Private Moments #84 of “Private Writings” ENDS on October 28th 2014]

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #84 
“Has a New Life Been Granted Me?”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley

Post 20th October 2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #84 “A Momentary Pause”
“Talking Serious Degrees of Time” by jkm

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

talking serious (c) jkm 2014

talking serious degrees of time (c) jkm

hands reaching out into rain

“Has a New Life Been Granted Me?”
By Madison Taylor
29th April 2009

Has a New Life Been Granted Me?
Has a new life been born?
Awakening an energy
I forgot
The feelings for

Breathing in air clean
No feelings of expelling pain
Or the ability
To be attracted
To the sustenance
That maintains
Or excels life

I felt death tap my shoulder
Alerting me to its impatience
It was a battle
I felt loss circling my life
Pulling it away from me

Not suicidal
More the feeling of demise
Was on its own
Nothing in me
Was trying to participate

My struggle was to beat it out
Before it could claim
My weakening flesh

Somehow my angels
Pulled together their power
And rescued me
They did
Temporarily
But hopeful

Is the promise within
I will make it beyond
Tomorrow
And the next day
Will care for itself
Building up my defenses
Against
That which wants me
So insistently

Always playing at
Forcing my final
Surrender

I am a survivor
And I don’t
And won’t give in
Or up
Easily

© jkm

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

black_shamrock_ribbon green reverse

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(c) jennifer kiley 2014

“Roll the Dice” by Charles Bukowski [Short Film]

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Roll the Dice

Poem by Charles Bukowski

A Short Film

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 18th October 2014

Extremely important & wise words spoken in video. Charles Bukowski words awaken the senses. A Call to Self. Do It. Do It. All the Way.

The poetic words being spoken with the background of the video carry the viewer along down the road with Mr. Bukowski as spoken by Tom O’Bedlam.

Let yourself be absorbed by the flow. <3 jkm

All the Way | A Charles Bukowski Poem | By Willem Martinot

Roll the Dice
by Charles Bukowski

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the
way.
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
mockery,
isolation.
isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of
how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
that.
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with
fire.

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.

rolling-dice

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I <3 SHORT FILMS

Private Moments #83 “To the Light Shining “

private moments in paintings & poetry

Private Moments #
“To the Light Shining “
Poem by Jennifer Kiley

Post 13th October 2014
Poem Private Writings: Chapter #83
“Blue Dreams” by jkm
 

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

blue dreams (c) jkm

blue dreams (c) jkm

hands reaching out into rain

“To the Light Shining ”
By Madison Taylor
7th April 2009

To the light shining
the phantom ghosts gliding
streaming
beaming
knowing time is nigh
night filled with darkness

dreaming
waking the dead
to meet their destiny
the truth
in words
will be spoken

questions will be asked
the guilty will arise
facing
defacing
lies with memories still alive
now is time for the knowing

be prepared
don’t be scared
unless lies you tell
bear on these proceedings
turning death
to live again

© jkm

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

black_shamrock_ribbon green reverse

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(c) jennifer kiley 2014

Private Moments #82 “serendipity”

private moments in paintings & poetryprivate moments #82
“serendipity”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley

Post 6th October 2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #82
“Coming Back to Life”

“purple raining lady” by jkm

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

purple raining lady (c) jkm 2014

purple raining lady (c) jkm 

hands reaching out into rain

“serendipity”
By Madison Taylor
24th March 2009

serendipity 
by tsk

a delight is felt
a friendship is created
strings from angels’ wings

serenity
by tsk

potent flowers blow
the breeze carries its’ feathers
winds swirling backwards

Neverland
By tsk

a place where I know
born our Dreams never in time
in land never Planned

[inspired by ben]

 © jkm

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

black_shamrock_ribbon green reverse

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(c) jennifer kiley 2014

private moments #81 “depression”

private moments in paintings & poetryprivate moments #81
“depression”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley

Post 29th September 2014
 
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #81 “Lost In Thought”
“Mindless Outburst” by jkm

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

mindless outburst (c) jkm 2014

mindless outburst (c) jkm 

hands reaching out into rain

“Depression”
By Madison Taylor

31st March 2009

Depression
I have forgotten the feeling
It has been silent so long
For me time’s length
Is unmeasurable
It could be a moment
One hour
One minute
A second later
I just have not been feeling it

Sadness
And
Grief
Have passed my doorway

And returned

Too many times
Depression
Sticks around

Waiting

A slip will come
Darkness will fall
Demons
Real and false
images
Presenting
The worse
Routing

Through the mind

Favorite is to add confusion
Blocking out the heart
The emotions of the blind
The senses of the mind

They leave you to debate

Is it now?
Do I do it now?

© jkm

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

black_shamrock_ribbon green reverse

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(c) jennifer kiley 2014

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Private Moments #80 “Depression [passing the open windows]”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #80 “Depression
[Passing the Open Windows]“

Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley

Post 22nd September 2014
Poem for Chapter #80 
“Lost In Time”
Painting “Out Of Order” by jkm

 

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

out of order by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014

hands reaching out into rain

“Depression passing [the open windows] ”
By Madison Taylor
17th March 2009

Depression

I have forgotten the feeling
It has been silent so long
For me time’s length
Is unmeasurable
It could be a moment
One hour
One minute
A second later
I just have not been feeling it

Sadness
And
Grief
Have passed my doorway
And returned

Too many times
Depression
Sticks around
Waiting

A slip will come
Darkness will fall
Demons
Real and false
images
Presenting
The worse
Routing
Through the mind

Favorite is to add confusion
Blocking out the heart
The emotions of the blind
The senses of the mind
They leave you to debate

Is it now?
Do I do it now?

(c) tsk/jkm – two zero one four

© jkm

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

black_shamrock_ribbon green reverse

* * * * * * *

(c) jennifer kiley 2014

Posted on Expats Post 18th August 2014

Private Moments #78 – “Traveling Paths In Multiple Directions”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #78:
“Traveling Paths In Multiple Directions”
Poem Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Monday 8th September 2014
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #78
“Lock Me In Loneliness”
“Traveling Paths Split Multiple Ways”
Painting by Jk McCormack

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

traveling paths split multiple ways (c) jkm 2014

Traveling Paths Split Multiple Ways - Jk McCormack (c) jkm 2009

hands reaching out into rain

“Traveling Paths In Multiple Directions”
By Madison Taylor
3rd March 2009

The soul has a mind
looking for ways to understand
life’s direction
and then comes death
and screws up
all the plans

I dread the thought of dying
my own but more those around me
the ones I love
and would be heartbroken to lose
too many have vanished before
taken by the dark van with windows

at the cold plot
the cemetery
where caskets
are empty
or full
depending on the ashes

ashes over water
floating the rest of eternity
on clouds
of flowing waves
matching the sky blue
and the ground solid

© madison taylor 2009

 candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

black_shamrock_ribbon green reverse

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