Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winter Solstice


Baut Images: Sudden Snow

Sudden snow.
A pause.
An inhalation.
Waiting.
Watching.
The planet stirs.
Solar storm warning.

Winter Solstice.
Ice knives fly.
Too late.
No cover.
Homeland insecurity.
Fear merchants.
No recompense for the rich.

Sudden snow.
A pause.
An exhalation.
St. Vitus dances.
Bankers leap from windows.
Jeremiah reads Lamentations.
The city lays deserted.

Roger Allen Baut


25 comments:

  1. snow oft makes me pause...in its hushed sounds...but this is about much more than that...and if it causes those in power to shake or jump, is it a bad thing? smiles.

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  2. Hey Brian! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I've had many wonderful experiences with the first/sudden snow falls, that are wonderful!

    Nah, not a 'bad' thing, since many of those 'in' power need a wake up call! If we look at Homo sapiens track record it's not very good, and seems more 'self-destructive' than any thing else. Sad!

    Thanks again!

    Roger ☺

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  3. ...thanks for stopping by wolfsrosebud! Glad you enjoyed "Sudden Snow." Roger ☺

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  4. So sad, so true. Striking words, photo and video, as always here. Too bad people are so very easily manipulated against their own best interests.

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  5. ...so true hedgewitch and so unfortunate people are so easily manipulated...they just are not 'aware,' and methinks that's the way they like it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts! Always appreciated!

    Roger ☺

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  6. open the window...push out a banker...and breathe the fresh air...amen :)

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  7. Roger, some wonderful allusions in here. Really nice pace and rhythm. I haven't heard Siouxsie Sioux in such a long time, was really a blast from the past for me. Really enjoyed.

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  8. I'm right there with you Arron! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment! Roger ☺

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  9. Thanks Fred! Glad you enjoyed "Winter Solstice" and Siouxsie Sue! I was wandering around YouTube and suddenly there she was, and "Cities in Dust" seemed to fit so nicely! Talk about the good old days! Siouxsie Sue, The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode...Roger ☺

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  10. no matter what we do, the planet has more power, no matter what the planet does, the sun is more powerful

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  11. So much snow it just has to go..haha But yep the Earth has the power and all we can do is pretend to be in control but that's about it.

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  12. Roger! This was fantastic! I LOVE Siouxsie!!! Thanks so much for all that you do, and I hope a fantastic season finds its way to you :)

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  13. Yes, indeed, zongrik, "no matter what we do, the planet has more power, no matter what the planet does, the sun is more powerful..." I like the way you said that! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts! Appreciated, Roger! ☺

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  14. Hey Pat, yup, I agree with everything you have written! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts! Best regards, Roger ☺

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  15. Hi again ayala! Thanks for visiting again, and leaving your comments. Glad you liked the writing, and yes, indeed, it is sad but true! Roger ☺

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  16. Love your closing stanza, especially

    "St. Vitus dances.
    Bankers leap from windows.
    Jeremiah reads Lamentations."

    ~Shawna

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  17. Hi Shawna! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts! Glad you liked, "Winter Solstice," and the lines you mentioned...they were my favourites too! I wounder how many missed the meaning behind those lines?

    Thanks again Shawna!

    Roger ☺

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  18. Just wanted to wish you a merry Christmas!

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  19. Thank you very much Ayala, and may yours be merry too, and your year ahead be filled with light, peace and happiness! Roger ☺

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  20. I know I've commented on this piece before, and its just as fantastic as it was in the beginning. Love the homeland insecurity...but I think, the blog looks awesome!

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  21. Wonderful poem and beautiful photography, Roger! :)

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  22. Thanks for stopping by Natasha, and pleased that you like the blog...been a big change since the semi-train wreck of last week!

    Roger ☺

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  23. Hey Bradley! Glad you thought this was a, "Wonderful poem and beautiful photography, Roger! :)"

    Thanks for you input!

    Roger ☺

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