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When Pigs Fly on Joy Rd.


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I’m following a prompt given… writing about a specific place. I take this road a lot cause I love the scenery and Heck, it is called Joy Rd. after all.

It’s just up Prospect St.

Three smooth miles of road

Take a left on the dirt of Joy

Kitty corner from the Sheriff station

Feel the car’s tires hit every

Pitted pothole, and rutted out puddle

With the kinda rattle that shimmies

Those girl parts with a little thrill

Travels fast to the top of the head

And in repeat

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You slow a little cause a rough

country road will tell you too

even when the raw edge of pleasure

tells you something else altogether

Your car will be better off for it

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Winter strips down nature

Let’s you see through into the austere

gnarled foliage of how people

living in the country build their

domains away from the others

Tucked into the pines and the oaks

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Maybe have a horse or two

Gather eggs from the chickens

Grow a field of life sustaining food

Fenced in their cloistered lives cause

They can out here on Joy Rd.

And I can slow drive for the thirtieth time

celebrating and breathing in a little country

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Taking in all the something specials

A little Joy ride for a few miles

Bumping and nearly grinding along

Depending on the season

Depending on the mood rising

Depending on if you want to take

aback road to your destination

I always do.

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I know that in a couple miles

of slow driving, and being a nosy posy

Looking for treasure on the side of this

winter battled dirt road,

There she stands

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Lonely, beaten down over a few generations

Of living all countrified and productive

Now sitting on the edge of herself

paint pealing, boarded-up windowed

Porch trashed, roof leaking empty farm house

A barren womb of prosperity abandoned

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The seasons have had their way with her emptiness

In their freeze and fire that weathered away at

how she once thrived and life filled Her.

Nature will feed on and take Her back to Herself

This Mother is a great Re-purposer when it comes to her own.

It’s how she loves her lost children

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We face each other, lingering in silence

This ageless beauty sits with all her scars

Her brokenness, her abandoned safety

Her dying shell ever so slowing melding

back into the Earth mother that wants her

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The austerity of Winter’s breath hangs

between us.

An old/new  sign sways on the fence

Maybe the last to tell her story

“Flying Pig Farm”

she flew that coup long ago.

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copyright 2020, jeanne adwani

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NATURE WINS !


23 April 2019

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Some poems are a ramble… Like this one. Sat down and this is what I got.

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Nature is persistent in the way She gives

There is not a moment when the giving stops

Not a moment when Nature is ceaselessly

recalibrating where she will unleash Her elements

to make beauty or lay mayhem.

If the Sun isn’t shining here, it is somewhere else

If it’s raining here, it isn’t somewhere else

A draught means there is a flood, somewhere else

And endless conspire to do as She pleases.

Displaying Her might and sovereignty

wherever she Will.

There is no fooling Nature, 

There is no controlling Nature.

There often is no rhyme or reason

Nature does not need us to thrive

She privileges us with her allowance

in tolerating our insipid taking

from her with giving little if any

return.  

Nature Wins

We are a dis-ease on her

May we learn to ceaselessly

honor her before she does

a back flip and we’re gone

Nature wins

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RETURN TO EARTH’S WISDOM


day 21…

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Return to Earth’s wisdom

Listen to the message she calls you to hear

With heart centered silence, wait

The roots of the trees know your every move

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Abide gently on this surface

Take no more than what you can return

Be not a cancer that will extinct itself

Let the Spring wash you clean

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Give prayer for all this abundance

Fill up on the gratitude of Earth’s offerings

Steward the place that you live and breath on

She evolves as you do

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We are all connected

Not one small seed, or grain of sand

Is without the grace and presence

Of being here sharing this space with you

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Return to Earth’s wisdom

Breath with the wind

Walk with the roots

Let the rain purify you

Lay in the grass and listen

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NATURE HAS MANY FACES


It’s official… I have too many things to read from too many people out here in cyberspace.   One thing leads to another and then another and then…. eeek.  The creativity of the global community is amazing and I want to be engaged and inspire by so many of you.    It’s a danger, or rather it’s a joy to find beautiful art expressed in words and visuals,  and then follow one of the links from that person , to more beautiful art expressed and sit in awe there and click and click and click in following their creative friends and their creative friends… Get my drift?  Rather it’s an ocean wave I ride into a sea of wonder and glory expressed by you.

Nature moves me in her roaring seas

and tranquil lakes. Her pine covered

mountains, and moss carpet forests

 

Nature seasons me up in her ever

changing roars and whispers.

In the light and darkness of her.

 

My Nature moves me to embrace creation

In All her forms in call from far away

on cyber screen’s slick carpet ride

 

Where we put our blogs and websites

And wear the nature of us on 15 inch screens

for the Sun to rise and the Moon to give her fullness

 

In the anywhere anytime of  a tidal wave

or a placid mountain lake, roaring in a nano

Second before my searching eyes.

 

And there you are in technicolor of moving words

That quiver my heart and fill my eyes

with the nature of you expressed up close n’ personal

 

Me and you with the seasons changing

In rhymes of our earthy, watery, airy, fiery selves

Laid out in quiet admiration of our beauty or destruction

 

I would have never met you in any other way

In the story book of our creative lives laid raw here

Vulnerable in ways we never even considered

 

I swim in the sea of all of you

I breathe your air

I see your light, I read you

 

Nature has many faces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NATURES’ NATURE


Morning people… Us geezer girly-fiends will make our decent down the state with the big wind.  Leaving the bigger wind and the turbulent Lake Michigan to slam at the land.  Not a ‘rock hounds’ day at the beach.

Sandy had her way with the East coast and snow pummels in feet the Appalachians.   West coast has its continued earthquakes and Nature wins.

NATURE

 

If you haven’t bared the Nature of you

feel the metaphor roll across your land

 

From outside in the sea of you churns

in storming tidal waves of  feeling

 

Pouring down on to the roads and into the subways

Of the deep of you, on the land you claim

 

Does Nature make for coincidence in her expressions?

Does She swirl like a might galaxy over the waters?

 

In the ‘As Above So Below’ for us to understand

In the bearing down of her a reminder that she wins

 

More than often her grace gives to blue and Sun

And full moon nights light the sky in magic glow

 

There is nothing she is not capable of expressing

In the vastness of creativity made manifest for us to imagine

 

We are of her nature in  the nature of Her

Elemental beings expressing our vast creativity

 

We are Sunny days and violent oceans

White deep winters and vacant deserts

 

We are giggling brooks and bolts of lightening

Surging tides and forest moss resting

 

We are gentles rains and our earth cracking open

spilling out our hot lava and gentle kissing the shore

 

We are Nature’s nature….

Think not that you will not win

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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