Eruption

Plumes of ash

hot rocks under foot

we climb up to Mt Etna

no earthquake today

the air quivers with sound

of explosions underground

vent and spew on your own time

change can come quickly

expect the expectable

in a world of the predictable

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dVerse prompt to write a quadrille using the word quiver. Went to Mt Etna, an active volcano in Sicily.

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Eruption

Weeping Rock

Tears of Weeping Rock touch my back

ancient crying

each drop a resource

maiden hair fern on the ledge

watered by the weeps of the stone

plummet and pool on the rocks below

Tears of Weeping Rock cling to my hair and whisper

I use to be snow high on the straight up mountain ridge

now I start my run into canyon

there are times you should not speak

where the sound of a place is more important than your voice

to hear deep into the water and stone

understand connections of all things

as you enter the Temple of Sinawava

what could

you possibly say that makes any sense to my journey

Weeping Rock

Spring Clear Cut

 

bees gather pollen

make honey to eat so sweet

to me it’s a sneeze

how my weeping eyes

itch and burn for fallen trees

remember the bee

hives on the branches

they really will replant this

by giving them time

we can defeat this
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dVerse prompt on “gathering” in quadrille form as the pollen is falling in my neighborhood and the logging trucks are coming to clear cut the neighbor’s property

Spring Clear Cut

Change

I change my mind all the time. I say I am going to do one thing and then I do another. I change my mind.  Bees make a beeline.  I am not like that.  I am like the flight pattern of birds caught up in a wind.
 

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There were about a hundred white pelicans on the lake yesterday. Before then I had only seen one in my life. Change is the dVerse prompt. This was change on a number of levels.

Change

Hometown Building

The library, church, elementary and junior high school were buildings significant to my childhood.  Their appearances would suggest that they were built around the same era with bricks from the same brickyard perhaps by the same bricklayers.  I never knew their history only their halls and rooms.

A tornado destroyed the schools.  The old library has been purchased for an upscale living space.  The church still has service once a week by a visiting pastor who says God is good.  The organist plays but there is no choir.  High on the steeple, bells still ring out the time and a tune.

oh what memories

built from debris of the past

rip through the springtime

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dVerse prompt to write a haibun on your hometown

Hometown Building