D. Russel Micnhimer

Elusive as ripening perfumes of which buds of all clovers dream
Its flowers will sweetly waft, only so am I within my lover's dream.

Mist above the deep pool into which clear drops of a waterfalls
Is more elusive than beloved's embrace as sleep uncovers dream.

Stones faces hidden in the dust are more effusive than my beloved
Her features colder than on my tongue a taste of left overs dream.

Beloved's countenance I reach to hold like moon light in clear stream
Ever away from me she flees like an awaking heart discovers dream.

I know that poet Russel shall never find any way but in these songs
To hold his Beloved tight but 'tis enough to fulfill this rover's dream.


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. Visit  http://meaningofrockart.com/lotus_mirage.htm