Friday, March 24, 2017

Dancing the Paradigm

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As the planets shift their orbits
in the heavens,

a time of change on earth arrives.

Thought:
what would happen if we
expanded our perspective
wide enough to change,
not just a relationship,
a circumstance, a limitation,
but the entire paradigm -
if we breathed an evolution, a revolution,
an expansive flowering
of every good intention,
transforming them to action,
a New Way a-borning?

What would happen if we:
bought no plastic,
watched and participated in no violence,
ate no trauma from factory farms,
nurtured our children well,
believed - truly believed - in Joy?
recycled, reused, reduced,
rejected excess, embraced simplicity,
and loved ourselves and our neighbour?

Solstice wish:
May we trip the light fantastic,
prancing and cavorting
like giddy reindeer
under a waning polar moon,
conga into April sunshine with hopeful feathers
all aloft and glistening,
caper into the dawn, vibrant and smiling
and never so alive!

Come spring, I shall pull on the moss
like socks,
and tiptoe through the forest
like a sprite.
I will dip a tip-toe
into the Pond of Peace,
and set my dreams alight
with the shine of sunset
beside the western sea.

Never before,
has there been
such a springtime of Possibility
as now I see.


from spring, 2014, which I will share with the Poetry Pantry at Poets United, where it is Possible to find some very fine reading with your coffee on a Sunday morning. Smiles.


33 comments:

  1. Remember your own words, "a spring of Possibility". I have seen it. People working hard so that man and nature might see a better tomorrow.

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  2. Oh that your words would come to pass, Sherry. we definitely do need a new perspective! A transformation. For a while now we have been heading down the wrong path. Time to turn around.

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  3. Oh, what a wonderful prospect! Your poem is infectious with joy; may it all come to pass!

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  4. This is my new favorite of yours, Sherry!
    " . . . an evolution, a revolution,
    an expansive flowering
    of every good intention,
    . . . action,
    a New Way a-borning?"

    Yes. yes, yes! "I will dip a tip-toe
    into the Pond of Peace,
    and set my dreams alight."

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  5. How fervently I want to keep my faith on this 'springtime of Possibility'...love 'a New Way a-borning'...

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  6. pull on the moss like socks... i only need lines like this to truly believe in joy!! Wow!

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  7. Sherry, what a radical poem, to share, during these times, of political darkness and despair. May the light shine through this.

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  8. OK let's do it but we have to make a profit out of it within 5 years at most so we can invest that money in some other scheme that could double or more that in another five. Sadly the preservation of the planet is the last thing investors need while they can make huge profits while creating waste and affecting the survival of much of nature, the planet and ourselves as well.

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  9. Sherry, this is such an incredibly joyful and hopeful piece! I love your wording here, especially phrases like, "May we trip the light fantastic" and "dip a tip-toe into the Pond of Peace"--such stellar writing :-)

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  10. Beautiful writing. The springtime of possibility may have passed for themoment but it will return someday
    soon ,I hope.

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  11. Such an inspiring and uplifting poem. Loved reading it, Sherry :)

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous write Sherry❤️sigh especially adore; "May we trip the light fantastic, prancing and cavorting like giddy reindeer under a waning polar moon, conga into April sunshine with hopeful feathers all aloft and glistening, caper into the dawn, vibrant and smiling and never so alive!"❤️

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  13. Some wonderful images here. I mainly love the one of putting on the moss like socks!

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  14. 2014 was a much better year for optimism, but even in 2017, we can pull from the joy and faith found in this piece, and maybe start some of the changes called for here.

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  15. For the first part of my life, I lived the what ifs of your 3rd paragraph. Sometimes I am apalled at our excesses now, and long for that simple life. Great read!

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  16. This is a fine receipe for peace. Thank you. Great for every ordinary day ,not just on special occasions.

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  17. The spring time is full of possibilities indeed and changing our perspective and realigning our actions for the welfare of the planet we call home and each other can bring wondrous changes. It's a thoughtful wish and a lovely prayer. :-)
    -HA

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  18. Oh, Sherry! How grand, indeed, it would be to be able to breathe "an evolution, a revolution/an expansive flowering" as one. The things we would be able to balance, to revive... Glorious!

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  19. The image of the moss as socks is so uplifting... and really want me to do my best to try.

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  20. Come spring, I shall pull on the moss
    like socks..

    I'd like a pair of moss socks! I wish you a most happy Spring (from my Autumn end of the world).

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  21. Sherry I'm so glad you posted this oldie but goody. It is truly beautiful in its words, its prayerful wish and its fantastic vision. Oh, let us have faith that change, good change is not only possible but real. I so much enjoyed this poem Sherry.

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  22. Wonderful! Brimming with life-affirming joy. You plant a seed of resolve that: we can do better!

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  23. That's the Spirit! Nice reminder.
    ZQ

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  24. I love, love, love the image of moss on the feet as socks!

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  25. "Come Spring, I shall pull on the moss" group of lines worked beautifully to me, Sherry. What a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  26. This is beautiful Sherry. So glad you shared it. I love the thought of tip toeing through the moss and so much more. Beautiful piece...bkm

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  27. Wow!!!

    "Come spring, I shall pull on the moss
    like socks,
    and tiptoe through the forest
    like a sprite.
    I will dip a tip-toe
    into the Pond of Peace,
    and set my dreams alight
    with the shine of sunset
    beside the western sea."

    This is such a beautiful verse

    Happy Sunday

    Much love...

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  28. Full of positivity, nice read here Sherry.

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  29. What fun! Let the cavorting begin. The orbit of the planets also reassure me that cycles come around and nothing stays the same. Life is like the weather.

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  30. " "Come spring, I shall pull on the moss
    like socks,
    and tiptoe through the forest
    like a sprite.
    I will dip a tip-toe
    into the Pond of Peace,
    and set my dreams alight"...Fascinating and deeply riveting....taking a holistic look at one's linkage with spring and nature!Every word is breathing within me....How lovely!!

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  31. Oh, THIS:
    "Come spring, I shall pull on the moss
    like socks"

    YES.

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  32. It would be amazing! All I see is people arguing and fighting. Nature is still my best friend and will always hold my heart in it's leaves gently.

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