Category Archives: Poetry

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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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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An Emu Laying in the Grass

an Emu laying in the grass   Gives his weight to the earth his body lies on the soft green grass of spring it is this complete giving of himself: to the moment, the grass the just born spring that … Continue reading

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Hana Sunrise

Hana meditation Birds an expansion Of sound Breeze saturates Your skin      a calm Hana morning Janice DeRuiter Eskridge 2017

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Mystery of Cats

  Who can know the mind of a cat? Trying, we watch them. Do their eyes give a clue? Intent, they notice us. Eyes slanted or open wide, do they, witch like, alter reality?   Or are their eyes simply … Continue reading

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Bay Bridge Oakland to San Franciso and Back Again-A Study through the Windshield

September float in air inside a suspended tent except   the old bridge diminished yet it anchors travelers to earth Shot with an  iphone 4s afternoon shadows lead us back wind clear air creates a fairy path over the bay … Continue reading

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Through the Windshield- A Skystudy

Lime Ridge, Walnut Creek iphone 4s skylght a vast bowl clouds a drift of images shifting changing tracking Freeway iphone 4s seasons trapped in time yet freed when the bowl shakes and winter crowds into summer Lime Ridge iphone 6s rain … Continue reading

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At Peace in Cypress Tree Sanctuary

Surrounded by cypress, the old dog lay. Surrounded by cypress the old dog gazed at the circles of branches in the sky. Surrounded by cypress the old dog knew it as his last time in the ancient circle of trees. … Continue reading

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