Monthly Archives: September 2011

Thought on a thought …

An unsought thought is a spark in the dark; a firefly flicker on a gossamer thread .. a gleam of light on the darkest of nights. An unthought thought is a spark in the dark like the moon glimpsed when … Continue reading

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The python plant …

Dark bloom the flowers of the python plant. Parchment petals, mottled and marbled like sloughed skin, camouflage the cankered heart within .. herpetic tendrils snake through the night strangling and compressing; distorted lianas obscuring the light. Moonless … still the … Continue reading

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On words …. (‘ the blessed machinery of language’ ) quote from Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In search of the source of the poetic imperative I interrogate my mind .. if words are capsules of thought; what is thinking? I think as involuntarily as my heart beats; a stream of sentences flows like the pulse of … Continue reading

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Almost Autumn …

Almost Autumn; rainbow rings around the moon, ephemeral moments lost so soon. Mists on rivers, lake and sea diffused by time like a memory .. butterfly wings in rich brocade; the touch of petals long decayed .. russet, amber, golden … Continue reading

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A boat named Dido …

A boat named Dido waits ashore for a nameless wanderer; Winters pass into Spring and Summers die to Autumn .. above the high-tide line winds scour the brightly-painted hull season after season but Dido, forlornly fading with the sun, still … Continue reading

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The West wind …

Oh! The West wind is wayward and wild in its course today; it bowls me along like a hoop with a child. Trees bow down before its force; supplely prostrated. Tumbling twigs enmeshed with leaves tangle in my hair; I … Continue reading

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The raindrop …

How tremulously the raindrop balances upon the web; glittering in the sunlight glancing on the thread .. one tear upon an eye-lash might tremble so and fall, but here among the purple blooms beauty disguises all .. the orb was … Continue reading

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Time …

Inexorable as fate evenings advance with stealthy embrace in unfolding hours like purple nightshade. Alas, Summer is dying like a flower that fades. Make captive the season, O lordly Sun, hold back the dead leaves of windswept Autumn. Preserve the … Continue reading

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