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Event for SOMETHING HAPPENED AFTER THE RAIN: POEMS

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SeaScape I

Hearing waves from a distance and feeling sea breezes brush our faces, it seemed a century before we came to the ocean. So blue and bright to our eyes its rhythm broke chains of unremarkable days. Over cool sand we … Continue reading

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SeaScape II

Let’s dive in ocean hiss swish riding with bluewhales, bluewaves. Brush of foam and windy ripples sunbeams chasing quicksilver fish. Floating through our shining world fragrant clouds, feathery clouds. We weave one arm after another wearing bracelets of salt pearl. … Continue reading

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SeaScape III

My mind is an ocean where swimmers, surfers, sun worshippers cavort. Long salty hair held between their teeth. Flourishing wild flowered gowns …streams of silk waves of taffeta splashy lace. They sail through my watery face combing my eyes whispering … Continue reading

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Our World

(after the sculpture by Matt Devine) Our world a ball of twine raveled in its intricate complications confounded by complexity hovers inquisitive without a sense of gravity and prays for meaning in the perturbations of its soul. Neil Ellman

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This Too

(after the lithograph by Mark Fox) This too shall propagate crawl swim fly weave spider webs leave tracks in mud walk upright become another after-thought without a soul alive first then stone— without an after-life except as bone. Neil Ellman

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The Cyclops

(after the painting by Odilon Redon) If God had a single eye better than the one we have he could see as easily as a hummingbird on unseen light-speed wings in a clover-field of destinies and if He had a … Continue reading

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Malady

The corpse lied untouched In the crepuscular light, her shadow enkindled. Her kins stood panic-stricken. Her fidelity was being questioned. It was time now for the sun to set. The birds were finding their way. Migrating Also, suffering. And the … Continue reading

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Hiatus

The words got scattered Like stardust The kites soared high up Reaching infinity and beyond The thoughts remained Unchanged The people remained Voracious She read the manuscripts In her dreams There was a hiatus That changed the way – Broken … Continue reading

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Just another cryptic soul

She drowned in her past Because the hope of keeping up to the present killed her And the promises
which were about to Be proven false Would make people hate her And her expectations Which she considered a dream Appeared to … Continue reading

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