minimalist photography and poetry — baubles of death

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lichen on branch

Clinging to life are
baubles of death; bright colors
forgotten sometimes
but 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….

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    That’s the circle of life. So well written Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Sadje ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  2. Mark S says:

    This is great!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Mark 🙂 When I saw the “prompt” I went looking through my folders for lichen photos and found this one. Never noticed before that it looks like an arm with a hand. Voila, the inspiration for the tanka!

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Curious 💜🤔

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jen. It is a curious reality that the moment we are born we are on a trajectory towards death 😦

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      1. Jen Goldie says:

        I get that and your poem is illustrates that perfectly!
        I tried the link and comments are closed. Yours was the only one there?

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        1. msjadeli says:

          oh no 😦 Is WP on the fritz again? Maybe time to log off and clear the cache. Thanks for the heads-up, Jen!

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          1. Jen Goldie says:

            I dunno.
            Your poem was excellent!!!!

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Thank you, Jen! Just logged out, back in, and cleared cache, so hopefully it will be working again.

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  4. “Baubles of death” what a gem of an expression! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  5. ghostmmnc says:

    oooh cool! It does look like a warty old hand. Are those lichen really poison?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I don’t think they are poisonous (don’t quote me on that) but they do break things down that are dead (and dying?)

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  6. calmkate says:

    awesome shot Lisa … it was just waiting for your wise words to have it’s moment of fame! Appreciate you joining in 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kate, thank you and I appreciate your offer to link up 🙂

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      1. calmkate says:

        ha I don’t get many views Lisa so it may not be fruitful … but great minds think alike!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          lol I’m not worried about that. I hope you do it again.

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          1. calmkate says:

            I think it’s addictive … hope my followers adapt 🙂

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  7. memadtwo says:

    Decay has its own beauty. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      yes it does! Aren’t these amazing.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        They are. Nature!

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  8. judeitakali says:

    Beautifully related.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jude.

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