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Archive for January, 2019

Quoted in the Grove:
My art is not limited to the songs I create but also to the reaction it creates. I like to sit back and look at the whole thing as if it’s a tornado that I’m controlling. It’s creating chaos. When you create chaos, ideas are turned upside down, and everybody looks at things in a different way.
~Marilyn Manson

Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.
~Tom Barrett

Beethoven’s music tends to move from chaos to order, as if order were an imperative of human existence.
~Daniel Barenboim

EndQuote:
We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
~M C Escher

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Prewritten Exercise for Thurs 01/17:  catalyst,  floor

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Posted from the Grove

True Romance: Three Times Goodbye

Yesterday, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died.
She simply said, “I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often.”

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Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds later, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.

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Today, after I watched my dog get hit by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. Just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.

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~Dust:  Hum — a saccharine mini-movie   (7:44)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmBbhVHaVsg

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Definitions for Better Business: Distinguishing Differences
https://qz.com/work/1225213/the-difference-between-a-snafu-a-shitshow-and-a-clusterfuck/

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:  capsize, bristle
~BarTalk:
Nativity

Family pooch and the parrot stare
Bristling hope at the sight they share
Birth of a promise, history unfurled
A cat-sized bundle to capsize a world
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Show Biz

Mister N. Tipathy
Loved Sara N. Dipity
Missed her clever levity
Wanted costume brevity
Let Ms Zipity do da dance
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Preach It

Go fetch Daddy’s bristle brush
Good for beating bad-kid tush
Tho a belt might do as well
T’would capsize faith and lead to hell
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Com·pat·riot

American Ego was an Eagle once
From intrepid to insipid histrionics
Capsized truth and fat-sized greed
Merged to fill an Ego’s need
Economic muscle and technical gristle
Yet borders bristle with pylon missiles
The peace between sown with thistles
Volcanoes erupt just like this’ll
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5-7-5 x 3

lightning bristled skies
ocean swells threaten capsize
rains to drown a fish
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bristle with caution
timid treatment of treason
capsized a nation
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Had a recent trim?
A bris’ll change your cap size
Helmet Head Condoms

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Quoted in the Grove:
You can make anything by writing.
~C S Lewis

If this typewriter can’t do it, then f*** it, it can’t be done.
~Tom Robbins

How can a novelist achieve atonement when, with her absolute power of deciding outcomes, she is also God? There is no one, no entity or higher form that she can appeal to, or be reconciled with, or that can forgive her. There is nothing outside her.
~Ian McEwan

EndQuote:
Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it’s just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it.
~David Sedaris

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Prewritten Exercise (Thurs 01.10) is: bristle, capsize

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Posted from the Grove

25 Words About Words
http://mentalfloss.com/article/58561/25-words-other-words

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@Writers Platform

Prewritten:   renegade, cardboard

~BarTalk
The Surprise of Doors

Doors unlabeled and doors unlocked
Mundane doors to scenes that shock
She was beauty fresh as air, unadorned
As bare of wear as her moment born

Traitorous blood, renegade heart
Cardboard knees quake, breath won’t start
Decorum states, tho not written law
I beg pardon, avert my gaze and withdraw

My eyes lock up, refuse and stay
She most kind does not wave my gaze away
She stands full splendor and does not move
No need to woo me because she did not shoo me
Now we celebrate ten years late and still in love
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Memorials

Renegade and the rebel
The apostate who abandons
And a needful resistance
Cast iron or cut marble
Cardboard cover of books
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Trespass

Post a card, board a train
Spread the word-a warning
Children-a gay door waits
That opens to curiosity
Disaster and new worlds

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5-7-5 x 4

renegade music
charred black cardboard poster reads
Stravinsky was here
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confines of marriage
paper promise, walls of cardboard
renegade yearnings
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renegade mountains
drink the sky piss out rivers
grow trees for cardboard
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ban cardboard toe tags
treat the renegade organ
with love and a pill

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