You Are…

the glowing ebb and flow
of serpentine shoreline caresses,
lightly lapping sparkling sand
as deliquescent sunlight blissfully touches
the blushing horizon with a shimmering kiss,
your auriferous, flickering, slithering tongue
stretching across the ocean's expanse.

Rusty Taylor
February 2017

Lyrics – Triste

Sad brooding diamond in night sky
once glistened bright celestial light.
Conflagrant astral lover left without a reason why.
It seemed like a dream
only to be
angel-bereft reality.

Flittering flames melt into shade.
Star-burned, she yearns to dissipate.
Her luminescent luster dies,
fuliginously disguised;
encrusted heavens bleakly sigh.

Composition by Antonio Carlos Jobim © 1967
Lyrics by Rusty Taylor © 2016

Lyrics – Straight, No Chaser

Straight, No Chaser

She enters the bar;
my heart rips into pieces
as she flutters by
a rare butterfly
sauntering nigh—
magnificently treasured.

I look in her eyes,
and to my surprise
she’s looking back at me
now I realize,
how happy I can be—
she really digs me.

Composed by Thelonius Monk © 1951
Lyrics by Rusty Taylor © 2010

Lyrics – Song for Bilbao

Song for Bilbao

Silver dew-pearled blossom
yawning before dawn.
Awesome cloud-cutting mountain
humming her nascent song.

Dancing in the morning light,
hide-n-seek across the misty
valley in beaming sunrise,
playfully through a curling fog.

Composed by Pat Metheny © 1996
Lyrics by Rusty Taylor © December 2013

Lyrics – Saint Thomas

Saint Thomas

Aquamarine waters against cloud-speckled sky.
Sea mist softly sprays young tourists as they glide by.
Golden sun… Emerald sea…
Vibrant rainbows wrapping a dream.

Therapeutic waves massage the endless shoreline.
Tropical fruits and juices in colors sublime.
Far from home… Free to roam…
Searching sparkling waves as they foam.

Composed by Sonny Rollins © 1956
Lyrics by Rusty Taylor © June 2010

Lyrics – Road Song

O.G.D. (AKA Road Song)

It’s always such a folly contemplating sin,
just starin’ beyond blurred concentration
through clouded curst darkness.
I’m howling at my heartache, fearing to begin
an epic journey to find answers
through dank shadow’s promises.

Searching to find unfettered path to lucid sunlight
desperate to reach its guiding light.

I’m looking through my window’s fenestrated pane,
attempting to find unquestioned answers
of Life’s stark emptiness.

Composed by Wes Montgomery © 1966
Lyrics by Rusty Taylor © 2015