2011.01.28 19:00 - Friday with Poems

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Lucinda Lavender. The comments are by Lucinda Lavender. Attending were Paradise Tennant, stevenaia,Aphrodite,SophiaSharon,Ewan, Calvino.

    This session starts with sharing how friday nights can be


    Lucinda Lavender: happy to be home!
    Paradise Tennant: ahh she stays with you ?
    Lucinda Lavender: no...was since thanks giving in hospital and rehab after a fall
    Lucinda Lavender: finally home
    Paradise Tennant: boy I bet she is happy to be free
    Paradise Tennant: always such a horrible feeling .. hospitals
    Lucinda Lavender: I know it! does not have to wait a long time for people to help her...and will have real food
    Paradise Tennant: yum to real food
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...a really careful cook and so really aware when things are odd
    Lucinda Lavender: dry etc
    Paradise Tennant: blue and I are eating a late dinner .. cheese cut up in little bits for him and chili and french bread for me .. sigh friday nights are so wonderful
    Lucinda Lavender: some places do not know how to make gluten free menu taste good...
    Paradise Tennant: nice to have mom in law who is a good cook
    Lucinda Lavender: that sounds nice! chili is a favorite...we had Pad TI Ew and green curry with tofu
    Lucinda Lavender: quick trip to restaurant:)
    Lucinda Lavender: likes cheese...hmmm
    Paradise Tennant: lol that is my fav .. love pad thai ..love green curry too :)
    Lucinda Lavender: how can one not??
    Lucinda Lavender: warmed us right up...
    Paradise Tennant: impossible to imagine
    Lucinda Lavender: how many inches of snow do you have?
    Lucinda Lavender: steve yesterday said 15!
    Paradise Tennant: we have lots of snow on the ground but we did not get hit with the storm
    Paradise Tennant: so clear streets here
    Lucinda Lavender: oh wonderful...
    Paradise Tennant: yikes so much shoveling


    Paradise Tennant: hiya steve we are commenting on your snow :)
    Lucinda Lavender: hope you are doing well steve with that snow...
    stevenaia Michinaga: lots here, more coming
    stevenaia Michinaga: not sure I would call it my snow
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Paradise Tennant: yes snow is communal :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, in so many ways
    Lucinda Lavender: :) brings people together I suppose sometimes
    stevenaia Michinaga: we have men with toys who clean the streets alleys and cars with snowblower, just because they can
    Lucinda Lavender: :)...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles men with tools ..do you not just love that :)
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...
    stevenaia Michinaga: my poor little electric snow shovel just doesn't compare
    Lucinda Lavender: does it heat up?
    Lucinda Lavender: electric is new idea to me
    stevenaia Michinaga: no it really doesn't "throw" snow
    Paradise Tennant: wow a shovel that heats up .. it is a new idea to me too
    stevenaia Michinaga: but it can be moved and lifte easilly
    stevenaia Michinaga: not meant for deep snow
    Lucinda Lavender: snow does get heavy in drifts doesn't it
    stevenaia Michinaga: only when wet
    Lucinda Lavender: what shall we do during the next pause...any ideas?
    Paradise Tennant: yes snow has so many forms
    stevenaia Michinaga: but then you can make snowpeople
    Lucinda Lavender: true!
    stevenaia Michinaga: a foot or two of snow usually brings out the whole neighborhood
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: a snow party
    stevenaia Michinaga: and never to early either, everyone sleeps in
    Lucinda Lavender: on our last snow day I asked our children what they liked best about a snow day...
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: listens and smiles
    Lucinda Lavender: hot chocolate was high on the list
    Lucinda Lavender: sleeping in is great too:)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello Aphrodie
    Lucinda Lavender: hi Aphrodite:)
    Lucinda Lavender: nice dress:)
    Lucinda Lavender: I am right behind you:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello. Thank you. Just bought it!
    stevenaia Michinaga: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: With my first L$!
    Paradise Tennant: hiya aph you look lovely
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I finally broke down and bought some
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks Luci
    Lucinda Lavender: HI Sharon:)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Aphrodite, Lucinda, Paradise and Stevenaia :)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya sophia
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello SSL
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: finally broke down and did what, Aph, buy lindens ?
     Aphrodite Macbain: Yes. So I could actually buy a dress!
    Lucinda Lavender: lovely color
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :D i think i lasted 2 month haha, yes i like it!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles well kind of fun .. a little bit addictive :) but much less expensive that being acquistive in rl :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hello SSL
    stevenaia Michinaga: lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: A little chilly for a winter's day but I like the colour too-pistachio
    SophiaSharon Larnia: well, true, a night out in rl, just for drinks, is over 40 dollars easy!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: including snacks
    Paradise Tennant: that goes a very long way here
    SophiaSharon Larnia: im too close to the city i guess
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh my sorry!
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i didnt even see the bell that time at all
    Aphrodite Macbain: It's nice to be able to pay $2.50 for a dress!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles sorry bell
    Aphrodite Macbain: I've just returned from Vancouver Island, took me 5 hrs by car,bus,ferry and bus.
    Lucinda Lavender: wow...that is the usual amount of time?
    SophiaSharon Larnia: wow, you must be exhausted :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: hi Ewan
    Aphrodite Macbain: Not sure whether it was worth it. 10 hrs travelling, 2.5 days visiting
    Ewan Bonham: Hi Folks!
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Ewan
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hiya Ewan
    Lucinda Lavender: Hello Ewan:)
    Paradise Tennant: hiya ewan
    Aphrodite Macbain wonders how to lower the height of the fountain?(  Missed this question-)
    Lucinda Lavender: we are just talking of travel and snow and such...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: small things of life :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: that occupy a lot of time
    Ewan Bonham: Lol....its all in the mind anyway..:)
    Lucinda Lavender: waiting...
    Lucinda Lavender: waiting for snow to melt or for buses
     Aphrodite Macbain: buses to melt?
    Lucinda Lavender: no sorry:)buses to arrive
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes I often start my day with a quiet moment .. to focus my mind on creating ..something worthwhile with the day
    Aphrodite Macbain: and turn ito pumpkins
    Ewan Bonham: Para...yes...it sets my mind to be open to the day..:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: sorry - non sequitor
    SophiaSharon Larnia: i read that as mind turns to pumpkins and had to reread :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I do that as I drink my coffee
    Lucinda Lavender: thought just this morning about sitting quietly before getting out of bed
    Aphrodite Macbain: the buses tun into pumpkins, my mind turns to mush
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :P
    Lucinda Lavender: going from horizontal to vertical can be kind of strange
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes- diagonal can be useful as a transition
    SophiaSharon Larnia: I have been noticing how springing out of bed from anxiety of things i need to do sets the tone for the rest of the day
    Aphrodite Macbain: I slowly wake up with 2 cats on my lap
    Paradise Tennant: yes am always slow to come to consciousness ..two cups of coffee before I arise to face the day
    Lucinda Lavender: nice to have the cats:)(we start to talk of cats and in RL my cats start racing around:))
    Lucinda Lavender: me two as well
    Ewan Bonham: For me , it is my dog..:)
    Lucinda Lavender: my cats just knocked over a lamp...but only broke the light bulb...
    Aphrodite Macbain: there is something about getting out of the wrong side of the bed. Having 2 cats and a cup of coffee helps me to decide which side to eventually get out of
    SophiaSharon Larnia: oh nooos
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe Aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: that''s a relief- easier to replace a light bulb
    stevenaia Michinaga: mmm coffee and cats in bed, my favorite
    Lucinda Lavender: Hi Pomona:)
    Aphrodite Macbain: they both sit and stare at me as I sip
    Paradise Tennant: smiles yes a dog is nice too :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: Hi Pomona
    Paradise Tennant: hiya pomona
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes- I'd have one if didn't live in an apartment
    stevenaia Michinaga: now if they only could make and bring you the coffee
    Pomona Writer greets you with a respectful bow
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hello Pomona, we havn't met!
    Pomona Writer: I must go, but thank you for your greetings, and I will come back at another time.
    Ewan Bonham: greetings Pamona
    Aphrodite Macbain: met
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Pomona
    Lucinda Lavender: welcome...have you been here before?...I can send you a notecard
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sorry you can't stay
    Aphrodite Macbain: Come back soon!
    Pomona Writer: I got a notecard, I found the website.
    Pomona Writer: I will come back ..
    Pomona Writer: thanks
    Pomona Writer bows in farewell
    Aphrodite Macbain: If you click on that box i will tell you more about us
    Lucinda Lavender: oops too slow
    Aphrodite Macbain: oh well
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Ewan Bonham: Say, I noticed the fish are gone from the fountain..:)
    Lucinda Lavender: ah so true...
    stevenaia Michinaga: and the lillies
    Aphrodite Macbain: Aww- too bad, and the water lillies
    stevenaia Michinaga: oops there they are
    Aphrodite Macbain: snap!
    Aphrodite Macbain: hmmm thy seem to be returning
    Ewan Bonham: Yes...lol
    SophiaSharon Larnia: sorry i removed them because i thought maybe the pavilion was getting too much stuff in it
    SophiaSharon Larnia: laughs
    Ewan Bonham: Well... there is 'stuff' and there is stuff..:)
    Paradise Tennant: they are lovely :) though .. nice to watch them swim :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) it reminds me a favorite room here in a lot of ways
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes
    Lucinda Lavender: is it a room you made?
    Ewan Bonham: It is a welcoming place of peace..:)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: me a bunch of other lovely people
    Lucinda Lavender: I am thinking about the first bunch of times I came here...and how that felt compared to now
    Aphrodite Macbain: How has it changd?
    Ewan Bonham: For me, i felt at first enjoyable but strange..:)
    Lucinda Lavender: curious what others remember about how early days felt...
    stevenaia Michinaga: nice that you can remember
    Ewan Bonham: Hard to get into the rhythm..:)
    Ewan Bonham: But now...when I return, it is like I haven't left...:)
    Lucinda Lavender: challenging rhythmically...yes
    Lucinda Lavender: I felt an excitement
    Aphrodite Macbain: Each one is different even though the players are often the samee
    Lucinda Lavender: now feel and eveness...sometimes at a loss for words
    Aphrodite Macbain: Some subject is introduced that gavanizes the discussion or fractures it
    Lucinda Lavender: nodding
    Aphrodite Macbain: Recenty I've enjoyed the poetry circles
    Paradise Tennant: yes they are fun :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: where everyone is so creative
    SophiaSharon Larnia: they started already?
    Ewan Bonham: The next one is this Sunday evening?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Brings out the best
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes. It shold be fun. Calvino is facilitating it
    Lucinda Lavender: the others have been more impromptu...
    Lucinda Lavender: no announcement ahead
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes - ike th last one
    stevenaia Michinaga: some were remarkable
    Paradise Tennant: shall we do a go round now ?
    stevenaia Michinaga: and unexpected
    Aphrodite Macbain: It kind of aligns with the way we speak anyway
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: always love it yes...
    stevenaia Michinaga: no, but I always say that
    Ewan Bonham: Sure..
    Aphrodite Macbain: In short pithy sentences
    Paradise Tennant: who would like to start ? :)
    Ewan Bonham: I will..
    Aphrodite Macbain: you Paradise?
    Lucinda Lavender: yay
    Aphrodite Macbain: OK great Ewan
    Paradise Tennant: smiles and listens
    stevenaia Michinaga: counterclockwise :)

    And so it begins...

    Ewan Bonham: Fish appear again...feeling the fresh air in my lungs..:)
     SophiaSharon Larnia:opening doors and walking through
    Aphrodite Macbain: fresh water through their gills opening and closing
    Lucinda Lavender: as they move about in blue water...

    stevenaia Michinaga: newness in direction, newness in appearance..
    Paradise Tennant: their scales flash silver and gold .. in the cold dawn light .. a shimmering dance
    Ewan Bonham: Feeling as I could swim...and speak to the fish about fins and things.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: being as delight, sharing what they see
    Aphrodite Macbain: waving my hands, like fins, clapping and splashing, holding on to the drops
    Aphrodite Macbain: as they fall
    Aphrodite Macbain: and missing
     Lucinda Lavender: Human faces are perched over the rim, staring, blinking, wondering, thinking.
    stevenaia Michinaga: ..
    stevenaia Michinaga: like fish looking out, we look in ward

    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi Calvino
    Calvino Rabeni: Good evening Beat Poets of Being
    Paradise Tennant: to see them looking outward .. blurred vision .. a pond .. a world a we :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles hiya cal
    Paradise Tennant: we are poeming
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hehe an active verb. that
    stevenaia Michinaga: I think you tied that one up, Paradise
    Lucinda Lavender: perhaps that is a wrap...
    SophiaSharon Larnia: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Aphrodite Macbain: muddling the interface, the threshold between us-air and water coming together like a kiss. Hi Cal
    Lucinda Lavender: I will form it as a unit in the log
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles shall we try another :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Now that its nearthe top of the hour, I should go and unpack
    Lucinda Lavender: yes yes!
    Lucinda Lavender: Cal start?
    Calvino Rabeni: And now a commercial message :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) I have to go too :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: lol
    Aphrodite Macbain: but maybe I'll  stay..
    SophiaSharon Larnia: happy unpacking Aph
    SophiaSharon Larnia: :) bye for now everyone
    stevenaia Michinaga: bye Aphro
    Calvino Rabeni: In 2 days time we are having a special poetry session in this very spot
    Lucinda Lavender: and laundry
    Calvino Rabeni: http://wiki.playasbeing.org/Classes_and_Sessions/Theme_Sessions/Poetry_as_Practice
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at sophia wishing her sweet dreams
    SophiaSharon Larnia: you too!!!!
    Ewan Bonham: Yes, night all...this was fun!
    Lucinda Lavender: bye soph
    Paradise Tennant: smiles at cal . looking forward to it
    Calvino Rabeni waves to the leaver(s)
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite ewan :)
    stevenaia Michinaga: yes, time for em to go too
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye everyone
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite steve
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye!
    stevenaia Michinaga: thx
    Lucinda Lavender: in the last poem when steve said ward all by itself I wanted to say...ward...I am worried about the Beave
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Lucinda Lavender: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: the fliers have flown

    Calvino Rabeni: Present       (I think I started without knowing...just as Cal crashes and then returns...)

    Paradise Tennant: hovering in a wing's beat to still this moment
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: did we start ?
    Paradise Tennant: was not sure
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Lucinda Lavender: think we have:)
    Lucinda Lavender: cal?
    Calvino Rabeni: errrr :)
    Paradise Tennant: smiles a crash
    Lucinda Lavender: in their absence a silence falls into their space
    Paradise Tennant: then with a swirl of mist .. life reforms .. clarifies .. comes into focus :)

    Calvino Rabeni: Things appear without their surfaces
    Lucinda Lavender: flat and gray and bigger than life...   

    Calvino Rabeni: Paint me with a cheerful patina of pixels

    Paradise Tennant: or morphed as life before .. now still faint in the line of a smile :)

    Calvino Rabeni: Overlapping restlesss windows segment communiques capriciously
    Lucinda Lavender: while I am just breathing here...
    Paradise Tennant: a cascade of words ..openings to worlds beyond ... minds beyond and yet within ..

    Calvino Rabeni: A subway station of shifting layers, words glowing brightly in fragmented clusters
    Paradise Tennant: a dull roar in the tunnel .. a steady buildng of sound vibration .. rattling ... through my mind

    Calvino Rabeni: The fly's eye flies to surfaces ...
    Calvino Rabeni: while I am still breathing here and still
    Lucinda Lavender: as a rock.
    Paradise Tennant: that 's a nice ending :)
    Lucinda Lavender: nodding
    Paradise Tennant: one more :)
    Lucinda Lavender: can't wait to see it formed
    Paradise Tennant: like candy
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Paradise Tennant: cal would you like to start
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes (goes prospecting)
    Lucinda Lavender: scritch scratch
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Calvino Rabeni:When people go for a walk in their neighborhood
    Paradise Tennant: dogs gamboling .. barking ..their breathe a silver mist in the air
    Lucinda Lavender: in the ditch a pile of old letters is swimming..yet readable by human eye.
    Calvino Rabeni: Streams thread their way mysteriously between the private spaces
    Paradise Tennant: the ink runs .. rivulets like tears of joy of sorrow
    Lucinda Lavender: time told...of wars endured and gardens built.

    Calvino Rabeni: Imagination and work created a garden
    Calvino Rabeni: from what could have been a trash-lined pit
    Calvino Rabeni: and now gives rest to the walker's eye
    Calvino Rabeni: with benches and trimmed ivy
    Paradise Tennant: words painting pictures held in the minds of writers long gone now fading to benches
    Paradise Tennant: inviting .. us to sit .. and stay awhile in the garden of creation

    Calvino Rabeni: It could be the talk of the neighborhood, that
    Calvino Rabeni: over here the lights are always on... and always blinking
    Calvino Rabeni: as if some internal power keeps surging
    Lucinda Lavender: or some alien landing pad has been constructed:)
    Paradise Tennant: drapes thrown open for all to see .. our strangeness

    Calvino Rabeni: scents of cooking hint at human warmth
    Lucinda Lavender: or timers broken....
    Calvino Rabeni: the flickering blue light of a television screen
    Calvino Rabeni: implies the presence of snack foods as well
    Paradise Tennant: cast shadows on our other worldliness .. bobbing antennae dance against the wall
    Calvino Rabeni: the dinner call goes out!
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    Paradise Tennant: enjoy cal :)
    Lucinda Lavender: :)yes:)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hasta la vista ... I'll be back :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Dream mighty
    Paradise Tennant: smiles will try :)
    Paradise Tennant: that was fun
    Lucinda Lavender: sure was
    Lucinda Lavender: like going exploring together...
    Paradise Tennant: is that a tail .. a claw .. as set of wings .. that brush against this mundane fabric of subdivision sameness :)
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Paradise Tennant: yes just like going exploring together
    Paradise Tennant: or ziplining even
    Paradise Tennant: smiles all hooked up
    Lucinda Lavender: yes all hooked up
    Lucinda Lavender: feel I hear certain rhythm in my head and words come to it
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: me too
    Paradise Tennant: and somehow you know when it is right and when it need tinkering
    Lucinda Lavender: I really did find a bunch of letters in the ditch...
    Paradise Tennant: did you read them
    Lucinda Lavender: from WW2
    Paradise Tennant: wow
    Lucinda Lavender: yes
    Paradise Tennant: listens
    Lucinda Lavender: someone in England writing to someone over here on d day
    Lucinda Lavender: and wondering how all would go
    Lucinda Lavender: only one was readable
    Paradise Tennant: sad to see it just tossed carelessly aside
    Lucinda Lavender: somehow I thought it must have fallen out the back of a truck...
    Lucinda Lavender: or something...on the way to the dump...
    Paradise Tennant: i find it painful sometimes at antique markets to see all the old pictures with eyes looking out .. feel like they know .. no one is alive to care anymore
    Lucinda Lavender: getting tired here...
    Paradise Tennant: smile me too
    Paradise Tennant: time to walk the dog
    Paradise Tennant: thank you lucinda
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite
    Lucinda Lavender: yes...know what you mean about the people of times past
    Lucinda Lavender: thank you...
    Paradise Tennant: smiles was fun :) as always

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