Sonnet Challenge #30

I wrote this one a few weeks ago while watching the Orionids meteor shower.  Next shower is December 13th.

Shooting stars

It’s in our hears to wish upon a star
that falls to earth, as if heaven had thrown
a penny in the fountain from afar,
thinking to make a wish all of its own.
Astronomers predict the meteors,
a stone’s throw from a passing comet’s tail.
Perhaps they wish upon them too, like us.
I wonder if they’re sad when wishes fail
to fall into their hands, and wonder why
the luck burned up with space’s Molotov
evaporating in the heat of sky,
leaving a streak for what we’re dreaming of.
Fall slow, fall fast, each shooting star a wish,
a hope, a joy, a heaven’s little kiss.

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From Science Alert: “This Volcano Erupted For 5 Years Straight, And The Photos Are Mesmerising” — sciencesprings

Science Alert 5 APR 2018 SIGNE DEAN You’re looking at a very rare type of lava fountain. (USGS) On 24 May 1969, a deep rumbling started within Kīlauea, the largest of the volcanoes comprising the island of Hawai’i. Looking up the slope of Kilauea, a shield volcano on the island of Hawaii. In the foreground, […]

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Newer work #69

Mixed media painting

#1257 Aurorae #3. Mixed media on panel, 14×11″, $180.

This is a slightly different treatment of Aurorae #2.  The refractured watercolor pieces came from the same parent watercolor painting, but I did not fill the entire panel with refractured watercolor, but finished it off in acrylic.  They’re also the same size but I chose the other orientation.  I thought also I would show it to you on the wall with oblique light.  One of the hardest things about selling my work other than in-person, is getting people to appreciate this aspect of it.

 

 

 

 

Mixed media painting

Aurorae #3, full front view

Newer work #45

Mixed media painting with stars

#1222 Gold Star. Mixed media on panel, 17″ diameter, $300

 

The inspiration for this came from a lady I talked to in Monterey – who loves anything with star shapes on.  So hopefully this will find it’s way into her heart.  I’m still unsure about the color corrections possible with the newer version of Photoshop Elements.  The changes no longer allow me to correct from the camera as I would wish.  This is actually quite a nice red, not too lurid!  It looks better hanging on the wall HERE.

A poem born on the back porch.

September 7th

I loved those dark September nights
sitting on the swing
remembering your first delicious kiss
like it would ever happen.

We looked up at the diamonds
spilled on night’s blue-black velvet
so we could choose which ones
would go in our wedding bands.

I loved the last smudge of milky way,
a thumbprint on heaven
before the rabbit brush bloomed.

I loved those damp September mornings
hanging onto pre-dawn
with a cloud full of anticipation,
a present as gray as an area of future.

We looked into each other’s eyes,
mutual sapphires of the soul
and listened to the silence
as if it were the only space between our heartbeats.

You took my hand and promised to speak to the council
within the month about our future together.
Like it would ever happen.