Monthly Archives: September 2010

DANCING HEARTS ARE STILL REMEMBERED

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Lavender-turquoise-salmon sea shells
jangling from cherry-red hip scarves.
Yellow, red, orange & brown crisp leaves

blowing on a near-frost morn, circling
around sensible shoes for painful arches.

Dancing feet are still remembered.

Gone are the tinkling sound of anklets
above Aboriginal feet. Pages slowly yellow.
Turkey oven mitts replace youthful hands.

Hippie graveyards are filling quickly this season.
Blood medicated to move through more efficiently,
even though aging bodies move like a sea of slugs.

Mescaline revelations are a vague notion, now.
Desert moons whispered their neon-wisdoms.
Now, the rumble announces a newly deafening ear.

Dancing minds are still remembered.

Love for humanity was poured out like LSD
upon this generation of seekers. Quietly, they
have been taken away; one by one. The world
is the poorer for it; with its fierce anal pincers.

Dancing hearts are still remembered.

Alice Parris

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STONY RIVER/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU

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CONCENTRIC CIRCLES

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All of life is held

within the motion 
of concentric circles.

There is nothing more.
Circles repeat…

History repeats, life repeats,

death repeats.

It is within this
same circularity

that we gaze into the past

and the future.

We  will all return
to where we first began.

 

Alice Parris

Photography by Stony River/AU

Photography by Stony River/AU