I’ve already introduced you to Laura E. Richards, author of “Ballad of China”, http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/a-ballad-of-china/. Here’s another of her poems, which I also read in one of our orange Childcraft books. In these days of cell phones, children might not understand how the elephant could get his truck tangled in the phone, but they’ll enjoy the rhythms and rhymes. (more…)
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Stardancers. Starlit darkness graceful spirals long slow leaps cool clean entwinings intergalactic plants sway in breaths of space air prelude reaching, closing, withdrawing watching. waiting. wanting. stretching, bending, slowly flexing approach but gently two directions towards one point fields of forces vibrate inexorable pull without gravity gyrate slowly face to face, turn, look back roll, twist, bend circling touch feather light holds, lifts moonlit, sunlit cool, smooth, alive welling joy caress moonbeam touches darting, drifting everywhere moth-wing brushes shimmer of silver cool blue velvet black emerald green deepest ruby pure ivory colors alive dancing, spinning free unfettered gentle power glorious light growing, expanding, living, breathing reaching out to touch stardancers Music Slithering down my nerves, to dendrites, across synapses with gentle heat calling to muscles “relax” massaging fingers of sound on brain cells touches down neck gentle reaching, probing vibrating. Grow heavy. Be lightness Leave the body and travel elsewhere remembered mysteries exploring pathways hand in hand with feelings newness, growth, expansion limitless body dances as it rests beyond all exteriors permeates all interiors passes frontiers Regenerates. Is alive again.
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When I was a child, we owned an orange set of Childcraft books by World Book. ( I still have the books from the set that aren’t dated.) Several of the books had poems and this was one of my favorites. For some reason, while working around the house today, unpacking, going through mail and other post-vacation activities, this poem insinuated itself into my head and wouldn’t go away. You might enjoy it and if you have children or grandchildren, it’s highly likely they’ll love its cadences and story. So I present for your enjoyment… (more…)
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Raindrops hang on leaves and dot the deck.
Grey clouds cover the sun that only those in airplanes are seeing now.
But the humidity is gone. (more…)
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The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking over
harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
- Carl Sandburg