poetry and prose about place

dry gourds

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string of dried gourds

string of dried gourds



dry gourds



bottle and swan

goblin egg and warted


absorb the rhythm

the rattle of seeds

in their shells

varnished, on a chord

between cupboards

strand of amber

hardened with hanging


a nudge in humidity, the least

damp, breath

or sigh, softens

vibration, appreciation

of percussion



August 31, 2013  'squash on the vine #3'   Jane Tims

August 31, 2013 ‘squash on the vine #3’ Jane Tims


Copyright 2014  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

September 8, 2014 at 7:20 am

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  1. The painting is awesome–and the photo, poem, and painting all work together to to create a wonderful post.



    September 8, 2014 at 9:52 pm

  2. Oh I love this line: “goblin egg and warted.” Lovely watercolor – autumn is in the air.

    Now you’ve got me wanting to dry some gourds so I can make the seeds rattle!


    Barbara Rodgers

    September 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    • Hi Barbara. Mine are now 30 years old! They are perfect rattlers! Jane


      jane tims

      September 9, 2014 at 8:59 am

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