November 24th, 2005

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hear there is snow in Connecticut, and certainly there is beauty here.

It is a lovely day to give thanks for all our blessings.

I'm a bit rocky, so will be a Pilgrim still strolling the Mayflower today.

I haven't yet landed.

I am grateful for family, friends, and life!!

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Thanksgiving Poems!!

Here's Jane:

After the taking in
what of the letting go and
the other parenthsis to thanks
the sweet atonement.
What of remembering of things forgotten.
There is a price for losing
the names of places we¹re from
or the  reasons we came here.
We had words we used to greet each other.
The flowers had names like bee¹s bonnet
we ate our bread  with cheese
and gathered the river reeds to make our brooms.
No longer the new immigrants fresh from the past
now we sit at the long table
in our jeans and T shirts.
We look like each other.

Here's me after conceding and taking the Melissa Etheridge route this morning with apologies to Jane who wrote with care, and me who clammered a dapper dare.  

A Free Flow, Rhyming Sometimes and Not Others, and Not Caring a Bit,  See Saw


The First Thanksgiving Without My Mother

and yet I feel her here
as clearly as the caw of the crow
the ocean eating the rind
of the wave
the clouds gathering together
to cloak
the sun, as it bathes -


lizards on the mountain,
small, medium, and large,
darting, standing, watching
so clearly the guard,
for the fairies
as they dance
in the steps
stamped between -
feel elbows and knees -
and notes as they keen -


What now, brown cow,
I ask, as I search
for words to grace
this day of thanks’ worth -
what comes to mind
is the look of the milk
as it swirls in a cup
like a nebula tilled.  


hmmmm - nausea
or rhyme -
is that what happens -
all lines up to tender a dime
and creativity floats
like a minor egg note
and climbs like a wagon a mine - 

If you made it this far, and congratulations if you did, we are going to the Mountain Home Inn for Thanksgiving dinner.  I am as excited as can be.   May our days be joyous and jubilant with ease.


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Checking in -

It has been a beautiful day for me with a wonderful meal and a fire going all day. We are burning the wood from our apple tree, which had blossomed out to a hollow core, and burns like an amazing torch. I see it as symbolic of myself, as I burn like a torch within to light new wisdom to snare some new way of being.

I read about autumn as the season of surrender, and winter as the season of patience. I seem to be finely tuned to the seasons this year. Spring is the season of birthing, and summer the season of Fruitfulness. That seems to be my current path. Chemo ends with winter, and radiation with spring.

For a complete change of pace, you might check this out. It is very cute. I am assuming no one ate beef today, and this ought to take care of eating beef anyday. Check out: "Cows with Guns." It's fun!

Great thanks to all of you,