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Mystic

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Another year beckons

Coups and calamities

Landmarks unknown

Patches of prediction

Stepping, stumbling

Your ragged heart fumbling

As history hangs in the fog

 

Let these mosaic moments

Melt in your mouth

Roll off your tongue,

Roll off your soul

Leap forward

                               With eyes closed

 

 ~Lake Huron, Ontario

 

 

 

Feel free to join us at dVerse for our first Quadrille prompt of 2018.

What is a quadrille?

It’s simply a poem of exactly 44 words, no more, no less, excluding the title. It must include the given word. Grace has chosen the word “leap”. The form is your choice.

 

Happy reading and writing for 2018!

Don’t forget to order your copy of 

“Chiaroscuro ~ Darkness and Light ~ Voices from poets – dVerse Anthology”

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Sunny Side Up

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Pelee Island 140

She liked her eggs sunny side up
Runny…

      … running away
Like she always did

She poked the yolks
Releasing them, releasing her
From destinies and obligations
Yellow trickles of madness

Ooooozing……

Soaking grainy plateaus on her plate
Mesas she never climbed
The people left behind
Standing there
Like the salt and pepper shakers
Stoically staring her down

This.. a mere snippet of it all
Life served on a platter
Exchanged for prices
And slices of her heart
She toyed with the lettuce
Lifting it, loathing it
A worthless embellishment

     Wilting

Dying in front of her
Like all the rest

 
For Open Link Night at dVerse. Grace is our host!

Originally written for a poetic prompt in 2015 where we were challenged by Claudia Schoenfeld to write layered poetry.

If you are new to dVerse, OLN is an opportunity to share one poem with other poets in a welcoming, non-judgemental environment. We would love to have you join us.  Doors open at 3 p.m. EST.

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Grounded

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I searched empty canyons

Pilfered through frozen hearts

Filtered facts from the cinders

Reflected from afar

 

I waited on ocean currents

Zephyrs for perfect sailing

All the while failing

To see my own stars

 

 

I am happy to be hosting our first Poetics for 2017 at our virtual pub, 

dversepoets.com

The New Year has a way of restoring our hopes and aspirations, nudging us to set new goals, follow new dreams and create “new beginnings”. With this in mind, I decided to visually inspire you with the help of 8 wonderful artists. Although the titles of their work may be very similar, each piece is an example of their very unique styles. The fun begins at 3 p.m. EST. Hope you can join in!

Image credit: “New Beginning”  by Lynn and Jim Lemyre.

You can find more of their work at lemyreart.com

 

 

 

Sheltered

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dance

 

I danced shadows to shield you
Magnificent steps
Choreographed sweetly
To the beat
Of my breaking heart
You wore my shoes
Heavy with irony
Shuffled down trustworthy trails
Longing to fly barefoot
Across murky dark oceans
Only to dangle your toes
Between shark’s teeth

We are writing quadrilles at Dverse Poets Pub.

 

Collaboration for Peace-4

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It has been fun to collaborate with Candy from rhymeswithbug and we hope that you are enjoying our Sunday posts. So far, I have been providing the photos and Candy has been inspired to write.

Hope you are having a peaceful day…

 

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clouds kiss the face
of the eternal ocean
in silent communion
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© candace kubinec

Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops!

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I am sitting in the dining car of a train…or am I floating on the lake?

Either way it was magical.

~

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/oops/

 

Retrospect

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Piles of intentions
All that mattered, scattered
Smiles prompted and posed
Say cheese, be happy
Be what I need you to be
Wish I knew then
What I still do not know

But I’m fighting for the light
Prying open the universe
With energy I don’t have
Looking for the answers
To questions I never asked
Until now

And my reflections are yours
My heart, your weakness
My weakness, your heart
Is that where we start?

Sunny Side Up

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Pelee Island 140

She liked her eggs sunny side up
Runny…

      … running away
Like she always did

She poked the yolks
Releasing them, releasing her
From destinies and obligations
Yellow trickles of madness

Ooooozing……

Soaking grainy plateaus on her plate
Mesas she never climbed
The people left behind
Standing there
Like the salt and pepper shakers
Stoically staring her down

This.. a mere snippet of it all
Life served on a platter
Exchanged for prices
And slices of her heart
She toyed with the lettuce
Lifting it, loathing it
A worthless embellishment

     Wilting

Dying in front of her
Like all the rest

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Written for dVerse where we are working on layered poetry.

Rainbows and Reveries

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The blues and greens

The mist in between

The moments of yellow

Fade into the pink, I think

It’s more than a show

Colours of life do not fade

For they’re made of

You and me

Forts in the trees

Grass tickling toes

And sun burnt noses

Our hopes, our dreams

And all that seems

As possible as the rain

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

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turtle reflection

Beauty is forsaken
Where no one sees
No one ventures
No one feels
Silence speaks
But no one listens
It’s too easy, too authentic
Pure and transparent
You wouldn’t look for yourself
In the mirror, would you?
Then why would you search for life
When it is there in front of you
Calling your name
Caressing your soul
Nurturing your body
Balancing your burdens
Blessing your every moment
Reflecting your heart
With the most radiant light of all
Did you know
That you are nature?

 

 

 

I am dedicating this post to tyler4turtles, a fellow blogger, a friend in nature and kindred spirit. His expertise, dedication and endless fascination with nature combined with his gift of poetry and photography make for the most amazing blog.

You can admire his work at The Ancient Eavesdropper

http://tylerpedersen02.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

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Toronto

Downtown Toronto skyscrapers

Sky Scraping

If I have to look up to see your grandeur

Then what importance do you hold for me?

Everything essential to my heart and mind

Is in front of me

Yes, I look to the sky, why wouldn’t I?

To the clouds, to the wind

To the spirit within

But not you

You have always been my saboteur

Reminding me of the cold

That paralyzed my plight

Your capital charisma

Does nothing but amuse me

And I will not be impressed

By your obvious stateliness

For success is not dressed

The sun bares the truth

Magnified in your every window

Exposing your hard lines

Disclosing your designs

Of your eyes on the pie

As you scrape at the sky

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/photo-challenge-perspective/

50 Things I’ve Learned in 50 Years….#5

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#5. “Everyone you meet in your life will teach you something…..if you’re willing to learn.”

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If you think about how much you have learned over your life time so far, it is probably at the very least, mind blowing.  By asking simple questions of those you meet, you can multiply this amount of information over and over.

There came a time in my life (probably around 40,  since I have evolved slowly), when I realized that every unique being on this earth has something to offer me.  I have always found human behaviour to be quite fascinating but within this hobby of observation, it is easy to analyze and judge.  When I tried to curb this a bit, I began to see more, learn more and feel more.

Besides the obvious factual information so easily obtained, there is always a story, an undertone that whispers  softly , if  you listen….I mean, REALLY listen and imagine where it is coming from.

Do you think you can learn something from the homeless man begging for change on the street?

Absolutely!  He has a story. You can learn from his pain, his misfortune and the small acts of kindness that give him joy. You can learn from your own fear of him, as he approaches you.  Ask yourself why it is so hard to look at his face, even when you hand him your spare coins.  Is he not worthy of eye contact or is his lesson to you lying dormant within yourself? Everyone has a story. Your story may not be any more interesting.  It is just different. Your story is not worn on your sleeve every day, like his.

There are no limits to what you can learn, only doors for you to open or leave shut.

Reflections in Motion: Photos From a Train

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Reflections in Motion: Photos From a Train

Some of the best things in life happen accidentally. That was the case when my husband and I took a scenic train trip in a more northerly area of  Ontario.

Take the beautiful beaming sun, the large window of a train and the  constant movement as we roll down the tracks. Mix it with a somewhat limited knowledge of photography and voila…..some strange but interesting shots.

Coupled clouds

From the dining car….

…or a floating restaurant.

Reflecting on a remote little cottage.

Would I like to live here? Uh…yes!

Blurring colors of trees

Eerie silhouettes as the  sun rises

He’s looking forward…..I’m looking back…….reflecting.

Relax as we race

Pondering the landscape

Beauty repeated

Lakes can be mirrors

Rays of replication

Mirrors in the mist

On the outside looking in

Or from the inside looking out?

Or maybe there is no division….maybe we are just part of it all

The journey by train is over as the sun offers us one last moment of introspection.