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Psychedelic Thistle   3 comments

Sunset Trail HikePsychedelic Thistle — Image by kenne

— psychedelic thistle

On the Catalina’s

highest points

“thistles spike

the summer air “

now captured

in my mind’s eye

this Scottish rose

becomes my muse

as I raise a glass

of whiskey

to the dancing maids

of the highlands

in festive colors

that warm my blood

coloring different parts

of my brain

each overflowing

into the other

altering my state

of awareness

creating a new flow

yet another

basis of reality.

kenne

New Mexico Thistle Painting   4 comments

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampNew Mexico Thistle & Bee — Image by kenne

Thistles
by Ted Hughes

Against the rubber tongues of cows and the hoeing hands of men
Thistles spike the summer air
And crackle open under a blue-black pressure.

Every one a revengeful burst
Of resurrection, a grasphed fistful
Of splintered weapons and Icelandic frost thrust up

From the underground stain of a decayed Viking.
They are like pale hair and the gutturals of dialects.
Every one manages a plume of blood.

Then they grow grey like men.
Mown down, it is a feud. Their sons appear
Stiff with weapons, fighting back over the same ground.




			

Posted April 24, 2013 by kenneturner in Art, Information, Life, Nature, Photography, Poetry

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