Poetry

CHANGES

 

“Well, my mind is going through them changes…”

 

~ Buddy Miles ~

 

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CUPPA JAVA

 

“To do good work one must eat well, be well housed,
have one’s fling from time to time, smoke one’s pipe,
and drink one’s coffee in peace.”

 

~ Vincent Van Gogh ~

 

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THE YOKE

 

“…crawling out of the medieval muck of doctrinal bondage
is the first step to secular sensibility on the road to the stars…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in St Michael’s Tower on the Glastonbury Tor in England in June 2007.


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CINDERELLA

 

“The only sound that’s left after the ambulances go
is Cinderella sweeping up on Desolation Row.”

 

~ Bob Dylan ~

 

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OUR POISON SWEET

 

“…drink my lovely, drink it down…”

 

~nightpoet ~

 

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BLOSSOM

 
“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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REDOLENCE

 

“Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now…”

 

~ Bob Dylan ~

 

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VORTEX

 

“The Image is more than an idea.
It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas
and is endowed with energy.”

 

~ Ezra Pound ~

 

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BATS

 

“The colour of my soul is iron-grey
and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.”

 

~ Claude Debussy ~

 

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COBWEBS

 

“Sweeping cobwebs from the edges of my mind…”

 

~ Graham Nash ~

 

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THE NECTAR OF NATURE’S BEAUTIFUL BOUNTY

 

“Humanity is a cancer on the body of the world.”

 

~ Scott Westerfeld ~

 

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PLEUVOIR

 

 

“And then we talked of the rain, always back to the rain…”

 

~ Lou Reed ~

 

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SANDS

 

“The sands of time are quicksands…
so much can sink into them without a trace.”

 

~ Margaret Atwood ~

 

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SKY

 

“I never get tired of the blue sky.”

 

~ Vincent Van Gogh ~

 

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SUMMER IT WAS

 

“Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly,
like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil.”

 

~ Roman Payne ~

 

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SOFT LIES

 

“It is hot, the light is strong and I have an extraordinary sense of clarity,
although quite what is clear I cannot express.”

 

~ Lyudmila Ulitskaya ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created in May 2012 from a painting by G. Barth.


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BETWEEN MY THORNS

 

“Your thorns are the best part of you.”

 

~ Marianne Moore ~

 

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HOT SCALES SLITHER

 

“Caught between the tongue and the taste.”

 

~ Anne Carson ~

 

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SLEEPLESS NIGHTS BETWEEN

 

“Knowledge is a deadly friend if no one sets the rules…”

 

~ Peter Sinfield ~

 

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PETALS PLUCKED

 

“I can’t feel a thing;
All mournful petal storms are dancing
inside the very private spring of my head.”

 

~ Franz Kafka ~

 

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