summer's bruise-black sky
August steps out with an eclipse
Digital Photo taken without a tripod at 2:30AM on August 28, 2007
North of Summer, A Decade of Poetry is available at Lulu Publishing
Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
A shadow understrokes
the open window
rises, crosses glass,
hides tight against the eaves
frees the pane
for southbound sun.
Shuttered eyes screen the truth
I know the end
before you mouth a word.
Original watercolor edited in IrfanView
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An Open Window prompt from Poetry Thursday
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
be gone, be gone
don't flaunt your best
before you hit the road
don't try to dazzle me
season my sorrow
I know you're on your way
no matter what I say
be gone, be gone
pigment's no trade
for pitch-dark nights
Digital Photo by Sue
North of Summer, a Decade of Poetry, is available at Lulu Publishing
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
My mirror had a birthday
and I refused to party.
Wrinkles she shed upon my brow
are disingenuous at best
and I refused to party.
Tossed a blackened rag
across her face,
set the lights on dim
watched the breath of nature
condense upon the walls.
I need a bigger chunk of
chocolate each and every day
to keep my wishbone activated
and thoughts of aging held at bay.
Fractal created in Fractal Explorer
North of Summer is available at Lulu Publishing
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I get a sinking feeling when I:
know family members hurt and I can't fix them
learn I haven't learned much
find people fully motivated by money and fame
see the beautiful countryside torn asunder by development
see clear lakes infested with waste
see leaders increase their wages while the poor, young, and old starve
learn that wars haven't been educational
realize I've morphed into the old crone and the feeling isn't new - I posted it here 'way back then.
More than a few sinking feelings have attacked lately but I'm still afloat. And glad to see how many others are!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Talons, wrapped in washable guilt,
snatch prey from ebony nights
blood recedes into the sand
bones hide among the stones
marked by sedge and willow.
Wind wild enough to split a skull
defrocks trees, cracks the fragile
calls the rhyme of empty
smacking stillness to a feeble cry
where the hollow owns no sound.
Poetry Thursday - Last line from April fib began today's post.
Fractal created in Fractal Explorer and post processed in IrfanView.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
ebony to gray
give way to pale light
For One Deep Breath
Watercolor Dawn, original watercolor by Sue
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Untouched by knowing
warm silence waits, holds
like amniotic fluid,
stillness bursts, rewrites tempo,
cones fall from distant limbs and
sound misses listening ears.
Breeze crawls in drying leaves,
warm silence waits and holds
untouched by knowing.
Digital Photo by Sue ~ edited in IrfanView.
North of Summer available at Lulu Publishing
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
morph to rounded balls
hostile hummer beaks
The reds of summer are so lush, luscious, lovely that I'm a fan of this month even though it cusps fall and gray.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Midmorning approached as we converged on the family campsite from several different locations - by several different conveyances.
Before the sky colored from dusk to indigo, an ice cream maker emerged from a large box and a multitude of coolers were soon depleted of their largesse - milk, cream, flavorings, ice, ice and more ice as well as a container of rock salt.
The night ceiling was scratched with star sketched lines. Several filmy clouds parted to reveal the International Space Station, with newly-docked Endeavor, crossing the distant stage.
While overhead magic, far from city lights, exhibited the great August show, we consumed freshly churned ice cream atop fruit cobbler!
I could live my entire life in August!
Sue's pen and ink sketch layered in Paint.net
Near Year of Tumblewords Blog is available in e-book format at Lulu Publishing
Thursday, August 09, 2007
chicken marks scratch
a train without a track
ink no solid trail
behind a flash of lightning
flood saturates the mind
covers literary pearls
and good intentions fade
from a line bound for nowhere
For Poetry Thursday
Fractal designed in Fractal Explorer by Sue
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
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Monday, August 06, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Flaming forests red at dusk
Death Star, silent as feather steps
chases Luna from the sky
Sol burns the edge of summer
baked pears fall from trees
wither under raven whispers
Fate chants songs
Mt Helicon hugs the muses
who stop between heavens
to rewrite, change nibs
speak of hemlock twigs.
Death Star, original watercolor by Sue Turner (owned by Breanna Combs, Auburn, WA). Other abstracts available at Gallery
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
skinny as zippers
high thin clouds, breeze brushed,
...shampoo ad ringlets
prickly pear and ocotillo
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