Auguries 2

Aug c

Listen.

Auguries fly out

from holes in the world

like shakuhachi breath,

wind through cedars,

wolves and whales,

a crying child.

 

Auguries, (for instance)

single shoes emerge

through the holes in the world,

and make temporary homes

on beaches and sidewalks,

everywhere.

Silent, humble, lonely

they await interpretation.

 

The one today

a woman’s pump,

red, glossy,

almost sexy,

almost new,

and lying next to it,

in the February grass

and last years debris,

a doll’s head

with blue eyes.

 

Don’t you ever

wonder?

 

Last week

It was a coyote,

streaked with rain,

standing, hypnotized

under a buzzing street light.

 

She said,

“Everything is normal

except God.”

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Poem and photo* by clinock

*for best viewing experience, click on image to enlarge*

 

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Auguries

Birds on wires,

musical notes, perhaps

a singing telegram

lost in translation,

lost in the gray.

 

It’s a dead worm

wriggling in the wind,

she said, and I added

A crushed crow,

red and blackly abstracted

with truck prints.

A woman laughing

in a doorway, and

pale movements

in my peripheral vision.

 

Auguries

stagger, wave, shimmer,

appear unbidden

unfurling from sodden earth,

emerging from mists,

shaped like cats, seagulls, roses,

smelling like rainsoaked moss,

sounding like birds on wires

beginning to unfold,

cleaving me

 

 

photo and poem by clinock

*for best viewing experience, click on image*

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Duetto 6

carnival of life

willingly or not

masks disappear

 

This is the last Duetto in this series. Thank you again Ese for an inspiring and delightful dance – your haiku brought another dimension to my drawings and I hope my art did the same for your poetry.

Ese’s blog – http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com

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Duetto 5

exuberance

i search for destination

lost among pathways

 

I am deeply honoured and inspired, Ese, for your sensitive haiku dance with my drawings – mille grazie.

Ese’s blog – http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com

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Duetto 4

patterns of unknown

outside in and inside out

the code is cracked

 

I am deeply honoured and inspired, Ese, for your sensitive haiku dance with my drawings – mille grazie.

Ese’s blog – http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com

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Duetto 3

sounds of silence

in the middle of a crowd

emptiness fulfilled

 

I am deeply honoured and inspired, Ese, for your sensitive haiku dance with my drawings – mille grazie.

Ese’s blog – http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com

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Duetto 2

eternal struggles

lurking shadows under blue sky

purity of a tear

 

I am deeply honoured and inspired, Ese, for your sensitive haiku dance with my drawings – mille grazie.

Ese’s blog – http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com