Not sure what the fridge magnet oracle means (if anything) but I like the picture it paints.
I explore eternity,
time’s sacred rhythm,
velvet and steel,
dark night dazzle,
in a slowly smoking sky.
Fire in the air,
red star and blue flower
wake with joy.
74 thoughts on “I explore eternity”
looks so beautiful
Who knew fridge magnets could be epic? 🙂
do we need to arrange words n save?
urs is epic : d
I do a screen shot and don’t bother saving. If you press save, the machine tends to rearrange the lines for you 🙂
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Love this one–dazzling night skies to waking with joy and flowers. Beautiful!
I love the visuals of this one even if the words don’t make complete sense 🙂
I love this! Especially the velvet and steel, and the red star and blue flower–just the kind of detail an oracle needs.
There is a sense of hazard picking out the words 🙂
My favorite so far. Nonsense, but not at all. (K)
I’m glad you like the effect. The words make a pretty picture in my head.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Shakespeare knew a thing or two.
he did indeed
seeing the magnates as oracles…intriguing…
Interesting too that you write magnets as magnates. Maybe they really are trying to tell us something!
This is very nice! 🙂
Thank you 🙂
You’re very welcome, Miss Jane!!😃😃
Ha – most poetry looks to me (the philistine that I be) like random words drawn from a dark sack. Maybe that’s the way it’s meant to be (says the lighter side of me).
Classical poetry is very orderly and tells a recognizable story. I agree, a lot of the stuff that just lets rip with very personal observations and no holds barred can be completely obscure. The thing about the fridge magnets is that they ARE just a load of random words, so a bit of nonsense is part of the charm, or mystery if you prefer to believe there’s a message in there 🙂
I prefer there to be a message, but I’m quite willing to look for a message too – particularly when I’ve had some chocolate. 🙂
I get the feeling that you are a deep thinker and a creative being, Jane.
Kindness – Robert.
Thank you, Robert, kindness accepted and very much appreciated 🙂 I like there to be a message too.
You also have a nice smile – very warm and welcoming. What got you into the poetry writing game? (If you don’t mind me asking.)
The smile was probably because my husband was taking the photo. I don’t grin at people I don’t like 🙂 I write poetry because I love messing about with words, love the flow of them and the way they can make me cry—don’t know about anybody else. My father and my mother’s grandfather were poets, so I get it from both sides.
I love the cover of The Green Woman
I was born in Sheffield – maybe just around the corner from where you grew up
I love the sound of French words spoken in a whisper.
Actually, I just made up number three – but why not!
I grew up in the now infamous Birstall. The locals thought you lot were southerners. Thank you for the compliment on the cover. I can’t understand why people aren’t buying the book just to have the cover framed! Depends who’s whispering the French words. There are some very funny people around;
Yeah, Jo Cox and all of that. Sad.
Yes true – that would look awesome on any wall! 🙂
Well – it would have to be some seczy French chick – obviously – although I can see why that possibly would not work for you (but having said that …)
Funny people? I tend to see them as being ideal people to write about. 😀
Who needs a boring muse? 😉
Villains are so much more interesting than angels. The ones who do most of the whispering in sexy low voices round here tend to be seven foot tall black blokes. They whisper to my daughters now 🙂
That’s an interesting situation you find yourself in there, Jane. Hope it all works out for you, the daughters and the black bloke. 🙂
Thanks! We hope to move away from town soon so the daughters and son will have to sort things out with their black whisperers 🙂
Good luck on that. 🙂
Freedom is a beautiful quality.
Green tea and then spring training for the first time in the shower and then I got to thinking of the sky embedded in the UK.
(I wrote that last sentence from the smartphone suggestions – much like random fridge magnet poetry – yes?)
Smartphone poetry! I’d never have thought it possible. A new oracle.
Not at all. If you believe in a fridge oracle, why not a phone oracle. Samsung, Nokia, the Great Apple, all have different messages. (Tongue in cheek rather than sarcasm).
Tongue in cheek is beautiful. Much nicer connotations. 🙂
True 🙂 I wonder if it was intentional with whoever coined that phrase.
It’s an odd phrase really. Why would one want to put one’s tongue in one’s cheek anyway? It’s a rather unnatural place to have it.
There’s an expression, I think it’s French about turning your words three times in your mouth before speaking. It’s probably the same idea, that the tongue commands the words and the way they come out. Unscientific but sounds folkloric.
Hmm – that reminds me more of biting the tongue (that feeds). 🙂
There’s nothing like being abroad for finding out how weird it is at home.
Weird is wonderful. Just think how it would be to live in a mental suburbia.
Did you just make that up? 😀
I think I made it up, but there’s so much junk in my head I could have picked it up anywhere.
We are never truly ourselves – merely a reconfiguration of the leavings of others. (yeah – I made that up)
Sounds as though you might have something there. I’d rather be the distilled wisdom of others though than the leavings…
Ah yes – that’s what I meant to say – I just didn’t quite get the correct combination of words. Words are easy – the tricky part is getting them in the right order. (yeah, I made that one up too – honestly, someone should be recording this stuff – it’s pure gold! 🙂 )
They are. It’s called Word Press and it lives in a cloud ready to rain down the words you’d like to forget like thunderbolts.
Ah, but they are on your blog, and I have no control over that at all. Have you visited my blog much? 😉
Not for a few days. Promise to read more when I’ve got this removal over with. I shouldn’t be fiddling around here at all but I think we’ve filled as many boxes as will fit in the van this time.
Ah-ha! Does this mean that I am just your time-kill while you wait for the removal men to finish? 🙂
What removal men? We’re renting a van from a marginal character down at the station and we’re filling it until it’s full. Setting off tomorrow at crack of dawn. I don’t have any time to kill, just sneak back to the computer now and again.
Well in that case – I hope everything arrives at its destination safely, Jane. 😉
It did thanks, and we even got back safely. Considering the state of the van, that was no mean feat.
Good to know. Have you moved far?
100 kilometres from Bordeaux in the sticks of the Lot-et-Garonne. Moving bit by bit. We have several children to off-load first.
With the aid of Google Maps (all hail the Mighty Google) I’ve just traced your journey – looks like a nice easy route. I hope that you’ll be happy in your new home. 🙂
Thanks 🙂 The journey’s quite straight forward and there’s even a train station. If you look for Tamberlan in the commune of Tonneins, you’ll see the satellite view. The google van hasn’t ventured along our little road yet.
The one next door to the house with a swimming pool in the back garden?
I noted the town with the quaint name of Condom, just south from you. 🙂
It’s the one south of the little road by itself in the middle of a field with a river at the bottom.
That name always makes English speakers laugh. Can’t imagine why.
Oh, I could hazard a guess why it seems so funny. 😉
Yes – I see it now – looks like a nice big place – plenty of room to stretch your legs. 🙂
Most of it’s barn. Maybe we’ll get round to reclaiming it from the hay bales some day.
Oh, okay – maybe not.
Get yourself a few goats – they’ll soon get rid of the hay (and covert it to lovely compost).
Donkeys would be better. Goats would eat the trees too.
Never thought of that – you obviously have more experience of these things than me. 🙂
I googled it 🙂
Y’know – it’s nice that you did that – it shows that you took my comment seriously and did some research into the matter (and found a better solution). I like that, Jane. 😉
You know, I reckon that if someone takes the trouble to make a comment, they meant it to be taken seriously 🙂
Erm – not always, but I’ll try my best in future. Sensible is not always my strong suit. 😉
You can be serious about being not sensible too.
That sounds tautologically torturous! 🙂
Yeah, but it’s true 🙂
Ah – truth! 🙂