Friday, August 11, 2017

Fenceline Grapes in Water

We have love and
Minds to be out of.
We are not alone
At the brink
Of reason, kindness.
Anything less,
Sanity revokes
Into cosmic jokes -- 
We miss what we had.
No defense except
I haven't intelligence
To go mad--neither
Do you-- I suggest 
We start anew.

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  1. "...minds to be out of..." I luv that!
    And those grapes look absolutely wonderful!

    Note:
    I've changed my profile photo, so I am now officially King Ludwig of Bavaria.
    I'm in the mood to go mad.

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    1. Love the new profile, Sire, but be careful not to go swimming with the court physician. Will relay compliment to the photographer. Thank you!

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  2. Throw all reasonable solutions to the universe for starting anew. How do we put the genie back in the bottle?

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    1. Thanks Joanne, for a lively and provocative question, which I shall answer soon as I get the toothpaste back into its tube.

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    2. Maybe those grapes in a bottle will be good to drink with a bit of time?

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    3. Dear Emma, I suspect those fenceline grapes will get no further than our neighbor's and our tables --even though we live in the vineyard area. I leave winemaking to the experts. My Grampa made good wine but the family is out of practice.

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  3. Lovely and captivating-both the verse and that marvelous photo.
    I am snared by your lines-
    We are not alone
    At the brink
    Of reason, kindness.

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    1. Thanks, Tom. Encouragement much appreciated.

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    1. Hopefully that is a self-limiting effect that won't spread.

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  5. I have a mind that's been out of for some time:)

    Fresh starts are aways good.
    Love your words.

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    1. I find your mind refreshing whether you're in or out of it, Rick. All my best to Jilda and you.

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  6. Lovely looking grapes, for which we would pay about $8 here for the same amount ...

    And lovely poem. No, we are not alone, and starting anew sounds wonderful.

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    1. O_Jenny, I wish starting anew got easier as I get older. Alas, It's a new exertion --but quite rewarding. And yes, free grapes can bring neighbors to the same fenceline where ideologies cannot. There must be some northern equivalent.

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    2. There probably is, but it's not zucchinis ... those make the neighbours run and hide! Grapes are much more likely to do the job :)

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    3. I had forgotten about our zucchini experience --over 40 years ago. We took bags and bags full of our yield to family and friends and finally stopped getting invited anywhere for a while. Norma and I both enjoyed your comment about those overwhemingly prolific vines.

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  7. We are desperate for a fresh new start. Please, let's begin!

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    1. It begins here, Lux, under the the light.

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  8. A mind provoking poem. I like that. Her's to new beginnings. Your grapes looks delicious.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Thanks, Julia! The grapes were delicious. Our home is in what is called "The Vineyard Area" here and like to volunteer at fencelines.

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