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week 261 ~ let’s make peace and give it a chance

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me.261let’s make peace and give it a chance
make dinner and serve it up hot
let’s make love and marry or not
make some babies teach them to dance 

make good music a grand entrance
make time without asking what for
make art make dreams come true and more

make mistakes make amends make tea 

make someone laugh make them happy
let’s make a better world not war

I have been trying to write a poem about peace for my friend Jamie’s “Poets Against War” on her blog Into the Bardo. Everything came out so stilted– no point trying to force the muse– until I was in the airport in Rio thinking about my family and events of the past few weeks, and this decima just popped out. A bit late, Jamie, but heartfelt.

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October 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

week 258 ~ love without over-thinking

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me.258love without over-thinking
throw all your stars at the moon
stare straight ahead unblinking
love without over-thinking
follow the laughter wink sing
such a happy little tune
love without over-thinking
throw all your stars at the moon

for PD

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September 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm

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August 16, 2010

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Humor is in the eye, or ear, of the beholder. Is this picture funny? I think so, but you might just think it’s dumb. Is a comedian, movie, book funny?– well, it depends. I was happy when I could finally make a joke in Portuguese (not tell a joke, just make a humorous comment in conversation) because it indicated that I was getting into the Rio mindset. We love people who share our sense of humor, and it’s disconcerting to be the only one laughing out loud in a theater. Our sense of humor guides us through dark times too, when laughing at our foibles is often the best way to recover and move on. So have yourself a laugh today, preferably at something you weren’t expecting to be funny. But don’t spend time trying to figure out my pic. Humor is an instinct– if it doesn’t snatch a laugh at first glance it’s not going to.

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August 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

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