Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Three in One

If I speak from this image

It's spicy and alluring

I came into being

on a night 
of celestial alignment.
my eyes concealed
an open sky 
thrown forth in a
of  fraying
Across swollen dregs 
of summer woes
suspended days
 memories of you.

Part Two
Of this three in one
magpie arrives on the wings 
of one busy summer.
In the manner 
of three magpies in one.

Now I Lay Me Down 
Sleeping to Dream.

It felt like gentle springtime
if not for the dried up dreamers
not in bloom.
and vines coming undone
upon the first stumble
in this bed of  twigs and thyme.

Only yesterday 
comfort reigned 
and destiny's solidarity seemed
less like life peeling away from me. 

The dike of human happiness

has broken and 
as I lay down faceless, empty and all alone
I realize-


I wait
like the bee, unlike humans
the future is all.
My singular purpose 
every notion
or motion inside me
is present for you.

 I couldn't let these three inspiring photos go without words.
Enjoy all of your moments!


EG CameraGirl said...

Your words are so full of deep feelings! Wonderful!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, the images are awesome and I enjoyed reading the poems. Wonderful post, enjoy your day!

Cranberry Morning said...

Yeah, amazing images and awesome accompanying words!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


Debbie said...

i enjoy my visits here...everything sits right outside the box!! very creative!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Three stunning images Karen.. It's images like these that inspire us to experiment more with our photography.

Cloudia said...


Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Wow! Pretty powerful stuff. Particularly liked the first one (in green).

RedPat said...

I love that bottom one!

Elephant's Child said...

Loved your use of Wednesday's words in particular. Thank you.

DeniseinVA said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poetry Karen and looking at the photos.

Gail said...

This threefer is amazing!! Swollen dregs of summer woes, I lay down faceless, empty and all alone and empty AND every notion or motion inside me is present for you are lines I think I will always remember.

Bang up job!!

Elena Sands said...

Karen, these are great. Nice!

Filip and Kristel said...

Three amazing pictures. The first one is very sexy.


Anonymous said...

Hallo Karen, I was looking to the post of your blog.
Nice to meet you in WWW.
Herzlich Pippa

sage said...

Interesting photos and lovely poetry

DEE DEE said...

Love the way you have covered all three

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Stunning way to combine them Karen! I've been busy too and didn't even make it to read this week. I've been doing a few Toads when I can. Enjoy your summer when you get a chance! Hugs!

GreenComotion said...

"It felt like gentle springtime
if not for the dried up dreamers
not in bloom." - very beautiful lines, Karen.
Have a Happy Week!
Peace :)