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  1. Poetry on the Divide


    In honor of Earth Day we had a poetry reading for the community. Very sparse turnout but it was my first time in front of a microphone reciting poetry outdoors - so all good... the only butterflies were the ones flitting about in the abundant sunshine just before noon. We had three poets from our little group, including myself, and one from a sister group from a community across the South Fork of the American River.

    Afterwards we poets journeyed down the hill from the amphitheater
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  2. Stream of Consciousness

    stream of conssien... consciousness (correct typo)
    ... better, binaural beats belts out on laptop
    (wait that should be on Alexa... adjusting
    bluetooth settings) binaural beats belt out
    on Alexa... buffer... binaural beats belt out on
    Alexa now hunting and pecking on wireless keyboard
    (correct typo) since laptop doesn't have 10-key
    on it so alt-keys are out of the question... man,
    this keyboard has keys that are sticking...
    binaural
    ...
  3. Just Chillin'...


    Just chillin'... time for some hot cocoa and a fudge brownie!!

    Another memorial/funeral service yesterday for a dear friend; was invited to give a 5 minute talk where I shared 2-poems I thought might be appropriate:

    God's Garden

    (Unsure who the author is and I added 4-more lines of my own at the end)

    God looked around His garden
    And found an empty place.
    He then looked down upon the earth,
    And saw your
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  4. Christmas In Fallujah poem \ Criticism , analysis and translation

    Christmas In Fallujah
    Itís evening in the desert
    Iím tired and Iím cold
    But I am just a soldier
    I do what I am told
    إنه المساء في الصحراء
    أنا متعب وجسمي يقشعر
    ولكني جندي فحسب ...
  5. Arthur Rimbaud: A Personal Reflection

    RIMBAUD

    Part 1:

    One hundred years after the death of Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud(1854-1891), a French poet, I was just beginning to find my way in the world of poetry. Rimbaud influenced modern literature and arts, inspired various musicians, and prefigured surrealism. He started writing poems at a very young age while still in primary school, and stopped completely before he turned 21. He was mostly creative in his late teens. His "genius, its flowering, explosion ...
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