Experience/Inexperience

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I.

practiced strokes
shades of red paint
poppies from her garden

red-poppy

II.
the baby cries
all night calling mom
for advice

 

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Image: Red Poppy – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1927, WikiArt.org

Words: senryu, c.b.w. 2016

Part of the 2016 April Poem A Day Challenge (via Poetic Asides on Writer’s Digest) for the April 5 prompt: experience/inexperience.

Philosophy

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Philosopher’s stone,
heavy with wisdom
No magic answers,
or fountain of youth
Rather a witness
to all that’s been lost

Sit and contemplate
the path to the truth
A breath lights the way,
one choice sets the course
Wait not a moment,
to start the journey

 

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Photo:  Great Mosque, Xi’an, China, c.b.w. 2005
Words: c.b.w. 2014