Sun and cloud shadow,

bird-song echoes through an open window.

A dog barks, the cat calls for breakfast.

Kettle boils, coffee brews,

rain falls on the garden.

Structures, solid, recognisable, re-assuring.

Neurons. Electrical impulses. Thoughts. Senses.

Patterns in transit.

The kaleidoscope of life,





Oil painting ‘Transit’ © 2014 Masked Native





About maskednative

I live in Ireland, in an extended cottage overlooking Waterford Estuary, privvy to constant changes of light on water, colour and movement, tides and people. I am anglo-Irish and although my initial intention was to live here for a year and a day, I am still here, a blow-in to these shores for the past fifteen years. There have been countless times when I wanted to run back to England with homesickness and relief, but for one reason or another, so far, it has not been possible. I surrender, the soul of Ireland has captured me, allowed a glimpse of the world behind the mask of everyday experiences, bringing forth a mixture of words and pictures from an ordinary everyday life, filled with ordinary everydayness that I offer as a celebration, to the creator of this truly wonderful planet.
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16 Responses to Transit

  1. Tom says:

    Teri, your words strike a chord early on this Friday morning. It’s the reassuring ‘other’ which gives me hope. A kaleidoscope asks our involvement for the wonder to be revealed. But all too often I dwell on the static pattern. Thank you.


  2. j.h. white says:

    Thanks for the glimpse of your morning Teri…so, so familiar. Beautiful painting, beautiful poem.


  3. …the wonder of being mindful…nice poem…nice painting…


  4. Nick Flynn says:

    nice pic … how big is it?

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  5. I love your poem especially the last line…we are always evolving just like every living thing…lovely way to end a delightful poem! Thanks for sharing!


  6. sherinsk says:

    beautifull poem.ireland i heard is a place with so many natural beauties right?
    one from me.hope you like it.


  7. sherinsk says:

    sorry i meant natural wonders 😆


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  9. Geo Sans says:

    forgetting last night’s dreams
    sensory adjustments

    Liked by 1 person

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