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Sunday, February 3, 2013

slow



pewter
leaf softly rests
patient transformation
in silent soil becoming less
and more

merging
slow slower still
one form lost another
ripens hidden restoration
death life



Playing with different poetry forms this morning; I've tried a double cinquain above, and a haiku below.


pewter
leaf in soft repose
transformation slow
in silent soil becoming



Thank you everyone for your compassionate messages in regard to our little cat Nefesh. I feel tremendous love flowing. Truly, your kindness has made a difference. 

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32 comments:


  1. "becoming less and more" is exactly what happens when you work with such tight forms as cinquain and haiku. or at least that's what i think. :) these are lovely!

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  2. I love both poetry forms ~ Pewter word has been lingering in my head, but paired with your leaf picture, the verses are stunning ~

    Happy Sunday ~

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  3. thank you for sharing such beauty in word and image; you make the world a better place for so many, laura.

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  4. Lovely words and pics. Enjoyed them.

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  5. I LOVE the second rendition of this poem. Slight, with might!

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  6. Beautiful pictures and beautiful words!

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  7. The pewter leaf is a wonderful point of departure for both pieces - I liked the longer one best.

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  8. Great combination..esp. 'pewter'

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  9. I love all of your words, the dance of guidance by the leaf's fragile view!
    Wonderful Laura...
    I want to try this form again~

    I'm sorry about Nefesh

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  10. I believe both of your poems speak strongly of the cycle of life...of death and rebirth. I so look forward to your poetry and photos each Sunday, Laura.

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  11. The pewter leaf and its journey to becoming...not something less...but something more...your poem is a beautiful tribute to the circle of life.Joy Ride

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  12. A reverent reverie for all life, even in death.

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  13. I love your work Laura--these speak so strongly of continued transformation --I have been off singing for much of January so I am unaware of what has transpired with your pet, but I hope all is well with all of you--

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  14. The pewter leaf is so beautiful, and the double cinquain is lovely. I'm sorry about your cat. Hugs.

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  15. Nice work Laura! My favorite is the first one.

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  16. I like all the different textures.

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  17. You always have the perfect verse for your photos. I love the photo but it really becomes special with your verses. I have to say the haiku one is my favorite but not by far!

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  18. Beautiful light and color, delicious photo, a piece very poetic.

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  19. Lovely poetry Laura and I'm also awed by your ability to see beauty (and poetry) in a fallen leaf...

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  20. I'm a coward when it comes to writing in form. You do it well. I love the picture. Don't know that I've ever really seen a silver leaf, except a fake one.

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  21. So pretty this reminds me of lambs ear soft and bristly at the same time.

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  22. Becoming less and more...that is beautiful..Love your photos and words. They are a delicate expression of the circle of life.

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  23. You've obviously had a fine education, and made the most of it. You're very talented.

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  24. The word 'pewter' is so exactly right for this poem.

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