Archive for August 2017

Long Worn Bird Mask

August 25, 2017

Charcoal on paper, 2017, all rights reserved.
Other titles– “Help maybe.”

What Does It Want?

August 22, 2017

What does it want?

There is a part of me that can’t shake
sadness;
that hears the rise of the mourning dove
as fall;
that substitutes for throat
but will not be slaked–

What does it want– this ache?

For everything that’s been
to have been
all right.

To lay down upon a lap
as if it were a head
that might be stroked.

To not be a head
that is thinking, thinking,
but a body of that water
that laps gently
and doesn’t churn.

And to have you, my sometimes world,
hold me 
in earthen arms.

In the reeds that grow about us,
red-winged blackbirds nest;
just above, swallows swallow.

 

 

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Poem for open link platform on Real Toads (http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com)

Drawing is mine.  It’s a bit more complicated than I’d like, ha.

Simply the way it was (Eclipse of sorts)

August 20, 2017

Simply the way it was (Eclipse of sorts)

At a certain point, she even felt the trees longing
to hold the child she carried,
the sky scrying to espy
the color of his eyes;
all of Nature, she felt sure,
yearned with her
to meet him,
though after he was born,
she kept him close as bark
for some time, letting not wind nor glare make
their acquaintance, any leaving
out of the question,
and whether Nature was peeved
was too complicated a thing
for her to think about, there with the new son
at her side.

 

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For a prompt by the wonderful Kerry O’ Connor on Real Toads to write about a simple  thing.  I should note that this poem is imagined–not meant to express anything about boy or girl babies–I’ve only been thinking about the sun a bit what with the eclipse.

Drawing is mine–pastels and charcoal on paper, 2017.  All rights reserved. 

Mountainside

August 20, 2017

2017, charcoal on paper, all rights reserved. 

Faces of the Moon

August 19, 2017

2017, charcoal on paper, all rights reserved. 

Too Much 

August 19, 2017

2017, reading news, charcoal on paper.  All rights reserved. 

Good Morning!

August 15, 2017

iPad, 

ASKetch app, 2017, all rights reserved.