Yeterday’s Posts – September 28, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’ve been out a lot walking in the woods around my town or at the lake… taking advantage of this great Indian Summer we’re having!  We Usually leave around 8:30 in the morning and get home around 3:00 in the afternoon.  Some of the photos I’ve taken have been used in the haiga and photo Challenges sponsored by Cee … hope you’re having a great Indian Summer and that you’ll have a wonderful Sunday … Ciao!  Bastet …

September 25 …

Feather and Shadow Acrostic| Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library (Poet’s Corner)

ABC Poem| Poet’s Corner)

The Willow – Quatrain| Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

On Leather Wings| Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library (this is a reblog of a renga collaboration with Girlgolye)

30 Days of Haiga| Through the Eye of Bastet

30 Days of Haiga (2)| Through the Eye of Bastet

 Haiku Heights – Space| Bastet’s Waka Library

September 26 …

Eos – Haiku| Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

30 Days of Haiga| Through the Eye of Bastet

Cee’s Black and White Water Challenge| Through the Eye of Bastet

Little Creatures – Lizard| Bastet’s Waka Library

Corn| Bastet’s Waka Library

Apples (2)| Bastet’s Waka Library

Little Creatures (Haiku in 5-7-5)|Bastet’s Waka Library

September 27 …

Stavros of Minsk – Fornyrðislag| Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library (Poet’s Corner)

Bastet’s Shadorma Photo Prompt|Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie

30 Days of Haiga| Through the Eye of Bastet

Fallen Leaves| Bastet’s Waka Library

Nature Sleeps – Tan Renga| Bastet’s Waka Library

… is your name Abraham? – free verse – September 21, 2014

Mindlovesmisery’s Tale Weaver’s Prompt this week isn’t an easy post to look at.  The photograph sent shivers up my spine and the piece by Metallica – One – which is perhaps my favorite piece by that group makes my blood run in a cold anger.  I read Girlgoyle’s “For Democracy” and wrote a free verse poem in the comments of her post .. which I’ve edited here for this post …. thanks for the inspiration.

This phrase is the back-bone of both Girgoyle’s and my response:

“For democracy, any man
would give his only begotten son.”
— Johnny Got His Gun, 1971

Hand on your heart
sing your song of freedom
send your son marching
into Gehenna today …
you let him pay …

The price required
for your so-called sacred ideal …
planted in your brain,
by the unholy oligarch
you let him pay

… is your name Abraham?
just let me say,
God never took that sacrifice,
demons take your son today
you let him pay …

“Each man faces death alone”
lost in your sacrifice
into the valley of death,
your son walked believing you …
you let him pay …

A Thought from a Poem – Velado – September 18, 2014

From Girgloyle’s poem Velado … a thought:

 … e ancora cerco
malgrado che ti ho trovato
ma non eri
chi pensavo che fossi.

allora nei sogni
cammino –
velata e scalza …
cercando qualcuno che,
mi salverà.


… and still I search
though I found you
but you weren’t
who I thought you were.

so in my dreams
I walk
veiled and barefoot
searching for someone
who will save me.