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·❦· i carry your heart within me ·❦· + #giveaway

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“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)

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i carry your heart within me

cherishing your sweet surrender

to the ecstasy that is our love

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“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 two children and their three cats.”


originally posted  5 January 2014

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BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY?

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,  2015.

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··Ϩ· my candle burns at both ends ·Ϩ·· + #giveaway

Wheat Field with Rising Sun by Vincent van Gogh 1889

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 from sun rise
’til mid
night

i try
i try

to
feel
whole
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running
· running
· · running
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toward?

away?
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in

c

· · i

r

· · c

· · l

e

s · ·

?

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running
· running
· · running
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my candle
may
burn

at
both
ends

even

all

the

way   d

 o

  w

  n

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running
· running
· · running
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but
is
there
really

any
other
choice
?
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 how  else

will this
hole

made
from
lost  loves
and
too many
mistakes

ever

oh
ever

be
filled?

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Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

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First Fig

Edna St. Vincent Millay

1916

My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends-

It gives a lovely light!

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this video is the song as background to a slide show of  Vincent van Gogh’s art
“Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”   Don McLean

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originally posted  20 April 2012

{ this is a revision of  an earlier poem  ‘my candle burns’   but there is very little of  the original poem remaining…  thankfully! }

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artwork is in the public domain ~  

“Wheat Field with Rising Sun”   by Vincent van Gogh  1889
“Starry Night”  by Vincent van Gogh

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this is my submission to  ~

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Poetry Pantry #248     at     Poets United
submit a new or old poem

thank you,  Mary!

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have you entered the

BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY?

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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

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*the giveaway closes at midnight  (12:00am)  Pacific Standard Time USA on the night of  April 30/May 1,  2015.

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۳.۴ bound in these imperfect forms

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bound in these imperfect forms
beautiful though they may be

no angels we

mere mortals be

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we follow our

heart’s desires

giving in to tempt

-ations

longing for sin

-sations

too  fond of  adore
 -ation
    e-lation_____flirtation______masturba-tion
compensation
 rationaliz-ation
self-preservation

  sex-u-al
re-lation
-ships

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instant gratification

more important than re-demption
in the after
-life

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we think we can Avoid con-sequences

so

we

ignore

the   R

O

I

L

I

N

G

in

our

stomachs

and

GORGE

our
Selves

on

all

the

earthly pleasures

never

   seeking   tran-quil-i-ty

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we refuse to alter

our behavior

for the good of  others

or even______the Good

of

ourselves

and thus…..

we remain

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bound

۴

in

these

im-
perfect forms

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. ۲ . ۳ . ۴ . ۵ .

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“Hallelujah”  Jeff Buckley

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originally posted 12 June 2011 ~
{ i deleted one line and revised the “shape” of  the poem }

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a huge thank you to     Brenda Clews    {  @brendaclews  }  for allowing me the use of  another of  her stunning works of  art ~   “Women in Winter”  ~ i can only hope that she is satisfied with my poem to accompany such beauty.  see all of  her amazing artwork, poetry, videos and so much more at her wonderful website     Brenda Clews.com.   you can see my previous post with Brenda’s artwork     HERE{and an additional thank you, Brenda, for taking so much time to provide information on how to better achieve the “shape” i was after ~ i still have not learned code, but thanks to you i discovered my ‘doodles’ and have learned how to utilize the features which WordPress does offer for drafting posts.  you gave me an entirely new perspective on how i want to present my poetry.}

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my gratitude to the brilliant poet     Brian Miller   {  @bmiller007  }  who is one of  the original poets behind the truly amazing site   dVerse ~ Poets Pub.    click    HERE     to read his poem    “Operator, I…”     at his blog     waystationone.   not that i’m comparing my poem in the LEAST to his stunning work, but everything about it did influence me when writing this.  i hope that doesn’t insult him ~ i mean it as the highest compliment.   i know i will  NEVER be able to come within ten miles of  the talent Brian has.  on top of  that he’s a nice guy.  {thank you, brian, for all of  your support and encouragement as i explore shape poems. (smile) }

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i also used the following prompt ~

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a special thanks to  Mr. Walker of  Sadly Waiting for Recess.   for the final edition of  the Monday Prompt at   BIG TENT POETRY  {that unfortunately no longer exists}  he offered the prompt:   “bound in these imperfect forms”   which stuck in my mind ever since.

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songs i listened to while writing ~
“Hallelujah”     by  k.d. lang
“Hallelujah”     by  Jeff Buckley

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artwork  ~  “Women In Winter,  2009″   by  Brenda Clews
Oil paint, watercolour pencils, India ink on 300lb Arches watercolour paper, 75cm x 56cm, 29.5″ x 22”  Part of a series of 4 paintings, all with the same figure from the same lifedrawing class, each named after a season.

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“Hallelujah”

lyrics by Leonard Cohen

I heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
You don’t really care for music, do ya?
It goes like this the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Well, your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
Well, she tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew a Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby, I’ve been here before
I’v
e seen this room and I’ve walked the floor
I used to live alone before I knew ya
But I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Our love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above,
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya

It’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s not someone whose seen the light
It’s a cold and broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

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°»¤«° moondance blue °»¤«°

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take a sleep
ing

pill drink some wine look out your

wind
ow to
night and you may see the

moon
dance

blue

the ¤ Man

in the Moon ¤ holding the ¤ Sun ¤

close spin
ning

round

and round

and
round

the Stars ¤ sigh at their

grace the blue

leaves float

gently out into the Gal ¤
axy

and the ¤ Earth ¤ weeps at be
ing left alone so

Mer ¤
cury

kisses her cheek

as

Venus ¤ and Jup ¤
iter

sing a
cap
pel
la

until ¤ Mars begins

to fiddle and

Sat ¤
urn plays tam

bour
ine

while Nep ¤ tune and Ura ¤
nus

keep the beat

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and poor Plu ¤
to ¤

Ceres ¤

and ¤ Eris ¤

have no
where to

go

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“Moondance”   Neil Elliott Dorval on grand piano

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check out this all-star jam ~ the video may not be great quality but the talent certainly is!
“Moondance”  Van Morrison, Etta James, Santana, George Benson

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originally posted  10 September 2011

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originally  submitted to and inspired by ~

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In Tandem #9
prompt:  the image above  ”moonleaf2
by Jinksy at   In Tandem

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nothing but art ~ (inter)national poetry month April 2014

“Woman Putting on Her Stocking” Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

(inter)national poetry month
April 2014

 nothing but art…

classic nudes

the poetry of  the human body

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“The Rainbow” Dante Gabriel Rossetti

“And the Gold of Their Bodies” Paul Gauguin

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“The Study of Adam” Michelangelo

“Eve” Raphael Kirchner

“Danae” Gustav Klimt

“Sorrow” Vincent van Gogh

“Bacchante” Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun

“Standing nude with Garden Background” Amedeo Modigliani

“The proportions of the human figure (The Vitruvian Man)” Leonardo da Vinci

“Reclining Nude” Pierre-Auguste Renoir

“Reclining Nude” Ilya Mashkov

“Nudism” Vsevolod Maksymovych

{ all artwork is in the public domain }

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have you entered the

BIG POETRY GIVEAWAY?

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.

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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