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Sunrise In Lake Charles — Down On The Bayou   Leave a comment

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Lake Charles Sunrise-2716 blogSunrise In Lake Charles (May 22, 2017) — Images by kenne

Down On the Bayou

The cypress swamp around me wraps its spell,
With hushing sounds in moss-hung branches there,
Like congregations rustling down to prayer,
While Solitude, like some unsounded bell,
Hangs full of secrets that it cannot tell,
And leafy litanies on the humid air
Intone themselves, and on the tree-trunks bare
The scarlet lichen writes her rubrics well.
The cypress-knees take on them marvelous shapes
Of pygmy nuns, gnomes, goblins, witches, fays,
The vigorous vine the withered gum-tree drapes,
Across the oozy ground the rabbit plays,
The moccasin to jungle depths escapes,
And through the gloom the wild deer shyly gaze.

— Mary Ashley Townsend

Break the Chains of Your Thought   Leave a comment

Sea Gull_2015 05 03_0490 blogSea Gull (Lake Charles, LA, May 2017) — Image by kenne

“Your whole body… is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see.
Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too…”

— Richard Bach

What?   1 comment

What? (A poem written while en route to a Lake Charles Casino, June 23, 2008. He’s the pool guy, she’s the gambler.)

More trucks in used car lots,
less on the freeway

Fewer at Starbucks,
but not at my icehouse

Fast traffic on the right,
slow on the left

Fire sales on
“mother” of Texas trucks

While I go on listening
to the sound machine

Bringing back memories
of the Double Bayou

Yellow buses grazing
under a cotton-ball sky

Arriving at the casino,
where all the SUV’s have gone

Wake me when it’s over,
for it’s a family affair

But, just remember
I ain’t your dude

So you can’t buy me with
a “Two-Step” lottery card

Make it a beer or two
at the pool-side bar

Times are different,
so continue lying to me

— kenne

Posted June 23, 2008 by kenneturner in Commentary, Poetry

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