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Prose

How Rian Became A Swamp Cat

How Rian Became A Swamp Cat When I brought Rian from Rose Hill to the edge of Mingo Swamp, he didn’t have a name. I declared him to be rather wild, along with about eleven others like him; but my brother Johnny will correct me on that. He thinks I took him after Daddy died, […]

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Photography poetry

Pastels

Beautiful things creep in slowly. One has to be attentive as the busy day beckons seconds to scoot faster. Oh, the busy day. Notice the firsts first – early warmth in morning’s mug, how liquid gold soothes a soul; a silver thread lines a bulging cloud; raindrops partner with dewdrops bubbling grassy arches like rainbows; […]

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Photography poetry

Reflection

a poem wakes early wriggles roots of being stirs sweet slumber rises with its own light redirecting reflection ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ reflection redirecting rises with its own light stirs sweet slumber wriggles roots of being wakes early a poem

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Photography poetry

Heart O’ Mine

  Heart O’ Mine Oh, heart o’ mine, how well you know so much that’s within me–you know the depths, the ins and outs through each and every season, before and after a storm, during a trial, each testing time, you keep me comforted, warm. You know famine; you know drought. You’ve skipped with hope, […]

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poetry

The Poet’s Equinox

  I kept trying to speak, and found myself dumb — which is not a comfortable situation for a professional writer, a creature with language at her core                                                                                 Terri Windling Cocooned in its own sac of  white noise, my  voice hasn’t broken free  in weeks, At best, a shadow fluttering beneath a paper lantern […]

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Photography poetry

Haiku

Bully in the Sea Your wild dance is predicted Oh, God, protect us

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poetry

Together

    After lying in the stillness of  near death, she passed; willows sweeping out the heat of August,   a mourning dove hooked to a broken street lamp, a blue   exhale of cornflowers through the backyard gate. Your sister gone   and as  you grieve,  I simply hold your hand.  Silence and touch […]

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Photography poetry

Shine

Shine on, Friday! Shine on. Lighten the heavy hearts. Brighten the brighter day. Help our hearts to trust this life. Come what may. Come what may. 

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poetry

When Hester Was First Conceived

I find myself dreaming about stories, as of old…                                                         Nathaniel Hawthorne   You were in the Custom  House calculating the cost of things when Autumn struck your eye with her amber light and tongue with the taste of cider as wind blew through a field of ripening apples. Your mind wandered there   and […]

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Photography poetry

A Confetti Celebration

  Falling fast from the comfort of hands that once held me, I am called to silence–to wait, to rest in hibernation days. A significant seed shifting, I bend, wiggle, squirm; roots re-position to redefine space. A hardened seed coat softens within muck of thick, ebony walls. Pain and pangs are strong- perseverance wails in […]