Contemplations

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Well now that was quick, but not painless. I just completed the online, eight week, instead of sixteen week, Survey of British Literature after 1800. Talk about self-study. Talk about fast paced. Oh brother, but I knew I could do it, and it is done. I certainly will spend more time with this literature. I love most all of it. As well as the Romantic, and Transcendentalist in America, and those associated; Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville too. My head is swimming with it all. Concurrently been in the application process for ASU, and all going swimmingly, all transcripts are in, and I hit a snag, after 3 years, and 3 months, apparently to them, I am a non-resident. UGH! Don’t even ask but I have to appeal it. Just send me good mojo please.

So I want to pick a parting poem in honorarium, and celebration., but what shall it be? I shared something by most all studied but William Wordsworth, he deserves a spot. One of the so called “Lucy Poems.”

She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways

William Wordsworth

She dwelt among the untrodden ways
         Beside the springs of Dove,
A Maid whom there were none to praise
         And very few to love:
A violet by a mossy stone
         Half hidden from the eye!
—Fair as a star, when only one
         Is shining in the sky.
She lived unknown, and few could know
         When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave, and, oh,
         The difference to me!

Super New Moon In Pisces

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Great article on Elephant Journal, I really did not know this, and found it really amusing I have had this thing for mermaids lately. This astrological forecast just made So much since of all that is going on, mostly good. A very interesting time. My Survey class in British Literature after 1800, is just moving along at break neck speed, every Monday, and Friday I delve deep into this lush, and sumptuous material. Tonight my head is swimming after reading, and writing on, Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott, and Ulysses, Robert Browning’s, The Last Duchess, and Lewis Carrol’s, Jaberwocky.

I diverged, but its fitting. I will just post a bit of the article, but follow the link to read the full article. Really insightful.

Namaste

I love you

Sindy

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Super New Moon in Pisces: Dreams Can Come True

The amazing thing with this moon is that everything we truly want is waiting for us—if we are brave enough to do the work to get it.

Everything we’ve dreamed about is only one step away—yet that step is an immense one.

By: Kate Rose

On Tuesday March 8th there will be an emotional and dynamic super new moon in Pisces.

Often, supermoons are overlooked when they occur at the new moon because there isn’t the grand display in the sky—yet it truly is a momentous time of intense energies and new possibilities.

A supermoon is when the moon literally is closer to earth, and if visible, it could appear up to 30% larger in the sky.

New moons are a time of beginnings when we are encouraged to plant the seeds of what we hope to manifest within the new lunar cycle.

Combining this Pisces new moon with a supermoon signifies that it’s not just a new beginning, but a new life direction altogether.

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and embodies qualities of all the signs, yet she is most well known for being sensitive, romantic and in touch with her deepest emotions.

She is the underwater goddess that helps us to believe in the impossible.

Because Pisces influences our ability to dive deep into our emotions, we will become brave enough to finally face our inner wounds and heal them once and for all.

Continue reading here.

Odes of Inspiration

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 Ode to a Nightingale

Ode to the West Wind

Odes of Inspiration

By

Sindy Simms

In two classic “odes” by Romance poets, John Keats, and Percy Bysshe Shelley, nature is the muse of inspiration. The artistic movement in literature of the Romantic era emphasized nature, beauty, and meditation connecting the artist to a liberated state. The new Enlightenment philosophies of German philosophers, like Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) greatly influenced the expansion of thought, art, architecture, and literature. The French Revolution became an exciting catalyst for change. The Romance poets free thinking allowed for solitude in nature to inspire their artistic souls. Both Keats, and Shelley used the poetic form of the ode, to personify something immortal in nature. The two poets, Keats, and Shelley share the idea of the immortality of art transposed in their odes as an element of nature.

In John Keats, “Ode to a Nightingale,” the nightingale is a symbol of beauty, freedom, and immortality, the night itself a soothing pool of darkness, “. . .in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet/Wherewith the seasonable month endows,” (Keats) a place of solitude as in meditation from which art springs. It is only in this state of quiet repose that the speaker can find solace from the mundane world to become inspired by the song that awakens him from somnambulism, “Forlorn! the very word is like a bell/To toll me back from thee to my sole self” (Keats). The nightingale is a symbol of the immortality of art, as John Keats desires of his poetry.

Similarly, in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s, “Ode to the West Wind” the poet uses metaphysical notions, and invokes the wild west wind, to come and dust away old paradigms, and forms in art, archaic styles that bind, he beseeches the wind they be blown away, “Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead/Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing,” (Shelley). He incants the wind to scatter his words in the universe, “Drive my dead thoughts over the universe/Like withered leaves to quicken a new birth” (Shelley). The seasonal theme of nature’s ever changing yet eternal self is reflective of Shelley wishes in regards to art, and poetry, and to his poetry having its own continuity, and power.

The final line of Keats, ode, ask a philosophical question of enlightenment, “Was it a vision, or a waking dream?/Fled is that music:—Do I wake or sleep?” (Keats). The Romance poet’s philosophy, of the evolution of poetry, is of transcendence, freedom, and liberation. Both Keats, and Shelley’s metaphysical visions were inspired by natures beauty, Keats, by her tranquility, and Shelley by her shear power to cause sweeping change.

 

*This  short essay was written on the spot for an exam last Monday

2/29/2016

She Walks In Beauty

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Hey everybody! Fun full moon, right? I felt this one, turning me into a monster, well Ms. Cranky Pants anyways. This 8 week condensed British Literature class is, and isn’t to my liking. I did manifest this situation, so never mind, I won’t whine.  I just really love this era of literature, and an online course doesn’t have the same impact, or benefit that classroom discussion does.  With that said, I had to just blow by “The Satanic Poets,” Blake, Shelley, Byron. I spent about eight hours, not nearly the level I want to go. I had no idea they were classified that way. omg my mom would take that so literally. lol In all my reading I did not get a clear answer, was it Lord Byron’s hero, that merited the name, or did it have to do with Blake, and Milton’s, “Paradise Lost”? I do know they questioned, and that’s awesome, but that is a harsh moniker. Don’t you think? Dang that crazy Lord Byron is still enigmatic. True embodiment of “The Trickster,” his own Byronic Hero. A list of mischievous characters and actors faces come to mind. The type of character desired by both men, and women, the bad boy, the rascal, the scoundrel. The sly grin from Gary Cooper before he jumps on his horse and rides away, “Frankly I don’t give a damn, my dear.” lol or whatever Rhett Butler says to Scarlet O’Hara. My imagination runs absolutely wild when I read about these guys. An exciting time in thinking with the German Philosophers, like Immanuel Kant, and there was the French Revolution. So much good literature packed in here, but honestly I am more intrigued with the writers. I do love this poem by Lord Byron.

 

She Walks in Beauty

By

Lord George Gordon Byron

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She walks in beauty, like the night

   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

   Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

   Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

   Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

   How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

   But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

   A heart whose love is innocent!

 

I Love You More Than Pickles

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 This post is dedicated to my Valentine.

Happy Valentine’s Eddy. Thank you for being a part of my happiness, and for always opening my door, and holding my hand.

Thank you for treating me like a princess. You are adorable.

Roses Are Red
Violets Are Blue
I Love Pickles
But Not As Much As I Love You!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I love you more than pickles.

What’s Next

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Let’s look at a smattering of ideas, shall we?

Well before January 5th, 2016 when Mercury goes Retrograde. Great way to start the year, Well I just discovered that, so moving forward. Doreen says, the angels say, “we are going through energy reassignment.” My friend has been telling me that as well.

Here is Anna Merkaba at Sacred Ascension‘s take:

“Beginning December 25th, 2015 with Uranus stationing direct, all major planets in our solar system will be moving direct/forward, Manifestations can be quickened during this time.

Through the planetary alignments you shall feel a difference in your understanding of self. You shall be presented with various outcomes and timelines from which to choose from in order to continue your mission here on earth, and the timelines that you shall see, shall be seen by all and selected by all whom you are to be walking with on your path.  A mutual cognition of a new reality structure and a mutual agreement upon the timeline and experiences to be had shall be made…

…For through fully aligning yourself with the Fifth Dimensional frequencies you shall then be able to manifest the realities of your choice! You shall then be able to fully move into  a new phase, whereby all the senses of your present cognition and those unbeknownst to you yet, shall activate and allow you to see beyond the veil, allowing you to experience a different type of reality of BEing, allowing you to walk through veil of forgetfulness arriving at the very core of your own being, communicating freely with those of the higher dimensions and those of the third dimensional earth…

…The acquisition of new technological prowess has allowed humanity to enter a new era of technologically driven automation. And it is through the technology sector of your world, that your earth shall see a rise in new biological structures which will allow you to propel the knowing of your true origins and agendas placed before you by your higher selves upon the entrance into the Matrix System of Planet X…

For through the knowing of your past the knowing of your the true origins, humanity shall be able to take the final step into the destination of full awakening, into the destination of full awakening to that which they are, and propel themselves further still…

….It is through the new seedings, who shall walk freely amongst humans, carrying the collective consciousness of all who have come and gone. It is through these new beings the “new kids”, who shall transform said energies and absorb said energies and erase the past in human cognitive understanding, that the change that you all are longing to uphold shall take place.

It is through your endeavors and the endeavors of your kind shall the earthlings finally be able to grasp the understanding of Karma, and release it once and for all from their memory banks. And it is through the endeavors of each and every single soul presently occupying time and space continuum on the planet known as Gaia that the experiment of the 3rd dimension shall come to an end…”

Read more at:

Sacred Ascension

Here are a couple other goodies to nibble, no sugar, no calories.

Doreen Virtue’s Weekly Angel Reading

Astrology King 2016 Horoscopes

Blue Buddha by

Ellen Vaman

Valentine

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Heathland Rose

Smouldering ruby cirrus

stir night’s endless

deep with dream

abandoned to morning’s

rippled flame lapping

bruised shadow

from the surface of

Empyreans heavenly mirror

~~~

Heathland kissed rose as

argent winged obsession,

quivering on petals

dewy bud.

Purled pink beneath

 love’s flawless web

bound to earth

by fingers

trailing glassine beads

upon Gaia’s recumbence

Corporeal nature sensuous

within solid dream.

~~~
Simmering solar breeze

flood morning’s flower

with vivid fantasy

abandoned to a

distant star etching

bright silk veneer

upon the surface of

Gaia’s misted vale.

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 Hearthland kissed rose as

ardent winged obsession

flittering on petals

sticky bloom.

Melted honey upon

bright green fuse

rising from earth

amidst zephyr spun pearls

trailing wet polish

upon Gaia’s procumberence

Intimate nature sensual

within soiled dream.

 ~~~

Sweltering Helcyon fervour

fever afternoon’s bloom

with amorous desire

abandoned to a

bejewelled crown dripping

beeswax blossom

upon the surface of

Daphne’s blistered gown

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Heartland’s kissed passion as

sapphire winged possession

steaming on petals

rain flared bloom.

Molten Topaz upon

love’s emerald blade

pulled skywards from

earth by Martian fire

reigning golden darts

upon heart’s filament

Erotic Eros burning

within green flame.

cj

Painting

Michael Arnold