I know this is always me
So don't make me real
and don't make me feel
like I just don't belong here today.
     
 

Across the Room

     

2007-5-25

Such boundless - awareness
but I'm sorry - you're caught in - your sweet little misery
I listen - to your lips - but you just speak without using your ears

Dance 'round - your fortunes
'till y'wake up - and lie there - honesty balanced on a pin
I don't think - that you have - ever really stopped to see you

So take this
and take that
Just watch it
grow up around
and all through
you
You're just fine
'cause you're smiling when you're sad

Perception - do'n't matter
I'm so glad - you're so high - on dreaming by yourself
that you can't - see what I - see glowing off your precious face

So take this
and take that
Just watch it
grow up around
and all through
you
You're just fine
'cause you're smiling when you're sad
     
 

A Spot of Tea

     

2007-4-18

You
Have left me a mem'ry
Of some feeling I forgot
I held it
to keep it
but somehow I lost

And you
You showed me a smile
as I washed out with the tide
I knew it
to feel it
a'warmth keeps me alive

Shattered like moonlight across the sand
dancin' like fools dreamin' over again
Feeling the cold as it seeps from your toes
Knowin' the ocean has cried all our woes

Talk
'Cause I'm right beside you
Sharing the heart you'd found me
I give it
crying it
'cause you warmed my sea

Shattered like moonlight across the sand
dancin' like fools dreamin' over again
Feeling the cold as it seeps from your toes
Knowin' the ocean has cried all our woes
     
 

In the Halls of the Blind

     

2007-4-11

Here I sit
where each grain settled
every blackened bit
Every bitter try
not much but bones now
yet still more than I'd left them
It's like drowning in a well
though it won't end
it's like drowning here
To know the truth
and know what you've done
my sin and heartless abandon
They have torn away
like the flesh I didn't deserve
the hollow where it all use to be
When I thought I wore a purple cloak
when I thought this moonlit armour shined
all I had were these rotting bones
     
 

Moving Mountains

     

2007-3-26

Some silly fate befalls me
that doth wash fond worlds from here
As by the heart adores thee
boldly stays cold fate too near

Now this time has come ashore
when dire souls lie in past
On wat'ry dreams I adore
sail I now with means to last
     
 

When Blue Loves Green

     

2007-3-25

Brush the tide
by a sound of waves.
To touch on her feet
some years away
for an ocean that waits;
so why's it matter so much?

You walk right through me
and feel me draw you in.
How can you keep your feet
and find a reason for not sinkin'?
You stare out across me
but you ain't hearin' past reflections off my skin;
and here I am
just waitin' to let you in.

It was life;
it was beautiful
for you to swim out,
beneath that hull.
stare into these old eyes,
and bless them for wand'rin'

You walk right through me
and feel me draw you in.
How can you keep your feet
and find a reason for not sinkin'?
You stare out across me
but you ain't hearin' past reflections off my skin;
and here I am
just waitin' to let you in.

But dive in
'cause that man's not me;
I'm more than some sails.
I'm a vast sea
and I'm still here waitin',
'cause you've got maps
and I've got shores you'd never dream

You walked right through me
and felt me draw you in.
So just you keep your feet
and hold what's you as you're set'lin' in,
'cause I know you've got maps
and I've got shores 'would make you think you're dreamin'.

and here I am
just waitin' to let you in.
     
 

Tear-Flute

     

2007-2-28

the things you've never time to see
are oft the things remembered most
when light of day and stars of night
come crashing down 'twixt thine twilight
you'd never know the beauty of 't
for the closeness of your heart
yet rip that part from inside your soul
and know the touch once graced that hole
     
 

By Speaking Eyes

     

2007-2-27

as some dreaming sight
by eyes' fond rest on silver dreams
to know, to know again
what felt before was lost

...here thought I, I'd not dream again

this soulful dancer
whirls slow afore mine fixed eyes
to float, and drift in time
so brought longing to me

whence some winter's night
brought cold at hand of wand'rer's woes
to feel, to feel her then
scarce a spirit more true

then by turning hand
amongst loveless feeling's embrace
to kiss, and lose I'd not
for not cheaply I fell

now faintly spoken
in pain of thine locked mantle's weight
I wish, I wish I'd told
just how my heart's been drawn

...here thought I, I'd not dream again
Yet here o'er warms my heart to be wrong
     
 

Muse so Fondly

     

2007-2-8

I knew once
a golden meadow
that shown in light as by dreams
where fared the hands of none
but those I placed secretly

In this place
my dancing conscious
did read upon leafy boughs
and shared nature's comfort
as someone lost now called home
     
 

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