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ramblinghobbit Night Air
By C. Dale Young “If God is Art, then what do we make
of Jasper Johns?” One never knows
what sort of question a patient will pose,
or how exactly one should answer.
Outside the window, snow on snow
began to answer the ground below
with nothing more than foolish questions.
We were no different. I asked again: “Professor, have we eased the pain?” Eventually, he’d answer me with: “Tell me, young man, whom do you love?” “E," I’d say, “None of the Above," and laugh for lack of something more
to add. For days he had played that game,
and day after day I avoided your name
by instinct. I never told him how
we often wear each other’s clothes—
we aren’t what many presuppose.
Call it an act of omission, my love.
Tonight, while walking to the car,
I said your name to the evening star,
clearly pronouncing the syllables
to see your name dissipate
in the air, evaporate.
Only the night air carries your words
up to the dead (the ancients wrote): I watched them rise, become remote.

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ramblinghobbit Toy Boat
by Ocean Vuong

yellow plastic
black sea

eye-shaped shard
on a darkened map

no shores now
to arrive — or
depart
no wind but
this waiting which
moves you

as if  the seconds
could be entered
& never left

toy boat — oarless
each wave
a green lamp
outlasted

toy boat
toy leaf  dropped
from a toy tree
waiting

waiting
as if the sp-
arrows
thinning above you
are not
already pierced
by their own names

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jaimekeily daffodils #photojojomacro 17h

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  •   harsonoeddy Wowww.., great dear Itha... 14h
  •   momentsforzen An exquisite shot - so very beautiful and delicate. Such perfect focus and depth of field. :-) ... MomentsForZen (Richard) 7h

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anacrusis5 April 28- Season. It is the season for rain showers and beautiful flowers. #fms_season #fmsphotoaday #waterdroplets #spring #photojojomacro #photojojoiris #macrophoto #macrophotography 22h

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ramblinghobbit In the Middle of This Century
by Yehuda Amichai

In the middle of this century we turned to each other
With half faces and full eyes
like an ancient Egyptian picture
And for a short while.
I stroked your hair
In the opposite direction to your journey,
We called to each other,
Like calling out the names of towns
Where nobody stops
Along the route.

Lovely is the world rising early to evil,
Lovely is the world falling asleep to sin and pity,
In the mingling of ourselves, you and I,
Lovely is the world.

The earth drinks men and their loves
Like wine,
To forget.
It can't.
And like the contours of the Judean hills,
We shall never find peace.

In the middle of this century we turned to each other,
I saw your body, throwing shade, waiting for me,
The leather straps for a long journey
Already tightening across my chest.
I spoke in praise of your mortal hips,
You spoke in praise of my passing face,
I stroked your hair in the direction of your journey,
I touched your flesh, prophet of your end,
I touched your hand which has never slept,
I touched your mouth which may yet sing.

Dust from the desert covered the table
At which we did not eat
But with my finger I wrote on it
The letters of your name.

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beanaroundbooks Mother's Day is in NINE days! Have you gotten a gift for your mom yet? We suggest loose leaf tea, of course!
#beanaroundbooks #mapleridge #shoplocal #mothersday #mothersday2016 #mothersdaygift #looseleaftea #photojojo #photojojoiris #photojojomacro
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Juno Phillip Salazar
phillipsalazar Wish-Granting Weed
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