Category Archives: Observation

Shadow Selfie as Self Realization Art

In a picture of the black and white lines of a playground, I find myself an alien being with angled arms, tilted head And strangely straight legs. Where is the crooked woman I see in the mirror? Yes, arms and … Continue reading

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The Artist-Poetry and the Visual Arts

Selfie by Quinn Clarice Mae DeRuiter The Artist I walked behind the old city at twilight. There, a wood called to me. Entering it wrapped me in a twilight mystery. Eyes, I felt them just there behind a wall topped … Continue reading

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Woman on the Wall-Poetry & the Visual Arts

from a collage in soft pastels and pen by Quinn Clarice Mae DeRuiter The Woman on the Wall carries stories hidden behind her closed eyes. Her vibrant red lips sealed shut,   a story speaks in a blue feather. Its … Continue reading

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Stages of Spring from a University Parking Lot

  March in Bay Area California-the grass is new green.  The trees think flowers. At twilight trees lengthen their shadows.  Here and there the basic shapes of silvertone instead of color.   Later the trees in full bloom catch some … Continue reading

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Under a Black Diamond Sun-Poetry from Art

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Through the Window

  I exercise in front of our west facing windows.  Through one window a pair  of oak trees stand on top of a hill. The trees say I must speak for them. When California burned and smoked the air, I … Continue reading

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Dying Green-The beginning of an irreverent series on growing old

Dying Green Should be a serious event. Unexpectedly, It isn’t Yesterday we bought a plot For my spouse Right next to me On a hill overlooking A meadow shouting green And a forest singing wind. This morning he says, “You … Continue reading

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Iphoneography-A Gift of Being Slow

While my spouse throws balls for our busy herder, I walk around the park and enjoy the gifts that nature creates for my phone handy camera. Early Spring and Cow Talk Late Spring-A Tree Frames a Meadow  

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Hana Rain

Purple skies at moonrise Plum near to dark Rain clear floating  Grapes on water Drenched in laughter Walk to room through New sprung rivers In Hana nothing matters But green rioting all day Weather that paints the sky And love, … Continue reading

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The Long Lapse or How an Imagination Took a Leave of Absence

Several things made my imagination go awry.  At the beginning of the lapse, my mind was consumed by the events that seemed to have America on a strange and sliding path.   I felt I had a front row seat … Continue reading

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