Spring walks #walking #illinoisspring #peony

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10 Word Review – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

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Let Them Not Say

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Photo by TJ Parker

Let them not say: we did not see it.
We saw.

Let them not say: we did not hear it.
We heard.

Let them not say: they did not taste it.
We ate, we trembled.

Let them not say: it was not spoken, not written.
We spoke,
we witnessed with voices and hands.

Let them not say: they did nothing.
We did not-enough.

Let them say, as they must say something:

A kerosene beauty.
It burned.

Let them say we warmed ourselves by it,
read by its light, praised,
and it burned.

~ Jane Hirshfield

10 Word Review – The Girl on the Train

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Cracked up #mud #driedmud #dirtisart #dirt #natureasart

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Thoughts While Walking

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Photo by TJ Parker

A steel hush freezes the trees.
It is my mind stretched to stiff lace,
And draped on high wide thoughts.

My soul is a large sallow park
And people walk on it, as they do on the park before me.
They numb my levelness with dumb feet,
Yet I cannot even hate them.

~ Maxwell Bodenheim

At summer in Portland #blackandwhitephotography #blackandwhite #cirquetent #portlandoregon

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