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Mandala coloured in by me.

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Stripped to the basics

All we can see are curves

They swirl around

Emitting light at various frequencies

Colours are etched onto our brains

Through eyes taught to see

By repetition


Like Pavlov’s dogs


We learn to see what others see

Once named we can never reverse

So much remains in the dark

We draw our squares and rectangles

Triangles and lines

Any number of sided shapes

Banish the evil to outside


Still we police in corners with brandished light

Whilst knowing all the time

We only see in circles and curves

Light inside dark inside light

They swirl together in balance

In the patterns of the universe



Copyright July 2015

A Trio of Tanka

Starlight dot to dot

Arc across the nighttime sky

Glittering snail trail

Celestial artistry

Imaginary crayons




Cross the bridge from night

Dance in early morning light

Shimmering rainbows

Coloured flutter of winged dreams

Lorikeets gossip and fight





Voluntary sigh

Choosing to weep for this earth

Destructive humans

All encompassing chaos

Age of new Aquarius



Copyright March 2013