Ghost Hibiscus

there is a ghost hibiscus
(proud and tall)
who teases always its little sister.

Itching the ears of the earth
with its talk
and
dreaming, as they say,
the birth of fire
and the death of man
it reluctantly tells us
about ambitious fears.
 
In color and fortitude
this beast
is inquisitive to the brink.

All the while wind slowly rolls up hill
against the odds of coin.

 

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Mockingbirds

This morning
two mockingbirds
in the green field
were spinning and tossing

the white ribbons
of their songs
into the air.
I had nothing

better to do
than listen.

 

– Mary Oliver

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Sleigh bells ring
Are you listening
In the lane
Snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We’re happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song
As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend he is Parson Brown
He’ll say: Are you married?
We’ll say: No man
But you can do the job
When you’re in town

Later on
We’ll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we’ve made
Walking in a winter wonderland
Winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down

When it snows
Ain’t it thrilling
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play
The Eskimo way
Walking in a winter wonderland
Yeah we’re walking in a winter
Yeah we’re walking in a winter
We’re walking in a winter wonderland
Wonderland
Winter wonderland

dog at beach haiku

we run with seaweed
and grace chases it, you say
wow, she loves the weed

 

-Mallory Whitten

Historical Body Mechanics: Walk Medieval!

Historical Body Mechanics: Walk Medieval!

Theft of Fire

The theft of fire for the benefit of humanity is a theme that recurs in many world mythologies. Examples include:

 

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  • In Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus steals the heavenly fire for humanity, enabling the progress of civilization.
  • According to the Rig Veda (3:9.5), the hero Mātariśvan recovered fire, which had been hidden from humanity.
  • In the Book of Enoch, the fallen angels and Azazel teach early humanity to use tools and fire.
  • In Polynesian myth, Māui stole fire from the Mudhens.[1]
  • In Cherokee myth, after Possum and Buzzard had failed to steal fire, Grandmother Spider used her web to sneak into the land of light. She stole fire, hiding it in a clay pot.[2]
  • Among various Native American tribes ofthe Pacific Northwest and First Nations, fire was stolen and given to humans by Coyote, Beaver or Dog.[3]
  • According to some Yukon First Nations people, Crow stole fire from a volcano in the middle of the water.[4]
  • According to the Creek Native Americans, Rabbit stole fire from the Weasels.[5]
  • In Algonquin myth, Rabbit stole fire from an old man and his two daughters.[6]
  • In Ojibwa myth, Nanabozho the hare stole fire and gave it to humans.
  • In one of the versions of Georgian myth, Amirani stole fire from metalsmiths, who refused to share it – and knowledge of creating it – with other humans.
  • In Norse Mythology Loki gains the secret of fire from an eagle in exchange for the hams and shoulders of sacrificed oxen[7]

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God

God

In the ancient days, when the first quiver of speech came to my lips,
I ascended the holy mountain and spoke unto God, saying, “Master,
I am thy slave.  Thy hidden will is my law and I shall obey thee
for ever more.”

But God made no answer, and like a mighty tempest passed away.

And after a thousand years I ascended the holy mountain and again
spoke unto God, saying, “Creator, I am thy creation.  Out of clay
hast thou fashioned me and to thee I owe mine all.”

And God made no answer, but like a thousand swift wings passed
away.

And after a thousand years I climbed the holy mountain and spoke
unto God again, saying, “Father, I am thy son.  In pity and love
thou hast given me birth, and through love and worship I shall
inherit thy kingdom.”

And God made no answer, and like the mist that veils the distant
hills he passed away.

And after a thousand years I climbed the sacred mountain and again
spoke unto God, saying, “My God, my aim and my fulfillment; I am
thy yesterday and thou are my tomorrow.  I am thy root in the earth
and thou art my flower in the sky, and together we grow before the
face of the sun.”

Then God leaned over me, and in my ears whispered words of sweetness,
and even as the sea that enfoldeth a brook that runneth down to
her, he enfolded me.

And when I descended to the valleys and the plains God was there
also.

In the ancient days, when the first quiver of speech came to my lips,
I ascended the holy mountain and spoke unto God, saying, “Master,
I am thy slave.  Thy hidden will is my law and I shall obey thee
for ever more.”

But God made no answer, and like a mighty tempest passed away.

And after a thousand years I ascended the holy mountain and again
spoke unto God, saying, “Creator, I am thy creation.  Out of clay
hast thou fashioned me and to thee I owe mine all.”

And God made no answer, but like a thousand swift wings passed
away.

And after a thousand years I climbed the holy mountain and spoke
unto God again, saying, “Father, I am thy son.  In pity and love
thou hast given me birth, and through love and worship I shall
inherit thy kingdom.”

And God made no answer, and like the mist that veils the distant
hills he passed away.

And after a thousand years I climbed the sacred mountain and again
spoke unto God, saying, “My God, my aim and my fulfillment; I am
thy yesterday and thou are my tomorrow.  I am thy root in the earth
and thou art my flower in the sky, and together we grow before the
face of the sun.”

Then God leaned over me, and in my ears whispered words of sweetness,
and even as the sea that enfoldeth a brook that runneth down to
her, he enfolded me.

And when I descended to the valleys and the plains God was there
also.

‘A Garden Enclosed, A Fountain Sealed’

“A Garden Enclosed, A Fountain Sealed’

An online exhibition featuring Audrey Hope, Ficus Interfaith, Tommy Krek Sveningsson, Dennis Witkin

http://inparadi.se/agardenenclosedafountainsealed

 

 

Ferrocement Umbrella
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