Category: Art

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Aum, Kashi (Old Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, India

Poetry ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #276

Words arranged in verse
Form a matrix of possibility

An author’s intentions
A reader’s interpretations

Layers deep
Miles wide

All this also present
In a single word such as

Aum

Love

God

Beauty

Perfection

Each a poem with all the
Subtle renderings and possibilities of

Angelou 

Frost

Dickinson

Shakespeare

Plath

The final meaning rests solely
And rightfully with the reader

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Glass Bust, an icy face

Ice ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #261

His was a visage of ice
Cold, chiseled
A frosty burn to the touch
Which not even the fire
Of his desire
Could melt

It protected him
It destroyed him

It hardened him
It betrayed him

For anyone could see
Just below the surface
The heat his coldness
Would never emit

His was a visage of ice
Cold, chiseled
A frosty burn to the touch
Which not even the fire
Of his desire
Could melt

It protected him
It destroyed him

It hardened him
It betrayed him

For anyone could see
Just below the surface
The heat his coldness
Would never emit

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The Maze, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States of America

The Maze

I was already deep inside
And lost
Before I realized it was a
Maze

But there are times
Places
To not mind being
Lost

The walls seemed sculpted
Textured
With saturated tones of
Warmth

And so I walked
Aimless
Lost in the beauty of the
Walls

Until suddenly I was
Outside
Safe, yet wanting to go
Back

Sometimes it is
OK
To lose my
Self

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Cadillac Ranch, Route 66, Amarillo, Texas, United States of America

Landscapes

These things we do to landscapes

Of space and time
Of politics and social norms
Of family and friends

The things that stay
But never stay the same

The ephemeral things
Lost and soon forgotten

Nothing ever stays
But change

Which is often the point
Of these things we do to landscapes

Change the landscape
Change each other
Change ourselves

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The First Star, Plaza de Nazaríes, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

The First Star

Through the clouds
Came first a star
Not enough
To break the spell
Of long dark night
But still a light
Come beckoning

Then soon I saw
Another star
Another then
Now several more
The mother bear
Who points the way
To guiding light

Now clears the sky
The night reveals
A sky of lights
Infinite
And always there
Beyond the clouds
Or light of day
The lights of suns

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Golden Tears, Fuente del Turia -- Turia Fountain, Plaza de la Virgen, Valencia, Spain

Tears

Tears flow golden
Down her cheek
Then fall to ground
Where forms a pool
From gentle creek

There streams and rivers
Come to rest
Display the sorrows
Which some detest

“Wait for the facts
You can’t protest!”

What have we
But video
And patterns written
Long ago

To actions spoken
Our words will out
If some won’t listen
Justice shouts