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Play Your Brain

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flame star dragon
coming through

It could play your brain
with linear light

Your head a game
of being

The Geek Oracle always has a different approach to its messages.

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Happy

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Today’s Oracle poem and dot collage are in response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt this week, “Shore”, below.

life thick and fertile
air listening
rocks murmur wind songs
between
water and light
clouds wander happy
without asking why

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Enormous Sleep

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blue sea shines
swimming
in dream languages
a thousand winds rocking

light shows
elaborate music
chanting enormous sleep

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More There

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The Oracle was feeling philosophical I guess.  Things do look different depending on context…

how
is this
almost
like that
but
never about
anything
more there?

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Magic Wings

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A collage and haiku for Colleen’s poetry challenge this week.

believe in the dance
wishes joined to starry wings
spirits drunk with sky

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Postcard Fiction: What She Saw, Part 4

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I’m interrupting my NaPoWriMo magnetic poetry series for a day to interject my response to Jane Dougherty’s Sunday Strange Microfiction Challenge from two Sundays ago.

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“How can you shift what would have been the border?”

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This one folds out; it’s collaged on a political mailer I got for last fall’s primary election.  I’ve been wanting to try one of these for awhile, and the painting Jane posted worked perfectly.

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It also continues a series of “What She Saw” responses to Jane’s prompts.

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I’m behind on Jane’s microfiction challenges, but the paintings are in a folder, and I’ll get to them as I have time.  The angels are on my mind for sure.

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Back to the Magnetic Oracle tomorrow.

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Ancient Light

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Sue Vincent’s prompt this week, “Enigma”, is a photo of two standing stones.  The Magnetic Oracle chose to see them as having their own spirits, rather than being inhabited by malicious or unlucky humans who have been transformed.

earth listens
as verdant air wanders
murmuring

stones breathe ancient light
into roots of
sacred seed

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dazzle

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ferocious fever of wild ocean
drinking colored fire
of melting sky
born breathing broken glass
from magic windows
laughing voices dazzle with joy

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April 2017 water lilies

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water lilies—pink
finds green awakening
regeneration

Putting magnetic poetry aside for today, my April grid–another in the water lily haiku series.

It’s the season of renewal.  Happy Easter, Passover, Spring to all.

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Montclair Art Museum

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As Nina said in her post, the “Matisse and American Art” exhibit did not allow photography…but if you are in the area, you should definitely take the time to go and see it.  There are many wonderful works by both Matisse and artists who have paid homage to his work.

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One piece that attracted me immediately was by Janet Taylor Pickett, and to our delight there was an entire show in the museum based on a series she had done responding to Matisse.  Her creative spirit is definitely kin to mine.

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Other works that delighted:  a Nick Cave soundsuit.

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and several words by master collage artist Romare Bearden.  This one shows Circe and Odysseus.

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Painter George Innes is from Montclair, and has his own room full of mysterious light.

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And the Museum also has a fine collection of Native American art.

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It was fun to visit with Nina and her family, and to celebrate her birthday in the company of Matisse and friends.