Black Dog Melancholia

Black Dog Melancholia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black dog melancholia

Seems to be
My natural state
I hate
that fact

I want to be all bright colored
Orange, Lime, Grapefruit, Pink
Apparently emanating a sweet citrus smell
And I work HARD toward that end

But some days
Exhausted
I wish I was comfortable
Nestled in the BlueGloom
So that life
Need not be
So effortful

But I’m not
So I put it forth
Searching for a way
To “STAY!” then walk away
From the black dog

*written to share in The Garden

Red Hawk

Red Hawk

Original Sketch by Kim Nelson

Red Hawk tail feather
Fell from the sky
Delivering message, meaning
And intent

I paid attention
Looked for roots
Of discontent

Sketched
In order to remember

Then let go

I AM
Now I know
That hawk is, too.

*Original Art available here

*Shared in The Garden

When

When will tendernes rule?

when
“When” Hafiz said, “will tenderness reign?”
When
will LOVE govern?
I
wonder
There’s a court you rule
that affects all near you,
so tell me.
When will tenderness reign?

Can it be
Reality?

YOU
tell
me

Prints and original available at Saatchi Art. If you see something you cannot live without, please contact me directly at kimnelsonwrites@gmail.com. I’d rather ship art to online friends and fellow poets/artists at a discount than send them off to strangers. :-)
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