Archive for Chris G.

The One That Got Away

Posted in One Shoot, One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2011 by dustus

I loved her, honest
Warm shoulder, face, soft eyes
Mostly imagined, as well as initial
Surprise pet names
Rats make for a stupid hat
Dancing spastic to Sinatra’s pack…
If like-attracts-like
Then I am insane

Benighted cotton balls, human
Upon magellin’ hair
Sniffling through catacombs—
Their ancestors spared
Licking skull eye sockets
Smelling condensed blood
Without squeaky pre-flights
No airline cruising bag of nuts
Nor fearing yawlps from elephants
Over cobalt blue tears
Coloring Ulysses butterfly
I’ll never tell—Pinky & Brain swear
Because one never really knows why
Some cast a wicked spell
Knowing it’s not healthy: staring into glare
Though rodents tickle smile growth
Your left side looks so dark and scared

Like unto her, recognized one
Took held breath from my yesterdays
Making me finally cut; the bleeding runs
Strolling edit, weekends come
Always wanting, aching fade
Craving thrills, smelling grave
Fair nuanced shake
I’ll squeeze that sponge
Drink lips, fears, spiked pain
As tales trail sensing time frames
Independent journey pines for nothing
Now, except sapling splinters— 
A privilege being a writer
Fucking sue me; one-shoot-me
Looking past this, future smiles
While mental illness crying fire
Patrons trample burning aisles
Saying cheese, final friend
When love is all I want and need
Until we meet again—

From Skinner’s lair to inside trees
Panopticons and lakeside springs 
Postcard composure
Photographs, dreams
Through notes, held keys
Wind-song through reeds while
The one who kept me up at night
Feeling nothing except history
That part of me… faux enemy

Died today
Remembering with a sigh
Will never be the same

Goodbye, One Stop

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Care for a reading of The One That Got Away?

*spectacular photography by Rosie Hardy

Chris G… wish you a fantastic new beginning, my friend.  Learned a great deal from you, and have high expectations for your future accomplishments. All the best for a great start in CO! Don’t be a stranger.

Final Words of Thanks….
I really don’t know what to say, and I’ve thought about it obsessively, go figure…. Guess it’s kind of hitting me all at once now. To sum up the journey, I’ve learned more about writing and poetry from real writers—dedicated, intrepid blogging souls— who bring their best efforts forth just about every week, even when they don’t link up, or opt to send poetic tweets. Through One Shot Wednesday and Form Mondays (each day really) I feel like I received a poetic education—gleaming gems of knowledge and inspiration prompting me to experiment with varied styles, take notes, make conscious decisions through my work. Those lessons prove invaluable; and Sundays, well, I never expected it to turn out so great. Big credit to Chris, and to everyone who posted and shared their thoughts with us. I’m grateful for your heartwarming kindness and encouragement.

Cheers.

Peace.
dustus

Visions From Kool Aid

Posted in One Shoot, Poetry Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2011 by dustus

photo by Chris Galford

So he lives!
Spray upon white brick
Smile, Ray Bans
Peace flashing
Visions from Kool-Aid breakthrough…
Sun beam reflects light

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Want to listen to Visions From Kool Aid?

The above poem, in Shadorma form, was written for One Stop Poetry’s Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge.  Chris G. took over and Lansing-graffitied the post for today. Check it out at One Stop Poetry.


“Shadorma is a 6 line poem (sestet) of Spanish descent with no set rhyme scheme. The shadorma is a syllabic poem with the following structure: 3/5/3/3/7/5″

A Cinquain & Palindrome

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2010 by dustus

The following post is a collective result of visiting two of my poetic blogging friends.  The first poem is a Cinquain inspired by my One Stop Poetry partner in crime Mr. Chris G. (The Waking Den). The second poem is a Palindrome inspired by my friend Marinela Reka (Short Poems). I’ve included the links to their posts after each poem. They both do a great job explaining form through their respective posts.  Cheers

Eyes Beam 

Burnt blends
Dawning routines
China saucer clanking
Red nail polish covers giggle
Eyes beam


*Funeral for Reason – Cinquain by Chris G.

 

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Free 

I am free like this post and me
Fallen flakes through effortless dreams
Meditation cleansing, detachment mending
Sensations uplifting, believing life fleeting
Friendships only meant to mean
No umbrage keeps a smile feeling
I am free like this post and me

*Hope – Palindrome by Marinela Reka

Vista to Beholden

Posted in 4 Lines, Image Poetry, One Shoot with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2010 by dustus

The following poem was inspired by Trent Chau’s amazing photograph. You can learn more about his photography and take part in the picture prompt challenge today @ One Stop Poetry


Vista to Beholden  

Stop watch beyond all points
Wings pan our moments

Given heart’s altitude
Vista to beholden

One Stop Poetry Picture Prompt Challenge…

Posted in 4 Lines, Image Poetry, One Shoot with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2010 by dustus

“Swann’s Way” 

Perception floods life
Untangled link chains
In search of lost time
Nature flows framed

*Acknowledgments…
Silviu Ivana is an extraordinary photographer!
(Check out his blog! Click on his name!)
Marcel Proust
(Graham Greene called Proust the “greatest novelist of the 20th century.”)

…and thanks to Chris G..  excellent One Shoot Sunday!