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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bold, with sword in hand

Bold, with sword in hand
I climb the ladder of control
at the ninth threshold
I stop and sigh
the high and mighty often unwind here
by this threshold
and slightly skeptical
I breathe their saturated air

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Wordle 104
The words to play with were:
saturate, control, bold, unwind, sword, often
skeptical, slight, might, sigh, ninth, threshold



With sublime patience

With sublime patience, we steal our heroic moments,
when our tears testify to the limits we think we have. 
And as we gather the last pieces,
we gaze into our dreams,
and we realize that all the prophets were wrong.
So still with sublime patience we rebuild our discipline
and keep on gazing into and out of our dreams,
and we fly and fly and fly....

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Wordle 97
The words to play with were:
disciplinepiecesstealingheroicmomentfly,  
prophetslimitsgazingpatiencetearssublime




Monday, October 27, 2014

The imaginary door

The imaginary door had always been lacking from this vision. Still, naked feet scurried along the wall, as if searching for it. The faces that belonged to those feet had no root in reality, and in the candlelight they hid under dark hoods. From birth they had been forcefully held in this vision.

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Wordle 96
The words to play with were:
undernakedscurriesbirthimaginaryhiding,
doorfacesrootcandlelightlackheld

Sculpture by Allan Hauser



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thirteen old women

Thirteen old women sat around the root of a gnarly old tree. Their watery blue eyes peered out in all directions, and they breathed out audible sighs as they witnessed the circle of poppies that had started growing up around them. The pretty little flowers had first appeared in the east. They knew that something of an apocalyptic nature was bound to happen if the circle closed in the west, but they had no inkling of what it could be. The circle had already passed north and south, and time seemed to be closing in. 
Once upon a time they had been frivolous young girls. Their first speedy years had been unusual, even strange, but that was so long ago, few of them had any memory of those days. They had all been literary women, and their studies of ancient texts had at one point brought them together and then led them to this time, this place. Much had been revealed to them, but these final days, their lives’ epilogue, had always been kept hidden.

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Wordle 184 
The words to play with were:
frivolous, speedy, audible, literary, inklings, epilogue, 
apocalyptic, strange, blue, gnarled, roots, poppies, thirteen