Afterwards

still warm
crumpled sheets
your smell
wafting

jazz tunes
softly humming
your taste
lingering

cozy blankets
snuggling deeper
I lay
wondering

Water Soluble Ink Block on Handmade Paper

Water Soluble Ink Block on Handmade Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2014

 

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Day One Hundred and Sixty Nine: 8th January, 2013

cold shiver
shaken hands
forlorn eyes
brittle memory

Watercolour on Handmade Paper

Watercolour on Handmade Paper

Day One Hundred and Sixty Five: 4th January 2013

Swirling across the open paddocks,
It rushes and weaves,
Caressing bark and blade,
Buffeting dry rustling leaves,
Invisible it travels,
Gaining strength,
While gradually slowing,
A cool breeze.

Watercolour on Handmade Paper

Watercolour on Handmade Paper

Day Eighty Three: 14th October 2012

MEMORIES

Smells of the bush hover, silent in the air,
Earthy, sweet aromas waft, tickling my nostrils,
The dry leafy carpet crunches and crackles underfoot,
Hands brush against smooth silver bark, caressing,
Shimmering above, a silver canopy hangs,
Reflecting a softly dappled mulch carpet,
Breathing in nature, tastebuds tantalised,
Gumtree gems are collected to admire later.
Memories of a childhood long past,
And almost forgotten.

The Bush: Watercolour and Ink on Australian Paperbark

© Dawn Whitehand 2012

Day Forty Four: 5th September 2012

THINKING OF BLUE

Thinking of blue, I fall into a dream,
Of being tossed and turned.
My body a plaything for invisible hands.
Icy sharp finger nails
Scratching my ankles,
Fingers pressing against my feet.
Fear at first fades to wariness,
Objects moving across the room,
Still my body rises and falls.
Writhing in a spasm, I awake,
Sensations so real
I wonder if it was dream.

Thinking of Blue: Watercolour on Unbleached Paper

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2012