16
November

An Ominous Sky

Am Ominous Sky
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Photo: Richard Stephen - 16-Nov-2012

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14
November

Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt
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Photo: Richard Stephen -14-Nov-2012

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29
October

October Moon

October Moon
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Photo: Richard Stephen - 26-Oct-2012

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24
October

Elsinore at Night

Elsinore at Night
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Photo: Richard Stephen - 23-Oct-2012

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12
October

Islands in the Mist

Islands in the Mist
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Photo: Rick Stephen - 10/12/2012

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11
October

Drama Over the Lake

Drama over the Lake
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Photo: Rick Stephen - 10/11/2012

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8
October

The Sky on Fire

The Sky on Fire
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Photo: Rick Stephen - 07-October-2012

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6
October

My Words Fail Me by Rick Stephen

Everyone has experienced those times when there are no words to express what you are feeling. Whether it’s trying to express your love for someone special or the depth of your sorrow and regret for having wronged them, sometimes words just fail us. We reach and grasp, stutter and falter trying to find that perfect sequence of words that will convey exactly what we mean. Other times, however, we are afraid to even try for fear our words will not only not relate our true meaning but in some way make things even worse.

My latest poem entitled my words fail me

blank white paper
waits to receive
thoughts that I have
dreams I’ve conceived

things that it seems
words can’t express
leaving true meanings
for you to guess

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29
September

A Desperate Darkness Under the Sun by Richard Stephen

Sometimes as a writer … sorry, I still have difficulty calling myself that … I find myself falling into routines, into ruts. You know, writing the same style and kind of poems. Certainly I still enjoy it but I begin to feel that I am stagnating, not developing as a writer. I feel the need to try something different to challenge myself and keep growing. This poem, A Desperate Darkness Under the Sun is an attempt to break out of the routine, to write in a different style on a completely different topic. I’m very much interested in your thoughts and suggestions on this one so please don’t hesitate to comment. I hope you enjoy it!

A Desperate Darkness Under the Sun

A desperate darkness settles on him
under the heat of the midday sun
with shaky hand he strokes the barrel
his only chance this glistening gun

His skin is blistered, red and dirty
the desert sun has had it’s way
many days has he been out here
three, no four, give or take a day

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28
September

Three Blossoms

Three Blossoms - Santa Barbara
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Photo: Richard Stephen - 22-Sept-2012

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