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Stars, the friendly ghosts of time

When dusk falls

Night upon us

Looking towards

The deep blue

Beautiful Darkness

For answers

For night

Holds gently

The body’s

Secrets

When

We find

Safety

When we

Don’t

The quiet

Twilight

Gives signs

Stars

The friendly

Ghosts

Of time

Moon

Oh reliable

Shining

Companion

How you

Love the stars & reflect Their light

Meaning […]

Stars, the friendly ghosts of time

© Niliema Karkhanis

Featured images by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash

Hide & seek

1

Hiding easily

Seeking

Little you

A favourite game

2

Hide & seek

It stays with you

The hiding

The searching

The finding

Curious you

Always

3

Crawling

Under something

Looking under

Something

For yourself

Incomplete

4

Incompletion

It helps to know

How to hide

& how to

Protect yourself

Every piece

They say

5

They never

Have a great

Answer for

When that

Isn’t possible

No

Don’t

Don’t

For so

Long

It was about

Not about

What happened

What happened

Is a question

You grow to answer

In repetition to

Many

6

Answers

Hidden

From

Self

Anyway

A note

7

Said

Or unsaid

You

8

Hide & seek

A physical game

A break

From visibility

9

The appeal

It lingers

When life

Makes being

Found

Dangerous

10

Searching

Even more

As mortality

Uncoils

Itself

Over

& over

You get used to it

© Niliema Karkhanis

Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash

Under crescent moon

from indigo sky. under crescent moon. time passes. never. is neither short enough nor long enough. ever. you have been small. forever. you have been big. forever. you have reached into the past for the sake of the future. you plant the hurts and the joys. you watch them grow. sometimes you look away and […]

Under crescent moon

© Niliema Karkhanis

Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński

The possibility of words 2: The life of ideas

Photo by Dids from Pexels

Perhaps

Words

Are the only

Possibility

For a sore

Intuition

Gut tellings

Tellings gutted

To their

Most crucial

Elements

Substance

Of the day

Wanting

Lexicon

Now is

As good as

Any a

Moment

To write

What’s already

Etched on the body

Inside the art

It stores

The ornate

Content […]

The possibility of words 2: The life of ideas

© Niliema Karkhanis

💜 happy monday from here dear blogosphere

I honestly started Songs for Now in a moment of deep grief & as a way to both protect & nurture my art. In a month’s time it’s become so much more than that. I appreciate what even one month has brought. Thank you from here dear blogosphere. Looking forward to many more moons of poetry life.

💜 nrk

© Niliema Karkhanis

Paper & pen

Photo by

Carli Jeen

on Unsplash

You said the

Morning isn’t

Your time

Quietly

Sipping tea

You make it work

Anyway

Pain

You don’t know

Anymore

Where

Everywhere

Here

You watch the day

You are it

It is about air

Air & shreds

Of things unsaid

You are about

Paper & pens

Pens & paper

Breathing […]

Paper & pen

© Niliema Karkhanis

💜 A note of gratitude 💜

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Hi everyone.

Just a quick note to thank all of you for your attentiveness for & interest in songs for now. I am so very appreciative & enough amazed about its reception here. Thank you lots!

As you can tell, I am releasing new works as well as pieces from older collections, some which have had limited release. I’m sure I’ll get to putting out some entire secrets from old journals & a little art, old & new, too while I’m at it.

I think my writing was really waiting for a moment such as this where just the combination of technology & my own mood were together prepared to present my work the way I wanted it presented. A serendipity occuring in my life I suppose.

I am so grateful for all of your support & feedback thus far, & I so much look forward to where this process & my writings will take me next as well as to sharing that with all of you…

Lots of love & good wishes,

💜 nrk

© Niliema Karkhanis