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Poetry Invoking Photos Let’s Write


What does this photo say to you?

I’m thinking we’ll do this every week … maybe more… with a new photo.

Write a short poem or lyric about what you feel when you see this photo. Does it speak to you? Speak to it. Speak to us.

Share your thoughts, words, and your poetry invoking photos with us as well in the comments. I’ll push them to posts as they come in. Hope you share yours.

Peace,

Jo

 BuMetwSIcAA7lEC


Don’t Question Perfection


 

 

what’s in another?

we’ll never

look like them

there’s

no stopping here

no reason

have you seen

the face in

the mirror

why question

perfection

take a good look

see what

we all have

in common

no?

exactly

look again

you hold the record

for

being

you

and what

could possibly be

wrong with

that?

© 2014, J.H.


Perpetual Perfection


 (aka Life Goes On)

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Oh

what have we here

imagine this

a flower

in bloom

beauty in the making

for a short while

not everlasting

but never ending

the petals may fold

but the seed will drop

and a new life begin

perpetual perfection

such is the design

of life

© 2014, J.H.


Who You Are


 

crystal blue skies

burning down

the

imperative

gathering

unique

perspectives

a complex

consciousness

challenges

rationality

and sanity

as always

you can’t change

who you are

© 2014, J.H.


Original Self


 

release

my pain

the

damage

done

dream

a new

original

self

flowing

from

the

center

a

single strand

attached

to

promise

© 2014, J.H.


Fires of the Heart


 

transparent

harness

a fine

energy

of

elasticity

holds

down

the

fires

of

the

heart

© 2014. J.H.


Unsound


 

suspended

as a

guillotine

patented

and

balanced

quality precision

be easy

sleep now

for a

time

tomorrow

is a

better

day

 

© 2014, J.H.


Under Pressure


pull

the pin

pressure

we’re all

on stage

for this

maiden

voyage

are you

ready

or take

it back

and

realize

that

its

only

beautiful


Invention


 

my name is

invention

not for naught

relax

lift me

high

a

soldier’s shield

a well-worn

patina

get in

close

its

time

 

© 2014, J.H.


Triad


 

a myth

content

of

three

perfect

in

simplicity

a warm

hand

dipped

in

ice

a

moment

of

truth

© 2014, J.H.


Between the Lines


 

 zip up

the words

tumble

and

fall

revealing

your story

written

in grays

released

in

overarching

themes

to be

used

again

and again

sanity

is not

always

at

the

helm

 

© 2014, J.H.


Take Care the Suffering


 

 

reliance

preserve

us

all

take care

the

suffering

there is

a

light

pure

of heart

have

nothing

to

fear

 

© 2014, J .H.


Unbalanced



on axis

or off

revolving

unbalanced

slippage

off normal

something is

happening

here

no matter

the

cause

a pull

far larger

than

you

patterns

altered

every wall

will

fall


Red


 

these

red walls

of need

built from

constant

hunger

waiting

for you

for less

than

asking

set them

free

purify

your

soul

 


Blue Blaze


 

blue star

of arrival

blazing bright

challenge

our history

transport us

to

a better life

among

the stars

irresistible


Challenge of Freedom


 

skeptics

cornered

by the

agenda

seven times more

go back

control

your

own way

confident

in the

challenge

of

freedom

© 2014, J.H.


Truth Within


suckle not

the sacred

cow

behold

a truth

well hidden

in time

disguised

a simple

secret

a treasure

hunt

follow

the mystery

the truth

lies

 

© 2014, J.H.

within


Illusions


wondrous

oceans

reveal their

story

in

mysterious

meadows

of

shadow

and

depth

spliced

by the

hand

of desire

and

haunted

obsessions

 

© 2014, J.H.


Silver Lining


 

this blanket

falling

lightly

swirling

merrily

no warmth

to be had

on the surface

but

in the soul

its beauty

brings

me

peace

© 2014, J.H.


Cover Not Thine Eyes


 

raining down

a light

to feed

the fires

blackening

the skies

stand witness

divine kings

of ancient

will erupt

cover not thine

eyes

rise

or

fall

the

inscription

has

already been

written

© 2014, J.H.


History Repeating


the fourth

dimension

akashic aether

ethereal

too delicate

for this

world

a supernova

of ashes

falls upon

the earth

the elders

have seen it

yet we ignore

the basic truths

humanity

is at a

standoff

with

itself


Raindancers


sponsored

without pain

essential connections

powerful ideas

be sure

the prophecy

is of our

world

spirit messengers

and

rain dancers

purification

will now

begin

© 2014, J.H.


Awakening


back to
real life
we’ve all
been asleep
but dawn
brings a lucid
a picture
of all of us
together
we have made
a tiny
piece of
life here
our
identity
when
a threat
can’t stop
you’re
never
satisfied please
free
me

© 2014. J.H.


Has Nothing Changed


when am i
where
it sounds like
alone
i don’t think so
what’s happening
its’ all gone
i used to play here
i think this is…
no, definitely not
so what’s wrong
this is not exactly true
is it?
its time…time
need a little time
nothing to worry about
i wish things
could stay the same
if nothing changed
the important
the beautiful
seasons change
colors bloom
the rain comes
new life
a watering hole
or
metamorphosis
it happens all the time
but i’ve got this
work to finish
first

© 2014, J.H.