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Broken

never ending

unfathomable
 the future is exploded
time again undone

 

Mother’s Day 2017

rose s

mothers day poem 1

mothers day poem 2

My mother loved roses.  The Oracle caught my mood.

magic flower laughs
opens remembering heals
like stars aborning

 sacred spirit shines
between memory and rose
flowering the soul

Draw a Bird Day: Blue Jay

blue jay head s

blue on blue–feathers
echoing sky holding sun
as wings scatter light

Blue Jay feathers are not really blue, but appear so because of the way the light reflects off of them.  At least that’s what all the bird websites say…

I am on call for Federal Jury duty the next 2 weeks.  Not sure what it means for getting anything done, but no electronics allowed in Federal Court–including phones–and I have to call every night to see if I need to show up the next day.  I may be around, or not.

The birds have been extra-present around here this spring…I can hear them waking the day right now.  Happy Draw-a-Bird Day!

May Day/International Worker’s Day

summer forest 4 x 6 text

translations of light–
shifted green a mirrored edge
projected beyond

“Work well and have gratitude to Mother Earth.”
–Gary Snyder

“If we do not serve what coheres and endures, we serve what disintegrates and destroys.”
–Wendell Berry

 “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.”
— Audre Lorde

Listening

listening s

listening magnetic

water is quiet
listening to the secrets
of deep spirit winds

listening close up s

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Magic Wings

wings s

 

wings 2 magnetic

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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April 2017 water lilies

april 17 grid s

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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Chuck Berry 1926-2017

chuck berry s

Brown eyed handsome man:
the things you used to do.  That
Rock and Roll music.

Water Lilies Revisited

water lilies 1s m1

A few years ago I did a Sketchbook Project of haiku and grids based on Monet’s water lilies paintings.  So when I saw the dVerse prompt for work based on impressionism, I decided to revisit my obsession with Monet’s work.  The Magnetic Oracle was helpful in getting me started, and then I did one on my own.

water lilies 1s poem

You can see my complete “Water Lilies” digitized sketchbook here, and previous posts on the subject here, here, and here.

I think I will be staying with this for a little while again too.

Postcard Fiction: Something Waiting

1-here-s

2-waiting-s

3-question-s

4-passage-s

here in the darkness
something waiting    a question
the passage between

Jane Dougherty’s “strange and creepy” prompt painting this week, by Gabriel von Max,  is mysterious and enigmatic.

gabriel-von-jane-painting

That shadow figure is definitely not bringing tidings of comfort and joy.

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