Sunday, November 23, 2014

I am empty.



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Domestic holiday preparations 



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and a family gathering
 
in a sumptuous atmosphere

as I envision it


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simply 

will never happen

around my

humble table.


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But when I realize


that if I stepped outside of myself


and 

observed love and beauty 

from



 
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and 


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  I would burst into 

efflorescence



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  and

thanksgiving. 






Sunday, November 2, 2014

Raconteur





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I gave my students a daring challenge.


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I asked them to

spool out

a reading assignment

into 

a writing opportunity

to

stitch in the details
 

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unseen 

in the story

about the 

character's dilemma.

  I asked them to think. 

I asked them



But one young man responded:

Madame, I can't.

I can't use my imagination...


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This world is too harsh of a place

for me.




 







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and

castles crowns and cottages


set the stage for

problem-solving

to evolve

in a world that 

can't believe





but where harsh realities 

must bow



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to the power

of one who hopes

and spins out

a masterpiece

of

 possibilities.









Friday, October 17, 2014

I Found It Years Ago



but 

like a momentary 

autumn wind


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I've breezed over the surface 

of

an ocean


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of impressive


but

unattainable ideals

for 

 
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source unknown



 Yet 

when he comes through the door

and 

tells me that his favorite part

of the day 

is


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to 


 
I  run back to the shore


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we

found years ago 
 
and 

our evanescent lights dim


castles crowns and cottages

 to 

an ineffable peace.


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