minimalist photography and poetry — baubles of death

Clinging to life arebaubles of death; bright colorsforgotten sometimesbut never shaken. Slowly,we return to from where we came…                   Kate says if inspired by her nature photo to link to her page.  I am, so….

TSM 165 — Serve

You, an ambassador,might like a long string of pearls.You’re gonna be the Devil, prancing on the stage.They may call you chief,but a trooper gonna have tobe Lord, have to be landlord.Preacher Pride bribes somebody’s heir.Zimmy, no matter what you say,you’re gonna have to serve.     Today’s offering is an erasure poem gleaned from Bob…

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1845 Troiku Challenge: Summertime — At the lakeshore

    at the seashorewind of summer through my hairthe shortest night   at the seashoretoes dug deep in wet sandcampfire smoke on breeze wind of summer throughmy hair, stringy and wet;tired from wavejumps the shortest night —lie in the long sunset; entwined on fuzzy blanket top photo: “Stormy Sleeping Bear Sunset,” by  Aubrieta V….

Doodads — wild rose, ginkgo, red pine, and ferns

I took a walk out back today to take pictures of the ginormous wild rose bushes with their innumerable prickles and ended up taking current pics of the 3 red pine and the 3 baby ginkgo trees and a few other things. Further out back I remembered where an ever more massive bramble of wild…

Call out to artists! Get your Shakespeare on!

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, part of The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, is calling artists for submissions.  I get their newsletter and in this week’s newsletter is the following: Calling all artists, Shakespeare lovers—everyone! Illuminate a Shakespeare-inspired page and send it to us. Basically, illuminated manuscripts feature text that is accompanied…

dVerse — MTB — Trimeric form

Tall grass gone to seed dances with breeze,its final sways, a lively tawn in cloudless sky.A small engine revs, announcing last call,while bluebirds and dragonflies wait. Its final sways, a lively tawn in cloudless sky;still surprised at the length of its reprieve, iscontent with there being no standing tomorrow. A small engine revs, announcing last…