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Posts Tagged ‘Poem’

I Just Had To Share…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on October 14, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Hello Darlings:

For those of you who had the pleasure of a long weekend, I hope you enjoyed it, and in the process, got yourselves some well deserved rest. This is it until Thanksgiving, so I hope you’ve recharged your batteries, and you’re raring to go.  For some of you this may be the final leg of whatever you’ve started this year, and for others it’s just the beginning.  No matter where you are in your endeavors, always remember you are on time, you are not in a race with anyone else.

As I was going through my daily peruse through Pinterest this morning, this quote popped up in my feed and really struck me.  I love all of it, but the intensity of the second paragraph summed it all up for me:

You must allow beauty to shatter you regularly...

What do you like about this quote?

Have yourselves a beautifully blessed day

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Love Your Weight…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings on February 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Hello Darlings! So good old Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and even though it may be too late to order a gift for yourself or significant other to arrive tomorrow, you can still purchase these lovely paper weights from Mark and Graham.  I love this store, you can buy the most lovely paper, monogrammed stationery, and desk accessories, as well as some really beautiful leather items. I love anything paper or any item that’s going to make my home office look elegant.  I think these fit the bill.

And ladies, if you’re single on Valentine’s Day, treat yourselves to one of these, and place it in prime position on your desk, as a reminder to always LOVE YOU FIRST♥ 

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Here is one of my favourite poems from Nikki Giovanni’s book “Love Poems” which I’ve owned for years, and always love reading from time to time.  Have a fabulously blessed Valentine’s Day Darlings… Mwah

Love Is

Some people forget that love is 
tucking you in and kissing you 
“Good night” 
no matter how young or old you are

Some people don’t remember that 
love is 
listening and laughing and asking 
questions 
no matter what your age

Few recognize that love is 
commitment, responsibility 
no fun at all 
unless

Love is 
You and me 

Wear Red Day

An Ode To Nelson Mandela…

In Daily Musings, Friday Chronicles on December 13, 2013 at 10:56 am

 

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I’ve been so busy of late, that I have not had a chance to blog about the passing of Nelson Mandela, who was a true hero of our modern times, where there are so few.  While listening to NPR this morning, the poet Mbali Vilakazi. read her beautiful poem  “The Black Pimpernel” in honor of this wonderful man.  

In her own words Ms. Vilakazi says “Where there are no easy answers, there will be no easy poems, and there is so much that has been said and written about him, and there’s so much that I feel has also been reduced in relation to him. So for me, I wanted to begin where I stand. I wanted to look back, but I wanted to also begin with a firm footing in the present, looking toward the future, because as that generation that comes after all of what has happened that has enabled even me to be here and have a voice, it is now up to us.”

Here is the poem she read this morning, which caused me to stop what I was doing and listen intently. To me her words truly captured the man, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

The Black Pimpernel

This hour upon the horizon is its own song; a dirge

But this is not the hour of yesterday
This is not the time for tears
Nor celebration

We have our work to do.

And we have been shown:

Wind of life blown without roots
Into exile and iron fire grieving
Blood and shackled love
And those other things —
Those that remain undone

We have always been reaching

Before the smoke machines
And statues of bronze, and invention
Before martyr and metaphor
Before the truth, and the lies

Before ambiguous
And surface scraped clean
Of complexity

There were regular swoops on your Orlando home then.

There were the workman’s blue overalls and the Mazzawati tea glasses
And there was you —
The Black Pimpernel.
The fearsome shadow of purposeful stride
An AK-47 grip on necessity
A chauffeur’s hat and your pocketful of ‘tickeys’

You have always had your way.

Black fist of words raised beyond the precipice
You bore the burden:
Hammer, rock and
The lime quarry in your eyes

They say it affected your sight.

‘I am not a saint’ you said.

A man who seeks the hands of children in the crowd.

The terrorist and the statesman
The paradox comes home here
Where we remain.
Where a daughter will remember how she could not touch you
Behind the glass
Behind your smile

Mortal, man, one amongst many
You led yourself and lead us to the same.

Of what you could not give
We will remember that you did not take.

We will make our own meaning.

This hope, it belongs
It is ours

We claim it.

This is the hour of tomorrow.

And if we have stood on the shoulders of giants,
We are giants still
And giants, we will come again

Because we are all Nelson Mandela

And because the struggle continues.

“The Black Pimpernel” by Mbali Vilakazi. Copyright 2013 by Mbali Vilakazi.

Listen to the full interview here

 

Photo of Mbali Vilakazi courtesy of NPR

The Beautiful Art Of Letting Go…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on October 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

This beautiful and inspirational poem by Ernest Holmes was posted on my Facebook timeline a few days ago, and it truly moved me; it moved me to the point where I felt I had to share it with you.  This poem beautifully illustrates the art of letting go.  Sometimes you just have to “LET GO” What did you let go of today?

She Let Go

 

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.

She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go.

She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go.

She let go of all of the memories that held her back.

She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it.

She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.

She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.

She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.

She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.

She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.

She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened.

There was no applause or congratulations.

No one thanked her or praised her.

No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle.

It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her.

And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

 “Everything will change when your desire to move on exceeds your desire to hold on.”  ~ Alan H. Cohen

You Are A Phenomenal Woman…

In Daily Musings on March 7, 2012 at 9:22 am

March is Women’s History Month. So to all the Sisters, Diva’s, Mothers (especially to Single Mothers who have to go it alone), Grandmothers, Homemakers, Aunties, Godmothers, Career Women, Caretakers, Fashionistas; to all you strong hardworking women who hold it down 365 (366 this year) days a year, and look fabulous while doing it, and sometimes not… hey we have our days.  Celebrate your divine worth, Celebrate your uniqueness, Celebrate your strength.  I celebrate with you because: We are masterpieces! We are Fabulous! We are Sexy, We are One Of A Kind and We are truly Blessed!  To all the pioneers who went before us and paved the way through blood, sweat and tears… Thank You!

Maya Angelou’s anthem for women “Still I Rise” is one of the most powerful poems for the women of today. Click here to view Ms. Angelou recite her deep and inspiring poem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqOqo50LSZ0  Written poem click here: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/still-i-rise/ if you do nothing else today, please take the time to listen to her or print the poem to read later; listen or read for us, listen or read for the women who went before you.

Women Power!

  

Because we're sexy like that!

Because We Are!!

Remember you’re all Phenomenal Women, You are a Goddess.

Love and light ladies.