BrewNSpew Cafe – January 21, 2019


let the mind journey

its walkways an open book

many lessons learned

 Word/expression of the week – cloister- (noun) – a covered walk in a convent, monastery, college, or cathedral, typically with a wall on one side and a colonnade open to a quadrangle on the other. Synonyms – walkway, corridor, aisle, arcade, loggia, gallery, piazza, stoa.

Cloister – (verb) – seclude or shut up in or as if in a convent or monastery. Synonyms – confine, isolate, sequester, seclude.

The quiet rhythmic monotone of the wall of logs fills one with the rustic peace of a secluded nook in the woods – Gustav Stickley


of yore


reasons unknown

yet traces of truth

hard-spent days in yonder

revealed anonymous minds

 imagined but merely figments

illusional and cloistered secrets

left behind unwrapped and not rewarded


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28 replies

  1. Wonderful photo and poems!

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  2. Splendid poem Eugenia.

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  3. Yours is as splendid an Etheree as I have read, and it comes complete with a twist!

    You are quite the visionary, Eugenia.

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  4. You have packed so much in a tight composition and structured format. I read the last 4 lines 2-3 times to absorb the impact.

    A masterful punch in the mind!

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  5. wonderfully written, well crafted.

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  6. Eugenia,

    Hmm, ‘Cloister’ is an odd one and right now I’m not feeling any inspiration but I’ve said that before to only have words come together unexpectedly. You did a fine job weaving your poem. I’ll give this some time to roll around in my head. 😉

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  7. Both your poems are wonderfully deep with much to explore.

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  8. A little haiku/senryu for the word of the week.
    Thank you Eugenia.

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