Monthly Archives: November 2011

WINTER ALITERATIONS


30 nov  2011     >   18/9   >   Moon/Hermit

 

What needs closure for you to move along?

Did  you notice the snow on the land looks like a moonscape?

Are the patterns of your life, the rhythms, working for you?

 

Sippy the coffee, praise to the day.

The last day of the month and the first snow clings to the wet Earth.  It beautiful.  Drenched in white and shadow.  Rain fell for more than 24 hours and turned to snow.  It’s mighty wet out there.  And…I have a carport that nestles my car away from the white and wet.  No need to scrape off ice and crap.  YOU have no idea the joy this brings. OH YA BABY.

 

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Wet white wrap woven with crystalline whittle

Lays languid layers in limitless white on the land

 

Winter wet wonders not who gives the wish

Snow seasons silently the winter scene

 

Silence shivers singing to the gone of Summer 

Make merry mirth of winter mystery

 

Winter white will lay her season’s watch

Envelope Earth’s eager want for quiet rest

 

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GRATITUDE

   for

 

the first day of snow

feeling of calm

finding my little feathered christmas tree

my home

my work

Possibilities

Friends and family

Sweet pets

 

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HAIKU … and some gratitude


29 nov 2011         >   8/17    >     balance/adjustment/Star

 

How might you balance what needs adjusting today?

How do you imagine the ‘divine order’ of this life?

When you close your eyes and take a moment of silence, can you see the world a peaceful and abundant place?

 

24 more days till the light returns.  Not that I want to hurry along life; it moves way to fast for us geezers as it is.  I do miss the longer days of light.  Nature wins.  The seasons need their down time, just like we all do.  I do get all wintery at this time of year, tho’ maybe not quite so austere.  I’m not very austere.  Life slows, I feel myself go inward, quieting, shifting the beat of life to a softer rhythm.   I imagine what I wish to give to the Earth for safe keeping during these freezing months.  What ‘seeds’ (intention) I wish to plant to rise in the Spring greening.  Like, planting the seed of gathering my poetry and creating a book.  Or, planting the seed of friendship and community.  I’d like to plant the seed of love and partnership.    What ‘seeds’ might you like to nurture in the silent peace of winter?

 

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Silent winter scape

Bare branch shivers willingly

Roots hold the honey

 

 Lay your seeds to Earth

Blanket in white purity

Reap what you have sowed

 

Love knows her winter

Cherishes season’s partner

Caress my branches

 

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GRATITUDE FOR TODAY

 

24 days till the light returns

The gentle patter of rain on the roof

The tidy house

The colorful holiday lights I put up

Sweet pets

A great job

breathing

 

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PERCEPTIONS, OPINIONS, TO JUDGEMENT


28 nov  2011    >  7/16    >    Chariot/tower

 

What is that ‘thing’ you have been curious and interested in forEVER and have yet to take action on it????

What secrets do you keep from yourself?

In this busy world how do you remain focused on what is important for you?

 

All in favor of me not giving rant and ramble, raise your hand.  That’s what I thought.  HAaa. goodluck on that one.

 

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It’s not that you have a differing opinion

see the world through a red lens and I see pink

or that you wear the banner of righteousness

tout your intelligence as superior

 

It not that you dress in swaths of expense

or are quick to go to the other side of the road

when the stench of homelessness fills you

in wonder why they don’t find a job

 

It not that you found Jesus and I found the Goddess

or that you find other’s way less than yours

that your refinement is somehow more than

and that your ‘hard-work’ has entitlement

 

It’s not that you oppose Occupation and the

right  of the people to gather on behalf of

what you deem garbage and the way left of your right

It’s not that

 

YOu are entitled to your opinion, your perception

It is all yours for the taking as you see fit

6.5 billion find many ways to rise and give praise

to their perceptions and opinions

 

What it is for me …  in my opinion…

Is that opinions and perceptions come with judgement

They hold us hostage to limited thinking

They keep us from truths that other’s hold

They make up stories that hold only our limited view

 

They are cloaks of fear that hold us to limited truth

On behalf of what we think we know, perceive we know

believe we know, to protect our opinions and perceptions

And so it circles, climbs the towers of our rightness

 

What you believe to be, the opinions you gather.

The perceptions you imagine from your point of view

Are they the whole picture, the whole truth?  Could they be?

If there be any truth in this journey of life

 

might it be for the Divinity you see in the eyes of ALL you meet

 

In my opinion…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BUY LOCAL OR BYE BYE LOCAL


27  nov   2011      >  15/6    >   Devil/Lovers

 

What is it to be loved Divinely?

Peace starts at home and how would YOU give it?

What does your devil look like, act like, feel like, and tempt you with?

 

Tomorrow is ‘Cyber-Monday’.  oooooo.  So… we have been thankful, filled our bellies and shared the love.  Then it got all black fridayish and coffers were filled with money spent by many that didn’t really have.  And this monday, is given to Cyber-world for you to spend spend spend on those great warehouse deals in the sky.  Tempting,  down right Devilish if I do say so.  Heck, everyday is Cyber-discount day.  It’s a vortex of energy that will suck you in.  Been there, still known to visit.

** RANT COMING BEWARE CAUSE I’M ALL ABOUT IT

I invite you to consider buying most everything local.   If you don’t by local and keep your neighborhood shops in business it will only be Cyber-shopping via the big stores/corporations.  No more little quaint corner shops,  No more momma and pappa shops. Independent bookstores, say bye bye.  Art galleries… gone.   NOpe.. they will crumble and fall.  Whooosh.. down the drain cause we got lazy, or it was ‘such a good deal I can’t get that at my local stores” … LIsten UP people.  It’s up to you to keep your community thriving.  Sure… some things ya can’t get any other way. And LOTS of things you can spend on right in town at your local shops, owned by people who are within your community. I casted the invite to you again…’Think Global,Act Local.”  not Loco. 

Whew… glad I got that outta my systems.  NOw.. to practice what I be preachin’.

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Six of one half a dozen of the other

The bother is where will you buy it

You could go right on down town

Bye it from neighbors all around

Spend it local give it back recommit

 

It’s easy to get the cyber- suck 

The muck is invisible in that air

You surf yourself in search

Tap away for some research

Think you spot it, now you got it, so there

 

At your computer finding a good deal

If it’s a steal you think you should buy it

And if you don’t consider local

Support it and get vocal

Corporates win, no more town, a cyber-pit

 

Choices give to consequences

consequences might have ‘does’ to pay

Pick your choices care-fully

Don’t let cyber-space be a bully

Make local win, freely spend, have a townie day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HAIKU OUT OF THE BOX


26  nov 2011   >   14/5   >    Art/Alchemy/Heirophant

 

Mix and Brew what will you make and do?

There is more info to gather, what will it be?

You stand in the ‘box’ around you, how do you intend to get out?

 

Gamornin’.  A beautiful morning on Lake Fenton as  the sun is late to rise on this autumn day.  Swans and geese laze along in the breeze.  No boaters drifting about.  The austerity of winter is ready to make the world here white.  I’m not sad that the temperature is in the 50’s.  I’m not quite ready for the freeze.

 

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Out of the mind box 

Free up conflicts mental twists

Wind blows between ears

 

Open the house doors

Raise every window today

Release the stale air

 

There is no pleasure

Harnessed to a dead dream gone

Crawl out of the cave

 

 

 

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BLACK FRIDAY


25  nov  2011     >    4/13/0   >  Emperor/Death/Fool

 

Can you trust that if you make a jump into what feeds your soul you will be supported?

How do you embrace the knowing that death will one day find you?

What needs putting into order?

 

Black Friday… I’m not so much for the term ‘Black Friday’.  Personally, it’s been a beautiful day with a little fun shopping.  I ate ridiculous amounts of food yesterday, slept 8 hours, and feel great!  

Today, as everyday.  I am grateful for my loved ones.  What are you grateful for?

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Black Friday’s here and I’m not clear

how it follows all that Thanksgiving

Why isn’t it Red or hot pink instead

Of being called Black Friday

 

Someone knows how the story goes

The history of this particular Friday

It wouldn’t be me for sure as can be

Cause I’m savoring the left overs of the party 

 

I could view a Google clue

To find out the why of this Black Friday

And then I think, with a snap and blink

It’s just another Friday

 

I’m feeling all the thankful awe

From yesterday’s gracious feast

So the day that follows one can wallow

On store sales and leftover treats

 

I’m pretty sure shopping’s not the cure

After a day of Thanks and giving

Be it black or pink friday passes in a wink

And now you’re having Saturday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THANK FULL


24 nov 2011     >   12/21/3   >    hanged-one/World/Empress

 

Could today be a day to look at life with a new and grateful perspective?

what in your life are you thankful for?

How might you align yourself with what gives you creative pleasure?

How will you nurture what you are grateful for?

 

Thanksgiving.  I am great-full and thank-full, for my life.  Not only for this day; everyday.  I thank all of you that find your way to this little poetry blog, that unfolds miscellaneous words in some sort of order in a little ranch house on a corner in Ann Arbor, Mi.  Thank-You. 

 

Thank-full

Holding space here

Alone with my words

Nurturing the writer within

Kissing the Earth I walk on

Silently giving prayer

Grounded in the wisdom

Inherent to the All of all of us

Visualizing peace on Earth

Inviting you all to do the same

Nestled in the assuredness that to

Give is to receive

 

Great-full

Resting in the peace that is

Always waiting for our noticing

Teaching us to see the Divine

In the eyes of all whom we greet

Touching hearts to souls

Urging gently the timid or fearful to

Dance between the spaces of love

Everlasting

 

And so it shall be…

 

 

 

 

 

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