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lost
in the middle of a featureless plain
walking toward the horizon
when the sky is clear
and I can tell where it is
in a world with no landmarks
traveled by others who left no sign
who I ignored during their journey
pretending it would never be mine
out on my own now
carrying a few familiar things
to make it feel okay
to be lost
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2018 March offering  for the God of Winter by avalanchepark 2018 March offering for the God of Winter :iconavalanchepark:avalanchepark 1 0
Literature
revelation
spring reveals
all of winter's scars
the broken limbs in the forest
and the McDonalds garbage beside the road
spring reveals
the lie of  solid foundations
as the ground turns to slimy jello
that pulls off boots and sucks in car tires
spring reveals
the promise of life's renewal
as crows return to the ridge
and the birches turn red at the tips
spring reveals
what makes life possible
a reason to hope for the future
a warm sun as you pull out your boot
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Literature
life's reward
weary contemplation
of life without purpose
sleep without healing
and dreams without sex
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Literature
incomplete, complete
she holds my eye
resonating in the hollow
empty shell
of an incomplete life
she holds my eye
soft and pretty
echo of moments long past
the part I couldn't get right
she holds my eye
a person unknown
an illusion to provide
imaginations momentary completion
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Literature
the meaning of cats
a lifetime of cats
practice
for the joy and anger
for the care and concern
for the worry and death
of my own to come
a lifetime of cats
blessings
of humor and exuberance
of warmth and connection
unconditional and unencumbered
by human drama
a lifetime of cats
passing
as I withdraw from life
as I shut off new commitments
as I narrow my world
to those who still remain
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Literature
the future
thinking about the future
when machines can do everything
freeing us to discover
our ultimate nature
thinking of the future
wondering who ends up in control
of the machines that make the world turn
and what they do with the rest of us
thinking of the future
wondering if we are returning to Eden
when the machines can do everything
or being kicked out once again
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Literature
companion
in the night
all the connections fall away
and all that remains
is a hollow shell
wistful memory
and all that seems lost
a powerful  sadness wells up
into a hollow shell
then the old cat
jumps onto my bed
to see why I am crying
and fill my soul again
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Literature
prayer
I pray without belief
because what the hell, it can't hurt
and it feels good to talk to someone
even if it's only my imaginary friend
I pray without expectation
because I don't believe
but I wish it were true
that some form of justice and love was out there
I pray without relief
because my imaginary friend can't fix me
or the world
but it's nice to talk to someone
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Literature
happiness
happiness grows and dies
like the child
passing from uncomprehending delight
to grateful recognition
and she radiates like the sun
happiness that is deep
but unwary
fully felt because there is no context
we can grow deeper with time
wise and self assured
but never touch that moment again
when we knew joy without the certainty it would end
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Literature
Guardian at the gate
Winter tires on the car early
prescient action
winter descends
white sky and white ground
only relief the black skeletons
of the trees alive so recently
daughter returned to her life far away
mother survived a crisis back at home
worrying about the future
today I followed my ritual
using the snow to build a guardian at the gate
looking out on Route 15 and all my companions in this life
giving thanks we have gotten this far
giving thanks for those around us
giving thanks for the chance to build one more guardian at the gate
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Literature
beautiful sadness
she works at a stop on the road
a teenager in transition
from girl to woman
the image changing with the light
I stop for coffee
after another day
grinding down the pipe
between the two ends of my life
and it's always the strangest mix
the joy for her moment
and the sadness
that mine has past
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Literature
Quiet Moments
does she think of me
in quiet moments
at the end of her day
memories
when we were new
and she took my breath away
is there a warm feeling
in those reflections
and the same wistful sadness
I  feel
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Literature
Gold rush
pan your memories
like a miner in the gold fields
wash away the black sand
and bask in the treasure that remains
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Literature
Chromesthesia
we are all color and sound
we are all light and motion
believing an illusion
of something more in the world
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Literature
October
October
light and color
traveling
the same roads again
echoes
of other October days
friends
and tender moments
ghosts
alive again
in a rush
of light and color
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in the middle of a featureless plain
walking toward the horizon
when the sky is clear
and I can tell where it is

in a world with no landmarks
traveled by others who left no sign
who I ignored during their journey
pretending it would never be mine

out on my own now
carrying a few familiar things
to make it feel okay
to be lost
lost
middle aged journey has no happy end and less chance of meaning
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in the middle of a featureless plain
walking toward the horizon
when the sky is clear
and I can tell where it is

in a world with no landmarks
traveled by others who left no sign
who I ignored during their journey
pretending it would never be mine

out on my own now
carrying a few familiar things
to make it feel okay
to be lost
sudden
ecstasy
Vt May sunset
leaving the store

peach horizon
white sky blue blue
and clouds
stratified in color and shadow

warm
soft air
smelling like life
and happiness

I don't
yearn for heaven
I've been there
many times
feeding my head with deviant art
while London Grammar plays on YouTube
siren voice that fills the mind
like smelling an old familiar perfume
it brings dead emotions back to life
in a wave that overwhelms
feeding my head with deviant art
as the tears run down my cheek


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2018 March offering for the God of Winter
should have done more to define the facial features - tried to tweek the contrast here so there is some sense of it - I am not a sculptor  nor am I young any more and my devotion is tempered by the cold.  I have built some form of snow object or creature since we got this house many years ago as an act of recognition and celebration of the season. Less celebration now as the cold wears me down faster and spring sun seems like more of a blessing. In any case this is not meant to be an artistic offering but a cultural acknowledgement. Thanks to my daughter for running out of a warm house with her phone to humor an old man.
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avalanchepark
dale w martin
United States
Current Residence: East Overshoe , Vermont USA
Favourite genre of music: anything well done
Favourite style of art: anything well done
Wallpaper of choice: Glow in the dark stars
Favourite cartoon character: Zim
Personal Quote: yesterday's a memory ,tomorrow a promise , live today
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in the middle of a featureless plain
walking toward the horizon
when the sky is clear
and I can tell where it is

in a world with no landmarks
traveled by others who left no sign
who I ignored during their journey
pretending it would never be mine

out on my own now
carrying a few familiar things
to make it feel okay
to be lost

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RedTweny Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
!T!H!K!S! for having spent some your minutes in my gallery and for the favs...very appreciated ! So...a Llama for you ;) (Wink)
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Thank you for the fave! :thanks:
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Hello there! Thank you very much for all the :+fav:s
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Thanks for the Fav's!
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Hi, thanks for the fav, I hope you'll enjoy even the rest of my gallery, have a good day, bye!:) 

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Thank you for the fav  Cookie for You by Mirz123
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Thank you for the :+fav:! If you enjoy nature photography or digital art, feel free to check out my gallery for more :aww:

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