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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!

10 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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    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!"

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  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.

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

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  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"

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

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  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.

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  6. The plate is so wonderful to see.

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