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This is what you should do!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I have no time to comment on this passage which I love so and comprises an important part of my daily philosophy of life. So I will simply leave it with you, hoping that Whitman speaks to you in that place that touches your soul as well!



This is what you should do:
Love the earth and sun and animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants,
argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence toward the people...
reexamine all you have been told in school or church or in any book,
dismiss what insults your very soul,
and your flesh shall become a great poem.

~ Walt Whitman ~
(Excert from Preface to 1855 edition, Leaves of Grass) www.panhala.net/Archive/what_you_sho
uld_do.html

  
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DARKTHOR 3/17/2010 10:15PM

    The words embraced me as if I were floating in the warm waters of the Gulf and the gentle surge of a wave lifted me and then just as lightly lowered me all under a lovely blue sun-swept canopy.

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1LATINAJOURNEY 3/17/2010 9:36AM

    Fantastic. Thank you.

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COLIBRI930 3/17/2010 7:50AM

    Such a simple and direct poem with wisdom that speaks to the heart. I would love to live every word of it!


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PEACEFULONE 3/17/2010 1:49AM

    "Food for the soul" is such an excellent description of this piece and all your blogs! Thank you again and again dear MAHA! Also Kaligirl, many thanks for your addition it is wonderful.

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DDOORN 3/16/2010 10:50PM

    Beautiful words...! Forgotten about Whitman...thx for reminding me of his wisdom...!

Don

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CARRAND 3/16/2010 9:09PM

    This is a wonderful quote. Thank you for sharing.

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FRANCESCANAZ 3/16/2010 5:19PM

    I'll use this one in Spanish class. I believe it would make a great English to Spanish translation exercise in groups! The students will be learning more than Spanish in the process. emoticon

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SLASALLE 3/16/2010 5:16PM

    I'm with my buddy a few comments up. Patience is my hardest piece and I am consistently working on that one! As always, my dear friend, you provide food for the soul ... that's just part of who you are ... and it's all good ...

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KALIGIRL 3/16/2010 4:46PM

    This sings to me, not only because of my study of Gnosticism, but because of a book I'm reading. The author (a Quaker minister) gave a sermon @ 1st Plymouth Church in Lincoln last Sunday.

From "The Heavens We Create", by Philip Gulley, author of "If the Church Were Christian"

"...It is staggering to realize how seldom Jesus talked about heaven. Though he did talk, quite extensively, about what we could do to create a heaven right here. In his most famous prayer, he expresses a hope for God’s kingdom to come on earth, as it is in heaven. He didn’t want us to pine for some far-off heaven. He wanted us to bring it about now. This would happen, not by believing certain creeds, but by living a certain way.

By loving our enemies now
By being truthful now.
By forgiving now.
By working for justice now.
By experiencing wholeness and unity and community now.

How will we know we’ve reached this heaven? There’ll be signposts along the way. When the hungry are fed. When the poor are valued as much as the wealthy. When the lonely are befriended. When the powerful no longer do whatever they wish and the weak no longer suffer whatever they must. That’s when we’ll know heaven has come to earth..."


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WANT2CHNG17 3/16/2010 4:21PM

    I love this! Especially...

"have patience and indulgence toward the people" (patience & indulgence towards OURSELVES as well!)

Thank you for sharing!

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THE_SILVER_OWL 3/16/2010 2:21PM

    I agree with the writing, except for "despise riches". It has been partly because of my blessings of abundance that I have been able to help those in need (ie build a school for extremely poor Mayan children). I find it far more healthy to give thanks and "share" my blessing of riches.

The rest of the passage I LOVE!

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WALKINGANNIE 3/16/2010 2:10PM

    Thank you for leaving such beautiful words with us Maha.

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FRANCOPHILE619 3/16/2010 1:47PM

    Amazong quote. Thanks for sharing. It gave me goose bumps and a lot to ponder.

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DEBRA_T 3/16/2010 1:26PM

    Beautiful poem; love every line. Thank you for posting!
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STLRZGRRL 3/16/2010 12:42PM

    SHOULD... have patience...

SHOULD... have patience...

SHOULD... have patience...

Ya, I should...

Imma work on that...

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PENNYAN45 3/16/2010 12:37PM

    Thank you for these beautiful words to ponder from this great poet.

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COYOTESFAMILY 3/16/2010 12:36PM

    Love this! Going to write it down!!!! thanks for sharing!

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LYNNANN43 3/16/2010 12:33PM

    That is one powerful and thought-provoking quote!

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JESPAH 3/16/2010 12:29PM

    If my flesh becomes a great poem, can it be a limerick? Those are small. :)

PS Thank you for this. I definitely don't have enough peace and poetry in my life. Thank you for bringing it in.

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PONDERTHIS 3/16/2010 12:28PM

    Thank you for this! You are bringing riches to the table ~
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TEENY_BIKINI 3/16/2010 12:23PM

    "reexamine all you have been told in school or church or in any book,

**Been doing that for as long as I can remember...

"dismiss what insults your very soul"

**The sooner, the better - for sure

and your flesh shall become a great poem.

I JUST LOVE that line. XOXO


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BRIGHTSPARK7 3/16/2010 11:59AM

    "I lean and loaf at my ease ..."
The peaceful activism of Whitman gets me going, too.

xox
Usha.
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The unthinkable can be thought

Monday, March 15, 2010



Some beauty fairly CRIES OUT to be shared...and this extraordinary offering of Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska supremely qualifies in that regard. May your day be richer and fuller for having "bumped into" her.
nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literatu
re/laureates/1996/szymborska-bio.html




MIRACLE FAIR

The commonplace miracle:
that so many common miracles take place.

The usual miracles:
invisible dogs barking
in the dead of night.

One of many miracles:
a small and airy cloud
is able to upstage the massive moon.

Several miracles in one:
an alder is reflected in the water
and is reversed from left to right
and grows from crown to root
and never hits bottom
though the water isn't deep.

A run-of-the-mill miracle:
winds mild to moderate
turning gusty in storms.

A miracle in the first place:
cows will be cows.

Next but not least:
just this cherry orchard
from just this cherry pit.

A miracle minus top hat and tails:
fluttering white doves.

A miracle (what else can you call it):
the sun rose today at three fourteen a.m.
and will set tonight at one past eight.

A miracle that's lost on us:
the hand actually has fewer than six fingers
but still it's got more than four.

A miracle, just take a look around:
the inescapable earth.

An extra miracle, extra and ordinary:
the unthinkable
can be thought.

-- Wislawa Szymborska
(View With a Grain of Sand, translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh)
www.panhala.net/Archive/Miracle_Fair
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PEACEFULONE 3/17/2010 12:15AM

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Your blogs are a such a gift!
Thank you, Thank you!

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LUCKY-13 3/16/2010 2:55PM

    Thank you for introducing us to her! I really enjoyed this!
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WILDHONEYPIE1 3/16/2010 11:09AM

    I love the thought of "commonplace miracles". Thank you for sharing.

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GREENCAT1 3/16/2010 6:42AM

    Such beautiful thoughts! Thank you for sharing!

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MEDDYPEDDY 3/16/2010 5:47AM

    "A miracle in the first place: cows will be cows"... I love that!

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/15/2010 10:38PM

    Well, that was amazing. Thank you.

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CARRAND 3/15/2010 10:28PM

    Wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing.

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THE_SILVER_OWL 3/15/2010 9:31PM

    Awesome words! Thank you for them...
~JJ~

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DDOORN 3/15/2010 8:53PM

    What a beautiful celebration of all miracles...great and small...or not so small...! :-)

Don

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SANTANDERE 3/15/2010 8:27PM

    Es increible como algunas personas impactan nuestras vidas para hacernos pensar, y hacernos mejores por averlos conocidos...

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 3/15/2010 7:16PM

    You and me - we are miracles too!

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BECOMINGONE 3/15/2010 4:50PM

    You made me smile!

You are always letting your light shine brightly. Thank you!
Sandra

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WALKINGANNIE 3/15/2010 2:26PM

    Another nutritious blog for the mind Maha.

There are so many miracles that we overlook every day.

Thanks for your message on my page. I loved the 'The Elegant Gathering of White Snows'.

Let's walk on, unburdening .....

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KALIGIRL 3/15/2010 2:02PM

    emoticon for yet another powerful posting of photo and poem. Her face is inviting and her words open our hearts.

“Know in your heart that all things are possible. We couldn't conceive of a miracle if none had ever happened.” —Libbie Fudim


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PONDERTHIS 3/15/2010 1:10PM

    I am so moved by this poem. Thank you so much for posting it. I immediately copied it and sent it to a friend ~ I want to print it and paste it into my journal. I am starting a journal again. Your own poetry and now this piece are encouraging me to let myself write poetry again too. Funny what you'll discover on the path to greater physical health - it might just be your inner self. Amazing discoveries await us.
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BRIGHTSPARK7 3/15/2010 12:50PM

    How extraordinary! Oh, frabjous day, calloo, callay! Thank you for sharing this. I'm so exhilerated I want to make up my own word: ponderful! Or sit quietly with this ...
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_VALEO_ 3/15/2010 12:06PM

    The picture of her is amazing: wisdom, serenity and mischievous eyes like a child inviting us to "eat" the life.
This poem is a miracle in itself.
"the unthinkable can be thought."

Wonder when she wrote it, considering the Polish history...

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VALERIEMAHA 3/15/2010 11:58AM

    Gina, so interesting that you should make reference to Elinor Ostrom. I subscribe to the YES! newsletter and when I got it recently, I sent the article along to Sandra, who you probably know is an economist, to also share with her economist husband! Ostrom is such a breath of fresh air!!!

Thanks for the share!
Maha

http://www.al
ternet.org/economy/145
889/t
he_woman_who_just_might_sa
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e_the_planet_and_our_pocketboo
ks

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WANT2CHNG17 3/15/2010 11:53AM

    Wow...........
So glad I popped over here to read this today - it has buoyed up my soul.

Hmmmm - the unthinkable can be thought. Love it.

Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Mary Ann

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GINABUG 3/15/2010 11:49AM

    I LOVE this piece! This is the second piece about a woman who was a Nobel Prize winner that has come to me today. Thought you might enjoy the other as well: http://www.alternet.org/economy/145
889/the_woman_who_just_might_sa
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ks

Thank you for sharing this beautiful reminder. With love and light!

Gina

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Singing the Soul's Song

Saturday, March 13, 2010

In reading and celebrating the poetry and prose of SparkFriends recently -- including that of Azimat and Usha, Sandra and Gina, among others -- I'm reminded that it has been a long time since I've penned either prose or poetry. I say it's because I'm engrossed in school, but this could also be "grist for the mill" if I chose it to be so.

I do, however, feel as though it could well be a sign of a light hidden under a bushel...that I need to retrieve and reignite. Maybe it's that same quashing of spirit that is resulting in my lack of impetus for grabbing hold of the downward spiral of wellness-serving behavior.

There's a poem by my hero Mary Oliver that I keep on hand, to encourage and buoy me in my writing aspirations. I share it now, and then below them I will include some my pieces,sharing them with my SparkCommunity, as a way of saying, "Here I am and from here I can take off...and begin moving that spiral upward again!"



Everything

I want to make poems that say right out, plainly,
what I mean, that don't go looking for the
laces of elaboration, puffed sleeves. I want to
keep close and use often words like
heavy, heart, joy, soon, and to cherish
the question mark and her bold sister

the dash. I want to write with quiet hands. I
want to write while crossing the fields that are
fresh with daises and everlasting and the
ordinary grass. I want to make poems while thinking of
the bread of heaven and the
cup of astonishment; let them be

songs in which nothing is neglected,
not a hope, not a promise. I want to make poems
that look into the earth and the heavens
and see the unseeable. I want them to honor
both the heart of faith, and the light of the world;
the gladness that says, without any words, everything.
~ Mary Oliver ~
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I wrote this after one of many bike rides, during which I would have the repeated sighting of a great blue heron gracing me with its presence:



Roadside attraction --
Lounging blue heron
sunning in the bayou.
~ Maha ~
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After some yoga asanas --



Balasana

Reclining peacefully
After stretching beyond familiar reaches
The body rests
As the spirit recharges
Preparing for more movement
Outside of the known and comfortable places --
Within and without
~ Maha ~
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The Labyrinth at St. Scholastica, November 2009

I greet the sun-of-my-soul
in the morningtide
praying for the balance not to topple,
for wisdom to chart,
for patience to move mindfully
at the day's bidding.

I keep moving...
Through the labyrinth of my life,
one foot in front of the other,
trudging inside soul boundaries,
at times full of grace,
other times calling for mercy.
~ Maha ~
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The Pond at St. Scholastica, November 2009

I skipped around the murky pond
noticing circles outlined in the water
but not seeing the source.

I reflect on my murky mind
as I skip through life...
with wonderment
at how I find myself

plopped smack-dab in the middle
of Circles of Wonder...
without an inkling, really,
of how

I
got
there.

~ Maha ~

  
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THECITYMOUSE 3/17/2010 4:45PM

    You are a babe.
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PEACEFULONE 3/17/2010 12:09AM

    Treasured thoughts put to words! Thank you for sharing from your heart. Sing your beautiful song, dear Maha!
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LUCKY-13 3/16/2010 3:00PM

    Thank you for sharing! What a gift!
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CARRAND 3/15/2010 10:31PM

    I love poetry. I don't write it, I just appreciate it.

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AZIMAT 3/15/2010 12:27PM

    Oh you lovely being.

Thanks for mentioning my name, I'm honored.

And thanks for posting your beautiful work for all of us to appreciate.

And I would like to point out to you that your comments everyday are poetry of the best kind. From the heart, and life affirming. You helped me to feel accepted enough to open MY heart here on Sparkpeople. Just want you to know...........

Bless you, my friend.

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GINABUG 3/15/2010 7:59AM

    Maha -- I didn't find this until today (my subscriptions must not be working!). BUT as it turns out, it's a great start to my Monday. Thank you for your wisdom and your art. Combining them in this post is so "Maha!" (I just invented that term. "It's such a 'Maha' thing to do!" :-)

I love the poems and your light shining through them... Especially this:

I reflect on my murky mind
as I skip through life...
with wonderment
at how I find myself

plopped smack-dab in the middle
of Circles of Wonder...
without an inkling, really,
of how

I
got
there.

I'll carry this with me all day. Lovely, my friend! Lovely...

Blessings,


Gina

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DARKTHOR 3/14/2010 1:10PM

    Thank you for sharing these and allowing me the opportunity to dip into the pool of your poetry and emerge refreshed.

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STLRZGRRL 3/14/2010 12:27PM

    As my Mama often said, "See?"

Despite a degree in, so help me, creative writing, I go years without writing anything but reports and email... I have been known to say this:

"The difference between writers and me is simple. Writers write."

Now go write something. You gotta turn on the faucet if you want any water to come out, y'know!
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[Um... those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, consult.]
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WILDHONEYPIE1 3/14/2010 12:23PM

    Let it shine Maha.

"trudging inside soul boundaries,
at times full of grace,
other times calling for mercy. "

Yes, yes, yes.


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KALIGIRL 3/14/2010 9:48AM

    Thank you for much to reflect upon in the Circles of Wonder.
Perhaps one day we will know how we got here...

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JESPAH 3/14/2010 9:35AM

    Sweet, and thanks to QueenOfTheForest for passing along the link. :)

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CORPUSANNIE 3/14/2010 9:05AM

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montie

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/14/2010 7:25AM

    Thank you. The Labyrinth especially speaks to me... even gazing at its map above brings back gentle memories of walking a labyrinth here in town. I need to go visit it again. A meditative walk is a true soul-filler!

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WALKINGANNIE 3/14/2010 6:08AM

    This is food for the mind and spirit Maha. Thank you. I have no doubt that I will come back to this blog.

You are one of the bold sisterhood that supports me to find the balance not to topple. Taken literally, the 'wisdom to chart' is now inbuilt in my mundane but guiding routine of tracking and reading Spark reports. I will hold onto the concept of exercising patience to move mindfully at the day's bidding.

Thank you for giving so much to contemplate and reflect on.

Hope your Sunday brings what you wish for.

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DRAGONFLY7149 3/14/2010 3:11AM

    Thank you for making my day! Do you know that were it not for you I wouldn't know of Mary Oliver? She's fabulous...but then again, so are you.
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SANTANDERE 3/13/2010 11:21PM

    No puedo creer que aparte de ser tan inteligente, y academicamente estudiada, tengas tanto talento para escribir poemas. Eres unica, y por eso te admiro, y te llamo mi amiga...

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SLASALLE 3/13/2010 11:14PM

    All when and as it is supposed to happen, my friend ... you are amazing ...

With love,
Stephanie

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GSCOTTC 3/13/2010 10:20PM

    Very cool. And that is from a Arctic boy:).

Take care

Scott

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PONDERTHIS 3/13/2010 9:54PM

    Maha, What beautiful poetry you write - or does it write you? The pairings with images is so lovely....thank you!
Anne
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BRIGHTSPARK7 3/13/2010 9:46PM

    "I sing myself and celebrate myself!" Walt Whitman.

Thank you for sharing these peaceful soul-abiding perspectives.
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QUEENOTHEFOREST 3/13/2010 9:15PM

    Thank You.

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BECOMINGONE 3/13/2010 8:38PM

    The soul's song will return -- patience.

"...and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." -- Anais Nin

Blessings,
Sandra

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Homage to my women friends....

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Many of you know I am back in university, this time pursuing a degree in Spanish. I'm sure I have a "corazon latino," because I'm so deeply drawn to Hispanic culture and people.

Octavio Paz was a Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature. I'm so *in love* with his approach to the arts...and this piece so beautifully depicts his gift.

I dedicate this lovely poem to all of my women friends here, all of us fighting the good fight toward optimal health of our body-mind-spirit entity...with all that this means to each of us individually...and collectively.

Honoring each of you with love,
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("Less Talent, More Skin" -- a CNN headline about the Miss America pageant)

NO MORE CLICHES

Beautiful face
That like a daisy opens its petals to the sun
So do you
Open your face to me as I turn the page.

Enchanting smile
Any man would be under your spell,
Oh, beauty of a magazine.

How many poems have been written to you?
How many Dantes have written to you, Beatrice?
To your obsessive illusion
To your manufactured fantasy.

But today I won't make one more Cliches.
And write this poem to you.
No, no more cliches.

This poem is dedicated to those women
Whose beauty is in their charm,
In their intelligence,
In their character,
Not on their fabricated looks.

This poem is to you women,
That like a Shahrazade wake up
Everyday with a new story to tell,
A story that sings for change
That hopes for battles:
Battles for the love of the united flesh
Battles for passions aroused by a new day
Battles for the neglected rights
Or just battles to survive one more night.

Yes, to you women in a world of pain
To you, bright star in this ever-spending universe
To you, fighter of a thousand-and-one fights
To you, friend of my heart.

From now on, my head won't look down to a magazine
Rather, it will contemplate the night
And its bright stars,
And so, no more cliches.

~ Octavio Paz ~
(Selected Poems)
www.panhala.net/Archive/No_More_Clic
hes.html

  
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DRAGONFLY7149 3/14/2010 1:57AM

    Wow! Takes my breath away and I'm so glad I ambled on over here tonight...can't stay away for too long or end up missing a lot of good stuff! As always, a blessing to share this planet with you...

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THE_SILVER_OWL 3/12/2010 4:54PM

    The poem was lovely, filled with wisdom and truths, but what really moved me far more was that amazing photo. Her face and expression spoke volumes. To be able to share her journey would be where lessons would really be born.

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SANTANDERE 3/11/2010 4:59PM

    Que viva la belleza espiritual! En la vida eso es lo que importa, y de verdad nos hace feliz.

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SUCHAHOOT 3/10/2010 10:03PM

    Love the photo and the poetry. I'll motor over to the link soon. How goes it?

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STLRZGRRL 3/10/2010 8:22PM

    I love the photo... I love her face and I love her hands... I want no life lived under a bell jar... no frozen smile or uncreased forehead...

How can you understand joy without pain?... ease without work?...

No airless life for me... I want to breathe and laugh and weep and FEEL.

Thank you, Maha...

again and again and again...
MWAH!


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BRIGHTSPARK7 3/10/2010 7:38PM

    How beautiful and enriching, Mahalakshmi! Feel cherished down to my soles.
xox
Usha.

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STILLPOINT 3/10/2010 7:22PM

    Thank you beautiful woman!

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PEACEFULONE 3/10/2010 4:47PM

    Reading this felt like a hug! Thank you Maha, for sharing again from that big, generous, kind and intelligent heart of yours!

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CARLI_MAE 3/10/2010 2:30PM

    Dang! You beat me to it ... but I was going to use your picture! ;-)

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WALKINGANNIE 3/10/2010 1:25PM

    This is a lovely poem and a beautiful photo full of character. It is a fine tribute for International Women's Day.

I've been very touched and humbled by your comments to me. Your blogs are always so full of thought and bring such depth.

This is a very special sisterhood and I'm priveleged to be part of it.

Thank you.

Love,

Annie x


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BECOMINGONE 3/10/2010 1:12PM

    I love this poem. Fritzie shared it with me several years ago after she made a presentation to her book club on Octavio Paz. When I was in group therapy, I gave it to a man in our group who was looking for a barbie doll look-alike wife with a heart. I don't think he "got" it but I felt better. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra

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WILDHONEYPIE1 3/10/2010 12:05PM

    What a lovely morning you have given me Maha.

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LADYIRIS313 3/10/2010 11:35AM

    Oh, I got teary from this. Thank you Maha.

namaste

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RIQUI1 3/10/2010 9:43AM

    This is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing and for the exposure. This is a new artist for me, as well.

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SLASALLE 3/10/2010 9:16AM

    Once again, you are exposing me to new artists ... I really love this poem and plan to explore more of this man's beautiful works ... thank you, my dear friend with such a kind soul!

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_VALEO_ 3/10/2010 9:06AM

    The International Woman's Day was on Monday, great choice of poem.
I love Octavio Paz too, and what a beautiful family name he has.

La paz sea contigo, mi amiga.

Valerie

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 3/10/2010 9:02AM

    A lovely way to begin my day, Maha. Thank you, dear one, for taking time to share the beautiful photo, as well. I just read DG one of his favorite books, Grandfather's Wrinkles. Each wrinkle has a story to tell. Granddad tells little Lucy, their dog and her teddy bear the story behind each that came with a smile. Have a mindful day.

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Prayer for Us

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

I classify Rob Brezsny as a "crazy wisdom teacher," a Tibetan Buddhist term. Perhaps you'll have a better understanding of why I call him that if you listen to his "Prayer for Us."

bit.ly/PrayerforUs




...from PRONOIA is the Antidote for Paranoia, by Rob Brezsny
www.freewillastrology.com/beauty/bea
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GIRANIMAL 3/10/2010 5:54PM

    I love Rob! But I've only ever read his astrology columns (even though I have Pronoia in one of my giant piles of "really must get to that one soon" books.) emoticon So this was fun! Thanks for sharing.

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JEWITCH 3/10/2010 12:56PM

    Thanks for sharing, this is great.

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FRANCESCANAZ 3/10/2010 11:01AM

    I'll have to check these out when I get home. The school has them blocked emoticon

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 3/10/2010 9:06AM

    You're the first person to share in his appreciation with me. His is the only astrology column I faithfully read, a few days after it has come out, and it's target-on for what I'm already holding. Thanks for this link!

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GBOOMER 3/10/2010 8:38AM

    I didn't realize the Pronoia author was also the freewill astrology guy. I used to enjoy reading his horoscopes in the City Paper.

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_VALEO_ 3/10/2010 6:02AM

    I am usually skeptical when it comes to prayers and religion, but this one is utterly nut!



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ELLEHULL 3/10/2010 5:58AM

    LOL Definitely wild and interesting! Thank you for this!!

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DRAGONFLY7149 3/9/2010 9:59PM

    Wild!

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KALIGIRL 3/9/2010 9:24PM

    Not only did I love it - I adored it!

Studying Gnosticism this semester - here's to Pronoia, 1st Thought, Forethought, Silence, Barbelo, Providence, mother-father, 1st human being, holy spirit, thrice-male, the 3 powers, the triple androgynous name, and the eternal aeon.
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SANTANDERE 3/9/2010 9:16PM

    Prayer is prayer, and his sounds from the heart...

Besote,


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LADYIRIS313 3/9/2010 8:22PM

    I luv Brezsny too!

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EARTHSEAME 3/9/2010 7:04PM

    Oh. My. Goddess.
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That is a MIGHTY prayer.

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