When and If

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when magnetic

When

Has all the time gone mad?
Did chanting bring this light?
As dreams shine diamond storms,
drunk forest screams alive.

Red gardens dress the rain,
blue shadows sing and soar.
Moon swims through purple sky–
why sleep when you can roar?

I’m not sure where this came from, any of it.  Perhaps The Oracle had dinner with Timothy Leary this week…

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if magnetic

If

Bird is lonely
Earth asks to play
green grass strolls wildly
trees uproot and wander
flowers climb light
world walking through
happy

“When” uses the dVerse Trimeter prompt.  “If” just is.  And the junk mail art collage…?

“People have to go out of their mind before they can come to their senses.”
–Timothy Leary

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42 responses to “When and If”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    What a long strange trip it’s been! 😉

    I think you may be right about that dinner, but still–Wow! Both poetry and art are amazing and impressive. That first poem especially, time does seem to have gone mad (sometimes), and there is a lot of roaring going on.

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  2. 10000hoursleft says :

    Wow! The first one is amazing ‘why sleep when you can roar’ and ‘drunk forests…’ collages great as ever.

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  3. Henrietta Watson says :

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

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  4. Jodi says :

    Roar!!! LOVVVVEEE!

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  5. Frank Hubeny says :

    Both nature poems are nice and the first has the expected trimeter sound. I haven’t tried the magnetic Oracle. It looks effective if it can suggest such ideas as drunk forests, mad time and all that soaring and recommended roaring. Timothy Leary made a good point about coming to one’s senses.

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  6. jerennazuto says :

    This is a beautiful poem. I still don’t know how some people can do oracle poetry, it’s a mystery!

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  7. Beverly Crawford says :

    Great whimsical collage, and great line “Why sleep when you can roar?” Well done!

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  8. rivrvlogr says :

    lol at the Timothy Leary footnote.

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  9. alisonhankinson says :

    I think they are both fabulous and love the picture. I had to google Timothy Leary…but I dutifully did so…

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  10. Evelyn Flint says :

    Lovely art and poetry….. !

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  11. davekingsbury says :

    A striking collage, must have been stimulating to find words for!

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  12. Charlie O'Shields says :

    I LOVE this! so cool and inspiring my friend!! 😍

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  13. alongtheinterstice says :

    Or maybe dinner with Ginsberg: the oracles howl as they saw the best minds of their generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,…

    the collages and poems are all awesome in their own right, but together the four are fab-u-lous. I especially like the opening of the second poem. The title If falling into the first “bird is lonely” – the singular bird, not modified by “the” or “a” gives it the sound of an ancient parable feel told around the fire, clear to the listeners that bird means each one of them.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Or maybe both…
      And what wonderful commentary! Thanks.
      I did think The Oracle had a story in mind with the second one. For the first, she was simply delirious. As was my collage box…it often leads me, rather than vice versa.

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  14. paul scribbles says :

    Oracles rock. So does your poetry.

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  15. Phil Cooper says :

    I love these wonderful trips poems, full of freedom and movement. Great collages too, just right for a Sunday evening as I start to get my work head together for tomorrow, they keep the weekend alive 🙂

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