It’s been a while…

PREDAWN

A haunting melody
Like a siren’s song
Tempts me to dive
Into sensual waters

Serendipitous eyes whisper:
Wordless promises
Delicate intentions
Unfulfilled longings

Yet I see nothing
But a fading sunset

Bittersweet predawn

© Noora (?/2013)

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PRAYER

When the dawn
Begins to play
The first chords
Of an acoustic prelude
And a nocturnal veil
Of the smiling stars
Slowly uncovers you
I hope that
The gentle messenger
Unveils your day
With my prayers
Silently lingering
In its ancient
Rays of hope

© Noora (08/2014)

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STARLESS

If
I will undress
My heart and soul
Beneath
The tragically beautiful
Night canvas

Expose my secrets
Strip off my metaphors
Bare my sorrow
Reveal my desire

If
I promise
To pull you in
With the first line
And keep your attention
Until there is
Nothing left
But purple utopia

Will you
Cover me
With the dust
Of the stars
You stole
From my night sky

Will you?

© Noora (01/2014)

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COME BACK TO ME

Dear muse

Come to me
Like a raging fire
Take me back
To the place
Where there is no yesterday
Or tomorrow
Just an infinite bliss

Tangled sheets
Non-stop laughter
Eyes closed, lips seeing
Dripping with new verses
Poetry at its finest

Dear muse

The fiery breaths
Between your kisses
Inspire me endlessly
So, come to me
Let’s drift back
Into poetic madness

© Noora (01/2015)

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Hey, remember me? Just a few random and unedited musings for my first post of the year. It’s GREAT to be back! I’ve truly missed the WP community – a place filled with talented and inspiring writers of all kind.

2015: new chances, new disappointments, new achievements, new experiences, new memories – something new to write about. I wish you all an unforgettable and inspiring 2015. Chase your dreams and make them your reality.

And now I’m off to read some of your latest posts. It’s been way too long!! Please bear with me, it may take a few days to complete the task.

My first haikus

My first ones:

PEACEFUL HURRICANE
my skin – your valley
lips mark their territory
sensual earthquakes

SERENDIPITY
the hues of your heart
melt into my horizon
surrender awaits

SOUL BOND
earth, water, fire, air
you, me, we, eternally
some things never change

NIRVANA
dripping divine love
eyes closed, tasting her passion
drunk on morning dew

SPRING
migrant birds return
i am still in the same place
lost my direction

… and a bonus haiku 🙂

YOU :))
indescribable
OR too many syllables
damn fucking haikus

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Hey! I am so sorry for the absence.

Here are some random haikus. I’ve never written them before, but I was encouraged to try. I wrote approximately 30 “heart haikus”, but I’m not satisfied with them. I turned old notes into haikus and wrote a few in one sitting. Well, since “write like no one is reading” IS my motto for the year, I decided to post a few anyway. I enjoy reading haikus, but I didn’t enjoy writing them. lol. Ok, once I stopped taking it so seriously – it was fun … kind of. :)) Counting syllables was a challenge for a Finnish girl though. 🙂 I may have messed up with some words, but at least I tried.

Hope you all have a beautiful and inspiring weekend,
– Noora

Annual Report

I didn’t receive the annual report from WordPress.com. Perhaps my blog hasn’t been around long enough? Anyway, I decided to list some stats.

Most viewed poems

1.) Afterglow
2.) The Smile
3.) Invitation
4.) Muse
5.) Vulnerability
6.) Euphoria
7.) Visitor
8.) Poetry in the Air
9.) Lighthouse
10.) Aina, Poet’s Eyes, Together We’re Poetry

Most commented poems

1.) Lighthouse
2.) Euphoria
3.) Visitor
4.) Aina
5.) Vulnerability
6.) Invitation
7.) Poetry in the Air
8.) Indian Summer
9.) Muse
10.) Afterglow

Most likes

1.) Euphoria
2.) Aina
3.) Poet’s Eyes
4.) Déjà vu
5.) Muse
6.) Invitation
7.) Silence
8.) Visitor
9.) Vulnerability
10.) Afterglow

TOP 10 countries

1.) United States
2.) United Kingdom
3.) Australia
4.) Canada
5.) Maldives
6.) Singapore
7.) Spain
8.) Croatia
9.) Trinidad & Tobago (who are you? 🙂 )
10.) Germany, India, Serbia

TOP 10 search terms

1.) Lesbian poetry
2.) Lesbian poems
3.) http://www.myechoesandreflections.com
4.) Lesbian passion poems
5.) Lesbian poem
6.) Lesbian love poetry
7.) Sensual poetry for lesbian
8.) Sensual love poems
9.) Echoes and reflections
10.) Soul mate poems

Interesting search terms 🙂
– Noora poetry blog
– Reflections poetry blog by Noora
– How to melt a lesbian heart (lol!)
– Pablo Neruda (!!!!!)
http://www.the reflection of the echoes of our hearts to me.com (??)

TOP referrers

1.) Search Engines
2.) WordPress.com Reader
3.) mail.aol.com
4.) mail.yahoo.com
5.) WordPress Dashboard
6.) Facebook (Interesting. I don’t share my own stuff on FB)
7.) en.gravatar.com/echoesandreflections
8.) fountainofgrace.wordpress.com
9.) adogcalledbrae.com
10.) nekneeraj.wordpress.com

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Most active day: August 27, 2013
Total views: 7 976

Thank you!! 🙂

© Teija
© Teija

This photograph speaks to me. I can relate to this beautifully vulnerable and fragile atmosphere.

“Echoes and Reflections” blog started a week ago (on WordPress). I’m blown away by the love, support and encouragement I have received. I’ve found so many extremely gifted poets and writers out here – you inspire me tremendously. I’m truly blown away by you all, and so humbled that you’ve decided to join me on my journey. Thank you.

First Step

“The future belongs to those
Who believe
In the beauty
Of their dreams.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Twenty years from now
You will be more disappointed
By the things that you didn’t do
Than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

Today is a good day to take the first step! There is an untraveled path ahead of me. I don’t know where it takes me, but I can’t wait to explore and leave some poetic footprints behind. You are very welcome to join me on my journey.