Peony

Inspired by Lynne Henderson’s watercolour Paeonia Officinalis Rustic delight and Japanese grace Combine in a blustery symphony of Colours that abound, from Snowy white and subtle Rose to Magenta and purple on top. * Found in crystal vessels or lodging in gardens. Ponderous and slow But full of mystique and Apt meditation * Duluth, Mme… Continue reading Peony

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Peony

*** I’m pleased to start another series of paintings by a fellow author. I admire Lynne Henderson as an author (writing as Lynne Fisher) and was delighted to find out that she also is a consummate painter. Without further ado, I’ll let Lynne introduce her work. *** Paeonia Officinalis, watercolour on paper, 13 by 17’’… Continue reading Peony

Gentian

Violet and bell-like Upstanding and brave Azure and white, or yellow and slight Buds as small cones that unfolds in a swirl An emblem for samurais, amid Heian peers Shadows protect and assist them to growth * Mountain dweller and tonic giver Bog lover, temperate, But still cosmopolitan * Circling Swirling Dreaming Of snow ***… Continue reading Gentian

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Delight in Imperfections?

The good thing about working intensively on a group of songs, and then let them rest while going through others – and repeat until reaching the end – followed by another round, is that the songs that rest don’t. There is always something brewing – even in the songs that don’t get worked on at… Continue reading Delight in Imperfections?

Kaleidoscope

*** People must populate Patterns perpetuate: Humans defy humility But prosper and spread Speeding through centuries With deftness and dread * Cosmos and micro-cosmos Mirror the mirages: Perceive earth and heaven Through a peacock’s tail Iridescent blue Glittering green Held and withheld but Tumbling, obscene * Peopling populations Prime persons to kill * Prying, the… Continue reading Kaleidoscope

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Review Segment

Joseph Ferguson, Shillelagh Law Questions of Life and Death. Snakes and Snails and Puppy-dog Tails – growing up agonies   Rock and Roll – a rock-climbing extravaganza                                                                          Incident on a Boring Afternoon – a troubling garage-door                            My Favorite Christmas Tree – teenage pranks                                  Shillelagh Law – an Irish misfit                                                                            Morpheus and the Mayor – politicians and… Continue reading Review Segment