Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


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Mighty Succession

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earth
moves
reform

There is a beauty
In wreck and ruin
Where survival
Is the leading lady
Time worn
But still standing
The scars of violence
Begin to heal
Her pyroclastic flow
Long since dried
But deep down inside
Her core still burns

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem #1259 creating beauty and The Daily Post: Mighty

This is a photograph of Mt St Helens 37 years after her iconic blast.


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Mental Hegira

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As I stand on the precipice
I slow down my brain
Away from the city noise
Listening to my breathing
My steady heartbeat
The wind swirling around me
Carrying the sounds of voices
Ancestors who stood here before me
The caw of the crow
Observing me with amusement
For he already knows
What I am learning
To quiet myself
And let it be

in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered


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Veil

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My burning desire
Is to cast aside
My veil of self protection
To stand vulnerable
Naked, trembling
No longer transparent
Known
For who I truly am

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #105: Veil


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Fibonacci

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Rusty
Spiral
Curling outward
Metal against glass
Throwback to a bygone era
When car windows were rolled down by hand
To better smell the wildflowers on a warm summer night lit with fireflies

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #95: Creativity


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Reflection

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Pause
To take a look
Deep inside

Sometimes
What seems like the best hiding place
Gives us a false sense of security
When what we are really doing
Is trying to hide from ourselves

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #81: Reflections and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Security


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Autumn Voices

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After the geese are long gone
I sense the trace they leave behind
Their skyward voice a path
Fading off into the distance

Using these five words: [ GONE – SENSE – TRACE – VOICE – PATH ]

In response to The Secret Keeper: Weekly Writing Challenge #59


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Akasha

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Being in nature
I am reminded that
I am merely a portal
A channel for the universe
Part of a greater web
Of connections and purpose
And I find solace in the thought
All that have come before me
All that will come after me
Are part of a bigger plan

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge 59: Channel