through the ache of time

My poem today on The Bardo Group blog …

THE BeZINE

720px-52706main_hstorion_lg see it moving – Life!
moving through the ache of time
seeking that place
where identity isn’t worn on a sleeve,
where individuals challenge the tribe,
where beauty frees itself from convention,
where the chains of fear dissolve

– Jamie Dedes

© 2013, poem, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved * Photo credit ~ NASA, U.S. Public Domain

photo-on-2012-09-19-at-19-541JAMIE DEDES (The Poet by Day)~ I am a mother and a medically retired (disabled) elder. The graces of poetry, art, music, writing and reading continue to evolve as a sources of wonder and solace, as a creative outlet, and as a part of my spiritual practice.

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Writer’s Fourth Wednesday

Victoria C. Slotto present her novel at a book fair.

Victoria C. Slotto present her novel at a book fair.

Tonight at 7 p.m. PST, writer, poet and writing coach, Victoria C. Slotto, will host Writer’s Fourth Wednesday on The Bardo Group blog. We hope you’ll join us there. The prompt this month is “Common Sense(s)” and Victoria provides a clear explanation and examples.

Mister Linky will be open for seventy-two hours so that you can link in your own work in response to the prompt. Mister Linky looks like this:

When you click on Mister Linky in Victoria’s post it will ask for your name and for the URL of the post you want to share. Victoria and I will visit  and comment. I look forward to seeing you there and reading your post.

The City of Ultimate Bliss

The City of Ultimate Bliss

My post for the event is: The City of Ultimate Bliss. Of the four short-story links I’ve attached to this blog  (scroll to “Short Stories” in the blog roll), I think that’s the one that most strongly exemplifies the use of the physical senses in story-telling.

For more about The Bardo Group, its mission and its collective, link HERE.

© Victoria’s photograph, Victoria C. Slotto, All rights reserved
Photo “family on front stoop” credit ~ Brooklyn Memories/Old Brooklyn

Celebrating …

A lovely post by the gifted Bulgarian poet and writer, Blaga Todorova, in honor of my birthday. Thank you, Blaga! xo I have watched Blaga’s writing evolve and admired her hard work and perserverance for several years now and have no doubt that one day everyone will know her name.

Between the Shadows and the Soul

Purple beauty

The flower offered of itself
And eloquently spoke
Of Gods
In languages of rainbows
Perfumes
And secret silence…
~Phillip Pulfrey

May you always have the beauty of life and the wisdom of words on your side. Dear Jamie, wishing you a wonderful day!

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Warm Hearts Make the Cold More Bearable

Kindness is action comparable to poetry in its beauty … this is Corina Ravenscraft’s post today on The Bardo Group … it’s worth your time and thought. Click through to read the entire piece including Corina’s suggestions for helping out.

THE BeZINE

The recent bitterly cold weather has gotten me thinking more lately about those stuck out in the elements, without a warm place to go. I wonder, as I am driving home from work at two o’clock in the morning, “How many of them will die tonight from the cold?”

I recently watched a documentary film called “Invisible Young“, which explores the homeless youth in Seattle, WA. I was surprised that some of the kids became homeless as young as age 13. 😦 The thing that struck me the most about everything else in the film is that when asked what was the hardest part of being homeless, so many of them replied, “Feeling invisible, like we don’t exist. No one meets your eyes when you’re homeless. You just feel like no one even sees you.”

The film, "Invisible Young" by Steven Keller From https://www.facebook.com/pages/Invisible-Young/169954176370103?id=169954176370103&sk=photos_stream

Homelessness is a HUGE social problem that not many people want…

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