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On Freedom . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 26 April 2013

ON FREEDOM
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
26 April 2013

What gives us freedom? …
Freedom to leave the subconscious scenarios.
Freedom to let go our fixed ideas.
Freedom to feel joy.
Freedom to travel time and space.
Freedom to co-create tomorrow …

The human heart.
Not the mind, mind you.
Just the heart.

Alice B. Clagett


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Like the Fabled Pied Piper . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 27 September 2011; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 16 December 2020

LIKE THE FABLED PIED PIPER
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
27 September 2011

Like the fabled pied piper,
Microsoft and Apple
have taken away
our children
from their families.

It’s not just
the grief
of a little village.

The entire world mourns.

–from Link: “Like the Fabled Pied Piper,” a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 27 September 2011; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 16 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-l4a ..

Alice B. Clagett


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El Corazon . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written ca. 2010; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 16 December 2020

Image: “Southern Arizona,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Southern Arizona,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

EL CORAZON
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
ca. 2010

A man told me something once,
and my mind keeps floating back to it
from time to time.
Not just to the words,
but to the way he said them
— with such certain, tender dignity.

“We are La Raza.
And what makes us
different from other people?”
He touched his chest.
“El corazón.”

–from Link: “El Corazon,” a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett, written ca. 2010; published on 1 January 2019; republished on 16 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-l4e ..

Alice B. Clagett


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An Incomplete Rhyme . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 27 January 2012; published on 31 December 2018; republished on 16 December 2020

AN INCOMPLETE RHYME
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
27 January 2012

May I be like the Yerba Santa,
able to take the heat,
to live in the rough, wild places
turning my face to Thee;

Blessed with the power to heal
in my flowers, my leaves and my roots.
May the eyes of the world walk right by me,
and never so much as look.

–from Link: “An Incomplete Rhyme,” a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 27 January 2012; published on 31 December 2018; republished on 16 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-l2y ..

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Alice B. Clagett


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Portals and River Rocks . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 5 February 2013

PORTALS AND RIVER ROCKS
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
5 February 2013

A portal is a way for the Divine
to experience itself as ’other.’

Like when a river is flowing along – all one.
And then it comes to a big rock,
right in the middle.

Half the river goes one way around the rock.
Half the river goes the other.

On the far side of the rock,
the two parts of the river join up again,
like long lost friends.

But the truth is, it always was,
and always will be,
one river.

The same goes for a portal,
only the design is a little more sophisticated.

A river rock only divides a river
as long as the river flows in one direction.
But a portal is self-sustaining –

the directional flow is toroidal –
or, some say, double toroidal –

In the case of man.
Powered by the Divine,
which touches the toroid right in the center.

As everyone knows,
the tiniest feather touch of the Divine
could power 100,000 universes
for as long as it takes for a universe
to run down –

which is quite some time.

–from Link: “Portals and River Rocks,” a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 5 February 2013 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6F ..

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Alice B. Clagett


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The Human Heart . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 2 May 2015; published on 9 May 2015; revised
Location: Hawaii 

  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • THE HUMAN HEART, A poem by Alice B. Clagett
  • VIDEO BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

In this video is a poem about the human heart. As the audio quality of this video is poor, I added captions to the video, and put the Summary above the video in the blog …

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

I would like to talk a little about the energy of the human heart. I was just sitting here thinking about it. I will try to repeat what I was thinking …

THE HUMAN HEART
A poem by Alice B. Clagett
9 May 2015

The human heart,
it’s not like in the pictures …

It’s more like the wind.

It’s like when the sun rises, and the sun sets.
Or the moon rises, and the moon sets …
and sometimes waxes, and sometimes wanes.

It’s like birth …
and death and rebirth …
and death and rebirth …
and death.

It’s like that.

It moves in and out
and as it moves in and out,
as we feel it moving in and out,

it organizes
and crystallizes
the energy of all the other chakras….

The action of the mind,
which ceaselessly divides,
and labels and classifies,
and judges,
and criticizes …

like a tide of water in a bay,
it rolls over all that,
smoothes it out,
makes it just one small part
of all that we are

and as the heart’s energy
rolls outward in every direction
it smoothes out all the energy
of the vital body

leaving us with
that tide
that pull
that glad return
that joyous surge
of being

VIDEO BY ALICE

……….

Alice B. Clagett


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Love by the Ounce . a prose poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 24 February 2013

  • LOVE BY THE OUNCE, a Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem about love …

LOVE BY THE OUNCE
A Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett
24 February 2013

We sell our selves down the river by the ounce, not by the pound,
As politicians sell the common good to special interest groups.
Little by little. Principle by principle. Love by tiny hopeful love.
Like a baby crying for its mother
Like a viola longing for a bow
Like the self, fabricating other
As the still stream dreams the raging torrent
As Earth longs for the presence of her children
Like grace, never ending, never known

Image: “Redbud in Bloom, Angeles Crest,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Redbud in Bloom, Angeles Crest,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

–from Link: “Love by the Ounce,” a Prose Poem by Alice B. Clagett, written in 2015; published on 24 February 2013 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5vN ..

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Alice B. Clagett


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