Category Archives: Poemlets

The Troika . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 5 November 2020; published on 6 November 2020; video published on 26 November 2020
Location: Victory Trailhead, Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, Simi Hills, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • “The Troika,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
  • PHOTOS BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

Here is a tiny poem. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

“The Troika”
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
5 November 2020

 

Ever and always
The rich
Ride a clean sleigh,
Tossing the bodies
Out
Into the snow drifts

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Victory Trailhead, Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, Simi Hills, California 1,” adapted, by Alice B. Clagett, 5 November 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Victory Trailhead, Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, Simi Hills, California 1,” adapted, by Alice B. Clagett, 5 November 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Victory Trailhead, Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, Simi Hills, California 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 November 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Victory Trailhead, Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, Simi Hills, California 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 November 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0

–from Link: “The Troika,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 5 November 2020; published on 6 November 2020; video published on 26 November 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-kRC ..

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Alice B. Clagett


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Life of the Tough . a Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 28 July 2018; published on 28 August 2018
Added poem to: Tiny Anthologies: Wild West Poems

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Tough Stuff, a Poem by Alice B. Clagett
    • Photos by Alice

Dear Ones,

A very short video, and Summary afterwards … The percussive musical piece at the end of the video is “Lace (Preview)” by Nctrnm, CC BY 4.0

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Tough Stuff
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
28 July 2018

The life of the tough
is rough

Gadzooks
forsooth …
the noose!

…..

[Music: “Lace (Preview)” by Nctrnm, CC BY 4.0]

Photos by Alice

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 18,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 18,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 19,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

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–from Link: “Life of the Tough,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 28 July 2018; published on 28 August 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-a4L ..

Alice B. Clagett


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Our Lord’s Candle . a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 1 June 2003; published on 24 April 2020

Dear Ones,

This was written long ago …

OUR LORD’S CANDLE
A Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett
1 June 2003

Springtime
and Our Lord’s Candle
lights the green hills
with white flame.

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–from Link: “Our Lord’s Candle,” a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett, written on 1 June 2003; published on 24 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-hJO ..

Alice B. Clagett


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The Life of a Pond Turtle . a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 24 September 2019; published on 30 September 2019; revised on 31 May 2020

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • The Life of a Pond Turtle, a Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
    • Credits

Dear Ones,

The shortest of poems: “The Life of a Pond Turtle.” A Summary follows the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

“The Life of a Pond Turtle”
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
24 September 2019

 

Oh, the life of a pond turtle is
Sits in the sun, and swims with fishes

Oh, the life of a pond turtle is
Better than, better than anyone’s biz

Credits

“The Life of a Pond Turtle”
Directed by Alice B. Clagett
Filmed on location: Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden – UCLA
Soundtrack” “The Life of a Pond Turtle” by Alice B. Clagett

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–from Link: “The Life of a Pond Turtle,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 24 September 2019; published on 30 September 2019; revised on 31 May 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ek2 ..

Alice B. Clagett


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Wham Stomp Rap . a couplet by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 23 January 2020; published on 24 January 2020

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Wham Stomp Rap, a Couplet by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is a couplet about psychic ‘raps’. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Wham Stomp Rap
A Couplet by Alice B. Clagett
23 January 2020

Wham, wham wham!
Stomp, stomp, stomp!
Rap, rap, rap!
What in Sam Hill was that!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

See also Link: “Alice’s Perilous Tales: Cannibal Man . The Greater Oblation,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 19 January 2020; published on 23 January 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-g9u ..

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–from Link: “Wham Stomp Rap,” a couplet by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 23 January 2020; published on 24 January 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-gac ..

Alice B. Clagett


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Days . poemlets by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 February 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a set of early poemlets …

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DAYS
Tiny Poems by Alice B. Clagett
amongst her early works

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A tree graced a hilltop was a nipple on a great green breast.

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Sunset’s aftermath: clouds lie on the sky like lead on steel
false dawn: stars stand on the sky like ice on water
midday: sun sits on the sky like paint on paper.

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Sunlight on a srittered windowpane etched
a crystal dove in firelight.

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. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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Caesura . a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 February 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a tiny, early poem …

. . . . .

CAESURA
A Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett
amongst her early works

Soft!
The silence’
cool white fingers
wrap us

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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Spirit, Wake . tiny poems by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 February 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a set of early poemlets …

. . . . .

SPIRIT, WAKE
Tiny Poems by Alice B. Clagett
amongst her early works

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Yucca blooms
on arid mountains

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Blood yearns
for that still sweet dawning

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Swifts play tag across the freeway
skip like stones across that river

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Spirit, wake!
Front the storm wind!

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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Steelbright . a tiny poem by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 February 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is an early poemlet …

. . . . .

STEELBRIGHT
A Tiny Poem by Alice B. Clagett
amongst her early works

Steelbright sunlight glistened
……………………………….. off the clock

Backlit 3 flowers in a brown
………………………………… glass vase.

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. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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