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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2008
October 1, 2008 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 09/30/2008 10:21:35 PM PDT by JustAmy




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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
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To: NicknamedBob

Laughing - Yes Bob, very nice poem. Pardon my faux paus.

Here’s the deal - I love anything with rather dark-foreboding coloring - which Billie’s graphic is - and

I think I’m poem-challenged. But I DID read it and smile, so there ya go! I liked it.


381 posted on 10/04/2008 3:43:27 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (~~ Visualize McPALIN ~~)
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To: SnarlinCubBear; JustAmy; DollyCali; Billie
"I think I’m poem-challenged. But I DID read it and smile, so there ya go! I liked it."

Thanks!

This one is a do-it-yourself image poem, but that doesn't mean that Billie and the others can't rise to the challenge of creating an image to fit it.

(We usually do things the other way around. They create the image, and then I write a poem. They'll just have to make do, though. I don't have time to do things that way these days.)

Spirals

Like a top slowly spinning, the Earth wobbles ‘round,
As it circles the center, and plunges on down,
Just following blindly the bore that’s been set,
In a long looping circle we haven’t closed yet.

The edges spin slowly, the center quite fast,
In a movement of endless enormities vast,
Whose masses are tangled with webbing unseen,
That tugs them and trips them and all in between.

Then out from this puddle of bright creamy sheen,
For stretches unmindful of time in between,
The clean empty nothing that lets one see far,
But allows only cold silent shadows of stars,

To wander forever in search of a mind,
And will, full of wonder that helps it unwind,
The clockwork that’s ticking, as time travels on,
Toward an eventually bright mental dawn.

NicknamedBob . . . . . . . . . . October 4, 2008

382 posted on 10/04/2008 4:04:48 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (I think Obama understands "root hog, or die" as well as anyone. He's number two at the trough.)
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To: MEG33

The flowers were for a surprise bday party. I added a few things from work, some lorapetalum and some juniper type stuff for greenery and others for color.

After I’d given them to him, one of the partygoers told the bday boy that it was illegal to pick those/have those—it’s not—they’re jsut weeds. :)

I laughed and reminded him “possession id 9/10 of the law!”


383 posted on 10/04/2008 4:06:50 PM PDT by gardengirl
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To: La Enchiladita
...home to non-migratory hummingbirds.

Oh, 'Dita, that is So Neat!! You are Blessed; it would be So Fun to have them there Year Around! : )

I haven’t caught up with you, but think I saw in another of your posts that you now do a lot of travelling during the week and the business is still afloat. God bless you and your family as you make these adjustments.

Thank you, my Sweet FRiend, and God Bless you for your Kindness!


384 posted on 10/04/2008 8:01:17 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; DollyCali; yorkie; La Enchiladita; OESY; jaycee; snugs; Diver Dave; The Mayor; ...

A time for war.................................................a time for peace...
Ecclesiastes 3

385 posted on 10/04/2008 8:45:07 PM PDT by LUV W (McCain/PALIN!!!!--'nuff said! :D)
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To: DollyCali
I'm Sorry about your Kitty, Dear FRiend.



386 posted on 10/04/2008 8:45:44 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: LUV W; JustAmy; All
LUV W, the Vid you Posted is So Beautiful, and I Love the Graphic of our Lord in a Dove. Thank you for the Blessing!

Goodnight, Dear Amy and All FRiends. Thank you for the Neat Posts, and God Bless.


387 posted on 10/04/2008 9:00:31 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: LUV W

Beautiful, Luv. Thank you.


388 posted on 10/04/2008 9:08:11 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: FRiends; Kitty Mittens; LUV W


Pleasant Dreams, Y'all.

389 posted on 10/04/2008 9:10:30 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: LUV W

Really beautiful song;really beautiful vid!!


390 posted on 10/04/2008 9:27:31 PM PDT by Majie Purple (Pres. B. & F L Laura are still residing...Love;Honor;Respect;Thanks...Start ,to Finish!)
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To: silent_jonny; Kitty Mittens; GodBlessUSA; Billie; JustAmy; jaycee; Lady Jag; All


Gasp! I missed Taco Day!? I love tacos! Hard shell and soft shell. Yum!...makes me hungry for one or two...no or about it,LOL! Thanks much for Your Fri night-Sat night pings/comments!! Here and on The Dose. Hope You're having a Happy Weekend! I am, I just can't get to sleep.
391 posted on 10/04/2008 9:49:08 PM PDT by Majie Purple (Pres. B. & F L Laura are still residing...Love;Honor;Respect;Thanks...Start ,to Finish!)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; ..
October 5, 2008



Graphic by MamaBear

Prayer for Autumn Days


God of the seasons, there is a time for everything; there is a time for dying and a time for rising. We need courage to enter into the transformation process.

God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to their green, letting go of what has been. We, too, have our moments of surrender, with all their insecurity and risk. Help us to let go when we need to do so.

God of fallen leaves lying in colored patterns on the ground, our lives have their own patterns. As we see the patterns of our own growth, may we learn from them.

God of misty days and harvest moon nights, there is always the dimension of mystery and wonder in our lives. We always need to recognize your power-filled presence. May we gain strength from this.

God of harvest wagons and fields of ripened grain, many gifts of growth lie within the season of our surrender. We must wait for harvest in faith and hope. Grant us patience when we do not see the blessings.

God of geese going south for another season, your wisdom enables us to know what needs to be left behind and what needs to be carried into the future. We yearn for insight and vision.

God of flowers touched with frost and windows wearing white designs, may your love keep our hearts from growing cold in the empty seasons.

God of life, you believe in us, you enrich us, you entrust us with the freedom to choose life. For all this, we are grateful.

Amen

~From Parish of Saint Agnes Cathedral, New York~


392 posted on 10/04/2008 10:41:37 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; gardengirl; yorkie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; ...





World Communion Sunday


Long Walk Day


Intergenerational Day


Do Something Nice Day


Be Nice To Lawyers Day


World Teacher's Day


National Apple Betty Day

Apple Brown Betty

Ingredients: (serves 4)
2 cups soft brown breadcrumbs
50g unsalted butter, melted
3-4 Granny Smith apples, sliced
40ml (2 tbs) lemon juice
1 lemon, rind grated
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Method:
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Combine breadcrumbs and butter. Sprinkle apples with lemon juice and rind, sugar and cinnamon.

Layer half the apples in 4 ovenproof ramekins and cover with half the crumb mixture. Repeat.

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with cream or ice-cream.

393 posted on 10/04/2008 11:00:27 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Beautiful graphic by M.B. and lovely ‘autumn prayer’, Amy!
Another lovely day ahead that God has given us.


394 posted on 10/05/2008 4:53:39 AM PDT by jaycee (May God Bless Our Great Nation and Let Us Be Thankful!)
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To: JustAmy

Terrific celebrations today, Amy! Will try to be here a bit today. Going to church and then don’t know for sure what!
May go to lunch with friends. See ya’ll later. You had a very nice day at Amy’s yesterday. Sorry I couldn’t join you but I did scan throught it. Have a wonderful Sunday!


395 posted on 10/05/2008 4:56:08 AM PDT by jaycee (May God Bless Our Great Nation and Let Us Be Thankful!)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; La Enchiladita; Kitty Mittens; yorkie; Billie; Mama_Bear; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; ...
~~Wishing All a Blessed Sunday~~



396 posted on 10/05/2008 5:05:50 AM PDT by jaycee (May God Bless Our Great Nation and Let Us Be Thankful!)
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To: jaycee; MEG33; Lady Jag; yorkie; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; OESY; All

Wishing a wonderful Lord's Day to all



397 posted on 10/05/2008 6:00:35 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

AMEN, Dolly!


398 posted on 10/05/2008 6:07:18 AM PDT by jaycee (May God Bless Our Great Nation and Let Us Be Thankful!)
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To: NicknamedBob



399 posted on 10/05/2008 6:18:31 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Great pic Dolly!


400 posted on 10/05/2008 6:34:54 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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