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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haiku 4 you
Posted on August 25, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

08/25/2022                                                                               j.g.l.

August Rain
Posted on August 24, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

     A little too little, a little too late

     for crunchy brown lawns and fields of sickly corn.

August rain.

         Heat didn’t help. Heat rarely does,

   not like this.


We wake when we sleep, then wake up wondering.

     Another day of humidity, give-and-take forecasts,
     and questionable economic news. Speculation.

         The lies we must live with, and the hope,

       so little evidence.

                     Puddles were temporary most of the time,
         this year

                             dry as dust.



rain less of a problem than more of a solution.

                      This year

when it happens, it happens.

Untimely response. Unfortunate.

         While we wait for an answer.

© 2022 j.g. lewis

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and
the new fall not born. The odd uneven time.”
                                         -Sylvia Plath


let it speak
Posted on August 23, 2022 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment

sit by the water
planned or unplanned

you will

silenced by
simply being there


unnecessarily understated

sit by the water

let it speak

it knows

how thought is quenched
as if a thirst

sit by the water

you will
you know


08/23/2022                                                                       j.g.l.