Category Archives: Poets United

∙∙ઇ •• ∙ calling all angels ∙ •• ઉ∙∙

∙ ઔ ∙

• ઔ •

∙• ઔ •∙

i am
i am all that i need

there may have been
( and this is rumour only )
there may have been
one time
one time i was in need

and in that time
that time of  need
( the one that’s rumour only )
perhaps
just perhaps,  mind you
a guardian angel
looked out for me

impossible to prove,  i say
i say,  impossible to prove

and as i was all alone
at the time
( the time that’s rumour only )
it cannot be proved

though the fact
that i am here
alive
today
may be all the proof
that’s needed

proof
that there is,  indeed,
an angel watching over me

i shall not tell you more
no,  i shall not tell

for
i am
i am all

all that i need
i am

∙ ઔ ∙

∙• ઔ •∙

ઇ• ઔ •ઉ

∙ઇ • ઔ • ઉ∙


“Calling All Angels”    Train


“Calling All Angels 2″   k.d. lang and Jane Siberry

artwork ~   “The Angel”    Erte
{  fair use }

this is my submission to ~

Birthdays in February    at    imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:   write a new poem for this mini-challenge about individualism


thank you,  Kerry!

and

Fireblossom Friday:  Calling All Angels    at    imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:   write a new poem about an angel in your life and title it “calling all angels”


thank you,  Fireblossom! { so sorry i missed this when you posted it! }

Poetics — Repeat Performance First Time Through    at    dVerse ~ Poets Pub
prompt:   write a poem using repetition
{ please note ~ i even repeated the music video *smile* }

thank you,  Karin!

and

Poetics — Say It Again, Sam    at    dVerse ~ Poets Pub
prompt:   write a poem using repetition  { didn’t someone just say that? }

thank you,  Hedgewitch!
{ i know i already linked in one poem ~ hope you don’t mind that i used your prompt again, Joy. }

Poetry Pantry #187   at     Poets United
submit a new or old poem


thank you,  Mary!

“Calling All Angels”    Train

lyrics ~

I need a sign to let me know you’re here
All of these lines are being crossed over the atmosphere
I need to know that things are gonna look up
Cause I feel us drowning in a sea spilled from a cup
When there is no place safe and no safe place to put my head
When you can feel the world shake from the words that I said

And I’m calling all angels
And I’m calling all you angels

And I won’t give up if you don’t give up
I won’t give up if you don’t give up
I won’t give up if you don’t give up
I won’t give up if you don’t give up

I need a sign to let me know you’re here
Cause my tv set just keeps it all from being clear
I want a reason for the way things have to be
I need a hand to help build up some kind of hope inside of me

And I’m calling all angels
And I’m calling all you angels

When children have to play inside so they don’t disappear
While private eyes solve marriage lies cause we dont talk for years
And football teams are kissing queens and losing sight of having dreams
In a world where all we want is only what we want untill it’s ours

And I’m calling all angels
And I’m calling all you angels
And I’m calling all angels
(I won’t give up if you don’t give up)
And I’m calling all you angels
(I won’t give up if you don’t give up)
Calling all you angels
(I won’t give up if you don’t give up)
Calling all you angels
(I won’t give up if you don’t give up)
Calling all you angels

“Calling All Angels 2″   k.d. lang and Jane Siberry

lyrics ~

Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, Santa Anna, Santa Susannah
Santa Cecilia, Santa Copelia, Santa Domenica, Mary Angelica
Frater Achad, Frater Pietro, Julianus, Petronilla
Santa, Santos, Miroslaw, Vladimir
and all the rest

Oh, a man is placed upon the steps, a baby cries
and high above you can hear
the church bells start to ring
and as the heaviness, oh the heaviness, the body settles in
somewhere you can hear a mother sing

then it’s one foot then the other
as you step out onto the road of hope
step out on that road
how much weight? how much?
then it’s how long? and how far?
and how many times oh, before it’s too late?

calling all angels calling all angels
walk me through this one
don’t leave me alone
calling all angels calling all angels
we’re tryin’ and we’re hopin’
but we’re not sure how…

ah, and every day you gaze upon the sunset
with such love and intensity
why it’s ah, it’s almost as
if you could only crack the code
then you’d finally understand what this all means

ah, but if you could…do you think you would
trade in all, all the pain and suffering?
ah, but then you’d miss
the beauty of the light upon this earth
and the sweetness of the leaving

calling all angels calling all angels
walk me through this one
don’t leave me alone
calling all angels calling all angels
we’re tryin’ and we’re hopin’
but we’re not sure…

calling all angels calling all angels
walk me through this one
don’t leave me alone
calling all angels calling all angels
we’re tryin’ we’re hopin’
we’re hurtin’ we’re lovin’
we’re cryin’ we’re callin’
cause we’re not sure how this goes

18 Comments

Filed under Creative Every Day, dVerse ~ Poets Pub, imaginary garden with real toads, NaBloPoMo, poetry, Poets United, Post-A-Day, Post-A-Week

· ✳ ·∗ a whisper ∗· ✳ ·


· ✳ ·

∗ ✳ ∗

we hear it on the darkest nights
in the wind drifting past unaware

a whisper from aeons long gone

eliciting visions of  glorious creation
the knowledge of  whence everything came
now eternally spiralling outward

that haunting sense of  deja vu
deeply embedded within our dna
calling forth stardust memories

·∗· ✳ ·∗·

∗· ✳ ·∗

∗ ✳ ∗

· ✳ ·


“Stardust”   Louis Armstrong

image ~  “We Are All Stardust”  Neil Shubin
{  fair use }

this is my submission to ~

Open Link Monday  at   imaginary garden with real toads
submit a new or old poem

thank you, Kerry!

Poetry Pantry #184   at     Poets United
submit a new or old poem


thank you,  Mary!

14 Comments

Filed under Creative Every Day, imaginary garden with real toads, NaBloPoMo, poetry, Poets United, Post-A-Day

·❦· i carry your heart within me ·❦·

·❦·

· ❦ ·

“i carry your heart with me”
—ee cummings

i carry your heart with me  (i carry it in
my heart)  i am never without it  (anywhere
i go you go,  my dear;  and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,  my darling)

i  fear
no fate  (for you are my fate,  my sweet)  i want
no world  (for beautiful you are my world,  my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;  which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart  (i carry it in my heart)

·❦·

· ❤ ·

i carry your heart within me

cherishing your sweet surrender

to the ecstasy that is our love

·❦· ❤ ·❦·

❦· ❤ ·❦

·· ❤ ··

·❤·


“i carry your heart with me”  ee cummings poem sung by The University of  Wisconsin Choir

artwork ~  “i carry your heart with me”   Leah Piken Kolidas
{ used with the artist’s permission }

poem  ~  “i carry your heart with me”   ee cummings
{  fair use }

about the artist ~  Leah Piken Kolidas  is a painter and  mixed media artist creating  “Dream-like,  intuitive,  art to touch your heart and inspire your creative soul.”   her blog  “Creative Every Day”  is not only an outlet  for her own artwork,  but a site where creative people can link in and share their works as well.  in November,  Leah hosts the  “Art Every Day Month (AEDM)”  challenge  {read more HERE}  and 365 days a year the  “Creative Every Day”  challenge  {read about it  HERE.}   what really drew me in is  ~

“Creativity is meant in the broadest sense, so it doesn’t have to be something art related. Your creative acts could be in cooking, taking pictures, knitting, doodling, writing, dancing, decorating, singing, playing with your kids, brainstorming ideas, gardening, or making art in the form of collage, paint, or clay…or whatever!”

Leah is not only an exceptional artist in her own right,  she invests part of  herself  every day inspiring and encouraging creativity in all its forms for any and everyone who wishes to join in.  her generosity is amazing!  It’s not even required that you blog every day or week,  but to consciously be creative in some way every day.  in my opinion,  creativity begets creativity,  no matter what area one is being creative in…   when i bake,  i  sing and dance.  writing poetry makes me want to paint.  sewing allows my mind to wander and form new poems.  if  you link in,  be sure to visit at least a few others to see what they are doing.  you might even find inspiration there.  Leah’s wonderful painting above,  along with the ee cummings’  poem  “i carry your heart with me”  were the inspiration for my poem.  (how could one not be inspired by cummings?)

if  you would like to see more of  Leah’s creations,  visit  Blue Tree Art Gallery  {HERE}  where you can also buy original works of  art,  prints,  greeting cards  and a gorgeous 2014 calendar.

below is a very short description of  this stunning artist ~  you can read more about her  HERE  and   HERE.

“Leah has also worked as a mural artist and a museum manager;  and she has done creative work in graphic and web design.  Besides painting,  she loves reading,  writing,  collecting odds and ends for collages,  animals,  trees,  the moon,  spending time with family and friends,  drinking hot chocolate,  and laughing loudly.  Leah lives near Boston with her husband,  their daughter and their three cats.”


this is my submission to ~

Poetry Pantry #183   at     Poets United
submit a new or old poem


thank you,  Mary!

Open Link Monday at  imaginary garden with real toads
submit a new or old poem

thank you, Marian!

12 Comments

Filed under art, Creative Every Day, imaginary garden with real toads, NaBloPoMo, poetry, Poets United, Post-A-Day, Post-A-Week

¨౨ ∙ ౡ ∙ joy ∙ ౡ ∙ ౿¨


∙ ౡ ∙

౨  ౡ  ౿

“Excess of  sorrow laughs.   Excess of  joy weeps.”

— William Blake


∙ ౡ ∙

౨ ∙ ౡ ∙ ౿

and in crying these tears of  joy

i express my love for you

¨౨ ∙ ౡ ∙ ౿¨

౨ ∙ ౡ ∙ ౿

 ౡ 


“I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know”    Blood,  Sweat  &  Tears

౿

౿

artwork ~   “Cow slip”   Alphonse Mucha
{  public domain }

౿

౿

this is my submission to  ~

౿

Poetry Pantry #176   at     Poets United
prompt:   submit a new or old poem


thank you,  Mary!

౿

౿

౿

10 Comments

Filed under Creative Every Day, micropoetry, NaBloPoMo, poetry, Poets United, Post-A-Day2013

∙ఇ •Ꮼ• a poem in three words •Ꮼ• ఇ∙

the challenge is to say what i must in the least possible words ~

•Ꮼ•

• Ꮼ •

i  love  you

∙ఇ∙ •Ꮼ• ∙ఇ∙

ఇ∙ •Ꮼ• ∙ఇ

ఇ •Ꮼ• ఇ

•Ꮼ•

“Lovesong”    Adele

i will always love you baby

artwork ~   “Great Lovers (Mr and Miss Hembus)”   Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
{ public domain }

this is my submission to ~

Verse First ~ The Long & Short of It   at   Poets United
prompt:   say what you must in the quickest and simplest way possible


thank you,  Kim!

8 Comments

Filed under love, NaBloPoMo, poetry, Poets United, Post-A-Day2013