The Fifty Cent Tour

Sunday, August 17, 2014

10,000 lakes


Yell Sound, Shetland, 2014, R.A.D. Stainforth


time flew
though
just for a few of us

the rest stayed
stuck between rocks
& sand art ultimatums

beautiful sunsets being the reason

oh how we hastened
That Grand Goodbye, but...
oh how we lingered to go

2014-Rene

Sunday, August 10, 2014

north

keith haring via magpie tales


so which way
are you up for?

have you got yourself
a hunch
or a notion?

go on and
twirl your own
pinwheel signpost

or hop a ride
on a boxcar
sideshow

so which way
are you up for?

your toes
tripping up on
compass roses?

true north is
them good shoes
that brought you

through narrow streets
that defined &
confined truth

so which way
are you up for?

blaze a trail
that inspires
& ignites hope

light a fire
for the lost
to come find you

so which way are you
up to, which way
are you up for?

2014-Rene

Sunday, August 3, 2014

in the wink of a cowgirl's eye

Elizabeth Taylor on the set of "Giant"- photograph by Frank Worth


it's all in the wrist
these ol' rope tricks

what the arm
dangles

is merely
an accessory

a way
to pass the time

while i spin you
violet wild & plum dizzy

it's all in the eyes
this ol' cowgirl throws

a quarter inch 
of batted lash

goes for miles & miles of...
goodness knows

 2014-Rene

Sunday, July 27, 2014

majesty



my heart

a foreign country
waiting

wild
for a sun

waiting 
for a nod

from
the beautiful one

to come

2014- Rene

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

prodigy




tell-tale timber songs
escape
well pressed lips

you learned to play
the bridge by ear

for the morning crowd
& the church mice
scampering smugly

savouring crumbs
under your feet

2014-Rene



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

damsel


she
pinned
namesakes
in her hair
beckoning summer
igniting blooms that lit her way

© 2014-Rene

Sunday, June 15, 2014

voyager



i recall the tug
the inescapable call
my legs
their journey

a paper crane 
tossed through glass 
brewing perfect storms
my soul did not flinch

tribal drums coax
wild flickers 
from a distance
it's a jungle in here


© 2014-Rene

for Magpie Tales


Sunday, June 8, 2014

audio



stories
told in fractions
taken up
& wound around 
eager reels

life sounds 
captured mid air
taken in
& spun around
played by ear

© 2014-Rene

Photo via Magpie Tales Poetry Prompt