Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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a daily breath...

A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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A Void
Posted on April 3, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

Naked trees,
vacancy in our landscape.
We abide,
patience tested, winter’s
protracted wrath.
for the warmness
encouraging growth,
and colour, and
Spring denied,
a void in our lives.
In the meantime
we survive
with an extra sweater, or
two, cold hands, and
the hope for change.
04/03/2018                                                                    j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays
Posted on April 2, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

The morn does not
simply come along.
You arrive
into the day,
thoughts emerging
in drowsy confusion.
Every day,
each moment
is different, but
begins with you.
Wherever you are,
do not rush the feelings.
You have arrived.
Make this day,
this beginning,
all it can be.
04/02/2018                                       j.g.l.

Take a poem to lunch

New poetry
every day
all month long

Scream A Little Bit
Posted on April 1, 2018 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

It’s poetry,
the shortest distance between
emotions and truth.
It screams, it whispers,
it packs a lunch
when no one else thinks
about nutrition.
recognizes hypocrisy
and waits out
the hunger strike,
protesting the banality of
corporate catch phrases and
the mayhem of marketing.
A poem
will not be ignored.
It is patient, does not need
to be justified, wears no
best-before date, and
is always there for you.

04/01/2018                              j.g.l.

New poetry
Every day this month
All poetry
All the time