A Short and Illustrated Thought #56

Posted in Main Pier, Photography, Severn River, Sherwood Forest, Sherwood Forest Pier, Uncategorized on January 29, 2014 by smpiv

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Briny, lipid tide

Barnacle-blood

Ripped skin

 

Humid dazed

Baked &

Burned

 

Sun bright &

Blind

Bare foot,

Bare chested

 

Willful & wanton

unmolested youth.

 

No diving.

 

 

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A Short and Illustrated Thought #55

Posted in Photography, tulip, Uncategorized on January 29, 2014 by smpiv

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Mystic authority

Rules the wood

Earthy contrivance

Sets the bud

For ever good

& lesser evil

 

Dank lit light

On autumn dead

Squared between

Fen & moss

 

Brightly bent

 On beggars breath

“Its life we wants,”

 

Its life we get.

A Short and Illustrated Thought #54

Posted in Christmas, Photography, Santa, Uncategorized on December 11, 2013 by smpiv

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Boxes wrapped tight

cellophane pulled with

childish might–

a ribbon for spite.

 

You couldn’t open it

You shouldn’t open it

The date to do-

not quite here.

 

Cat-pawed

Candy canes broken

Cat-pawed bulbs tinkle

& glint.

 

Wooden soldier upright

Former guard of sunshine-sheets

Standing down in cardboard boxes

–day time duty a rare treat.

 

Baby-boy snores rumble the night

dreams Santa’s treacherous sight.

Candle wax dripped & piled

frozen high.

 

Cookie crumbs &

Sour milk

A hieroglyphic note,

 

Dear Santa,

 

I’ve been a good

I could be better,

A few transgressions

But let’s forget.

 

6am

The sun yet risen

Released from night-time

prison.

 

Listen now

Who’s awake?

Mom and Dad?

Sister and brother?

 

Stair-step beat of

Slipper shod feet

Heavy with sleep &

Surreptitious

conceit

 

Anno domini

A blessed year

has passed

Far to fast

 

Metal Santa

One broken ski

Mom to Mom

To me

 

Soon to

My boy

My Min-me

 

Merry Christmas

 

A Short and Illustrated Thought #53

Posted in leaf, Photography, Severn River, Sherwood Forest on December 6, 2013 by smpiv

mamyia self portrait 1985

 

My passing

will be

written on leaves,

etched in bark,

& lost

to the wind.

 

 

A Short and Illustrated Thought #52

Posted in OBX, Photography, Rodanthe Pier, Uncategorized on November 4, 2013 by smpiv

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Feet

covered in sand

freshly ground

by time & tide

 

Foot-falls

etched in sand

above the

water-line.

 

Falling

forward & unfettered

times-tide

fates-friend.

 

I cross myself

in search

of God’s

lesser plan.

 

The tide

wastes away

salty tears & takes

my footprints

 

Away.

 

A Short and Illustrated Thought #51

Posted in Mt. Tom, Photography, Vermont, Woodstock on October 19, 2013 by smpiv

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Clouds

dry brushed by

morning sun

 

burnished

cadmium reds

& yellows

 

Brushing the

mountain top

lighted leaves

 

a deadly glow

 

Waiting

winter’s wind

leaves bare

 

the tippy-top

balding snow

ever near

A Short and Illustrated Thought #50

Posted in Photography, Uncategorized, Vermont, Woodstock on October 17, 2013 by smpiv

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behind heavy

black curtains

 

glimmers of

knack & flair

 

white chalk

on black slate

 

twenty-six bits

of alpha-bet

 

shadow cast

lesser thoughts

 

a fogged &

etched path

 

trapped, in

a fictive

 

dark, dark

room