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Four Masters

By Bethany Lim, Apr 24, 2017.

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  1. Bethany Lim

    Bethany Lim not looking Supporter Editor

    Your brush left a wash of ink, and it began all this waiting.
    The bamboo continues to stand long-necked,
    and there is sky because there is no sky.

    I know this makes no sense, but the moon hovers above
    a layered mountain, trees bend their branches,
    and somewhere, the sea.

    You are the empty space,
    because you are not where you should be.
     
  2. Tom Riordan

    Tom Riordan member Supporter

    I like this, Bethany! It all creates its own sense very well. Tom
     
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  3. Bethany Lim

    Bethany Lim not looking Supporter Editor

    Glad to hear it's "sensible". *grin*  Makes me feel very Emily-ish.  Lol
     
  4. Tom Riordan

    Tom Riordan member Supporter

    Her bonnet is the firmament,
    The universe her shoe,
    The stars the trinkets at her belt,
    Her dimities of blue.
     
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  5. Bethany Lim

    Bethany Lim not looking Supporter Editor

    I love her :shame:
     
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  6. Cheryl.Leverette

    Cheryl.Leverette I have 8 dollars. :) How much do you have?

    I like the 4th line.
     
  7. Tim J Brennan

    Tim J Brennan Well-Known Member

    There is an Emily Marathon going on at a university near here. Folks sign up and read whatever they want as long as it's Emily.
     
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  8. Eliot Jacobson

    Eliot Jacobson Not as new to this planet as once I was Supporter Editor

    Okay, this reminds me of Bob Ross (PBS) - things that are becoming, the empty canvas aching with possibilities, it's so easy. Then, there are the rest of us ...
     
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  9. Eliot Jacobson

    Eliot Jacobson Not as new to this planet as once I was Supporter Editor

    Okay, I looked on YouTube, I couldn't find a Bob Ross video that has mountains, trees, bamboo, the moon and the ocean. He wasn't fond of bamboo, or so it seems. I like bamboo. I have a lot of bamboo in my yard. Bamboo is good. Mainly because it ends with "boo."

    http://www.wordfind.com/ends-with/boo/

    Sorry, I got distracted from your poem for a moment. No more hijacking, promise.
     
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  10. maggie flanagan-wilkie

    maggie flanagan-wilkie Well-Known Member Supporter

    Bet, I gave you a different intro. and a pinch further in.  Maggie

    When the brush left a wash of ink, it began all this breathless waiting.
    In the stillness, bamboo continues to stand long-necked.

    The moon hovers over a layered mountain. Trees bend around
    their branches and maybe, somewhere, the sea.

    I know this makes no sense—that there could be sky
    because there is no sky.

    You are the empty space, the absence unaccounted for, that exists
    simply because above is not where I know it should be.
     
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  11. Tim J Brennan

    Tim J Brennan Well-Known Member

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  12. Bethany Lim

    Bethany Lim not looking Supporter Editor

    Hijack all you want - xo.  I don't mind.

    I remember Bob actually lol
     
  13. Bethany Lim

    Bethany Lim not looking Supporter Editor

    Thanks, Mags....let me sit on it overnight - xo

     
  14. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there. Supporter

    Such a beauty, this.
     
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  15. Jenn Zed

    Jenn Zed Solid State Gynoid Supporter Editor

    I'm viewing this as a literal Japanese ink-wash image of trees and mountains fading into mist.

    Really, very nice.
     
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  16. Bethany Lim

    Bethany Lim not looking Supporter Editor

    Yes.  Thanks, Jenn.

    I am working on an edit but the base is the same.
     
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  17. Bethany Lim

    Bethany Lim not looking Supporter Editor

    Saving original, working out an edit.