~ Thursday Thoughts ~ Haiku ~ Caligula is Caligula ~

8/3/17

flops mount guilt glows

firings and sidetracking swell

coil of truth tightens

 

8/4/17

when matters big-time

his fingerprints everywhere

(eager conniver)

 

hoodwinks through it all

every day cutting-edge lies

his sole strategy

 

8/7/17

his own TV news

blueprint of propaganda

‘our taxes at work’

 

8/9/17

two daily dossier

specially selected snips

(not quite top secret)

 

folders filled with praise

fawning tweets – upbeat headlines

‘All Things Admiring’

 

any piece of dreck

acclaiming his worthiness —

his leader-like looks

 

hog-trough delivered

appetite appeased for now

ego gorge goes on

 

8/10/17

two hundred two days

fifty spent at golf courses

(such a heavy lift)

 

8/12/17 —  8/13/17

profane ignorance

invades — torches Charlottesville

more poison hatching

 

his base shows their face

shameless-evil resurrects

feels free to spill blood

 

devoid of ethics

unwilling to offend base

he blames ‘many sides’

 

8/15/17

lazy-brained impulse

indelible imprint burned

in stark black and white

 

molten-melting-pot

alive we turn to face you

and you have no clothes.

 

 

 

 

 

no mea culpa

utters cold passionless speech

pure duplicity

 

8/16/17

moral order dead

after years wilting on vine

leadership bankrupt

 

anxious and empty

his ruse as leader now sealed

we yearn for release

 

poison is hatching

independent counsel M

extracts from the muck

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ “A Little Ball of Rock and Sea and Sand” ~ WPC: Elements ~

In 1962, Malvina Reynolds wrote this poem which Pete Seeger put to song. I listened to it often when I was in high school on his LP album God Bless The Grass.  Seems apropos to offer her thoughts today — as an affirmation — we’ve been here before.

“From way up here the earth looks very small,
It’s just a little ball of rock and sea and sand,
No bigger than my hand.

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“From way up here the earth looks very small,
They shouldn’t fight at all
Down there, upon that little sphere.

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“Their time is short, a life is just a day,
You’d think they’d find a way.

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“You’d think they’d get along
And fill their sunlit days with song.

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“From way up here the earth looks very small,
It’s just a little ball,
So small, so beautiful and clear.

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“Their time is short, a life is just a day,
Must be a better way,
To use the time that runs
Among the distant suns.

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“From way up here the earth is very small,
It’s just a little ball,
So small, so beautiful and dear.”

Written by Malvina Reynolds, set to music by Pete Seeger ©1962, renewed 1990.

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~ Beach Impressions ~

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Long Beach, Washington  USA

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

 

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~ The Beauty of Aged Wood ~ WPC: Textures ~

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Wood is my totem. I love touching it, carving it, warming my home with it, nurturing and admiring it as it grows — and — yes, I’m a tree hugger!

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~ Carolyn’s Tiny Roses ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

My dear neighbor, Carolyn has a lovely bed of mini-roses. As a thank you for a neighborhood party I hosted on Saturday, she brought me this sweet posy.

For more flower arrangement and gardening inspiration please visit Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden

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