Category Archives: Poem With Image

Familiar (with image)

FAMILIAR

A true bond
Is never broken
Birth to death
Life to life
Rooted in one another
Branches of one tree

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I came across this fine photograph on New Hampshire Garden Solutions‘ site and was moved to republish this shadorma accompanied (with his kind permission) by his photo. His site is one of my favourites, always full of both beauty and interest, and I highly recommend it.

Puzzles


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PUZZLES

Is this cup I hold here half empty
Or else, as some would have me think, half full?
A troubling conundrum, eternally insoluble
Yet quickly resolved by simply letting go

Full of confidence, the tortoise
Challenges his friend the hare to a race
“Just give me a ten yard start,” he says
“And you’ll never catch me,” he boasts

And he’s right, for whenever Hare reaches the spot
The tortoise has already gone
Still … When the hare has gone twenty yards
Where is the tortoise then?

Imagine a goose in a narrow-necked glass bottle
How can you get the goose out of the bottle
Without either of them coming to any harm?
Easily … There; it’s free

A puzzle you might find more tricky
History professors can’t answer it
Scientists still haven’t solved it
Which came first: the chicken or the egg?

Perennial

 1805. Perennial

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PERENNIAL

Keeps her secrets
Within her silence

I too, passing her
Day after day

A gladsome addition
To my daily constitutional

Grateful to the wind
That blew her seed here

A gradual paling
Day after day

Petals crinkle, fall
Her secrets die with her

I shall mourn her absence
Patiently await next Summer

A Simple Acrostic

Hugs

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A SIMPLE ACROSTIC

Hugely appreciated and
Universally valued when
Genuinely expressed and
Shared slowly between two

Gold coins, silver, diamonds
Over-esteemed, so say I

Arid … Meantime all these souls
Neglected, disregarded, crossing
Deserts alone, dying of drought

Deep dark dank oubliettes, shackled to walls
Old fears and hungers binding us fast

Likely seems it’s we hamstring ourselves
Imitating care with taut taught gestures
Kisses on proffered mouths or cheeks
Evasive tactics, light flirtations, small talk
Worrywarts avoiding any need of need
I ended up imprisoned as did you
Solitary observers, unknown, disunderstood
Everywhere so let us welcome them then

Hugely appreciated and
Universally valued when
Genuinely expressed and
Shared slowly between two

Badge Of Shame

P & P
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BADGE OF SHAME

Pride and prejudice
I love the book but hate it
Used as a motto

Poise

Crane At Sunset

 

POISE

Balanced on one leg
Motionless, a crane inhales
The gold of sunset

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Image found at Flickr – Photo Sharing!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/30402351@N00/2207333268/

Defiance

Defiance
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DEFIANCE

Snow lies everywhere
Summer but a memory
But here come snowdrops

Preaching To The Choir

United In Love
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PREACHING TO THE CHOIR

To live and let live
Not fighting over plumbing
You get the message

Oh To Be As Water

Crashing
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OH TO BE AS WATER

Look see the wave crash
Listen to the mighty roar
Watch the droplets fly
Smashed to smithereens and yet
The ocean repairs itself

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The image – “Crashing” – is republished, with kind permission, from kelzbelzphotography.

Please visit the original at https://kelzbelzphotography.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/crashing/

Coal Tit

Coal Tit
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COAL TIT

Perching among twigs
Winter denies her cover
But can’t still her voice

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