Tag Archives: Play

Taking Stock

The Summer of 1969 was a defining moment in the life of America.  The currents that led to it swept away many of the traditions of the past in that season of our discontent. Taking Stock by Michael Romani Bethel, … Continue reading

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Razor’s Edge

Another poem from another life lived an lifetime ago about who I was then and wondering how it is that I managed to turn things around maybe for the better.  At least, I like to think so? This one is … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock, Knocking

Watched a movie about some rockers that I kinda came up with in the world.  This came from that…. Knock, Knock, Knocking by Michael Romani Pulsating beat Keeps knock, knock, knocking Out on the streets We keep rock, rock, rocking … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Our Bodies Are the Instruments Through Which Our Souls Play Their Music

“We are slowed down sound and light waves, a walking bundle of frequencies tuned into the cosmos. We are souls dressed up in sacred biochemical garments and our bodies are the instruments through which our souls play their music.” – Albert … Continue reading

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American Dream

In this day and age, so many tear at the foundations of America.  They do so with an almost willful ignorance of what came before and what’s happened since.  There is an insistence that perfection be from the beginning when … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Be Aware of Wonders While Living A Balanced Life

” Be aware of wonder.  Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.”  – Robert Fulghum, author (b. 4 Jun 1937)    

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Thought For the Day: It Is Paradoxical When Parents and Teachers Fail To See the Connection Between Learning and Play

“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” – Leo Buscaglia, author (31 Mar 1924-1998)      

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Frozen Infinity

The challenge brought last night was to write a poem about snow, ice, winter, spring and all the things these things bring.    Who knew that albatrosses also mate for life?  I didn’t know…. and…Here’s my attempt: Frozen Infinity by … Continue reading

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Nostalgia For Guantanamo

Next on the series of challenges for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 11 is to write a poem pertinent to places of origin.  It seems to me that regardless of place of birth or my history of Hawai’i and California, the place that … Continue reading

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A Pillow’s Talk of Things

The ninth day of Na/GloPoWriMo is based on the lists found in Sei Shonagon’ s The Pillow Talk.  As the hour has grown later than I had hoped and only just recently finished a show along with a late dinner and … Continue reading

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