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He smacks her in the face
Then extends a hand

He cannot comprehend
Why she will not meet his palm with hers
My Love is Vengeance
that's never free... title inspired by 'Behind Blue Eyes'
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When I can believe
That I am loved,
That I too love;
Life, regardless of sorrow,
Pulses in vibrant song.

Yet when reminded
That we are selfish beings
Driven mad by ego, its relentless needs,
Such that true love,
Remains an addled fantasy;
No matter the sweetness of the moment
All of life proves death to me.

So living like the recluse that I am,
Wander on through desert sands –
There is no one here with me
To show that Love still stands
Amidst the frailties of our finitude.
Proof for the Existence of Love
Bit of a downer, apologies. Rainy day, leaves nearly all fallen - not even green to keep the lonely company.
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This lovely rendition of the Fly duet from Offenbach's Orpheus and the Underworld paints in clear terms the obvious sensuality and humor of our ancestors from the 19th century.

Watch Flies in Action! (some viewer discretion advised: sexual themes)
The hoopoe clears his eloquent throat,
Bird of Solomon
Preens his coat and waits
For his followers
To cross the mote
Into the eye of innermost reflection.

His crown is stark white, pitch black
And golden brown;
The magnolia weeps petals
At the sound of his proselytizing,
Her pale flowers drop
Quivering from hardy, waxen boughs

While the sage thrasher looks on
In silence.

She has heard many a song,
And lived long beside the talent
Of mockingbirds
And other mimids.

His speech is new yet familiar,
Stilted, though not like those
Who speak without experience.

His wizened song,
The hoopoe’s crown, enthralls her
But her speckled breast
Wears proud and still
Across a fevered heart.

'Does he know of what he speaks,
And does he practice his own art?
Or is his dignity a mere matter of show?
Whence comes this strange bird
And why do so many other winged beings
Fly willingly under his tow?

'Verily this one arrests my thought,
But is it not I who pass over
Plains and mountains
Year after year;
I who know heat, cold,
Abundance and drought;
I who have seen the riches
Of two continents,
And borne the burden
Of change’s harshest mysteries?
I who have sat long with loss
And life together at one table,
Who is this one
That his song should address me?'
The Hoopoe's Skeptic
I chose a bird native to North America to look upon the Eurasian hoopoe (Solomon's bird). The sage thrasher is in the same family as the mockingbird. It is a migratory bird with a shorter tail than other mimids, a speckled chest. I chose the magnolia to switch up the nightingale-rose stereotype too. I sort of imagined the hoopoe arriving in North America and preaching his usual thing about mystical quest for knowledge of the divine or what have you and the native sage thrasher being thrilled by the hoopoe's eloquence and appearance but not entirely convinced the hoopoe was the only bird possessed of transcendent wisdom. My biggest artistic inspiration for this would be 'Attar's Conference of the Birds.
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The day has made us strong

The light has taught us long

All stand together in the dawn
of Life

Though Sun seep from weary Bones

We are not alone

Infinite mercy made
A space
of finite clay

Filled with colors, love, and sound

Such that no one bit should ever
Walk alone

In this endless cosmos of parts
And hearts

You are not alone
United in the Whole
This I want to give as a gift to a friend/acquaintance and I'd love feedback for whether I should make any tasteful amendments.
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This lovely rendition of the Fly duet from Offenbach's Orpheus and the Underworld paints in clear terms the obvious sensuality and humor of our ancestors from the 19th century.

Watch Flies in Action! (some viewer discretion advised: sexual themes)

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Thanks, Copper!
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My pleasure, dearling! Thank YOU! :heart:
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