Skip to comments.The Dragon Flies' Lair~ Thread XXVI~March 28, 2006
Posted on 03/27/2006 9:23:33 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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Hello bentfeather Haiku!
A new thread up so quickly!
Poets posting and
Dough Nuts sometimes are sticky.
Ah the joys of spring:
Stuffy nose or else it's running,
Asthma in the coming,
My heart, it is a-humming
with Albuterol and Flo-vent,
Sudafed and sleep's spent,
Ah pollen that I am not allegic to,
Aftershaves and perfumes ewww,
The mysteries life poses,
Like Flonase smelling like roses.
Morning, Ms Feather!
Breakfast is being served out on the veranda this morning. With complimentary albuterol.
Bwhahahahha! Your poem speaks to me. Especially the aftershave and perfume part. Elevators? Good Morning Knitting!
What's wrong with you?
Can't you just bring the
ding dang donuts, Unc?
Not sticky tho;
sticky is icky.
Hairsprays, deoderants, cleaning solvents, paint, lacquer, and several other things too....
LOL cute poem!
Good morning, Peilkan!
Such a lovely place to have breakfast. Thank You.
Ah, the allergies of spring abound
everyone packing tissues by the pound
sneezing, sneezing, pollens explode
hoarse voices making us all sound like toads.
Yep. Haven't had a problem with paint and lacquer...yet. However, my list seems to be growing as I get older. The first was perfume. And hairspray? I have to make hair appointments in the early morning before the salon is steeped in it. Cleaning solvents have progressed to the level where I hold my breath when I'm in the aisle to pick up dish soap. I am very thankful that I do not suffer from allergies to flowers and plants in general. Just the chemicals used to copy their fragrance.
Glad you like it Ms Feather. I've been told that the Lair is a magical place where anything can happen. So, the Lair can have a veranda in a full-blooming garden during March. Don't forget about the ballet class later on!
Some say it magic
some say it peace
some say it's quiet
and some a change of pace.
I hope it's all of these things in one
with lots of fun packed in, too,
with haiku, and poetry flowing freely
dancing with the muse.
seeker of truth
follow no path
all paths lead where
truth is here
by e.e. cummings
Seneca wrote, "What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more."
Today is Tuesday, March 28, the 87th day of 2006 with 278 to
follow. The moon is waning. The morning stars are Mercury,
Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The evening stars
are Mars and Saturn.
On this date in history:
In 1797, Nathaniel Briggs was awarded a patent for the first
In 1881, P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey merged their
circuses to form "The Greatest Show on Earth."
In 1939, Madrid surrendered to the nationalist forces of
Generalissimo Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War.
In 1968, the counterculture musical "Hair" opened on Broadway.
In 1969, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United
States, died in Washington at age 78.
In 1979, a failure in the cooling system at the nuclear power
plant on Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania caused a near
meltdown. It was the worst accident at a U.S. civilian
In 1991, just days before the 10th anniversary of the
attempt on his life, former President Ronald Reagan
endorsed a 7-day waiting period for handgun purchases,
reversing his earlier opposition.
In 1993, Russian President Boris Yeltsin survived an
impeachment vote by the Congress of People's Deputies.
Also in 1993, French voters rejected the ruling Socialists
and gave the conservative alliance a crushing majority in
In 1994, pre-election clashes between Zulu nationalists,
the ANC and police claimed 53 lives in Johannesburg,
In 1996, the U.S. Congress approved the presidential
In 1997, an Italian warship collided with an Albanian ship
crowded with refugees, causing an undetermined number of
In 2002, the U.S. Justice Department said it would seek
the death penalty against Zacarias Moussaoui, the only
person charged at the time as a co-conspirator in the
Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
In 2003, a Turkish student surrendered after hijacking
an Istanbul-to-Ankara jetliner with about 200 people
aboard. No one was hurt.
In 2004, more than 40 people were reported killed in a
series of bombings and gun battles in the central Asian
nation of Uzbekistan.
In 2005, a massive earthquake jolted the western coast
of Sumatra reportedly killing as many as 3,000 people
and destroying hundreds of buildings.
Thank You, Uncle for the tunes.
You are so welcomed, bentfeather.
This podcast contains a tune with an intro sent to me by a Chinese podcaster named Peter Mahero. His speech isn't perfect but he wants to do an American podcast to the Chinese young and the world ... brave or foolish, yet to be determined.
This is the world's public taking to the airwaves.
No more MSM! The Voices are rising!
First draft of a serious poem, I think:
Meditation on the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: Jesus Carries His Cross
Each step, each breath, each beat of your heart - pain.
The weight of the cross so heavy,
each step a small miracle of your perseverance,
the determination to pay that price,
no matter how shaky the legs,
how short the breath,
how much it cost to make each step.
This is how the Father does it,
the way he did not ask Abraham to take,
no sacrifice of the firstborn for his chosen people,
sacrificed by blood and fire.
But through you, his only-begotten,
laboring there beneath the crossbeam,
Your hair and face streaked with blood beneath the thorny crown,
face beneath the smears ashen with pain,
and the gathering doom in your chest,
already making you hungry for breath,
bearing the sins of the world,
each bruise, each welt merely a token of what they deserve.
as you walk,
the smell of blood and fear and sweat and death and pain
swirling around you,
our deaths, our pains, our griefs
on your one set of shoulders,
each movement crying out its pain,
only a foretaste of the pains ahead,
you slip away,
glorified indeed by the hands of your loving Father,
and in that new dawning,
hope born in the birthpangs we can only imagine,
you will stand glorified,
world without end,
First draft?? I think done. Of course, you're the author and will decide that.
Most of my poems are first drafts. Once in awhile, I read one that no longer talks to me, and I do some more, but not too often.
I am pretty much the same way. I edit while writing. Rarely change things thereafter.
Sometimes I look at an older one though, and I can't hear it any more. Then I know I need to rework that material.
Well, I can see doing that. If the author can't stand it anymore. ;)
I just bet that kitty is calling your Ole Mr.Johnson. LOL
That is very nice Knitting A Conundrum:)
Martin Luther King Jr. said, "We must learn to
live together as brothers or perish together
Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2006 with 277 to follow. The moon is new. The morning stars are Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The evening stars are Mars and Saturn.
Good morning, to you Uncle!
Thanks for the tunes. Listening now good selections.
Good morning, ms feather. Hi ho, hi ho.
Good morning, Kathy!
Thank You for Blessed Assurance.
Have a great day.
Good Morning, bentfeather!
I had to post and run and I'm doing it again. Son of Shag goes to the orthodontist for a regular visit at the most inopportune time. Then going to see a friend, an elderly WWII veteran at hospital afterwards. Pray for him and pray for the best driving skills for me today. I am jumpy and irritable. lol!
Blessing's on your day.
Be thinking about you!! Prayers up! Be careful out there. ;)
Put your drink down!
And prepare to view
A special CODED message
From my cat:
Blessings on your day as well, unc.
Got to reboot Lady so I can listen to The Coded message.
Good morning to you!!
Oh my gosh, that feather is hilarious!
It's bent, but it's mine.
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