Posts Tagged ‘winter’

moving and a poem

February 3, 2014 2 comments

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Dateline: West Virginia. Our first item is that RT has officially moved in with his mother; perhaps not the optimal arrangement, but one that isn’t bad either. We are currently in process of redecorating (i.e., finding more room for RT).

& here is a poem that came to RT suddenly yesterday afternoon as he was getting himself ready for the monthly reading at a local tearoom. This is a somewhat wintry composition, though showing early and promising buds.


Death Dance


this wrinkling and withering,

maybe it will never end:

*****skin tough as bark,

*****face falling like tattered leaves

*****eye like

**********a spoiled apple.


take another pill, amend the flesh,

disappear the treacherous


leg spilling sand into soil like

a glass pouring out hours.

Hidden your mind then,

*****each twig, every

**********blade of grass your limb,

*****the spider weaves your name

*****the seed speckles

***********your eye—

everything is mazed and mapped: they

have to follow, to measure and decipher, each

step, each echo,

each love.

Copyright © 2014, The Rag Tree


ImageTerpsichore (1510-1511), Raffael. WikiCmns; Public Domain.



Evening Tanka 08/04/2013


Lyrical Love strikes again…   RT


Evening Tanka 08/04/2013.

tagged M

March 28, 2013 1 comment


farewell to winter…   RT

(reposted from Flickr Comments)


tagged M.

Roses Falling from the Sky


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We often (and with good cause) think of hail as a dangerous nuisance…here’s another perspective on the matter… RT

PhotoSmall hail fractured to reveal internal structure. Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. WikiCmns; Public Domain.


March 16, 2013 4 comments


the moon in her several moods…beautiful image & poems!  RT

(reposted from createthedawn)




March Haiku

File:Clarence H White-Winter Landscape.jpg


plastic tarp blown off

the rose is probably dead–

petal hangs ghost white


© copyright 2013, The Rag Tree


PhotoWinter Landscape, Charles H. White. Source: Camera Work, No. 3, 1903. WikiCmns, Public Domain.


Seagulls, Instagram, and Spring

February 19, 2013 1 comment


a study in winter…how lovely!…  RT

(reposted from nice & calm)


Seagulls, Instagram, and Spring.