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October 30, 2018

What remains is the dregs of the process
The sediment of crystalized thoughts
Wearing away the mind’s own nature
Free of motivations and fears, clear and calm


#WeekendCoffeeShare Pool And Protest

June 3, 2017 6 Comments

pool with reflection

pool with reflection

If we were having coffee this weekend in Tucson I would bring a pitcher of water and another of iced beverage of your choice out to the pool. The only place to be on a day when the temperature reaches 106 degrees is in the pool. I have all manner of flotation devices, and there is a table in the shade where we can sit for a chat after we get wet.  If you feel energetic we could chat while we do some exercise in the water.  I have taught swimming and water exercise for years, and although I am not currently certified in lifesaving I will keep you safe. Come on in.  The water is perfect.

This week was relatively uneventful, if you exclude all the political action in Washington, DC. I do watch with interest while Micheal Bloomberg, the states, and cities step up to fight climate change.  I am happy to see all the marchers for science but in Arizona this is not possible at the moment. We must protest fro the pool. I think the best way for me to contribute to the entire issue of environmental protection is to act personally. I think I am carbon conservative, but there are probably a few more items I could buy locally or go without for the good of the planet.  Rather than review the international scene, although that is of interest, I am looking for ways I can reduce my personal consumption of water, gasoline, and electricity.

While I fill your ice water glass again please tell me about your writing projects and your week.  Did you finish or start any new writing?  I admire those of you who write long works of fiction.  I may attempt it someday, inspired by your success.  It takes discipline as well as talent to do a long write.  I have written a few short pieces of fiction, but this week I created a poem in response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt. It was about death, and was fully depressing like the previous week’s.  I do wonder at my creative self when I come up with all this dark gloomy haunted stuff.  I also wonder if that is a direction I should try to go for a longer story..haunted and creepy is a genre, after all.  I also wrote about my ancestors and tea, so it was not all gloom and doom…except the ancestors are dead, of course.  I wrote about some from the Byzantine Empire this week.

I think perhaps I am haunted by the politics playing out before me, but that does not matter.  Creative responses to horror and terror have always been used to change things.  Satirists are having a having a hay day with all the crazy times in which we live.  I wish I could draw cartoons, but I think this talent will be for another lifetime.  I will have to stick to poems to express my distaste, rage, or general revolt.  How do you best protest, gentle reader?Do tell, what makes you revolt (silently or otherwise)?

If you are in the mood, feel free to cannonball before you go.  Hydrate fully, and stay safe.  Please join the coffee party on the weekend hosted by Emily at Nerd in the Brain.  Contribute a post, or read, comment, and visit here.




Window Dressing

April 15, 2015 1 Comment




Gazing out through the window made of magical reflection

Scenes play out vividly structured for the ego’s protection

We find we are exactly the picture of perfection and gravity

When our memory edits all stories to obstruct our incapacity


Our flawless composure, wisdom, grace, incomparable wit

Are features of our self image, where the hubris never quits

You may be the only one who knows the truth in the end

Courage sees behind the tales, between the lines, my friend

NaPoWriMo 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015

Every day in April poets are contributing verbal blessings here.  Ride the poetry train for fun and creative stimulation.  There is something for everyone in this group.


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