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Around the Lake

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.  -Wallace Stevens

A mirror of  the sky above, the green of trees, and the soul inside. Walking by, it’s impossible to miss a sense of wisdom, the feeling of an old friend.

Waves soothe and invite a long talk. Toss a pebble and watch the ripples find their way to the shore. In the ridges, the answers flow.  For there’s nothing else to do but contemplate as the rings grow wider and wider, until they fade to glass.

Guardian trees give shade to those who feel burned by the outside world. Rustling leaves whisper lullabies and offer a gentle embrace. Life is new, fragile and green. A reminder that starting over is something sacred.

Stone talismans wash ashore, a gift to be chosen and treasured.  Bathed in blue and shaped in sand, tangible proof of a walk around the lake.

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c.b.w. 2013

Poem A Day: November 23-25

The final week in the  Writer’s Digest 2013 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge is finally here!

November 23, 2013
Prompt: Write an “I shouldn’t be here” poem. You can decide where you shouldn’t be: maybe it’s a place, maybe it’s a time, or maybe (just maybe) it’s a state of mind.

November 24, 2013
Prompt: Write a poem that responds to a statement.

Freedom is a pretty strange thing. Once you’ve experienced it, it remains in your heart and no one can take it away.  – Ai Weiwei

November 25, 2013
Prompt: For today’s prompt, take a poem from earlier in the challenge (that you’ve written) and remix it.

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c.b.w. 2013

Wonder

Words (2013) and Photo (2005) by: c.b.w.

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c.b.w. 2013

Bend

Words (2013) and Photo (2012) by: c.b.w.

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c.b.w. 2013

Little Tree

Words and photo by: c.b.w. 2013

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I bought this little tree at Christmas with the very optimistic goal of keeping it alive through the holidays. Not only did he survive December, but he is flourishing and recently graduated to a bigger pot!

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c.b.w. 2013

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