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Bonfire-ku

Bonfire

As winter whispers,
I contemplate the missing
And dreams left undone.

Never felt native
To this atmosphere of one…
Fire-starting alone.

Hopes in golden sun
That once seemed fundamental
Are tossed on the pyre.

Moon watches coldly
As flames turn night into day;
The sea is dark glass.

Everything is ash
Hearts duplicated in grey–
For I have come home.

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Written for Thursday Inspiration 21

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Delicate

Weekend writing prompt

I tried to work with the delicate
Fabric and handle it gently with extra
Tender thoughtful care, paying so much
Attention to every nuance of stitching
And pulling and catching, but
It was so lacy and fine and slippery
By design that eventually it ripped
Apart between my fingers, ravels
Of threads lingering for a moment
Softly on my skin before sliding
Away never to be seen again.
Sometimes I miss the remnants
Of that time when a gossamer
Material was mine to admire,
But I suppose I would do better
With a hardier substance that
Doesn’t fall to shreds in the slightest
Breeze of discontent. 🙄

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Reaching

Trees and clouds at dawn

Desolate, I walked until the cold
Numbed the marrow of my bones.
The clouds roamed so restlessly,
But I headed East stone by stone–
Long past time I headed home.
Hours passed and a flash of gold
Showed me that tomorrow had come;
Shadows danced across the road
As I retraced my way to yesterday.
The tree I knew since I was born
Was skeletal now, weak, and shorn;
It trembled in the early morn,
Branches reaching not to me,
But to something that I could not see.

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Written for the Daily Echo

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Thursday Inspiration 21

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is fire and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Fire and Rain” recorded by James Taylor in 1970:

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
But I always thought that I’d see you again

Bonfire on the beach
Picture from the Happy Color app.

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In Other Words, spy…

Lizard climbing over fence

How carefully you climb,

How patiently you watch and wait;

And what a tragedy it is

For you to fall, little spy,

From another’s irresponsible mistake.

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Written for Patricia’s Place

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Madness

Girl under the sea

The cloak of madness slipped

Around my trembling limbs:

A silken skin

Of spangled confidence.

Blue-green hymns

Sang me to a sea

Tangled in promises.

Sinking as the moon

Disappeared from view,

I waited for the dream;

But there was nothing

In that wild sea for me.

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Written for Go Dog Go Café

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Purple Days

Purple flowers

Sticky popsicles purple

Dripping down summer chins

Our wide grins splash laughing

In those last days of play

Before everything turned

Awkward and blushing

Fraught with meaning

Everyone else’s opinions

Cold silent snowflakes

And then nothing

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Written for DVerse Poetics

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Thursday Inspiration 20

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is mystic and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Into the Mystic” recorded by Van Morrison in 1970:

I wanna rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
Then magnificently we will float
Into the mystic

Psychedelic ship
Picture from the Happy Color app.

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©️2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

In Other Words, aflame

Aflame

Three years ago, a glittering day,

A man who’d soon forget my name

Kissed me near the crashing waves.

It meant nothing to him, a moment’s play,

But it set my world aflame.

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Written for Patricia’s Place

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Mischievous Waters

Waves

Mischievous waters,

Such power in your claws:

You’re a gentle green cradle;

You’re an icy blue coffin.

Tell me of the sailors

Lost to you forever;

Sing me sweet waves

Bringing my beloved.

The morning sun sparkles

Your surface to crystal,

But midnight skies hide

The depths of your mystery.

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Written for Go Dog Go Café

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