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The bustled lady
Who lies in the pavement
Is a motley assemblage
Of tar and cement

Just like with the master
Who painted with dots
Stand back, she’s a lady
By Seurat, on Grande Jatte

And the show where the pictures
Come alive with the music
They sing of their days
Both banal and amusing

I imagine this figure
Sometimes in repose
Secretly rises
When the white, full moon glows

She visits and dances
She enjoys and complains
‘Till a glimmer of sunlight
Has her lie down again

Most people don’t see her
And ride over in cars
The lady in bustle
Who’s alive with the stars

2016-11-bustled-lady-copy
(12/5/2016)

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cumbaya
Cumbayah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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50.
The life of a mom
Is an infinite stream
Of things you’d rather not do

The school work, phone calls, and
Guinea pig cages
And vomiting always twixt midnight and two

It is painful and vexing
Exhausting and torture
The artist in me nearly dies

But I love them, they’re great
They’re funny and mine
And I see the world new through their eyes

(12/3/2016)

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This song, an adaptation of Pete Seeger’s I HAD A ROOSTER, is a fun musical game.

 

A moment or two from LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH captured by Ms. Anctil:

 

49.
A house is just a fancy nest
That is really that
A place to cook your food
A place to hang your hat

But what we do inside the walls
Creates reality
So make it good, for a better world
Outside, for you and me

(11/30/2016)

48.

11/30/2016
Marching with worries in the rain
Even as my brain plays
Forever Young on a continuous loop

The benedictions are a useful and good

And Christmas is coming
Here and there houses sprout twinkly decorations
Inside the coffee shop, Vince Guaraldi’s piano jubilantly whirls

Discombobulated by the dueling of rumination and reveling
I sit to catch up on the news
A friend’s eulogy for her father
Cleans up the mess in my head
She writes, “I hope you will know him through me. I will strive to be a shining – albeit imperfect – example of the love that he embodied.”

As time is like ether
I’m out again in the rain
Caffeinated and with marching orders
Strive and shine
Pay love forward
So generously given me
To others

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The Marvelous Toy
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
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