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Conjuring

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Can today assume tomorrow? Time travels without a map, like branches reaching toward the sun.

staring into light
eyes enter mind, as presence
always becoming

Seeking the hour of forever, the question lingers: is it too late or too early?

with smoke and mirrors
the gaps confuse prediction–
nothing is revealed

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This may or may not be a haibun, but it was composed for Colleen’s poetry challenge this week, once again incorporating prompt words from the Secret Keeper.  I was also inspired by the wonderful tree and light artistry of Sue Vincent and Claudia McGill.

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Black Hole Sun (for Chris Cornell)

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All is black,
disguising the hole
in the sun.
The light won’t
swallow the scream inside you.
Songs still.  Won’t you come

around and
penetrate, cleanse, wash
time away?

Prayer eclipsed by Hell, the
wind stealing you gone.  The rain.

The storm. Whole.  Black.

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Another voice lost far too early, this time to suicide. 

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of over 40,000 Americans every year, 50% of these with guns.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

http://www.chriscornell.com/

If You Know Someone in Crisis Call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL)  at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to everyone. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential.

http://www.crisistextline.org/

poem for dVerse Quadrille #34 storm

 

Go Make People Among Rain

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Go make people among rain
gather kin beneath the storm
hold the lost and the forlorn
go make people among rain

Ask the echoes to explain
watch silence being born
go make people among rain
gather kin beneath the storm

Dance the circle round again
dreams enchanted into form

chords of color greet the sun
singing verse into refrain

Go make people among rain

On May 25, Robert Okaji posted his beautiful translation of Wang Wei’s poem “Apricot House”.  He included the Chinese-poems.com transliteration of the original poem, and I was taken by the line from it, “Go make people among rain”.  Robert challenged me to take that line and make my own poem, which I did, based on a slightly altered Rondel form.

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Time Zones

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hands now forgotten
sun and moon untraced in time
light drifting unmoored

past and future reflected
in the trembling of machines

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Tanka written for Colleen’s weekly challenge.  The Oracle had its own haiku commentary this morning too.  Colleen’s prompt photo, below.

vast laughing awakes
old breath of eternity
unborn yet timeless

Broken

never ending

unfathomable
 the future is exploded
time again undone

 

Corridors

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which passage
completes the journey–
the circle
or the line?
to center or to open–?
out of darkness, light.

For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt this week, below.

 

sun rises within

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become the sun
just as it rises
a mystery within

golden within
nourished by the sun
the shadow as it rises

awake it rises
tracing paths within
a silhouette in sun

the sun returning rises as the light within

For Sue Vincent’s photo prompt this week, “Obelisk”, below.

 The Obelisk was originally an Egyptian stone monument sacred to the sun god Ra, especially associated with sunrise and sunset.

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The poetic form I used was tritrina.

May the Fourth (be with you)

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beginning with light
force of passage measured by
contrast dark reckless

still amid thunder waiting
collecting the hidden deep

Liberal use of synonyms for the words from the prompts of  both Colleen and the Secret Keeper this week.

“Never tell me the odds.” – Han Solo

 

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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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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