Jonathan Beale ~ The power and the passion

Beginnings show us where and how the landscape is:
Each eternal infinite ache that greets – each eternal infinite new day.
Within the accidental mania of each new day. Something always breaks.
And yet remains unobtainable in everything. Otherwise all is lost.

Your orchid face against the forest of my nights tower:
Glimmering light makes shadows, giving life to shadows.
The puppet master gives all commands
Your gravity keeps me by a thread in the wind.

You are mine in the vacuum of all absence
The dulling faces trawl about their business of life:
As mountains block the light I found the darkened corner
And lay until morning. When the sun will wake us.


Jonathan Beale has 300 plus poems published in such journals as Decanto, Penwood Review, The Screech Owl, Danse Macabre, DM du Jour, Poetic Diversity, Voices of Israel in English, MiracleEzine, Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal, The Journal, Ink Sweat & Tears, Down in the Dirt, & (Drowning: Down in the Dirt, July ‘13), The English Chicago Review, Mad Swirl, Poetry Cornwall, Leaves of Ink, Ariadne’s Thread, Bijou Poetry Review, Calvary Cross, Deadsnakes Review, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, The Dawntreader, I Am Not a Silent Poet, Pyrokinection, Festival of Language, ‘Don’t Be Afraid: An Anthology to Seamus Heaney’, Ygdrasil, the Four Seasons Anthology and The Seventh Quarry. He was commended in Decanto’s and Café Writers’ Poetry Competitions of 2012. He studied philosophy at Birkbeck College London and now lives in Surrey, England. His premiere poetry collection, The Destinations of Raxiera, is available from Hammer & Anvil Books at



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