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Friday, January 18, 2008

Fellow Travelers



Thus far my journey has been fast and frequently furious - a series of too-soon starts with sudden stops which can be likened to first attempts at driving a stick shift.

On this path, I encountered an extraordinary assortment of souls ~ seers, seekers, sheiks, shakers and movers, politicians, pilots, dancers, singers, healers, meditators, mediators, consummate travelers, artists, writers, thinkers, teachers, producers, idealists and cynics as well as plotters of good and evil.

My current fellow travelers are world citizens with virtual voices who share their life-trips by retrospection. A varied group of travelers who poem, photograph, fiction, rant and art the past and present while challenging the future.

These are interesting times with interesting fellows!

before the after

the bite of an auger
punched black holes
in the blinding gloom

mango blush flooded
the argent sky
blamed the yellowed map

mabe blue Morse code
kissing the catbrier
loosed the prick of reality

the final chart shines
under stella de ora and
bliss leaves no sign

Sunday Scribblings Prompt

30 comments:

Shari said...

Quite an assortment of people in your poem. It's interesting how you used "poem,fiction,and art" as verbs. Very artistic.

footlights said...

your colors make a nice rainbow image!

rebecca said...

your poem is so rich in language it is breathtakingly beautiful...oh, how i wish to borrow your Muse....

overall, terrific post. very nicely written.

Lucy said...

Your current fellow travelers sound like my current fellow travelers..... The wonderful bloggers we've met and continue to meet each day. Isn't it an uplifting journey? :)

Chris said...

I have been sedused by words, wonderful post.

Robin said...

The internet is such a strange and wonderful place, with new discoveries waiting around each corner...

mango blush flooded
the argent sky

Oh how I wish I could have seen the sunset that inspired these words.

Redness said...

You describe this wonderful journey superbly - as always! Bravo!

OneLuvGurl said...

I definitely enjoyed these! Very well done. Here is another recent poem of mine. :)

OneLuvGurl

gautami tripathy said...

Your posts are always so well worded..and beautiful...

leveller

paisley said...

i like you are enjoying the respite from life,, filled to the brim with my virtual friends.... very nice take on the prompt.

Beatriz's suitcase contents said...

Nicely done. I like the poem best.

Penny said...

What a lovely way to describe your travels thus far. Sounds like you have encountered a colourful community on your journey too. Long may the adventure continue.

susan said...

mango blush flooded
the argent sky
blamed the yellowed map


especially like this for the colors, energy and image.

keith hillman said...

I so enjoyed this - but then I always look forward to new pieces from you!

Linda said...

Even your prose is poetry! What a gift you have with words!

GreenishLady said...

That is a great piece - especially that list! All human life seems to be there.

Anonymous said...

What a great group of travelers.... colorful and full of life... wonderful!

Dee
http://pavinganewroad.wordpress.com/

Marcella Paliekara said...

I especially like the line," These are interesting times with interesting fellows!"

John Tran said...

Beautiful writing... I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you.

Jennifer Hicks said...

this line "clicked" with me.....

"a series of too-soon starts with sudden stops which can be likened to first attempts at driving a stick shift"


nice piece!

Marie said...

I agree with Marcella "These are interesting times with interesting fellows!" was my favorite line too. Interesting to think of all of us as "virtual" travelers too...what a journey and a path we have created...I love your poetry and am glad to call you fellow Idahoan.

Tammy said...

The internet has certainly made our worlds more colorful as beautifully expressed in your poem.

Jo said...

I love the poem, it's so beautifully painted, so perfectly strung. The prose is nice too!

myrtle beached whale said...

Great post. I am proud to be one of your fellow travelers.

Remiman said...

Sue,
We do meet a variety of souls along the byways of our journeys don't we? Getting lost even with a map can bring surprising satisfactions to end the day brightly.
People and words; two of my favorite things. ;)
rel

tricia stirling said...

i always love your poems, but i think this is my favorite of those i've read. that language! just gorgeous.

susiej.com said...

I was secretly hoping to get back to I could read some more of your poetry. Thanks.

sage said...

"Punched black holes in the blinding gloom..."

Wow, I love your poem.

Herb Urban said...

Excellent poem. Continued interesting travels.

forgetfulone said...

Impressive, as always. And "argent..." That's not a word you get to use every day! Well done.