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Flowers on the Wall

Updated on February 11, 2017

Here, an Eagle pair

canoodling on the beach at Lillian's.

I would have missed that,

She pointed them out

from her perch on the mower

While I was scooping Seaweed for the garden.

Beauty! Nature unfolding in beams of evening sunlight blessed.


Reality rearranges itself

like the tides flowing in and out.

Full, and then empty,

over and over

and over again.


Watching the unravelling of dreams.

Trying not to judge

As we all lie in the beds we've made.

Mine is feathers with a cat.

This is my bed, and I lie in it.

Counting flowers on the wall...


Last Summer's detritus falls like rain around me.

The air is full of feathers and dried onion flowers.

Black feathers, Eagle and Crow,

Onion flowers dried to a snowflake pattern.

The bed is made, I lie in it.


Oct. 2016


Source

Counting Flowers on the Wall

© 2017 snakeslane

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      snakeslane 6 months ago from Canada

      Genna! Good to see you. Thank you for kind comments, it is so heart warming to have a sympathetic reader like yourself to write to.

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      Genna East 6 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Such beautiful poetry. I love the inference to the ocean. "reality rearranges itself"; "watching the unraveling of dreams"; "Last Summer's detritus falls like rain around me." Stunning lines. It's good to see you publishing again. You are so very talented. :-)

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      snakeslane 6 months ago from Canada

      M Venkatachari, Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a lovely comment all the way from Hyderabad!

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      Venkatachari M 6 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A beautiful poem. Full of in-depth meaning. Enjoyed a lot. And, the video too.

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      snakeslane 6 months ago from Canada

      Hello Ms Peggie Cole, It is indeed. I am thankful for the ocean at my door. Although I don't know anything else, I know I am blessed. I so much appreciate your reading and kind comments, miss you all.

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      snakeslane 6 months ago from Canada

      Well, thank you Nellieanna, what kind words, I am positively floating on a cloud, very sweet. Profound and potent with truths is a very good day in my writerly world.

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      Peg Cole 6 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      The ocean is a wondrous place to think about the eternal nature of things. I was so delighted to see your name among those who published this week and even more delighted to read your beautiful prose with its lovely images and wonderful insight into reality.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 months ago from TEXAS

      Dear snakes! How wonderful to see you posting!

      I love this.The entire poem is potent with truths, and this stanza is profound:

      Reality rearranges itself

      like the tides flowing in and out.

      Full, and then empty,

      over and over

      and over again.

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      snakeslane 6 months ago from Canada

      Good morning Mar, so happy to see you here. Have missed you! I'm thrilled I picked the right flowers and a song for your Momma...Thank you my friend.

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      Maria Jordan 6 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Lovely to see you and your pretty poetry, dear snakeslane.

      The hydrangeas and this classic by The Statler Brothers reminds me of my Momma in the best of ways - so thanks for that as well. Love, mar

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      snakeslane 6 months ago from Canada

      Hey Mike, Thank you so much for always being there, your response is appreciated.

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      snakeslane 6 months ago from Canada

      Thank you vocalcoach, your praise gives me courage!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      "Reality rearranges itself" - such a powerful message from these three words. I love e very line in your poem and will pass it on to others. Magnificent !

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      mckbirdbks 6 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi snakeslane - you penned a pretty passage. Stuffed like your feather bed. Wonderful imagery. Good to see you publish.