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Nichola Vaughan

A collaboration between my photos and the Poetry from Vaughan Verse.  

Thanks to the immortal Jon Mills, for bringing us together.  See how Nichola transforms my photos into words.

All published verses here are copyright protected and belong to Nichola Vauhgan .
The photos are copyright protected and belong to HaFri Photography

The Joy of Wintertime

The palette of December Days
No vivid hues but subdued greys
When nature seems to turn her gaze
Away from brighter things
It seems she dreams in monochrome
And trees.. now naked set the tone
Stand skeletal… not skin… but bone
….  They await all Winter brings

Their limbs now bare, their colour dark
But they share the beauty of their bark
And on each bank.. they stand apart
But somehow intertwine
The bridge, for them, is obsolete
No man-made method helps them meet
And bond and blend and stand to greet
The joy of Wintertime

© Nichola Vaughan/Vaughan Verse 2019

Within Me

As morning dawns
I will not be hurried into action
I will not be waylaid by
Diversion and Distraction
Today will be
My Day on My Terms

I will watch the world awaken
And spend time lost in thought
And quiet contemplation
My heart will be hopeful
My soul will be still
My feathers will remain unruffled
As they protect me from the winter chill
And I shall sit…
And look…
And see…
Not the world of others
…But the Universe within me

© Nichola Vaughan/Vaughan Verse 2019

HaFri Poetry January 2019

We got the world 
In our own hands
For the time that we live

Our goal should be
To make it beautiful
So that it is worth to give

To our beloved ones
Children, dear friends 
Make sure the circle will be long

Respect nature, love another 
Be grateful, to the earth 
Let her live, healthy and strong

03.01.2019

Be strong
Be so strong, that you dare to show your weaknes
Be so strong, that you are grateful for help

Be strong
Have the courage to say, that it is enough
Dare to care for the world around you

Be good
Be good for nature, for who you care
For this world, that it is here

Fight for your love
It is all around
Together we are strong

04.01.2019

3 Kings came, from far
To see the new born King
They did follow a star
And were convinced that it should bring them
To that important place

I do believe in fairy tales
They make me smile, for all
Because they lead to a peaceful place
Where you don’t beat your head
Against the wall

03.01.2019

And just before I close my eyes
We stepped into another day
Thinking about what was
Not too much about what will come

Counting the blessings, they were plenty, I realize
I am lucky, to be okay
And when the future, transforms into the past
I know that we have not been wrong

08.01.2018


If there is one thing, I learned from life
(and there surely is much more)
It is that smiling helps to survive
No matter how much you feel sore

You can fight the darkness, with looking for light
But to black, grey already looks bright
You can not wish the too hot weather
And mother nature does not matter

So it is up to you, what to do
Looking up, or staying blue
Feeling sad, for what you miss
Or being happy for what is

Choose wise and treat yourself nice
Enjoy winter and eat an ice
Eat a steak, just for lunch 
Count your blessings, they are a bunch!

 © HaFri  12-01-2019 

I sometimes have moments
That I am sitting at the couch
And then, I all the sudden
Forget where it is about

I feel sorry for myself
(even when I know better)
I feel lonely,with no one around
I shed some teears, what is all what matters

The tears blind my soul
I feel alone
I can not feel your hand at my shoulder
I can not describe it much better
But it gets more, now that I grow older

Those moments in sadness are not so good
They have strong effect at my mood
And, what happens almost every time
Then someone offers me a tissue
And all the sudden I feel fine#

Nothing needs to change
I am still sitting there, and look into the grey
But, when I turn my head
I see someone, at a couch, next to me
I can not see him pretty well
But I think, he is just the same

I stand up, I whistle a song
And, while I wipe my tears
I know, that the show must go on.

 © HaFri  19-01-2019 

Poetry February 2012

Confuzzled

I think left and walk to the right
Everyone laughs when I talk about serious stuff tonight
I peal potatoes and realize
That I was intending to cook some rice

I found no butter in the fridge
Again to the shop, I got finally this
I walk out after that I had paid
hello, your donout, the cashier said..

I want to let you read a thing
The wrong page again is showing
I admit I am confused
But my heart has its natural boost

One thing I did learn all through the time
The chaos thing is a part of mine
And if you doubt if you want to handle this, or can
I just feel sorry for you, man

© Saturnnl for DreamsUnlimited 11 02 2012
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Poetry November 2018

Colour your dreams
Drink the milk of paradise

And when things are dark

Paint them like a firework
Enjoy the „plop“ of the champagne cork

© HaFri 1.11.2018

Food for thought

There is no time to waste
There is no time to waste with hate and fights

We need love
For the environment,
For ourselves
For the future

Now

© HaFri 1.11.2018

Rembering
Who are gone
And who we will not forget
The silent pain in our heart

Stepping forwards
With silent steps
Daylight dreaming
A visible tear

How I wish you were here

The little bird wakes me up
Brings me back into reality
Another sign
From you, to me

Don’t be afraid
I still am here
All the sudden
I feel you so near

My heart cheers up
While no one can see
The emotions that rush through me

Your task is done, you fly away, clever
And I live on
Never forever

1.11.2018

Nobody knows
How many years ago
Your boat brought you here

Silently it slowed down
And ended, at our place
Surrounded with nothing
Then the sound of the river

No bird was singing
When you stepped out
Refused my arm
Head up, full charm

You walked along us
The silence was so loud
It went chill from only one cloud

You needed no guide
To bring you to the well
Where you sat down
And closed your eyes

Young and old
did gather around you
And, like magic
No one entered the circle around you

You were not lost
And we found you

When it went dark
We went to our homes
This night we did not close the curtains
And barely our eyes

Next morning you were gone
And your boat is still there

We rememer that night
When the hair of our children
Became forever white

7.11.2018

I wish a world without walls
A world, where evrry stone is used to build places of comfort.
A place to hide and share
A place, of what I can tell you,
Come in, it is safe and warm
Where we can enjoy our tea, with a smile
Because we prefer a coffee
09 11 2018

Look up to the bright side
Find the blue sky

Get up, raise your hands
Wipe away the cold wet sand

Live your life
With ups and down
Survive with a frown

Look up, find the blue
It shines for me and you

© HaFri 14.11.2018

And the night falls down
Like every night
The light goes out
We look for a place to rest

And when we wake up
Everythng is the same
As it was before

It gets light again
The birds start singing
The world continues singing

The sky will look blue
The clouds might be grey
The rain, wet as before
The sea rolls ashore

Nothing has changed
When we wake up again
And still
Nothing is the same anymore
As that it was
The day before

© HaFri 18.11.2018

Power to all our friends
And music, that never ends
Colours, that set you free
Sweet dreams, for you and me

© HaFri 26.11.2018

Wearing my hat
Laying in bed
Looking for sleep
💜 a tiny sheep
At almost 1 o’clock
I can not longer rock

Wide awake tonight
With the moon in sight
My eyes are open
And my dream
Wakes me up, with a scream

Been there, done that
Let me sleep a bit on that
Wake me up, when the nightmare is gone
Bring on the dreams, that make me strong

© HaFri 28.11.2018

The path is your goal
Your steps are the reason
And when the signs are confusing
It might be because of the season

© HaFri 29.11.2018

Slowly the darkness fades away
Transforming the night into a new day
I raise my head, longing to see
What today will bring for me

I am grateful, for where I live
And I love, that I can give
It is wonderful that you are there
And even better that you care

Thank you, for walking with me, into the light
Together with you
Everything will be all right

© HaFri 30.11.2018

HaFri Poetry October 2018

How do I survive

My mind is free, and full of good
So many rules tell me what I should
And,what not
In case I forgot

Freedom is an illusion
We are chained at rules
We are ruled from fools

Chaos is all around
It is easily to be found

Rules and signs, lead me in any direction
But not closer to my goal
Are they really made to transform the chaos in perfection
Or does it leads us in a black hole

Break free from rueles, survive
Tear them down
Love the chaos
It is the story of my life

08-10-2018

7

When the night wents to sleep
When the day wakes up

My footsteps
Are the only sound
How much I wish you around

Whilst the light gets more
And the darkness disappear
I count my steps
And the hours
Until you are here

The cold of the night
Shivers at my skin
The colours of the sky
Take my breath away
And I feel, a tiny little bit

like in heaven

09 10 2018

Never throw yourself away
Be brave, but not a fool
Glow into the night
Fight for your right

Be a star
For someone, far
Fade away the darkness
Be who you are

Never befriend with violence or hate
Live for love,
love and be great

11 10 2018

Slowly the night
Transfers into light

With every foodstep that I make
I trust the bridge
Looking forward to my coffee
And to what is left
In the fridge

12 10 2018

When friends
Don’t talk anymore

Because they are trapped
By thoughts that lead away
From your mutual goals

When friends
Don’t listen anymore

While they raised their glasses
And drank the poisoned wine
Dream on, my friend, we won’t hurt you

When I do not give up
Believing in myself

I do not want, to drink your wine
Even not, when you turn your head away

When you fall
What will happen sooner then you think
I will be there
To catch you

And, at the same time
I continue to walk my way
Different roads
Not like before

May the pain be less
Then I fear
May the white power of love
Always be here

© HaFri
14 10 2018

Make a wish
Share a kiss
Enjoy life as it is

Dreaming of
The one you love
Close your eyes
And realize

That someone cares for you
Just like you do
Dream and smile
Keep it a while

Give it time to share

Because, one momrnt, you will see
That it has a reason, and has to be

© HaFri 27 10 2018

After the night
We turn
Back to the light
As it always will be

Smile
Drink coffee
Or if you prefer
Sip your tea
Be open for happiness
May your day be bright

© HaFri 30 10 2018

Invisible waves travel
With the speed of light

No matter how fast the news goes around
Tomorrow it is old

© HaFri 30 10 2018

HaFri Poetry August 2018

Step the stones
Conquer your fear
Go slow
But don’t stand still

Look careful, before you take your step
But do it, with faith
You know the path ain’t easy to go
With every step, the destination comes near

Walk forward
Because you can, shall and will

20 08 2018

When people tell, that you did wrong
It is okay to defend yourself

When it happens often
That people tell you
You did things that are not okay
Then try to do better

Don’t blame others
For your mistakes

You can only gain respect
When you respect the other

Be the one
That you want others to be

22 08 2018

Be you

When everything around you is green
Be yellow
When everybody is floating together
Jump out

Be a flower between the leaves

You are too beautiful
To hide it
Amaze others
By showing the wonderful you

Give them the chance
To tell you
How wonderful you are

24 08 2018

When you go to sleep
Take your dreams with you
Don’t worry about
If they might come true

Just hug them gentle
Live them tight
Let their pleasure
Guide your night

Give your dreams
A lesure treat
Believe in what they tell
Somehow
It all will be well

28 08 2018

Van Gogh, Field with Ploughman, late August 1889. Oil on canvas, 49 x 62 cm. Private collection.

 

Amazing colours
So much more beautiful
Than that I did ever see

I am grateful
For who dares to share
The amazing world
That is hidden there

The dreams that you let see
Will
Forever
Colour me

28 8 2018

Farewell summer
It seems you never should end
Then you rushed away
Leaving the knispring leaves
Under my knispring bones

There was no time to say goodbye
Just as to you, my friend
No one knows really why
It so suddenly needed to end

We can’t turn back the clock
Or foresee the weather
It all is written in the stars
No other choice than let her

Enjoy the moment
Don’t run away
It will come in time
Just wait and see
Don’t be afraid for the rain or darkness
We are not alone,
You and me

Love your life
Live and give
Be beautiful, because you are
Let your heart smile through your eyes
And catch the twinkling star

31 08 2018

Hafri Poetry June 2018

You seem to swim so lonely
But I am always nearby
No matter where you go
I spot you, in my eye

Swim into the big world
It is all so new for you
You will find out good and bad
Just like I still do

And when the world is sad
Return to the water
Fill it with your tears
Fill it with your fears

Swim in troubled water
And hold your head up
Feel the bubbles under your skin
Drink the world, that you float within

Be happy, and be strong
Be weak, but not too long
If you can, share the water
You will be loved for that, now ant later

I look at you
As long as you alow me to
I promise, I will be there
Even if you do not care

04 06 2018

Walking in the park, feeling free
Just my thoughts and me
No questions in my head
Just free feelings instead

I stood still, to watch the flower
I did not expect it
And I could not neglect it
Your wings catched my eye

I stood stil, amazed by your flight
Spread your wings, fly away
My eyes were following you
And saw you turning … around the corner

You kept on flying
And turning back to me
As if you had to be sure
That I did see

It was amazing, just me and you
And the questions, that were not there
All the sudden became an answer

I closed my eyes,
And when I opened them again
You were there
I am grateful, for your sign

Let me give
Let us live
Let it be okay
You are only one breath away

11 06 2018

One day, long ago
All that I did know
Was, that there is a God in the sky
Who ruled the world, who was the reason why
 
My mum told me so, also it had to be true
There was no reason to doubt, why should I do
I grew up, went to church, did sing a song
My world was safe, nothing could go wrong
 
Until that day, that I did wonder about
How it is possible, that we were ruled from above the clouds
Because, if there is a God, somewhere
Why it seems he never does care
 
Those days, I hear more children cry
It is louder, then in many ages
Dear lord, tell me why
Do you allow children to be held in caches
 
Why do you let people families split
Why you created hate, without stopping it
Why do you send us such dark clouds
That are a few things, where I worry about
 
Yes, you hear my words of grieve
It could be a prayer, if I did still believe
I still believe in the goodness of man
I still believe in love, because we can
 
I refuse to think, that you allow this cruel
I refuse to think, that you sent those horrible tool
If I still did, I should pray
Please, send the evil away
 
Still, it is this world where we live together
So, life goes on, and life does mater
Instead of telling the others to change right now
I have to do it myself, somehow
 
I say no to hate, and agression
I will love my friends, with gentle passion
I will not accept, when people cry
I will gain courage, when I look to the sky
 
No, it is not a dream, where I am talking of
We can change this world together,
when we start to love
19 06 2017

Live
Love
Do it ,
Before it is too late

Smile, be happy
There is no time to hate

If I say I love you
You can love me too

Make your world
A happy world
And I will be there

20 06 2018

When the world is bad
When people do not care
Be better
Spread love and share

When children cry
Give them comfort
Dont allow borders
Between people

Love can’t be destroyed
Hate shall be replaced with love

Refuse to live in fear
Resist the darkness
Our future is here
Make it better

21 6 2018

HaFri Poetry May 2018

Double Dutch

I want to say hello to you
But I don’t know how to do
Deutsch is not hetzelfde als Dutch
And that is confusing mij so very much

Wenn ich schreibe, das ich bleibe
Can I say, that I will stay
Aber in Holland soll ich dann staan
And iF I go, dann kann ich gaan

It all is so verschrikkelijk complicated für mich
Then English and American, sind auch noch unterschiedlich
Zo vaak fehlen mir de woorden
And can I again een taal vermoorden

You see the problem, what shall I do
I better shut up, and halte meine Klappe toe
Oe is dutch, and bedeuted Uh
But the English do say oooh

And when I want Käse, dan wil ik kaas
Did you aver try to translate sinterklaas?
Yes, I am going slightly mad
And mad in Germanan is pronounced as Mett

Mett is een gehaktbal, pretty much
It is so complicated, to be double dutch
Even when I want my drink
I have to think

Because a bear is not a bear
What they mean to say is bier
Now that sounds easy, for all of us
I drink to that, I love being Double Dutch

02.05.2018

When the light is young
When we are feeling strong
Then walk with me

When the grass is green
And the leaves drop shadows between
Then walk with me

When you are feeling cold
When you are feeling old
Then walk with me

When you think you are alone
When your heart is not from stone
You can walk with me

Leave your footprints next to me
Open up for the power
Hug a tree

03.05.2018

When white meets black
And black greets white
Both enjoying the beutiful weather

When someone tells you are beautiful
And you reply with, so are you
Then nothing really matters

When differences fade away
And you can be yourself, unique
Then your harmony will speak

When it shimmers, after a sunny day
And we slowly prepare for the night
Remember, that the darkness will fade away
Our dreams will bring us
back to the light

03.05.2018

The winter was strong
Long, we did long for spring
Mother nature made her own plan
Not because she has to, but because she can

Sunshine came, unexpected
Nature could not neglecl it
Flowers exploded
The darkness eroded

Hello sunshine, please be mine
Breathing spring, blossoms swollen
Sneezing loud, thanks to the pollen
Enjoying the light with a smile
It has been a while

Now the blossoms touch the water
Spring seems to have jumped into summerly heat
Reflections become memories for later
Who knows, where the water may lead

—–

Blüten fliessen in den Fluss
Weil das Leben weitergehen muss
Ich schaue ins blaue herein
Geniesse den milden Sonnenschein

Die Blätter sind noch so grün
Das Wasser ist schon so hell
Erinnerungen an das Jetzt
Verlieren wir nicht so schnell

06.05.2018

It’s your turn
Make a move, don’t run
What step will you take
Is it sea, or is it lake
Move it
 
It’s your turn
When you can’t take the black
Then you should play the white
Anticipate
Take care that you won’t burn
 
Every move you make
Every breath you take
They will be watching you
Make your move,make them play
You can do it,
 
It’s your turn
Take a risk
Choose it
Don’t be afraid to loose it
Because, only when you use it
Life will give you the chance
To glance
 
Play well
I will be next to you
Yes, we can do
More then ever
it is your turn
09.05.2018

Play me a song
When I walk through the wood
Open up my memories
About when life was just a joyful mood

Let the words back into my mind
Bring the memories back to life
When the nights were short
And the power easy to find

Play your song
Let me hold you
Share the memories of yesterday
With the trees, that I just talked to

13 05 2018

Unsichtbare (voll)Pfosten
Invisible post

I do not see you
So I am not there
Maybe you say, you can
But I don’t care

I do not see you
So you can not tell me
What to do
Or what to share

My world is pretty small
I do not see anything, at all
I can do whatever I want
You will see,
I just cant

If you tell me
To open my eyes
Please, first take away
The towel of lies

Wake me up
When you are ready for me
Open my eyes
When you think I should see

17 05 2018

Turn the light
Let the spot on you
You are worth it

Switch on the light
Be amazed of what looks to you
When you dare to see

Let it be light
Be beautiful, be true
Let the colours shine in

Be the light
Let your fantasy through
Dare to be different

See the light
May it enlighten your darkness
Sparkling away the night

22 05 2018

Hello,
Good morning, how are you?
It’s good to see you here

I wish you a wonderful Friday
And from some of you
I wished you were here

We can’t always get what we want
We can’t always win, or loose
So make the best if today, somehow
Smile, and be happy
Now

24 05 2018

How I looked forward
To see you again
How happy I was
When you were there

More powerful
More coourful
Then ever

How wonderful you did head
Against the rain
The stormy nights
How much you enlightened the day

More beautiful
More enjoyable
Then ever

And now
you are gone again
For a while

And I
look forward
To when you show up again

The sign
That the dark and cold days
Never stay forever

28 05 2018

 

Render/ Graoguc (c) Xans
Words (c) HaFri

Does she stay
Is she on her way
Only she knows
Where she goes

Checking her hair, it looks okay
Should she go, or should she stay
Thoughtful are her eyes
About a plan, or about lies

The door is closed
She is out into the blue
What she needs the most
She won’t reveal it to you

There is no turning back
Only the butterflies will stay
She and the bird will find their way
She escapes from the black

Kiss the past goodbye
Wait, or go
When the birds stops singing
Then she will finally know

29 05 2018

Poetry April


Foto –Inge Baldo
Wörter – Ich

manchmal möchte ich ein Schifflein sein
Und mit dem WInd in den Rücken
Mich die Freiheit entzücken

Ertrinken in der hellen Luft
Atmen des Meeres Duft

Aber meistens führt meine Reise
Nicht weiter als mich verlieben
In wunderschöne Bilderbeweisen

03 04 2018


What is in a name?
A reason to live?
A moment to give?

We can’t foresee how long life is given to us
And when we give life, to our children
We do not know, how long their lives might lost

Is it the hand from above?
Do you call it nature?
Or is it faith. just as it is?

What’s in a lifetime
What do we need
What do we get

We can’t turn back the clock
And when the time passes by
With every second
We come closer

03-04-2018

Today I look up to the sky
And you know why
Just like then, the sky is so blue
Just like then, I talk to you

In a language, you could not understand
As always, you know what I meant

What is there to say?
I hope you are okay
I am fine, but, yes, I miss you
In my thoughts, I smile and kiss you

Thank you for the signs you sent
Life goes on, after the end

07-04-2018

One day
When the sky is blue

I will look, again, at you
And,when I hold your hand
We enjoy the grey to fade away

We will be happy
That the sky is blue

I will look into your beautiful eyes
I might not find words, when we relize
That this is what is we both are up to

We shall wake up
When the sky is blue

Until that day
We will walk our way
Together, we share the pain
In the darkness, our light will remain

We will carry on
We will make each other strong

The clouds shall all be faced
When we are looking for the blue
I wish it so much
And most of all
I wish it for you

For you, Sabine

29 04 2018

Render (c) by Petra Vos

Render by Petra Vos
Words by me (HaFri)

I was walking blind
THere was nothing I could find

I was running from A to B
Looking for what I could not see

I had to be in time
I could not drop the line
Running faster, but I was too late
Hurrying more, without finding the gate

I went on, but did not know
Where my feet were letting me go
I could not stop it
I could not drop it
I had the will to carry on
with the show

Then, all out of the blue
All the sudden, there was you
When I saw you, in a flash
I knew what to do, in a dash
I ran behind you, but you were so fast
I don’t know how many hours it last

Then you stuopped
And while you took my breath away
You said, well hun, you should not run
Because you can get everything, if you are willing to stay

I opened my eyes, was bathing in sweat
You were gone
But your words I will never forget

29 04 2018

Goodbye, April Lady

I won’t regret another month to be over
It was not bad, it could be better
It was an easy come
easy go
Thank you for letting me in
I faced you with a grin
Now you leave, and there we have it
And I’ve seen, many worlds
And I ever see will see again
What’s another year
No more for you to fear
Goodbye April, another month is over
And all I am, is left sober

30 04 2018