October 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm (contemplation, creative writing, culture, education, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, issues, life, Native Americans, nature, people, poetry, politics, relationships, religion, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: #NoDAPL, Columbus Day, current events, Defenders, Elegy for Paradise, history, Indigenous Day, poem, poetry, RT News video, Standing Rock
Sweet water ripples
falls fruit ripe
lush was paradise
color flows out of the world
what words for this loss
life flows out of the earth
tiniest to largest creature vanishing
words cannot serve this loss
sky closes saturated with human waste
homo sapiens self harms
collateral damage in excess
all life flows out of the earth
In the sixties,
In a Catholic school,
Thou Shall Not Ask:
“Where are all the Indian People?”
On your knees in the corner,
Another pink slip home.
“Where are all the Indigenous People?
At Standing Rock defending the Water, Earth and Sky.
May 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm (art, contemplation, creative writing, culture, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, films, humor, life, living, movies, music, nature, people, photography, play, poetry, random, relationships, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: "like tears in rain", "Slumdog Millionaire", animated, animation, Bear, black and white photographs, Blade Runner, children, China, Communication University of China, creative writing, films, image poem, It's Raining In Baltimore, music, photography, poem, poetry, quote, rain, Rain - Drops, Sherlock, short film, The County Crows, The Song for Rain, The Weather Girls, theme, Vangelis, Zheng Yawen
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rain – drops
“The Song for Rain (2012), created by Zheng Yawen, his graduation work at the Communication University of China.”
It’s Raining In Baltimore ~ The Counting Crows ~ album August and Everything After
Slumdog Millionaire ~ rain scene
“like tears in rain” ~ Vangelis ~ Blade Runner
On a lighter note ~
It’s Raining Men on Baker Street ~ The Weather Girls
Please do not hesitate to shower our ears with your choice rain songs.
Bear selected this Rain song theme.
For May 22, I select — Night.
April 24, 2014 at 3:12 pm (art, creative writing, culture, drama, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, films, humor, issues, life, living, movies, music, people, poetry, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: animated poetry, animation, Billy Bragg & Wilco, Cohen, Dead Poets Society, Devil of a Deal, gothic jazz, Keating's Triumph, Lorca Garcia, music, poem, poetry, Poetry Classics, Poets of the Fall, slam poetry, Take this Waltz, Walt Whitman's Niece
From the serious to the slam to the silly to the sublime songs about for and by poets.
Does poetry ever haunt you? No? What’s that song you can’t get out of your head? What are lyrics without music?
Poets of the Fall ~ The Poet and His Muse
Hey, I’ve heard that tune before!
Poetry Classics to Funky Hit Beats
Music video features segments from several of the 56 songs included on the album Poetry Classics To Funky Hit Beats, Vol 1. . . . . The producers state: “We sought to create poetry with music that would attract the roots, Mos Def, Common, Immortal Technique, El-p, Jean Grae, Rakim, The Coup, Dead Prez, Public Enemy fans as well as fans of classical, pop, rock, Salsa and Reggae. “
If you click-through to watch on YouTube there is more information about the contents of this video. Enjoy.
What poets and poetry do–or aspire to do. Or not so much. Still, 1874 connects with 1979–poetry travels through time much like Dr. Who.
We Are the Movers and Shakers
(c)1874 Lyrics Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy
Born in London 14 Mar 1844, died 30 Jan 1881.
Music Jake Riviera (1979)
Produced by Ingo Schantz
Engineered by Andy Lunn
A film for anyone even thinking of ‘teaching’ poetry –or anything else for that matter.
Keating’s Triumph ~ Maurice Jarre ~ Dead Poets Society
Poetry and music playing politics with a dash of subversion on the side. Call it what you like.
Seattle Poetry Slam –Define Music
Rachel Rocky Bernstein’s unique blend of music and poetry has been delighting audiences since she started in slam at age 17.
She was a member of the 2006 Youth Speaks Seattle slam team, taking 4th in the Brave New Voices international competition, and coach of the 2010 Seattle Collegiate slam team which placed in the top ten. This year, she will be representing Seattle at the National Poetry Slam, and is honored to be on a team with greats Tara Hardy, Karen Finneyfrock and Maya Hersh.
Rachel is also an elementary school music teacher and spends her days singing, dancing, inspiring, and playing music with kids . Seattle will be sad to see her go this August when she moves to Barcelona, Spain to teach music at an International School and pursue her life-long passion for opera. http://www.seattlepoetryslam.org
Hear, it’s not all about the tough stuff.
Billy Bragg & Wilco ~ Walt Whitman’s Niece
For the shameless fun of it. 🙂
Devil of a Deal ~ animated poetry & gothic jazz
Clinton John Leon
A poetic dance between poets playing with a poem.
Leonard Cohen ~ Take this Waltz ~ One poet singing the poetry of another poet– Lorca Garcia
All this barely nicks
the vinyl edge of the record
of the dance
between poets, poetry
LInk attractions forthcoming asap~
April 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm (art, creative writing, culture, environment, exploring interconnectedness, life, living, nature, poetry, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, Below Above, color, culture, energy-scape, energyscape, exploring interconnectedness, haiku, life, nature, poem, poetry, rebirth, renewal, soil, spring, stippling, Writing
shedding husks unfurl
shoots curling staff seedlings gasp
silk sheath sun sight spreads
March 26, 2014 at 4:13 pm (art, buddhism, contemplation, creative writing, culture, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, life, living, nature, play, poetry, random, Writing)
Tags: art as writing, birds, contemplation, creative writing, culture, exploring interconnectedness, haiku, life, nature, people, poem, poems, poetry, random, Writing, writing as art
little bird blues sings
sweet haiku twitters all day
cites poetry cries
roots deep leaves sun eat all wells
no weeding pleases
coy moon winks sun spring
Persephone steps upward
below Hades sighs
control a strong hold
power princes addiction
brain breast brawn beat down
eye pouring concrete
iron bars doors fixing space
no outside options
two heron journey
eye guide far sight mindful nest
streaming feeds sole light
whence goes March’s Ides
cold shouldering yet blood pours
poppy red blossoms
March 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm (art, books, creative writing, culture, exploring interconnectedness, life, poetry, quests, random, relationships, thinking, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: art, books, brain, creating, creative writing, culture, dots, dreaming, energyscape, eva's energyscapes, haiku, links, Michio Kaku, mind, new book, people, poem, poetry, random, Science, She Creates, solar flares, stippling, The Future of the Mind, thinking
She Creates @eva
slate white or black blank
dots everywhere solar flares
midnight she creates
It’s all about the DOTS, of course. Since much of my art is composed of tiny dots–a technique called stippling--Michio Kaku’s little chat about his new book caught my attention. Once I lay eyes and hands on The Future of the Mind hopefully I’ll have more to say about it than the fact that my curiosity is highly aroused by Kaku’s notions. What’s brewing in your mind?
The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku
Michio Kaku’s official site –>> http://mkaku.org/home/publications/about-the-future-of-the-mind/
An excerpt from the book: http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/excerpt-the-future-the-mind
March 6, 2014 at 7:03 am (contemplation, creative writing, issues, nature, poetry, random, relationships, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: birds, creative, crow, crows, culture, environment, grief, haiku, loss, murder, nature, poem, poetry, random, Writing
crow alone does not
a murder makes no sky sense
January 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm (contemplation, culture, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, issues, journalism, life, living, people, poetry, politics, random, thinking, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: Afghanistan, Amensty International USA, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now, Downton Abbey, exploring interconnectedness, gang rape, human rights, India, Indigenous, Issues, journalism, Maze of Injustice, news, poem, poetry, rape, RAWA, Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan, sexual violence, speeches, The Invisible War, thinking, Tomdispatch, vent, victim, violence, We Will Not Be Silent, women, YouTube
Today is one of those days. You know the sort. One of those days where you start off loaded with positive intentions that quickly are buried under the murky weight of dark news information freely flowing from one edge of the cyber swamp to another. Haiku was on my mind at dawn. Something about the crisp cold snow seemed sensible for a few brief lines. Then I got online and hit Democracy Now! for some news. I know better than to start every day off with Amy Goodman’s “War and Peace Report”. For mental health reasons, I try to switch it up for different times of the day after the livestream broadcast. Some days it’s better to read the transcripts rather than listen. Real news can be very disheartening. I don’t know how the news staff of this independent news venue manages day in and day out to thrive on a steady diet of The Dark Side of Humanity–without perky blonde cleavage or airy breathless reading of text monitors. Seriously. Actual journalism work is not for the faint of heart.
A report on the death of another gang rape victim in India lingered long after I moved on to other online tasks. I thought it was disheartening enough to learn that a woman is raped in India every 11 minutes–until I learned that there’s a rape every 6 minutes in the United States. These numbers maybe be skewed because so many rapes go unreported. Violence against women has been on my mind lately. It’s hard to avoid–fans of Downton Abbey will even get a taste of it. Yes, I watched ahead via online venues. In real life, things for the women of Afghanistan are at about the worst ever. So much for all the USA lip service paid to making life better for women and girls. Not so far in the back of my mind loiters the question: What is wrong with all the people who rape women, children and men? Are they born-hard wired to engage in such violence or are they made by their environments? Maybe they’re nature’s form of human predators for our species? I’m not sure. Before I forget, The Invisible War aired on PBS–again. It’s an expose about the rape epidemic in the military. Ladies, I know it’s tempting for some to enlist for economic reasons like supporting your family or college funds–but do so knowing the risks you’re taking by hitching a money ride with the armed forces on any front. Take note, men aren’t escaping the sexual violence either, they’re also targets. I’ve had conversations with people who say that rape has always been a part of war. Hmm, hard to dent that fact. But, how does that explain military people raping the men and women in their own ranks? Is that a by-product of military training people to kill, torture and rape other people who they’re taught to view as non-humans? Possibly. What’s going to happen when the rapists return home? Are they going to cease engaging in violent sexual crimes?
Well, this is now very far afield from haiku about biting frost. Or is it?
Amy Goodman — We Will Not Be Silent
Democracy Now! YouTube channel
Tomdispatch from January 2013
The Invisible War trailer
Maze of Injustice–The failure to protect Indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA–pdf file. This is the size of a small book complete with very informative end notes.
Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan ~ RAWA is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women’s rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977.
so goes the snow haiku
down the rabbit holes deep
sleep? dream of chances snow blowing
news blues blow off vent
cyber waves serenity
mind fields boom! boom! boom!
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