Soul Pulls

“What in your life is calling you, when all the noise is silenced, the meetings adjourned…the lists laid aside, and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest…what still pulls on your soul? “ – Rumi I dwell in silencemeetings adjournedlist groceries Former self fadedsorrowful shadowdefinition slipped I am the wild irispushing forwardin […]

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My ARt, Another’s Words

inkblots mutate to form pictures, alphabets, stories I did not create *** decorated trees sway to songs  emanating from masked lips imagining smiles that reach twinkling toes and  luminous tips (Words are from Reena’s Exploration challenge. Art my own.)

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Solitude (3)

Solitude.I dream ofpanoramic silence –breathtakingboundless sanctity. Solitude.Wrapped in separatenesscardboard walls fallencurling corners of instability –no refuge in stillness. Solitude.Smothering starknessmadness reverberatingcanyons of alonenessoverbearing. Solitude.Persevereregale momentsfeathered encountersfaces on screenstendernessin voices. Solitude.Grace finds memercy lifts soulpossibilityopens the doorpanoramic. (This is a rewrite of an older poem, last appearing here in August, 2018. I submit it for Reena’s […]

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Frames

Picture-perfect lifewho doesn’t aspire? I’ve reframed the imagetime and time again Searched for definitionin 5′ x 7′ then 8′ x 10′ But a creative soulcannot be confined frames now accentsfor the life that flows. For Reena’s Exploration Challenge #159. Images mine.

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Dead Are Unimpressed

A cruel masterthe ticking clockSo much potentialGet it done! I rush past shadowscrumple the pagesfailed attemptsmounting What of dreams?Of life’s destiny?How I worshipat the altar of should Even with positivityfantastical notions fall shortI argue against uncertaintymeet only disapproval There is no magicno pre-destined famejust dust gatheringthe dead are unimpressed. (Linking up with Reena’s Exploration challenge: […]

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Tree of Life

Drawn to treesink chasing linesyearning for definition How to capturestrength…beauty…such profound calm Even as the regal Walnuttowers over this placeshe dwells within me I knowI feel hershe seeks expression My Tree of Life. (In Response to Eugi’s Weekly prompt: Tree of Life. I have been obsessed with drawing trees. The featured image is the beginning […]

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Scrambled Reality

Of cubism, I am ignorant yet, I relate To express depths of perception concurrent aspects Of a multi – imagined universe Or even to embrace the possibility of oneness in fractured slices… I pull apart the pieces re-create the image still cannot find the whole. (Reena’s Exploration challenge this week is cubism, a subject I […]

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Genie Unleashed

Artistic sensibility hungered by the exquisite craves expression The critic guffaws decries creativity starves the impulse Who unleashed such nonsense, such magical thinking! To think beauty once espied can be replicated and by such an amateur the unskilled hand an unworthy representative. But the artist, unleashed knows only magic – this genie will not be […]

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Defined in Pencil

Blackbirds utter gloom speak in murmurations grey blots out sunlight blurs definition – pencil contemplates early nightfall. (Tanka and sketch by yours truly)

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Brain on Fire

My mind is ablaze – ideas churning vying for recognition – greed is ego’s bane hogs the spotlight but other thoughts stir gentler, more insightful – will remain in shadow till a quorum empowers artful expression. (This poem is from Twitter @Vjknutson.  I’m linking it up with Reena’s Exploration challenge which is the featured image.  […]

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