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Peekaboo

PEEKABOO

Shoulder to shoulder
Side by side
Joy and sadness
Come and go with the tide

Hope II

HOPE II

May hope never die
But be the one to host
The joyful celebration
Of dreams come true
And of achievements
As yet undreamt of

Meanwhile

MEANWHILE

Perhaps best assume
This is as good as it gets
For how would we know?

Dover Beach

DOVER BEACH – Matthew Arnold (Published 1867)

The sea is calm tonight.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Ægean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.

The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

DOVER BEACH – The Fugs (Released 1967)

The Voice: Four By Six

THE VOICE

An untamed voice cries out
“Here’s to awakening”
And the clink of glasses
Resounds from shore to shore

Quote Of The Day

“When the eye is unobstructed, the result is sight. When the ear is unobstructed, the result is hearing. When the mind is unobstructed the result is truth. When the heart is unobstructed, the result is joy and love.” – Anthony De Mello.

Before National Masturbation Month Is Over …

Well I never! You live and learn (or not).

5 Scientific Reasons You Should Masturbate Every Day

See also National Masturbation Day.

Procession

And this one is for Teodora.

Blackberry Blossom

BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM

Sweetness attracts bees
Spring … Summer … Autumn
Now sweetness that attracts birds

Humans glean from this process
… Honey and blackberry jam

Heralds

Snowdrops
…..
…..
HERALDS

Look! The first snowdrops,
Snuggled up beneath that tree.
Ah, Spring is coming!

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Image found at https://garybuie01.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/1976/

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