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The soothing Sunday thoughts: This warm August night

August garden 1

I would love to take this warm August night

that stretches like a soft fog over the garden

and preserve it as a green fragrant scarf

for the cold winter nights.

I would love to take this warm August night

when everything is still so good and we all are alive,

I would weave my dreamy thoughts like threads into this scarf

for all these days when nothing is in the color of sun,

for days when I am lost and floating in an unfriendly universe,

for days that happen to show up from nowhere

when something persistently nags my subconscious mind:

our life has so many broken dreams and forgotten promises.

I would love to take this warm August night

and fold it neatly as a green fragrant scarf

and put it away,

put it away so far that I hardly can find it,

so far that when I find it I can recall this warm August night

and believe our bad days disappear with the fading darkness of night

and this scarf feels again like a warm fog around my shoulders

to prevent from death and frost.

August night

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  1. It would be wonderful to put our precious moments safely away in a favorite item. Lovely!

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    August 7, 2016
    • Inese Poga Art plus Life #

      That would be wonderful and so good: just get to any moment frozen in time whenever there’s a real need for that.

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      August 7, 2016
  2. It would be enchanting if there was a wrinkle in time that we could step through and enjoy again the everyday extraordinary.

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    August 8, 2016
    • Inese Poga Art plus Life #

      Yes, that would be such a perfect opportunity.

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      August 8, 2016
  3. What a wonderful thought. Lovely poem.

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    August 8, 2016
    • Inese Poga Art plus Life #

      Thanks Brenda! I highly appreciate your opinion on this since you’re such an experienced writer.

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      August 8, 2016
      • I’ve been thinking about submitting a poem to the Silver Birch Press If I Series, and your poem made me think of one. It hasn’t coalesced yet, but it’s humming somewhere.

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        August 8, 2016
      • Inese Poga Art plus Life #

        Nice! I am influenced since I was 12 years old by Rainer Maria Rilke, Yessenin, Akhmatova, etc. which I read in original, some Latvian early 20th century poets. I love light sadness or philosophy in poems, so that’s where I come from.

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        August 8, 2016
      • I think a poem is a journey toward a discovery, a thought or a blossoming of emotion. Sometimes it’s a window into a person we used to be. Or a wish. I like to travel into a poem. To find a piece of myself there. I’ve read Rilke and very much like him, as translated. I don’t know the others.

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        August 8, 2016
      • Inese Poga Art plus Life #

        You are pretty much my soulmate since I love exactly that. Rilke had taken me over to extent that I tried everything to just get one original book of his, I read German, so, yes, it is impressive. I did translate into Latvian some of his poems, too.

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        August 8, 2016
      • I had started to prepare to paint again when I got pregnant with my daughter, seven years ago. The smell of turpentine, I couldn’t bear when pregnant. I had a caesarian, and than a year later, severe back pain that needed surgery. I started writing instead of painting because of physical limitations. I’ve now invested years into my writing. If I had put those 7-8 years into art… I’d be selling paintings and swimming in canvases. Instead, my art skills are weak, but I have reclaimed poetry. Perhaps you need some time with your poetry.

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        August 9, 2016
      • Inese Poga Art plus Life #

        I cannot use oils either, I have abnormal sensitivity to them, tha’s why I am using watercolor, pastel and acrylic. I love writing, but is so that I always compare how well I can write in a native language and how weak it still is in English or other languages. Poetry requires very nuances of verbal expression and I always want my writing to be as a verbal picture, I am here and there lacking the full range of synonyms and other expressions.

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        August 9, 2016
      • These are skills that aren’t natural, but can be developed. I have the same problems with art. I took a class in oils, and I feel more confident in that. I know there’s a lot of technique to watercolor and acrylic. I should take a few classes. Right now I am frustrated when I try to do something. Writing is easier for me. I only have the one language to worry about. 🙂

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        August 9, 2016
      • Inese Poga Art plus Life #

        Sure, writing in your native language is such a huge plus. Oils are easier, and they allow achieving special effects much easier, but if I cannot use then, so that’s about it, I just cannot. I get completely sick. I tried water soluble oils, and I didn’t like them, fairly poor quality, the same lack of brilliance and brightness of whites and lights as in acrylics. That’s why I hate acrylics sometimes: yellows and white shades are just really bad, even with good brands, forget about getting the beautiful white shades as with oils. It is what it is.

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        August 9, 2016
      • Ah. Well, someday I will return to oils then. I’m not pregnant anymore. Someday I will have time again.

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        August 9, 2016
      • Inese Poga Art plus Life #

        But sure, because if your goal is to paint with ease and discover how beautiful even the simplest painting can be, you should go for oils. That’s not a possibility for me, but we always change. I have experienced on myself that sometimes sensitivities disappear.

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        August 9, 2016
      • I plan to paint in my enclosed porch one summer. Fresh air. Breezes. The sensuous joy of blending with any tool that comes to hand.

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        August 10, 2016
      • Inese Poga Art plus Life #

        That’s a good plan!

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        August 10, 2016

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