MJ blathers

dark poet who loves to laugh


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Psalm-a-crostic

if it isn’t
do-able

could it be
Dieu-able?

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watercolor grays

infusion of indigo
with vibrant orange
on faintly puddled paper
spilling gray as colors
glide, combine
separate on narrow distinct
paths, creating edges
as of cumulus cloud
and recombine
storming to nimbus


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knitting life (a pantoum)

insert needle tip, wind yarn
draw loop through to interlock
slide to opposite needle
create whole, a stitch at a time

draw loop through to interlock
work without looking
create whole, a stitch at a time
without seeing consequences

work without looking
slide to opposite needle
without seeing consequences
insert needle, wind yarn


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light speed

light, hurrying along
across the universe
took years to reach
our telescope
arriving weak and faint
although purported to
be a full galaxy in itself
but i suppose going
that speed for twenty-three
million years could
tire just about anyone
mjNordgren 4/14/18
Great Basin National Park, NV


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discovery

first looking into the tide pool
in the rocks as the waves
rose and threatened
to drown it and me
i grabbed my braid to suck on
i was so astounded
at the treasure of rough
five-pointed stars and tiny
bi-valves, daddy called them
God’s critters needing
the sea, if not the pounding
“Must be a mighty Lord
to need and make
all of these,” i whispered
knowing not even
a bizillionth of it then