Spotlight Poetry – How the Night Turns into Day – A Poem by Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Night and Day by the artist Nadhwa Rasheed. The work is a vibrant semi-realistic night and day landscape painting. The image supports the poem How the Night Turns into Day written by the poet Goff James.
© Nadhwa Rasheed, Night and Day, 2021

How the Night Turns into Day by Goff James

How the night turns into day
How fair morning golden wakes

How the sun sails o’er the sky
How the bees sip the flowers
How joy’s birdsong fills the breeze
How the ocean ebbs and flows

How the fishes swim and shoal
How sweet Spring turns into Summer
How the flowers glorious blossom
How flamed sunset sleep-eyed fades

How dusk’s fragrance melts into darkness
How the barn owl silent hovers
How the moonlight dancing gleams
How the stars bright jewelled sparkle

How heartache’s barbed pain wounds
How love’s silk threads woven heal
How life’s journey sweeping wanders
How chilled winter autumn’s harvest gleans

How the greenwood leafless withers
How the night turns into day

Poem Attribution – Goff James – How the Night turns into Day

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Painting Attribution © Nadhwa Rasheed, Night and Day, 2021

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Spotlight Poetry – Tearing Oneself Apart – A Poem by Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled The Phoenix by the artist Wendy M. The work is a vibrant abstract surreal  expressionist painting. The artist has used a palette of red, white, grey and black colours  that infer the rise of a phoenix from furnaced flames.The image supports the poem Tearing Oneself Apart written by the poet Goff James.
© Wendy M, The Phoenix, 2020

Tearing Oneself Apart by Goff James

Tearing oneself apart
Dismantled

Emotions burn
Time’s destruction
Furnaced memories erupt
The taste of fire

Flames ignite
Fabled phoenix awakes
Hidden fears overcome
Reassembled

Winged resurrection

Poem Attribution – Goff James – Tearing Oneself Apart

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Painting Attribution © Wendy M, The Phoenix, 2020

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Spotlight Poetry – Unable to Hear – A Poem by Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled The Spiritual Death of Small Illusion by the artist Ave Igor. The work is a atmospheric surreal, conceptual abstract painting. Layers of colour, shapes and texture provide depth, movement and give the painting its dramatic intensity.
© Ave Igor, The Spiritual Death of Small Illusion, 2010

Unable to Hear by Goff James

Unable to hear
Locked
Within
A sightless world
Voiceless
He lies

The pain of
Loneliness drums
Memories
Flickering dance

Love’s touch
Reassuring

Lights
The
Dark

And
How

Life
’s
f

l
a
m
e
s
t
i
l
l

b
u
r
n
s

Poem Attribution – Goff James – Unable to Hear

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Painting Attribution © Ave Igor, The Spiritual Death of Small Illusion, 2010

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Spotlight Poetry – a s i – A Poem by Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Jeu de Miroir (Mirror Effects) by the artist Philippe Briade. The work is a vibrant atmospheric semi-abstract figurative painting. Layers of colour, shapes and texture and a variety of mark making provide depth, movement and give the painting its dramatic intensity. The viewer is placed in a central position where one can see everything happening in the room in front of them and also in the back by the mirror effects. What is exactly going on is subject to interpretation. But one can distinguish on the left a woman looking outside on a balcony or on the deck of a boat. Central left are two children playing with the curtains. Central right a mirror reflecting a woman in lingerie. And on the right side a ghostly silhouette of a man standing. The unity of color, a warm grey, give the scene a continuity through the 4 stages as well as the white horizontal line behind the woman and the ghost. But the mirrors make the scene surreal. So that one doesn't know where one stands and what one is really seeing. The work supports the poem a-s-i written by the poet Goff James.
© Philippe Briade, Jeu de Miroir (Mirror Effects), 2010

a s i by Goff James

a
s i
loo

k in t
he mir
ror I se
e yester
day i hear
memories w

eep i taste l
ost kisses i s
mell death’s fr
agrance i touch
broken dreams as
i look in the mirror

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Painting Attribution © Philippe Briade, Jeu de Miroir (Mirror Effects), 2010

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Poetry – Shades of Blue – A Poem by Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Shades of Blue by the artist Devayani Yaishnav. The work is a vibrant abstract expressionist painting. The artist has used a palette of blue and white colours of different shades.The image supports the poem Shades of Blue written by the poet Goff James..
© Devayani Yaishnav, Shades of Blue, 2020

Shades of Blue by Goff James

shades of blue
shades of white

shades of silence
death chilled
shades of dreams
heartbroken

shades of new memories
erased
shades of old memories
redrawn

shades of yesterday
shades of today
shades of tomorrow
shades of white
shades of blue

Poem Attribution – Goff James – Shades of Blue

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Painting Attribution © Devayani Yaishnav, Shades of Blue, 2020

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Poetry – o’er and o’er and o’er – A Poem by Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Edge of the Deep Blue Sea by the artist Alice Lipping, . The work is a vibrant semi-abstract seascape painting. The artist has used a palette of cold blue colours with a bit of white that infer the sky and waves.The image supports the poem o'er and o'er and o'er written by the poet Goff James.
© Alice Lipping, Edge of the Deep Blue Sea, 2016

o’er and o’er and o’er by Goff James

o’er and o’er and o’er
the ocean’s
unforgiving waves
tumble

where
withered footsteps
stepping linger
ever
voices of
the hearth
haunting call

from the ashes
of forgotten
memories and
nothingness
bleeds into
morning’s numbed
emptiness

misted echoes
scream
across the
outgoing tide
heartache’s loneliness

burning
returns unanswered

borne upon
pain’s wounded wings
letters penned
lie in fading bundles
voiceless

bound in
longing’s shroud
neath time’s ulcerated
unforgiving days
unrequited
the love of home
remains remains
remains

Poem Attribution – Goff James – o’er and o’er and o’er

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Painting Attribution © Alice Lipping, Edge of the Deep Blue Sea, 2016

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Spotlight Poetry – Come Walk with Me – A poem by Goff James

The image depicts a painting titled Music of the Night by the artist Mary Sullivan. The work is a vibrant semi- abstract surreal dreamlike landscape painting. The artist has used a palette of rainbow cool colours that infer  night's moonlit darkness .The image supports the poem Come Walk with Me written by the poet Goff James.
© Mary Sullivan, Music of the Night, 2012

Come Walk with Me by Goff James

Come walk with me
Come talk with me

Come take my heart
From me my love

Let the moonlight
Be our guide

Come hold my hand
Come kiss me tenderly
Come share your dreams
With me my love

Let heaven’s stars
Be our guide

Come dance with me
Come share with me

My sweet true love
The music of the night

Poem Attribution – Goff James – Come Walk with Me

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Painting Attribution © Mary Sullivan, Music of the Night, 2012

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