Crimson Ink

I respond to the beats
deferent
the pulse of life carries
oxygen
to
organs
limbs
finger tips
and
toes

when my pounding heart
echoes
the movements of my soul
my poised pen
forms
words
in
crimson
ink
flow

~

Words and Photography ©2018 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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Kiss

lips kiss in embouchure

fingers dance over open holes

the French Flute sings

~

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Imagine

imagine ~

if the obese worm
of bigotry
could be contained
in a chrysalis
there
forced to change
or starving die
might emerge
life’s
liberated
butterfly

~

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Sensuous

On a cold morning in spring for a lot of us, I thought I would heat things up with a warm Rictameter posted in March of 2017. This piece includes a link to Linda J. Wollf’s explanation and example of the poetry form.

TANYA CLIFF

unfold
from verdant bud
petals’ shy revealing
blushing at the sun’s warm kisses
the hidden nectar, a sweet seduction
to hungry dance of birds and bees
sensuous, you make seed
so new life may
unfold

~

Words and Photography ©2017 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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Please check out Linda J. Wollf’s  explanation and example of Rictameter Verse:

https://urbanpoetry2017.com/2017/03/16/poetry-between-sunrises-and-sunsets/

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Should I Warn the Neighbors?

Green grass grows from my newly thawed yard. Smoke bombs and backyard craziness to follow…
Have a beautiful weekend, everyone! 💐🌷🌺🌼💕😎😊😉🤣

TANYA CLIFF

“Should I warn the neighbors?”

We are lighting a smoke bomb today. I’m good at this. If the wind is favorable, the smoke will travel to the top of the old, oak tree that towers over my driveway. No one called the fire department in a panic last time. The man across the street lingered in his own driveway sweeping leaves that didn’t exist just so he could watch, but we avoided the sirens and red and blue lights.

Still, it’s a dilemma. Do we alert people or not?

This time we are shooting a stop-motion video in Barbie-doll scale. The smoke bomb for this shoot is full, human-sized. I could engulf a pink, plastic convertible many times bigger than the one my Ken doll occupies. That is a lot of smoke. It should make for a good sequence of stop-motion pictures, unless I am engulfed in smoke too, in…

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Bloom

then danced,
laughing blossom
dressed in vivid petals
she blushed against the summer air
held nectar in pool, intoxicating
invited winged friend for deep drink
until both, satisfied
bathed in the light
then danced

~

Words and Photography ©2018 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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Cherita #12

time springs forward

children play
in the newly thawed earth

Mother Nature observes
their dirty paws and fur
and sends the April rains

~

Words and Photography ©2018 Tanya Cliff ~ to contact me

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