Dreaming in fractions

The ancient eavesdropper

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Leaves pressed between
pages of water & earth,
marking the passage of time,
placeholders for all seasons.

Off the high dive –
falling silently into the flow –
effortlessly drifting downstream –
letting the river take me –
autumn leaf.

A gulp of swallows
swoop over the river
nabbing insects.

Water striders
stirring colors & light
on a mercurial canvas
Impressionists.

One long secret
whispered into my ear
west wind.

Leave no stone unturned —
bring to light the mysteries of life —
reveal the sublime side of all things.

Pacing catacombs
of flesh & bone —
absorbing every
beat & echo —
our heart plumbs
the depths of soul.

Moths huddle
around a dim light
on a darkening street —
I dream
in fractions —
under a
quarter
moon.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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12 Responses to Dreaming in fractions

  1. Mish says:

    This is absolutely stunning from start to finish!

  2. Carrie Birde says:

    So much beauty here — “Pages of water and earth”, “A gulp of swallows”, “Pacing catacombs of flesh and bone”… wow!

  3. puzzleblume says:

    Beautiful to imagine by your words, from start to finish – I absolutely agree with Mish’s comment above.

  4. Sherry Felix says:

    One of your best. I really love it.

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