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The Artist’s Sketchbook for Bonnie Quinn Cotter

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Silence of early morning, interrupted by a bird.

I am guessing a magpie, but I do not know my bird sounds.

However, I am in the mood and mindset for guessing this morning.

Everything feels a little less harsh, where all the pieces of memories and sights and smells and thoughts infuse.

To make a misty hopeful feeling you imagine you could build with, like fantastic floating rocks.

This fairytale creation, fed from those first perfectly chosen stones.

Was it me that placed them there or was it the universe,

It must have been, I almost forgot!

Poem by Marianne Slevin

Written by Marianne Slevin

13 March, 2011 at 12:35 pm

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Standing On The Earth I See

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Standing on the earth I see,

That you are quite the same as me,

We are both like leaves from an apple tree,

I think I am I, but I don’t even exist

surely I am, without the I added in

I look at you, as if you are you through and through

but we are all made from the same sodding goo!

Oh no that’s not right cause it’s  not goo at all

it’s something that’s no thing at all!

Now I am no wiser I have just down sized me

to a ant that is beside me,

Then I realize there is no separation at all!

For I am as large as the planet which is still rather small

And I am not sure if my cousin is the moon!

Poem by Marianne Slevin

Written by Marianne Slevin

10 February, 2010 at 2:04 pm

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Pink Marshmallow Heart

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This mornings inspiration could be summed up in this little poem.


Marshmallow hearts and sea urchins

the giant turtle returns

she is in a trance

tears on sand

she’s multiplying

so she might survive

then disappears again

into marshmallow hearts and sea urchins.


Mariannne Potterton  October 2008 

Written by Marianne Slevin

25 October, 2008 at 12:51 pm

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