Your hay it is mow'd, and your corn is reap'd; Your barns will be full, and your hovels heap'd: Come, my boys, come; Come, my boys, come; And merrily roar out Harvest Home...
Grandma's Boy 1967 Happenings Mixed media assemblage The Collection of the Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA...
https://youtu.be/D6gmpLodMlk Black Narcissus1947Film and TV Brian Easdale Brian EasdaleOpera, Film and TV, Orchestral, ChoralBorn: 10 August 1909, Manchester, UKNationality: EnglishDied: 30 October 1995, London, UK Easdale was a composer of operatic, orchestral, film, and choral music. He was best known for his film music including Black Narcissus(1947), The Red Shoes (1948), and The Battle of … Continue reading Black Narcissus by Brian Easdale
Who are you to tell me how my hair should be How it should be cut and styled as you say length is feminine beauty a constant pressure of voices saying ‘you’d look so pretty with long hair’...
Say your prayers, little one Don't forget, my son To include everyone Tuck you in, warm within Keep you free from sin 'Til the sandman, he comes Sleep with one eye open Gripping your pillow tight...
Form: Haiku rejoice the small wincelebrate brief victoriesbuild walls of success ©JGFarmer2021
Sadness explodes with my breathing and the tears flow with lonely words. The images of love are leaving like the flight of the birds. Is anything in life so naive as this life lost in lover’s lore? The heart broken with no reprieve, yet still I love you more...
https://youtu.be/71fZhMXlGT4 Danse Macabre1874Orchestral Camille Saint-Saëns Camille Saint-SaënsClassicalBorn: 9 October 1835, Paris, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 16 December 1921, Algiers [El Djazaïr], Algeria Saint- Saëns was a composer, organist, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic era. Among his best-known works are the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse Macabre (1874), and The Carnival of the Animals (1886).A musical prodigy, … Continue reading Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns
Inguz, also known as Ing, tells that effort brings rewards and more importantly, it shows us that we will experience the greatest of rewards. Inguz Interpretation Inguz is the same in whatever position it appears and the runes is teaching us that our efforts will be rewarded and we are blessed with a positive outcome … Continue reading The Runes Inguz
When kissing her let her fall into her desire...
Form: Haiku page cannot be foundcorrupt files and data dumpsthings I cannot fix ©JGFarmer2021
Days spent in nine-to-five watching the seconds tick by wish time would go faster to the end of the working day and the years pass by in the days of free time...
Utrillo’s life could not have been a more Bohemian one. For many the romantic concept of la vie bohème was living a life in Paris of the late-19th and early-20th century but far less dazzling in its reality. The son of Suzanne Valadon, a former circus performer turned artist model and avant garde artist Utrillo never knew his father. Rumours abound that it could have been anyone from Puvisde Chavannes to Renoir to Boissy...
Created by: Leny RooversStructure: Octave and sestetMeter: Octave 11 syllable lines, Sestet decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Scheme: aabbccdd efgefg Example Taking Chances by Jez Farmer A doorway to where, a mystery to goA ready-made adventure and who’s to knowWhat lies just beyond this, an unopened doorI don’t know as I haven’t been there beforeYet anticipation tingles … Continue reading Persepolis Sonnet Notes
The time is close now, the end is near My walk through the valley, trails of fear I feel empty, my penance overdue, I guess it's too late now to be with you I'm extremely frightened of what will surely be I sold myself, the death of me I know you can't forgive me I know I'm on my own, I've betrayed you I walk alone...
Boys, now the times are changing The going could get rough Boys, would that ever cross your mind Boys, are you contemplating Moving out somewhere Boys, will you ever find the time?...
On summer days as I gaze on the garden flowers I see you in every bud every blossom...
Oh, why are you shining so bright, big Sun, And why is the garden so gay? Do you know that my days of delight are done, Do you know I am going away? If you covered your face with a cloud, I 'd dream You were sorry for me in my pain, And the heads of the flowers all bowed would seem To be weeping with me in the rain...
https://youtu.be/oZ5WMZUbKy4 Peter and the Wolf1936Orchestral Sergei Prokofiev Sergei ProkofievClassicalBorn: 23 April 1891, Sontsivka, UkraineNationality: RussianDied: 5 March 1953, Moscow, Russia Prokofiev was a composer, pianist and conductor. He is considered one of the major composers of the 20th century as the creator of accredited masterpieces across a variety of genres. His works include the ballet … Continue reading Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev
TetraMedia: Graphite on paper Tetra --- Jez Farmer 2021 ©JG Farmer 2021
Cleopatra Flesh by Jules Olitski Cleopatra Flesh1962Colour field PaintingSynthetic polymer paint on canvasThe Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA ‘Cleopatra Flesh’ is a stain painting, exemplifying Olitski’s early works as a member of the Colour Field movement. The artist poured diluted paint onto a large canvas to create its bold and simple composition. The … Continue reading Cleopatra Flesh by Jules Olitski
How are we divided since we have kissed Are we not now two souls united as one Is there some deed or word love I have missed? And like paper cats shredded and undone...
Created by: Marnie KanarekStructure: Four triplets and a coupletMeter: varied meterRhyme scheme: axa axa xaa xaa aaExtra Notes: A chain of four tercets wherethe first line is iambic pentameter,second line is iambic tetrameter,and third line is iambic trimeter,and ending with an iambic pentameter couplet Example It’s Our Fault by Jez Farmer Only the ancient ones … Continue reading Hyper Sonnet Notes
Form: Haiku harmonies of bluegentle waves and tidal roarseas carry the soul ©JGFarmer2021
Encompassing the elements of water, Lagu deals with emotions. It teaches patience rather than rushing in and forcing an issue in an attempt to have what we desire before the time is right. Interpretation In its upright position, Lagu is a caution to wait for things to come or develop, rather than forcing the desired … Continue reading The Runes: Lagu
Some wealthy folks from U.S.A., Who lived near San Francisco Bay, Possessed an only child called Roy, A plump and unattractive boy - Half-baked, half-witted and half-boiled, But worst of all, most dreadfully spoiled. Whatever Roy desired each day, His father bought him right away -...
The open sea and the long sandy shore That lie beneath the moon’s silvery glow As gentle waves ripple to find their roar...
Birth by Kenneth Noland Birth1961Post-Painterly AbstractionOil on canvasSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA Noland focuses on the relational qualities of the three colours as well as contrasting the vibrant hard-edged rings with their neutral background rather than creating an illusion of depth for ‘Birth’. As the title suggests the circle is the universal symbol … Continue reading Birth by Kenneth Noland
His eyes cast along the well-trodden road But always she was there within his gaze As into his camera her eyes glowed...
https://youtu.be/KRSf6cHn4wU Night Ride1948Film and TV Brian Easdale Brian EasdaleOpera, Film and TV, Orchestral, ChoralBorn: 10 August 1909, Manchester, UKNationality: EnglishDied: 30 October 1995, London, UK Easdale was a composer of operatic, orchestral, film, and choral music. He was best known for his film music including Black Narcissus(1947), The Red Shoes (1948), and The Battle of … Continue reading Night Ride by Brian Easdale
TimepieceMedia: Graphite on paper Timepiece --- Jez Farmer 2021 ©JG Farmer 2021
Mystery Cryptic, secret Misleading, confusing, eluding Hoodwink, confound; bamboozle, perplex...
Release your voice dear saxophone, Caress my soul with fingers of jazz. Openness slurs on a trombone In soft tones of shiraz....
Created by Bob Newman, the Bina takes the general idea of the Sestina from the six-line stanzas to a two line stanza form. As with the sestina isosyllabic lines are preferable.The Bina uses an end of word pattern and a closing envoy, therefore it gives usThe following schematicWord 1Word 2 Word 2Word 1 Envoy: Word … Continue reading Bina Notes
These are the days of the open hand They will not be the last Look around now These are the days of the beggars and the choosers...
Once when my rose bloomed her petals were silken white and her beauty held my heart in wonder her laughter sparkled like fizzy champagne spilling over the rim of the glass enchanting all it touched with sweetness entwined with the scent of my delicate white rose...
Form: Haiku this night of darknessas frost grips upon the earththe sun is reborn ©JGFarmer2021
https://youtu.be/_kd-xg2VZnk Daisy Bell1892Music Hall Harry Dacre Harry DacreMusic HallBorn: September 1857, Isle of ManNationality: BritishDied: 16 July 1922, London, UK Dacre was a songwriter best known for his song ‘Daisy Bell’. Born Frank Dean he chose to use the pen-names Harry Dacre or Henry Decker. Dacre’s first successful song was ‘The Ghost of Benjamin Binns.’ … Continue reading Daisy Bell by Harry Dacre
Form: Haiku circles revolvingin patterns with no designthe motion of life ©JGFarmer2021
Flowing streams cascading over The sterile whiteness of my mind Wrapped in shrouds of a bedcover For sleeping chains are like a bind....
Apple Harvest by Paul Sérusier Apple Harvest1891SynthesismOil on canvasPrivate Collection ‘Apple Harvest’ is a tripartite depiction of the progression of life. By using three panels, Sérusier has explicitly referred to the traditional structure of a triptych. Three different aspects of rural female life are represented; a woman nursing her child, women gathering apples, and women … Continue reading Apple Harvest by Paul Sérusier
TigerMedia: Graphite on paper Tiger -- Jez Farmer 2021 ©JG Farmer 2021
So the beast resides in me Deep down I always knew I never really did fit in So diverse from all of you Let him who comprehends Know the number of the beast It's a number of a man A number just for me...
Only the ancient ones recall clear skies And the fluffy white clouds that drift Slowly on breezy sighs....
The Sonnetina Quatro comprises of two stanzas, a sestet and a quatrain. Although it is usual to work with the sestet first followed by the quatrain, they may appear either way aroundRhyme Scheme: ababab cdcd or abab cdcdcd Example Tattered Ears by Jez Farmer A memory of the lost and foundHidden by years of growing … Continue reading Sonnetina Quatro Notes
Bags secreted in cupboards on Boxing Day before Auld Lang Syne has been sung...
You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Bosque del Apache is famous for its wintering Sandhill Cranes. They show up there each autumn and winter in tremendous numbers — tens of thousands of them. At Bosque del Apache there are both prairies and the […]Sandhill … Continue reading Sandhill Cranes at Bosque del Apache — Sonoran Images
In Her Kiss
The first, a soft exploration,
That asks without exploitation,
Are we ready for all of this?
My lady holds me in her kiss.
The sleeping senses slowly wake,
As nerve endings begin to ache,
Our souls unite in love’s twist
My lady holds me in her kiss.
A simple caress upon lips,
That leads to our sensual eclipse,
As love placates the heart’s abyss
My lady holds me in her kiss
Sort of OK
The usual grin to hide the long held pain
A smile disguised the grief hidden within,
Inside the heart is falling to insane,
The usual grin.
A cloaking device to keep the truth in,
And let none see the simple smile is feign
As tears return for all that might have been.
So with the dawn the pain returns again,
And through the day until the dreams begin,
Whether the sun shines or clouds cry with rain,
The usual grin!
“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires”. – William Shakespeare
My love, my love your all I ever see.
My heart beats in my ear, my eye will not see shadow, or color near. Oh, thought you have left me, tongue you cannot cry or speak. For I am a lost, consumed by faire fire and light, devoured by the craft of those sounds that cannot speak. And I must know you….
By the witch’s gate, in the sea of reeds, breath of female love, gives me mystery.Oh,you are the stars ofBabylon, with your eyes so green, mother to our magic children, born from matter drawn from we. On the salty tides, with a crown of leaves. On the grace that brings a shutter, let me fall upon one knee. Let me go forth now, pronounce my love of all of thee. By the…
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Subject: Queen’s Knight
My lady, Sir,
My knight and man at arms,
Within this loving heart of mine
Hold her safe as is my gentleman’s vow
Her honour is mine to protect
So lend me your strength, Sir,
She is mine to
Where love can grow, a place to mediate
Where kind caring love moments swiftly flow
A masterpiece at times and a place to hesitate
Where love can grow
Lessons galore to heed be they complex or know
However lonely a place filled with treasured state
Briefly lost in strange land hunting a safe plateau
Finding more safe places of loving times with mate
Fantasies or rude awakenings we all must forgo
Imagine the world changing and everyone had fate;
Where love can grow
Siren sing for me, hypnotize my mind,
Enchanted words afloating on the sea,
Entranced thy beauty questing heart must find,
Siren, sing to me.
Your song shall lead me to where're you be,
My stolen heart was surly left behind,
When you first sang upon the wind to me.
How can such beauty be so cruel and unkind?
Enraptured, alas I shall ne'er be free,
A soul bereft, only your song reminds,
Siren, sing to me!