Thursday, August 18, 2022

Blueprint for Vacation House (WC)

 


(Wendy Cabell, August 18, 2022, feast day of the Coronation of Our Lady, Our Lady of Wysokie Kolo, of Saint Helena, Saint Jeanne de Chantal (above) and Blessed Paula Montaldi. Image from here.)


Blueprint for Vacation House 



the house of love forms around me

the heart of stone dissolves despite me

the house of love forms within me

the heart of flesh roams

most timely 


*From prompt: Choose a line from fellow classmate today to use as first line in creating new poem; from Lisa Freedman’s BreatheReadWrite, August 18, 2022. 


Explore (More) (WC)

 



(Wendy Cabell, August 18, 2022, feast day of the Coronation of Our Lady, Our Lady of Wysokie Kolo, of Saint Helena (above), Saint Jeanne de Chantal, and Blessed Paula Montaldi. Image from here.)


Explore-More



explore (v.)...from Latin explorare ‘investigate, search out, examine, explore,’

…also is explained as ‘to make to flow,’ from pluere ‘to flow.’



Meaning: enter, not lost, note the door

Meaning: come round, engage, ignore score

Meaning: empty hands, escape, come poor

Meaning: don't worry, love predominates, much in store

Meaning: upcoming moment, a ministering page in your lore

Meaning: another layer, energy–-subtle, effervescent–-

more precisely an excitement, longing to excise, to xray–to essence; 

or more to the point, spirit’s own soil:

overturn.



*From prompt: Freewrite a few words for each letter in the word “explorement”, then weave those words into a poem, as also inspired by the etymology of “explore”; from Lisa Freedman’s BreatheReadWrite, August 18, 2022. 


From the Shore (WC)

 


(Wendy Cabell, August 18, 2022, feast day of the Coronation of Our Lady (see above), Our Lady of Wysokie Kolo, of Saint Helena, Saint Jeanne de Chantal, and Blessed Paula Montaldi. Image from here.)


From the Shore



Where first met sea foam, giggling

Where sought out minuscule shells, collecting

Where slept on a bunk under stars, counting well worth it day’s sunburn


Where woke early enough for the dolphins

Where noted place names: Venice, Malibu, Brighton, Baltic, Pacific, Atlantic, Seal Beach, Grey’s Harbor

Where I pause now (in solid land of remember) to feed the buffleheads, and listen again to Joseph’s first hunting memory age 8, how he cried when it turned out he hit a small bufflehead duck, how he tried to give it mouth the mouth resuscitation, how he tried everything, how he said his Dad, big tough master hunter, understood. Where I stop now, slow dawn trusting, perhaps remission.


*From prompt: Freewrite as inspired by LuisChaves’ “Playa Santa Teresa 2006; from Lisa Freedman’s BreatheReadWrite, August 18, 2022.


Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Things to do When Starting a New School Year (JM)



(Joseph MacRae, August 17, 2022. Image from here.)


 Things to do When Starting a New School Year


1. Remember your old friends await you.


2. Realize new friends await you too.

3. Bring an apple for the teacher–the kind you actually eat. 

4. If you’re bored in Math class there’s always doodling….

    hey, it’s Art isn’t it?


5. If all else fails, next summer will be here before you know it. 



*From prompt: Write an advice poem regarding dealing with change. From Daisy Barrett-Nash's Writers At Play (letter writing series), August 17, 2022.


Things to Do When a Door Closes… and Another Awaits (WC)

 


(Wendy Cabell, August 17, 2022, afterfeast of the Assumption/Dormition (see above), and feast day of Our Lady of Belmonte, the 1304 help of Our Lady of Chartres, Saint Clare of the Cross, and Saint Jeanne of the Cross Delanoue. Image from here.)


Things to Do When a Door Closes… and Another Awaits


1. Sweep till can see the welcome mat.

2. Loosen knob with the oil of gladness.


3. Dust off the old traveling coat,


4. take hold of its memories,


5. loosen all but those you love.


6. Walk on through, still you.




*From prompt: Write an advice poem regarding dealing with change. From Daisy Barrett-Nash's Writers At Play (letter writing series), August 17, 2022.


Friday, August 12, 2022

Time Travel (WC)

 


(Wendy Cabell, August 12, 2022, continuing afterfeast of the Transfiguration (see above), and feast of Our Lady of Cisne, Our Lady of Rouen, and of Saint Jeanne de Chantal, Saint Merewenna, Saint Felicissima the Blind, and Saint Lelia. On Jewish calendar today is the joyful mini-holiday of Tu B'Av ("one of the two greatest festivals of the year"). Image from here.)


Time Travel 



being ancestral memory perhaps

recurring longing for the structure 

of the Hours left behind, or maybe simple 

resonance, what with this timetable’s chant

across the veil—present tug—-


matins, 

  lauds, 

    prime,

       terce, 

         sext,

           none, 

             vespers 

               compline, 


                  and back again,

being, in any case, my

    soft traced circle, for flight.




*From prompt: Freewrite as inspired by Sarah Arvio’s” Flying” (whose “the structure of the hours you left behind” above piece adapts); from Lisa Freedman’s BreatheReadWrite, August 12, 2022.

 

The Flight Fantasy (WC)

 


(Wendy Cabell, August 12, 2022, continuing afterfeast of the Transfiguration, and feast of Our Lady of Cisne, Our Lady of Rouen (related image above), and of Saint Jeanne de Chantal, Saint Merewenna, Saint Felicissima the Blind, and Saint Lelia. On Jewish calendar today is the joyful mini-holiday of Tu B'Av ("one of the two greatest festivals of the year"). Image of Claude Monet's The Rouen, from here.)


The Flight Fantasy



with clutter outstanding, the flight fantasy’s

   always better than the fire fantasy 

freedom without flame

   or rather inner flame meets 

          bellow’s whoosh, as welcome 

        as ice to an igloo for instance, as

          said overture


ignores the neverending nostalgia (save 

its verity), everafter the nomad, waving 

Ave at the overpass, dreaming

verse of victory.




*From prompt: Freewrite a few words for each letter in the word “avion”, then weave those words into a poem; from Lisa Freedman’s BreatheReadWrite, August 12, 2022. 


Blueprint for Vacation House (WC)

  (Wendy Cabell, August 18, 2022, feast day of the Coronation of Our Lady, Our Lady of Wysokie Kolo, of Saint Helena , Saint Jeanne de Ch...