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Stephanie Jackson
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quotePosted at 07:09 on 14th January 2010
Lovely Rita. Thank you Rita and Ron. My sister is studying for a Creative Writing degree at the moment.
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Ron Brind
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quotePosted at 09:35 on 14th January 2010
How come she doesn't join us and the fun here in the forum Stephanie, or maybe she does and writes under a non de plume eh?
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Stephanie Jackson
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quotePosted at 06:42 on 15th January 2010
She has thought about joining Ron and she does look in and has recommended us in the Writers Clinic website for inspirational photos but she says she feels like this is a special place for me here at POE and that is why she hasn't joined in which I understand.

Edited by: Stephanie Jackson at:15th January 2010 06:44
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Ruth Gregory
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quotePosted at 04:17 on 16th January 2010
Tell her congratulations from us, Stephanie.  It is lovely.
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Ruth Gregory
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quotePosted at 04:19 on 16th January 2010
On 13th January 2010 18:58, Rita Iton wrote:

Mindfulness (my meditation)

Sitting---

Just sitting;

mind at ease and fully present;

receptive, open, observant

to whatever happens:

shifting pattern of leaves in a dance

with their shadows;

slant of sunlight on a wall;

a flutter of wings to the birdbath;

mingled scent of flowers and mown grass.

Beyond boundaries of purpose or expectation,

serenely centered in the here and now.

That's very pretty, Rita.  Lovely imagery in your poem.  I wish I could take it to heart - living in the moment.

 

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Rita Iton
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quotePosted at 20:43 on 28th January 2010

I am looking forward to Spring.

Where i hear laughter in the wind,

As weeping willows sway and bend

To feel the warmth and love in the air

And sense the surge of life everywhere,

Birds flit right past me, a goal on the wing,

Warbling sweet love songs to celebrate spring.

My world teems with life, in the sky, in earth,

Once again spring returns, whith the joy of new birth.

 

 

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Diana Sinclair
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quotePosted at 22:20 on 31st January 2010
Shaun, your poem is absolutely delightful! :-)
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shaun wilson
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quotePosted at 00:25 on 14th February 2010

The Answer

I've found a perfect, foolproof way
of having just a perfect day
With no harsh word or unkind deed
to keep me from the peace I need

I never fear a traffic jam
or folks who aren't kind...as I am
No rain or sleet to soil my shoes
nor cloudy days to bring the blues

No harsh concerns can furl my brow
because I have the answer now
To keep all worries from my head
I simply don't get out of bed

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Ruth Gregory
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quotePosted at 00:59 on 14th February 2010

LOL at you two.  Great stuff!

Yours reminds me of a prayer, Shaun. It was going around in email, and I don't know the exact words, but it goes something like this:

Lord, I think I'm doing OK today,

I've not been mean, or greedy, or impatient,

I've not been anxious, or bossy, or ignorant,

And I've not lost my temper or swore, or kicked the dog.

But in a few minutes, I'm going to be getting out of bed 

And then I'll need all the help I can get.   

Amen.   Smile

 

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Stephanie Jackson
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quotePosted at 07:33 on 14th February 2010
Great poems Rita, Shaun, George and Ruth! Haven't seen Rita for a bit - hope she is OK.
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