Amazon Queen – Revised

The sky sleeps

 in the soft flow of night

The wind whispers under a cloak 

of black and gold,

She glitters below the leaves, 

 of broad-leaved evergreens 

Above the canopy, rain falls

Of turquoise hues 

and silky moss 

faerie orchids stalk

Her heart line like an exotic 


Etched, deeply profound

A kapok, 

tendrils strangling its host,

leaving behind a haunted fig 

A ghostly fog –
Sensually, night slips into dawn

Burnt orange 


She, the protector

of all that are gone

Singing a warrior song – 

Dazzling Queen of the Amazon.

Words J.Calvert written 2016, revised 2017. 

Selene Became The Night

The sky absorbed her name,
Selene become the night,
In faded light,
Her heart recounted,
The times,
Of worship,
Bathing in the realm of eternal splendour,

Iridescent under the imprint of the moon,
Glowing pink pearls and anthodium blooms,
Pear shaped Mandolin hymns,
Silver stars in her eyes,
Teardrops glistening in the skies,
Side saddle she rides,
A steed of stardust blue,
A cosmic child,
Awakened under the moon.

Entwined In Rain And River

lovers watercoloursSplatter paint over the canvas,

Reds and gold, crimson bold,


A master piece,

A story told,

A lover’s qualm,

A soft charm,

The lights that sprinkle the moon above,

I’ll paint a picture of,

In this picture we will be lovers,

Entwined in rain and river,

Stroked and shaded,

Posed and paraded,

Locked enduringly,

For all of history,

Tinted as one.