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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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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.

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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∙◦Ͽ◦∙ autumn memories ∙◦Ͼ◦∙

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autumn memories

timid waves inching forward

as we fell in love

shy beginnings of  our lust

tender kisses on the beach

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water on warm sand

cool air around fervant need

our desire building

summer’s exit unnoticed

love’s flames all that we could see

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walking hand-in-hand

in the sunset of  our lives

autumn memories

wishing we could turn back time

start the journey once again

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this is my attempt at  Man’yoshu Japanese Poetry  ~  Somon:  mutual exchanges of love or longing poetry;  tanka:  (5-7-5-7-7)   i wrote this as a love song between a man and a woman  { though it would apply to any couple,  no matter their gender }  the lines in italics are  her speaking and the plain text lines are  him speaking.  though this is given voice by two people,  i still tried to maintain the  “pivot line”  ( the third line of  each verse )  which can be read as the last line of  a verse comprised of  the  first three lines of  the tanka,  or as the  first line of  a verse made up of  only the last three lines of  each tanka.   so just to complicate this even more,  you can read it as entirely one poem;  you can read  her  lines  and  his  lines  or  you can read it  as the  first three lines of  each stanza/tanka  and then the last three lines of  each one.

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“Something”   George Harrison

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originally posted  11 November 2011

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inspired by  ~

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Form For All    at    dVerse ~ Poets Pub
prompt:   Man’yoshu Japanese Poetry  ~  Somon:  mutual exchanges of love or longing poetry;  tanka:  (5-7-5-7-7)
{thank you, Gay Reiser Cannon and Jane Kohut-Bartels aka Lady Nyo.}

The Thursday Think Tank #73     at     Poets United
prompt:   “The Waning Days of Fall”
image above by Ella Wilson  { i saw it as waves lapping along a beach }

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·❦· i carry your heart within me ·❦·

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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)

·❦·

· ❤ ·

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!

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·ਙ· •ਲ• · imperfect offering · •ਲ• ·ਫ·

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 i  give  you  this —
my  imperfect  offering


all  that  i  have  to  give
…my  self…

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“Anthem”   Leonard Cohen

artwork ~    “Blue on Tin”    Olga Rozanova
{  public domain }

“Anthem”   Leonard Cohen

lyrics ~

The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Yeah the wars
they will be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government —
signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
They’re gonna hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring …

You can add up the parts
you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

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·◦ ʃ • ✻ •◦· loon in a balloon ·◦• ✻ • ʅ ◦·


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“Conventional opinion is the ruin of  our souls”
— Rumi

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she wanted to go to the moon
in a red hot air balloon
really,  really,  really soon
preferably today  ~  before noon!
( she was crazy as a loon )

she didn’t want to be led astray
by others who thought they knew the best way
for her to behave ~ she couldn’t have feet of  clay
she  needed  to go to the moon and pray
and bathe her toes in a gamma ray

sadly it was not meant to be
you know the bourgeoisie
would never,  ever agree
to let such a one as she feel free
she must obey their every decree

independent thinking was not allowed
therefore she  had  to be
crazy as a loon

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“My Beautiful Balloon”    Nancy Sinatra

artwork ~    “Red Balloon”   Paul Klee
{  public domain }

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