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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Up and Down and Swallowed by the Sea - Poetry from Postcards, A Diptych

Up and Down and Swallowed by the Sea

Ripples in Time

In nature there is nothing true
No straight line
Ocean and shore, wash
Against each other
No lines
A collection of curves
Rounded moments
In the waves

Tall and Crooked

Jagged mountains fall
Pushed up
Then toppled
Wind twists-pries
Cold fingers into rock
Cracking open the crumbling beauty   
The broken stone
The stricken faces
In nature there is nothing fixed


Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775 -1851
Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey circa 1835
Courtesy of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California

The Dolomite Mountains, Alto Adige, Italy
Valojet Towers (postcard) Valojet-Hatte,
Druef und Berlag von M. Eblinger, Innsbrud

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