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Broken

never ending

unfathomable
 the future is exploded
time again undone

 

Corridors

corridors s

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

obelisk mandala s

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.

obelisk mandala close up s

The poetic form I used was tritrina.

May the Fourth (be with you)

force rorschach s

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

play your brain blk s

 

play your brain magnetic 2

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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ancient light magnetic

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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wind’s path

wind s path s

 

winds path magnetic

I decided to use Sue Vincent’s photo prompt this week (actually I’m a day late with this one, but better late than never) as inspiration for my dots and magnetic poem today.

wind’s path–
ancient stone door
between air and light–
spirits breathe seasons,
following
the sun and moon

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Portents

portents wht s

The clouds are cold, still
heavy with winter.  Layers
reveal blue borders.

Earth holds its breath, forecasting.
Throw spring, uncautioned, to wind.

Colleen’s weekly tanka prompt words were clouds and spring, accompanied by the photo, above.  I also used most of the Secret Keeper’s prompt words from this week.

circle spring

(…and we will catch it, gladly.)

Creatures of the Wind

nina simone

I have two pieces of art and a poem inspired by the great Nina Simone and her song “Wild is the Wind” on Marianne Szlyk’s  musical blog “The song is…”  You can see them here, along with a fun essay by Bill Cushing on not driving.  Marianne has also included a link to the song, as well as a variety of other musical pleasures.

“The song is..” features a lot of interesting writing, art, and music, so take a look around while you’re there.

Map

at sea s

the map forms
a circle, rhythmic
labyrinth
synchronized
with the tides, the turning of
the moon in earth’s night

the passage
reflected as fire
on water,
as air, wind
beginning in clouds of stars–
an endless return

horizon

For Sue Vincent’s prompt this week, “Horizon”.