your words have said it all.
but you came for a visit, and that means much to me.
Thank you, I will sit quietly with this...
very nice..."..responding to beauty,loving their lives."Thank you.I am loving my life.Sherry
wow -- I didn't listen to birds, but I listened to you and am the better for it. I was reminded both of Stevie Wonder ("lovers keep on lovin'" - do you know the song) and Walt Whitman's expansive inclusion of all things in his beloved city of New York... your words are both celebration and instruction! And one last thing, the line "the ice is melting" had so much power - stuck in the middle there. A short punch of a sentence after the long, wonderful lists. And the import of it, its connection to all that commerce, all that need, is unavoidable... I'll admit it made it a little hard for me to relax into the rest of the poem's celebratory message... and perhaps THAT is where I need a practice of silence to take me.
Good good morning Nancy, Q and Dee. What a pleasure to have you come in and comment. A very nice way to get in to this Sunday for me--so welcome! Thanks. I have been in silence here...I mean, I usually post something every day, and the posts are complex, take time and a good deal of thought. Since it's the end of National poetry month, I decided to leave this 2009 Poem here, while I've been going through a "Blues" series (two daily) on my other (mostly Images) blog (It's here in the sidebar)...some have LINKS to songs that relate to the image. That series will end with #9 (in honor of Jude Hill's Nine patch) on the 30th...a different way of thinking--less words, but no less thought.
--and yes I know the Walt Whitman poem and the Stevie Wonder song too. nice allusions. Do you know "Everybody Is A Star" by sly and the family stone? Well, EVERYBODY IS--and "we ARE stardust, we ARE golden" (Joni M.).
oh my goodness. i came here by way of house of edward today... because of the comment you left...and i am mesmerized by your blog.your poem here is exquisite. i had never thought of the night in that way before. thank you!and..the beautiful song of the nightingale. just wonderful!
words, but i heard you read, nemo posted a video. beautiful when you read.
Thanks Jude-Send me the URLif it was a good reading it was no less due to the three wonderful poets I read.Last night I read two of my own at a celebration of the chapbook my writing group got produced. That was easy too because I understand from the inside just how those words happened.
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