‘Rain’ a Poem

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Contemplate the rain, this fleeting season,
changes I can do nothing about.
Sitting, watching, listening; the hanging drops
on vacant washing lines and leaves,
all testimony to nature,
that the laws of men may come and go,
yet eternal truths stand starkly before us:
Our choice to ignore.
The harder I try the less I get in return.
But the gentle rush of rain brings it back,
the raucous calls of crows
sitting in out in shedding trees;
the clutter of my mind
stands between what is me
and my self.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: ‘Inner Truths’

Man and nature meld

Horizons expanding minds

Truths beheld inside

Haiku and photo copyright Francis Barker 2020 Creator…

Ancestral — The Light is On (Reblog)

That dream came alive in snowcapped peaks flowing like a thousand whispered secrets, its laughter gently echoing off the slopes down into the valley…

Ancestral — The Light is On

***Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020… poetry

Haiku Poetry: ‘Forest Fire’

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No rain for two months
The summer was long and hot
Nature’s innocence

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

The Tall and Sturdy Oak Tree — Primitive Poetry (Reblog)

Through the iron bars I can seeThat tall and sturdy oak tree.Though these bars are rustedAnd my cellmate untrusted,That tree stands tall and meanIn that wild field of green. A remembrance to men like meThat at one point we were free.Tall and sturdy, green and rootedTill one day to jail we were booted.For a crime […]

The Tall and Sturdy Oak Tree — Primitive Poetry

***Reblogged by Francis Barker, poet.

The Holiday Season is Over, but Autumn is Here

Some selected photographs from Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

All photographs copyright Francis Barker 2020.

Haiku: ‘Birds’

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Birds go where they wish
Terns can fly from pole to pole
Thoughts go anywhere

*Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020

America the Beautiful — tanja britton (Reblog)

Barr Trail is one of the Pikes Peak region’s most iconic hiking paths and whether one trains for the annual Pikes Peak Ascent or Marathon, or simply desires to hike it for its own merit, it packs a punch. Beginning at an elevation of approximately 6,800 feet in Manitou Springs, it climbs steadily to 14,115 […]

America the Beautiful — tanja britton

*Reblogged by The Midlode Mercury.

Poem: ‘Green Shoots’

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

“How to Grow Your Own Nutrient Dense Superfoods for Pennies” by Ken Rohla — Hyacinth Research (Reblog)

foodandthought In his first talk at our event, Ken Rohla, a researcher and natural health educator certified by Hippocrates Health Institute, lectures on “How to Grow Your Own Nutrient-Dense Superfoods for Pennies.” Rohla specializes in rejuvenation and cellular regeneration using cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom. This talk was given on Saturday, February 21st at the Food & Thought…

“How to Grow Your Own Nutrient Dense Superfoods for Pennies” by Ken Rohla — Hyacinth Research

*Our dietary needs have never been more important…

A Place Once Holy — The Light is On (Reblog)

From where we stand at the edge we can see the ruins of the mountain, its scars slowly filling with dust…

A Place Once Holy — The Light is On