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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Harvey

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My heart goes out to my Gulf Coast neighbors. I want to say that the storm will pass and there are rainbows ahead but right now that seems trite and doesn’t bring solace. The impact of these devastating disasters lasts for years. In the current climate of divisiveness and anger, it gives me hope to see folks coming together and showing the best of humanity under such horrible circumstances.

For anyone who wants to help, here is a link to the Hurricane Harvey Facebook page with options for donation.

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #101: Rainbows


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Mortality

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In the night sky
Blink of an eye
A life passes by
Burning brightly with abandon

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #100: Mortality and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!