Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Magpie Tales: Old House

from Magpie Tales

Old House

I'm so sorry we can't be friends,
Your arms reach out to block approach
Your mind flies in thunder to
protect a fragile life that could break.

This old house I used to love,
It gave us shelter, I remember,  
once upon a time.

© Gerry at Strummed Words

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Magpie Tales: Snail

From Magpie Tales

It carries on its back the whorls,
the hopes of gamblers tossing dice,
hidden inside an enigma of chance. 

Dainty steps climb the ladder of the universe
moving outward and inward, closing in on itself.
A circle never finding its end. 

© Gerry at Strummed Words

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mapie Tales: Alight

from Magpie Tales

Alight
Training on man made tracks
I head for the light at the beginning of the tunnel
Hoping I will come out intact, whole,
A strong warrior of my kind.
Striding the land in confidence,
I am assured to prevail.
The dawn tells me so. 

© Gerry at Strummed Words


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Monday, June 1, 2015

MagpieTales: Afloat Senryu

photo by Toni Frissell
Afloat or dreaming
With arms not touching ground, earth.
Worlds above drift by

© Gerry at Strummed Words

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Magpie Tales: Clouds


Clouds

Driven indoors by an unruly wind and a cloud covering the sun,
I wait for breath and stillness
A lack of motion
The sun's rays on my feet again.

- Gerry Young


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