About The Blog

Arthor Journer is my pen name.
"Arthor" comprises "art" + "Author" while "Journer" defines the journey that I was on and continue to travel.
In this blog is the emotional byproduct of this journey.

"Rites of Art" is the title because it is my "writes" of passage.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Let Us Dance

When the seas stretch to reach far into the lands
Let’s hold each other tight and dance
As the waves saturate dry dirt and churn the sand
Let’s caress and study the movement of hands
There is an ecstasy as the sky blushes in the west
There is a bliss as my head finds the soft warmth between your breast
I drown in the waves of vaulting emotions
Permeated by the wet warmth of your pulsating ocean
Tranquil with the caress of each drop that wont falter
I am soothed by the soft tenderness of your sweet water
When the seas recede and again reveal the lands
Let’s hold each other tight and dance
As the deported treasures of the sea lounge on the sand
Let’s gather them into our soul with anxious hands
There is a joy as the trees obey the winds plea
There is a peace as your body blossoms to receive me
I shiver in the waves of each motion
Drowning ever deeper into the warmth of your accepting ocean

That Sunday Morning

You lie in my arms and look into my closed eyes
Trying to define the lapse of understanding
How can you form words to describe paradise?
And how can you feed flesh that is so demanding?
I hear the questions you ask with our mouth fully closed
Lips are now bare its rich colors I hungrily swallowed
Our passion an ocean that ebbs and flows
Paths through darkness and drought our souls willfully followed
We stare into the night counting tiles on the ceiling
Trying to give reasons for questions unanswered
How can words envelope what we are feeling?
And how can you hear the lyrics if you are a dancer?
I hear the questions you ask as you pretend to sleep
Hair undone and clothes carpeting chairs and on the floor
Our ecstasy a process to sow and reap
Paths of bliss that nerves and flesh treasure and adore
You lay next to me and I breathe your breath
Trying to taste the thoughts that you hide in fear
How can words define the rise and death?
And how can lips speak inside here?

I Don't Need Anything Else But She

I say your name gently before I sleep
Each syllable rains upon my darkness with peace
The echo of your name electrify the air
Fills my room and strips my emotions bare
I close my eyes as the chords massage my brow
Each nerve wishes you were here now
I breathe your name into my pillow
Draping it around my head like branches of a willow
The pronunciation keeps me warm
Then awakens me to a bright beautiful morn

Hand In Hand

Hand in mine I study the curves the scars
Feeling the strengths and the weak spots
I can see the seeds and also the stars
And the memories that you once forgot
Eye to eye I gaze into the dreams that spring
Studying the passion and creativity rustles
I can hear the rhythms of your soul’s wings
And the future stand and flex its muscles
Side by side we stroll through rain sun and snow
Enjoying the silence or the melody of words
I can feel the thoughts and love that freely flow
And it is the most beautiful sound ever heard

Because Of You

You whisper my name and the reverberations
Travel through my veins touching virgin shores
You touch my lips gently with soft fingers
The sensations reach my soul inspiring it to soar
Your eyes have an eternal backstage pass
All my curtains and safes your solely hold the code
Your voice forever owns my ears to listen
Though their ability may fade as they became old
The inches of me belong to you
Every vacant lot or well architected landscape
Every sea river and vast ocean
You own every mountain every valley plateau and gape
You touch my chest and the beat quickens
Sending chills arching from my spine
You kiss my forehead and every ghost flees
And ecstasy fills the limits of my mind

Our Dance

We dance so close your flesh makes
Impressions on my bones
Rhythm of our hearts is our music
Our spirit blissfully moan
Eyes closed and the crowd vanishes
We are all alone
The sway of your body fits mine
Like we were a puzzle
Our mouths closed yet the joyful sounds
Can not be muzzled
We ignore the wars of the day
Peace truce declared in works scuffles
The music stops yet we continue
To dance our dance
We ignore the staring eyes
And questioning glances
For our world is galaxies away
In the heavens of romance


It is the apex of your mountain I seek
Not just sex but the blissful source to make you weak
I want you to open your mouth and say what makes no sense
Or perhaps a scream to express your desire to recompense
It is the volcano inside you that I want to erupt
To taste the burning lava that overflows from your cup
I want to hold your trembling body that you can’t control
I want to kiss your shores and caress you soothed soul
It is in the sunrise I want to see in your eyes
Not just the highs but the heaven of you I savor
To bravely be naked in your garden of paradise
I want to dwell in this Eden forever and four forevers

Paths Of Ecstasy

I watch you when you think I am deep into a TV show
I stare at your beauty though you don’t know
The mirrors and window offer a sweet reflection
Allow me to fantasize without detection
Even when you sleep next to me
I lay awake intoxicated by ecstasy
I watch you when you are delicately drinking coffee
I stare at you when you are sipping your tea
The shadow on the wall echo your beautiful shape
Reminding me of the bliss I never want to escape
Even when you are silently reading a book
I steal a glance or a brief clandestine look
I follow the paths of each strand of hair
It leads me to a land free of harshness and despair
The intoxicating scent makes my spirit high
The feeling of it in my fingers leave me satisfied
Silly strands caress the curvature of my face
I never want to hide or leave this peaceful place
It covers my eyes so I can only see silence
The darkness envelopes my dreams and my senses
It tickles and scintillates the nerves in my chest
I hear the love that each strand wants to express
This wonderful playground in your hair
Branded parting combing with fingers no other sensation can compare


She appeared in my life as both mercenary and fairy
Having the eyes of sinner and hands of a saint
With wings she cooled my erupting flesh
With words she conquered my no’s with a gentle yes
She appeared with a vision so beautiful yet scary
Possessing the power of turpentine and oil paint
With winds that caressed every thirsting nerve
She appeared in my life as both reality and ghost
Having the warmth of the sun and lightness of a rose petal
With wit to inspire my serious brain to laugh
With wiles to make me forfeit all that I have
She appeared as a parachute and parasite and I the host
Possessing a cloud’s softness and the cold strength of metal
With webs to entangle my thoughts and my will
With whims she had the desire to save and to kill

Keys To Your Safes

Your mouth is closed and I know it is not empty
I search for the key or combination to set words free
Another day ends and failure to touch that spot
Another prayer begins that wishes for the roots would not rot
Your mind is locked and I am on the outside alone
I put my coat and gloves it’s cold in this home
Another season passes though it is as empty as the last
Another reason scratched off my list looking to the past
Your heart is soldered so no one can enter
I prepare for a perpetual freezing winter
Another plea that the sun will return once again
Another knee bowed to pray for a warm spring rain
I will continue to dig to discover the reason why
Research to see how to prevent this tree’s plight
I will continue to pray and pursue until time ends
Until you are completely opened


Tonight I need four ears for I want you to hear it
All the things I want to say from my soul and spirit
I want to tell you a volume of tales series of stories
I want to fill the room with words and silent allegories
Tonight I need four hands for I want you to touch me all over
All the nerves want to be explored as if you were searching for a lucky clover
I want you to leave fingerprints on my soul
I want you to climb mountains explore caves until I lose control
Tonight I need four eyes for I want you to see all of me
All the thins in the shadows in the deserts and under the sea

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Forever Finding You

Yes I would follow you until the end of the rainbow
Even if there be no rare riches or pot of gold
For the love we share is far more valuable than metal
It is precious and certainly cannot be contained in any kettle
Even if I cannot hear your voice or see your beautiful face
My heart can sense where you are by the drops of grace
And when the storm clouds disappear surrendering to blue
I will be found for I will forever be finding you
Yes I would follow you until the end of the sky
Even if there were no wings or winds on which to ride
For the love we share is far greater than air
It is uniquely wondrous and infinitely rare
Even if I cannot tastes you sweetness or your touch feel
My soul can sense where you are and that you are real
And when darkness shrouds the heaven’s blue
I will be found for I will forever be finding you

My Forever Wife

My hands are anxious to hold your hands
For my forever wife my forever best friend
My heart wants to hold you for the love is true
And a feeling a fulfillment I can’t feel with anyone but you
My lips want to taste your sweetness like precious wine
For it is intoxicating to both spirit and mind
My ears long to hear the melody of your words
For it is more melodious than any sound I have heard
My skin wants to feel the tenderness of your touch
For there is no other sensation I enjoy as much

Drops of Reign

I rain saturating the thoughts on your brow
Dripping into your veins flowing to your heart
I reign on the highest cloud on the tip of your bow
Standing sturdy giving confidence through your dark
I rein restraining the onslaught of battlement from the enemy
Protecting your delicate spirit from being torn apart

Passing Ships Gentle Sips

She had eyes of salacious sapphire
They were as cool as ice yet burnt like fire
Her hair was like strands of sunlight
They would wrap themselves around me foretelling my plight
We met on a beach on a cloudy day
She hypnotized my will and swallowed everything I could say
There was little sun and yet there was no rain
The seas were calmed and the winds’ sighs were in vain
Our talk was not significant yet our words were stones
We built bridges and constructed what would be our home
We laughed and our armor and fences were unfurled
Our word dance made it a sunny delightful world
We talked about our baggage and journeys traveled
Our symphony made all defenses mute and unraveled
Time was short yet lasted an eternity
There were others around us yet we were solitary
We did not eat and did not drink
But we were fed by the things we would say or think
Although this jewel started with a gentle hi
A day like no other and would end with a simple bye

Impotent Potential

Paltry psalms in the halls of empty souls
Quandary of qualms flattens the brains hills and knolls
Rivers winds through the currents that rage
Winds wander between the lines of every page
Separable sepulchers house the remains of forgotten dreams
Memorable memoirs fade like the light of a child’s eye’s gleams
Castigated castaways stranded on islands surrounded by oceans
Resolved resolutions armed with vaulted emotions
Squandering my squalor as time contours a smooth surface
Yet I am taught lessons to win this race
Palpable palates anxious for the next breath’s taste
Query of quarries leaves found memories erased
Rains rejoinder to appease the prosecutor’s reign
Whispers wield sharp tongues that inflict injury and pain
Stilted stilts still maintain their strength and their guard
Mellow melee of passion erupts in my menial heart
Congested conjectures reverberate in the lonely dark caves
Reproved repose offers gentle pleas to save
Straining my strands to the maximum tensile strength
Yet I am stretched in height depth and length

I Know Where I Am But I Am Still Lost

Through water’s crest and the ocean’s ebb
Enticed by the fullness of her breasts
Caught in her tangled sticky web
Failing to recognize the series of tests
No defenses or remedy do I have in my arsenal
Can only wave a white flag and bow
Entranced by the words that have tunneled
Captured forced to kneel and loyalty avow
Through rains torrent and the sun’s scorching heat
Enchanted by the sparkle in her eye’s glint
Clutched in her twisted pounding heartbeat
Hypnotized by the fantasy’s hints
No shield or armor do I have to protect
Can only lay my will and wishes at her shoes
Enthralled by the sexy configuration of her neck
Clasped in the melody that her hips moves
Through the wind’s words and the night’s enveloping caress
Entwined by the rhythm of her vespers
Confined in her amalgam of affection she expressed
Listening to every note her soul whispers
No moat or force-field do I have at my disposal
Can only succumb and force my heart to concede
Engraved by the alluring frame of her proposal
Capsized in her storm I drown in the waves of her seas


If each grain of sand was a symbol of love
I would love you like an infinite number of beaches
If each star blessed our oneness from above
I would love you as far as each heaven reaches
If each drop of water was a love token
I would love you like a million seas
If each paper contained every love spoken
I would love you like an infinite orchard of trees

Crossing Borders of Bliss

My soul delivered I’d discover peace of mind
I would drown in your river a thousand times
Infuse my liver with your sweet wine
I would swallow every drop until I am saturated
I would wallow in your moisture until I am satiated
Our sweat our joyful tears would flow as one
Our bridges our fears we would know when the day is done
My soul near to nirvana when our hearts chime
I would fly in your stratosphere a thousand times
My spirit merely a stanza in our symphony’s rhyme

You Saved Me From Me

Calloused burned sutured and scarred
This was the condition of my heart
Black and blued broken in three
This was my emotional reality
Yet you took a chance
A gamble at romance
Blistered used and betrayed
Scorned wounded stabbed and frayed
Torn stripped ripped into pieces
This was my diagnosis
Yet you held me close
Soothed my aches and my purpose

Chains of Love

I’m captured wrapped forever in your embrace
My spirit enraptured with your soul’s face
I’m satiated with your beauty that flows from your eyes
My soul saturated with your soothing skies
I’m a prisoner behind bars made of dreams and pleas
You alone are the reasoner the warden holder of the keys
I’m impressed always with your thoughts so high
My mind blessed by the wisdom forever nigh
I’m healed by the fresh spring from your voice
My flesh sealed with your kiss inspiring layers of joys
I’m a servant shackled to your dreams and seas
For you alone am I fervent and you alone can free
I’m inspired forever by your emotions
My heart desires always to swim in your oceans
I’m warmed by your light and your core
My cells swarmed by love and each wants more
I’m a slave to your will so I bend my knees
You alone my heart I gave and only seeks you to please

More Than You Know

More than you know
Like the raindrops during a raging storm
Like the sand grains that carpet the beach
Like the bees during a swarm
Like the drips of water in the sea
More than you know
Like the stones that are on a mountain
Like the leafs in a dense forest
Like the stars in the heaven
Like the souls that must confess
More than you know
Like the hairs on your head
Like the fish in the ocean
Like the shells on the sea bed
Like the rivers that run
More than you know
I love you

Shapes of My Love

My love is shaken and stirred
To be mixed with ingredients so rare
Seasoned with art and words
That no other will ever compare
You can drink you can drown
But my love will be there to save
You will hear its melodic sounds
Far beyond heavens or the grave
You can feel it you can taste
You can smell the flavor so sweet
You will experience joy in your soul on your face
It will cover you from your head to your feet


If you are a castle
Then I am your moat
Against your enemies I will wrestle
Drown them when they swallow me in their throat
If you are the sun
Then I will be the moon
Sharing the sky with you as one
Protecting your dreams in your mind and womb

Endless Spectrums of Our TImeless Love

I lack the words and skill to define our love
Like asking the waters to contemplate each drop of a wave
Like having the clouds elucidate about the storm above
Or requiring the beach to explain how grains of sand are both free and slaves
I can only confess that it is and exists without doubt or question
That like the sunrise my soul knows it will be there tomorrow
And once again our hearts will both reap and sow
That like the breathing of the deep oceans and wide seas
That it offers solutions and soothings and solid suggestions
It will not go away yet return with ebb and tides within me
I am deficient of the intellect to justify our love
Like asking the trees to expound on why their leaves sway and dance
Like having the wind tell where it is going and what it is made of
Or requiring the seasons to say how they maintain the balance
I can only divulge that it is and thrives without rhyme or rebuke
That like spring it is both endless pure and fresh
And that it is fate not merely serendipity or a fluke
It is eternal and will echo in the universe long after death
It is spoken and dreamed and growing with every breath

Beyond Bliss

I want to explode like a volcano
You whisper into my ear and yet
You squeeze even tighter yet move so slow
Making my body shiver my soul sweat
I want to scream with ecstasy
You hush my lips with your finger
I feel your hair caressing my seas
And the bliss swells and lingers
I want to taste your skin explore your curves
You submit to my anxious hands
I quiver and there is a mountain of nerves
That contain such potential energy beyond what I can understand


I want to have a poemversation with you awhile
Just to talk to receive and to share
Some thoughts some dreams some bottles of wine
Just some give and take to be fair
Cause certainly I don’t know enough to only speak
So this road is two ways
Don’t be mild silent and overly meek
I want to hear what you have to say
Yet your words don’t even have to rhyme
They don’t even have to have any rhythm
I just want us to have a great time
So your thoughts your words I want to hear them

Sing to Me In E Sharp

Sing me a song in E sharp
For my spirit wants to hear it with all my heart
It wants to waltz and boogie and slide
Past the bells of midnight
It wants to slow drag and to sway
Hold you close until the break of day
Sing me a song in E sharp
For my ears want to hear until the scales fall apart
They want to sweat and drip honeydew
Until the hands fall from the clock but explore all of you
They want to clap and rap until words fade
Hold you close until the break of day
Sing me a song in E sharp
For my soul needs a jump so it can start
It wants to fly and to soar
Until there are no floors or no doors
It wants to drown and be set free to display
Hold you close until the break of day

Burning Desire

I want to taste you
Until my tongue can taste no more
I want to kiss you
Until my lips grow sore
I want to hold you
Until your skin makes impressions on my bones
I want to make love to you
Until your words turn into sighs and moans
I want to tell you how I love you
As a lover wife and friend
Then I want to start all over again

Consumed While We Consummate

This dark room that consumes our clothes
As if it were a ravenous beast
It foreshadows our doom as mounting pressure grows
And makes our sighs like they were yeast
The kisses that fed our aching souls constant as waves
The caresses as subtle as the night breeze
They feel the fire that loses control as our flesh becomes slaves
Bringing us servants to our trembling knees
Darkness envelopes us into a world of touch and sound
As if the streets did not exist
Our senses a pearl that has been pressured underground
To birth passions we cannot resist
The morning sun will come to slash and burn
Yet will refuse to sooth and warm
For our spirits still darkness will yearn
Although content to awaken wrapped in loving arms

Love Infinite

From sparks to flame
From silence to song
From obscure to fame
From weak to strong
What love has inspired
From frozen to hot
 From dark to light
From lost to got
From dull to bright
What love has desired
From ice to steam
From pain to peace
From nightmare to dream
From prison to release
What love has done
From night to day
From fear to faith
From stone to clay
From guilt to grace
What love has won
From chained to free
From dead to alive
From blind to see
From in debt to thrive
What love has sent
From old to new
From winter to spring
From gray to blue
From legs to wings
What love has meant