Five great enemies of peace inhabit with us — avarice, ambition, envy, anger and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.~Petrarch
For a brief interlude
each rolling dissonance
with the need
in a sweet moment
The twinkling stars
bear witness before
the wind imitates
the rub of limbs.
Their intimate moment betrayed.
established once more.
Legs, arms declare
while the lyrics of love
as the distance
and the bedding
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|“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
― Carl Sagan
“Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.“~James Joyce
What is beautiful is easily lost
among my rambled thoughts
as I sit on the porch,
sipping my hot coffee
waiting and watching.
I study all the made up faces
from a bad dream glooming salon
all futile reminders of the chasms
on the pages, I know exist but lie
on an altar dignifying the God of chance
as if it were some kind of wonder
in this poet’s mind.
I attempted a cento which is using lines from different poets work to create a poem of my own. Cento is a latin word that means patchwork. Homer and Virgil were famous for this style of poetry.
I studied all the made up faces ~ Toast by Leonard Nathan
What is beautiful is easily lost ~ The Altar by Charles Simic
An altar dignifying the God of chance~ The Altar by Charles Simic
from a bad dream glooming salon ~ The Altar by Charles Simic
as if it were some kind of wonder ~ A Spiral Notebook by Ted Koser
The story, something we all have but some are more remarkable than others. My thoughts are with Athena’s family.
“Happiness depends upon ourselves. Maybe it’s not about the happy ending, maybe it’s about the story. The purpose of life is a life of purpose. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
Athena Orchard, age 13, cancer non-survivor.
Diabetes was diagnosed for my ex-husband which may have been the cause for my ex-husband’s volatile mood changes. If someone in your family is prone to outbursts of rage, recommend they be tested for diabetes. It could save everyone a lot of grief.
Diabetes is an ugly disease, affecting the physical health of those who have it. It may also affect the mental health of victims. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it may be the cause of some verbal and physical violence in the home.
What we know.
- 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, according to a 2014 study by the Centers for Disease Control.
- Of these, 8.1 million are undiagnosed.
- Another 86 million are pre-diabetic, meaning they are at risk for development of the disease.
- Diabetes results from a hormone imbalance (insulin) that results in excessive glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream.
- Diabetes places a person at risk for heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, risk of amputation, and death. It was the seventh leading cause of death in 2010 in the US.
- Diabetes may develop at birth or occur in adults. Risk factors include poor diet and obesity. (1)
What we’re not sure about and…
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I decided to spend some time with Mr.Edgar Allan Poe this evening. Brilliant author!
“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”
“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.”
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”
It’s challenging when you know in your heart that the one hurting you the most with her negativity is the one you gave birth too!
“New beginnings come when the heart realizes it must move on.”
Sometimes there must be an ending to certain parts of our life, before we can accept a new chapter in our life. Even if it means digging deep within one’s self to let go of the things or people who hold us from moving forward.
I myself, am at fault of this, I’m afraid to hurt others by letting go, but I’ve come to realize I will not progress to what’s waiting for me, the possibilities I have limited myself to, until I accept letting go of what I am so clinging so hard to.
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