Category Archives: Poetry

A Closer Look at Song “America”, wriitten by …shhhh!…a lesbian named Katharine Lee Bates

Hmmm, read the original lyrics yourselves and notice which have been changed. Also have a look at who first penned the poem. What coud have been in her head as she drafted the original poem? And how did the ones … Continue reading

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Live With Intention

Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Laugh. Play with abandon. Practice wellness. Continue to learn. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Lead or follow a leader. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. |~Mary … Continue reading

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On Truth & Nakedness

Nakedness has always been and always will be the solid basis for truth learned or myth revealed. -William Leed-click here to see whence came the above

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Life Lessons from “Charlie Chaplin”

As I Began to Love Myself As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY.” As I began … Continue reading

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A Pirate’s View On Pain

Emanita’s been at it again, pilfering pearls of wisdom from her favorite Pirate 😀 RWJ says: In pain, there is always hope, in hope there is always light, in light, there is salvation, for it illuminates the soul within the … Continue reading

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Chiron

Saint? Wise father figure to children of the Gods. Animal – spiritual – two natures united– Chiron, child of two races. Mix the best of both. Myth? Star? (C) Jo Bryant 2011

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From “I shut my eyes in order to see.”

I shut my eyes in order to see. Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist painter (1848 – 1903) Words inspired by Gauguin’s quote: Hurt Blinded, my eyes shut … to see me. Baffled, my ears shut … to hear me. Betrayed, my … Continue reading

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Mushroom, a poem inspired by recent events

Mushroom Look, a mushroom’s ash greyness smothers the blue sky. It rises menacingly higher; doesn’t block the sun, yet no hope does this inspire. For among its particles of grey amasses man-made evil.  Molecules hidden from our eye’s view,  this … Continue reading

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Music, deep within

Notes be heard in distant dell, their chords a strong and mighty spell, as stone be dropped in gentle pool, they ripple from their source, dulcet tones and ringing bell, my heart feels mighty force. Soul within doth open to, … Continue reading

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Undesired Info About Desirata

Thanks to a post I’ve just read, written by OptyMyst, I’ve mixed feelings about discovering who’s written one of my all time favorite prose poems. I’ve had a copy of it ever since I was a child. At the bottom … Continue reading

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