Posted in Poems, Writing

The Mirror Is One Way

Angel Girl, 

what are you doing up here?

You should be playing

running

laughing

smiling,

glory of countless days

reflected in your eyes.

What happened, sweetheart?

Did your heart

your bravery

fool you so?

I can heal your hands

hold your soul

and gather the pieces

of chattered dreams.

But I can not heal your pain 

for you can not go back, 

Child.

The mirror is one way.

Only ten years old, never to see eleven. Last week, Joanna Ramos from Long Beach, California, had an appointment with Death. He was not dressed in black, Death, nor carrying a scythe. No, Death was dressed as a girl. A girl, the same age as Joanna.

They were rivals, these youngsters, fancying one and the same boy. And they decided to fight over him. Within one minute it was over. The fight. And Joanna’s life. A blood clot blocked her future.

I am devastated.

Posted in Animals, Nature, Photo

Proof!

Clouds were dominant today. They blocked the sunlight and suppressed any thoughts of spring. But the clouds will not fool me, noooooo. Because I have proof that the sun is getting stronger. Remember, last Saturday, when we went for a beer walk?

Come and see for yourself. Click to enlarge & slide. 

Photos © Marion

Posted in Poems, Writing

The Muse

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Candles

flames aflutter

in unseen currents

wrap their golden glow

around us

the Muse and I

float on a hint of music

where she is tempting me

luring me

in trance

my fingers stroke the keys

words alive in our minds

we create

A fury of shrillness

ruptures our haven

The Muse fades

startled

I call out to her

beckoning

and she returns

to fondle my ear

her whisper is faint

but I still hear her

eyes slightly unfocused

my hands resume

staccato rhythm

Again insistent sounds

pound on our bubble

shredding apart

what words remain

The Muse

translucent

hops onto my desk

crawls into a drawer

gently I try to lift her

but hazy eyes blink

she curls up

shimmers

gone

I curse, sigh

and pick up the phone

~

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Text and photo © Marion

MUSE – prompted by  

“The Muses in Greek mythology, poetry, and literature, are the goddesses who inspire the creation of literature, science and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture, that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths.”

Posted in Nature, Photo, Six Word Saturday

Spring Princess

Six Word Saturday

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Goodbye King Winter. Welcome Spring Princess!

Photo © Marion

And I am heeding her call!

* rushes out to feel the sun on her skin *

Off now to the forest. And Belgian sweet beer! 😉

Have a springful weekend!

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Posted in Animals, Photo

Photo: Frisky

Isn’t he a frisky one? I took this photograph during my afternoon walk today.

You can find this and other photos at Photos of a Dutchess. At the top is a link to get back to Figments.

© Marion
Posted in Culture/History, Nature

Living Bridges

This post is a reblog from Anake Goodall about the Living Bridges of Meghalaya, India. The message was so inspiring and awesome, I just had to share it. Please read the post straight from Anake Goodall’s blog.

For the ones who don’t want leave the safe environment of Figments ;), you can also watch the BBC film (five minutes) here. And admire a photo of the living bridges. And with ‘living’, I really mean living! I urge you to hit the ‘play’ button, for you will be thrilled. The people of Meghalaya are working WITH nature, not against it, finding ingenious natural solutions. I am in awe.

In search of the origins of the photo I used for this post, I came upon Malini Rajesh’ blog. There you will find more intriguing information on these bridges! 

Posted in Animals, Nature

National Geographic: Big Cat Week

National Geographic – Big Cat Week

Indeed, let’s save them! The big ones as well as our house tigers.

Kitty Bloger

Let’s safe big cats…

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