Category Archives: Inspiration

Menagerie of extremities

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
Slowly the deluge begins, tenuous raindrops the first to descend, wetting the earthen clay for nature’s ensuing stampede to sculpt with a menagerie of extremities. Through the window, my vagrant stare catches the last…

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Bitter breeze

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
A bitter breeze sharpens pointed maple leaves, throwing  them down one by one  like ninja stars, silently sticking their target, the ground  now blood red.

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The fine print (& other nonsense)

We must be aware enough to not only see the bigger picture but recognize distractions that keep us from reading the fine print. Music slices thru my brain at supersonic speed, booming & pulsating like an amplified heartbeat. My brain … Continue reading

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Thickening for winter, freezing time in its skin

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
Mountains tailored in autumn attire lose their leaves and lie naked, exposed to the bitter winter winds  until the first snowfall  drapes over the ground  with the soft satin grace  of a warm, white…

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Different light

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
My head hurts,  eyes burnt after  staring down  the sun,  but there was  a different light I could only find blinded  by wisdom. 

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Impatience kills

Impatience kills poetry — moments take their time to unfold in words — do not rush your muse — inspiration arrives on its own terms.

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Lengthening life

At  the end of my rope, I untied  the knots  holding me tight & l e n g t h e n e d  my life.

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Let pathos reign

Synchronize your heartbeat with seven billion souls at the drop of a poem. Let pathos reign when all else fails.

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Keep your chin up

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
Life has us over a barrel, splintering apart down Niagara Falls, just so we can hit rock bottom & know what it   means to keep our chin up.

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Closer

Originally posted on The ancient eavesdropper:
Keep your words close but silence closer.

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