While seeking pleasure beyond the mundane To rise above this, mortality’s plane...
Created by: Jose Rizal M ReyesStructure: Octave and sestetMeter: Decasyllabic LinesRhyme scheme: aabaaaba aababb Example A Simple Flash! By Larry Eberhart She thinks perhaps I dream of her at nightand miss her when she’s somewhere out of sight.She believes that somehow I deserve respectand am her thoughtful brave and charming knight.She thinks it’s fun to … Continue reading Melenesian Sonnet Notes
We'll gather, race off and fight the elder The consequence of what's in the net A prophecy done info pouring Forces left to face humanity...
View of Toledo by El Greco View of Toledo1599MannerismOil on canvasMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA ‘View of Toledo’ portrays the city where El Greco spent most of his life. A dramatic landscape, with vibrant vegetation in the foreground and the gathering of clouds announcing a storm in the background, the city is depicted … Continue reading View of Toledo by El Greco
Form: Haiku warm strawberry moonbreaths of a night made in lovedreams of lust remain ©JGFarmer2021
Alone in the darkness thoughts running wild vivid and vibrant as they antagonise the nerves with doubt belittling my soul with fear...
Two Steps From Hell Two Steps from Hell Founded by Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix in 2006 Two Steps from Hell is a production music company based in California, USA. Predominantly know for movie and trailer music the company has supplied musical soundtracks to films including Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the X-Men … Continue reading Heart of Courage by Two Steps from Hell
Two UnderMedia: Graphite on paper Two Under --- Jez Farmer 2021 ©JG Farmer 2021
https://youtu.be/608zsOVzUic Taurus II1982New Age Mike Oldfield Mike OldfieldNew AgeBorn: 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire, UKNationality: British Oldfield is a musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, best known for his debut album Tubular Bells in 1973. Primarily a guitarist Oldfield also plays a range of instruments including keyboards and percussion, as well as doing vocals. Throughout his … Continue reading Taurus II by Mike Oldfield
Commonly used as didactic poems or children, such as A is for Apple,…, the Abecedarium is a poem with words or stanzas beginning with successive letters of the alphabet. Example As Easy as ABC b Jez Farmer Arouse the senses,Breath meeting quivering lips,Craving mouth-watering moments;Delirium found in lust's first kiss. Eagerly tongues caress,Foment inner dilatation,Grasping … Continue reading Abecedarium Notes
No candy is sweeter and no lemon more sour as the moment our lips meet...
Let me die a youngman's death not a clean and inbetween the sheets holywater death not a famous-last-words peaceful out of breath death...
As the last beams of the moon kiss the night Stars towards the morning sky drift Dancing memories tickle at the feet Lips murmur softly at dawn's caress...
Form: Haiku vanity in glassoutward looking in reversebeauty lies within ©JGFarmer2021
Ooh, a storm is threatening My very life today If I don't get some shelter Ooh yeah I'm gonna fade away...
First AwooMedia: Graphite on paper First Awoo -- Jez Farmer 2021 ©JG Farmer 2021
Nudes in the Forest by Fernand Léger Nudes in the Forest1909-10CubismOil on canvasKröller-Muller State Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands Nudes in the Forest was exhibited at the 1911 Salon des Indépendants and is considered Léger’s first major work, showing his break from Impressionism to Cubism. The influence of Paul Cézanne can be seen in Léger’s focus on … Continue reading Nudes in the Forest by Fernand Léger
https://youtu.be/90gyxHWr7Rk Emilia di Liverpool1824Opera Gaetano Donizetti Gaetano DonizettiOperaBorn: 29 November 1797, Bergamo, ItalyNationality: ItalianDied: 8 April 1848, Bergamo, Italy Donizetti was a composer best known for almost 70 operas. He was one of the leading composers of the bel canto opera style, along with Vincenzo Bellini and Gioachino Rossini, during the first half of the … Continue reading Emilia di Liverpool by Gaetano Donizetti
Baby gonna shut you down She got a funny little face But her body don't quit An-an-and every time she come around She give a wiggle and a wink But she don't give a shit about Anybody else but herself No she doesn't care for nobody else It's just me me me me She's so selfish...
As the autumn leaf that floats on past me Sacred waters must carry you away And there are no words left for me to say For now you must travel forever free...
A gentle love you and good night While waiting for the house to sleep So passion can again take flight And across the old floorboards creep...
Form: Haiku stone cold barrierprotects shards of the brokenbehind walls time heals ©JGFarmer2021
A Dear FriendMedia: Graphite on paper A Dear Friend --- Jez Farmer 2021 ©JG Farmer 2021
I saw her today at the reception A glass of wine in her hand I knew she would meet her connection At her feet was her footloose man...
I have a friend who still believes in heaven. Not a stupid person, yet with all she knows, she literally talks to God. She thinks someone listens in heaven. On earth she's unusually competent. Brave too, able to face unpleasantness...
A chaos flows in taffeta and silk The fabric cascading on chairs and floor In the sweetened hues of honey and milk...
Make his fight on the hill in the early day Constant chill deep inside Shouting gun, on they run through the endless grey On they fight, are they right, yes, by who's to say? For a hill men would kill, why? They do not know Stiffened wounds test there their pride Men of five, still alive through the raging glow Gone insane from the pain that they surely know...
Peace and Plenty by George Inness Peace and Plenty1865TonalismOil on canvasThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA Peace and Plenty exemplifies Inness’ continuing battle with artistic traditions and norms promoted by the Hudson River School. A lush and large canvas, Inness favoured the pastoral over the grandiose rendering the painting in soft brushstrokes of … Continue reading Peace and Plenty by George Inness
Form: Haiku inspiration fallsgently like leaves on a breezeseason of poets ©JGFarmer2021
Polly Put It OnMedia: Graphite on paper Polly Put It On --- Jez Farmer 2021 ©JG Farmer 2021
Intricate weavings bedazzled by early morning dew offer the promise of the rising sun beautiful and beguiling jewellery...
Abbreviated Haiku I Of Japanese origin this abbreviated haiku has the feel of a haiku in two lines, the first of ten syllables and the second of two. Whilst a reference to nature is not mandatory it is encouraged. Schematic:xxxxxxxxx: Example Lost Inside by Jez Farmer to reach outside from withinthe box that holds me … Continue reading Abbreviated Haiku Notes
Came in from a rainy Thursday on the avenue Thought I heard you talking softly I turned on the lights, the TV, and the radio Still I can't escape the ghost of you...
Form: Haiku from corner post perchhis dark eyes survey the worldtil black wings seek sky ©JGFarmer2021
Underdone Overdone paintings by Angus Fairhurst Underdone/Overdone paintings1998Conceptual ArtAcrylic silk-screen on panelsVarious collections Based on black-and-white photographs of the thickets in Epping Forest, Underdone/Overdone is a thirty painting series in primary colours. Beginning with the image of crossing trees, Fairhurst overlaid woodland images at random and in a variety of combinations over the sequence of … Continue reading Underdone/Overdone paintings by Angus Fairhurst
I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, Half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air Beat upward to God’s throne in loud access...
When it comes to art supplies, much has been said about the importance of working with the best quality materials possible. Oh, how true! At the same time, though, there’s something to be said in favor of having a few inexpensive art supplies on hand.
The best thing I can say is that cheap means fun, as often as not. I love having a supply of inexpensive watercolor paper, cheap sets of paint, and bargain-priced brushes for the grandkids to play with. Yes, at times I do let them use my “artist-grade” materials, but most of our projects are just as much fun — as turn out just as successfully — when we go to my “kid’s bin” of art and craft supplies.
But cheap art supplies are not for kids and grandkids only, I’ve learned. I also have fun using very inexpensive watercolor paper, paints, and brushes. I…
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- The rare one: Hibiscus Arnottianus, the only scented hibiscus species; native to Hawaii
Image Credit: Josien’s World https://www.facebook.com/553565261444534/posts/2333585136775862/
Artwork By Ceramic Artist Amelia Johannsen “Amelia’s profound connection with nature shines through in her work, combining contemporary design with colors and textures found in the great outdoors. She creates wild scenes from roaring beaches and hidden corners from pristine forests, reminding us that nature is never far away.” Decorative Ceramic Plates PORTFOLIO On…Nature On Ceramic … Continue reading Nature On Ceramic — Edge of Humanity Magazine
One day the darkness will take us
And I will be holding your hand
We will bow as we take our leave
From this place and will not grieve
This temporary stop was only that
but we forgot, and played our role
The reminder only comes at the end
When there is no more time to lend
And I say, I’m a poet, love The writing of verse ain’t good for wealth But, baby, it’s sure good for my health....
Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!
Money, money, money, Must be funny, In the rich man’s world!
What sort of things could you do if you had a little money? I can’t wait to find out.
For visually challenged writers, the image shows lots of trays of British money from coppers to notes.
The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:
- EachThursdayatNoon GMTI will post the #writephoto prompt
- Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
- Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the followingTuesdayatNoon GMT.
- Link back to this postwith a pingback (Hugh has an excellenttutorial here
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You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Sparrows fascinate me. They exemplify how evolution works. The various species have evolved to fill every conceivable ecological niche. There are desert dwellers, grassland specialists, woodland sparrows, and sparrows that prefer to be near water. Like Darwin’s […]Brewer’s … Continue reading Brewer’s Sparrow — Sonoran Images
KEEP AWAY FROM THE WATER There is no scent of roses hereAs there was in that quiet Cathedral.No flowers at all.Only the drunks hiccuping home, singing,Keeping well away from the grey and hungry water Hissing right up to the sea wall, All frosted and glittering. Bitter sleet whipping their cold faces, Whitening their hair, Whitening […]KEEP … Continue reading KEEP AWAY FROM THE WATER — Gwen Grant Poems
ANNETTE SCHREIBER Artwork By ANNETTE SCHREIBER “Through reading I discovered the beauty and art of architecture. “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand got me started in architectural photography. Old, new, elaborate or plain, tall or small; these constructions reflect people and their personalities. It is their artwork, their legacy. They express their personality and…Architectural Photography — … Continue reading Architectural Photography — Edge of Humanity Magazine
Photographer Kaushik Dolui is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay. From the series ‘Closed Life’. To see Kaushik’s body of work, click on any image. In the series “Closed Life” I focus on the issue of isolation in times of Covid-19 and the related…I Miss The … Continue reading I Miss The Mountains | Coronavirus’ Days — Edge of Humanity Magazine
Introduction – International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 every year all over the world to spread peace worldwide with great happiness. At present, many parts of the world conflict with one another due to several reasons. So, this day is more important for understanding the idea of peace and provides an opportunity to resolve between several countries.
History – International Day of Peace is also known as World Peace Day is observed on September 21 annually globally. In the year 1981, the United Nations passed a common resolution that was jointly sponsored by Costa Rica and the United Kingdom. This day was observed on September 21 every year was decided in the year 2001. International Day of Peace may benefit for the whole world to avoid conflict and global ceasefire between conflicting countries. This day was observing a 24-hour cease-fire and non-violence between conflicting countries.
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Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!
*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****
- Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
- You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
- Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
- After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section…
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Day in and out, walking while knowing
that the lanes do not lead to a location, desired,
must indeed describe a possibility unrealised.
As harrowing as it is in acknowledging,
many walk such lanes, unsurprised,
and later either digress or end up redefined.
The connect with goals in these days
does carry a gravity, holding our hopes in the orbit.
At the centre of hopelessness,
life finds reasons to keep us all away from it.
A world for wondering wanderers
never fully takes a shape to define.
Similar are these lanes that many walk,
despite making a circle, they form a beautiful line.
It is never a place but a day
when the destination finally seems appropriate.
It will only be unfair if the wanderers stop and say
things which others are to find in their own way.
Love in G
The soulful strings that set me free
and held me in a sweet sojourn,
hypnotic notes that made me yearn
for love to dance all over me
The spirit of the violin;
a gentle caress of love's kiss
one sensual touch I feel within
my heart is lost to music's tryst.
Each note contacts my deep desire
as melodies ignite the fire
that beckons me to passion's zeal
when in her dance my senses reel.
Soft tones give way as wants demand
seduction from the music's beat
until the dancing is replete
and my soul is at her command.
Sweet violin impassioned tune
a song of fire is in her eye
the world becomes a picayune
the music finds its final sigh.
When strings silenced and lying still
and music fades against my will
I know with love of she divine
my heart is now…
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