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Successful Sun Brand Art Project

We flew and we flew
sun drew and drew
all I can tell you.

Don’t follow me
only one can be
sun single tree.

You can’t reach
here before time
takes you back
returns your rhyme.

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I researched branding before doing my self-art, and it was for self-love and love of the sun rather than self-harm. It was also about doing something for myself; art and achievement; rather than going for another tattoo.

For those who think it is a downward sign, or one of depression, it is just the opposite – it is me being me, what I want to be, and breaking through what I see as the barriers put up by the clown crowd cloud – if you’re offended by that I’m not writing for you, and maybe not writing about you, but if you think the cap fits, then maybe it does!

Saving money and avoiding going to a tattooist – nothing against tattooists, just that they are human – were third and fourth factors. If a Bardot-Harry-Ekland lookalike tattooist wants to do a big self-portrait on my back; preferably in a sun-trees-nature design; I might make an exception!

The really successful brands were five minutes of a sterilised coin heated in an oven for an hour – while cooking baked potatoes! There was a little pain on initial contact, but nothing after a few seconds.

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My Poems’ Soundtracks: Blondie Pagan and Danish D-A-D.

I just wrote a little pagan poetry ditty over at travel25years:

I don’t need to travel the Earth
to be where I feel home
because I’m already
in a pagan state
pagan state of mind.

… to introduce a couple of gYgPOP (greenYgreyPinkyOrangePurple) clips from documentaries about the old Native American settlement at Cahokia, and had a song playing in my mind.

Blondie – Song and History

After a while I thought the chorus was Living in the Real World, but still didn’t know who’s song it was. I was shocked to find it was Blondie, and it was their song; although written by keyboardist Jimmy Destri according to Wikipedia.

Eat to the Beat (1979) was the last album that Blondie were my favourite band, due to musical differences! (self-parodying a cliché reason when bands break up).

They mellowed out the next year with Autoamerican, while I went in the opposite direction, getting into heavy rock and metal full-time!

The Poem of Two Songs 

My recent Folding Mirror poem Fracking My Brain Upwas so epic, taking about a week of thinking and psyching up before writing it, that the soundtrack morphed in my brain from the Spinners’ Working My Way Back To You (Fracking My Brain Up For You)…

… to D-A-D’s Sleeping My Day Away… (Fracking My Brain Away)!

Spring Wordplay and Images

At one with nature in the northern hemisphere. S(pr)ynchronising with photos(pr)yn(g)thesis, shaking up the atoms…

The sun made flowers in its own image; especially sunflowers…

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… although the more humble dandelions were/are the greenYgrey world flower!

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Humanity named them and made things to look like them:

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There is an interesting story about the original inspiration for the above, but I don’t think most of humanity can handle it… either they won’t believe it, giving them a chance to charlatan me! If they do believe, they’ll twist it negatively!! The old double negative that keeps humanity doing badly!!!

Muse Entertainment Anagram Poem

We are now in the last month of the inaugural full mistYmuse winter light festival. brightening up the northern hemisphere’s traditionally most difficult months.

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Spring seems to have arrived early, with some warmer than average sunny weather the last fortnight, although its forecast to return to normal midweek.

Here’s a little anagrammatic poem-philosophical thought, using the letters I-a-s-s-u-m-e on three lines; something like the 121 reflections in my second poetry collection.

I assume
as I muse
I amuses

Sun Pocket Poem

October Retreat, Fate Complete

I love the sun, and hope it loves me.

The sun has got me in its pocket and I don’t want to leave.
The sun has got me in its pocket and I don’t want to leave.
The sun has got me in its pocket and I don’t want to leave.
The sun has got me in its pocket and I don’t want to leave.

The sun had me in its pocket, but it left;
leaving me exposed to cold infinite wisdom, feeling quite bereft.
I couldn’t think much while it was shining
flooding my neurons with dopamine and serotonin.
Kind of like when its dazzle obscures a television screen
maybe its getting revenge for when I drew the curtains.

I can’t wait for the sun’s pocket to return and warm me up again.
I can’t wait for the sun’s pocket to return and warm me up again.
I can’t wait for the sun’s pocket to return and warm me up again.
I can’t wait for the sun’s pocket to return and warm me up again.

I hope sun loves me, l Iove the sun.

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Bergen Inspired Mirror Poem Writes Nature’s Language

Marc Latham’s recent Essentially Water, Landing Dependent mirror poem was inspired by watching snow and rain falling at the same time, depending on the water’s altitude. His latest Folding Mirror poem was inspired by writing up that day in Bergen on his travel25years blog.

Nature’s Language Poems

So what started as a visual snow and rain idea, and then developed into a metaphor about the British class system, now has a third dimension; returning to the visual, as Folding Mirror poems have two halves either side of a folding middle.

As Marc looked at the photo of another storm over Sandviken on the same day he thought of nature writing a message with snow and rain. He thought it might be a totally original idea, although suspected not, and the latter thought was proved true, as he found a narrated Nature’s Language poem on YouTube.

But the writing with snow and rain is still original as far as Marc knows; and he thinks that little additions to existing ideas is about all writers and poets can expect in the twenty-first century. Here’s the poem, and a couple of relevant photos; the first one was where he was sitting when he had the first poem idea:

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Water Landscape, Mountain Canvas

sky spoke an ancient tale
in snowflakes and raindrops
sign language
wind written
on mountain arms
warmed by trees

nature’s cold beauty, interpreting warm message

water and land
intriguing relationship bond
misty apparition
delivering reminder
while replenishing forest waterfalls
best in life is free

Scandinavia 072 Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Winter Solstice Poem

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem celebrates Winter Solstice 2012 in the northern hemisphere, and the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere. Lighter days and summer and are now heading northwards, while darker days and winter are  on their way south; to meet half way at the spring/autumn equinox in March. Hope you have a great Solstice, Christmas and whatever you celebrate; and holiday season.
The poem mirrors line for line (outer and outer etc) in the two halves more than the lines rhyming. Here it is:
Revolving earth at winter solstice on the nort...
Revolving earth at winter solstice on the northern hemisphere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mid-Winter Rainbow’s Pot of Gold
dye me grey
December day
winter waves
winds chill down
feather home
heating insulation
pigeons roost
solstice boost
ascended shortest day, midwinter peak fall
skiing ravine
eagles flight
sunshine returns
fleeting promise
wardrobe coat den
spring beckons
January joy
grate my desire
Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays (Photo credit: pollyalida)
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has several books available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).