for my grandfather

[another prompt was ‘RIP a loved one’. had to use my imagination a bit since I have been lucky enough not to lose people very close to me – well, grandparents, but…it’s complicated.]

I still recall
running across the park
to ask

did you know Death and Water are brothers?

now, I stand
a mariner on the brink
looking out at the open sea;

grey as my intent,
Poseidon beckons water nymphs
to wait on him in the waves

slipping into waters unknown,
waves lap lovingly at lead feet,
between cold toes and unmoving lungs

I stand
in the park
alone

I stand
in the park
drowning

is this what it is to die, grandfather?

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festival

[I asked people on Tumblr for prompts and one of them was ‘cherry blossom’. This was the result, which I am unusually proud of.]

here  I lie,
beneath
a cherry blossom sky;

sakura in bloom
pillaging the eye

let me be buried
under trees
that will cry
tears of fragile pink
when I die.

a return… of sorts

Well, here I am. I’m not sure why I feel the need to return to WordPress even after not using it for so long. Perhaps, like leaves in autumn, I am returning to earth. Tumblr is a wonderful place to share things, but it gets very crowded very quickly, especially if you don’t have separate blogs for things you share and things you create. In that sense, WordPress is great for actually showcasing content while presenting it in an elegant package. It still seems to lack the immediate (and gratifying) response from the social networking structure Tumblr has, though. I don’t know if that makes sense to anyone who’s NOT used both before.

Anyway, to cut a long story short (as Procrustes would no doubt love to say), I’m back. I might not post as much as I used to, but I have begun various new things I feel I ought to share on here. More updates shortly!