Posted in General Interest, Nature, Poem/Poetry, Spirit

the wordless mystery

FullSizeRender-4abundance lifted on the arc of time
then the folding in ~
the circular successions of creation and negation
forever changing, dark and luminous
nature and destiny, coming and passing
ever active, whole, eternally nameless
the wild river, the still mountain
the wordless mystery

© 2016, poem and photograph, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved

Posted in General Interest, Nature

Solitude, wild rain … and the writing itch …

12219406_790683201040275_4547427200115752178_nOh wild, wonderful rain during the night and into the morning, billowing in wind-gusted torrents.

For some time it drenched the walkway, forming puddles under the palms and the birch, and soaking the good brown earth below.  Thank goodness I’m alone here.  Sweet solitude, wild rain, and the writing itch.

“This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
And nestlings fly”
Thomas Hardy, “The Complete Poems”

© 2015, words and photograph, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved

Posted in Flowers, Flowers, Trees & Gardens, General Interest, Nature, Poem/Poetry

blue echo

California Scrub Jay
California Scrub Jay

Silent, but for cunning corvidae, they
of song, sub-song, caw, click and rattle
On ghostly air currents they levitate
high above the quiet fragrant turf
And all the while the heart spins
on the rose garden’s pulsing colors,
kindling fancy into inspiration

A fabled coalition of migrant birds
arrives to sit a spell, to catch a breath of
white jasmine on a breeze that speaks
the tongue of aleppo, while under the ginko
words are braided into narrative thread,
yarns pulled from earthy green waves
and that blue echo of peace called sky

© 2014, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved; Photo credit ~ California Scrub Jay by Samsara under the CC A-SA 2.0 generic; corvidae include crows, ravens, rooks,jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs, and nutcrackers.

Posted in General Interest, Nature, Poem/Poetry

old woman, sea

800px-Caribbean_Ocean_view_from_Bodden_Townshe’s as playful as spray
and as prayerful spume

in peace
and in turmoil
drumming the shore
persistent in her
giving and taking
free of any filters
as wild and dangerous
as any old woman
who says what she thinks

© 2015, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved; photo, Caribbean Sea view from Bodden Town, Grand Caymen by Lhb1239 under GNU General License 

Posted in Flowers, General Interest, Nature, Photograph/iPhoneography, Poem/Poetry

oppressed by the sun


the heat and humidity
the day oppressed by the sun
the night sky is overcrowded
the pitted moon superfluous

i’d rather be cool
a blue lotus, floating
on a shimmering pond
a soulful thing,
solitary by day, and
in the cool night
eyes relieved of
the unremitting sun

© 2015, poem and photograph, Jamie Dedes, All right reserved