Literary Revelations is happy to bring you the beautiful poetry of Ash Douglas.
Ash in his own words: “Writing is a huge part of my life. It is something I do everyday and consider it not only my passion but also my therapy. Over the years, I have collected many paperback journals which have done an excellent job of capturing my thoughts, feelings, and emotions to the world around me. But it wasn’t enough. I needed to share my works of heart with others. Transcribe this world of ours through my eyes so to speak. And my way of doing that is through my poetry.”
Come Rise, My Sun
my winter retreat was lonely
flurries turned into storms
dark skies seemed always
cold bit me every second
ice through my veins stiffened from life
sharpen gales to cut me away
I was polar from everything
until her voice
all that warmth from beyond
chiseled me free of that void capsule
I am her sun
she is my days
Falling In Place
It is cold where I linger
my body numbs to something sharp
all I can do is watch like I am in the clouds
only I walk amongst those but they don’t see me
heart beating so fast it deafens any cry I make
the world goes around with me no longer attached
because I float between realms of real and dreams
waking up in neither
any rest I get is a gift
like cheddar to keep me in hiding
away, under… behind
on this journey along an unmarked trail
in a story between the lines
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12 thoughts on “Ash Douglas – Transcribing the world through poetry”
Lovely imagery in these two poems! I love the line “on this journey along an unmarked trail
in a story between the lines . . .”
Thank you for your comment Layla. Ash will be happy to read it.
Hi Layla, thank you so much or your kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to read my poems, it means a lot to me. I am glad you enjoyed them.
I enjoyed these two examples of Ash’s poetry. He expresses himself articulately and the winter metaphor was well developed. I especially liked this line:
“I was polar from everything” (Such a great visual!) How love can change winter into warmth:)
Nice to read you Ash.
Thank you, Karima. Thank you for taking the time to comment and read my poems. I love your interpretation and your words have reinforced my confidence in sharing my journey through my poems. Happy to virtually meet you as well. Take care and happy writing. Until…
My pleasure Ash, I enjoyed them both very much.
Btw, if you’re interested here’s a link to my blog and more of my poetry along with other writing content. Take care. https://earthtoash.com/poems-my-works-of-heart/
Thank you Ash, I will check it out and to return the favor..this is my blog too:) https://karimahoisan.com/
How lovely. Each line lovely and the reference to the trail between the lines, divinely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Xoxo
My pleasure Selma dear. Thank you for reading.
Both poems are so beautiful. In the first, I love the winter metaphor, along with the transformation from cold to the warm embrace of love. And the last lines of the second: “on this journey along an unmarked trail in a story between the lines” are simply divine.
Thank you for sharing, and it’s wonderful to meet Ash. ❤️