Saturday, March 15, 2014

Elemental

 
I dream in color
of water and fire
of life and death
s~w~i~m~m~i~n~g
in my own fear
of unconsciousness

Linking up with Poets United

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  2. Magical lines in your art and in the poem...fire and water...how to keep balance...I think we do, when spill it out on paper/screen ~ thanks for keeping an eye on me :)x

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  3. at least you are willing to swim in it eh? some will get no where near their fears and thus live with them always in their shadows. i love the vividness in the first bit there....

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  4. Ooh, ooh, ooh. That pic jumped right out at me! Wouldn't want to take a little dip in that though. Happy weekend to you.

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  5. Oh, this is stunning. Reminds me of a repeating dream I USED to have about fire. Your poem ALMOST takes me back into that dream!

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  6. There was a time when I could no go to sleep. I guess I too was afraid of unconsciousness. I am glad this period is over. Very powerful poem, Kathryn!

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    1. That must have been horrible time, glad it's over for you too.

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  7. not sure i would want to go swimming in my fears :)

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  8. wow... you're bold enough to face your fears... i often deny that they're there...have yet to learn..
    nice new avatar as well...

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  9. Your words always lay bare the those things that frighten us - and by bringing them out into the open, give us the strength to face them. Love this mix of hot and cold in your image.

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    1. Thanks Brenda . . . you say the nicest things.

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  10. This is beautiful, the poem & the art is so evocative

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    1. Thanks Leanne, I loved the colors that came about in this image.

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  11. I love the contrast & that artwork is gorgeous ~

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  12. The color of the fears.. Swimming through the night... Beautiful

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  13. You find me wondering if fear of unconsciousness is worse than unconscious fear itself.
    Striking image to stir us up this morning.

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  14. I like the contrasts between fire and water, life and death.

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  15. Phew! This packs a solid metaphysical punch.

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  16. both the art and the words left an impression.. well done

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    1. Thanks I love it when it leaves an impression.

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  17. this is so vivid, vibrant and evocative....beautifully captivated the vastness hidden in both life and death...

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  18. the end comes as a surprise.. really powerful and true.

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  19. What a glorious painting! And your poem is perfection. Loved this!

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  20. I love short poems, I love this poem

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  21. Whoa! you're rocking my boat :-)
    Wonderful expression captured in both.
    ZQ

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    1. Thanks, never been told I've rocked someone's boat before. Love that expression.

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  22. Makes for restless sleep, doesn't it? I really relate to this.

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  23. Wow that artwork screams..so much said..I always dream in color and it fascinates me.

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    1. Thank you, I never realized that some people don't dream in color until a year or so ago.

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  24. Deliciously complimentary work, Kathryn and the cover of your book looks great too... With Best Wishes Scott

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    1. Thanks Scott, The book was an interesting challenging.

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  25. At least unconsciousness is gained! a subconscious awareness in screams of color.

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