poetry | 101 | rehab | whisper

There’s no need to raise your voice here. You don’t have to convince anybody of anything, and you don’t have to attract anyone’s attention
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

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I hear you,

whisper

in the long grass

and in, the reeds

along, the banks.

I hear you,

whisper

in the leaves, of the

trees

and (in) the beards of those

who ride long,

and hard.

I hear you,

whisper

in the (endless) night,

when the stars,

fall,

and (yes)

I hear you, whisper

when you, are

gone.


whisper

This week, my poetry prompt is only a whisper

poetry | 101 | rehab | smile

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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blue eyes
that
hold, no
lies

sparkling smile
that
holds, no
wile
(nor guile)

words
softly, spoken
not, just
words

what lay,
inside

all
those
years

it is clear,
to me

now


smile

This week, my poetry prompt is simple, it’s smile. Why not?

poetry | 101 | rehab | misty (ambiguity)

Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer

– Rainer Maria Rilke


so no,
or (yet) yes,

anyone’s
guess

in perpetuity
always, (ambiguity)

the clouds and, the
rain
swept, window
pane

conflated with
snow and a (bitter)sweet
scented, candle
flame
that burned

red
and (yet)
(never)
quite
dead

and
the pain
yes,
exhaled
(from)
that, place

lingering
in perpetuity,

in misty,
(ambiguity)


misty (ambiguity)

My prompt for this week’s Poetry 101 Rehab is MISTY (AMBIGUITY), just because


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dinner

Today, meal times have been a little disrupted by flight times, and multiple time zone shifts.

I began the day at 04:45 in Spain.

A few hours later, I negotiated the multi-faceted joy that is clearing security for a business trip to the USA from Madrid.

Initially a little less than enthusiastic about riding Economy, to Dallas Fort Worth with American, I was delighted with my seat, an aisle, in a forward row of five with three empty seats so I could spread my stuff out with abandon. Food was not bad at all, lots of legroom and as much to drink as I could want (and a little more). Ok, it didn’t hold a candle to the comfort of flying with CL status on Qantas back in the day but hey, I enjoyed the flight and the crew were great.

After clearing security and customs in Dallas, I took a break for a Bud and a Jack Daniels (burger) in TGI. Acclimatisation.

And so, strapped in for my flight on to Vegas, here’s what I had for lunch, dinner or breakfast (insert meal time correspondinding to a timezone of your choice), edited with a little artistic licence.

Posted from seat 13D on a flight delayed due to too much wind in Vegas. Must be all the hot air generated by all those media types (yep, guilty as charged) gathering for the NAB show.

Oh, and remember not to congregate around the toilets, it will upset the Captain.


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