Saturday, August 19, 2017

Walking and Seeing ~~ A Mini Poem for Sunday

 
Walking in the moonlight with Mom;
"I can see the great uncomplicated thing" 
 
We'd go walk around the block Mom and me
A little girl, about five I would guess
Maybe four or six, can't remember well
The Moon was bright, fuzzy as usual
Remember the night, last time for a bit
 
Then one evening we went again, us two
Moon was bright, I could see the sidewalk cracks
Next remembered looking up, sight to see!
"Mother, I can see the Man in the Moon!"
"Uncomplicated Things" doctors can fix
 
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 - Photo and Poem Copyright © 2017, 2010, 2008 (photos) and 2017 (Poem) Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Photo at top is a "Print Screen" copied from Kerry's post below 
 - Photo below the poem was published on my other blog in 2008 and 2010 

 - I'm linked with, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Micro Poetry ~ Uncomplicated Things,  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/08/micro-poetry-uncomplicated-things.html

 - Kelly's instructions are, "This weekend, our frame of reference is "Uncomplicated Things" - from the second line of the poem, The Moon, by Leonard Cohen. "  Then build a short mini-poem around that line as inspiration, ten lines or less (I have ten lines).
 - Notes:
 - - In a couple of places I purposely confused the correct form of pronouns (note especially for a certain daughter, then for my sister, and for other unnamed ladies, who are keepers of the straight)

 - I have deleted a small amount of text, third line from Cohen's poem as it was unsuitable for some of my younger readers.

 - - The "Moon Jar" pictured above was made by pottery artist, Helen Garriott.  This jar and companion "Sun Jar" were of limited production, each one handcrafted. (previously posted in 2008 and 2010 in my other blog - link).  Helen Garriott (link) was the wife of Owen Garriott (link), Sky Lab Astronaut and is mother of Richard Garriott (link) who is a civilian who paid his own way to ride up the Space Lab. 
 
 - - The cougar behind is a print by Charles Fracé, a nature painting artist. Mine is autographed by him, "To: Jim", and represents my college, The University of Houston, and its athletes, the Houston Cougars. Mrs. Jim gave me the picture after having it so nicely framed.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Challenge Poem ~~ Dancing

  Sitting;
around the room

 - Photos and Poem Copyright © 2013 and 2017 respectively Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 
 - I'm linked with, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Bits Of Inspiration,  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/08/bits-of-inspiration-keep-dancing.html
 - Her theme was "Dancing"
 - Photos taken on our ship while cruising in 2013 someplace in the Black Sea.  The dancers had boarded while we were stopped a couple of days in Istanbul. http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-random-five-post-020-venice-to-athens.html
 - My favorite dance experience was in 2009 aboard the Queen Mary II dancing with a small Russian lady.  I've blogged of that here: http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2014/11/done-and-dance-for-josies-two-shoes.html
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"You can" -- A Happy Poem for Tuesday Platform


You can make me happy
 
You can make me happy
Happy all the day  
So goes the songs of old
Before Rock began
 
I'm still singing that song
I sing it to you  
It always makes you smile
I love your sweet smile
 
Your smile reminds me too
That you love me lots  
And when I'm all alone
Sing it to myself
 
It keeps me thinking straight
Through years love endured  
How very much we
love each other still

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Top:  On  the beach, last post in the series here: 
Middle:  Isle of Capri. Why do you say I'm lucky?  Lucky in Love, especially here:
Bottom:  "You can make me happy..." I've carried it 43 plus years.  Still !!!
Actually that song has been an ear bug for me for a long, long time
(and this one)
("I'm gonna love you for a long, long time")
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 - Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Photos also but at the dates of the respective blogs posted above 

 - I'm linked with, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Tuesday Platform,  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-tuesday-platform_15.html

 - Her theme was "Happiness"
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