New Meaning

Burnt Barn...

Forced Solitary
Old walls come down
We must talk
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Light breaks the darkness
Building bridges heart to heart
Words hold new meaning
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“Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”
~Mizuta Masahide

Mish, at d’verse, asked what we can learn from all unsettling things that are happening around us. The quote by Mizuta Masahide shows that good can come from what most would consider tragedy. She asked us to write with this quote in mind.

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Tears of the Moon

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Tears of the Moon stream down evaporating in the abyss;
Memories of a blue planet rising and setting echo silently
off the Sea of Tranquility, they are quickly swallowed up
in fiery canyons and portals of a whole new world.
People have been gone for eons,
obliterated when the earth threw a world-wide tantrum
blowing its stacks // spitting fire and ice over everything
ridding itself of the leeches, ticks, and bedbugs known as humans.
Now its a new dimension of colored portals exuding light.
Silence speaks volumes on this Third Rock from the Sun.
The moon still shines, but the echo of voices is lost forever

Tears of the Moon painting: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Merril asked us to write a poem that includes some form of the world Echo. I decided to turn my painting into a sci-fi piece.

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Harvest Moon

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Harvest moon rises

 On Friday the Thirteenth eve

Once in our lifetime

No need for superstition

Snow falls on the peaks

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Painting B&W edit: Dwight L. Roth

Frank Tassone asked us to write a Haikai poem about the Harvest Moon. This one is very unique in that it comes on Friday the Thirteenth. It has not done that since the 1800s. We missed it here due to the much needed rain that came through last evening.

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Mare Tranquillitatis

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Sea of Tranquility //moon destination
Ranger crashed //Surveyor landed
Making way for an eagle’s landing
During my years of innocence back in1969.
Neil Armstrong left his mark
in that tranquil surface dust;
Realtor is now selling
acreages on the moon!
Celebs are buying!!
Duh!!

Painting: Dwight L. Roth

Lillian at d’Verse asked us to write a Quadrille of exactly 44 words using the word Tranquility. I had to think of the area of the moon that NASA chose for its Lunar landing.  According to Wikapedia, they crashed Ranger in the surface while sending photos back for them to study. Later Surveyor made a soft landing, sending back over 19,000 photos. When the first Astronauts landed on the moon, it was in the sea of tranquility. It got its name from the Latin: Mare Tranquillitatis

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Howling Wolf Moon

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Last night we experienced a unique Lunar Eclipse. Our January (winter) Blood Moon, or Wolf Moon, occurred with the red phase around midnight. It was directly overhead, so not as big as if it had just come over the horizon. I shot several photos with my 200mm zoom lens, but not having a tripod left my images quite shaky. I liked the effect and am sharing them with you in my post today!

Wolf Moon brilliant white

Earth hides sun // Moon turns to Blood

Keeps running circles ’round us

 

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Perspectives

Earth Rise

In light of the events of this past week. it seems everyone has their own perspective on the charges made against Supreme Court Nominee Brent Kavanaugh. Some minds were made up before the hearings took place. It is very easy to become divisive when we choose to look at things from only one perspective. This painting I finished this  week helps illustrate what I am trying to say.

How we view something

Depends on where we’re standing

Step back //  look again

 

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Painting: Dwight L. Roth

Selfies

 

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While visiting the Muttart Conservatory last month we watched this couple unabashedly taking selfies in the pyramid housing the giant moon hung from the ceiling. There were a number of people walking through the exhibit, but they were so engrossed with taking their selfies that they didn’t seem to know anyone else existed.  How sweet to be in love.

It’s all about us

Selfies to remember this day

In front of strangers

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Tonight is open link at d’verse. Come join us at:  https:/dversepoets.com

 

Winter Moon Haikus

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The clouds over the winter moon separated the other night, just long enough to get these photos. It was more beautiful than ever with the accent of clouds passing over it. Following are three haikus I wrote to about the beauty of the winter moon. Perhaps this could be called a Hai bun plus two.

Bright celestial body

Haloed face peaking through clouds

Walking your runway

 

Moon 3

Tales from the dark side

Shadow your lustrous beauty

Are you hiding a myst’ry?

 

Moon 1

Orb of light shining

Through our compounding darkness

Recurring bright hope

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Super Moon

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The Super Moon was up early. Before the sun went down this guy was already sneaking up trying to hide in fading daylight.  I drove downtown thinking I could get the  moon shining against the buildings. The only thing I got was bright setting sun and a faded moon. Later in the evening as the sky darkened the moon shone bright. These are my photos.

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth