Notions of darkness and shadows, violence and love, hardboiled.

Photography of Colorado and the American Southwest displaying nature and history.

All material on this blog is original creation by James Blatter unless otherwise noted

 

I Warn You Now: Murder in Haiku

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Howling tabloid leads
"More Butchered Bodies Found"
Community rages.

Ominous whispers
Many suspicions hinted at
Where people gather

Each new sky seems darker
Investigators clutch straws
While blood cascades

Strange silhouettes haunt
Sinister, mocking laughter
Floats along with wind

I’d be lying if I said
Pools of blood and fearful tears
Didn’t make me properly happy.

Words by James Blatter

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Old Babylonian Ain’t Got Nothin On You

War drums pound,
Gladiators punch wives and tan child’s hide,
Apocalyptic amusements,
Zombies and first person shooters
Modern culture embraces mayhem,
Death and violence in home theaters
Our red masques dropped,
We must admit we cherish
Aggression, Hostility, Brutality
Over
Exploration, Discovery, Artistry
Civilization dancing to the melody
Of Discord and Decay’s
Polyamorous Love Song 

Words and Photo by James Blatter

We had some very powerful rain this September, big drops exploding.
Photo by James Blatter

We had some very powerful rain this September, big drops exploding.

Photo by James Blatter

A Walk in the Rain: These two wild turkeys didn’t seem to mind the pouring rain today, or really much of anything.
Photo by James Blatter

A Walk in the Rain: These two wild turkeys didn’t seem to mind the pouring rain today, or really much of anything.

Photo by James Blatter

Haunted Forest: The burn scar from the 2002 South Canyon Fire that threatened to destroy Glenwood Springs still reminds us of the power of nature, especially in the ghostly fog
Photo by James Blatter

Haunted Forest: The burn scar from the 2002 South Canyon Fire that threatened to destroy Glenwood Springs still reminds us of the power of nature, especially in the ghostly fog

Photo by James Blatter

Cooper Avenue Rain 
Glenwood Springs, CO
Photo by James Blatter

Cooper Avenue Rain 

Glenwood Springs, CO

Photo by James Blatter

Sunset over Roan Plateau/Sky Fire September 7, 2014

Photos by James Blatter

Yearlings and Momma avoiding bow hunters

Photos by James Blatter