Monday, August 8, 2022

If you got the notion

Maybe you think that love was made for fools
And so it makes you wise to break the rules
~Smokey Robinson and Al Cleveland

For Music Monday, a song I heard in a store a couple of days ago. It keeps popping into my head and I find myself singing! Smokey Robinson and the Miracles:

Thursday, August 4, 2022

like the spiral of lark into the light

A poet is not a jukebox for someone to shove a quarter in his ear
and get the tune they want to hear
-Dudley Randall

Happy Poetry Friday! A beautiful poem by Dudley Randall (1914-2000) today:

The Ascent
by Dudley Randall

Into the air like dandelion seed
Or like the spiral of lark into the light
Or fountain into sun. All former sight
From hill or mountain was a mere hint of this.
We gain a new dimension. What had been
Our prison, where we crawled and clung like ants,
We spurn, and vision lying far beneath us...

read the rest here


I kind of wished I could present "The Ascent" as couplets...I felt like I would enjoy extra white space in this airy poem. But I didn't have the nerve to play with his format.

Nix the Comfort Zone has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Molly!

Handcrafting shoes

A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
~Christian Louboutin

I was mesmerized. Crafted by Ken Kataoka & Toshihide Takai: