Sunday, 27 March 2011

Letters pronouncing kisses

Purse the lips and exhale the air when saying:
Where, which, what, with, whom, whether and why--
The breath of air should extinguish a candle burning.
Tantalise, titillate, scintillate, exhilarate with breath, the lips, like a sigh.

Before baffling and babbling, becoming beloved, and beaming blossom,
Peering into eyes, parting lips, pausing pleasurably, placing lips upon lips,
pulsating with passion, panting, the proof, the promise; then, as smooth as eating a plum,
Most marvellously the meeting of lips, mmmmmmmm, until touching the tongue tips.

Mouth in motion, melting, in momentum with its own miming and rhyming.
Bitter sweet; bitter the marjoram, sweet the cardamom.
Mumbling, fumbling and then the tumbling.
The tongue trembling saying renaissance romance; souls to fathom.

The rising and falling sound song of every diphthong.
Thirsty, hungry and lovelorn; kiss-drenched with love life long.


Quirina Roode-Gutzmer

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Life is like a row of dominoes

Life is like a row of dominoes. Everybody places them. Some have good motives and some don't. But, when one event kick-starts the domino effect, all sorts of things happen that you cannot blame on anybody in particular, because we are all connected some way or another in a very complex, and sometimes ironic, web.


Quirina Roode-Gutzmer

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Have no fear when thine spear is near,
but be gracious and sincere,
heart to heart, eye to eye, and ear to ear,
and never veer to the rear.

Be a warrior on the frontier,
defend what is dear, and confront here,
turning only when all is clear,
shake hands in triumph and cheer.


Quirina Roode-Gutzmer

November 2009