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Ailinn
Windchimer

1818 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2007 :  18:24:33  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Cypress, sycamore, and chaparral. Oak and juniper. In the city's wild heart of fairytale trails above the Autumn-warm Pacific, there dwells in an ancient labyrinthine cave a seer of old and his mascot Raven. He sits with his head in his smoky hands at the rough-hewn oaken table and sips from a bottle of unusual design wrapped 'round with a braided gold wire. Some days he watches the fog unspool in ribbons toward Catalina. Some days he straddles the ridgeline trails through meadows of fire bloom and low, glowing clover. Some nights he makes his way to the gypsy camp and the Tinkerman's high-sided wagon. Miniature scissors and bone-handled knives sharpened faithfully on the whetstone of reflection. A game of chess, then. A cup of stew. A walk with the mute Fortune Teller. Her ruby-stung ears and shivering, shawl-draped shoulders. Above him the stars in their infallible wisdom continue to burn all night long.
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Doug L
Firefly

Canada
5432 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2007 :  00:02:09  Show Profile  Visit Doug L's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
The small man builds cages
for everyone he knows
while the old sage,
who has to duck his head
when the moon is low,
keeps dropping keys
all night long
for the beautiful,
rowdy prisoners.

Hafiz



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Edited by - Doug L on 09/29/2007 10:40:03
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buckman
Firefly

USA
2703 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2007 :  06:43:38  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Before this rain it had been
dry for weeks...

The music man had said it
looked like rain...
I took it on faith and used
the last of the water to
clean the horse's dusty nostrils...

And then it came...

First the music and
then the rain...

Healing..

Cleansing..

Saving...

Thanks, Mick...
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Doug L
Firefly

Canada
5432 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2007 :  10:11:59  Show Profile  Visit Doug L's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
http://www3.telus.net/billybob/betterdays/pontiac.htm

I'm buying an old Pontiac today, September 29th.
A 1988 Bonneville. Cool.

DL

http://www.myspace.com/mickeynewbury
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Roy
Firefly

USA
2627 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2007 :  17:03:55  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send Roy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Check the oil...kick the tires...put a blanket over the exposed springs on the driver's side...one stout fist on the right side of the dash will make the radio come to life...does the indian on the hood still light up...is there a real spare in the trunk...polish the hood...to hell with the rest...now it's your turn to pay the piper.

Luv ya Duke!
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BarbraG
Windchimer

1824 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2007 :  17:31:02  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
That's sweet, Doug. I heard you layed down your pen for a long
time. Aren't you glad that you found it again? I know I am. !

BGee
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alrhayes
Rocker

Japan
201 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2007 :  05:12:26  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Click to see alrhayes's MSN Messenger address  Send alrhayes a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Father's Amen - Interlude

Bless this bread that we now break
Bless this food that we partake
That we remember one who died
That we could see through loving eyes

Oh faith...
Faith is all that matters

~~ from Blue to this Day ~~
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BarbraG
Windchimer

1824 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2007 :  17:24:44  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"Ryan, when that ball comes at you, say this to yourself, "I HATE
that ball! I HATE that ball! I HATE that ball !!! and then,.. knock
it out of the stadium !!! And, when that big football player comes
your way, duck !!"

"Nanu, I'm going to play football when I graduate, and I'm going to
college on a football scholarship".

"Oh, Ryan, please play baseball, NOT football !! Please !!"

(Years later)

"So, Ryan, who do you plan to play football for?"

"Well, Nanu, there's been a change of plans. I know I'm just
13, but I've decided not to play football OR baseball !"

"Oh, sweetie, that's GREAT !! I won't have to worry about you
getting injured on either field !"

"Well, that's the good news, Nanu. The bad news is ...(as far as
you're concerned because you worry about me so much), is this.
No, I'm not going to college on a football or baseball scholarship.
I want to fly a Blackhawk helicopter for the Marines !!!"

(Shattered, and thinking to myself . . 'How can I get the Bronco's
to sign my sweet Ryan, sight unseen, while he's just 13 ?')(Also
thinking to myself, 'Sometimes, we need to leave well enough alone'.)

He loves the Broncos, having lived near Denver for the last four
years of his dad's Air Force tour.


True story (mine and Ryan's)
BarbraG
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Ailinn
Windchimer

1818 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2007 :  19:46:29  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
There were trees at the curb growing out of round grates in the sidewalk. Leaves loosening in a swirl of wind. His hand gripped hers tighter before he steered her into the store. She chose the dress on the mannequin. A dress too serious for California. Black, with jet beads on the collar and cuffs and a deep hem that swept her knees. She slipped the dress over her head and stepped into the gilded bay window. He was pacing outside with his cigarette as the taxies sped by. He nodded. Pointed to the hat that was mostly veil and nodded again. The tangle of words they didn't say later that day on Cafe avenue. Their cold hands entwined as a rush of leaves warned of Autumn's fall. She could see winter buses in his faraway gaze. Huffing steam rising up through the manholes. Mazes of ice-encased glass and steel cages jutting into the metropolitan sky. All this in his eyes on an afternoon in a city on the wrong side of North America.
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Ailinn
Windchimer

1818 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2007 :  19:47:44  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"Is the past any less real than the present?"

~Mickey Newbury~
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buckman
Firefly

USA
2703 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2007 :  20:06:35  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Heaven couldn't have been farther away.
Deep into the heart of the night he huddled
by the side of the road and cried over the spot
where he had watched his life disappear.
Nobody ever knew.
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3781 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2007 :  20:46:37  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"Nobody ever knew..."
Little did they ever know...

Craig
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andrew p
Firefly

USA
3936 Posts

Posted - 10/02/2007 :  21:07:54  Show Profile  Visit andrew p's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
...and they will never know.

andrew

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
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andrew p
Firefly

USA
3936 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2007 :  09:41:10  Show Profile  Visit andrew p's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"So, do something! Fast!" said the Fish.
"Do you hear!
I saw her. Your Mother!
Your Mother is near!
So, as fast as you can,
Think of something to do!
You will have to get rid of
Thing One and Thing Two!"



Dr Seuss
The Cat In The Hat

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
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buckman
Firefly

USA
2703 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2007 :  20:41:06  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I've never been good at reality...
Even now, sober
It fades in and out.
Sometimes I wonder if
Everyone is like that
But I never want to ask
Because I think they'll
Think me crazy.

[[Oh, babe, it's way too late for that]]

Like I said, I've never been good at reality...

Rev B
~*~

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Ailinn
Windchimer

1818 Posts

Posted - 10/05/2007 :  21:00:26  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
"...Dreams are the carriage that carry us
Soooo, close your sleepy eyes and dream..."

~Mickey Newbury~

G'nite, Reverend.
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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
506 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2007 :  05:05:20  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
TWO REALITIES

the reasoned god
loves a beautiful mind
for tolerance now reigns

its time is short
predetermined by Love

a full reward awaits
the self-righteous
they shall drink the cup dry
and crave for more

not the truth,
for it restraineth
patiently at the door,
a destiny witheld
by the hand of Love,
all knowing,encompassing.

true reality knocks,
opens and reveals

.....Light

it sweeps away all falsehood,
this age of illusion
fades into Sheol.



dR August 2004
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Grania
Rocker

108 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2007 :  20:12:12  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I want to carry you
and for you to carry me
the way voices are said to carry over water.

Just this morning on the shore,
I could hear two people talking quietly
in a row boat on the far side of the lake.

They were talking about fishing,
then one changed the subject,
and, I swear, they began talking about you.

~Billy Collins~
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BarbraG
Windchimer

1824 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2007 :  22:55:01  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Alligator in the lake behind the house. Baby moccasin in the
pool inside fences and screens. Three year old beautiful Ashlyn
wandering around and imaginations run wild. Years ago, there
was a funny story making it around. Goes like this.

Two little boys are playing in the street. One said , "Man, I
know a animal what is the meanest animal in the world "

Other one " Oh, yeah. Well, what is it?"

"it is a animal that has a leopard head at one end of his
body and a alligator head at the other."

Little boy says, "Well, you say he have a alligator head at
one end of his body and a leopard head at the other end. WEll,
how do he poop ?"

First little boy: "He DON'T!!! That what make him so mean !!"


Barbra Griffin
October 7, 2007
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buckman
Firefly

USA
2703 Posts

Posted - 10/07/2007 :  08:47:42  Show Profile  Visit buckman's Homepage  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Indian Summer Sunday October Hudson Valley.
Hot again today...
Leaves are not turning fiery yet
Like they did when Van wrote Moondance
in the Real Woodstock just north of here...
City people driving up the river for the
Tree shows will be disappointed and have to
drown their sorrows with Mimosas and bloody Mary's
at my friend's Irish bar where I met Plumbley
and Gilesy from the Isle of Wight
in spring of 2001 both after and before the world
turned upside down [again]...

Steely Dan Alive in America came on my jukebox while I was
walking my new [free] treadmill and
reminded me of Hazy Davy and how much hurt we all felt
for him in Amsterdam those months;
I felt like I was in jail there too, tho I know that's ridiculous
because while he was starving and fighting
for his very life,
I was drinking whiskey
and taking percocets and chasing wimmins....

Ah, life....

Indian Summer Sunday October Hudson Valley.


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