Day One Hundred: 31st October 2012

SUMMER

Dragonfly wings beating,
Baby magpies squawking,
A mosquito buzzes,
Silky thin spider threads draped across green grass blades.

A bull frog gurumping in the distance,
The rustle of gumleaves in a light breeze.

The slow warm hum of a summer evening…

Summer: Pastel on Handmade Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2012

Day Ninety Nine: 30th October 2012

EMERGING BLOOMS

Restless thoughts,
A tangled jungle,
Needing to be felled,
Or simply weeded and pruned?
Remove the strangled undergrowth,
And cultivate the emerging blooms…

Emerging Blooms: Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2012

Day Ninety Eight: 29th October 2012

A GHOSTLY IMPRINT

Smoke unfurls, a ghostly imprint,
In a room littered with unseen debris,
And an agonising dankness cloaking the air.
The walls, once silent witnesses, now groan ,
And from nowhere a cold breeze swirls,
An echo of pain reverberating.
The spiritual ephemera of actions long past,
But never forgotten.

A Ghostly Imprint: Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2012

Day Ninety Seven: 28th October 2012

THE BEACH

The sand was hot
on that fateful day
watching you in a blue swimsuit
clinging to a tanned body
skipping toward the cool water
sun hat in hand
carefree, smiling.

But the passage of time is cruel,
And the smiling has ceased,
The skipping too,
And the sand is cold.

The Beach: Paste on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2012

Day Ninety Five: 26th October 2012

THE OTHER SIDE

Red rimmed eyes,
Sunken to watery depths,
Stare aghast over a sharp ridge,
Afraid of what lay,
On the other side,
Scared it may be better…

Better on the other side: Pastel on Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2012

Day Ninety Two: 23rd October 2012

SHIMMERING BLUE

A shimmering blue light tugged at my mind,
Coaxing me from cosiness and fuzzy fantasies,
Real life a white slit between my eyelids,
Too bright… I turn away,
Sinking back into the warmth
Of dreams within a dream.

Shimmering Blue: Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2012

Day Ninety One: 22nd October 2012

CYPRUS

Collected while walking,
A woody fascination,
Surface intricately patterned,
Rough to touch and unevenly faceted,
Yet the same design repeated,
Evolved to perfection,
A gem of Mother Nature.

Cyprus: Pen on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2012