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wonder-filled moment

virginal  and  mysterious

gone before it’s met

impossible to breathe in

the nuances of  its meaning

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“please stay”    i whisper plaintively

“a little while…     a little while…

never again shall this come my way

untainted  and  unknown

…i wish to understand”

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time cares not,  continuing in its dance

a wisp of  my experience

an unwitting partner

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the taste of  virginity lost

all that remains upon my lips

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“You Can Leave Your Hat On”    Joe Cocker with choreography by Danyelle Eddy
{disclaimer ~ this song has nothing to do with this poem but i enjoyed the chair dance by real women}

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this poem isn’t meant to refer solely to losing one’s virginity sexually,  but to ANY activity the first time one experiences it ~ it can’t ever be the same because it will never be totally new and unexpected again.  and there isn’t enough time to truly savor the uniqueness of  that first exposure to whatever it is.

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originally posted  16 September 2012

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image above is in the public domain

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∙Ϡ∙ ∙∙ ∙ she ∙ ∙∙ ∙ϡ∙ ∙∙

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she  loves

six-inch stilettos
black leather pants
smoking imported cigarettes
Opium Parfum
and Sara

she  craves

dancing all night
riding motorcycles
getting high
champagne cocktails
and Sara

she defies

gravity
cellulite
laws of  averages
growing older
and Sara

she says fuck off  to

falling to Earth
any color except black
addiction
death
and Sara

∙ϡ∙ ∙Ϡ∙ ∙ϡ∙

∙ϡ ∙Ϡ∙ ϡ∙

∙∙ Ϡ ∙∙

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“Fuck You”   Sara Bareilles

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image ~  “oMfG”  on weheartit.com
{ fair use }

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originally posted  10 January 2013

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“Fuck You”   Sara Bareilles

lyrics ~

I see you driving ’round town
With the girl I love and I’m like,
Fuck you!

I guess the change in my pocket
Wasn’t enough
I’m like, Fuck you!
And fuck her too!

I said, if I was richer, I’d still be with ya
Ha, now ain’t that some shit?
And although there’s pain in my chest
I still wish you the best with a…
Fuck you!

Yeah, I’m sorry, I can’t afford a ferrari,
But that don’t mean I can’t get you there.
I guess she’s an xbox and I’m more atari,
But the way you play your game ain’t fair.

I pity the fool that falls in love with you
Oh shit, she’s a gold digger
Well, just thought you should know
I’ve got some news for you
Yeah go run and tell your little boyfriend

I see you driving ’round town
With the girl I love and I’m like,
Fuck you!

I guess the change in my pocket
Wasn’t enough
I’m like, Fuck you!
And fuck her too!

I said, if I was richer, I’d still be with ya
Ha, now ain’t that some shit?
And although there’s pain in my chest
I still wish you the best with a…
Fuck you!

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ⵈꖓ ∙ꗥ∙ ⵈ unfamiliar ⵈ ∙ꗥ∙ ꖓⵈ

 

 

i lived in constant fear
too much of  this life
fleeting glimpses
still come and go

i recognize it
but it’s unfamiliar
i remember feeling it
but not what it felt like

sorrow was once
my most loyal companion
in reality i was alone
though i clung to my illusions

i recognize it
but it’s unfamiliar
i remember feeling it
but not what it felt like

there are wisps of  anger,
shame and loss behind my eyes;
a faint taste of  pain
lingers on my tongue

i recognize them
but they’re unfamiliar
i remember feeling them
but not what they felt like

ⵈꖓ  ∙ꗥ∙ 

   ꖓ  ∙∙ 

    ⵈ  ∙∙  ⵈ

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“The Pain is Gone”   Black Lab

originally posted  14 January 2013

artwork ~  “Dream of  a Memory”   Sabin Balasa
{ fair use }

“The Pain is Gone”   Black Lab

lyrics ~

I’ll take a photograph
Whatever makes you laugh
But come on step out of the rain
You’d hate to catch your death
All the life that you got left
Lit up like a candle on your face

There are words that are fadin’
And I’m trying not to say  ‘em
Before they fall into the fog
But every single day, once or twice an hour
The shadow falls away and I see you walking in a straight line

And the pain is gone, the pain is gone
I recognize it but it’s unfamiliar
Now the pain is gone, the pain is gone
I recognize it but it’s unfamiliar

Every year there’s a place
Only you and I go
I didn’t mean to push you
I didn’t mean to laugh when you fell
I didn’t mean to shout when you got hurt
I didn’t mean to argue
I didn’t mean to criticize you
And I’m sorry for saying I didn’t like your skirt

There are demons that are screaming
And I’m trying not to feed them
As I carry water for us through the dirt
I always need you near me, I always need you near me
I don’t know what I’d do if I was walking here without you

And the pain is gone, the pain is gone
I recognize it but it’s unfamiliar
Now the pain is gone, the pain is gone
I recognize it but it’s unfamiliar

Every year there’s a place
Only you and I go
There are things about me
Only you will ever know

And the pain is gone, the pain is gone
I recognize it but it’s unfamiliar
Now the pain is gone, the pain is gone
I recognize it but it’s unfamiliar

Send all my love, send all my love
I recognize it but it’s unfamiliar
Send all my love, send all my love
I recognize it but it’s unfamiliar

There are things about me
Only you will ever know
And this sweet dream will end
And I will wake from this life
Again… and again…
And again… and again… and again

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quotes ~ (inter)national poetry month April 2014

(inter)national poetry month
April 2014

encore  presentation

“Quotes”

from some of  my  favorite poems,  songs,  thinkers,  doers,  and poets & writers

i didn’t think i had that many “favorite quotes” until  i started writing this list.  i found one that i keep on my cell phone,   several that i have in a folder on my laptop,   more that are song lyrics…   some on my friends’ blogs…  {smile}   i have continued to add to the list since it was first posted in April 2012.

i  would love for you to share any of  your favorite quotes in a comment!

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“You say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only One…”

Songwriter:  John Lennon
Song:  ‘Imagine’

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” I sung of chaos and eternal night…”

John Milton
‘Paradise Lost’

{ i  keep this quote on the notepad of  my cell phone.  i’m not quite sure why it sings to me… }

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When there’s nothing left to burn… you have to set yourself on fire. “

via a post from my dear friend,  Becky Sain,  on her  blog  ‘First Pages‘  ~

Setting Yourself  On Fire

I’ve seen this quote many times. I’ve never understood it. I googled it to see if that would help me. It didn’t. I found out that it is a  lyric in a song  and that it is loosely tied to a young Czechoslovakian martyr who set himself on fire to protest the Soviet-led invasion of 1968. But what does it mean?

Recently, my journey…..Read More

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“The best things in life are free.  The second best things are very,  very expensive.”

Coco  Chanel

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“You can’t use up creativity  ~

the more you use,  the more you have.”

Maya Angelou

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 ” At last my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song “

Songwriters:  Mack Gordon,  Harry Warren
Song:   ‘At Last’

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 ” It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. “
Erma Bombeck

” I must be braver than I thought. “
Ainsley Allmark
on his blog  ‘Dolphin Muse

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 ” You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. “

Mark Twain

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” The heart has reasons that reason knows nothing of. “

Blaise Pascal

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” Joy delights in joy “

William Shakespeare

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” For my part I know nothing with any certainty,
but the sight of  the stars makes me dream. “

Vincent Van Gogh

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” And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now… “

Rainer Maria Rilke
‘Letters to a Young Poet’

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” All you need is Love… “

Songwriters:  John Lennon and  Paul McCartney
Song:  ‘All You Need is Love’

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“The things you are passionate about are not random,

they are your calling.”

Fabienne Fredrickson

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“The secret to change is to  focus all of  your energy,

not on  fighting the old,

but on building the new.”

Socrates

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“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again

and expecting different results.”

Albert Einstein

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“You must do the thing
you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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“The whole is greater than the sum of  its parts.”

Aristotle

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“Attract what you expect,

Reflect what you desire,

Become what you respect,

Mirror what you admire.”

Author  Unkown

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“Of  all  forms of  caution,

caution in love

is perhaps the most  fatal to true happiness.”

Bertrand  Russell

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John Keats

“ I have met with women whom I really think would like to be married to a Poem and to be given away by a Novel. ”

“ A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ”

“ I am certain of nothing
but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination. ”

“ Beauty is truth, truth beauty —  that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. ”

“ I want a brighter word than bright. ”

“ The excellence of every Art is its intensity. ”

“ The air is all softness. ”

“ Carpe diem. Seize the day. ”

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want more quotes?   click  HERE   for  Brainy Quotes   and  HERE  for quotes at goodreads

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the world sighs { Earth Day 2014 }

the world sighs

the wind dies

the sky weeps

the moon fades

the stars hide

the sun refuses to rise

the universe is sad to see

what we have done to Mother Earth


“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”  George Harrison  (Rare Acoustic Version)

originally posted  1 March 2010  { revised  for Earth Day }

image ~ google images  {  fair use }

related post ~

celebrate Earth Day ~ Tuesday 22 April 2014

have you entered the

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just click  HERE  to go to the giveaway post ~  you’ll get all of  the information about what books are being given away and how to enter.

thanks  for  joining  in!

dani

*the giveaway closes at midnight (12:00am) Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of April 30/May 1, 2014.

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