14 Aug 2015

Creative Freedom

If there’s any significant advantage that writers and creative persons have above others is that as long as our faculties are in workable and competent condition, we can carry on as long as possible. So, we can look like hell and still compose good work. If need be, thereafter, do whatever is necessary to look decent before presenting ourselves outside.

11 Aug 2015

Standing up for the creative people

There are sectors of society who shun us for we are deemed the ne’er do wells who sponge off commerce based society’s wealth, the useless and dangerous dreamers and beggars who litter and poison impressionable minds. That is a society that refuses to explore itself from within and without. How poor the soul is through such deprivation and that is the worst beggary of all.

I’m a writer, an artist who works with words. I’m a seeker of truth, spirituality and one who is in tune with one’s own conscience. It aches sometimes, that is when I need to rectify aspects of myself. At other times, my conscience stands tall.


I don’t see any depravity in being a writer, the artist with words and choosing to be one.
All I needed was the material, the sparks and constant awakening with a realisation that this is indeed my destined path. I’m an artist and I owe no one any apology for being what I am. 

23 Jul 2015

Someday Is Today

My mind traced every line
Of couplets and quatrains
My youthful heart once pined
Their art I shall attain!

Swift years of schooled guidance
Through drills of poetic parlance
Grew fond yet how I longed
My words shall soar and form!

Now someday’s today
The now forms eternity
How far ‘twas the day
To now my poetic piety!


Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 
Also available from Kobobooks.com 

15 Jul 2015

Warm Regards(to a Music Weaver)



If fond regards can take flight
So that they perch by your side
First I shall let it breathe
The warmth of summer’s breeze
At exhalation point radiate
Regards warm to you emanate
From one of many who hold dear
The joys of your labours sincere


Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 
Also available from Kobobooks.com 

26 Jun 2015

Wishes(for a Lyric Poet)

However far and twisted a pen may weave
I wish that Inspiration never takes leave
What can one ever wish for a poet?
Than Parnassus lush and a fount buoyant?


Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 
Also available from Kobobooks.com 

23 Jun 2015

To Inspiration


Embrace us with the sparkling glow
Bequeathed to those who wish & know
Delineating pathways unknown
Stirring a hive that dully droned


Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 
Also available from Kobobooks.com 

29 May 2015

Be true to your passion

You’re the odd, misunderstood one.
Sometimes you get the short end of the stick because you’re thought of as an oddity.
Your peers used to think that you’re weird and far out just because you don’t have or share their typical, cookie cutter interests and mentality.
Often times you stay out of the limelight, doing your work and going about it quietly.
You have your passions yet there are so few who actually have similar interests or maybe none at all.

Expect to encounter haters.
Deep down, they actually have issues with themselves.
Expect naysayers.
They’re always rehashing the same old stale routine.

You believe you have something where you can be taught the basics by picking it up through your own effort and also through formal educational channels. However it will be through your own efforts to elevate that passion, allow it to evolve and grow into something greater.
How far that will go, no one knows. Even you do not know.
Yet you believe that as long as there’s life and strength with you in this existence, it is worthwhile and that you will continue to work, be willing to sacrifice and have the courage to go on, with the hope that your efforts will eventually be noticed.

I know that feeling.
I know that person.
I’m that person.
In every generation, there are those like me, like you, like us.
Don’t be afraid to be different or you’ll be too afraid to be yourself.
So keep at it, keep it real, stay true to yourself.

20 May 2015

Words To Music

Thank ye for thy verses
They juggle so nimbly well
Rhythm in measured doses
And notions one can tell
May the fruits of thy labours
Words to music’s pairing
Clothe a melody one loves
For all the world’s sharing


Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 
Also available from Kobobooks.com 

Poet's Rest

Sleep’s a balm, a natural rest
To soothe when not at best
To be privy of Divine design
In your thick dreaming, resigned

Poets past and present
Reside at rhyme’s crescent

A field so diverse, a delight of doses
Bloom words that outlast roses
The garden of wit blessed us both,
spread its seedlings we go forth


Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 

Also available from Kobobooks.com 

Ye Olde Rhyme For New Beginnings


Cometh away from thoughts
Tarry there no longer
Moveth us present prods
Ceaseth now thine waver

Seizeth breezes’ sweet scents
Hence now deep inhaleth
Perchance fortune presents
Glad tidings here cometh

Sincereth labours tideth over
Let all thy needs be met
Drinketh up thy toast to what’s better
This wish for good that’s left

Thy soul doth safely harbour
Faith’s twists & twines maketh
Arrayed in thy heart’s ardour
Freest thou, set saileth!



Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 

Also available from Kobobooks.com 

18 May 2015

Seaside Sunrise

From distance and depths they roll
nearer like a constant stroll
their formation fluidly rustling
nearing leaves slovenly shaking
salt in my nose, curled up my toes
I can see the troopers moving hither

Horizon of scattered specks
unheeding fluid troopers' tracks
wavy phalanx forward advance
prance a primordial nature's dance
glare in my eyes, from morn sunrise
my attention attends along the strand

Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses 
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 
Also available from Kobobooks.com 

26 Apr 2015

Garden Of Life

The garden of life lies vast and sprawling
Bearing secrets revealed at ripening
Unveiling weeds, seeds, kernels and flowers
Denizens banal to sublime greatness


Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 
Also available from Kobobooks.com 

19 Mar 2015

Some Questions(while Hope still waits)


1
Will sworn foes swear anew
be seated on common pew ?
though far easier to renounce strangers
bad blood among same blood breeds dangers

2
Will sworn foes swear anew
be seated on common pew ?
or will peace be only enforced
when each choose a separate course ?

3
Will sworn foes swear anew
be seated on common pew ?
or must ill churn till last breath
with no certainty but death ?

4
By own accord, jettison pride
Courage on a limb, bare one's hide
If sincerity resides on each side...

5
Will sworn foes swear anew
be seated on common pew ?
if oaths can be retaken
can they embrace as brethren ?



Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 
Also available from Kobobooks.com 

9 Mar 2015

State Of Mind by Dominae Primus


This particular style of whimsical composition runs the risk of sounding too banal when it assumes an all too conversational style. So I exerted more control, made it more like a composition, not a conversation. I made it tight, mildly digressing and witty. At least I hope so! 
It was once part of an extra for a sampler of my works. Now the sampler has been discontinued. So this tale, 'State Of Mind' needs a home elsewhere. My own blog will do nicely. 
This is my own composition and I fully assert my rights as author for this work. Quote/reproduce partly or in whole with my prior permission. 


STATE OF MIND

By Dominae Primus

A cheeky story of twists and more twists…

I’ve spared a thought, had it stretched as far as I dared and cared. I’ve given it a thought but thinking wants more. I won’t banish the thought since thoughts still welcome me. I won’t start being territorial with thoughts, that will be terrible of me. I gather that doing so makes little sartorial sense. I’m here to speak my mind in a common tongue.
Pay heed, take care. I’ve gone over it thoroughly and I’m not through yet. I’ve thought it over and I’m far from over and close to hover. I’ve made up my mind and it looks pretty good from here.

I’ve spared a penny for your thoughts. While being mindful of inflation, I’ve made an accumulation of sorts. Feel free or feel compelled to add to it. If there’s nothing more, then keep the change. Comes in useful during an Evolution and tends to appreciate during a Revolution. Let the world spin on its axis, whatever the basis, we’ll face this, about face or turn away.  
I’m no one-track mind for I trust subject matter drive this train of thought.

Lose me, then madness embraces and consumes. Madness knows nothing of boundaries between affection and digestion. It cements and dements. My business is minding, sometimes winding along tangents of by the ways, the highways of wheres, twists of whys, turns of revelations, manual banalities of how-tos, courtesies of how-do-you-dos.
I bend during exertion and also to accommodate.

My host claims me as its own, yet the truth is, I am a resident merely. My work makes my host respectable and often I am confused with my host.
What am I ?
I am the Mind.
Body and Soul are my associates. Soul too is in a similar predicament, being claimed by the Body which it inhabits as its own. I don’t bear a brain but a brain bears me, has to bear with me and holds me tightly in a bear hug.

My assertion is no apparition although it may haunt.
With great liberty, you can forswear a Country, Clare can keep her County.
I declare a State of Mind. The State of Mind welcomes the exchange of ideas, transmission of ideals, migration and immigration of thoughts. Asylum is granted to insane suppositions. Entry and Exit checkpoints are situated along the borders of knowledge.

Elsewhere independent nations were formed and declared. Among them were notable nations such as Stagnation, where stag parties and locking horns are commonplace,
Damnation, where the best irrigation experts are channelled, Indoctrination, rich in doctrines with poor outings when it comes to truths, Pollination, a place where flora and fauna bloom with budding sub-nations.

There were states too such as State-of-the Art, populated by the Science of Technology, State-Of-Emergency, where everything is governed by alarm. Monarchy still reigns in the Principality of Principles, with Cardinal truths as its Constitution.

Those mentioned have their detractors, tractors and intractables.
With the arguments swinging on both pros and cons, pros try to pass off as cons for the heck of it as cons try to play pros for their lack of it. The drive towards independence is greased with the practicality of interdependence, geared with bothers of nuisance and paved with virtues of patience.

END



3 Mar 2015

My Soul Is A Feather

Would I know whom I see?
If I passed by as a stranger
To gaze at the soul within me
Yet long would I for something better?

I shall know whom I see
If I passed by as a stranger
Comfort the soul within me
Unruffle and release from fetter

Know I whom I see
I have become familiar
With the soul within me
That roams like a feather


Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses
ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 
Also available from Kobobooks.com 

5 Feb 2015

Private Nights

Within the peace of dark nocturne
The mind breaks from taciturn
To dwell on those rarely retraced
Pains and aches of yesterdays

Within the ease of dim nocturne
The mind breaks from taciturn
Pieces again awkward whiles
See the truth beneath those wiles


Ensconced by comfort of thoughts
Where-s and why-s, what if-s and ought-s
Springs those sought and many sorts

Within the peace of stark nocturne
The mind breaks from taciturn
To revive the thrills and joys
Soothe the times when Fate annoys

Within the ease of dark nocturne
The mind breaks from taciturn
To chart our course with spark anew
Where those who've done are far too few!


Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses. ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide. 
Also available from Kobobooks.com  

11 Jan 2015

Bring Back The Rhyme!

Though I write both free verse and rhyming verses, to me, the highest art is still verses with rhyme. That displays the skill, wit and subject matter as only a poet through a poem can. Most of my poems too involve rhyme patterns. Here's one I composed to express the greater need for rhyme compared to the loose form of free verse.

Bring back the Rhyme


Have we lost our taste for rhyme?
Woven lines succinct, sublime?
Reduced to moving the heart
With words & sounds formed apart?

How ought are we to preserve?
Wherein we do not observe?
Has rhyme being consigned…
Outlaw, outcast, crime?

Times they have greatly turned
Left us fragments of bridges burned
Have we lost the hallowed heart?
That forms the soul of our art?

Composed by Dominae Primus. 
Published in Daily Doses & Vital Verses. ISBN 978-967-5785-030
ASIN B004WDZZ2O
Available via Amazon and Amazon affiliates worldwide.
Also available from Kobobooks.com