Sunday, August 25, 2013

For Helene

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Small twin girls in front of 1911 Buick roadster
Library of Congress

i hold the memory of you
close inside,
a paper swan
folded long ago
when we were both small
and trying new things,
feeling as though
we had all the time in the world.

youth blazed strong in us then.
you were my mirror
and in you i saw my own
heart shining fiercely.

time and distance
has forced each of us
to seek out different
mirrors of the soul,
but i still hold the breath of you
every time my eyes
find that swan atop my piano.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In The Garden of my Tears

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Author unkown, illustration for the book "Italy," written but not illustrated by Frank Fox, published in the UK in 1918

In the mornings now
I walk through the garden of my tears
Harboring secret thoughts
Of your return
As I wipe dust off
The fragmented flowers
Residing there.

During those times
Oft sighted
The smallest wren sits
Atop a silvered rose
Warbling tunefully in my ear
Reminding me of songs left unsung.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013

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Friday, August 16, 2013

A Fast 15

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timeless books
Lin Kristensen

Door swings

Open or closed

Dependent on the current

Of the moment.

Its hinges oiled

With the spit of words

Slicked down

From memory’s corridor,

A hallway of lies turning round itself.

The maze of truth

Beyond the marrow

Of such


We push through.

The thought of the day,

The jargon of the elite

Streaming through

Unable to stop ourselves


In the glory of the observed

For a fast 15 or so.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013

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