The Gift of the Crumpled Flower #poetry #photography

  “a flower was offered to me…” * crumpled, once wild and free the little one that gave it an orphan was he I looked in his eyes a clear blooming love I gathered some stars and joy from above  brief mere moments were all that we had but flowers are like that petals in our hands […]

A Dark Night #noir #poetry #EdgarAllenPoe

Gather my last notes sleep never so desired always more elusive more muddied in the mire against eyelash moth fluttered taunting at my face stopping for full moments slumber could not erase those errant memories pass me, you and I never have I slept since the day you died  fingers momentary clasp about my throat […]

Found By Words #poetry

Like a waterfall on a hidden retreat or the gravel that crunches beneath weary feet poetry jangles the soul like a brass bell that has been pulled never tires of the toll there are times  my words wont work together a spirit all their own seems to collude and gather making me… younger, stronger greener, wiser Free […]

Deep is Winter #poet #winter #sorrow #Akhmatova

Memory of the Sun Memory of sun seeps from the heart. Grass grows yellower. Faintly if at all the early snowflakes Hover, hover. Water becoming ice is slowing in The narrow channels. Nothing at all will happen here again, Will ever happen. Against the sky the willow spreads a fan The silk’s torn off. Maybe […]

Your Poem on the Wind #poetry #loss #photography

Finger traces words pages escape in the wind poetry never dies * I clasp the memories near to my heart those warm days and you and I chasing shore birds we dance in the sea-foam our laughter joins with the sea’s chorus “come frolic with us in waves of eternity just beyond the sun” A […]

All I Have Are Ashes #Akhmatova #poet #societalcancer

  I’ve cried for seventeen long months, I’ve called you for your home, I fell at hangmen’ feet – not once, My womb and hell you’re from. All has been mixed up for all times, And now I can’t define Who is a beast or man, at last, And when they’ll kill my son. There’re […]

Borrowing Sleep’s Step #haiku #tanrenga #photography

borrowing sleep from the scarecrow’s sleeves midnight frost © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)   sleepwalker’s nightly path no one knows where you go ~mdw     I am reminded of my son’s odd sleepwalking habits. He seemed to have a path that he always followed (it always ended on the stairs). It got longer as […]

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