Monday, 14 September 2015

070 family ties

the sweetest sensibilities
of hearth and home
are cherished
and nurtured
in many forms

©Kim Magennis 2015

Saturday, 12 September 2015

069 icy seas

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what will people
make of ancient images

will they disbelieve?
will they marvel or grieve?

when this world grows hot and dry
will they dream of snow and ice?

©Kim Magennis 2015

Friday, 11 September 2015

068 carvings

we give great honour
to carvers of wood and stone

we admire proportions
and texture and tone

that nature was the first
master carver

with subtle tools
and infinite patience
she outdoes the least of her creatures

©Kim Magennis 2015

Thursday, 10 September 2015

067 icefall

we look to the stars for mystery and grandeur
when right before our eyes
the miracle of water
a crystal sculpture
of light

©Kim Magennis 2015

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

066 mother-love 04

how precious
to this one's heart
is her child

how pure
is this one's love

That she is not like me
can never devalue
the currency
of her mother-love

©Kim Magennis 2015

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

065 beauty aloft

we take the things we
for granted
and assume our experience of them
all there is

even those things we
are wondrously strange 
if we see them
as really they are

©Kim Magennis 2015

Monday, 7 September 2015

064 gentle conversations

gentleness and affection
are not
exclusively human conversations

mankind is apt
to think
it created
the finer emotions

©Kim Magennis 2015

Saturday, 5 September 2015

063 storm

as a storm brings rain
chaos brings change

©Kim Magennis 2015

Friday, 4 September 2015

062 clouds

Great cloud sculptures
adorn the sky
unperturbed by human scurryings

Like vast pillars of  ocean foam
they drift,
coagulate and then dissolve.

they shiver with power
and bless the land with their tears.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Thursday, 3 September 2015

061 habituation

The thing about beauty-perceived
is that 
when there is a lot of it 
we become blind to it.

Because it is not rare
we forget to care.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

060 lovers

Lovers on the dance floor
- a universal mating ritual -
Observe the intricate steps of
defense and attack
and ultimate surrender.
Lover and Loved
parry and block
regroup and engage again.

©Kim Magennis 2015

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

059 water ballet

Context is everything.
If we offer the right environment,
anyone can be 
graceful, elegant, and beautiful.

The converse applies.
Even the most magnificent soul
can be diminished
if it is out of place.

©Kim Magennis 2015