I explore eternity

Not sure what the fridge magnet oracle means (if anything) but I like the picture it paints.

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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.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

74 thoughts on “I explore eternity”

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚
        I get the feeling that you are a deep thinker and a creative being, Jane.
        Kindness – Robert.

      2. The smile was probably because my husband was taking the photo. I don’t grin at people I don’t like ๐Ÿ™‚ I write poetry because I love messing about with words, love the flow of them and the way they can make me cryโ€”don’t know about anybody else. My father and my mother’s grandfather were poets, so I get it from both sides.

      3. Three things:
        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!

      4. 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;

      5. Yeah, Jo Cox and all of that. Sad.
        Yes true – that would look awesome on any wall! ๐Ÿ™‚
        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. ๐Ÿ˜€
        Who needs a boring muse? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      6. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

      7. Good luck on that. ๐Ÿ™‚
        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?)

      8. 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).

      9. 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.

      10. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

      11. 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.

      12. 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.

      13. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

      14. 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.

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