Thursday, June 22, 2017

Yoga -- Poets United -- Midweek Motif


marriage is to join                  heart, mind and breath          shouldn’t be so hard to do

still there just does not seem to be time      the work i do   is never finished       

i stand on the sideline                        trying to remember the plays      sometimes i try to remember

sometimes i try to forget       either way                               can be hard to do

one day                                   perhaps i will get back           to yoga regularly

join heart, mind and breath   there again                             perhaps the sun will set

and i will still be waiting         see myself in practice          only in my mind’s eye

June 22, 2017


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Signs --dVerse


we had not yet learned             to read the signs      caution                      
                                stay to the right                        
                        bridge out
                        no “___s” here                        

we were warned                       and yet                         we took a 

it was our turn                          we did it our way         played the game

hardly noticed                          the rising water             until our feet 
                                                                                        were wet

the path clearly marked            signs posted                  turn right
                                                                                  proceed slowly
                                                                       don’t feed the animals

time passed quickly      sand through the glass              who counted

who knew                    it would all disappear               up to our asses
                                                                                       in alligators

in small groups             the old song rose                      softly in the air

notes taken                   string around the finger            the number on 
                                                                                          the arm

take your place             without fear                             the chamber

who would be called    who wouldn’t                           read the sign/
                                                                                     ”get in line”

June 20, 2017

Note:  Please forgive, I could not line up my first group of signs?  It looked OK, yet when I posted it is all out of line?



Sunday, June 18, 2017

TAOS, NEW MEXICO -- THE SUNDAY WHIRL -- Sunday's Whirligig/ The Girl You Were

The Sunday Whirl

            TAOS, NEW MEXICO

it is said writing is easy    just sit before the computer      and bleed

the willingness/to touch the center        when you are falling apart

gnaw the erasure on your pencil/try to remember the words/and
                                                                                   when you do

shout them at the top of your lungs/allowing echo/to throw them

in 1915 some early oil painters/came to taos      on a painting trip         

to the southwest/the wagon broke down              outside of town      

the wheel broken/they would need more than thread to fix it/

                                                                           they came to taos                     

never left/taos was just right/what they had been looking for/the
                                                                     perfect place to paint

they fell in love     the landscape                           the native people

they rented studios/taos was a place          where church bells ring                                                                       

in the towers/of the old adobe churches/you could hear the whistle

of the little train /that came to taos from Santa Fe/mabel came
                                                                         wearing a shiny ring

she had recently married/for the third time/to a man named sterne

a sculptor/it was their honeymoon             she sent him to santa fe

to learn to paint/mabel came on the train/but it was just too slow for

she got off the train        hired a car          and beat the train to town

others came/painters and writers/soon the taos art colony was 

June 18, 2017

“The story of the founding of the Taos Art Colony is the chronicle of youthful enthusiasm, of the love of adventure of discovery. It is also the story of enduring friendships.”
Ernest Leonard Blumenschein

In 1917 Dodge, her husband, and Elsie Clews Parsons moved to Taos, New Mexico,[9] where she began a literary colony. On the advice of Tony Luhan, a Native American whom she would marry in 1923, she purchased a 12-acre (49,000 m2) property. Luhan set up a teepee in front of her house, drumming each night in an attempt to lure her to him. Although Sterne bought a shotgun with the intention of chasing Luhan off the property, unable to use it, he instead took to insulting Dodge. In response, she sent him away, although she supported him financially until the time of their divorce four years later.[1]
D. H. Lawrence, the English author, accepted an invitation from her to stay in Taos, arriving with his wife, Frieda, in early September, 1922. He had a fraught relationship with his hostess, however, later writing about it in his fiction. Dodge later published a memoir about the visit entitled, Lorenzo in Taos (1932).
In New Mexico, Dodge and Luhan hosted a number of influential artists and poets, including Marsden HartleyArnold RonnebeckLouise Emerson RonnebeckAnsel AdamsWilla CatherWalter Van Tilburg ClarkRobinson Jeffers and his wife Una,[10] Florence McClungGeorgia O'KeeffeMary Hunter AustinMary FooteFrank WatersJaime de AnguloAldous HuxleyErnie O'Malley and others.[11]
Dodge died at her home in Taos in 1962 and was buried in Kit Carson Cemetery.[12] The Mabel Dodge Luhan House has been designated a National Historic Landmark, operating as an historic inn and conference center. Natalie Goldberg frequently teaches at Mabel Dodge Luhan House, which Dennis Hopper bought after having noticed it while filming Easy Rider.

                                                                                     From Wikipedia

Note:  And that is what I like about the Wordles, you never know where it will take you. 


Sunday's Whirligig


Run, ran, running         from your past           the girl you were

will not work            where would you go       wherever you go

you are there             your bags packed          a heavy weight around 

                                                                             your neck

no longer smiling       you dive deep              get the bends

returning to the surface/take a deep breath    your legs still pumping

surely there is a better way/look carefully at the girl      you were

nurture her         in the way of the mother and the father            hold

                                                                            her close again

she is not much taller than your knee/a little angel/give thanks for 

June 17, 2017