Author Archives: CF

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News: In Living Color

    The image market is still strong, but only for those rated AA or higher. Beware of cheap imitations sold by the side of the road.   “Market Forecast” Alexa Selph       […]

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My Sister

                  “Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.”   Anonymous  

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Lilyshine

        There is no night so black but you shine through it . . . O Colour of the World . . .   Thanks be to God, Who gave this gift […]

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Easter Morning

            Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! . . .   “Hymn for Easter Day” Charles Wesley  

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New and Shocking

            [K]nowledge imposes a pattern, and falsfies, For the pattern is new in every moment And every moment is a new and shocking Valuation of all we have been.   […]

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Horizon Line

              The horizontal is the line of calm. . . . All’s well, the horizon says. Peace, peace.   “Lines on the Sea” Dilys Bennett Laing  

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Dreamworld

  As a queen sits down, knowing that a chair will be there, Or a general raises his hand and is given the field-glasses, Step off assuredly into the blank of your mind. Something will […]

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Combs

          I comb my hair for possibilities I stick my neck out I lean illegally from locomotive windows and only for the barber do I wear a hat   “The Suit” […]

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Sacred Cow

              Cows are among the gentlest of breathing creatures; . . . I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for the[m].   Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, […]

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Eternal Rose

          [U]ntouched by time No flower withered or flame died, But poised in its own eternity, until the looker moved On to another flower, opening its entity. . . .   […]

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True Love

      I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.   Jeremiah 31:3 Holy Bible, KJV           For my cats, Mitchell and Lotus, […]

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Yoga

          Yoga does not change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.   B.K.S. Iyengar  

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Afloat

Oh to be lifted up adrift in the current, buoyed up in the ocean’s swirl . . . See how the tide sweeps all before its brush . . . Washing every stone to full […]

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Blaze of Glory

            I saw in a vivid way how the whole universe was made up of particles of material which, no matter how dull and lifeless they might seem, were nevertheless […]

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Soap Bubbles

    Who would not be filled with a tender carelessness, seeing with what ease they leave us, these sighs that wash their hands.   From “The Migration of Powers” The Complete French Poems of […]

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Time Piece

          We fray into the future, rarely wrought Save in the tapestries of afterthought. More time, more time. Barrages of applause Come muffled from a buried radio. The Newyear bells are […]

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Reflections on New Year’s Eve

      The world above in the world below, (And a million worlds are but as one) And the One in all; as the sun’s strength so Strives in all strength, glows in all […]

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Gloria

        Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains   Gloria, in excelsis Deo Gloria, in excelsis Deo     […]

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Window Dressing

      Where is the serene length, it is there and a dark place is not a dark place, only a white and red are black, only a yellow and green are blue, a […]

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Fresh Tea

        There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.   Portrait of a Lady Henry James