Monthly Archives: March 2014

Poetry by Candlelight

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March 28, 2014 · 1:23 pm

dark land

rage au cœur

Au festin qui se prépare sans moi,
je dis, ma fois,
que tous les fruits gardent
leur goût, même
éparpillés par
la mer,
et
vu d’ici,
mon bout de terre,
dans ce ciel teinté d’or et miel,
mon étoile scintille,
garde-fou;

et si mes yeux défient
le vent,
s’adonnent
au soleil grenadine,
mon cœur s’esquisse à
la sanguine,
écoute
l’écho de ta voix
qui me murmure “chante avec
moi – croque la musique à
pleines dents”

Au crépuscule tout devient bleu;

l’horizon se perd à vue d’œil,
mes pieds imprimés
dans le sable,
mes larmes
gravées
dans
les
rouleaux;

en attendant
une nouvelle aube,
je te croque entre les étoiles –
quand Lyra
s’invite
à
table,
je lui sourie sans
dire mot.

La symphonie peut commencer.

-/–

Raging Heart

They’re feasting without me.

To this omen I will
now say that
fruits still
taste
even if
scattered by
the sea…
And
viewed from here,
sweet tongue of land,
in this sky tainted
honey-gold,
my star
still
shines,
guardian angel;

and if my eyes defy
the wind,
yield to this
pomegranate
sun,
my heart
can be sketched with
sanguine,

listens to echo from
your voice that once whispered
“come sing with me, crunch
through music like an
apple”

with twilight everything turns blue;

the horizon forgets itself,
my feet imprinted
inside sand,
my tears
tattooed inside
rollers,

and as I wait for
a new dawn,
I etch you
high in
between
stars –
and
when
Lyra comes
to table,
I just
listen..

Her symphony can start again.

© Nat Hall 2014

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springday

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Glimmer of light as a smile from our nearest star.
Feel good factor, as night & day turn into twins in perfect halves…
Yet in the calendar of our homeworld, not quite the beginning of spring, but half-way through to longer days 🙂
Here, to celebrate our passage through this Vernal Equinox,
words I hope will make you smile.

Spring sky has ways to
welcome spring,
out with a
dash of
morning rain,
light hint of blue
in between
clouds,
everlasting
yarn fae late gale,
earth great prompter fae Ostara.
#geopoetics

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‘Fates and Forces’ Wave 2/3: Transformations Poems (Book 13)

As a set of responses to Ovid’s Metamorphoses from Book 13. Climax

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TRANSFORMATIONS

George Braque Metamorphoses

February 2013-March 2014

17 poets, 15 months, creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

See the Transformations Page for more details or the ‘Present Collaborations’ Tab

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Poems Inspired by Book 13

.Featuring:

James Knight and Nat Hall

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13 broken pieces of id

by James Knight

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1

The leaders took their seats, and the common

……….scowled and shook his fist.

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2

……to do battle with him.

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exulting in…………………. bloodshed and slaughter.

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3

……..consider the good of the state.

..consider the killing

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those who had participated in the robbery under his leadership

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4

……we fought in the field

………..digging a trench round their fortifications,

…….deceived by a dream

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attack the leaders with…….words

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my words.

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5

…..and killed

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beneath the city walls

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poetry without frontiers

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For the second year running, selected verse will be read & displayed on the other side of the Atlantic, closer to the lips of the Chocolate River, as a piece, previously featured on the blog, will feature at this year’s Poetry Reading in Fredericton.

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I am infinitely grateful to Joe Blades & Nela Rio for exposing my work.
This piece remains very close to my heart 🙂

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poetry & art exhibition coming soon

it’s in the pipeline, please watch this space and click HERE –  a very exciting project that is coming to fruition, with celebration time this September 🙂 TRANSFORMATIONS LOGO [2]

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