What Have I Now?

Bare trees watch
Cold water, silent,
Slipping past
As winter waits.

I stand and watch
My dreams slip past.
What have I now
But silence, cold?

Image © 2019 Shona Silverman.


In Night’s Black Cloak

The dreams come here
To punish me
For things I did,
Or should have done.

Lovers that left
And those I spurned,
People who cared
Yet wake no more.

They come to me
In night’s black cloak.
I wake up cold,
Alone with them.

Dreams can be distressing but you can do things to help. Take a look at my article on nightmares, there’s lots of useful advice there.

Sunshine Blogger Award

I am flattered and humbled. Jessica at I Don’t Write Poetry nominated Coffee In Castillo for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you Jessica! Your insightful, heartfelt poetry is always inspirational and I love reading your blog every day. For those of you who have yet to meet Jessica, please don’t hesitate – take a look now, I think you’ll love her work.

Now then, about the Sunshine Blogger Award. This is a peer award to recognise and elevate the blogs we all love to read. Recipients answer 11 questions posed by the nominator, then nominate a further 11 blogs for the award and pose 11 new questions to them.

Of course I follow a number of blogs but incredibly it’s rather less than 11 of them. Those that I do follow are special to me and I hold them close to my heart. Sadly though, this means that I can’t nominate 11 bloggers and I am unable to accept the award. I shall, however, answer the 11 questions posed by Jessica. Thank you again for your nomination and the immense pleasure you bring to us with I Don’t Write Poetry.

  • What’s your favorite thing about blogging/creating? Sharing my thoughts and feelings.
  • What’s your favorite movie? I have too many favourites to list!
  • How do you get/stay inspired? Simply by living amongst others.
  • What is one interesting thing about you that people don’t know? Before I was a writer I worked in IT.
  • When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A scientist!
  • What are you afraid of? Getting old.
  • How has blogging changed you? It’s definitely improved my self-esteem.
  • What quote/poem describes you best/resonates with you the most? “A Mile With Me” by Henry Van Dyke.
  • What would be your superpower? Empathy.
  • Do you ever get writer/artist’s block and how do you overcome it? Yes, of course I do, hence the gaps in my blogging! Eventually something happens in my life and I write about it passionately.
  • What’s a place you’ve always wanted to travel to? Tel Aviv.

In A Million Years

I would never have dreamed
In a million years
That you would come
And bring me flowers.

I would never have dreamed
In a million years
That there could be
A love like ours.

I would never have dreamed
In a million years
That we would meet
In body and mind.

I would never have dreamed
In a million years…
Is this dream real,
Are we entwined?

To Love Again

Emotional drought,
Thirst of the heart.
Hope dies, clouds gather
When there is no love.

Yet from those clouds
Rain is coming.
Let it wet your skin,
Be cleansed, love again.



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