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Surreal Nature

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Surreal Nature


	
	
	

	
	
	
                              Surreal Nature
	
	
Rural Oklahoma: Cool autumn night on the front porch, thoughts and opinions about poetry and painting shared with a dear friend over wine and water. Poetry is sacred she said, and painting is my inner life. Painting was once my wild mind, I replied, but poetry’s now my amateur art.
	
				moon’s half-darkness...
				shy in its suit of light
				shadows of pines
	
	
Three “yips,” almost unnoticed. Coyotes she said, tricksters in authentic guise playing their night games. A cow’s bawl close by, in a moment silenced by a contrapuntal victory chorus, soprano and tenor voices singing to the darkness in celebration of success – a kill.
	
				moon behind clouds
				balance... the meaning of
				beauty & death
	
	
	Written 10.08.2013
		
	
	
	






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  1. Date: 12/3/2013 7:00:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your verse this evening, especially the prose. Light & Love

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 12/3/2013 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind comments... Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/25/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Sara... Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Hi Jack,, awesome Haibun. Have yourself a sweet day.......... LOVE SKAT .

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/25/2013 12:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think it will be a good day. Itr started well anyway... Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 9:55:00 AM
    congratulations Jack... always~ PD

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/25/2013 12:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Linda... Jack
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 7:41:00 AM
    Jack very good congrats on a fine win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 5:04:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Jack

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 8:51:00 PM
    This poem hits home to me......we can hear the cows, and from our front porch, the song of the coyote keeps us company. We too are rural.....and this is where we find the balance between beauty, and death. What a beauty this poem is. (I would have placed it higher)....:)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/24/2013 11:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the wonderful reply. This was memorable for me because I'm a city boy who was visiting coyote country. A magic experience... Jack
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 8:47:00 PM
    excellent haibun...love your descriptiveness and the haikus were perfect! Congrats on your win

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/24/2013 11:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Sandra... Jack
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 6:12:00 PM
    This is not the work of an amateur Jack, congratulations.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/24/2013 11:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the compliment, Richard... Jack
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 5:15:00 PM
    congrats on your winning poem Jack xxx

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/24/2013 5:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Mystic... Jack
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 6:35:00 PM
    I could actually picture myself right there with you...hearing and seeing this.....maybe I heard the same coyotes....:-) ...they are both haunting and beautiful....gotta love our state!!!!!

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/17/2013 9:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was a magic experience, one of those, "I'll never forget..." events... Jack
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 6:02:00 AM
    Jack this is sooo good love it Shadow x smile

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/12/2013 8:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the compliment, Shadow... Jack
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 6:15:00 PM
    this is an awesome haibun...cleverly crafted....enjoyed this one :)

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/11/2013 6:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Sandra. It's essentially my first haibun... jack
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 1:37:00 PM
    Love it. Original and well versed. -Patrick Farley IV

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/11/2013 3:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Patrick. I appreciate the comment... Jack
  1. Date: 10/9/2013 9:19:00 AM
    This was uplifting & deep for me. You seriously created this atmospheric surrealism with such ease. One of your best, yet...

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/9/2013 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading and commenting, Drake... Jack
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 8:39:00 PM
    lovely introspection with great insights about friendship-bonding and life's treasures, jack...beautiful phrasing all the way!..:) huggs

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/8/2013 9:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks as always, Nette. It's good to hear rom you. Jack
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 3:12:00 PM
    - Proficient as always, Jack !!! Love it !!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :))))

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/8/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, as always... Jack
  1. Date: 10/8/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Jack, I almost see the picture in the dark, in your rural Oklahoma! Your last three short lines are a true philosophy! Keep it up. JM

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 10/8/2013 2:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the comment, Joseph... Jack