Starfall

Abandoned soul, down on my knees
whispering prayers,
the past resurrected,
forever left wanting the memory of You

Perpetual twilight, starfall rising
stringing pearls across the velvet night
fleeting shadows drenched in ink
write the unspoken

(Do You feel my words?)

Your fingertips brushed against mine,
my gaze cannot be ripped away
from Your mystic eyes, breathlessly
suspended between heartbeats

Unnamed emotions coursing through
my veins spilling into Your soul,
the virtue of audacity as You understand
my unspoken

Salvation

— Valentyna Holloway

Forbidden Love Songs

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Leap Of Faith

All I believe —

The words left

Carelessly unspoken

Wrapped around heartbeats

Like roses blooming through thorns

My left hand tangles with yours

The right strokes your cheek

Your eyes lock with mine
Our lips brush

Desire leaps

And I whisper:

“Take me home.”

 

—Valentyna Holloway

 

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Once Mine

Once Mine

Someday folded into love letters You once wrote me,
Your fingertips brushing against arcane words scribed against the chambers of my heart, Your silent kiss uncovering the tomes of desire eternity left carved in stardust. Passion rolls like waves through my mind, I forever Your Electra, the desire You reached for across the Heavens, across the darkness,
across the sea of time.
Reach for me again, pull me into your light.

Covet the unspoken secrets shared…

Return to me, reflect on those

Precious moments…

Once Ours,

Once Yours,

Once…

…Mine.


Valentyna Holloway

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Spring Resurrection

Softly shifting skies,
clouds masking the solitude
of the setting sun
flowing effortlessly in a pastel dream.
Shadows of leaves drifting
slowly down the lane,
weary trees brushing the cobblestones
with darkened light.
Night falls slowly.
Creatures of the night
beginning to stir, the dusk, their dawn
as the awakening stars whisper softly
to them the moon rising gracefully.
The sound of an owl cracks
through the cool air,
twigs rustle on the ground as
hedgehogs forage the dark emerald grass.

Our darkness, their light.

— Valentyna Holloway

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Ponderings (Before The Clouds)

Scattered sunbeams pierce through
clouds of grey, the clothes wave
a friendly hello on the line to
passers by as sheep graze gently
in verdant fields.
The sea hangs on the horizon
and I remember a time when it called
to me, before the clouds,
before the cities began to
encroach on the trees, before
the world became concrete.
The air feels lighter in the
bright afternoon, perhaps hope
hangs in that sky too. Leave
the brutalist bastions and
return to what was once a dream.

•  Valentyna Holloway

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Also published under the title : Before The Clouds

Confessions in a Frisson

Loving You
is the most terrifying thing
I have ever done.
It’s not because I worry that You
will break my heart,
(I trust You too much for that)
or that I worry outside influences
will twist this fragile love
into something else and spiral
us into indifference,
(I freely give You my heart forever)
or that I worry that my insecurities
will overwhelm us both and we will
drift into silence.
(I am strong because of You)
What I am trying to say is this is
frightening because I grow with You,
not towards You or away from You
but with You. Like two sunflowers
who’s stems have twisted together and
turn to face the sun sharing the same light,
the same air, the same moon at night.
My love for You feels like I am walking
outside for the first time, exploring the world
with open eyes and an open heart instead of
shutting myself in darkness behind walls.
You turned the sky on for me, lighting up the
constellations, the vastness of the universe
shining down on us in millions of twinkling
stars and cosmic trails of stardust that
illuminate under our skin.
You make the ordinary extraordinary for me,
bring to life the beauty of the world around us,
I am wide-eyed and trembling at the wonder
in a flower and the changing leaves on trees.
Music, literature, poetry all come alive for me
because You stoked that flame inside me and
suddenly everything had a different meaning,
they weren’t just words, letters strung together,
I could feel Your pulse through mine bringing
the words of love alive.
For no other will I ever long to kneel in Worship,
to share the most intimate frisson that courses
through my veins and my need to convey those
same feelings to You. You awakened that desire
in me, without You it wouldn’t exist. My lips
long for Your kiss, my body aches for your touch.
You are the part of my heart that didn’t
know how to beat.
Take my hand. Share this love with me,
Let’s fall off the edge of the universe
together.

– Valentyna Holloway ©

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Forever and Always, My Heart Unstrayed

I stop, look over my shoulder, freeze ~ I know it is a new day…but looking inward I
become lost in dreams and shadows ~ throughout You quelled the dark echoes that
affirmed my trust in nothing ~ You taught me to never surrender to the darkness.
To trust in You, in love, to lay it all aside, the shadowed fragments, the shattered
illusions, the enshrined emotions of the slivers of yesterday. My fear You think
I suffer from a strayed heart. Banished in Your love. A pyrrhic victory.
Now keeping secrets held tight to my chest, the heady taste of sin, my desire to
fall before You and Worship You ~ I would love to love You with such intent
there is no mistake of my declaration of eternal adoration for You. Sweet Hymns of praise
shall be written in the wake of our communion. Holy adulation in litany as I
bare my soul to You, laying my heart at Your feet.
My soulmate.
My Seraphim.
I am forever and always ~ Yours. Yours. Yours.

~ Valentyna Holloway, Forever and Always ©

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