For Your Smiles I Long

How hours grow long as for your smiles I long
Minutes turn to days while for your smiles I long
Suddenly season is upon us when sun lingers most
A moment without is forever, for your smiles I long
A thousand li I walk toward you in my dreams
Horizons grow no closer when for your smiles I long
Imagined wings soar me to unimagined heights
None high enough to mirror for your smiles I long
Toward all faces of the wind I look in search
Of traces in furled grasses, for your smiles I long
In all rustling of leaves, long hear my voice cry out
Will never grow parched as for your smile I long.


D. Russel Micnhimer has been writing poetry for forty five years while working at a variety of jobs and traveling through much of the world pursuing his interests in the archaeology of ancient civilizations and rock art. He is author of several books on rock art, fiction and poetry including his latest collection Notes to Be Left with the Gatekeeper published by Global Fraternity of Poets which earned him the honor of Poet Laureate from that group. A second book by the same press, Leaves and Pebbles has recently been published. His newest book called Lotus Mirage: 52 New Ghazals In English is available in a limited first edition. He holds a degree from the University of Oregon.