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Contemplating A Rose

In the old books, a silk merchant steals a rose for his daughter from a private garden. The rose is fabled to be the most exquisite in the kingdom. Its pallor could match that of the fairest maiden.   Often, I dismissed the idea of a single rose gaining  such status or summoning such desire. […]

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I’m Not Riding Sir

While I was drinking in the Vic’ out Goondiwindi way, This burnt out ringer on his horse reined in and said, “G’day!” We’d all been playing 301, so asked could he join in. “Sure thing old mate!” we all agreed, which brought a toothless grin. “The name is Paddy Mellon boys … I’ll have a […]

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Photography poetry

Patterns

If I could change patterns in our world, I think I’d like to do just that. No, then again I think not. That’s a huge undertaking with many connections and disconnections like roads leading to everywhere – and others guiding to quick stops. There’s one pattern I’d never wish to unravel nor undo— the connection to […]

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Chalk

At Ellis island, after enduring hazardous almost inhuman conditions in steerage or 3rd class quarters, immigrants were screened for certain diseases, their level of intelligence/sanity and family sponsors. If rejected for entry into the U. S.  or selected for  further screening, the examiners marked their clothing with chalk, certain letters meant different reasons for denial and […]

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Photography poetry

With You

Excuse me, dear loved one, stop a moment as I stop a moment. You must know how I carefully observe time along with you, with guarded prayers in life’s waiting times. Admiration for you stands as a lighthouse in a vast, changing sea. From here I watch lights brimming. Even in the dimming, changing light […]

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Photography poetry

Invisible-Stringed Instruments

  I remember a time when my four-year-old little girl while outside frolicking in play posed her thinking toward sky. “Mama, maybe we’re God’s puppets, and He forgot the strings.” She started skipping to continue her play leaving me staring at the cerulean ceiling and a white cumulus dreamland— completely lost in her wild imaginings.

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Photography poetry

Braiding Time

Living life is like braiding hair. Grab Yesterday’s sound experiences, straighten them out the best you can. While sorting experiences and discerning the learnings, you then pull them in allowing them to mix well with Today. Overlap Tomorrow’s dreams, the big, bigger, and even small ones, hoping connections blend evenly. Look. Again. Allow yourself to […]

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art poetry

Feeling Low? Pour Some Paint

Feeling Low? Pour Some Paint Birds and fish find their way Through paint-poured streams and meadows. They stay. Lilies open their petals In a fluid color flood That moves the paint To full-bloom flower Started as a bud. I’m just pouring fluid paint And having lots of fun. While Science and the Nature Of Fluid […]

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Photography poetry

Garden Bouquets

Look at me. Smile at me. Stare at me. Reach to touch. A bit selfish? No, just centered as my heart refills. I focus on today. I become aware, more balanced in sorting joy. Look at me. Smile. Stare. Reach. Touch. I will return favors, indeed, just for you. Inspiration arrives as garden’s bouquets. The […]

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Photography poetry

Simple Spaces

Grand are days spent on the front porch, an all-time favorite place to while away time. Open railings are like open windows as sudden sunlight and lively breezes skirt in and slant their dance shifting immediate attention to nature’s amazing works of art, an array of dynamic attractions. Earth’s colors, wondrous textures, and delightful designs […]