aidan
 
Reply Thu 22 Jun, 2006 03:42 am
http://k.domaindlx.com/joepatrick111/winter%20trees.JPG

Trees

There is no forest.
There is but this:
Roots that are thirsting
Limbs that are reaching-
A longing for both earth and sky
Black boughs that lie sleeping
Spring's secrets are keeping
Dreams blossom in summer's green sighs.
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misses chi
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jun, 2006 05:08 pm
aidan.. fabulous! did you write this??
absolutely wonderful!!!
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aidan
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jun, 2006 05:10 pm
Yes I did. Thanks so much for your kind comment.
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Mathos
 
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Reply Sun 25 Jun, 2006 12:41 pm
Now that was nice, and it has only been on a short while.
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aidan
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jun, 2006 01:11 am
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Borderlands
This is where you've made your home
Not there, but here, where roots have grown
You grew beneath this piece of sky
it's here you dreamed and waited.

Your soul knows this small piece of earth
It's nothing less than life and birth
This air's the air you want to breathe
It's here you'll stand and die.

This tree stands right at the border of England and Scotland. I took this picture looking north from Hadrian's wall. I thought it was interesting how this one little tree marked that particular spot of demarcation between those two politically determined "countries" (although now it's a united kingdom- there was a lot of bloodshed that went into marking and keeping that particular border- as there is protecting and recreating man-made borders all over the world).
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jun, 2006 01:58 am
Eucalypts exhault the sky!
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aidan
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jun, 2006 04:11 am
Here's another little tree poem:
Mathos - strong mighty oak -once told me
" if you don't ask- you won't receive."
And once again, great lord of the forest
You've led me to believe.

Not really, Mathos - don't get a big head or anything. I think it's just those playful naughty little gremlins that love to romp these woods from time to time.

Speaking of which, if you're reading this Mathos - or even you dadpad - are either of you computer whizzes? There's some kind of crazy-ass **** going on with my e-mail and I don't know who to call or what to do to rectify it. Any suggestions?

Your poem was nice though dadpad. Did you mean "eucalyptus" though or "eucalypts"?

If you meant eucalyptus - that's true - and they smell nice too.

*Your location sounds painful by the way. How's that working out for you on a day to day basis. Oh, or maybe you're into that type of thing- Shocked Embarrassed Shocked nevermind - foget I asked.
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Mathos
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jun, 2006 05:13 am
There are times Aidan, when I feel totally convinced that you are not quite there! Rolling Eyes
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aidan
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jun, 2006 05:49 am
Why? What does that mean? What are you referring to?

My little poem? I was just referring to the fact that I said noone commented, you said you have to ask for things you want in life - and now look - presto - comments. I don't know what that last one means exactly - but it is a comment, isn't it?


I guess the other old adage I should remember is "Be careful what you wish for...." (Although I wasn't asking or wishing for anything particularly. I was just commenting on your wish for more comments).
I actually kind of like my loner status here to tell you the truth. It's just so much easier to know what the hell is going on when you only have to deal with yourself and maybe one or two other people you feel familiar with. That's actually something I've been quite surprised to learn about myself - because usually I'm a pretty social person- but I don't really enjoy talking to strangers or people I don't know all that much- unless they just have something really interesting to say, and then I enjoy learning more about a subject or viewing it from a different perspective.
But as a means to making friends, it's not as if you can really get to know someone here fully - and I find that a prerequisite to making friends in general.

What I do like is having a means of expression.

But for real, my e-mail is all messed up and I don't know what to do or who to call to get it straightened out. I know this is sexist - but I figured you guys being guys - if you're typical computer literate guys - might know more about it than I would. (I'm not saying that women in general wouldn't know- but I am a particulary technologically impaired type of person - even among most women).

Hope I cleared that up for you. Yes, I'm all there, so don't worry.
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aidan
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jun, 2006 03:02 pm
http://k.domaindlx.com/joepatrick111/shadow.JPG

Haiku - Shadow

Earthbound reflection
Black and leafless dormancy
A dark translation
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aidan
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jul, 2006 02:43 am
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Leafless Trees

I prefer my trees leafless
Denuded and skeletal-
good bones don't lie.

I like to see if they're
structurally strong -
foundationally rooted-

At home with the grace
of lyrical limbs.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jul, 2006 04:25 am
g'day aiden.

your questioning my use is the word Eucalypt is interesting.

Eucalypt = singular, a centuries old eucalypt groaned in the wind.

Eucalypts = plural. Fat and twisted, the eucalpts in the bottom paddock provided shade and shelter for stock

Eucalyptus = botanical term for the family of trees
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aidan
 
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Reply Wed 12 Jul, 2006 09:57 am
I didn't know that. And I like learning stuff like that - so thanks. Sorry if I sounded snappy - I'm just never very sure what's what around here.

Are you from Australia where eucalyptus trees are more common (than anyplace I've ever lived anyway- I'm just going by your greeting.)
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jul, 2006 05:45 am
aidan wrote:

Are you from Australia where eucalyptus trees are more common (than anyplace I've ever lived anyway- I'm just going by your greeting.)


Yes.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me!
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aidan
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jul, 2006 03:55 am
Beautiful poem.

I'd love to see Australia (and New Zealand). My parents went to Australia and my father said it's an amazing and beautiful landscape.
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aidan
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jul, 2006 04:46 pm
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Evening (Haiku)

After all of this
there is nothing but just this-
it will be enough.
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Lyn
 
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Reply Sat 29 Jul, 2006 03:30 pm
Oh Dear, your poems and snaps denote great loneliness or perhaps they denote your personal security in solitude. Would you care to discuss the factor?
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aidan
 
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Reply Sat 29 Jul, 2006 04:08 pm
No, but thank you for asking.
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aidan
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2006 11:13 pm
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Light (haiku)

Illuminated
Window to your house of sky
A promise, a psalm.
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aidan
 
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Reply Sat 5 Aug, 2006 10:28 pm
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Pruning (haiku)

It is your season
laid bare, cut back, free of all
excess and old growth.
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