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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Poetry in glazing

Goddess Inanna, circa 2000 bc
I have settled into my morning with a poem.
Yes, every morning.
If I'm rushed I sometimes read it later, because that's what it does, slows me down.
Brings me close to that meditative state.

And I see something differently.

My art plate, 2015 ad, my idea of poetry in glazing

And I feel much more deeply.

Our poets are cherished ones, who can look at a branch of leaves, or a spider, or a piece of anything, and turn it into phrases that bounce, or drag, that soar or slump.

Hail to the poets!
And thanks.

Today's Quote:

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!
They'd banish -- you know!

How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one's name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!


  1. I wouldn't wan to be famous that's for sure.

    1. I'm amazed that the feelings about celebrities was the same back when Dickinson wrote that!

  2. I'm also a lover of poetry. Perhaps the greatest value of my Kindle is that I can have so much poetry at hand.

    1. Oh that's great to know about Kindles...and I hadn't even thought of that. I've got some books on-line to read here on my laptop, but generally never get around to them...the pile of hardbacks by the bed usually is screaming "read me!"

  3. What a good plan -- to begin your mornings with poetry! I love your 'art plate' too. And -- reading your previous post, I was surprised to learn you's lived in Tampa (maybe I knew but I forgot -- what can I say, I'm old) from which we fled (too much heat; too much family) 40 some years ago.

    1. You beat me to the mountains, but I'm firmly in place and loving them now!

  4. That has always been one of my favorite poems! That one and "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tune without the words - and never stops at all"

    1. I also love "I keep the Sabbath..." in the orchard. I love that one, and will try to remember it..."Hope with feathers"

  5. Oh your landscape photo is so dramatic -- the tapestry of the clouds is powerful. Like that you spend time meditating. I think making peace with ourselves is the best way to live. And I especially like the photo at the top of your post with the goddess of 2000 bc.

  6. The plate is so wonderful to see.


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