A Halloween Story

Corina Ravenscraft (dragonkatet), a member of The BeZine core contributor team, posted this on Facebook.  I enjoyed it and thought you might too.  If you’re celebrating, enjoy the festivities.

Happy Halloween!

Wishing you all sort of treats and no tricks.

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old woman, sea

800px-Caribbean_Ocean_view_from_Bodden_Townshe’s as playful as spray
and as prayerful spume

in peace
and in turmoil
drumming the shore
persistent in her
giving and taking
free of any filters
as wild and dangerous
as any old woman
who says what she thinks

© 2015, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved; photo, Caribbean Sea view from Bodden Town, Grand Caymen by Lhb1239 under GNU General License 

oppressed by the sun


the heat and humidity
the day oppressed by the sun
the night sky is overcrowded
the pitted moon superfluous

i’d rather be cool
a blue lotus, floating
on a shimmering pond
a soulful thing,
solitary by day, and
in the cool night
eyes relieved of
the unremitting sun

© 2015, poem and photograph, Jamie Dedes, All right reserved

the autumn world


the autumn world, turning brown
like cascades of wild ivy
living rough, by winter’s door

© 2014, poem and photograph, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved