Density (Haiku)

September 22, 2010

Step inside the fog,

Up, down, left, right, side to side,

You might just get lost.

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Conspiracy Theory

September 21, 2010

Cats conspire against one another“That’s it, just a little closer…closer…”

Keyholes and Glidepaths

September 20, 2010

Light slips through glass, glass through air,
air through the pilot, the cabin, and the chair.

The crew becomes restless, restless with desire,
smoke passes through air, air passes through fire.

The captain looks up, one last moment of toil,
air over wings and wings over soil.

Rubber hits ground, and he reaches his goal,
iron slips through the air, like a key in a hole.

Brakes come into line like a phalanx of old,
“click!” goes the cylinder and releases its hold.

Hearts beat fast, “in competition” I’m told,
the safety of Earth lives deep in the fold.

And now that nothing remains to be bartered or sold,
just open the door, life belongs to the bold.

Sketches

August 30, 2010

Geese in Beatrix Park They come and go,

lead on paper removed by vulcanized gum,

like particles popping and with great agility.

In, then out.

The second hand’s bounce.

One tick then two, some marks remain.

Others stay vain,

lost in the rain.

Path in Beatrix Park Some think themselves masters,

immune to Fate’s gentle line.

Yet with each scratch of his lead,

some of their coal must go on.

Trace his lines and a shadow remains.

Like the farmer who runs with two pails in his hands,

a liquid gives chase, showing from where he came.

His energy spent to save his neighbour,

their efforts ranked higher than his mortal remains.

Friend, or not.

Sail Amsterdam 2010

August 23, 2010

This weekend I had the lucky pleasure of experiencing Sail Amsterdam 2010.  After the success of the first event back in 1975, Sail Amsterdam has become a tradition around these parts with an event held once every five years.  The odds of me and this event being in the same place and the same time were slim, so I just had to get out there and attack the boats with my camera, in the usual shutterbug style.

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August 17, 2010

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Clouds Sepia

Windows provide happiness,

in the form of distraction,

by firey ablation,

form characterisation.

Cause and Effect

July 21, 2010

Building as seen from the water in AmsterdamWater Reflected Under Bridge in Amsterdam

What you saw.

What it saw.

And what was really there.

Did you even look?

No?

Watery Portals

July 20, 2010

Wine, water, and the window,
a trifecta of human pleasures.
A toe in the water,
a bottle in hand,
we drank in heady measures.

Floating, bobbing,
light,
and shade,
So easy to please,
we had it all made.

Alas it was time,
and our numbers were up.
We each chose our tip.
Hup, Holland, hup.

Outside In

July 16, 2010

Television gazes at the moon through the window

Don’t be fooled,
they know what you’re thinking.
No smarter than they,
no dumber, or equal.

The way they look,
the way that they stare,
they know what you’re thinking,
they are fully aware.

So remember this well,
remember it twice,
I’ll not say it again,
But I’ll try and be nice.

When you go for a walk,
when you walk and you talk,
when you talk and eat pork,
eat pork with a fork.

You should know that they know,
above and below,
and all that between,
is just as it seems.