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Warm Water Wash . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Created on 20 September 2019; published on 21 September 2019

WARM WATER WASH
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
20 September 2019

Two kids were in the laundry room.
15, 16, and very with it
They knew the ropes
They knew they could be there
in the daytime, to keep warm

Maybe they worked nights
in that Wild West town
stashing the cash
for a trip to Purgatory

. . .

Hey!
Hey! with a shrug
a half-pivot away
a sideways sritter
of downcast eyes

. . .

When snow lies thick
on the motel drive
may the laundry room door
stay open for ’em

May the vending machines
cough up the goods
when they shake ’em

May their mothers
know where they are
and pray for ’em

May God himself
warm their hearts at night
when the blizzard
don’t give a damn for ’em

…………………..

Alice B. Clagett


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For My Sister . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 22 August 2006; published on 31 May 2019

For My Sister
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
22 August 2006

My sister died today.

She left behind her
. . . . . . two wild horses
. . . . . . . . . . . . four wild cats
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a little money

. . . . . . and all her dreams.

She was my younger sister.

I remember
. . . . . . the tricks I played on her
. . . . . . . . . . . . before she learned to walk

. . . . . . the time she found and read my secret diary

. . . . . . how brilliant she was at calculus

. . . . . . how brave she was when push came to shove

. . . . . . how the love of her life
. . . . . . . . . . . . . despite a heart once filled with hope
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .  . . turned out to be a no-show

. . . . . . and how,
. . . . . . . . . . .. . . ‘though she felt, when the die was cast,
. . . . . . . . . . there was no one to talk to at all,
. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Heaven filled up her final days
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . with the presence of family and friends.

…..

Alice B. Clagett


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Slow-Mo Woe . an unlikely poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 5 May 2019; published on 31 May 2019

Dear Ones,

At creative writing class at the beginning of May, we were asked to write a story about a particular time of day. The time of day was chosen by another class member. I drew 5:30 am, and wrote this lyrical story … or maybe it’s a prose poem …

Slow-Mo Woe
An Unlikely Poem by Alice B. Clagett, 5 May 2019

5:30 a.m. Skeeziks! I slept too late.
. . . All across California, dreams of luaus in Hawaii
. . . are snapping shut,
. . . like corporate valises,
. . . boxing up wishes
. . . in oh-so-regretful reels
. . . of workday expectations.

5:45 a.m. All over California I hear:
. . . Put another film on the projector, mister …
. . . I wanna be the Amazon Queen,
. . . not the youngest actress in “Les Miserables.”
. . . Cast me opposite Fred Astaire –
. . . I want to dance my way through life! …
. . . Today I’d like to be ET –
. . . anything but a secretary.

6:00 a.m. Wash face, brush teeth, feed cat, grab keys.
. . . Out the deplorable door
. . . to slo-mo woe
. . . once mo’

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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Hold a Candle . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 5 May 2019; published on 31 May 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Hold a Candle, A Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem written during the monthly creative writing class I attended at the beginning of May. The stance of the poem I feel to be good for me as a neutral observer of humankind.

Elsewhere in my blogs I express the stance I would take were I a transvestite (a crossdresser) or transgender person dealing with the Ascension clearing process through the Incoming Light. That process also involves neutral witnessing, I feel, but of a different sort: In that field ‘beyond right and wrong’ (to quote the great mystical poet Rumi) each of us stands alone with God, and assesses the what and wherefore of our human condition, the causal incidents of our Soul wounding, and that ruthlessly truthful Awareness that leads to an ever brighter Body of Light.

There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

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

At writing class last 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: candle, crutch, soar, sadness, transvestite, and excitement. 

My gift to the class was a poem that included all those words. Here is that poem for you; the title is “Hold a Candle” ….

. . . . .

Hold a Candle
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
5 May 2019

 

Hold a candle
Find a light
Hold it high
Against the night

What’s a hindrance?
What’s a crutch?
Find the surest
Healing touch!

Soar in laughter
Sink in pain
Sense the level
Strong terrain

Sadness catches
One and all
Then allows us
To recall

How excitement
May sustain —
Double, triple
Each small gain

Trust that
Each transvestite’s fear
May find comfort
Somewhere

Hear their yearning
Sense their call:
I’m God’s child
As are we all.

……………

–from Link: “Hold a Candle,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 5 May 2019; published on 31 May 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cVB ..

Alice B. Clagett


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Blessings of the Noontime Sun . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 10 March 2016

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Image: “La Chute des Anges Rebelles” (“The Fall of the Rebel Angels”), Charles Le Brun, after 1680, oil on canvas, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, France, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le-Brun-Chute-Dijon.jpg … public domain

Image: “La Chute des Anges Rebelles” (“The Fall of the Rebel Angels”), Charles Le Brun, after 1680, oil on canvas, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, France, from Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Le-Brun-Chute-Dijon.jpg … public domain

BLESSINGS OF THE NOONTIME SUN
A Vision by Alice B. Clagett
10 March 2016

Blessings of the noontime sun
To the tribes of earthbound ones.

Bless, thou legions of the light,
Bless the armies of the night.

Blessings of love,
Blessings of light,
Blessings of joy to the earthbound ones.

Greetings of hearts open wide
To those whose great delight is pride.

Greetings of deepest joy
To those of skillful ploy.

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Image: “Sturz der rebellischen Engel” (“Michael Fights Rebel Angels”) by Sebastiano Ricci, c. 1720, Wikimedia Commons … public domain.

Image: “Sturz der rebellischen Engel” (“Michael Fights Rebel Angels”) by Sebastiano Ricci, c. 1720, Wikimedia Commons … public domain.

Oh my dearest sons of man,
Let us greet that other band
with hope, and faith, and love of God …
Tho their feet be oddly shod.

Blessings of the noontime sun
To the tribes of earthbound ones.

Greetings to Michael of the Earth,
Remembering his noble birth,
Soon soon free to find his place
Among that Archangelic race.

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

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Image: “El sueño de Jacob” (“Jacob’s Dream”) by José de Ribera, 1639, at the Museo del Prado, Madrid … Wikimidia Commons … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob%27s_Dream#/media/File:El_sue%C3%B1o_de_Jacob,_por_Jos%C3%A9_de_Ribera.jpg … public domain

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Image: “Jacob’s Dream,” object 1 (Butlin 438), by William Blake, 1805 … Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blake_jacobsladder.jpg … public domain … DESCRIPTION: This is a depiction of Jacob’s ladder.

Image: “Jacob’s Dream,” object 1 (Butlin 438), by William Blake, 1805 … Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blake_jacobsladder.jpg … public domain … DESCRIPTION: This is a depiction of Jacob’s ladder.

…………………….

–from Link: “Blessings of the Noontime Sun,” a poem by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 10 March 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-4YH ..

Alice B. Clagett


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