Sunday, 27 November 2011

You And Me Are Trees

You and me, we are trees
Our roots reach deep into the ground
They reach out so far, they touch

In the spring we both bloom in the sun
And a bird builds her nest way up in my branches
With branchlets she found beneath you

In the summer those freshly hatched birds eat your fruits
And children run around us laughing in the summer-rain

In the fall we turn red and yellow and all our leaves are falling
The wind moves us left and right, we reach out and our branches touch
And a squirrel collects nuts below us, hiding them in the ground
The same ground that holds our roots

In the winter the snow turns us both white and you smile
And I smile
Another year has passed and it was beautiful
We were alive, we were trees

You and me are trees
Our roots reach deep into the earth
Our branches reach far out into the sky

by Verena Zyla - 28/11/2011

Monday, 21 November 2011

Do I Still Care For You

Do I still care for you?

When the snow melted in the spring and the flowers awoke to welcome the spring,
I sat among them and while every single one of them smiled at me,
I scattered tears all over them.

When the flowers went to hide from the hot sun in the summer and cherries were hanging in the trees,
I sat beneath them and while every single one of them was ripe and glowing,
I wasn't able to taste their sweetness.

When the fruits had been reaped and fall came to colour the leaves and they fell to the ground,
I sat in the midst of them and while the wind played with red and yellow,
I tried to catch one but they all were blown away.

When everything had gone and the trees were standing bare the winter came cold and quietly,
I sat at the window and looked up into the sky when I saw the first snow flake falling,
and I went outside and closed my eyes and opened my mouth to catch it with my tongue,
and I thought of you and last year's snow and asked myself do I still care for you?

Just as last year the snow is falling. And again the flowers will bloom in the spring. In the summer we will have cherries and in the fall the leaves will dance in the wind.

by Verena Zyla - 22/11/2011

Friday, 9 September 2011

The Magic Day Of Life

I am waiting for that magic moment
When everything will change at last
And all the waiting will be worth it
And all that time will have finally passed

I will be smiling from my heart
I know that all is meant to be
I know no fear that the day won't come
Just impatience at times comes over me

No word is needed
No single sign
Destiny leads me through rain and sunshine

It leads me to that magic moment
When my heart will open, pouring out all that has been kept inside
Until then I will wander, waiting for that moment every day and night

by Verena Zyla - 09/09/2011

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

No Where

There is no future
There is no past

I do not want no present
I do not want to feel

I do not want to embrace
this love for which I ought not care

A love that's only taking
A love going nowhere but to you

You missed me smiling
you missed me grow
you missed to hold me
when I needed you so.

by Verena Zyla - 25/08/2011

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Shhhh I whisper in your ear
A dance in the park at night
Every touch, so slow that it lasts forever
Don't you know that it is the wind that blows to bring us here?
Were you worried we wouldn't arrive?

Shhhh do not say a word
It is the moment of life where everything is
Every word, offensive to its beauty
Don't you know it is the sun that shines to lead us here?
Were you worried we wouldn't arrive?

Shhhh I put my finger on your lips
The cool grass embracing our bodies
Every look, lifting you out of any misery
Don't you know that it is the earth that turns to get us here?
Were you worried we wouldn't arrive?

Shhhh close your eyes and listen
It is the song of life that is playing tonight
Every tone, inviting us to swim in its freedom
Don't you know that this is where life leads you to?
Were you worried you wouldn't arrive?

Shhhh let it last. It is life's secret.

by Verena Zyla - 23/08/2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


I pack my bags wherever I go
I never stay, I always move on
Don't know where I'll go next,
I will go with the flow
As soon as I have settled,
the next moment I'll be gone
Nowhere I belong
Still I belong everywhere
The same moon is glowing
The same sun watches my days
The moment I hold on,
that moment I'll break free
With the wind I travel
crossing land and sea
I may never settle
I may never be tied down
I'll keep on travelling in this world I call home

by Verena Zyla - 11/05/2011

Saturday, 30 April 2011


I reach out and shout
Freedom! Freedom!
Where are thou?
Have I lost you on my way?

My heart longs for you
My soul yearns for you

No path will I take that does not lead to you
Not one step I am willing to take without you

Freedom! Freedom!

by Verena Zyla - 30/04/2011

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


And I indulge in every drop of happiness
It pours over me and drowns me with love
I loll in its lust and desire
I dive into its freedom
and fall back into its light
I breath in all its joy
I touch its infinity
and hold on to its ever changing face

by Verena Zyla - 13/04/2011