Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Man in the Mirror ~ Rondeau

I dreamt a butterfly that fluttered beneath a willowy shade
A gentle cool breeze as the willow swayed
A wind chime embraced the night air, sweet serenity
Visualize coming to life, in all felicity
Breathe in, listen to the soft serenade

I dreamt the man in the mirror, no longer afraid
Somewhat shy and guarded from being displayed
Seen moments of confirmed intensity
I dreamt a butterfly
shots of whiskey help a pain fade
At moments, it feels like a fair trade
There’s a shine in unique solidity
A kind of passion that inspires creativity
encompassed in a world of masquerade
I dreamt a butterfly

Protected Ellie Teso 2015


Sunday, October 5, 2014

In The Darkness ~ Written for a CPC challenge












In the Darkness

I escape through realities in the darkness
While the world sleeps
Facing my fears, they become my muse
It’s in the darkness where I create
The night’s like the void on canvas
The infinite space
Where every world imagine comes alive!


Protected Elaine Teso 2014

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Ella Fitzgerald - Lullaby of the Leaves (Verve Records 1964)

The Arrival of Autumn





The birds have flown away with the sun
The days are shorter and the nights grow long
The air is crisp
and the leaves fall one by one.

By Ellie Teso

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lupo And The Snowfall



"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. "

 ~ (Anatole France) ~






"...love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."

~(Kabil Gibran) ~

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Demon Ride ~ Written Halloween 2010


Demon Ride
A Keanu Reeves collaboration.
Eileen, Kristin, Gabi and Ellie
To Keanu With Love


The moon was full intense and bright
Stir crazy cooped up all day inside
On a cool and clear halloween night
A game of roulette called a demon ride!

Stir crazy cooped up all day inside
His thoughts chaotic but he did not care
A game of roulette called a demon ride
The man in black in the cool night air

His thoughts chaotic but he did not care
Speeding down the highway in the dark of night
The man in black in the cool night air
The night is his to the demons delight

Speeding down the highway in the dark of night
Just feeling free of all his dislike
The night is his to the demons delight
The man in black on his demon bike!

Just feeling free of all his dislike
Some say they still see him each halloween night
The man in black on his demon bike
At a maximum speed with no headlight!

Some say they still see him each halloween night
A hair raising shadow disapears from sight
On a cool and clear halloween night
The moon was full, intense and bright.

Protected 2010


Pantoum

The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the closing quatrain, and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the closing quatrain, rhyming ZAZA.