27
September

Sunny Side Up! – Matilija Poppy

Sunny side up! - Matilija Poppy
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Photo: Richard Stephen

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23
September

Morning Haze

Morning Haze
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Photo: Richard Stephen - 21-Sept-2012

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21
September

Morning Clouds

Morning Clouds
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Photo: Richard Stephen - 21-Sept-2012

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17
September

A Beautiful Pain – by Richard Stephen

I’ve been suffering from a couple of long bouts with writer’s block. This latest bout has lasted just over a month. The previous bout was also about a month long and was broken by the production of a mere two poems. I’m sure many of you can relate to this frustration!

This stretch was broken by a poem inspired by a conversation with a dear friend. “A Beautiful Pain” is a personal rumination on a Shakespearean theme from Romeo and Juliet, in particular the famous lines “parting is such sweet sorrow”. I hope you will find it worthy of your time. Thanks for reading!

“Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

– Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet Act 2, scene 2

A Beautiful Pain

To Romeo did Juliet eloquenly opine
of a sorrow I’d never claimed as mine
how good night brings such sorrow,
a void unfilled “till it be morrow”

Though I’d read so many times
the master poet’s poignant rhymes
and watched enacted this very scene
I’d not grasped what it truly means

read more …

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4
September

Hibiscus Blossom

Hibiscus Blossom
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Photo: Richard Stephen - 4-September-2012

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16
August

Everything is Just Ducky

Everything is Just Ducky
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Photo: Rick Stephen - 19-April-2012

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12
August

Clouds in Contrast

Clouds in Contrast
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Photo: Rick Stephen - 19-July-2012

This beautiful cloud formation I photographed last month makes a beautiful study in light and contrast. You really must click and enlarge this one to appreciate it.

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6
August

Micropoetry – 8/06/2012


sleepless hours of the early morn
from you being too long torn
out in the darkness where I find
you haunt the recesses of my mind

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25
July

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay
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Photo: Richard Stephen - 16-July-2012

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9
July

Come the Sun

This poem is a reflection on setting your hopes where they cannot be realized. Just like the most pleasant and vivid of dreams, try as you may you will eventually wake up to reality. It is called Come the Sun and you can read it in it’s entirety on HubPages. Thanks for taking a look!

Come the Sun

God, she was too perfect
though she was but a dream
a figment of my imagination
existing there only it seems

She saw me for who I was
always seemed to understand
offered me her friendship
extended me her hand

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