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    4-days left... Deadline midnight PDT 17 July.

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    Lament not your unassailable mystery
    Enchant me with your dreams

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    A personal reflection, more than a poem on the novel To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

    Towards the Lighthouse

    "Tomorrow, if the weather is fine,
    we are going to the lighthouse",
    says Mrs. Ramsay.
    My family life, my friends,
    our worries, desires and tensions...
    Our small epiphanies are the threads
    I weave
    into an unfinished pattern.
    And tomorrow, tomorrow
    We are going to the lighthouse.

    (The tides of war washing away
    our aims,
    washing away our lives...
    "The nights are now full of wind and destruction;"
    The wind rattles wildly at the windows
    of an empty house.Decay. Desolation.
    Where are you?
    And you?
    Mr. Ramsay stretching out
    his empty arms
    After his dead wife.
    after his dead son)

    At last we are here
    We survivors
    Here we are
    And there is the lighthouse.

    "I have had my vision".
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    Two wonderful entries ! and hours left to go... ( ~ 10 1/2 hours to be imprecise )

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    Yes/No... My favorite lines: "Rocky shores hold mysteries / From deadly seas. / They lead astray / When night hides day."

    Danik 2016... Enjoyed the poem adapted from Virginia Woolf. My favorite lines: "At last we are here / We survivors / Here we are / And there is the lighthouse. / "I have had my vision"." (corrected typo in "lighthouse")

    And the winner is: Danik 2016

    Congratulations !
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    Thanks, Tailor, also for calling attention to the typo.

    Our next subject is: The Wheel of Fortune

    Deadline is to be determined, as usual, after the first post
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    I Meditate


    A mandala has imprinted upon my mind -

    truly a wheel of fortune - one eternal round

    Center - the tree of life with all its purity

    Lehi's vision made manifest welcomes my thought

    I reflect upon my burial in water -

    upon my gift of fire - a reluctant saint

    no longer I would aspire to the innocence -

    the faith of the humble man from Cupertino

    to feast upon His perfect love - life eternal

    8/17/2017


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    Great entry, Tailor!
    Hoping for more so that we may have a contest.
    Let´s name as deadline the last day of August.
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    Wheel of Fortune

    Change is what will never change.
    There’s some new change tomorrow.
    Each street and alley rearrange
    As joy takes turns with sorrow.

    There is no randomness to see.
    There’s nothing that was forced to be.
    The choosers chose and choice arose.
    The dancer ever on fresh toes
    Spins on with Love eternally.

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    Thanks, Yes/No. Now we have two special entries and a contest!

    Hoping for more as we still have more than ten days to go!
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    One more week to go.
    Who else wants to take his turn on "The Wheel of Fortune"?
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    Wheel of fortune

    If I spin the wheel of fortune
    Will my life become care free,
    Will my pockets never empty,
    Will my wife come back to me,
    Will this pain I suffer leave
    and will my heart sing once again?
    Said the old man to the trav’ler
    As he sheltered from the rain.

    Nay, don’t touch the wheel of fortune,
    Spake the trav’ler, deep and low,
    For ‘tis fickle as a lady,
    And your purse it cannot fill,
    Nor those bones of yours stop aching,
    Or the hurt you bear subside.
    If you spin that wheel of fortune,
    I fear death is all you’ll find.

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    Welcome back, Cassie! Three wonderful entries, now!

    And there is still a week left for new ones!
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    One day more to go- Deadline 1. September because of the local time differences.
    There is still time for new posts!
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    Three very interesting interpretations of the theme:

    tS:The symbol of the mandala as a lead to a meditation on faith, death and life.

    Yes/No- One can hear the wheel turning in a cadence where joy alternates with sorrow on the wheel turned by love.

    Cassie: One can also hear the wheel turning in this dialogical poem. It´s hard truth is clad in a graceful form.

    Congrats all!
    And the winner is Cassie!
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 09-01-2017 at 10:54 PM.
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    Congratulations Cassie Hughes !

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    Congratulations, Cassie!

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