Solstice thru New Years 2009 Light-the-World Jam

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Solstice thru New Years 2009 Light-the-World Jam

Post by Doreen Peri » December 21st, 2008, 3:10 pm

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Here is the Jam Announcement. Please use this thread for the jam.
Additional threads posted to this forum will be moved to another location.

This jam will feature the paintings of Garry Merola (gmart)
as banners at the top of the page. Thank you, Garry!

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And so we are here again, once more
the day when the sun is the farthest
from the equator and the way the earth
sits atilt on its axis causes more darkness
than light. But right at the very time
we arrive, light begins to seep through a
newly opened blind, our days become longer,
our bond stronger, our recognition of life cycles
renewed! And we will jam until the year is new!

Welcome to the
Solstice through New Years Light-the-World Jam!
Bring your open spirits, your poetic voices, your choice to post
cadence, meter, image, thought or insight!

Celebrate the season! Join in the light
from dawn to dawn! Jam on!
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eyes cream for the blind

Post by mudshark » December 21st, 2008, 4:22 pm

set aside the darkness and
and still
twist the globe like a sugared child
from December to Brisbane
the darkness lives alive and well
right here, honey

no wintertime could bring me down
but, you know
babe
it's christmas and all, so...
candles are good stuff
its always the candles
they dont do so well without the dark, huh?.
ha. the candles abides.

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Post by Doreen Peri » December 21st, 2008, 4:35 pm

i lit the candles on the hearth,
the candles on the table,
the candles on my night stand,
bathroom candles, scented
candles, candles to light the
hall from room to room.

When you didn't show up,
I waxed poetic, wrote three
songs, two poems and a
sarcastic lyric about joining
the circus of doom.

It was quite a night.
After I wrote, I ate a lovely meal
by candlelight, read a good book
and listened to some jazz tracks.

Wax is never wasted, neither is light.
Thanks, you bastard, for standing me up.
I hope you had a lousy night.

.........

LOL!!! heh... i guess i'm in an odd mood, eh?

hey mudshark! great to see you! long time!

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Post by mudshark » December 21st, 2008, 5:04 pm

and its good to be on your backs again.
lets ride!

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Re: eyes cream for the blind

Post by Doreen Peri » December 21st, 2008, 5:04 pm

on the bright side
the candle abides
to set a lovely
atmosphere,
light reflective
each flicker a beat
of hearts in unison

;)

.... oh yeah.. ride on!

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Post by mudshark » December 21st, 2008, 5:09 pm

my heart like yours
filled up
and they ask me why i eat the candles
you see
i cut'em with my bread knife to keep'em shorter
in the spring and more pissed off, glowing around this time
bread tastes like shit though...

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Post by Artguy » December 21st, 2008, 6:05 pm

light one to take away the darkness..

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Post by Arcadia » December 21st, 2008, 7:56 pm

grey, rainbow-rebel, indigo-plumb
thirty minutes & storm parenthesis
human stars in the city horizon

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Post by Doreen Peri » December 21st, 2008, 10:57 pm

light strings spread
primary colors
secondary reflections
i'm behind my intentions
but ahead of the echoes
from moonbeam dreams

will wrap them around a tree,
say a prayer for me, lie down
in the silent night,
awaken to endless
possibilities

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Post by judih » December 21st, 2008, 11:33 pm

awake and feasible
my dream has come true
i lived the night's challenges
survived those pesky demons
fortified, i'm alive
scratching out an escape route
i venture into the day

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Post by bohonato » December 22nd, 2008, 12:41 am

oh oh
snowed in, 4 degree F outside
digging out old poems boiling water for tea
trying to stay warm
and here I lost my mittens
guess I'll just have to stay inside

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Post by Doreen Peri » December 22nd, 2008, 12:56 pm

It's 19 degrees. Wind with gusts up to
45 miles an hour. Wind chill factor
makes it feel somewhere between
a cool negative 5 and a balmy,
mild and pleasant zero degrees.

This post is written in Fahrenheit.
If I had to translate this poem into Celsius,
it might feel even colder because the
numbers would be lower.

The good news is the weather doesn't
control the heart. Keep a warm heart.
That will help us all stay warm.

And wear gloves, for God sake.

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Post by Lightning Rod » December 22nd, 2008, 1:39 pm

white is the color of cold
or is it blue?
cold is helpless, rigid
absolute

not a thing in itself
but an absence of warmth
will it be fire or ice?
ice will surely win

snow will not burn
nor distance nor time
as the universe expands
the heat of proximity fades
planets die of ice, of loneliness
"These words don't make me a poet, these Eyes make me a poet."

The Poet's Eye

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Post by Lightning Rod » December 22nd, 2008, 1:59 pm

shortest day of the year
where
there

Ain't No Sunshine

by Bill Withers
as done by Lrod
"These words don't make me a poet, these Eyes make me a poet."

The Poet's Eye

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Post by Lightning Rod » December 22nd, 2008, 2:22 pm

the color of loneliness is also white
as you choose to define it
in light-space, white is the combination of all colors
but when painted on the heart
white, like cold, is the absence of color
the absence of warmth

and while the solstice is a pagan conversation
or a measurement for astrologers
I strike my flint to the cold of winter
close is the color of fire
"These words don't make me a poet, these Eyes make me a poet."

The Poet's Eye

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