Sunday, November 25, 2012

Time's Promise










i have held your thoughts
your dreams and visions
deep in sensate simplicity
a vessel of time’s promise
no portal has resonated
more deeply
with this soul’s intensity
of vision
a moment
lost in memory
imprinted upon vines of neuron pathways
lining walls of plaqued halls
a movement toward
a glimpse withheld
a passing harmony
of keys touched
of passages unconsciously maintained
vines dried
tendrils curl now
upon a vision
no longer visible.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

posted for  The Mag #145

The Colors of Words



Lowell Boyers
Immoveable 1 (Open Eyed)
textures of meaning and mindful expansion of the perceptual self


blended dreams
striations of impasto
fill cracks in my psyche
until a universe is created
    to withstand
the blitzkrieg of time’s clucking moments
a peck here
a movement there
a fable created
out of dyes and oils
the pointed connectors of color
binding nuance to canvas
a word to a page

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

Shared with Poets United Poetry Pantry 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I Write Fish Home





I write fish home,
knowing their journey perilous,
pebbled with the danger of maw and man.

I write them home
to creek and stream,
to bear and net,
 to spawn again.

I write them home
to complete the cycle,
to nurture instinct,
and to validate visions
held by ancestors
worried in graves
unmarked by man’s eager hand.

I write them home because someone must
and because song is insufficient.

I write them home,
to turn toward the sun
and say I have done my part.

I write fish home. 

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012


posted for Dverse

Friday, November 16, 2012

My NaNoWriMo Month





If you are here and I am not
Let me assure you that
I will return,
I sit with story and plot
pulsing inside my feverish brow
as fingers move, often too fast
across keys that unfold
a novel before my eyes

poetry is the whisper of the wind in my ear.
a novel is giving birth.
That is the truth my writing friends.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Status Quo


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Never have we spent so much
in any campaign
to maintain
the Status Quo.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

 for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads prompt of telling who won the election in 20 words or less 


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

3 acts, curtain

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Benjamin van der Gucht 
Henry Woodward as Petruchio in Catherine and Petruchio, a version by Garrick of "The Taming of the Shrew"




Pensive illusion
you speak
in riddles
in rhymes
without alliterative tension
mucking up meter or rhythm
or lodging
too hard
inside the meaning of metaphor.

Rather, you hold meaning
outside,

a sphere
a bit of terminous
to blow on the gentlest breeze
to find home
in the suspension of reality
for 3 acts,
then curtain.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012