words and images

Henri_Matisse,_1915-16,_The_Moroccans,_oil_on_canvas,_181.3_x_279.4_cm,_Museum_of_Modern_Art

The Moroccans painting is by henri matisse
Issy-les-Moulineaux, late 1915 and fall 1916
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Words and Images
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climbing proverbial hills
I flattened some pesky wrinkles
plaguing life’s clotheslines
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challenges come, go at will
troubling, nudging images and
words often floating before eyes
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love of words makes me roll them
on tongue as melting ice cubes
reminiscent of the Irish worry stone
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In my pocket discovered by chance
while rummaging for something else
and this is how zig-zag life goes
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one gorgeous word, one startling image
grabbing you by boot-straps and off you
go; turning wheels taking you back and
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forward and back again as hazy images
begin sharpening and words of cherished
poems and ditties begin dripping effortlessly
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