Category: Architecture

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Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia, Spain

Convergence

All that is
Converges on a single point
Where all that is known and imaginable
Exists in the experience and imagination
Of a single sentience

Earth alone
Is home to billions of such convergences
Leading to this gesture of humility:
How can I know this convergence of mine
Is the best of billions

Or even any good at all

All I know
Of the billions of others
Is at best learned conjecture
Even with the most intimate knowledge
Thus am I both creator and interpreter

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Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia, Spain

Mass ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #221

Heavier even than Earth
Yet I soar
A majestic dirigible

Laden with history
And regrets
Lofted by hope
And purpose
Levied by love
And compassion

Most days I carry the weight
Lightly, aloft
Some days I cannot leave the berth
Tethered, grounded

So I touch the Earth
Am grateful for its stability
That I always have a place to land
Rest, and free myself of burdens

Then breathe deeply
Filled and empty
I take to the skies again

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Amphitrite Light, Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Amphitrite Lighthouse

As the sun began to fall
The Great Light said
To the little light
At Amphitrite

Oh, little one
Feel my heat
See my radiance
Do you not wish
To be so grand as I?

Oh, indeed, Great One
The little light replied
Your luminous warmth
Is the envy of all

Words in which the Great One
Took no small pleasure
Preening in preparation
To further explain its greatness

But… were I to be you
Continued the lighthouse
When the night comes
Or the fog grows heavy
Who would guide the sailor’s way?

Startled, chagrined and angered
The Great Light drew a deep breath
Preparing a dismissive retort
Then sank below the horizon

Leaving the little light
At Amphitrite
With its ever present beacon
To shine into the quiet night

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Depths, Hotel Continental, Tangier, Morocco

Depth ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #206

I leave the depths unplumbed
Fearful of its denizens
Unaware
All my fears
I carry on my shoulders
A smothering weight

Take a breath, my son
Take a breath
Sit with the present

What you fear
Is already past
Or has not come

That is all your dour spelunking
Will ever find
So long as you believe
The depths are darkness

Be not your mind
But mindful
Open your heart
For in its depths
Is always light

I leave the depths unplumbed
Take a breath
Quiet my mind
And from the depths rises
The light that is love