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silicate sanctuary

ignited by silver grains
    and salty air
we weave a dream…

of crenellated comfort
    and misty moats
decked before an ocean
    of brilliant blue

wistful waves whisper
    their saliferous surf
upon beckoning beaches
    below a backdrop
of magnificent mountains
    birthing tumbling streams
of white water wonder
    that chase and cavort
round rocky ravines
    and careen over cliffs
to cascade into plunge pools
    before flowing through
enchanted forests
    of multi hued green

burying our burdens
    and daring our dreams
the briny raindrops
    of our cheeks
evaporate with the ocean
    to be returned
pure and clear
    from the mountain of hope
and river of deliverance… 

as we climb the crystal stairs
    free of fettering chains
to taste the tender trophy
    of pent up unbridled passion
that we have wished
    and waited for
since first our auras
in a world of words

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  1. Date: 1/2/2009 4:41:00 AM
    Richly evocative language... neat alliterations and marvelous phrasing - '...birthing tumbling streams,' '...river of deliverance.' BRAVO my friend! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 8:07:00 AM
    Extraordinary alliterations! Splendid imagery and language... BRAVO Jack! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 12/14/2008 10:37:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery and creative use of imagery make for wonderful reading in this poem. Awesome! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Karen

  1. Date: 12/14/2008 10:16:00 AM
    Lovely alliteration in this, that helps the narrative flow beautifully. The language is great and the words act as tones on this poem.

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 3:00:00 PM
    Wow...I LOVE the last part....."since first our auras collided in the world of words...." a breathtaking piece!!! Best wishes, Sara:)

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 1:35:00 PM
    UH Nigel you never stop amazing me with your talent its wonderful. I look for your new work when I start surfing through the poems of others. What a great write each line thrilled me! Laura :)

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 9:01:00 AM
    wow this was so beautiful, a truly awesome poem, with such great use of alliteration. This was amazing. Wonderful poem! Blessings, ~Michaela~

  1. Date: 12/13/2008 3:32:00 AM
    Nigel, this is masterful piece. The alliteration captured me. The word play is stunning and the imagery is pure. Deep thoughts you have here, you captured so much here...Raul

  1. Date: 12/12/2008 11:20:00 PM
    Excellent write. Beautiful vivid imagery and so many great alliterations throughout. Takes you with it from the opening lines to the end. Love the last stanza. Keep weaving! Love Robin

  1. Date: 12/12/2008 5:22:00 PM
    Iv'e been waiting for a post from you..hope this works out for you.lovely write you dream weaver you.. Love BG

  1. Date: 12/12/2008 5:14:00 PM
    Great use of alliteration Nigel in this extremely emotional and excellent write.I am wondering, as I go back to your blog about not following our dreams, what is keeping you? Of course that is, assuming this is real and not imagination. An even bigger of course is that what ever answer you may have, is absolutely none of my business. : ) It's just that I love happy endings, and I think I will always be looking for that poem that says finally, we are together. May all your dreams come true. Shar

  1. Date: 12/12/2008 3:35:00 PM
    This is breathtaking....Wow! Full of the most amazing imagery and dear to my heart...sand castle by the sea...."the briny raindrops of our cheeks evaporate with the ocean......" Sublime...Love Alice in lala land