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allowances


I think this is the longest I’ve gone with out laying out a post in the last two years.  Not for laziness.

I’m shifting.  Moving my inner workings about.  Re-calibrating.  Pondering next steps.  Anyone else feeling a new pull, a certain whisper on the wind?

For awhile it won’t be every day of diving into a moment with poetry.  I’m going to let the muse have me and wander me about in other places that words need to be written in.  I hope to allow it all to bubble and brew in this heart cauldron of mine.

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Allowances

 

Wash the dishes, clean your room

feed the dog, mow the lawn

Allowances were given

 

drop the glass, forget the errand

often late, missed the plane

Allowances were given

 

In the allow of this for the giving of that

In the allow of that for the misplace of this

in doing the right thing to the forgetting

 

Open to the allow it to happen as it will

In the generosity of the space not yet filled

up with doing and mind jumble

 

Where does it matter most on the life way

that allows possibility in the night and day

of what can be seen or hides in the shadows?

 

When allowance feeds the greater good

and gives the free flow a kind radiance

that lights the way for others.

 

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A storyteller’s ramble.


I’ve nearly finished with my poetry chapbook.  Sent it to a few friends to give feed back and a lil’ editing.  It goes out thursday to my writing mentor.  What a lot of work.  After awhile it’s hard to even look at it.  And I’m very glad to have pulled it together.

I will keep you all updated on the progress. I am determined to make it look like a real book and put it out in the world.   I’m already planing book number two.  I’m sooooo ambitious.

 

I SEE YOU

I SEE YOU

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Ok… so I just did this ramble below.  I didn’t try to stop it.  I gave myself into it. eegads.

 

Stories are made up In truths, in exaggerations

In missed placed perceptions. A movie like scene

scanning the panorama of the eyes,

sending, sending, sending

endless data, the endless

report of moments of living.

 

Grab it. Grab it. Make up what it is we don’t see

or think we see, or want it be, or believe it must be.

Make up what we believe is some truth of it

in the outcome or back story, of your story

in the story of make it so  in the vague

interpretation of limited information.

 

We all do it.  And we do it again cause it panoramas

around us endlessly in near ending reels

and reams of life rolling by,  in and out

Seeps into our own perceptions,

Grabs  at our guts, our heart, our imaginings

Grabs out our history, our wants and desires.

Steals away any truth of it in its flash by.

 

Holding whatever perception made up of

pieces of truth that may have not an ounce

of truth to it.  Till that story passing by

gives the details.  It’s way gone now.

Out of the passing scene, in the

‘See ya later baby. Bye bye.”

Fill your eyes up with the next and

the next… Good lord it never stops.

No truth report coming from that .

And damn we were all wrong

 

Speak up to your own truth

If you happen to know it

Cause it’s the only truth

you got.  All the rest is

passing us by for some over

stimulation and illusive

reminders that we’re

good and bad stories tellers

and stories …. well they

just keep on coming.

 

 

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I AM AN EVERYDAY


Day 8.  Inspiration lags a bit today.  tracking through other’s poetry that I have found for inspiration or ‘just because’ they found me and I ‘followed’ them to their words, into their words, through their words.  There are a lot of us poets out there, doing just what it is I do here sharing with you in their own way.   Feel free to click to the right on some of their links.

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I’m like everyday

rising and setting

being high in the sky

caught in the branches

a wisp of breath on a leaf

grass that needs mowing

a nest to be made

an acorn to be placed

a cloud to pass

wind to nip

rain to feed

mossy shelters

babbling brook

 

I am an everyday

of moody and hidden

places seen and unseen

a fork in the road

squirrelly chatter

arbutus in bloom

A wing pulled out

of cracked shell

called to flight

restless sea

a storm brewing

a womb ready

nebulous nights

a dance of northern lights

 

I am of all things

possibly impossible

in the happen of moments

in the rise and the set

of EArthly living

in the everyday

beyond celestial limits

of galaxies blooming

like spiral flowers

I am all of that

swirling brilliance

of infinity creation

in the everyday

here on Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LIVING A CURIOUS LIFE


Mornin’.   I wrote the poem before I write this.  I have so much to say about curiosity, I could write a small book.  Maybe I will one of these days.    It is a trait, a way of living that I find incredibly important on so many levels.  I really would love a dialogue with anyone that wishes to be curious enough to join me in it.

peace and love people. peace and love.  And… stay curious and keep the questions rolling.

THIS IS SOOO CURIOUS

THIS IS SOOO CURIOUS

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Curiosity… Forget that it killed the cat.

Or maybe the exploration of your light socket

Found what you hoped you’d never find

In the jolt up your mind to heart that gave answers

Best left uncovered, in that untruth.

Doing the Treasure Hunt of living.

Something will get you sooner or later.

Hope was at the bottom of Pandora’s Box

 

Life is splendid place when curiosity

Explores the corners to expands into the center

The mundane of what you see, of what you

Think you know when without questions

You story-tell all kinds of lies and foolishness

Cause you failed to ask and probe past the surface

Hoping conversation and perception would reveal the the hidden

 

Life wants to be known. You want to be known.

Curiosity fills the void, asks the questions

Tickles the edges to go pass the surfaces

Stirs the pot of desire that speaks to the passion

That Living and knowing is rich and it trembles

In the pleasure of being explored and questioned

A spark of desire that life is important enough

you are important enough for curiosity to find you

 

Live a curious life.  Let it kill you.

 

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A GIFT


The first day of Spring may have held to cold, and shiver. Still with a thin layer of white on the Earth, and it gave me a blossom in my heart.

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A Gift…

 

His gift was generous, caring, from the heart

Not even a chance to decline it, fuss over it,

Give a thank you in the moment of receiving.

I didn’t see it at first, laying on the counter

Waiting for me to let my eyes spill in the

unexpected heart race of gratitude.

 

A moment of gasp and shutter holding it.

I raised it up over my head like a cheer,

A celebration, an honor salute, a hail,

A thank you to the hero that gifted me.

Pulling it down to my gut, clutching it

As if it might be caught in the wind

Or maybe I needed to feel it deeply.

 

I let the gratitude fill me up,

A cherished moment forever

A gift for my well-being

In 20 years of service

In friendship

In stories

In life

In death

In love

Thank

You

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SERENDIPITY GAVE A VISIT


WHAT TIME IS IT?

WHAT TIME IS IT?

Serendipity came.  He knows my language well, speaks it with enthusiasm and charm.  He wears his art like a banner of The Journey, that comes in over indulgences with the want of being seen, and known beyond the surface of the story laid in technicolor on hungry flesh. I know this story well beyond the skin of protection in the want of creative passion.   In rhymes, and flags of colour, we weave our Siren’s song to the coo of possibilities with no care for the rocks and waves, the depth and tides of  the up ahead or over there.  The now shimmers and gives it magic moment drinking up like drunk sailors after a huge bounty in the cheer of the share and hope of creativity’s gifts.

Serendipity came and gave.  Thank you.

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RE-VISION… THE HOKEY POKEY


Whirling dervish

Whirling dervish

Sippy the coffee. Make way through the morning rituals.  Shake the routine up a lil’ bit.  Add a new chorus line.  Vibe out with the coffee grinder, suffer the pets to wait an extra 3 minutes while the dishes get washed or you give admiration to the wonder of how life is soooo damn good.  Turn yourself around with arms flailing to the heavens, jig out on the spew and sputter of the coffee giving it’s black juice for the morning brain shimmy.  Howl out, “I’M ALIVE, I’M ALIVE, I’M ALIVE!”  That’s what it’s all about.  Breathe all that Livin’ in.

Revise the Hokey Pokey, even if it feels like it’s right the way it is.  Make it your own; “That’s what it’s all about.”

Toss your whole self in, and your whole self out, toss your whole self in, and shake some joy in, all around, and all about.  Do the Hokey Jokey Pokey, and you turn in spirals round and round.  That’s what it’s all about.  That’s what I’m talkin’ about.  OOOooooo eeeeeeEEEeeee.

 

Holy the Whole Self

Shimmer in the turn about

Laugh in the living

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