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has there ever been
a blossom…
a flower…
a bloom…
such as this?

exotic
exquisite
enticing
enchanting
…..ethereal

my sensuous cactus flower

i breathe in
the delicate scent
…intoxicating…
like wine
drunk too fast

eliciting
a primal urge
to seduce…
or succumb…
either will do

too fragile
to touch
except with
warm breath…
or tip of  tongue…
or ever-so-lightly
with fingertip

center
ready
to
explode
with
pollen…
seed…
passion!

my beautiful cactus flower

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absolutely stunning guitar playing!

“Passionflower”  Jon Gomm

i would like to thank  Ainsley Allmark for so generously allowing me the use of  his gorgeous photograph.   his poem posted on 22 November 2011 along with this photograph was a gogyohka ~

Dusted
he thought
I was
a
pollinator 

to see more of Ainsley’s stunning photographs and amazing poetry, please visit his blogs at  Dolphin Ainsley,   Dolphin MuseDolphin Visions,  and DolphinDancer’s twitpic photostream  or click on any of  the other  Dolphin listings in the blogrolls at the bottom of  this page.

click  HERE  to learn more about Schlumbergera  {cactus flowers}

originally posted  22 March 2012

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Imitating Deafness { guest post by Ainsley Allmark @DolphinDancer }

 

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Wrinkled skin

Tired plum turns face

To the…..Read More

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“The Sound of  Silence”   Simon & Garfunkel

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my good  friend,  Ainsley Allmark,  has  graciously allowed me to reblog his poem  “Imitating Deafness”  ~  a poem which is one of  his best in my opinion.  you can  find his poetry  at his main blog   Dolphin Muse   or   poetry  { and photographs }  at any of  the other  ‘Dolphin’   blogs in the blogroll at the bottom of   this page.  i would like to thank Ainsley  for agreeing to let me share his beautiful poem with you.

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image ~   “Head of  an Old Woman”     Hieronymus Bosch
{  public domain }

Very little is known about the artist Hieronymus Bosch  (born c. 1450 died 09 August 1516.)  His date of birth,  thoughts,  writings,  personality and the meaning of his art have all been lost to time…..Read More

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“The Sound of  Silence”   Simon & Garfunkel

lyrics ~

Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walk alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.

“Fools” said I,”You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you.”
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the signs said, ‘The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whisper’d in the sounds of silence

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SPARK 16 by Ainsley Allmark and dani harris { redux }

SPARK 16

Ainsley Allmark

Blackbird

Inspiration piece

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blackbirds

by dani harris

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sun low on the English horizon
silhouetted in a tree
blackbird calling to his Love

here i am,  my Love
waiting patiently
here i am,  my Love
please,  come to me

i hold my breath
to better hear his song
blackbird calling to his Love

here i am,  my Love
and here i will be
here i am,  my Love
until you come to me

i close my eyes…
hear a soft beating of  wings
blackbird calling to her Love

here i am,  my  Beloved
and here i will stay
by your side,  my Beloved
until my very last day

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complete
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by dani harris
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Inspiration piece
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not the light of the sun
nor the dark of the moon
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not the flicker of the stars
nor the tail of a comet
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not the tides of the sea
nor the petals of a flower
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nothing in all the galaxies
can compare to our love
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you are mine
i am yours
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we are complete
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SPARK 16

Ainsley Allmark

Love

Response piece

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this post is to mark the entry of  the collaboration between  Ainsley Allmark   and  i  into   SPARK 16.

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we hope you enjoyed reading this as much as we enjoyed writing and working with the photographs.

see Ainsley’s photographs and poetry at    Dolphin Muse,    Dolphin Visions,    Ainsley’s DolphinDancer twitpic photostream    or  click on any of  the Dolphin links at the bottom of  this page.

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see Ainsley and my entries into
SPARK 15   HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 14   HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 13   HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 12   HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 11   HERE   and   HERE

see my additional entries into
SPARK 10  HERE   and   HERE
SPARK 9    HERE   and   HERE

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originally posted  21 November 2012

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“Blackbird”    The Beatles

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forgotten moments { guest post by Ainsley Allmark @DolphinDancer }


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Forgotten moments
Hinted by a sudden thought

Wondering where
It came from

Wondering where
They
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“Forgotten Moments”   Masako

my good friend,  Ainsley Allmark,  has graciously allowed me to reblog his poem  Forgotten Moments”  ~ a poem which is one of  his best in my opinion.  you can find his poetry  at his main blog   Dolphin Muse   or poetry  { and photographs } at any of  the other  ‘Dolphin’   blogs in the blogroll at the bottom of  this page.  i would like to thank Ainsley for agreeing to let me share his beautiful poem with you.

image ~   “Bindweed”    Ainsley Allmark
{ thank you for allowing the use of  your photograph,  Ainsley }

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✶ ☽◯☾ ✶ at night ✶ ☽◯☾ ✶

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all my life i  have stayed awake from dusk  ’til dawn
for all my life i  have been in love with the Moon

all my life has been spent separate from humanity
for all my life i  have been devoted to Her alone

at night
when the world is quiet
while others sleep
i  talk with the Moon

no,  i  must admit…   i  talk  to  the Moon
for Her only response is a howl upon the wind

moonbeams drift in through the open window
but dance just beyond my reach

i  send my adoring thoughts to Her
on stars that shoot across the sky
no answer ever comes
Her only response is a howl upon the wind

i  see Her looking down upon me
though She pretends to notice naught

She knows i  am hopelessly moonstruck
of  that i  am quite certain

i  whisper sweet nothings to Her
i  sing tender songs of  love
i  promise my heart to Her for all eternity
but Her only response is a howl upon the wind

now my life is coming to its end
a life filled with a fool’s dreams

in my desperation
i  stand naked,  howling at the Moon

at long last She embraces me
and carries my soul home to Her forever

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“Moondance”   Michael Buble

photograph ~  “Moonrise – Fool Moon”   Ainsley Allmark
{ ©Ainsley Allmark   @DolphinDancer  ~ used with permission (thank you Ainsley!) }

this is my submission to ~

I Must Refrain…..   at    imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:   write something with a refrain… or don’t


thank you,  Herotomost!

posted by  dani   12 July 2014

“Moondance”   Michael Buble

lyrics ~

Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
‘Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush

Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with you, my love

Well, I want to make love to you tonight
I can’t wait ’til the morning has come
And I know that the time is just right
And straight into my arms you will run
And when you come my heart will be waiting
To make sure that you’re never alone
There and then all my dreams will come true, dear
There and then I will make you my own
And every time I touch you, you just tremble inside
And I know how much you want me that you can’t hide

Can I just have one more moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with you, my love

Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
‘Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night’s magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush
One more moondance with you in the moonlight
On a magic night
La, la, la, la in the moonlight
On a magic night
Can’t I just have one more dance with you my love

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