The Higher Charms

The Higher Charms

The Higher Charms It was a dream, or so he thought, The subtle fire behind her look… How rare the lass that ever caught The sailor’s heart upon a hook! And rarer still the lass who both The inner and the outer eye Could please so keenly by her troth, And make him...
Rimini

Rimini

Rimini by Joseph Charles MacKenzie https://mackenzielyricpoetry.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Rimini-by-Joseph-Charles-MacKenzie-1.wav I stand before the Adriatic sea, Unwreathed of confidence in things to be, Time’s wind-born song of spray and transient foam With...
Here Where the Winter Dies

Here Where the Winter Dies

Here Where the Winter Dies by Joseph Charles MacKenzie https://mackenzielyricpoetry.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Here-Where-the-Winter-Dies-by-Joseph-Charles-MacKenzie.wav Here where the winter dies, Our hearts are not forelorn, Bright heaven looks through these...
Comforter of the Afflicted

Comforter of the Afflicted

Comforter of the Afflicted The Penitent Thief Speaks to Christ on the Cross. My Lord and King, know that I do not know How choked with gore I now confess Thy reign, Or sense, through all those streams of blood that flow Across Thy face, Thy majesty so plain.   Or...
The Once-Lost Land

The Once-Lost Land

The Once-Lost Land The arm that threw the disc of day Across the sky we know must dim, The hand that strewed the Milky Way Where angels swim, From far beyond the farthest star, Composed the darkness that we are. His light it is that we call ours: The morning glories’...