Keep focused on what matters. Melba Christie 2014
“Become a vessel for inspirational flow.” Focus on a world that will be peaceful and less violent everyday. The peace begins in your heart first. It was placed there by God. When others see, feel, and understand that peace lives inside of each of us, then they too will feel the flow.
– Melba Christie
A poem is defined as expressive language. It is an art form that allows for free verse. Poems are musical and rhythmic and uses sounds and imagery to convey meaning. Poems use metaphors and similes and they can create a very intimate conversation between the poet and the reader.
The following is a poem about poems.
Poems are words a poet collects
to convey messages hard to forget
or to tell a truth so there are no regrets.
Poems are stored in the heart and soul
of poets waiting for their muses to call
Poems flow like rivers through the mind
and words can be sweet and sometimes unkind
And if there is a cause
that needs to be fought
A poem can manage
and never be caught
without a deep thought
to stimulate thinking
elevate the spirit,
and comfort the soul.
A poem is created with lots of care
A poet knows
no coincidence there
the words embrace
emotions and fears
to make us so happy
we can burst into tears
What is a poem?
you tell me.
for me it’s all that I see
smell, hear, taste
and everything life offers me
that I love so much.
By Melba Christie (c) 2013
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An artist looked deep
inside my broken heart
and tried to paint its sadness
but he knows
I rather hide my melancholy
behind fields of lavender
so instead my portrait is a
filled with dreams
I have forgotten to chase
The artist looks at his
painting and sighs
it makes so many others
feel at peace.
by Melba Christie
She “combated sadness ferociously”
with her paint brush
her most faithful companion
life reveals itself
mirrors reflect the surreal
and reality confronts her in the raw
but does not share the pain and anguish
deep inside she tries to draw
She is the courageous onlooker
But is not as courageous as she thinks
as far as she is concerned
it all stinks.
She fought in an eternal war
between light and darkness
fidelity and infidelity
truth and untruth
justice and injustice
Frida’s paintings haunt us
and make us more aware
We now watch the mirror that truly sees our soul
and reflects the still life on the table ( perhaps not as still)
as we continue to search for the stillness we so need
Did Frida realize that she planted a seed?
She showed us life
and how surreal it really is.
Word Press Bloggers Quotes of the Week
“When it comes to books and their movie adaptations, I’m with the “Books are Better” team.”
This blog offers some food for thought.
“If an email is entitled to Constitutional protection but an unavailable Tweet is not, what exactly is the dividing line that will allow citizens to understand when the Constitution protects their communications?”
Photo by Melba Christie
“Science can definitely be humanised – whether that is in the anthropomorphic sense, or just in terms of the relevance of an abstract concept to human life. But can science be expressed in a further abstracted form – as art? Science is already abstracted from what we can perceive (as is art), so combining the two implies a double layer of abstraction.”
It is amazing how art illustrates science and science is so artful. This blog has a very interesting perspective.
From: Zen Habits Blog
“Be present. For some reason, this extremely important skill is never taught to us when
we’re kids. In truth, the younger we are, the more natural this skill is. As we get older, we
start thinking about the future and the past, and the present seems to slip away from us.
Some skills for living in the present would go a long way.”
Photo by Melba Christie
“I find that writing longhand I can enter a zone of comfort I find hard to achieve when sitting in front of a screen – I find typing annoying, if I’m honest, not the mechanics of it, but the sound.”
I am reading many blogs these days. I have come across some fabulous writing and some very soothing poetry. I love science and enjoy finding out about the mysteries of nature. Thank you all for your gifts of thoughts and insight. I will keep reading and quoting.
I want to thank those of you who sent me comments and are following me.
Quotes of the week:
From: Browsery – http://browsery.tumblr.com/post/29550801505/in-one-sense-reading-is-a-great-waste-of-time-in
“Did I mention supreme joy? That is why I read: I want everything to be okay. That’s why I read when I was a lonely kid and that’s why I read now that I’m a scared adult.
Mary Ruefle (via arkoftheache)”
A Letter from My Future Self
“There is a rare joy in reading the words of my heart in print, bled out in the blackest of ink onto each numbered page. Words that change lives. Words that inspire. Words that can even change the world. This I believe to be true.”
Make sure you love something today.
“There is an intimate and unique connection between the cosmos and the observer when heads are tilted back. No one would mention seeing a celebrity photographed in a magazine, but many text messages would be sent after passing someone famous in the street, or seeing them across a room. It makes them real.’
*I am having such a great time reading my fellow Word Press bloggers. For those of you reading my posts I want to thank you all. Your comments are very much appreciated.
Citius altius fortius (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Five rings commute to the heavens
announcing the great meeting of athletes
flags flare and unfurl
as champions chant
Citius, Altius, Fortius
of strength and character
Citius, Altius, Fortius
Cheers and tears
the best of human endeavor
Can we keep the momentum?
– Melba Christie
It is very simple;
women are life’s force.
and of course,
our hearts in unison always beat strong,
no matter what goes wrong.
Forever to be remembered
for their courage
honor and praise is due
Let me name a few
that made history her story too:
Joan of Arc,
There are so many others
who deserve equal recognition.
So let me also honor them
as well today.
And to the women in my family:
I salute you above all.
It is very simple,
Let us never forget.
Women are life’s force,
no matter what the course,
our hearts without regret
always beating strong
ready to make right
whatever might go wrong.