Images and Imaginings Poems by Leslie Noyes with Original artwork by julie powell

Gateway

Original Poem by Leslie Noyes

Overgrown, cloistered

broken path beckons enter,

mysteries await

Beyond yon gateway

sweet surcease entices all

safe harbor perhaps?

Or a peaceful mask

for unbounded violence

does this door provide?

We find as we seek

death or life, evil or good,

poison or sweet balm

Enter then at risk

of encountering your fate

heart safely guarded

Original artwork by Julie Powell

The Last Time

Original Poem by Leslie Noyes

When was the last time, and did we know then that it would be?

No, for if I had understood I’d have held on forever, the end would never come;

I’d will it away.

There were tears that neither of us understood at the time.

I laughed them off. “this was too beautiful,” or something equally inane.

maybe if I hadn’t laughed, if the tears had continued, the denouement

would have only been an interlude.

Original artwork by Julie Powell

Body of Work

Original Poem by Leslie Noyes

she writes for herself

strange words, stranger ideas

maybe she’s crazy.

she writes poetry

searching for some symmetry,

imagery within.

she thinks in phrases,

bits and pieces whose sums are

greater than their parts.

Original artwork by Julie Powell

Credits:

Original Artwork by Julie Powell, with original poems by Leslie Noyz

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