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Breath In Breathe Out . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 17 August 2021 and published on 6 September 2021

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem about the causal realm and the Eternal Now …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have this for you today:

You place your eyes
Upon your minds
And not your hearts.

Because of that
The Causal Realm
Unfolds for you.

Place your eyes
Upon your heart,
And in your heart,
A sacred word
For the Name of God.

Breathe in,
Breathe out
That sacred word,
And time will have
No meaning for you.

. . . . .

That is it for today.

God bless you all,
And keep you safe,
And be with you
Through all your days.

In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett,
I Am of the Stars

–from Link: “Breath In Breathe Out,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 17 August 2021 and published on 6 September 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-p1a ..

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Alice Clagett


Except where otherwise noted, “The Chalice and the Crucible” by Alice B. Clagett … https://chaliceandcrucible.com/ … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..


 

Heartbeat . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 1 August 2021

  • HEARTBEAT, a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem I wrote recently about an event that happened to long ago someone I loved …

HEARTBEAT
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett

She had a
heartbeat
like the flutter
of a bird’s
wings.

It seemed too little
to sustain
life

and, in the end,
it proved to be
just so

. . . . .

–from Link: “Heartbeat,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 1 August 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ocG ..

Alice Clagett


Except where otherwise noted, “The Chalice and the Crucible” by Alice B. Clagett … https://chaliceandcrucible.com/ … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..


 

We Are Four, Who Once Were Five . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 18 August 2018; published on 21 June 2021

WE ARE FOUR, WHO ONCE WERE FIVE
A poem by Alice B. Clagett
18 August 2018

We are four, who once were five
Though Souls do tarry
on and on
in the halls
of the mansions
of God.

–from Link: “We Are Four, Who Once Were Five,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 18 August 2018; published on 21 June 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-nsx ..

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Alice B. Clagett


Except where otherwise noted, “The Chalice and the Crucible” by Alice B. Clagett … https://chaliceandcrucible.com/ … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..


 

Sleep . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written ca. 1967; published on 15 April 2021

Image: “Sleeping Girl,” attributed to Sigismondo Coccapani (1583-1643); attributed to Domenico Fetti (1589-), 1620-1622, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Domenico_Fetti_-_Sleeping_Girl_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg … public domain

Image: “Sleeping Girl,” attributed to Sigismondo Coccapani (1583-1643); attributed to Domenico Fetti (1589-), 1620-1622, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Domenico_Fetti_-_Sleeping_Girl_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg … public domain

Dear Ones,

As I recall, I wrote this poem when I was in college. I recall one ‘No-Doz’ night prepping for a final exam. Could be that prompted me to write about sleep, which seemed forgettable until I neglected it.

“Sleep”
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
ca. 1967

Sleep is something that’s not there.
Try to trap it anywhere.
Try to catch it by surprise —
It’s not found in waking eyes.
Not here,
Or there
Or anywhere.

Yet sleep to us is everything
The what-from we get pep and zing
For ringing
and singing
with giving
and living . . . and yet

Sleep is something that’s not there.
Try to find it anywhere
Try to catch it unaware
You can’t trace it to its lair
Not here
or there —
Not anywhere.

Image: “Sleeping Girl,” attributed to Sigismondo Coccapani (1583-1643); attributed to Domenico Fetti (1589-), 1620-1622, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Domenico_Fetti_-_Sleeping_Girl_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg … public domain

Image: “Sleeping Girl,” attributed to Sigismondo Coccapani (1583-1643); attributed to Domenico Fetti (1589-), 1620-1622, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Domenico_Fetti_-_Sleeping_Girl_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg … public domain

–from Link: “Sleep,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written ca. 1967; published on 15 April 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-mmh ..

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Alice B. Clagett


Except where otherwise noted, “The Chalice and the Crucible” by Alice B. Clagett … https://chaliceandcrucible.com/ … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..


 

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

https://chaliceandcrucible.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/11-05-2020-troika-poem.mp3?_=1

 

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


Except where otherwise noted, “The Chalice and the Crucible” by Alice B. Clagett … https://chaliceandcrucible.com/ … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..


 

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

https://iamofthestars.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/pond-turtles-soundtrack.mp3?_=2

 

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


Except where otherwise noted, “The Chalice and the Crucible” by Alice B. Clagett … https://chaliceandcrucible.com/ … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..


 

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


Except where otherwise noted, “The Chalice and the Crucible” by Alice B. Clagett … https://chaliceandcrucible.com/ … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..