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let magic begin

let magic begin -
lithe woodrushes snuggle ferns
hermit thrush song thrills

O, how light the heart
deadpan deer alertly pose
gentle crisp winds blow

the buck moon shone bright
sharp languid shadows answered
filtered through stark trees

night advanced slowly
a weather worn stone observes
the cold universe

blazing silently
stars seek our vision - feeds

coaxing words to play
poetry at work


This was for an assignment from our Thursday at Two poetry group here in the Gold Country - supposed to a Haiku-Sonnet. I made a mashup and edited some of my earlier Haikus. Note that I ended up with 1-too many Haikus. Link with latest assignments and poetry...

Weathered a few existential crises since last I posted, prolly due to sleep deprivation. My wife has been suffering from the effects of a number of falls that have left her with severe headaches at night, so I try to attend to her as she tries to sleep at night, and then I'll seek naps throughout the day after she leaves the house in the morning. Her local pain specialist has given up on her since my wife is opioid intolerant. After a jaunt to Sacramento for an ER visit at UC Davis next step is finding a neurologist. I can't drive on the freeway so this made for a very long day travelling the back roads.

COVID-19 still hitting our little community hard. No severe cases thank heavens. Today we learned that a friend of our teenage Grandson tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday after visiting our compound Saturday (sigh)... awaiting the fallout.

Random thought: Has it really been 1-year ? Always in my prayers.

Entre nous,

Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),


  1. Danik 2016's Avatar
    Hi, tailor,

    Enjoyed the magical poem.

    A bit confused about:

    Has your wife ever tried natural medicine, like homeopathy?
    And doing a carefully oriented yoga? Might be good for you too.

    Hoping Covid-19 just leaves you all alone this time.

  2. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    My doc doubles as a 2-page workspace for the next poetry assignment that I email & print out the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month for our poetry group... after page 2 or 3 is a compilation of recent poetry and bits and pieces of my poetry I glean from other platforms for entry (eventually) into my book(s). I've kept the format simple so I may cut and paste later, with candidates for my book(s) being highlighted. Is it not accessible ?

    re: Pain therapy, my wife has used some natural supplements with no joy... neither of us has considered yoga... but I have offered to experiment on her with acupuncture... can't be that difficult

    Entre nous,

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
  3. Danik 2016's Avatar
    I see! One poem appears and a list with bonus links

    I didn´t give much for acupuncture until a friend took me to an acupuncturist when I was in a state of extreme depression, because of a medicament. It worked wonders!

    Also my late cat Tino got on very well with acupuncture. He had a severe spine problem, his doctor showed me the x-ray. Acupuncture was suggested and I got a very nice animal acupuncturist. It often happened that he lay suffering under the table, when the acupuncturist arrived and after the sessions went to his favorite place on the top of my highest bookshelf.
  4. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    Odd you see only 1-poem... there are 190/or so pages of poetry prolly averaging 1+ poems per page. Doctor visits for my wife today; feeling hopeful Acupuncture will be brought up when we see the neurologist... my wife still hasn't received an appointment for one yet - maybe today when the local pain specialist gives her her release. (that looks funny: "her her" ?)

    Entre nous,

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
  5. Danik 2016's Avatar
    What I can see: the name of the project and author

    Two rectangles for including poems (one of them headed "poem by another poet" and then
    your poem from 8/8/2022.

    I suppose this is the last page.
  6. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    So strange... I logged off my gmail account and clicked the link as a non-logged in viewer and it loads (albeit slowly) the entire 191 pages (as of this posting). Maybe a glitch due to google being down the other day ? Maybe another regional glitch... Dunno.


    this warm day with a light breeze
    accentuates my lethargy by degrees
    would that I could sleep anon and
    dream to appease my weary mind


    Entre nous,

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
  7. Danik 2016's Avatar
    I think I found out what happened.On the top of the left margin of the document, there is a sort of menu. But one has to log in with Google to open it. I f one doesn´t log in one can view only that most recent poem from 8/8. But ok.

    Hope you get some sleep and solve your sleeping problem soon.