Humming Bees

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Balefire leaves drifted from deciduous trees,
silently still, as an azure lake latched to perennial sky,
the rust-colored sunset slowly smothered sound.

Her midnight eyes were buzzing humming bees,
as Arcadian days bled across nebulous pathways,
my languorous core slipped to shadowed caves.

Copyright © 2018 – Brian Nettles. All Rights Reserved

Image Credit: Pixabay (darksouls1)

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A Rose for Sadness

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lucidity of mother moon was hollow in fractured eyes
punished for constructing rust colored rainbows
tears slid on swollen cheeks carving a metaplastic frown
little porcelain doll imbued in a paragon
of perfect melancholy madness — stars reticent Continue reading “A Rose for Sadness”

December Daydreams 10 – “She Always Sang to Blackbirds”

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As I continue on my journey to show appreciation to fellow writers, bloggers, acquaintances, and friends, on day 10 of my “December Daydreams” collection, I find inspiration from Alternative Sunny Days by K.T. Decker site name. K.T. is one of my first followers, a top commenter, and someone I enjoy reading regularly. You should check out her blog! Continue reading “December Daydreams 10 – “She Always Sang to Blackbirds””

December Daydreams 09 – “Conversing with Nature”

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As I continue on my journey to show appreciation to fellow writers, bloggers, acquaintances, and friends, on day 9 of my “December Daydreams” collection, I find inspiration from The Mush from the Hill. Please take some time to visit The Mush from the Hill. Continue reading “December Daydreams 09 – “Conversing with Nature””

December Daydreams 08 – “Singularity”

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As I continue on my journey to show appreciation to fellow writers, bloggers, acquaintances, and friends, on day 8 of my “December Daydreams” collection, I find inspiration from  Annie Scribes tagline “love letters born out of crumbs”. I am fortunate to have stumbled across Annie on Twitter a few months ago and became an instant fan. She also has an inspiring site that I encourage all of you to visit! Continue reading “December Daydreams 08 – “Singularity””

December Daydreams 06 – “Bold Dreams”

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As I continue on my journey to show appreciation to fellow writers, bloggers, acquaintances, and friends, on day 6 of my “December Daydreams” collection, I find inspiration from the site name “Never Silence The Madness”. I absolutely love the name. Today I offer you a tanka (5-7-5-7-7). Continue reading “December Daydreams 06 – “Bold Dreams””

Why I Pray For Rain

My poem was read for ReadMeSpeakMe on Twitter this past week. It’s such a wonderful experience to hear others read my work. On Friday’s, the writer releases their version. I thought I’d share it with all of you. ‘Why I Pray For Rain’ is a poem I wrote several years ago, a personal favorite, and was one of my most read poems on various platforms. I hope you enjoy.

 

December Daydreams 05 – “Silents Hours”

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As I continue on my journey to show appreciation to fellow writers, bloggers, acquaintances, and friends, on day 5 of my “December Daydreams” collection, I find inspiration from Basilike Pappa’s site name, “Silent Hour”. Basilike is an exceptional writer and one of my favorite sites to visit. I highly encourage you to visit Basilike’s site! Continue reading “December Daydreams 05 – “Silents Hours””

December Daydreams 04 – “No More Secrets”

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On day 4 of my “December Daydreams” collection, I find inspiration from Jill M.L. Kanewischer’s site name, “Cats Out of the Box”. Jill has such a wonderful, positive vibe to her site, and is one of my favorite top commenters. Switching it up, instead of writing poetry, I decided to write a short fictitious story. Continue reading “December Daydreams 04 – “No More Secrets””