out of the cay.
hold their treasures -
This form is called a modicum, and was created by King... errr, Sir James of The Endless Saga
Tagged: Poem, Poetic, Poetry, Writing
I never saw the Mimosa bloom
this year, missed witnessing branches
laden with little ladies in petticoats -
each pink puff so carefully careless.
Walking through the woods today,
well into September, her last blossom
long past, I saw seedlings
groping, naked, at her legs.
Autumn leaves them bare, and I
pity the lack of skirts they find
in which to hide shy faces. It seems
a harsh way to spend the coming winter.
Spring will come again,
and burn its way into summer -
I wonder if her little ones
will have survived, or be buried
in the shedding of next year's dress.
I sat all morning in the college sick bay
Counting bells knelling classes to a close,
At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home.
In the porch I met my father crying--
He had always taken funerals in his stride--
And Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.
The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
When I came in, and I was embarrassed
By old men standing up to shake my hand
And tell me they were "sorry for my trouble,"
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
Away at school, as my mother held my hand
In hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.
At ten o'clock the ambulance arrived
With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.
Next morning I went up into the room. Snowdrops
And candles soothed the bedside; I saw him
For the first time in six weeks. Paler now,
Wearing a poppy bruise on the left temple,
He lay in the four foot box as in a cot.
No gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.
A four foot box, a foot for every year.
by Seamus Heaney
Well, it's done it again hasn't it? Summer has come and all but gone, and the Dogwoods are berry-laden and red-tipped to prove it. Classes are in session, Halloween is around the corner, and I thought now would be as good a time as any to relive summer. As the heat begins to leech out of the sky and paint the leaves with its departure, we'll remember what we did this summer.
|Lance at Lance McCord went to San Francisco on vacation, and shares a picture from the trip. I don't know about you guys, but I always thought San Francisco was made in America! Now all of a sudden, I'm not so sure...|
This week Laurie is posting from a new blog, and makes our mouths water ( again! ) with pictures taken in Floyd Virginia while attending a festival called "A Taste of Floyd" advocating Slow Food in the Piedmont.
|Jane, of Pratie's Place fame, doesn't share any photographs, but she shares a picture anyway - with a review of the movie 'Junebug."|
Next we learn how improv relates to real life interaction when Alex Wilson tells us how he discovered an Improv class held in Carborro at the Carr Mill Mall. He shares some interesting insights on learning to overcome introverted tendencies.
|Billy the Blogging Poet spent his summer blogging, and managed to compile a list of 100 poets in 100 days! I haven't made it all the way through it yet, but I plan to!!|
|At Words Fitly Spoken there seems to be some discussion about what to hang from trees other than all these pretty leaves, in a post titled: Lynching is a personal issue that every lyncher must decide for herself|
|2sides2ron Spent his summer trekking across Europe and offers this challenge:Try being your own light, sound and camera guy as you improvise a movie while dragging 60 pounds of bags around Europe. It can be rewarding yet tiring too.|
Me? Well I've pretty much been good for nothing when it comes to summer festivities, but I did go to the Main Street Live street festial here in Monroe a few days ago. It was a whole lot of simple fun, and I was glad I went!
|Michael's Corner has a gorgeous view this week with his post Late Summer, and a simple sentiment that's well worth a read.|
The infamous Ogre checks in with an exciting tale of a trip he made to more Northern climes over Summer Vacation this year, where he got lost in New York and met a little lady in a convertible. I got the impression that something they did precipitated the purchase of that cute little car I keep teasing him about. For now, I'm calling it his Yankee-inspired mid-life crisis purchase.
Oops, we have a Hooligan-come-lately (perfectly excusable - his parents were visiting, and Mom definitely comes before the Tavern!) and he gives us some interesting figures in his post
"Social reform should not be a grim struggle or constant battle; there is joy in collaborative efforts, and we believe that change should be celebratory."
PS: I wanted to say that this isn't a completely unique idea, someone else I know recently did something similar, only on a bigger scale, for a couple of guys in New Orleans, and though it wasn't a conscious thought when I decided to do this, I'm sure her actions played a part in my decision to do this. So, thanks Jody, for subliminally influencing me!
First, my apologies to anyone who receives this email who has asked to be removed from our list - bear with me one last time, and I promise this will be the last mass mailing you'll receive concerning the Tarheel Tavern blog carnival.
Recently it seems we've run into some problems with the Tarheel Tavern email address list - we've had unwanted drops of people who didn't want to be dropped, and we've had people who have asked to be dropped who keep getting re-added. My solution is a newsletter. I added one to my new site, and realized how well it might work out for the THT. When I contacted Bora he agreed, and I set up an account for us. Here's how it all works:
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This gives joiners the option to opt-out if they so choose at a future date without any confusion, without any accidental drops, and without any unwanted additions.
From this point forward, the weekly host will be given the login name and password to log in to the newsetter and send out any announcements about where the carnival will be held, and what that week's theme will be. The carnival itself will still be held on the blog of the volunteer host.
By the way folks, we still need a volunteer host for this week! hint hint!