Lone Water-lily

art, nature photography, poetry, Uncategorized

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What would Monet think?

Painter,

Gardener,

Impressionist,

Would he assume we had gone mad?

Would he revel at our devices and how

We “share”, “like” and “troll” his work as if we understood.

Would he rail that we had dumbed ourselves down to

that of an invalid society?

Would he scream and tear his hair out about the greed

of the Art dealers and shout,

“Stop! My work can’t possibly be worth that much!

 Just appreciate it please”,

and then calmly,

“please”

Or would he merely shake his head and chuckle;

“Why not Corot?”

 

 

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Grave Escape

nature photography, poetry, Uncategorized

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Grave Escape

I walk amid the dead,

My feet drag through frost

Persistent white tipped blades in spite of the blinding sun

As I slip between the trees, flocks of crows burst into the sky

Screeching and calling to one another they wheel through the air.

As their cacophony fades,

Voices whisper to me

Voices long silenced

Laid to rest before my birth

What could they possibly want?

Old names calling out to me

Names entrenched in this land two centuries at least

Labelled with chiseled rock.

I feel more at ease here than out in the world

As my breath makes steam in the bright frigid air;

Proof that I am more quick than dead

Proof of my fundamental difference from my decomposing companions.

What is this morbid fascination?

To tread between the stones

Careful not to step on the moss covered mounds in front of the markers

The peace in this place is complete

I should want to leave but I don’t

Sitting in the winter sun beneath a corpse fed tree

I wonder if ever I should rise.

 

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Ah Ka Choo Baby

haiku, nature photography, poetry

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Ah Ka Choo Baby

Are you allergic?

She answered him with a sneeze

Fragrant Flower tossed

 

This haiku probably should have been saved for spring but what the heck let’s buck the pumpkin and fall trend frenzy a bit.  In all seriousness many people suffer from allergies at all times of the year.  Here’s to finding an organic solution that works.  Some have found success treating allergies with bee pollen.

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The Duality Tomb

contest, poetry

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The Duality Tomb

There is a spirit that lives in a box
The lid sealed tight for a thousand years

Some speak of a malevolent shade
Imprisoned there and kept at bay

It feeds on children
Harvests and savours the dread

Some claim the box is filled with light
Pure joy left over from the beginning

The luminous energy would heal the land
Cleansing it of every plague

The elders forbid any eventual opening
In fear perhaps of shady tales
Or drowning in perpetual bliss

There is a spirit that lives in a box…

 

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This is my entry for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  Happy Anniversary Colleen click on the graphic below to read about the contest and results.

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Digital Communication

art, haiku, poetry

truffleturd

Digital Communication

Posting, messaging,

Hoping, please respond, it’s here!;

Heart from…truffleturd

 

This haiku was inspired by an actual email received in response to a craigslist posting.  Pretty sure it was a digital age nicky nicky nine doors prankster.  What an interesting username this person chose to respond to advertisements.  Lol?

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Light Blue Lighter, Light

haiku, photography, poetry

light blue lighter

Light Blue Lighter, Light

Light blue lighter, spark

Colour of pale cobalt skies

One more day unlit

I’ve noticed there are quite a few websites on the WordPress reader and around the web dealing with the subject of addiction.  This haiku is meant as inspiration for anyone struggling with any kind of addiction.  We can all find hope in strange places.