2010.09.13 07:00 - "Sudden strong emotions struggle for release" (writing a collective poem)

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Eden Haiku. The comments are by Eden Haiku.
     
    I decided to post this session right now even if I'm running out of time and can't find the indent button either, cause it was so much fun! The highlight of it was listening to Yaku reading on voice our collective poem! I love these sessions: the poetry just happened! Maybe Isabella Rajotte's incredible voice opened something inside each of us. 
     
    Playing as flying
     
    Eden Haiku: Good morning Bruce :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Good morning, Eden. You're still a cloud for me.
    Eden Haiku: Is this your backpack for school or some special device to fly?
    Bruce Mowbray: Ahhhh! That is my jetpack - - -
    Bruce Mowbray: Now I see you clearly.
    Bruce Mowbray: I shall give you one.
    Eden Haiku: A jetpack, wow!
    Eden Haiku: Shall we go explore the roof?
    Bruce Mowbray: (useful for when you're TP-ing around, you know).
    Bruce Mowbray: If you like -- You lead the way.
    Eden Haiku: speed 3
    Bruce Mowbray: Or -- were you just kidding?
    Eden Haiku: No, I meant it.
    Eden Haiku: 'speed x"
    Eden Haiku: Bruce?
    Eden Haiku: 'speed 10"
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey eden,alf
    Eden Haiku: Hey Yaku, Bruce and I were playing with jetpacks but I lost myself first, then I lost him...
    Yakuzza Lethecus: exploring with the jetpack :9
    Yakuzza Lethecus: the terrible thing about the jetpack is when you cross a simborder
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ur so fast that you might end up crasing
    Eden Haiku: Ah, Bruce is back :) Sorry, I lost myself than I lost you ;)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey bruce
    Eden Haiku: Hi Bleu, how are you?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: everyone got a jetpack :)
    Bruce Mowbray: I also was lost, Eden.
    Bleu Oleander: hi Eden and everyone
    Bruce Mowbray: Ho, Yaku and Bleu.
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hey bleu
    Eden Haiku: Does it speed your default flight?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes, you are already faster when you wear it
    Bleu Oleander: ty Bruce!
    Eden Haiku: Ah, thanks.
    Eden Haiku: How is everyone this morning?
    Bruce Mowbray: I don't know if it speeds your default flight because my connection is so slow - I don't know what my default flight is.
    Alfred Kelberry: *little boxy sneaks in*
    Alfred Kelberry: oi :)
    Bruce Mowbray: I'm good - how about all of you?
    Eden Haiku: Hey Alfred, nice bot!
    Bleu Oleander: is everyone working on their "puzzle" photos?
    Alfred Kelberry: thanks :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Hi, Alfred.
    Yakuzza Lethecus: actually i liked ur old avi with the glowing flower in ur hands :)
    Eden Haiku: Not yet Bleu, I'm very busy packing to go back to Montreal this week :)
    Alfred Kelberry: bleu, to start on this assignment, i first have to read the time book :)
    Bleu Oleander: good idea Alfred :)
    Eden Haiku: Was thinking of a picture of you as an illustration for "Being Puzzled ":)
    Bleu Oleander: ha!
    Alfred Kelberry: yaku, tulips are still glowing inside the box :)
     
    --BELL--
     
    Eden Haiku: We have how much time to post a photo Bleu? Until next week, more?
    Bleu Oleander: this week if possible
    Bleu Oleander: we'll set us a special session for sometime next week
     
    Music and silence and an incredible voice
     
     
    Alfred Kelberry: um, do you think it's a good idea to set up a music stream for this parcel?
    Bleu Oleander: expecting great photos from all of you :)
    Eden Haiku: Oh, I'm afraid I won't have time to participate then. Sorry. Will try to attend the session though.
    Bleu Oleander: you can add yours whenever you get a chance Eden
    Alfred Kelberry: i have tony scott's "music for zen meditations" album
    Eden Haiku: A music stream Alfred? And what would happen with our beloved silence?
    Eden Haiku: Will try Bleu :)
    Alfred Kelberry: eden, you can always turn it off :) but i thought it may be a nice addition. it's almost a silent music :)
    Alfred Kelberry: you can listen to it here: http://t.xalan.org:8000/zen
    Eden Haiku: If you mean to play it for now, sure, you can do that :)
    Bleu Oleander: hi Zen
    Eden Haiku: Just play it and open your mike so we can hear it Alfred.,
    Eden Haiku: Hi Zen
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hi zen
    Zen Arado: Hi All
    Alfred Kelberry: eden, i meant an audio stream in sl
    Bruce Mowbray: Good day, Zen.
    Eden Haiku: Oh...
    Alfred Kelberry: oi, zen :)
    Eden Haiku: Then, I don't think so Alfred. This pavilion is set for silence by default, with a few birds...
    Alfred Kelberry: ok, just a thought :)
    Zen Arado: don't think you can run an music stream here unless Storm or somebody enters a music stream URL for you
    Eden Haiku: Thanks for suggesting it Alfred.
    Alfred Kelberry: zen, yes, i know
    Eden Haiku: To maintain the 'secular' aspect of PaB, silence is probably better than any kind of music...
    Zen Arado: I find music streams are tricky things
    Zen Arado: but I'm not so good at computer stuff
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: i like it on the background... it's light and almost not visible, yet calming :)
    Zen Arado: funny how we seem to relegate music to a background nowadays
    Zen Arado: nobody ever sesm to give it their full attention
    Alfred Kelberry: it flows along you, zen :)
    Zen Arado: whan music was live only people appreciated it more I think
    Alfred Kelberry: it was a different time back then
    Alfred Kelberry: i don't think it's fair to compare
     
    I started playing a YouTube chant by Isabella Rajotte on voice for a few minutes
     
    Alfred Kelberry: oh, poetry :)
     
    --BELL--
     
    Zen Arado: musac we get not music :)
    Zen Arado: sorry forgot bell
    Eden Haiku: Did it sound like musac to you Zen ?
    Alfred Kelberry: musac?
    Bruce Mowbray: wow. Isabella Rajotte is wonderful!
    Zen Arado: wasn't meaning your music Eden
    Eden Haiku: Isn'it she?
    Zen Arado: just some of the stuff we are assaulted with daily
    Zen Arado: musack is the term maybe?
    Zen Arado: in elevators and supermarkets
    Eden Haiku: I discovered her last week thanks to Eliza who sent me the link to the White Tara, I discovered she lives in Montreal and she is going to coach me in two weeks! I'm outjoyed!
    Bruce Mowbray agrees with Zen about most of Muzac -- but that might be an interesting challenge in our Appreciating the Presence of Appearance practice.
    Zen Arado: appreciating the appearance of musack in time
    Bruce Mowbray: wow. Tht's great, Eden.
    Zen Arado: hmmmm.....a challemge
    Eden Haiku: Musack as Time :))
    Zen Arado: great Eden
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, appreciating Muzac AS Time. (capitalized, yet).[Bruce is right, the correct spelling is Muzac.)
    Bleu Oleander: how fun Eden
    Eden Haiku: She sounds so much fun too, her emails are extravaganzas of enthusiasm!
    Bleu Oleander: we will have to have you do a salon Eden
    Bleu Oleander: when you are ready of course
    Alfred Kelberry: eden, oh, it's so nice! please, say hello from all of us :)
    Eden Haiku: I have a poetry reading on September 28 in Montreal, I hope the sound coaching will help me go to the next level.
    Alfred Kelberry: eden, how come you missed the poetry reading yesterday?
    Bruce Mowbray: It would be great if she'd be willing to sing in voice for a PaB session.
    Bruce Mowbray: or at least to visit one.
    Eden Haiku: Sure Bleu, maybe not only singing though, that will never me by trade. But singing voice along with poetry, YES!
    Alfred Kelberry: bruce, wow, that would be awesome :)
    Bruce Mowbray: and bring along her enthusiasm.
    Eden Haiku: Poetry session is scheduled only next week September 19.
    Bleu Oleander: yes Eden!
    Alfred Kelberry: ah, so aga mixed it up after all
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, I know -- Some of us thought it was last night. . .
    Bruce Mowbray: at the 1 p.m. slt session "The Poetry Generator"
    Bruce Mowbray: Agatha came expecting poems -- so we generated a few.
    Eden Haiku: There seemed to be a nice poem of yours Bruce, but I only glanced at it, not much time for Internet these days...
    Bruce Mowbray: Right, Al?
    Alfred Kelberry: bruce, i liked your poetry composing session yesterday. i hope it'll continue :)
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, she was all ready and excited :)
    Eden Haiku: Oh and there was a collective one on color... I saw that, That must have been fun to do?
    Bruce Mowbray: Well, Al, it was a total surprise for me -- I thought the session was for the 19th. . . (and it still will be). . .
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, the one's we did collectively - I put those in color.
    Alfred Kelberry: it went very well :)
    Bruce Mowbray: I could NOT STOP LAUGHING.
    Eden Haiku:stepping in a cool dark shadow
    Eden Haiku: (let's play at it now!)
    Alfred Kelberry: yaku is next :)
    Eden Haiku: stepping into a cool dark shadow
    Bruce Mowbray: http://wiki.playasbeing.org/Chat_Logs/2010/09/2010.09.12_13%3a00_-_The_Poetry_Generating_Machine
    Eden Haiku: (anybody can go)
    Bruce Mowbray: [ok - going around clock-wise) first Eden, then Yaku -- one line each. . .
    Bruce Mowbray: ok -- anybody can go.
    Eden Haiku: (in the spirit of the moment)
    Alfred Kelberry:shh... yaku is thinking :)
    Eden Haiku: stepping into a cool dark shadow
    Bleu Oleander: I felt the moist earth under my feet
    Bruce Mowbray waits intently for Yaku's contribution. . . or anyone else's.
    Eden Haiku: shhh ...yaku is thinking
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Eden Haiku: I felt the moist earth under my feet
     
    --BELL--
     
    Bruce Mowbray: a thin beam of moonlight lit my path
    Eden Haiku: a thin beam of moonlight lit my path
    Zen Arado: shadowy shapes just out of vision
    Yakuzza Lethecus: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: hmm
    Eden Haiku: into the ninja's psychedelic brain
    Eden Haiku: shadowy shapes just out of vision
    Bleu Oleander: have to tip-toe out ..... bye all :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: bye bleu
    Bruce Mowbray: OK, Beau.
    Eden Haiku: (Bye Bleu!)
    Bruce Mowbray: Have a fine day!
    Alfred Kelberry: isn't a poem supposed to rhyme?
    Eden Haiku: You are a few centuries late Alfred :)
    Zen Arado: :)
    Bruce Mowbray: well, some poems DO rhyme and some don't.
    Eden Haiku: In contemporary poetry, they mostly don't.
    Bruce Mowbray: But we might want to think about that BEFORE we begin to write a collective poem. . . (or not?)
    Alfred Kelberry: eden, such a pity
    Eden Haiku: Inner music replaces outer forms
    Zen Arado: make it much harder if they have to rhyme
    Alfred Kelberry: isn't it a prose then?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: dreams are what we are
    Zen Arado: my line must have been a no sequitur :(
    Eden Haiku: dreams are what we are [I first repeated Yaku's verse wrong : (as what "they" are) and I'm correcting it  everywhere as I'm editing] 
    Zen Arado: non
    Alfred Kelberry: i'm used to rhymed poems
    Bruce Mowbray: visitors from near. . . or far?
    Alfred Kelberry: "afar" :)
    Zen Arado: rhyme does add something i guess
    Bruce Mowbray: from burning bed or twinkling star
    Eden Haiku: from burning bed and twinkling star
    Bruce Mowbray: Revision:
    Eden Haiku: (Sorry) from burning bed or twinkling star
    Eden Haiku: ;)
    Bruce Mowbray: Dreams are what we are
    Bruce Mowbray: visitor from near or afar
    Bruce Mowbray: from burning bed or twinking star
    Eden Haiku: stepping into a cool dark shadow
    shh...yaku is thinking
    I felt the moist earth under my feet
    a thin beam of moonlight lit my path
    shadowy shapes just out of vision
    into the ninja's psychedelic brain
    dreams are what we are
    visitor from near or afar
    from burning bed or twinkling star
    Eden Haiku: Thanks Bruce, I missed a line as I was writing the note :)
    Bruce Mowbray thinks -- Great work, poets!!!
    Eden Haiku: Want me to read our poetry on voice?
    Bruce Mowbray: (I didn't realize we were still on the same poem. . . )
    Eden Haiku: Oh..I think we are :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Sure -- Read it in voice if you can in this sim.
     
    So I read on voice what we have until now
     
    Alfred Kelberry: ha! you took my comment, eden? :)
    Bruce Mowbray: [`·.] APPLAUSE!! [.·´]
    Yakuzza Lethecus: ***** APPPPPPPLLLLAAAUUUSSSSeeee***********
    Bruce Mowbray: [`·.] APPLAUSE!! [.·´]
    Eden Haiku: Sure, it's part of the poem!
    Bruce Mowbray: THAT was Wonderful, Eden!
    Eden Haiku: It made me see we were stepping into Yaku's cool brain :))
    Alfred Kelberry: bruce, i didn't realize i even *was* in the poem :)
    Eden Haiku: Thanks Bruce, I'm just the humble scribe here :))
    Zen Arado: sudden strong emotions struggle for release
    Eden Haiku: Yes, I know you meant it as a joke Alfred but then I saw it as going into Yaku's thoughts and I found that very poetic :)
    Eden Haiku: sudden strong emotions struggle for release
    Alfred Kelberry: eden :)
     
    --BELL--
     
    Yakuzza Lethecus: human powers worlds disease
    Bruce Mowbray: sudden strong emotions struggle for release
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: neat
    Eden Haiku: human powers worlds disease
    Eden Haiku: sounds sounding on sounding boards
    Eden Haiku: stepping into a cool dark shadow
    shh...yaku is thinking
    I felt the moist earth under my feet
    a thin beam of moonlight lit my path
    shadowy shapes just out of vision
    into the ninja's psychedelic brain
    dreams are what we are
    visitor from near or afar
    from burning bed or twinkling star
    sudden strong emotions struggle for release
    human powers worlds disease
    sounds sounding on sounding boards
    Bruce Mowbray: how long yearning to be sung
    Eden Haiku: how long yearning to be sung
    Zen Arado: finding fo
    Zen Arado: finding flowing natural expression
    Eden Haiku: finding flowing natural expression
    Zen Arado: from twilit hidden murky depths
    Eden Haiku: playing as being free to fly
    Eden Haiku: from twilit hidden murky depths
    playing as being free to fly
    Zen Arado: glad you hauled me out of there Eden :)
    Eden Haiku: :)
    Zen Arado: that's not a line :)
    Eden Haiku: We are writing a rather poignant poem aren't we?
    Eden Haiku: stepping into a cool dark shadow
    shh...yaku is thinking
    I felt the moist earth under my feet
    a thin beam of moonlight lit my path
    shadowy shapes just out of vision
    into the ninja's psychedelic brain
    dreams are what we are
    visitor from near or afar
    from burning bed or twinkling star
    sudden strong emotions struggle for release
    human powers worlds disease
    sounds sounding on sounding boards
    how long yearning to be sung
    finding flowing natural expression
    from twilit hidden murky depths
    playing as being free to fly
    Bruce Mowbray: silent, joyous, soaring Now
    Eden Haiku: silent, joyous, soaring Now
    Zen Arado: free at last from time's encumbrance
    Eden Haiku: Grip instead of encumbrance Zen?
    Eden Haiku: [after a moment, seeing my suggestion doesn't take] encumbrance it is!
    Eden Haiku: free at last from time's encumbrance
    Bruce Mowbray: and from time's fearful, greedy grasp
    Eden Haiku: and from time's fearful, greedy grasp
    Zen Arado: its fetters unnoticed and unseen
    Eden Haiku: : its fetters unnoticed and unseen
    Eden Haiku: as I step into a cool dark shadow
    Bruce Mowbray: of present wonders, bright and keen.
    Bruce Mowbray: (?)
    Zen Arado: of sharp penetrating liberating being
    Eden Haiku: (Time's encumbrance reminding me I have to pack) Shall we wrap this part, I read it and then you continue when I leave if you wish?
    Zen Arado: almost ryhmes :)
    Bruce Mowbray: Me too.
    Eden Haiku: of present wonders, bright and keen
     
    --BELL--
     
    Bruce Mowbray: Time's present wonders are calling me and my dog to get out and hike.
    Zen Arado: great Eden
    Bruce Mowbray: May all be well and happy today!
    Zen Arado: enjoyed that
    Bruce Mowbray: Thanks!
    Yakuzza Lethecus: take care bruce
    Zen Arado: :)
    Eden Haiku: of sharp penetrating liberating being [was busy making a notecard]
    Bruce Mowbray: All be well!
    Eden Haiku: Bye Bruce, by Zen :)
    Alfred Kelberry: um, eden? still here?
     
    Yaku agrees to read our collective poem on voice, and he is FANTASTIC!!!
     
     
    Eden Haiku: So let's hear it now if you will. Would you Yaku? I'll' send you the notecard? Read it on voice for Alfred and me?
     
    [Yaku did read our poem, so beautifully, in such a thoughtful respectful voice, and as I could'nt find my applause gesture, I clapped on voice (with my RL hands!) so, unfortunately, my wild enthusiasm didn't get recorded...]
     
    Alfred Kelberry: thank you :)
    Alfred Kelberry: yay!
    Eden Haiku: really beautiful Yaku! Thank you so much!
    Alfred Kelberry: we can do it next session :)
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, a bit more as a prose though to me :)
    Eden Haiku: Yes, we can do this again, for sure. I loved it! And Yaku and I can share the voice part. You are really good at it Yaku you know. 
     
    [Yaku said goodbye to us on voice and I could tell he was blushing]
     
    Alfred Kelberry: i like the sudden nature of it
    Eden Haiku: Me too :) It just happened!
    Eden Haiku: You can just jump in you know Alfred, the way you did without knowing,.,..
    Eden Haiku: And then it becomes part of the poem...
    Alfred Kelberry: um, eden... so you say that most poems for the last century were not rhymed?
    Eden Haiku: Let me gave you the notecard...
    Alfred Kelberry: thank you
    Eden Haiku: Do you use voice sometimes?
    Alfred Kelberry: on rare occasions :)
    Eden Haiku: Yes, in French poetry it started mostly with Arthur Rimbaud.
    Alfred Kelberry: late 19 century
    Eden Haiku: Yes...
    Alfred Kelberry: same in english?
    Eden Haiku: Milton I think, about same time yes..., maybe earlier "Paradise Lost".
    Eden Haiku: Milton is 17th century rather...
    Alfred Kelberry: i think it's different in russian, cause most of what i read (including 20th century poets) was rhymed
    Alfred Kelberry: so my ears are used to rhymed poetry :)
     
    --BELL--
     
    Alfred Kelberry: i get somewhat lost in the free form :)
    Eden Haiku: Maiakovski didn't ryme but then my boyfriend is telling me that Russians contemporaries yes, did keep the rhymes, saying it did not hinder sounds..
    Eden Haiku: (my boyfriend is a poet too and knows a lot about worldwide poetry, much more than I, he gave poetry readings in Russia...)
    Eden Haiku: I'm interviewing him as I type...
    Eden Haiku: but he he he has to do the packing all by himself...We are moving back to Montreal in a few days, from the summer house up in the hills...
    Alfred Kelberry: ok :) so nice of him doing the packing :)
    Eden Haiku: It was fun having you with us this morning Alfred ;) Thanks for participating in the poetry fun!
    Alfred Kelberry: unintentionally :)
    Alfred Kelberry: thank you, eden
    Eden Haiku: I will join him if I want to find anything :))
    Alfred Kelberry: ok, safe trip :)
    Eden Haiku: Yes, I hope you didn't mind I used your line?
    Alfred Kelberry: not at all :) it was a pleasant surprise :)
    Eden Haiku: Thanks dear, have a great day!
     
    Here is the whole poem: 

    Stepping into a cool dark shadow

    stepping into a cool dark shadow

    shh...yaku is thinking

    I felt the moist earth under my feet

    a thin beam of moonlight lit my path

    shadowy shapes just out of vision

    into the ninja's psychedelic brain

    dreams are what we are

    visitor from near or afar

    from burning bed or twinkling star

    sudden strong emotions struggle for release

    human powers worlds disease

    sounds sounding on sounding boards

    how long yearning to be sung

    finding flowing natural expression

    from twilit hidden murky depths

    playing as being free to fly

    silent, joyous, soaring Now

    free at last of time's encumbrance

    and from time's fearful greedy grasp

    its fetters unnoticed and unseen

    as I step into a cool dark shadow

    of present wonders bright and keen

    of sharp penetrating liberating being

     

    Isn't it sweet?

     

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    Wow, wonderful. Thanks so much for such a playful and yes, SWEET session.
    Posted 17:11, 13 Sep 2010
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