Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Moment

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Ernst Hanke
 Berlin, Auguste-Viktoria-Platz, 1862

I tread lightly
       steps falling into place


a brief meeting

between earth and sky

in which,

     for a moment,

           I feel both.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Theory About Migraines

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Ogata Korin
Wind God
In the public domain

I have my own theory about migraines.

We all know the symptoms

     which cause us

to retreat into darkness,

removing painful stimulus

best moderated by defective dimmer switch.

Mine usually arrive at the end of a period

   of shining,

a forced reclusiveness

to recharge

and turn inward again,

perhaps in direct correlation

to the amount

              of shine.

Audrey Howitt copyright/all rights reserved 2014

posted for Poets United: Poetry Pantry

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Mid-Life Two Step

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Thomas Cole
in the public domain in the United States

The moon dances

     in step

with  the silver

     of star light’s reflection caught

in the light of you

  as we detail our tensions

in muscles long fraught—

Each one a road

posted and marked

No trespassing.

Not so long ago

the moon’s door

stood ajar,

its darkness, an invitation

   to excess.

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014

posted for Poet's United

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Brew of Words

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The Three Witches from Shakespeares Macbeth by Daniel Gardner, 1775. © National Portrait Gallery, London

Stirring vacuous words
within my pot
i find those which bite when I inhale them

pungency revisited

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2014