Sunday, July 30, 2006

For Vi


The call is out and they are winging from the four corners of the earth! Be comforted and nestle against their soft-feathered wings.

Vi's Visitor

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ravens and Muses Sing In Unison

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The Ravens and the Muses will all sing in unison Vi
for you and Ginger on Monday.
Know that all the spirit guides are with you.
love Heather
whose Muse loves to have fun

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The Temple

Some of you may remember when I first posted this poem … it was in March of this year. Now that on Monday I am facing the possibility of another medical crisis, I post it again while asking myself where I went wrong. I’m a non-smoker. I drink a little wine once or twice a month and an occasional beer. So what the heck … anyway, here are my thoughts in verse.

The Temple

The temple, from the outside,
looks good—
well preserved,
considering its age
and the wear and tear it has endured.

But, when science ventures inside
and tells me of the scarring,
the damage,
and the graffiti of a lifetime,
I stop and wonder
where I went wrong,
where I failed
and why I did not notice soon enough,
or know enough to care for this temple precious?

Why was I not aware before
of the damage being done,
and the abuse unintended?

I am not ready yet
to implode this temple into the dusts of time.
I have so much more to do—
I must make amends,
make well this human edifice
that I have so long neglected.

Vi Jones
©March 8, 2006

Seeds In The Breeze


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Friday, July 28, 2006

Wishing for Tranquility


Photo: L Gloyd (c) July 2006

Human Being

"...And forget not that
the earth delights
to feel your bare
feet
and the winds
long to
play with
your hair..."
- Khalil Gibran.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Mermaid Dream For Vi


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Innocence Is

Innocence,
calling you back.
Innocence
experiences a state
of perfection.
Expressing innocence,
waking like an iris
and accepting what is.
Innocence
is definite and clear.
Innocence just is.
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Creativity


Abundance and Creative
Orange, Mandarin.
Fruit trees bearing
a rich bounty.
Gratitude is
easy, certain.
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Monday, July 24, 2006

Not a wasted weekend

anemones in blue vase, aletta mes 2006
spent a little time painting

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Lemurian Hermitage - Spring Renovation

Rouge Camellias

Happy Wanderer

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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Green Golden


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Stars

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Layered Light


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Friday, July 21, 2006

Winter Honey

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King Daffodil Yellow

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Alder Gold



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Alder Dreamscape


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Alder Tapestry

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Alder Homage


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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

First Cherry Plum Blossoms


...early first blossoms of spring...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Forgiveness

There was a lump in my heart
A knot in my shoulders
A heaviness about my person
A strained look on my face

And then I learned how to forgive.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Mild Blue Evening

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Heroine's Journey - Phoenix Child



Journey of Fire.
Satchel full of things
to take, flint and
paper, apple and quill,
notes for the way.
Travellers all,
gathering,
excitement crowd.
A page of history
disintegrates in the flames.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006

High Wires

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Serenity Traces


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Balancing


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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Welcome Rain Again


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Friday, July 14, 2006

Gold Leaf

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Silver Birch - Gold Season

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Plane Trees - Gold At Night

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Gold Rush

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The Last Dance

to put away again
Some years ago I had to decide to stop dancing, rather than allow my health to downgrade my dancing I would stop before humiliating myself in front of an audience. I've not worn pointe shoes since that day, not even in private.

slipperback1

I took the last pair of pointe shoes, took them for one last spin and cast one of them into the garbage bin and left the studio. It was gutwrenching. The other of the two slippers I have kept, tucked away in my clothes closet.

slipperfront1

Today I took my old friend out of the closet and we sat a while, thinking of old times, the times when I could fly. The ribbon was loosened and the shoe placed on the foot. It still fits, but without a mate I cannot take it for a ride. So with a sigh, the ribbon is tucked around the heel again and the shoe after one more portrait, was put out of sight again.

portrat of an old friend

Monday, July 10, 2006

Luminescent Cloud - Fullest Moon

Fullest moon,
luminescent cloud,
light,
without heat,
luminous.
Dark wood,
sleeping wood,
shady,
dark,
with luminosity.

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Stirring Twilight - Golden Breeze


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