Saturday, May 18, 2013

May 18, 2013 - imaginary garden tree artist interpretation




Under the black canopy of night
apparitions  beckon  to be heard
arise my friend, let your spirit take flight
beyond the portal, on the wings of a bird

slipping through the foggy mist
ancient water drums, beating strong
dreamway, where we can co-exist
turtle rattles shake , playing their songs

full moon illuminates the shadows
hidden within the forest canvas
spirit dwellers lost in quiet swallows
eerie silence, caught in the hands of madness

behold the path to transformation
moccasins are  worn but,  know the way
lanterns planted on  the tree's foundation
capturing the magical wonder on display

walking firmly on the path, spirits guide
wolves hidden, outstretched  branches
dark knowing eyes,  deep howling cries
 alpha and omega united forces

when wolves cry, the earth quakes
fear not the journey,  the quest is at hand
time of transition, changing shapes
leading lost souls to the promised land

Author's note: The challenge set before us was to observe the ambiance (mood, character, quality, tone atmosphere) of a drawing you choose and write a poetry response in any which way you please. This is my take on what I saw within the landscape of my mind. The picture was a true inspiration. 




29 comments:

  1. Brilliant! loved the way you walked through the path. every bit of the pic is here!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment. It is appreciated always.

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  2. But the journey sounds scary to me
    Might make the kitty flee
    That is a good idea I just had
    The cat will send a flea to the scary pad
    Then if he comes back
    The cat will attack
    If not though
    You journey alone at your show haha

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    1. The journey can be a bit scary
      as you face the darkness
      that cat is always up to mischief
      but, cats are mysterious and should
      embrace the journey..for who knows
      what he will behold, in the lantern of night

      Something to Ponder Pat and his cat..


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    2. True who knows indeed
      Will always be the same at our feed
      If we don't get off our rump
      An go over the scary hump

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  3. I liked the tone you set for your poem, I also liked its beat.

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    1. Thanks so much for feeling the tone and beat within the piece. Nice to see you here.

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  4. Very visual and in sync with that dark tunnel pictured, where the spirit often walks.

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    1. That tunnel lured me when I first caught a glimpse of the picture. It spoke directly to me. A nice prompt.

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  5. fear not the journey...true that...its where the fun is...and the dark and light both play into it...i like the spirit guides in it as well..you capture well the feel of the pic...

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    1. Hi Brian,

      Thanks for stopping over for a read and the nice comment. The journey to explore the many facets of life will always call me. Have a great weekend.

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  6. You definitely caught the spirit of the picture, those truths that live in the shadows, that are revealed with just a little light. I like the working in of the idea of transition in the last stanza. It brings the process to a near completion. Cool

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    1. Hi,

      Nice to see you today. Thanks so much for leaving a comment regarding my work. Have a lovely Saturday!

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  7. Even when there is a canopy of night, those spirit guides are there to lead us. A beautifully expressed piece of writing.

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Nice to see you here today and thanks for the comment. The canopy of night is always inspiring. Have a nice weekend.

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  8. Under the black canopy of night...
    I can see how the picture took you on this journey, thankfully with the help of spirit guides.

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    1. Hello,

      Thank you for coming over to read and the reply. Spirit guides are always full of wisdom and they seem to guide the pen at times.

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  9. I like the call to the ancient days, where the spirit dwells, and walks firmly in unity with all ~ Love the message and the awakening of the spirit guides ~

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    1. Hi Grace,

      Thanks you! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  10. I love the native american, spiritual feel of this poem.

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    1. Helen,

      Thanks for the read and reply. I often hear the drums of ancient days.

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  11. Such a rooted rich spirit filled feeling throughout this piece. Excellent job!

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    1. Hannah,

      Thank you for generous reply.

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  12. I love how you used your rhyme scheme to such great effect! This sounds like it could be an ancient chant.

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    1. Thank you for feeling the rhythm I often meditate as it brings me to a place of peace. Enjoy your day...

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  13. when wolves cry, the earth quakes
    fear not the journey...that for me was the heart of it...very cool

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    1. Good Evening,

      Thanks so much! I am glad you could hear the heartbeat within the lines.

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