Desperate Garden #HouseOfHeart ❤️

Near daybreak eyes begin to close.

My mind steps down into our most

beloved poem

*In a dark time the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade …

Below  in spectral gardens

A raven sits motionless on the branch

of a skeletal tree greedily eyeing a

tiny lark all feathers and bone.

In the state between sleep and wake

I traverse birth and mortality,

a faint hint of earthy candles sweeps

the orb of my celestial dreaming.

Sensations of  pearls like tiny moons

fall from my open palm  into infinity.

And you,  whose sigh is a strophe

of sonnets, waits far at the boundary,

not spirit or  rose tinged snow

but flesh and bone and sinew.

Now  I am sleeping less,

roused by the wing beats of Boreal Owls

circling ancient Cypress trees,

their screech a fist  with knife edge

talons erupt through feathery curtains,

breaching my seclusion.

Dark traces  vibrate my hemispheres as

lofty breezes lift me  a spectral mist vanishing

over the valley to a moonlit hillside of sweat lea.

An ivory wolf lies beside me.

He is the scent of ripe wheat fields and

his eyes are the color of the eastern sky.

 

*In A Dark Time by Roethke (Stanza 1)

In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
I hear my echo in the echoing wood–
A lord of nature weeping to a tree,
I live between the heron and the wren,
Beasts of the hill and serpents of the den.

Desperate Garden

Roy Hudd obituary #RoguesAndVagabonds

In 1958 Hudd’s agent, Morris Aza, suggested he audition for Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice. As Hudd later explained: “Morris said, ‘In about three or four years variety will be finished. You’ve got to learn scripts and do other things.’ It was great advice. I’ve kept on the move ever since.”’…

Source: Roy Hudd obituary.

Roy Hudd obituary

“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” – Stephen Richards #DonCharisma

Quote of the day …

“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.”

 

Stephen Richards

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” – Stephen Richards

Pausing for Love #FriendlyFairyTales

A little love for
all of us pausing,
all of us working,
all of us keeping the faith
in a world
that changes
with each heartbeat.

Copyright 2020 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: As the world uses technology to keep society functioning despite massive quarantines and disruptions from the Coronavirus pandemic, I am in awe of how brave and loving people are. When we focus on the miracles, the magic, and the splendid in our ordinary everydays, we find it. Blessings to everyone.

Pausing for Love

I am in his eyes❤ #TryToGetIt !

He said calm down

Relax

Don’t be afraid

Surrender

Just stay with me

Be always on my way

The straight way

Everything will be okay

Calm down

You are in my eyes

You are safe

Just whisper those words

Watch your breath

Utter my words

Or just be silent

And watch your breath

Think only of me

I am near

You are in my eyes..

Allah says…

Now await in patience the command of thy Lord: for verily thou art in Our eyes: and celebrate the praises of thy Lord the while thou standest forth, 

‎واصبر لحكم ربك فإنك بأعيننا وسبح بحمد ربك حين تقوم

Al Toor Chapter

Verse 48

Peace..

I am in his eyes

Blessings ~ #Kindness

Passing away, saith the World, passing away:
Chances, beauty and youth, sapp’d day by day:
Thy life never continueth in one stay.
Is the eye waxen dim, is the dark hair changing to grey
That hath won neither laurel nor bay?
I shall clothe myself in Spring and bud in May:
Thou, root-stricken, shalt not rebuild thy decay
On my bosom for aye.
Then I answer’d: Yea.

Passing away, saith my Soul, passing away:
With its burden of fear and hope, of labour and play,
Hearken what the past doth witness and say:
Rust in thy gold, a moth is in thine array,
A canker is in thy bud, thy leaf must decay.
At midnight, at cockcrow, at morning, one certain day
Lo, the Bridegroom shall come and shall not delay:
Watch thou and pray.
Then I answer’d: Yea.

Passing away, saith my God, passing away:
Winter passeth after the long delay:
New grapes on the vine, new figs on the tender spray,
Turtle calleth turtle in Heaven’s May.
Though I tarry, wait for Me, trust Me, watch and pray.
Arise, come away, night is past and lo it is day,
My love, My sister, My spouse, thou shalt hear Me say.
Then I answer’d: Yea

Blessings ~

blushing moon #TheLonelyAuthor

During a recent conversation, my friend Gabriela asked me to write a poem titled “blushing moon.” Please visit the winner of the Author of the Year (2019) At Spillwords NYC. You will find her inspiring poetry at Short Prose.

Now, here is my response to her prompt.

blushing moon

eyes moist with nostalgia
i mourn the unspoken words
that occupy so much space
between me and you
it leads me to ask
does a shooting star ever yearn
for the places he has never been
the way I long for you
perhaps, if our lips wandered
the lines of your palm
it will lead them to our destiny
a place for us
beneath the blushing moon

blushing moon