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Nature In Stone

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:18 pm

Nature in stone
various in hue
shapes, texture
and hardness

some that I've seen and touched
others I've yet to

maybe one day I will

and that day I look forward to

because what is life
without dreams?

something you can reach and touch

something one can feel

sometimes gritty or smooth

sometimes sharp on the bare foot
or hot
as you walk in the sand

sometimes cool as the water
flowing over it

sometimes boiling hot
as magma

sometimes razor sharp
sometimes soft as wet clay

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Rings Of Silence

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:19 pm

Toward those rings of silence
where echoes find that pierce
of remembrance
entranced
in a certain beginning

listen to that language
where whispers rise
wave by wave
in a translucence
of reflections

meandering within the clouds
within a simple innocence
grasping in imagination

could it be
in that threshold
some secrets are found?

or are conversations lost
within a rift
of mystery
where shadows smile
within the chaos

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Nature Is Known

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:21 pm

Billowing smoke
unquinched within columns
where illusions touch

nourishment found
yet somehow lost

divisions made
within that edge
where backwaters
gurgle in the stone

fingers of granite
rise in quartz

nuisances
mired
in the quiet
where shadows smile

lairs forgotten
in a simple past

whispers sing
in that
honor
where
nature is known

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To Walk That Soft Earth

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:22 pm

To walk that soft earth
where rhythms of life
find that special song

listen to the wind
and let it speak to you
Its whisper
reveals those secrets
that allow one to smile

listen to the water
and let it speak to you
its wisdom
reveals life
as it flows
around one

listen to the earth
and let it speak to you
its strength
comforts you
as you walk
down life's path

listen to the fire
and let it speak to you
its light
finds that truth
and peals back the shadows
that hide
the hurt
found in one's heart

listen to the spirit
and let it speak to you
its love
allows one to continue
that walk
we find ourselves in
that echo
we call life

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As Life Continues

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:24 pm

free as the winds
where an eagle
spreads his wings
among the clouds

treads like the wolf
following in the mountains
where in the distance
you hear his howl
to his mate

crystal waters
flowing towards the waterfall
where a mist
rises in the heavens

and mother nature
finds her smile
as life continues
in its own
sultry way

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Revelations Arrive

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:25 pm

Reason?
within that calmness
held in the past
where simplicity finds
that completeness

Revelations arrive
within a collective

yet invocation
slides
within a style

celebrations touch
upon a precarious journey
where fulfillment is met

defined by what?

that is the question

and yet
some are still looking for the answer

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To Touch Within Rhythm

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:27 pm

Blues find that way
to touch within that rhythm
of the soul

those visions
where voices soothe
a heart in the glimmering
moonlight

silent secrets bound
within those echoes
which flutter
into the shadows

counterpoint into
that boundary of time

warm sensuous moments
which circle in that
satisfaction

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Shaking Your Head

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:28 pm

Earth
touching within the horizon

sky
reaching through the clouds

moment by moment
as those seconds
fly on by

leaving one pondering

those questions
with answers
somehow never found

leaving one laughing
at themselves

yet realizing that some things
find that strange
sense of humor

that somehow
makes you shake your head

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Earth Spirit Rhythms

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:30 pm

Down Deep
beneath the dark earth
an earth spirit sound
knowing certain rhythms
that spoke to him

those eons of time
where mountains rose
molten lava
gives life
as a blood stream

where sometimes it erupts
and spews like an angry god

other times
it's calm
like a beach
where its sister
the ocean
rolls its sand in its own rhythm

some it rumbles
as earthquakes reminding some
that they don't have
the final word

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Someone Let The Lunatics Out

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:31 pm

Crazy things
that seem to happen lately

no logic
no reason

leaving one
wondering what the hell?

it's almost as if
someone let the lunatics
out of the nearby
sanitarium

someone playing with chaos
saying


let's see just what can happen

leaving one looking over their shoulder

hoping that the crazies
simply leave them alone

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He Hears The Call

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:33 pm

flying into the clouds
goes an eagle
following the Dolores River

feeling the freedom
as he soars

knowing that this
is a life he wants
within the wild

he hears the call
as it beats
within his heart

nature smiles
as life continues

may the wind flow
beneath your wings
as you continue
your journey

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Wild Woods

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:35 pm

Wild woods
raging within that wilderness
where life emerges

a breeze
flows through my hair

and somehow
it energies me

Why?

maybe I feel
the spirits
that live here

birds chattering
among themselves

conversations
understood only
by themselves

ancients
at one time
lived and ruled here

yes we still
feel their presence

and we honor you

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Spoken

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:36 pm

Spoken from the heart
tis said
yet does one?

we see this world
with such cynicism

truth is sometimes forgotten

why?

because we assume
that someone else will tell it

and we don't walk the walk
most only...
talk the talk

we need to ask the question
why?

and keep asking it

until someone finally
simply listens

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Memories That Touch The Soul

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:38 pm

Green pools
where a slow current runs
trout rising to grab a bug
sandstone ledges
on an overlook
pinion pines rise against the upper side
of the mountain
bluebelly lizards sunning themselves
the latter gather to catch a fly
a waterfall flowing down a box canyon
sagebrush blooming
where one can smell the scent
that reminds one of the southwest
the cry of of a bald eagle
the yip of the coyote
howling on a full moon
memories that touch the soul
whispering...
remember me

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Quick Is The Hunt

Post by carndo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:39 pm

overlooking the sandstone cliffs
eyes leer in from the shadows
awaiting the prey

there the cougar leaps
and knocks down the deer
in a moments notice

so quick is the hunt
the cougar kills
its prey

the mother yelps
for her children
to come eat

in the distance
from the underbrush
comes two cubs
to join their mother
for the feast
that is to come

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