April 27 NaPoMo 2021
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(04-28-2021, 10:43 AM)dukealien Wrote:  Seventh of Five


What part of my sensorium is this,
an ache in knees and ankles, thumbs and hips
of mornings and when I stand up, its kiss
that’s nothing like a touch?  Hurt coldly slips
around inside.  Sight verifies they swell–
those joints, and I live for a freezing touch
of alcohol in mouth to numb me well
or aspirin’s ice-pills I need so much.
No sixth sense, then, required to perceive
what lies in years ahead, its name is pain
which death alone can finally relieve– 
a seventh sense no prophet need explain.




(04-27-2021, 09:20 AM)TranquillityBase Wrote:  A heron lands in a cypress by the river
dog barks amid birdsong
breeze glances my skin and stirs
chimes out where the scent of anaqua blooms
joins the overcast of green and gray cloud.
Spring settles in.  Grass, now spiky
with new shoots amid last year’s
yellowed cuttings.  And I think:
dreams and Spring travel together
like Summer and disappointment.
Particularly nice, I think.  And an observation to match the images.
Perhaps my favorite from you yet, Tim.
Great images! Fine finish! More like this one, please.
... Mark
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April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by CRNDLSM - 04-27-2021, 08:16 AM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by Mark A Becker - 04-27-2021, 09:15 AM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by TranquillityBase - 04-27-2021, 09:20 AM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by Keith - 04-27-2021, 09:23 AM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by busker - 04-27-2021, 09:29 AM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by CRNDLSM - 04-27-2021, 10:29 AM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by Majestic Sun - 04-27-2021, 05:19 PM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by Leaf - 04-28-2021, 03:24 AM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by Mark A Becker - 04-28-2021, 06:47 AM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by Leaf - 04-29-2021, 03:34 AM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by dukealien - 04-28-2021, 10:43 AM
RE: April 27 NaPoMo 2021 - by Mark A Becker - 04-29-2021, 03:52 AM



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