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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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The World Is Like a Little Child . a visionary poem by Alice B. Clagett

Journaled on 3 December 2009

Dear Ones,

The world is like a little child, begging us
to come out of our heart home and play.
Come out and play with me for a little while!
Then when the longing returns —
to be home again — what a happy thought!
Heart is where the home is!
And here it has been,
right within me, all this time!

Alice B. Clagett


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Mission Accomplished. A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 7 July 2019; published on 16 July 2019

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

At writing class this month, we had an assignment to write a story that included certain words. Each person in the class contributed one word at that moment; and the words were: spelunking, no, accomplished, joy, green, deserted, mistake, and kaleidoscope.

My gift to the class was a poem that included those words. Here is that poem for you ….

Mission Accomplished
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
7 July 2019

No! Spelunking is not for me!

When my first grade class went to the Luray Caverns in Virginia, I went on sit-down strike at the entrance.

I remember our teacher said:
“Sit right here till we get back!”

Then, one by one,
my classmates walked
down the stairs
into the cave.

Deserted! I was all alone!

Time went by.
I stared at the dark entrance to the cave.
A cool breeze welled up to greet me.

As if it had a mind of its own, my foot started tapping.

I stood up.
“This is a big mistake,” I thought.

I stepped down one stone step, then another.
Down, down into the darkness.

Gone, the green grass.
Gone, the kaleidoscope of sunlit clouds and sky.

My sandaled feet tapped Morse code courage.

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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I Don’t Remember . A Poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 7 July 2019; published on 16 July 2019

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

At writing class this month, we had an assignment to write a story on the topic: I Don’t Remember. My gift to the class was this poem …

I Don’t Remember
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
7 July 2019

I don’t remember
how I came to Earth
Not exactly.

I remember flying,
….. falling,
………. swooping down
…………… from somewhere

Holding my archangel’s hand …

A spiral
………. downward dance

Full of
…..  joyful notions
………..  of the things
………………  that were to be

Through something
….. seeming solid
……….  yet not so

Suddenly
….. Not knowing!

Darkness
softly thumping

Then felt
the hopeful turning
of the child
I was to be.

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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Cannibal Song: The 29-Flavor Barbecue . aka Ogreish Stew . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 2 May 2019; published on 2 May 2019

  • CANNIBAL SONG: THE 29-FLAVOR BARBECUE … aka OGREISH STEW, A Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
    • Pasquinade, A Very Short Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words

Dear Ones,

Here is a new poem for you, about an event that … I am pleased to convey … did not take place in the year 2016, in Red Rock Canyon State Park, Santa Clarita, California, fairly close to where I live …

CANNIBAL SONG: THE 29-FLAVOR BARBECUE … aka OGREISH STEW
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
2 May 2019

 

Where do you put a cannibal kid?
Into a pot and under a lid?

Is it the ego, or maybe the id?
What could be broke in the cannibal kid?

How do you figure a cannibal’s bile
Relates to the things you consider worthwhile?

What do you say to the cannibal’s guile
When the charming man says, with a toothsome smile,

“Will you drop by my place for a while?
“I make a mean meatloaf. I’ll do it in style!”

What, oh what will that ogre make you?
People tartare. or cannibal stew
Or 29-flavor barbecue?

Shall we eschew, or hie ourselves nigh
That camo cook with a cloaked banzai?

Consider what might be required of the guest
And just say no! to that wry guy’s jest.

Pasquinade
A Very Short Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
2 May 2019

 

Anthropophagy Is definitely
Not this poetess’ cup of tea!

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–from Link: “Cannibal Song: The 29-Flavor Barbecue . aka Ogreish Stew,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 2 May 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cwW ..

Alice B. Clagett


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Sheets of Light . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 13 April 2019; published on 14 April 2019

Image: “Woman Hanging Out the Wash (‘La blanchisseuse ou femme étendant du linge’), by Berthe Morisot, ca. 1881, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berthe_Morisot_-_Woman_Hanging_Out_the_Wash.jpg … public domain … DESCRIPTION: Woman in long skirt, blue apron, and long-sleeved white blouse, arms uplifted, hanging clothes on a clothesline. The artist conveys the effect of white, shimmering light on the clothes, the woman, and the background vegetation.

Image: “Woman Hanging Out the Wash (‘La blanchisseuse ou femme étendant du linge’), by Berthe Morisot, ca. 1881, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Berthe_Morisot_-_Woman_Hanging_Out_the_Wash.jpg … public domain …

DESCRIPTION: Woman in long skirt, blue apron, and long-sleeved white blouse, arms uplifted, hanging clothes on a clothesline. The artist conveys the effect of white, shimmering light on the clothes, the woman, and the background vegetation.

Dear Ones,

Late yesterday afternoon, after Palm Sunday Vigil and communion with the holy congregation, I was driving home, and I wrote this poem …

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SHEETS OF LIGHT
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
13 April 2019

Light came down in sheets and folds
. . like cake mix falling into a cake pan
. . like clothes-pinned billows of wet sheets
. . . . .that fold and snap in a wild breeze
. . like Heaven slaloming
. . . . . through the streets.

Now, now is the time.

Dearest of the dear
Nearer than the breath of life
Faster than silver-footed thought

More sure than mother’s love
More curious than cats
More glorious than sunlight
. . caroming past Palm Sunday

Oh my Soul, remember!

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–from Link: “Sheets of Light,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 13 April 2019; published on 14 April 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-c9k ..

Alice B. Clagett


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Dian’s Steel White Armour . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 February 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem from college days, to do with the look of the countryside in winter …

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DIAN’S STEEL WHITE ARMOUR
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
amongst her early works

Dian’s steel white armour stilts a jagged landscape.
Flesh dies with winter, colors recess
and the bared bones of bleached children cry to cold winds.

The crotch of the black barked elm, powdered with snow
like a withered woman upturned, flaunts her indecency.

Summer, gentle lover, bee busy decked her with flowers.
Fall garbed her riotous. The cold lust of his breath
scattered her sage modesty. Remnants wither under
winder’s frozen tears.

Age notwithstanding, she tickles his beard with her toes.
Time will bring her newer dresses, aye, but the waiting is dreary.

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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