Secret Happiness


In the midst

of this deepest sadness

the reminiscence

of a secret happiness

From the highest peaks of light

to the Isles of outer darkness

she came shining bright

my Lady of the Harvest

my Belladonna of the Night

πŸ’  πŸ’  πŸ’ 


a raging torrent

flowing fast and strong

upon an endless quest

to hear the Siren’s song

caring nothing

for what’s right or wrong

Having crossed oceans vast

only to be shipwrecked

and forsaken

upon an alien coast

Somewhere in the past

my soul was still tied

to that old broken mast

πŸ’  πŸ’  πŸ’ 

Was it her scent

a spell

or the roar of thunder?

It’s now hard to tell

as some irresistible power

drew my lover and I together

hither to the Bridge of Sighs

where my swollen river

overflows the fertile delta

between her golden thighs

To the Three Fates

as destiny awaits

her love is my only answer

❀️ ❀️ ❀️

The joy of arrival

the pain of your leaving

A question of survival

always clinging

to hopes stirring

of our next awakening

with destiny ascending

All bliss eclipsed

upon your lips

An ecstatic glimpse

of the sweet eternal

That serene embrace

of a raging tornado

in the cool breeze

of a towering inferno

I’m drowning


in the scent

of your essence

That hint

of a celestial mint

from some distant planet

The hunger satiated

Two souls consummated

Spirits wholly elated

The singularity lost

and tossed

in a frantic

romantic binary

❀️ ❀️ ❀️

Your after glow

in the undertow

heaven sent

upon a lava flow

Your smoothest groove

the deepest vent

as way down below

a pyroclastic event

from a mighty peak

Steady and slow

The seed of love

gently sowing

Let it grow


With your

Arabian Night whispers

and your

angelic prayers

let love grow

upon Heaven’s stairs

in the dignity

of pure intimacy

A gift of true pleasure

you graciously bestow

With those eyes

of emerald green

you were but a dream

passing by in the sky

all style and grace

whilst I slept

upon a rocky shore

lost in time and space

That smile

upon your glowing face

with a hidden promise

of so much more

You gave me an inch

so I took a mile

as my molten happiness

came flooding

through your open door

I took you in Barcelona

You took me to Paris

Your love always

evens the score

❀️ ❀️ ❀️

Your verdant pastures

my treasure

beyond measure

You will always be

my hot source of pleasure

Sweetest Bella

yours is the face

that launches my starship

heavy with desire

into outer space

Girl …

could we get any higher?

❀️ ❀️ ❀️

To delve the calm

in the eye

of your perfect storm

To touch the Sun

and scorch the sky

To feel the flame

upon re-entry

to your bountiful

and heavenly body

To be undone

to be unraveled

hand in hand

upon a road less traveled

united as one

My Queen of Hearts

our kingdom come


La mia bella signora

you are truly a journey

of high adventure

With you

and the Spirit True

I forget all about

life’s stormy weather

I shall always remember

that love is for the bold

to have and to hold

To mindfully renew

For me

love comes wholly

and solely

in the shape of you β™₯️


Words & Images:
~ David B. Redpath Β© 2018-2021

110 thoughts on “Secret Happiness”

      1. Merci beaucoup πŸ™
        As the Poet Laureate of Rock ‘n’ Roll
        once said;

        “Love is all there is,
        it makes the world go ’round.
        Love and only love,
        it can’t be denied.
        No matter what you think about it,
        You just won’t be able to do without it.
        Take a tip from one who’s tried.”

        ~ Bob Dylan

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  1. The pleasure of having the love besides and knowing love so close. The emotions, feelings weaved beautifully for your love. Romantic and feeling of the Spring in arms.
    The photographs are stunning.

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    1. To love, and be loved …
      nothing under the Sun β˜€οΈ
      comes close to the
      the sublime satisfaction.
      Especially entwined πŸ’•
      with a divine interaction πŸ˜‡

      Thank you Kritika, for the
      positive reaction πŸŒΉπŸ™

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    1. Greatly appreciated πŸ’›
      Thanks for reading πŸ™
      We do seem to share a similar
      subject matter for our writing . . .

      Beyong the shards
      of broken glass,
      and those snakes
      hidden in the grass,
      there is the hope
      of a happy ever after.
      Just don’t choke
      on the smoke
      of desire, rising up
      from passion’s fire.

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      1. Most happy to meet a fellow simpatico.
        According to William S. Burroughs Jr.
        there is no such thing as coincidence,
        so synchronicity is most definitely a
        But then again . . .
        “Everyone in the world is quite mad
        except forΒ me and thee. And sometimes
        I have my doubts aboutΒ thee.” 😎

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    1. I couldn’t rightly say, except ours
      is an arranged marriage since
      heavenly angels took care of all
      the details πŸ˜‡ πŸ˜‡
      I do regularly get on my knees to
      pray whilst counting my blessings,
      and as a reminder to never stray ❎
      Possibly I’m being rewarded for
      something I can’t remember doing?
      Or perhaps Linda is being punished
      for her cooking❓ 🍳πŸ’₯πŸ”₯😎
      With Lindy I am truly very lucky πŸ™
      If ever I forget she soon reminds me.

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    1. Gracias πŸ™
      In total agreement with you
      . . . and Leonard Cohen;

      “I’ve seen the nations rise and fall.
      I’ve heard their stories, heard them all.
      But love’s the only engine of survival.”


    1. Thank you amorevolmente,
      thanks John.
      Linda and I are doing most
      cariΓ±osamente. Safe from
      any contagion, mainly due to
      the fact we live on an island.
      Hope you, and yours, are all
      keeping safe and well.
      Thanks for asking.

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      1. I am glad you are safe. Where I work. Four other managers got the virus. I had to work 13 days. Here in the USA. Want to open up the country and Biden people said. Expect a million dead. I need a safe place for my family. USA leaders forgot. Every life had a name and are needed. Have some fun and be safe my friend.

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  2. Hurray for such a poetically epic celebration of love. The images (and you both!) are also beautiful, as always! πŸŒŠπŸŽ‰βœ¨πŸ’žβœ¨πŸŽ‰πŸŒŠ

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    1. From the bravest
      to the weakest
      time and tide
      can heal and release
      those who’ve been tied
      to the very strongest
      mast of the past

      Thanks for hopping on board
      for the ride, Martina β›΅ 😎


  3. Wow what a gorgeous ode to so many aspects of loving someone. Each stanza more lovely and beautiful than the next. Incredibly beautiful every word. You two are not only a lovely couple but obviously very much in love. Really appreciate this piece. Thank you. Hugs and blessings to you both.

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      1. Oh that is so sweet. You write so beautifully. She must enjoy hearing you read them to her. How wonderful. What a blessing a good marriage can be. You two enjoy your Sabbath. Love ❀️ and hugs to you both.

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