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Eyes closed
No breath of notes
No words left to say
No tongue to articulate
I rest
Feet up
A ghost drifting
Between this world and that
In abstract
I find form
Given birth again
Fleeting
By foreign tongue
History written
Cannot be undone
Has fate allowed for me
To be read aloud
I am consumed
Nothing left
But for what the reader’s digest
A Bible
Blessed
And blessed be the word
(of Truth)
A Truth
Which cannot be undressed
As words themselves shiver
When used under duress
Warning!
Speeches given
To deceive
By nimble and agile tongue
Will be undone
And fall foul of their own corruption
When exposed in the light
of the Sun

Hiatus Haiku

Posted: 11 Jul 2013 in Haiku, Uncategorized
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Hiatus Haiku
To explain why I am not
Currently blogging…

So, I have been out of the country for some 4 weeks (Some well deserved R&R after the Nightrider event? …perhaps!) and I have not been blogging!

To be honest I haven’t even really felt like blogging (sorry). So I will be taking another hiatus until I have forgotten and then remembered that I have a blog, or until I find some inspiration to write again. In the meantime I have some (slightly) more important things to do, like finding a job and earning some money….largely so that I can spend even more time out of the country (WooHoo!).

I would like to thank everyone who has ever read anything on my blog, and I have much gratitude for all of the people who have “liked”, “followed” and/or “commented” on any of my posts. This is likely not the end, but I suspect that things will be quiet here for some time. I would also like to say that I have especially enjoyed reading the posts and poems and seeing the beautiful photos that so many of the incredibly talented writers, photographers and budding hobbyists have contributed out there in “WordPress Land” (do people still call it the “blog-o-sphere”?), it truly lifts the spirits and inspires to see such endless talents strewn across the world.

Thank you.
A good night to all, and to all a good night. 😉

bike-radar_slow-pedaling-technique
Rise, Fall
Rise, Fall
Heels Down
On the Ball
Legs Pumping
Up and Down
Pedals Going
Round and Round
Joints and Muscles
Working Together
Do not Care
About the Weather
In Morning Air
They Start to Steam
On this Hybrid
Human Machine
Now 5 Miles Out
They Start to Sing
Sitting On This
Wonderous Thing
Focusing
With Pure Intention
Powering
2 Wheeled Invention
Out From Home
Then Back Again
Thinking Only
Of the Gain
Then Trying to Walk
On Legs of Jelly
Soaked in Sweat
And Slightly Smelly
Hot Shower and Soap
With Rest to Follow
The Same Again
Or More
Tomorrow

© 2013 Christopher Leaper

I wrote this poem in support of my participation in this years London Nightrider event which I am doing on behalf of the UK charity Mind (a charity for Mental Health).

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Thanks

.: Some love for Shudders :.

That lustful, beckoning call
That easy trip and fall
Rushing forward to meet the eternal river
Arms outstretched ready to embrace it with love
Fall upwards my dear
And as you hit the surface
You break through in to clear, bright, clean air
Your feet landing softly on warm, green grass
By the riverside of a beautiful meadow
The sunshine bright and strong but not over-bearing
In the distance the sound of children laughing, playing
And you know
That you could just lay down
Right hear in the sunny meadow
And doze for hours
In total, peaceful comfort.
No thoughts or worries to realize
Just that inner happiness that feels
Like every cell in your body
Is hugging
Every other cell in your body.
Turn even bad thoughts in to love
And float
Soul with body
Above it all
And breathe deep
Breath easy
Be free

.: A thought on Flowers by the Sea? :.

Your words are nourishment
As are the water and sunlight to the flower
The picture equally so
Raises hopes
Although we consume beauty
We do not devour
We treasure this
As a gift
With thanks
As you give off
Radiance