Friday, April 17, 2015

The Pool by HD (Hilda Doolittle)


The Pool by HD (Hilda Doolittle)



Are you alive?
I touch you.
You quiver like a sea-fish.
I cover you with my net.
What are you - banded one?


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Canary Poem by Rita Dove



Billie Holiday's burned voice
had as many shadows as lights,
a mournful candelabra against a sleek piano,
the gardenia her signature under that ruined face.

(Now you're cooking, drummer to bass,
magic spoon, magic needle.
Take all day if you have to
with your mirror and your bracelet of song.)
Fact is, the invention of women under siege
has been to sharpen love in the service of myth.
If you can't be free, be a mystery.
- Rita Dove



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Monday, April 13, 2015

Dream Variations by Langston Hughes



Dream Variations

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done.
Then rest at cool evening
Beneath a tall tree
While night comes on gently,
Dark like me-
That is my dream!

To fling my arms wide
In the face of the sun,
Dance! Whirl! Whirl!
Till the quick day is done.
Rest at pale evening...
A tall, slim tree...
Night coming tenderly
Black like me.

- Langston Hughes

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Happy Friday

Happy Friday, my friends. Here is a great picture of actress Tamara Dobson. She has been a favorite of mine way back. Must do a post about her soon. Her picture gave me that warm happy feeling. Hope she does the same for you.


Whatever went wrong this week for you, let it go. Whatever went right this week, celebrate that! Focus on the good in your life. What you focus on is sending a loud vibration of yes to the world. Make sure the Yes you focus on is full of the people, places, events and things that naturally make you happy and fulfilled.

Have a great weekend.
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay



Afternoon on a Hill

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.

I will look at cliffs and clouds
With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
And the grass rise.

And when lights begin to show
Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
And then start down!
- Edna St.Vincent Millay


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Monday, April 6, 2015

April Rain Song by Langston Hughes


Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.
- Langston Hughes



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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pink Moon



In the spring twilight
the full moon is shining:
Girls take their places
as though around an altar
- Sappho

Happy Full Moon, my friends. There is a lunar eclipse as well today. The Pink moon glows in the sign of Libra. All my Libra ,moon and sun, babies this a special moon for you. Libra energy for me is about balance and beauty. Ask yourself during the weekend where am I feeling balanced in my life? Where in my life do I feel more beautiful or see the beauty around me? Look at what's working this weekend and how you can bring that in more areas of your life.

Wishing you all a happy Lunar filled Easter weekend.

P.S. If you have any poetry you write that you like to share, please e-mail me at Jettswan@gmail.com, I love to do a reader filled poetry post.


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