A Long Moment



Gentle scents fall on broken bough

There is the air and art of Belize

Twilight sings as sun does bow

A candle blown out by the breeze


Tacit dance the joys in glow

Entranced by the shadowed prose

Smiles drip from eyes that know

And a stronger spirit grows


The hourglass lies on its side

Moments hang like fluffy clouds

But for the whispers of the tide

Always passing, always proud


A taste of orange dreams as sent

Palms clap in great applause

For love that’s found in ascent

And the portrait that it draws


Silly thoughts as wishing well

As the stolen coins are hurled

A silent, sultry and sordid spell

Spoken warm against the world


The feelings that come over me

Stab like a needle in the vein

For every beautiful thing I see

Is where my love remains




14 Responses to “A Long Moment”
  1. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    These perfect and precise verses, Brad, says it all to me:
    “The feelings that come over me
    stab like a needle in the vein
    For every beautiful thing I see
    Is where my love remains.”
    Beautiful poem about a beautiful place…
    Great work my friend. Hoping you are well and were able to take that motorcycle ride. All the best,

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, dear friend! I am well and I did get a short ride in yesterday, which was a great lift to my spirits. Sending love and best wishes as your country pushes into brighter days ahead!

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

        Good to hear that! And thank you for the love and well wishes, we certainly need it, although we are getting better every day! Have a great day my friend and I hope you are able to get a longer ride in the fresh air and sunshine of your home!

  2. yassy says:

    Beautifully wistful … filled with a kind of ethereal poignany.. it’s poetry that can be read and reread ..

  3. Jim Borden says:

    love the line, “The hourglass lies on its side”, suggesting that time has taken a pause and that we are able to fully enjoy the moment for a while longer.

  4. WildHeart says:

    So beautiful. Your flow is flawless. Damn good! Loved it ❤️

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    The last stanza is perfect!

  6. kristianw84 says:

    Every line in this is perfection, Brad! You do your job well. I am longing for the beach!

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