Sunday Sonnet

Something different! A “reverse” sonnet, by Rubert Brooke.

References

Brooke, Rubert. “Sonnet Reversed”. The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology, edited by Edward Hirsch & Eavan Boland. NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008. page 190.

Snow Moon

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The Snow Moon, second full moon of the calendar year and first full moon of the Lunar New Year. It is the only full moon that does not appear every year. Instead every 19 years February skips a full moon and then both January and March have two full moons, a phenomenon known as Double Blue Moon.

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Full Moon Inspiration!

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    Full Moon Blessings!
    Enjoy the Full Moon today February 27!
    Manifest your big dream into reality, crystalize intentions and clarify all ingredients needed to fulfill the dream. Full Moon energy is powerful and will help you to start moving forward to assure your success. It is also a right time for releasing things that no longer serve your higher self.

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            Saturday Caturday

            Radar is fascinated by the printer. Whenever I am printing, he is right there, watching the paper come out of the slot. Sometimes, I have to keep him away from the printer because he attacks the paper & causes a paper jam. This has happened more than once!

            After I’m done printing, he sits & waits for more paper to come out. Sometimes he puts he paw into the slot, trying to make it happen. Silly cat!

            all photographs © polly macdavid

            Pantoum Notes

            About the Jez of It

            Originally a Malaysian form the Pantoum was adapted by the French and c popular in Europe, with Baudelaire and Fouinet being amongst the foremost users of the form.

            The Pantoum is a strict repeating form with no stanza count, the French Pantoum as an eight-syllable count, the Malaysian style has no syllable count. The French style includes a repeat back to complete the circle, whereas that isn’t necessary with the Malaysian form

            The rhyme scheme is as follows
            A1B1A2B2 B2C1B2C2 C1D1C2D2 …. For the French Pantoum Z1A2Z2A1

            Malaysian Pantoum Example

            Claire de Lune by Terry Clitheroe

            The moonlight shines on singing waters
            A chorus repeated by humming stones
            In a composition of competing meters
            Bringing peace to my stressed bones.

            A chorus repeated by humming stones
            Under the light of a strawberry moon
            Bringing peace to my stressed bones,
            It’s not hard for souls to become attuned.

            Under the light…

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            multiple life epiphanies

            Truth

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            Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a romantic walk in the park, spring at its most spectacular moment, flowers and smells and outstanding poetical imagery smoothly transferring you into another world. It doesn’t have to be a walk during which you’ll have multiple life epiphanies and discover meanings no other brain ever managed to encounter. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but ‘steal’ some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.

            Albert Camus
            Notebooks 1951-1959

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            Witches

            Oh yes

            Peedeel's Blog

            Witches do not always stand with their feet inside of a salt circle.

            They do not perpetually speak in chants, nor do they weigh their pockets witch pillar candles and incense sticks.

            You can find them in coffee shops, whispering to their cup as they stir it purposefully in a counterclockwise direction (banishing whatever flack they got earlier).

            You can find a witch in the dressing room of a thrift shop, touching the mirror and enchanting it to show the onlooker how beautiful they are, no matter what they wear.

            You can find them in animal shelters, cuddling with the black dog or cat, debating whether or not they can take them home.

            You can find a witch in demolished cities, drawing sigils in the dust. You can find them planting gardens for food when a hurricane or tornado stole every seed ever planted in the area.

            You can find…

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            new ways to live and heal the earth

            YES

            Peedeel's Blog

            And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal. And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

            Kitty O’Meara
            And The People Stayed Home

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            Saturday Caturday

            I walked into the bathroom today & heard a meow. I didn’t see anyone … but wait! There’s a cat in the cupboard!

            photograph © polly macdavid