Repeat, as necessary


Just a little hibernation—
that and some mild exhaustion,
nothing more, really.
Thanks for asking though.
And you?




Thank you for reading Repeat, as necessary, when asked. I humbly appreciate your visiting the Book of Pain, and as always, I look forward to your comments.

The photograph was taken during a walking day in Boston. What caught my attention is the surprising richness of the tones/details (not to mention the old bubblegum) of something one tends to just usually overlook—the place where you step. For more photography, please visit the Book of Bokeh.


Photograph, poem and notes © 2014 by John Etheridge and Héloïse Haven; all rights reserved. The poem and accompanying notes are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. This applies to all original written work found on this site, unless noted otherwise. The attribution claimed under the license is: © 2014 by John Etheridge and Héloïse Haven, The photograph is not licensed for use or reproduction in any way, unless so granted in writing by the copyright owner.


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4 responses to “Repeat, as necessary

  1. Barbara Minor

    rest just enough to get artistic thoughts flowering with beautiful colors and astounding words to continue traveling your selected path…..

  2. Such a good description, John. Brief, to the point and energy-saving – I love it!

    • Yes, but sadly, sometimes used too quickly when the answer should be a little different. Sometimes it is a reflex motion, when I should say, “I could use a little help here…”