Favorite Lines Of Poets, Writers, Leaders, Masters, Saints 1 to 866



editor  Saiom Shriver


I look forward to the day when animals will run if they have legs, swim if they have fins, fly if they have wings. -Grethen Wyler-


(re rolling dice) Each die marches to the beat of a different drummer -Jan Freundschuh-


There are no saints, only the untempted Nellie Marshall Bertsch


I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary. Margaret Atwood


For the first time I see an image of my brokenness Utterly worthy of love ...And I finally see myself Through the eyes of no one else It's so exhausting on this silver screen Where I play the role of anyone but me ...Now I only want what's real To let my heart feel what it feels Gold, silver, or bronze hold no value here Where work and rest are equally revered

by Ryan O'Neal songwriter and composer

from Sleeping At Last Three ... the 19th of 25 poems

in the Atlas Two series


All the poetry of Kabir


The entire poem High Flight by John Gillespie Magee

(If anyone wants his lines removed, message me)  (Many are poets on allpoetry.com)  (The order has no significance)

When the mind is open and awake   then do the take
to fill the spaces in between the dreamer and his dream  -Sarah Pere-
Forgiveness is a game only saints play. -Kabir-
Those who ask for love in return are coolies demanding wages. -Saint of Shirdi-
All beings are beautiful seen through eyes of love. -Sathya Sai Baba-
To a former foe:  Now I see you as a pure rushing fountain, adorned only by your own sweet splashes.  -Jan Freundschuh-
It was such a glorious morning, the sun had awakened the world. The birds were doing their preening and flowers were all unfurled.- Angels Whispers-
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. -Jesus-
The branch need not ask support from the vine. (paraphrased) -God Calling-
Even as a river demands its own course   -blacktealeaves-
Machine change: The typewriter sound of a chicken pecking for corn was exchanged for the submachine gun on the keypad.  -DPB-
Squirrels tunnel under the snow and climb up the birdfeeder.-N Lynch-
Polished pebble tide toned, rounded, priceless gem, physique homespun,
  each as sand ends, bright dreams grounded in oblivion undone.   -poster-
The penitent man brushes his teeth with the stem cells of young boys; -bobbedford-
i have the heart of a lion, which beats upon drums of hope -isa augustine-
Ten years ago...hurt you planted..growing in my heart... I reap ever -Venugopal-
Cupid takes aim today Eventually seeking the hardest heart -afireinthisheart-
Again and again she strikes against the door.Her small body holding the pain.
Again, she flutters against the door. The door which kept her from the outside world,
Her beauty restricted. She hits again, The cold metal feels warm against her wings. -Trizu-
dusk's soft shadows gild the shore. Mezmerized, I feel woven into the ambers and orchids
  now crossing the deepening blues.-Janigma-
I envy eagles as they soar in freedom up the swelling sky --like a symphony's exalting score,
each rising note takes wing -- to fly. and ... as the pounding echoes die, the music of englobing spheres
limns raindrops, while the Angels cry through veils of evanescent tears. -ecrivain01-
Oh Lord Your world was beautiful today... suspended in hues of opal and gray..  in waves of light ascending bar by bar passing even the brightest stars    -Mary Cowell-   (paraphrased by scribe's memory)
The sound of her fading heels mocking my hearts song.-Jacob Zomberg-
You are gone; all we were echoes down an unknown well. -Lilac Moon-
Not knowing he would make the sacrifice  And join those "honored dead" that they laid there.  -c73bethany-
I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.-Pablo Neruda-
For every thorn, there needs a rose  -Meat Is Murder- of AP
The ocean pulls us into embraces we would Spurn.   -Slanfia-
feet rooted, fingers run; -Ms Daydream-
His impatience is like a river uninhibited by the stalwart rocks -mmdimartino-
my smile was triumph's arch. -Kevin-
When she fluttered those big brown eyes, It sent my heart a flutter,
And sent my pure and noble thoughts, Go crashing in the gutter   -mywife-
a trout leaps high– below him, in the river bottom clouds flow by
  -Onitsura-, as translated by Harold G. Henderson and Reginald H. Blyth, respectively;
trying to distil sun and moon  -Nilav-
A drop of yellow, into the sky's wishing well -purplegown-
I believe in my angels whom I affectionately call my shadows -iMtherain-
I stand here tall, brave and strong, and protect you from the sun. I only ask for water,
  Before the day is done. -kymee-
sweet talk grows barbs  -blackpooljimmy-
the lazy stream trickles from pebbly shadows in drowsy whispers -just mercedes-
I often stand in his valley; waiting, And when he throws his first encroaching
shadows into the meadows, I walk his peak.-Macsword-
'somebody who would rule our hearts'-Anamolus-
Love was a snowflake for him. Pretty, cold and temporary in the making. -Poetic Xscape-
Kashmir is montcrowned, lakegarlanded, and flowershod  Paramahansa Yogananda in Autobiography of a Yogi
What power had I before I learned to yield. Shatter me great wind. I shall possess the field.
        Richard Wilbur speaking of a ripe milkweed seed in Two Voices In A Meadow
And still after all this time, the sun has never said to the earth 'you owe me'.Look what happens with love like that.
   It lights up the sky.   -Rumi-
 The force that through the green fuse drives the flower     -Dylan Thomas-
 *He that slayeth an ox is as he that slayeth a man -Isaiah-*  Isaiah
   Love is more powerful than lover for love is not bound by form    -Baba Hari Das-
   One does not have enough data to assign value to any action   Starseed Transmissions
Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists    -Course In Miracles-
   I bear the scar of Dionysius' bite    -Scott Zinsky-
   Dandelions... they must be God's favorite flower for He plants them everywhere. -James M Grubb-
   Lady Conductor: She raised her baton, and Beethoven... answered.  -John C Lehman Jr.-
   Do not go into the mirror house. Only the simple light of truth will get you through. -Donald William Wilson-
  How swiftly the Mogami flows, gathering all the rains of June.   -Basho-
  St Francis said to the almond tree "speak to me of love" and the almond tree blossomed.    -Nicholas Kazantzakis-
  He is a heavy eater of beef. Methinks it doth harm to his wit.   -William Shakespeare-  in Twelfth Night
 Korea after the war was the land of the morning calm, afternoon demonsration and nightsoil.   -L M Bertsch-
 *Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself  -Bible-
 Its aroma always pierces me with Cupid’s older brother’s shaft.  -Harriet T Watt- in Irish Spring 
 Stillness only  for outside the beehive    inside buzzes...  -John Durgavich- in haiku [beehive]
   Thou has ordained a psalm in the beak of the nightingale..-Anguh George Charisma- in A Song Of Praise
  You are the bite of heaven nipping at the nape of moonlit alabaster swallowed whole
        in naked touch    -Joshua Smith- of Australia in the poem Home
   (words) AS....IF they were bubbles, popping as they rise, rise from the depths of the sea.
         David W Brown in The Telltale Tongue
   Somnambulant shadows under moonlit skies...castaway's drunken delirium
       misty morning's stare sunrise.  Tanya Campos-Gracia in Song of the Ocean
   Moon evolves into sun.    -Yehoshua Aryeh Sapir-  in Ships At Night
   Ferris’s giant wheel circling the stars  -Carly Pop- in A Muse Meant Only
   If time was a clock with hands That I could turn at will
        CoralHail in Time
   poems are to wash some pain inside  -Manali Abd- in Claude Monet
   forgetting she is smoke gathering moon-ash,  -Mandolyn- in Vis-A-Vis
   ends   s     t     r     e     t     c     h  meet!   -Olivia L- in Ends
   Hope sparks in the mind, but flames in the heart.  -Cheryl Wilcox- in Sparks
   can't touch the rivers  we made them roads
       is-not-was in  can't touch the rivers  we made them roads
   Yet I'm forever chasing after stars; Those immeasurable heights I've been told I cannot meet.
       Conor Darragh in Propane Heart
   fire frost and stars in jars on the shelf  -Tommy Ohalloran in Haunted-
   Give me your hand  Place it on my heart Who knows what comes next  I have unwrapped myself
       With a single touch      -Annie Kirby- in A Single Touch
   If ever once you were to see me as a flower; in the winter snow I am defrocked, -Jerry Desbrow in Bouquet-
   You remain immortal In a wound that never heals.    -Inquilaab- in Septicemia
   This mind, a portal of paradox, where the key is subterfuge and the beauty heavy with emotion,           
     it opens and the words tumble into infinity.  Black Narcissus (Ivan Galliver) in Sweet Paradox
   Oh that's right, it's love that's eating you whole. You are losing all control. 
     -Madison Doyle- in The Other Mistress
freedom to live and die without paying god his ransom  his temple needs
a carpet so weave one -Ski The Deep- in "Stench"
  the whole universe surrenders to a still mind  -Justin Ward Kelly- in {the whole}
  I listen to your cold heart with the stethoscope, I hear the ice cracking and I know there is hope.
      -Shelley W Williams- in Inside A Cold Heart
  Between dwellings, figure so true With simple heart in love tattooed 'Tammy Grover' in Lover's Moon
  We are the gambler's coin, airborne.   -David Jones- in The Tide
  Slowly the music it fades Ushering me to that place in my dreams where he waits.
      -Cassandra Volney- in Nocture-Sweet Lullaby
*85     'into a mind of poetic thought i peek I watch as it organizes pain into words'

      -Robert Anthony Maguire- (FrogAngel2) in I See The Real You
  A sun is rising awakening my senses  A moon, now hiding
       -Tanya Campos-Gracia- in A Sun Is
  I am but a rough hewed man a fact which all around me know who needs a gentle soul like you
      to be my snow     -Stan Holliday- in Cover Me
  Marching to death with smile Because today gave herself away
      -Dustin Baker- in Blossom
   I am amazed by the celestial confetti that is you and I.  'Cosmic Ballet- (Brady) in the poem "Amazed By"
   bloom of september.... after push of mother's womb... holds me -- heart to heart  -Malabu- in 'bloom of September'
  In the freezing weather, crows with their claws can perch in the trees, but seagulls have webbed feet.   - J.E.C.-
  Krishna was conceived in the womb of Devaki as purely and mysteriously as the rising moon in the East
        captures the rays of the setting sun in the West.    -Srila Prahhupada-
   Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself  -Bible-
  God has placed a no fishing sign in His deep waters  -Maria S C-
A man's heart saddened is a poet's heart gladdened  -Michael Wilson of Vsdc-
Oh cities roar and drown all rhythm with their blare,
learn nothing from the dance above, nor from the rock below. -Susanne Donoghue- in Resurrection
Sudden snowfall   little blue violet  holds a snowflake.  - Jeff Swan- in Haiku 149
Others  because you did not keep That deep-sworn vow have been friends of mine;  Yet
always when I look death in the face, When I clamber to the heights of sleep, Or when
I grow excited with wine, Suddenly I meet your face. -W B Yeats- A Deepsworn Vow
I guide his (Buddha's) hand into the butchered hole in the middle of my chest. He
caresses my still beating heart I can feel his enlightenment He chokes me to death
with his love.  -Lenny Gazbowski- in Beautifully Murdered By Buddha
Of course true love is always shared in joys for lovers never read each other wrong;
true love is held aloft as altar boys would carry holy vessels through the throng.
And love is never weary, never flags, is bright as popcorn, glowing as a morn;   -Ilona Grieland- (Babe) in True Love [a sonnetina*]
*101 Admiring the beauties or your mind I became aware you were all heart by D E Stevens (Langhorne) in I Love You Because
dawn mist embraces   lone tree below harvest moon -  grass whispers autumn  -Glenn Allen Carrico- (CrowWhisperer)  in Dawn Mist Embraces
Blue crane necking under the equinox moon   rite of spring -Cliff Lindemann- (Cuul)
Chittering doves explode from green bush - peace resumes  -Ron Olin- (Corvino) in haiku [chittering doves]
Let us vigil into the barren earth to heal the wounds of barbed souls,
reunite the unrequite mending fragments into wholes.   -S Grafio- in Love's Labor Found
Silver needlefish    dart from cormorant shadows  summer will begin  -Dan Tompsett- (owlcrkbrg) Spring Cormorants
It's a grand night for singing. The moon is flying high. And somewhere a bird Who is bound he'll be heard Is throwing his heart at the sky'  -Oscar Hammerstein- in State Fair

*108  The beach at Sanibel.... an Arlington cemetery of shells   -J B O-

*109  Do you seek to vent or to persuade?   -E K B-

*110  neighbor repairs rotted fence  hammers   we remain divided  -Pauljg- in [ku n+72]

*111  vestigial snow   brown grass dreaming green -Mary Lou Healy- (mlou) in Haiku From A Window

*112  two doves in the blue spruce   unexpected snowfall -DianeAH- in The Last

*113  nestled in my core,  wingless, she hums a nocturne, I shied from singing. -Anand Pisharody- in A Cuckoo In My Ticker

*114  Wretched heart, distraught, redesigned emotions, signed etched, sketched twin lips taut. -Jonathan Robin- in Haiku Distraught

*115 My sister drives so slowly that on her car the bugs are on the rear windshield. -L M Bertsch Jr-

*116 I walk the path I chose Dreaming of the one I didn't  -Rach-  in Lonely

*117  Waves and stonewall met with force are made to sing when they collide.A sound perceived be warning, chorus boast of oceans pride.  -Ron Bell- in Bipolar Seaside Stroller

*118  Villainize no one.  -J E C-

*119   I ran my normal jog today Upon a crossing breeze This peace of Wind stopped on a dime -Thomas Carney- in A Poem about Faith called [The Wind]

*120  she is the sweetness of green tea cooling in a pitcher...the manic beauty of the hummingbird evading my lens;    still, she is that single raindrop finding my lashes,
the ensuing blink,    -Hugh Lemma- in April

*121 pray thee, dear boy,  that I find some solace in knowing
that sweetness of your smiling face, that expired desire in your eyes, -Jaye- in S.O.S.

*122  My memory's not doing to well but my forgettery is working fine. -Irma Mason-
*123  wounded muses speaking from crippled tongues  ski_the_deep   in the poem Nest

*124 The whiskered black velvety catfish danced around my ankles in their own choreographed movements.   -M K Josh-

*125  White ridged waves roll    ozone seaweed scented air    steam rises from  pools                  Babbling Brookes   Andrew of Allpoetry.com in Haiku 10

*127  this winter's dawn  there are only outlines in the mist
things that were plain to see before I fell in love -Claire Rosilda- in Winter Dawn

*128  Once you awaken you will have no interest in judging those who sleep. -James Blanchard-

*129 Your heart must become a sea of Love, your mind... a river of detachment  -Sri Chinmoy-

*130  A bird does not sing because he has an answer. He sings because he has a song. -Chinese proverb-

*131*  Child: Mommy why is snow white
Mommy: Sweetheart so you can see it at night     Leah Slagle in "Why Mommy"

*132* 'If she was a student in this 365 day syllabus And i the 12 month principal,
I would unremorsefully expel her from this month of April'   GLBlunderbuss in Battling Liver  Cancer

*133*  Dark bellied clouds ...Fitting into each other like lovers...They bring promises of rain
But only promises Their constant grumbling without reason Soon to move toward unknown places . . .  David Ellsworth (Expatriate) in Lamentation

*134*  celestial soul moving  spinning words all around Nina ballerina... paper poised  pen on point   Merlinspielin in Poetic Pirouette

*135*   when your hate blasts through the house I dip my pen in this word vial...strike the page with misery and anger... no longer me  by Bennett Rader in o.h.i. (65/100) in 5 lines

*136* there’s an unheard melody    in the streams of gutter  Ravi in Between Parallels

*137* Neptune's hand reaches up from the deep, He commands the waves calm, they obey and they weep.   Lady A in The Storm (Dedicated to Keith)

*138 love in dreadful disguise....With our feathers tied up with threads,
Of custom, of democracy and dope.  by Arun Kumar Ch in Free

*139 'Those deep blue eyes, like a whirlpool drowning me in its depths'  by Amber Skye Rivers in the poem Rejected By You

*140 The conscience is the oracle of God     edited by Jo Petty

*141    I’m sinking to the bottom To a place that can’t be found
You trapped my voice above the waves So the ocean lets me drown   by Naomi Gruber in Near The Sea 

*142 I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.  Edmund North screenwriter or Dorothy B Hughes author from the film In A Lonely Place

*143  And the darkness is as smoke that curls around her
And her movement is as colours to dissolve that darkness
And her wake is a trail of a thousand sunsets;       C.K. Nahhas   in  She walks in Beauty, my Nocturne

*144 Whispers work Long as fallen syllables  Fail to do their jobs,  Yet here we are!
Take me, please On your journey  Michael  (Poemedic) in So Now We Meet

*145 Follow your dreams. They know the way.     by Kobi Yamada

*146 Apples are crisp tasty and sweet but original sin can not be beat  DeborahLee in Apples

*147 When crossroads loom, it is merely a next step, not a wrong turn  -Louis Weber-

*148  Let you sleep not, though summer is the language of men   -John Anderson-

*149  Carry me past tomorrow   be my passion, be my wind,  -Desert Sun-

*150* Kill not the moth nor butterfly,  For the Last Judgment draweth nigh.  -William Blake- in Auguries of Innocence

*151* I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,...     When he beats his bars and he would be free; It is ...But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings-- I know why the caged bird sings!   -Paul Laurence Dunbar- in Sympathy

*152  Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light   -Matthew Arnold- in Dover Beach

*153 The stars that nature hung in heaven and filled their lamps with everlasting oil give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.  -John Milton-

*154  Beyond smog missed light  filters through despite mist fog, setting dreams alight  -Jonathan Robin- in Beyond Smog

*155 I tattooed your name on my heart You only wrote yours in pen by Lydia (Wiggers)

*156 Love has no labels    Lorenia Martin

*157 I was there at your birth And I gave you my earth, As I'd done for your mother Before you.  Such a beautiful girl, You at once were my world; Not a moment I do not adore you.                       -Luke Haymons- in Cutie Born

*158 My pen makes me think as I wish  by N K Sran in My Pen

*159 Those who are used to a cage will weep for a cage  by  Yevgeny Yevtushenko reported in
an American newsweekly after he visited a concentration camp for mink

*160  The directions on getting out of the box of life are on the outside of the box of life..  -A T Alishtari-

*161  Love arrives on tiptoe and bangs the door when it leaves   -Robert Lembke-

*162    Some snakes, Serpentine, slithering slender sliders slinking slowly sideways seeking safety   by T Richard Colledge        in Snakes- A Sight Poem!!!

*163  "Grey sky of winter    Clouds erupt into snowflakes   Silver linings fall
by Awakening Giant on this site

*164  Joy B Grape: (If so, God) you made your earth. Now lie in it.

*165  Turn your love from a noun to a verb.    -Buckminster Fuller-

*166  Beggars' blood has saved the lives of the wealthy.   -Hari Pani, MD-

*167 I named him not Christopher but Christ-of-fur   -Ted Zagar-

*168  Barter: New wedding dress for gun   -Dan Tompsett- in 6-Word Story

*169  Reality is a lightning bolt in an otherwise flawless landscape -Catharina Edin-

*170 At the base of the eyelash live invisible mites. Ask not what your mite can do for you but what you can do for your mite. And remember mite makes right.

*171 (Fear is)  like a bank of low dark clouds that seem to be a solid wall before the sun. Its impenetrable appearance is wholly an illusion. It gives way softly to the mountain tops that rise above it, and has no power at all to hold back anyone willing to climb above it and see the sun. It is not strong enough to stop a button's fall, nor hold a feather. -Course In Miracles- transcribed by Helen Schucman from an inner voice

*172  The most ancient travelers of the Himalayas are the clouds which roll gently from the Bay of Bengal. Rising from the ocean, these monsoon clouds travel toward the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, hug them, and return roaring to the plains, laden with pure snowy waters."  -Swami Rama- in the book Living With The Himalayan Masters

*173  (When I traveled with him) at first I thought he was helping me out of the box. And then I realized there is no box at all.    -Hannah C Marshall-

*174  My twin was first my wombmate and then my roommate... and someday she'll be my tommate   -Clara Taipale

*175  A new secretary... the sound on the typewriter of a chicken pecking for corn was replaced by the sound of a submachine gun  -DPB-

*176  My God is the God of the least, the last, the lost.   -MSC-

*177  Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark  -Rabindranath Tagore-

*178  The mind creates the abyss. The heart crosses it.   -Nisargadatta Maharaj-  (book I Am That is free online)

*179  That's Mount Olive Cemetery, where the olives are buried (before they are resurrected as olive trees).  -Joseph Coleman-

*180 *180 My candle burns at both ends  It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light."   Edna St Vincent Millay

*181 Give up the control mode.  Don't be a beaver damming up the river of life but let it flow.   -Hari Pani-

*182 Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of earth.        Emily Dickinson

*183  There is a communion beyond communication    -FD-

*184 While pensive poets painful vigils keep - Sleepless themselves to give their readers sleep  -Alexander Pope-

*185 And lips say "God be pitiful" who ne'er said "God be praised" -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

*186  Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be,  The last of life, for which the first was made   -Robert Browning-

*187 Which is worse.. the wolf who without a worry eats the lamb.. or the wolf who cries while eating the lamb?    Leo Tolstoy   paraphrased

*188 Nothing binds you except your thoughts. Nothing limits you except your fears. Nothing controls you except your beliefs.  -Marianne Williamson-

*189 I've made so many movies playing a hooker that they don't pay me anymore. They leave it on the dresser.  -Shirley MacLaine-

*190 Seek joy in the saddest places. Pursue beauty to its lair.  -Arundhati Roy-

*191 Anyone can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count the apples in a seed  -Robert Schuller-

*192   (Yogananda says his guru has only once told him he loved Yogananda. Sri Yukteswar replies: ) Yogananda, must I bring out into the cold realms of speech the warm sentiments best guarded by the wordless heart?... I have found my son. Yogananda, I love you always.”  -Sri Yukteswar in Autobiography Of A Yogi-

*193 Walk as if you are kissing the earth with every step.  -Thich Nhat Hanh-

*194  You make me me.  -Ashley Sanford-

*195  The angels keep their ancient places--Turn but a stone and start a wing! 'Tis ye, 'tis your estrangèd faces, That miss the many-splendored thing.  Francis Thompson in The Kingdom of God 

*196 Love is nature's way of giving A reason to be living The golden crown that makes a man a king  Once on a high and windy hill In the morning mist Two lovers kissed And the world stood still Then your fingers touched My silent heart and taught it how to sing  Paul Francis Webster's song Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

*197 When I control my mind I feel confined    -Sara McArthur- in the poem Insanity

*198 Our consciousness is revealed to ourselves, our unconscious feelings to others.           N Marshall Bertsch

*199  (After hearing of her lover's death in a war zone)  He is dead by his love letters will come one by one.... I will not burn them but if I had they would have a beautiful glow (paraphrased)  by Han Suyin, author of the book which became the movie Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

*200  through the blizzard\ he was asked his thoughts- change the channel  by John Johsnon (Bilfrost) in Thought... The Blizzard-

*201 Choking on the truth and swallowing the lies'  Brandon Herron in Questions and Answers

*202 full moon her shadow slides over my bed     silver moon flashes
slipping, sliding  between sheets I feel electric by Timeteller in the haiku Cat Moon

*203   In a station of the metro...The apparition  of these faces   in the crowd:
Petals  on a wet, black bough.  Ezra Pound  in In A Station Of The Metro  (this writer is not familiar with Pound's Judeophobic political views)

*204  her greenhouse   16 plants  she knows by name  Ryan Shuman

*205 Just why DO I believe there's a master of the maelstrom: a maker of the atom?  -Esther- in Why Indeed?

*206 always questioning why we leave the porch light on,
and we reply, “so the gods can find their way home.   by Sarah Perrote in Romance

*207 All the growing plants Rejoice in falling rain But roots of the lilac Call the sun's name by Justin Montoya in the poem Lilac

*208   Each tree grows alone, murmurs alone, thinks alone   Willa Cather in The Song Of the Lark

*209  The hidden arrow in my heart plucked out... the anguish of my loss... all gone                  Therigatha in Oubbiri

*210  Every lover alone with his beloved and here I am alone with Thee    Rabi'a

*211 Hate is the easy way out   Love is the easy way in by Nanette in Hate And Love

*212  Humor is sometimes born in a dark place. Many comedians are depressed. Laughter is our way of walking to the light.   Howie Mandel paraphrased

*213 You sold me a fairy-tale  ...too bad I didn't pay in beans.   by Shenanigan

*214 I've danced with darkness. And know his every single step;  Juddbryll in Shades Of Sorrow

*215   I... chased infinity, fulfilling destiny  Hector Hubert Altamirano

*216   blank page, the poet's stage    Lee (Ichi-Finga) in Yes

*217  dreams of thee, and gracious thrones resided Until the night’s ordaining stars align:
   Adam-Ondi-Ahman in Forgive Me A Sonnet

*218 Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.  -Albert Einstein-

*219  My soul's black and White...An illuminated Canvas
On which Certain Individuals are allowed to Bleed.  Melancholia in the poem Bleed

*220   Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.    -Mark Twain-

*221 make your life the point of light that will attract all the things that will make you
live it whole  and free.  Dele Bartholomew in words waiting for the ears

*222 He dreams that he is walking in a park, as misted veils of dawn replace the dark,
and standing by the placid sapphire pools, the ebon trees are wreathed with flaming jewels by Lisa La Grange in Tranquil Burn

*223 I see music as fluid architecture   -Joni Mitchell-

*224  Echoss of a rose   by Rosslyn  (Roziemai)

*225 Bombing aqua drops wage war against panes. We dance to it's rhythm
as fierce claps roar.    Chris Wass

*226 coloring my world  yesterday's oranges wait  for the moody blues  -Jim Baruffi-

*227 Someone is always someone else's light. For the world to be a little more better ...for our future.. Shine Bright. -Laurelle Ashley-

*228 poetry is the come on line of the  agoraphobic extrovert  by Dana Jon St. Mary in What Poetry Is #5

*229 (Love) Its vibes that scribe their signature on hearts.   V J Kohli in Love Just Happens

*230 The trees thrash in rage As the clouds weep in sorrow; The sun hides in fear. by Naku Kibu in Tears

*231 More alike than we realise yet weaponising our differences for blame and advantage.    Armanax in The Tiresome Human Difference Engine

*232  He was born in Incontinence, Indiana  -Christopher Moore-

*233 The cutesy commercials promoting eating more chicken, better burgers, the extreme naïveté of people saying animals don't know anything, and the children raised thinking beef and chicken is something that just comes in plastic bags all conspire to separate our children from the empathy they would recognize if they were given a knife and had to slaughter their own meat.   -Michael Davenport in an AP Review

*234 You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should Max Ehrmann in Desiderata

*235  the jingling sound of bells coming from the bulls near the wells   Priyanka Kumawat in   Rainy Season

*237  'The rain sprinkles on that memory.  -Charles Rothenay- in I Let Her Go

*238 afternoon clouds disappear in infinite blueI change my mind  Paul Geiger in Afternoon Clouds

*239 So this is I see as the next stage of evolution:  Humanity beginning to link together  Physically, mentally, and spiritually.  -Adham Shaikh-

*240 Teach only love for that is what you are.  -Helen Schucman-

*241 “Do you know what hurts so very much? It's love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.” Corrie ten Boom, in The Hiding Place

*242 Listen to the stars as they sing of the east  Melanie Bikowski in Honey I Love you

*243 Together we lit the candles of love   Arjun Sasi in A Love Lost

*244  Her exterior environment is disordered but her mind is ordered. -M A Wyatt-

*245 Children by nature are opposed to violence and murder. Please stop feeding it to them -video called WTF by Illuminate Experience-

-246 We are the living graves of murdered beasts Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites
We never pause to wonder at our feasts If animals, like men, can possibly have rights -George Bernard Shaw-

*247  The flames reflect in my eyes\ Until they turn to smoke   by Phoenix -Fflying  Claire

*248 Oh the Merchants of Death are arriving today. Their reasons are many but death is their pay. Is this person unwanted, unloved, or untimely? Is his sex incorrect or his I.Q. not finally Just what it should be?-Jean M Merson- in The Merchants Of Death

*249 a woman is not a pear tree thrusting her fruit into mindless fecundity into the world.  -Marge Piercy-

*250  "Red velvet room, red velvet room, rolls me in its mouth and swallows me to sleep"  by Barbara Feldon (Agent 99 in tv show Get Smart...  she recited her poem in a talk show)

*251 Don't expect a sapling of 1 year to be as strong as a tree of 9 years. -Ross Chalfant S- about a second marriage after 1st wife's death.

*252 Into dawn I give myself     willingly my head falls off -
I think, perhaps I should have learned to sew.   -Starbeam Prophet-

*253 Warming sun shines on the floor
flakes dance with shadows
faster than the verse could guess  -Checker Gemstone- in Haiku About Counting Snowflakes

*254 The lotus....A sailing ship that shall never sink, Floating like a silky feather  -Geeta R Menon- in the poem "The Lotus"

*255  Behind every great fortune there is a crime.  -Balzac-

*256   a porcupine falls on her head - acupuncture    -RiAnne Hawley-

*257 At the base of the eyelash lives an invisible mite. Ask not what your mite can do for you but what you can do for your mite. And remember... mite makes right.

*258 I have a destiny. My heart's its keep.  -Prete-

*259 Oh Master, grant that I may never seek, So much to be consoled as to console,
To be understood, as to understand, To be loved, as to love with all my soul Make me a channel of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love, Where there is injury, Your pardon Lord, And where there's doubt, true faith in You  -Francis of Assisi-

*260  On proletariat carrion, opportunists dine -Francis Vaughan in the poem Resignation

*261 Refracting sunlight  Arches raining down with gold  Storms might rambles on  by Thom Keenan in 575 Drops

*262  In response to pain, expand rather than contract  (paraphrased)    Thaddeus Golas in The Lazy Man's Guide To Enlightenment

*263   We're not paying this bill, we thought birds were free  by Cassandra Volney in The Misunderstanding

*264 You may have a heart of gold but so does a hardboiled egg stolen from his mother  -unknown-

*265 The tangerine twilight sits snugly on my red-brick balcony,   As the last crow upstages the hooting pigeons with a powerful cacophony. The purple evening trickles down soundless and slow, Peering at the kids playing cricket on the streets below...  by Paramita Roy in Impressions On An Evening

*266  Like vestal virgins on parade In gowns of ancient white
The lilies wait in regal stance On stems of green delight
with curlicues of satin sheen Exposing inner glow
Of golden beam that radiates Like butter in a flow.  by Alf Collier in Balletic Beauties

*267 The sun loved the moon so much he died every night to let her breathe   unknown author

*268 Born Antipodes   Innocent meets Stygian. Forbidden Love Leads to Oblivion  by Tina King in Forbidden

*269  At times it overwhelms and beats us down
As we fight against the current of river time by Roscoe McBride in Shrouded

*270   I discover tolerance, In your deep,mysterious silence.   by Ramya Mudumba in Your Silence

*271 Some consider meat as an abomination but don't think twice about killing a bug! -Justin Montoya-

*272 The echo of my own voice is not a relationship with humanity. I must escape the canyon that is my mind  -Gwyn- in Forget

*273  I will take my life into my hands. And I will use it. I will win the worship in their eyes. And I will lose it  Jimmy Webb lyricist for MacArthur Park

*274  I don't need you, For me to be me.  Zach (Purple Yeti) in Stronger Alone

*275 'She followed a light That shone in the sky Too bright to be caught By a colourless night' in Love is Sweet Chaos by Chazkitchen

*276 Curt Steiner (said the man had) “dissonance,” , that..., like a jazz musician, he will riff in a way that seems discordant but somehow resonates on a deeper level.  Matt Bai

*277 Does color paint the blind man's eyes?   Vivus Atramento

*278 My words and woes, hast thou yet heard? Or have mine prayers been since interred?       Sam Hacrim in Write of Passage

*279 'Horizon all around is spinning stars, I pluck the silver moon out of the sky to trace across your skin, healing your scars and kiss the spark returning in your eye.'     Venu Gopal

*280  she holds onto   a spitting image  of inflated love sonnets. by HippyAdam in the poem Agony Sheltered

*281  One would rather sit in a wooden pew than make a difference in the world that lies beyond the church. by Ashley in Pick Up Your Wings So Others May Follow

*282 And, as the fireplace unfolds its story with the flames acting out the scenes, in marvelous precision they weave an enchanted web….a net of dreams  by Snodeel in Fireglow

*283  You can't put a star in a mason jar.   Richard Schwartz in the poem Lightning Bug

*284  Dreams pass, through the looking glass  hoping, we'll meet again.
by Annette James

*285  'to closely curl my tokens cover each scarlet letter,  by Kevin Watt

*286  old elephant cow walks to the graveyard  long road to freedom by Cliff Lindemann  in Long road to Freedom

*287  a snake's message in dirt road  the crossing   James W. McRight Jr.in Haiku #430

*288 into her ear he whispers her name   by-Banana-Jo-  in  she calls his name

*289  so gentle, almost tentative like being tasted by butterflies   extraordinary, he thought
this is what love is. Jack Tomkovick in his mystically titled poem Melting Point of Love

*290 The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. -Jacques Cousteau

*291  The ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away. –Sarah Kay

*292 the keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams  Henry David Thoreau (vegans don't believe in stealing honey from bees)

*293 Tears of joy are like the summer raindrops pierced by sunbeams     Hosea Ballou

*294  In  the harmonic song of shadow.. in the shrouded song of cloud  by NiklussX in Last Will and Testament

*295  the sun   sits in moon's theater    a star shines   by Susan E Pennycuff in The Sun

*296 So to victimize you first de-humanise Through stereo-type and blatant lies The media you monopolise So they become part of the disguise    Peter Burnell in The Game Of War

*297 In your final passing,beyond even where you have been- Have you unscrewed the unscrutable? Has the lid been unhinged?   by Typo in the poem Ken Kesey

*298  Alas a fallen angel simply slips into the night. by Carollynn Woodward in the poem Slip Into The Night

*299   And the strings sang to the notes on her fingersAll by Fleeting Ripples  in She's My Music →

*300  The Clock whispers to the air, As if secrets were friends soon to be Lovers they discover a relationship.  Anthony J. Nacke

*301  I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.  -E E Cummings-

*302 Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.  -Robert Frost-

*303 Suspicionn is a heavy armor and with its weight impedes more than it protects  -Robert Burns-

*304 Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I... but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.   Christina Rossetti

*305 Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones  -Margaret Atwood-

*306 “What if the mightiest word is love, love beyond marital, filial, national. Love that casts a widening pool of light   Elizabeth Alexander

*307  We must be prepared to make the same heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war.   Albert Einstein

*308 Yoko couldn't rock and roll and I couldn't avant garde. What we have in common is love and from that comes peace.   -John Lennon-

*309 a and b You will not be punished for your anger. You will be punished by your anger.

All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life.
See yourself in others Then whom can you hurt? -Buddha-

*310  Sex is the most cruel weapon of all.  Neal Purvis and Robert Wade in The World Is Not Enough

*311 Peering at your Unawares If only for a stolen Moment of an Unshared stare. by Scrap metal in A.M Coffee

*312  There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  Edith Wharton

*313: “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”   Nelson Mandela

*314  Hours and wishes and trysts less than the shadows of clouds on grass    Carol Ann Duffy

*315 'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land, Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too: Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
-Phyllis Wheatley'

*316 even a notary would notarize our bed as you knead me and I rise like bread.  Anne Sexton  in Song For A Lady

*317  Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud     Maya Angelou

*318  With so many priorities to juggle This morning I had a real struggle I thought (with a smirk) Do I go to work, Or do I just stay here and snuggle?  R. Mark Vincent's poem Conundrum

*319 Sad and alone in the deep blue sea only a shell whispers to thee  Darlene Daire in Cries For Love

*320 winds whisper secrets for ears to hear,   plants tell us stories
for souls to know    Karen L.G. Eisenlord

*321  You never walked..  It was more the curve of the Earth found a mooring
in the shape of your foot      Ruairi in Vanessa Explained

*322  A rising tide lifts all boats, but not all have boats.   Phyllis, a Creole group coordinator

*323  I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars    Walt Whitman

*324 When you write you lay out a line of words.  (It) is a miner's pick, a woodcarver's gouge, a surgeon's probe. You wield it and it digs a path you follow.  Annie Dillard in A Writer's Life

*325 People change and forget to tell each other.  Lillian Hellman

*326 It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.   Shirley MacLaine

*327   I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because... it always coincides with their own desires.   Susan B Anthony

*328 You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace. Geraldine Ferraro

*329 “their hearts grew cold  they let their wings down”  Sappho

*330 The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive. -Betty Friedan-

*331 (The Mississippi) The river is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable....Keeping his seasons and rages, destroyer, ...waiting, watching and waiting.  -T S Eliot- in The Dry Salvages (This writer is not familiar with Eliot's Judeophobic poems)

*332 water drumroll please  soapy clothing is washing   riveting machine  R C Cohn

*333  Dance your anger and your joys dance the guns to silence. Dance Dance  -Ken Saro-Wiwa-

*334 Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. -Dr Martin Luther King-

*335 Both parties are war parties. Let's face it. The military industrial complex controls both parties.   -Dr Ron Paul-

*336  War is politically profitable, financially profitable, morally depraved.  -Dennis Kucinich-

*337  "Thou shalt not kill" is not asterisked with exceptions.  -Governor Jesse Ventura

*338  What bright spark  came up with the idea   of being, me? -James Lang Smith- in Big Bang

*339 Bring the mantis home some flowers And wait to be devoured  -Amory McKeever- in Love's That way

*340 Standing on my self, The world nothing but clouds. A ripple in my refection,
Making me but a shadow.    -M M Parker- in Me In The Clouds

*341  Reflections in a mud puddle  -Dory Previn-

*342 Though man created cross-town traffic, The Daily Mirror, News and Graphic,
The pastoral fight and fighting pastor, And Queen Marie and Lady Astor,
He hails himself with drum and fife And bullies lower forms of life.  -Ogden Nash-

*343 I've never been able to push the clouds away by myself. Help me please  -Rod McKuen-

*344 Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness That most frightens us.  -Marianne Williamson- in A Return To Love

*345 If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. When you judge another, you do not define him. You, define yourself.  -Wayne Dyer-

*346 Whatever relationships you have attracted into your life at this moment are precisely the relationships you need at this moment.  -Deepak Chopra-

*347  Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success   -Vanessa Redgrave-

*348 angelic showtime...wing tips stir blue clouds...hear toe taps on mist...heavenly presence ...eternal light show     -Mary-Carol Belling-  in Angelic Showtime

*349 We are sunflowers in the field Swaying to the breath Of the earth...We're born to glide
On the wings and the winds Of turtle doves and butterflies. -Ladi Snyode- in Born To Glide

*350 Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he can rob the world. -unknown-

*351 Oh how I once loved tuna salad Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too   'Til I stopped and looked at dinner From the dinner's point of view.  -Shel Silverstein- in Point of View

*352 Souls never die. All things change. Nothing perishes. As a wax is stamped with
certain figures, then melted, then stamped anew with others. So the soul is always
the same, yet wears at different times, different forms.  -Pythagoras-

*353 Now laughing friends deride Tears I cannot hide So I smile and say When a lovely flame dies, smoke gets in your eyes  -Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach- in Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.

*354 stale bread    free lunch   seagulls   -Jim Baruffi- in Stale Bread

*355 Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds... I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
-John Gillespie Magee, Jr.- in High Flight

*356 The rocky tips of snowcapped mountains ringed the lake like a crown -James Petterson-

*357 Every egg is an average 32 hours of jail for a chicken, 250 to 300 mg of cholesterol, 120 gallons of production water.  Art Margolis:

*358 For many years, I thought a poem was a whisper overheard, not an aria heard.  -Rita Dove-

*359  The pieces I am.... she gathers them and gives them back to me in all the right order  -Tony Morrison-

*360 America's mighty lakes and star crowned mountains..but... with the waters of her noblest rivers, the tears of my brethren are borne to the ocean, disregarded and forgotten, and that her most fertile fields drink daily of the warm blood of my outraged sisters

*361 The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.  W E B DuBois

*362  As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.  -Nelson Mandela-

*363 The bird of our country is a debilitated chicken, disguised in eagle feathers. -George Templeton Strong-  (poster doesn't agree with the apotheosis of carnivorous eagles but likes his writing)

*364 'I admire your naive mind The love you fail to hide Behind those indigo eyes
Longing to create, to find your purpose As it slowly bubbles to the surface.'   in Inner Child by Eva Palhazi

*365 It's a wonder that the song you sing doesn't shatter the pen I use  to transcribe your score         Kaitlyn Beausoleil in It's A Wonder

*366 Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the Word  Mark Stevens in Morning Has Broken

*367 Fears of never having felt your kiss brand my heart  Derek Hubbard in Unspoken Tenderness

*368 There’s a place at journey’s end I shall dock on tranquil water  -Howard Manser- in Pelican Bay

*369  (paraphrased) Thousands of Matthew Brady's Civil War glass negative plates ended up as window glass. Through them the sun gradually faded the images of war.  Rick Burns

*370 She had such a cozy home. I just wanted to curl up and crayon with her. -K L R-

*371  First man to die for the flag we.. hold high.. was a black man. The ground where we stand With the flag held in ... hand... was the red man's  Guide of a ship on the first Columbus trip was a brown man  The railroads for trains Came on tracking that was laid.. by the yellow man    -Stevie Wonder- in Black Man

*372   Hail the Magna Carta, freedom's foundation... wrested from King John, annulled by the Pope   -Jim Dunlap- in Magna Carta

*373 The bruises fade away But the pain forever stays    -Kaziya Martin-

*374  Night of dripping stars   -Scott Waters-

*375 Whenever the US has bombed a secular dictator, radical Islam has gotten stronger.   Senator Rand Paul, eye surgeon, activist for peace

*376  People are more than the worst thing they have ever done in their lives.... There are spaces of sorrow only God can touch  -Sister Helen Prejean-

*377  I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ ―Anaïs Nin-

*378  Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. -Voltaire-

*379 In the lonely beauty of a single flower Surrendering unto landscape’s mirage
Decanting words worth heavenly song Upon chalices of sweetened deliverance
Dazzling nature by her purest reflection.  -Duncan Brown- in William Wordsworth

*380 The problems of your past are none of my business. Those of your future are my privilege. Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, Stephen Thompson in Sherlock

*381 If you ask me to follow, I'll go where you lead. If there's aught that you want, you know I'll accede. I'll give it quite freely, there's no need to cajole.
And Darling without you, I'm never quite whole. -Roseblue- in Someone Like You

*382 One must be extreme to reach the Supreme   -Maurice Frydman- (translated Marathi into English)

*383 We're all just walking each other home.   -Ram Dass-

*384 If slaughterhouses had walls, everyone would be a vegetarian -Arthur Conan Doyle-

*385  at lilac time, obscurity basks in red brick alleys. mist and rain roam free,
 lilac sideroads and lanes    forget our faces, untrace our steps. Joe Slotnick in October

*386  'The dying sun...A pallet laden with bright orange, umber and bloody pink  Spread thickly across a threadbare canvas of cloud and haze.. It expires and leaves only tattered grey mourning shrouds To dress the darkening sky.'  -Roseblue- in The Dying Sun

*387 I'm the happy ending without the forever after  Drashawn Unique in Ripped Picture

*388 The light over the horizon as you get the first glance
Of your personal forever    Gabriael in Hello

*389 Though April showers may come your way, They bring the flowers that bloom in May.
So if it's raining, have no regrets, Because it isn't raining rain, you know, (It's raining violets,) And where you see clouds upon the hills, You soon will see crowds of daffodils,
-Louis Silvers- in April Showers

*390 Birds singing in the dark  —Rainy dawn.   Jack Kerouac (a haiku)

*391 Those who never judge have no need of forgiving  -John Joseph Price-

*392  Pornography is violent. Violence is pornographic  -Sue V-

*393  he repaired her wings, he rebuilt her dreams,
he stood by her tears, he calmed her screams Biajayalaxmi13 in Her Gentleman

*394 The rich and poor are equally free to sleep under the bridge at night -Victor Hugo-

*395  The road by which one reaches the mountain
will likely run through a valley.   by Little Cicero in Also Not a Poem

*396 Don't focus on being rejected. Focus on having been selected. (re upset at being adopted)  by Walter Isaacson, biographer or Alan Sorkin, screenwriter in the book and movie Steve Jobs

*397 It is so easy to shoot in the heat of fear, anger or depression.  -Rob Schenk paraphrased-

*398  If one is used to a cage, he will weep for a cage   -Yevgeny Yevtushenko- after visiting a mink concentration camp  in the West

*399  She lives the spirit she cannot write  -Oscar Wilde-

*400   "I'll believe that corporations are people when Texas executes one." Student of Dr Young, NPR guest:

*401 I had some dreams. They were clouds in my coffee.  -Carly Simon-

*402 "The mother seeds no fault in any of her children'  Jillellamudi Amma

*403 . (re the United States) Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.  -President John Quincy Adams-

*404 My emotions scattered so   like self dispersed seeds   by Mingi Nyathi in In Memoriam

*405 Deals under a hundred mil are for shoe clerks   by The Hunt Brothers, silver speculators

*406 Who has bathed me in colors? colors in all vividness  in perfect symphony of shades and lights! I take off on the wings of a rainbow  -Sadeka Chowdhury-  Hues of love

*407 Tears are words the heart cannot express Gin Tilou in the poem Time

*408 I am a poet in deeds, not often in words. ~  Ian Fleming

*409 I lost silvery metal to fairy tales song   -Turquoise-

*410 The smell of cut grass A man inhales a cigarette
The motionless mower.  -Dabid Mellor- in "Some Three Liners...."

*411 The Truth Is Not Libelous   by US Court of Appeals 5th Circuit  (when Amarillo Texas cattlemen sued Oprah Winfrey and Howard Lyman of madcowboy.com for speaking of many unreported cases of Mad Cow in the US)

*412 On stage, a delicate frame    sways and tilts to urge love’s lonely song
to resonate through her,    to be echoed in the darkness    by the mighty orchestral heart of another.  in the poem Sing To A Dark Heart   by Bentley

*413  Nigella spreads like lunatics  in between the hens 'n' chicks
A scarlet tea rose standing tall   above the creeping Jennys sprawl.  in the poem Flowers by Taiglum

*414 I dove  Heart first  Into a sea of oblivion.  by Alicia Taylor in Witness

*415 Siblings of the moon, Children of Earth   by Tina King in Sunrise Musings

*416  'full moon shadows the horizon,igniting silver light unto forest floors'  by HippyAdam in the poem Night's Disengagement Part Two

*417 Darling or should I say darkling You know the might you have
by Oel-Abigail in Oh Darling 

*418  Today I stare at those who refuse to be looked down upon. I approach those who demand distance.I speak freely to those who wish me silent. Today I look your pride in the eye, and tell him he failed. by Matthew Loveland in Feeling Big

*419  I am his money and I want to be spent.....I am a telephone, and I have been rung  by Carlotta Montre in Dangerous Safety 

*420   a bird huddled branch of sunset swaying inside a song of wind
jby oe machetto (Mrlucky82951) in the poem observation

*421 now, the Word will flow, softening, warming, that flame opens the rose
inside your chest.  -Conscious One- in Open Sesame

*422  Flowers always smell sweeter When they’re dying   Brandi Booth in Down On The Seashore

*423  He held her like a seashell and listened to her heart     -unknown-

*424 but the sea   the sea...where'd so much grief come from  so much joy
lost in translation  by Doug Mills (powerfrog) in the poem Tears

*425 others ...watch the Pacific plant heavy kisses on the beach    by Ralfkay

*426 Can we show Shakespeare’s tatter-torn pages of reference,
Blake’s bloodshot eyes of burnt candlewax hours ?
ears of deafness listening through Beethoven's feet?   -Goddo F- in the poem Poet

*427 When you learn to love hell you will be in heaven..... (we are wired to contract but instead) expand in response to pain.  by Thaddeus Golas in The Lazy Man's Guide To Enlightenment and other writings

*428  Birds in hundreds fly    Long journey to keep them warm  One straggling behind  by Nicole Alexander in Trying To Keep Up

*429  sparrowhawk soars  on the lookout for prey  a feather falls by Paddy Knight (wordknight) in haiku #5

*430  camp robbers playing noisy hopscotch on picnic tables     by Penelope Allen in a bird haiku contest

*431 falling leaves ---the funeral cortege stops as ducks cross a road   by Boris J (Waterfall) in the poem Falling Leaves

*432  I heard the flowers whisper behind the garden gate about how scandalous the Sun
had been to Earth of late. He'd burnt her dainty edges and warmed her vast blue seas
while courting dusky kisses from Moon, just as you please!  by Virgnia Archer in I Heard The Flowers Whisper

*433  a beating end of branch and whipped leaves that with impact surprisingly pour scent by Joseph P Urban (darkrati) in the poem A Window Away

*434 'When Apollo falls to the earth Artemis shines through the darkness  by Treven Barnard (Elmer Skye) in [ I saw the morning sun ]

*435 A nose ring A nun with a gun. Holy smoke!  Stephen Wilson-F in A Deadly Habit

*436 The full moon ....completely reflected in a dewdrop  by Espanolito in Dewdrop

*437 saw a finely wrought angel/ blowing a trumpet/ into demons' ear by Andrea (birdy-fly-birdie- in kitty ku #11

*438 How doth the tree tango with the youthful winds:   by Anguh George Charisma in
"Ode to Green culture"

*439 I look in alarm and see the horde shed Christ's blood without surcease
and I sit quiet and close my Sword, am I, my soul, at peace?  by George Meikle in Peace

Earth my body, water my blood, air my breath, and fire my spirit.  posted by Alter Nathan

*441 May to you life always speak and the wind always write.   Grace   pen name Timid and Broken

*442  Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.  -Anais Nin-

*443 Nature is the glass reflecting God, as by the sea reflected is the sun, too glorious to be gazed on in his own sphere.  B. Young

*444  All is a riddle, and the key to a riddle...is another riddle.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

*445  Electricity loud thunderclaps, storm clouds cry  a young maple dies  Mel Patterson

*446 Immersed in solitude The young maiden of my heart, dusts off the mirror of time,
strives to reveal her long lost beloved.  -Sadeka Afrose-

*447  I am leaving you   for better or for worse   even though you are my favorite setting sun  by Aldo Moreno (Ammptwenty) in Goodbye

*448 Bite marks are love notes written in flesh   Connor Addams in the poem Bite Marks

*449 (paraphrased)  Trains, tired beats, pull into the station for rest and food. -James Patterson-

*450  In places where living is hell, Theocracies often excel In judging what's evil With rules so medieval, They smash up the Liberty Bel by Doctor Z   Robert Zawalski,   in Thank God for Separation!

*451 When opposition to the war has reached critical mass, the banksters and other imperialists arrange a black op designed to demonize the enemy of the month. -Raymond Lee Fulkerson-

*452 The story was long over And what remained were Just a few torn pages of my diary Some unfinished poems And your initials on my guitar...
   by Rupam (MirageHunter) in Remnants

*453  smoke deadens the scent of flowers...The smoke curls to the sky opalescent against the black ....moon against clouds'  by jecchivers

*454  On a clear day How it will astound you That the glow of your being Outshines every star  Your love is so strong it pulls flowers out of the ground  .....by Alan Jay Lerner in "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever"

*455  At the edge of the land and the sea Where the white and the azure meet,
The waves of the warm Gulf waters Break softly across my feet.
And the cry of the gulls is a song And the pipers a right for a wrong!  by John Fazio in the poem Seaside. He also wrote the book The Decapitation of the Union

*456 My brain was pillaged violently and thoughts are strewn across the floor   by Shalkan in Words

*457 In 2004, the FBI designated the animal rights and environmental movements the leading domestic terror threats in the country, despite the fact that neither of these movements have ever physically injured a single person ever in this country  -Ryan Shapiro-  most prolific Freedom of Information activist

*458 The fragile bloom of  young love   trembles beneath the wind of  timeless desire

distilled down through the ancient night    bringing memories   again catching fire
   by David Wetzel in Shelter them

*459  Sail over, Sai lover, sail over  .... the sea of samsar   by P F (Philip) Sloan

*460  Arthur's Seat hidden  Long climb to windy peak   but Edinburgh unfurled by Tony Crowther in Arthur's Seat Hidden

*461 Climb The Heart Of The One Who Is Higher by Aryaankazmi66 in It's Okay My Pleasure

*462 The winds of earth are old and sane But tell me, tell me when you know —
What happens to a hurricane That hasn’t any place to go? (in reference to the pain of a wife's death) David Hertz in the movie Daisy Kenyon

*463  Seeds adrift on water coalesce: fueled by affinity, they form a community....Algae in the swell fluorescing, ospreys on a rock face nestling, children tumbling and wrestling, matter moves to matter. Michael Coy (Michael64) in Kindly Inclining

*464 (Humans)  go into a sterile market and we only see the finished product.. keeping our conscience clean and away from some of what ends up on our tables got there through such brutality.  -Patricia Yaeger Hauge-

*465 remember praise must be...love given forward, far into destiny.  by Jonathan Lenox in Gandhi Smiles

*466  flowers wilt away    and great trees will lose their leaves but seeds of weeds stay by William Zichko in Practical Plants

*467 I believed you carved the stars for me I refused to share them, even with you
I allowed you the moon, only in eclipse You took my universe with you when you left  by VictoriaFeathers in Forgive Me

*468 It is the power The power of ONE It is time to do something  you have not done  by Autumn Marie (bottumnz) in The Power Of one

*469  With women poets we look at or into, but not up at, sacred things; we unlearn submission.  -Alicia Ostriker-

*470 As during summer midges swarm   To beat their wings against a flame
Out in the yard the snowflakes swarmed   To beat against the window pane  by Boris Pasternak in Winter Night

*471  Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.  by Jane Taylor in The Star

*472 The clouds rush dark and wild They fleck with shade our mountain heights
The same as long ago And on the horizon rest at last In looming masses piled;
While moonbeams flash and fly so fast We scarce can say they smiled -  by Emily Jane Bronte in Come Walk With Me

*473 I don't understand ....why I still carry your heavy heart around.  -Suzanne- (Thewayofspeaking) in "I Don't Know"

*474   I was in Miami... the tides came in and ocean fish were swimming in the streets. -Al Gore-  (NPR interview on sea levels rising from climate change)

*475 Painting my nightmares pink  Coloring my past with a poetic ink   by Thandekile (Pethronela) in Pretty Smile

*476 Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we shall make him run. by Katherine68 in Just Two Pilgrims Left

*477 Sometimes he leads.. I follow, willing shadow, eager to explore the dark, hollow
hallway of his inspirations; by Becki Friend in Mirror Reflections

*478  Music is the language spoken by the angels    by Armyeagle47 in Angelic Language

*479  Melted all my armor,To fill cracks in my heart.by Kathryn Ramirez (River Serene) in Raven's Release

*480 It's silent and sterile without  your beautiful messes  by IvoryLies in the poem Home

*481 tell them we are whispered prayers.....the breath of God
a crown of fushia flowers encircling Aunty Mary’s white sea foam hair    by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner\ in the poem Tell Them

*482  hypnotizing darkness   a phrase by Ormwendy in 'Tormented Soul"

*483  Incinerated my wings in a beautiful flame;  my feathers grew once again,
in the burgundy sunset I fly away with the migrating geese.  -Andrea Holmes (BlueLupine)-  in Valkyrie

*484  Those with more power should listen more and talk less. Those with less power should talk more.  It is those on the bottom and not those at the top who have the answers. -Gloria Steinem- on the Tavis Smiley Show

*485 We loved the stars too loudly to be fearful of the night  -Galileo Galilei-

*486 an exploring firefly, shatters the darkness,   by Guruommm7

*487  Translucent rays   Kiss between canopies     Ranchit Bansai in Silent Tunes

*488 .'Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame'...  Hannah Snesh..

*489  Time flies over us but leaves its shadow behind   -Nathaniel Hawthorne-

*490 Things are slow, little stars glow, on the roof of sky at bedtime,
Time's beautiful art form, Heart is so bright and warm, like castle of the sunbeams in wintertime.   by N K Sran  in Castle of Sunbeams

*491 Alone, I am eternity.  Together, We make time. -Nick Olas- in On Beingness

*492 Trying not to break the trust. By confusing love with lust  -Damon Miles- in Still Maturing

*493 Smile with me for i am happy  by Funkekeme Akposey in The Goodnight Letter

*494 The past and future dancing together entwined like lovers forever by Sealife in Time-er

*495 One cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.” -Richard Francis Burton-

*496  The ocean asks for nothing but those who stand by her shores gradually attune themselves to her rhythm      Charles Dickens in David Copperfield.

*497 My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.   Henry W Longfellow

*498 He ranted his disgust mile after mile ...My complaining reflected
Where to bandage My impotent nodding  -Benjamin Moon-

*499 (re death) when the opportunity to hate
is taken away  We suddenly remember our ability to love.'  -Tina King- in Tick Tock

*500 you were never meant to play the part of someone I could love       you were an under-study;  a backup for lonely  nights    -Megan Taylor- in Love Song

*501  When you dress in suede or leather, Or some fancy fur or feather,
Do you stop and wonder whether, For a fad, You have killed some beast or other, And you’re wearing someone’s brother, -Leslie Bricusse- in Dr Dollitle song "Like Animals"

*502 We do not meet    shall not twine our words
       in the swirls and knots of conversation by Adrian (afxb) in "Cut Up"

*503  'these wise fungi offer olfactory oratories that tell the oldest of their legends
and their history's best stories'  by Venerableloki6 in the poem Sagan Prime

*504 Hearts pierced forever, blood is temporary by Guy Mearns (Forever Lucid) in Scarred

*505 know this in your heart this dark place none can see,
is where freed to roam I'm somewhere finding me.   Texasbay

*506 The aromatic steam of the chimneys, Always rises up in the air to tell and please
by Alaa Elgadi in I Like Cypriots

*507 The teacher stands for as long as possible, the students sit and protest by TrigLib in Timetables

*508  Every moment we deal with the intersection of the now and forever  .... Judging is a barrier to love.  -Maria Popova- paraphrased (Tom Ashbrook's On Point on WBUR)

*509  James Baldwin's poems should rather be called direct injections  Caller Stan on Tom Ashbrook's On Point on WBUR)

*510 “Too often we honor swagger and bluster and wielders of force; too often we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives on the shattered dreams of others.”   US Attorney General Robert F Kennedy

*511 I wore tank tops So that it would be impossible To wear my heart upon my sleeve   by Sarah Violet in Cliche

512 The past and future dancing together entwined like lovers forever by Sealife in Time-er

513 Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.   Nothing touches a work of art so little as words of criticism   -Rainer Maria Rilke-

*514  No man can have a harlot for a lover nor stay in bed forever with a lie.  He must rise up and face the morning sky and himself, in the mirror of his lover’s eye -James Baldwin-

*515  lullaby tho' baby's gone the cradle rocks a barren song  by Patti Smith in The Sheep Lady From Algiers

*516  I had to get my Marble Comics superhero sippy cup  -Steve D-

*517 Heavy lids  Shadow tired eyes From the light of the moon.  -Rosie  (SubtleWolf)

*518 I laughed. I cried. I lost 15 pounds reading this book.  Stephen Colbert paraphrased

*519 Birdwatchers say that candidate is a member of the rednecked blunatic species.  Guest on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me Jan 9 2016

*520  Sunshine in your eyes soon will be over your shoulders -John Hardesty- in Moments

*521 Amongst my closest allies are a rascal raccoon clan,
and the matriarch -- named “Betty” -- is indeed my biggest fan
I’ve helped her raise her sweet cute little furry litter of four,
since time of their birth, as babysitter, and sometimes even more  -Mick Donovan-

*522 Judy Garland: Every time she sings, she dies a little, because she gives 100%. (paraphrased)  -Frank Sinatra-

*523 M Benninger: Bert Bacharach walks with music in his steps.

*524 Beyond the forest there would be, swans on water gliding free.  Peter Martin in Beyond the View

*525 'I lost myself and battled a shadow of a million puppets'  Mathewsjashun2 in Lifeless

*526 The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. -Tennessee Williams

*527 Everyone has pain. I alchemize my into art. -Truman Capote- paraphrased

*528 I will gladly accept the mantle of anger -Donald Trump-

*529 "I didn't expect a question this early on; I was going to ask you to wake me up when the time came."  Ben Carson, one of several victims of censorship by the GOP and Fox debate architects.

*530 Right now, astronomers are viewing a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of suns. At its heart is an object a little larger than 10 miles across.  -Ohio State University-

'*531 Kneal down to pray For all of them Especially in mayhem A hero of music Lost in Mustique'      -Carolyn Bayne- in Star

*532 To contemplate sleeping with someone who is married can be compared to breaking a string of pearls which fly everywhere   -R Rosoff-  paraphrased

*533 ideas are brighter than the stars...  by Saurabh Saini in Sweet Dreams

*534 If the hunted animal is not ready to die, the negativity comes through the meat and actually changes its taste. -Joseph Trenta-

*535a   A crow's feathers Breathe on my hairs  by Loli (Leila) in Mirage   b. your palm lines getting tied with mine by Loli in A Little Touch

*536 Beyond paper and metal wealth travels uphill   Divine Rebel in Beyond Paper and Metal

*537  I am taking the rudder and oars from my boat, and surrendering to the Divine Wind's guidance.    -Hari Pani-

*538  My mind forever a cobweb, is hooked onto my senses and the bruised dangling spider within is me.  guruommm7 in Gods In My Backyard

*539 My mind composed poetry And my heart answered in verse   Millie Hughes in The Language I Speak

*540  If any question why we died Tell them because our fathers lied.  -Rudyard Kipling poem on the death of his son in war, a war into which his son was pressured by him.

*541 Unseen they suffer ~ Unheard they cry ~ In agony they linger ~ In loneliness they die
(author unknown to poster)   a poem about laboratory animals

*542  gargoyles quiver as rain, funneled, erupts from Notre Dame's stone faces. Almost enough by Strangerspoke in From The Subway at Quai de Montebello, Paris

*543 Einstien thinks of a perfectly round totally tranquil pond of water worth the reflection of Adonis... he thinks of a stone... river smooth and in his hand as he stands on the shore... waiting to throw the stone  E A Abernathy in... the intermultiversal rulebook for skipping stones

*544  Bioluminescence is living light  -Heidi Sosik and Doake Johnsen-

*545 Your exquisite curves--attract straight lines of desire.  -NineJan94- in College Physics, In Her Room

*546  the 'past' and 'future' ... grand impostors. -Kurt Philip Behm-

*547 (Love) Curse making you feel blessed Naboth Ncube in Love Defined

*548  I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.” ― Clarence Darrow, The Story of My Life

*549 A flower knows when its butterfly will return,
and if the moon walks out, the sky will understand;
but now it hurts, to watch you leave so soon,
when I don’t know, if you will ever come back. ― Sanober Khan

*550 Beauty is framed in space.   Anne Morrow Lindbergh author of Gift From The Sea

*551 We live our whole lives thinking there's plenty of time to be mad at someone.
But when the opportunity to hate is taken away We suddenly remember our ability to love. -Tina King- in Tick Tock

*552 slipping past history between; in spite of, into the future that becomes us -Annette45

*553  Oh Lord, your world wasbeautiful today, suspended in shades of opal and gray... Its beauty rose in octaves bar by bar...wave after wave rising to the stars - Mary Cowell-  (this is imperfectly paraphrased by poster from memory) (Mary wrote poetry for a Sacred Heart and other magazines.. this poster hopes to find more of her poems)

*554 Wars were written From behind closed curtains, Free from classroom walls.
Honor the dead. They, like us, Have holes to feed. by Kenneth (Fluff) in Presidents day

*555  "Thou shalt not kill applies equally to the guilty and innocent." -Pope Francis

*556 How calmly does the olive branch observe the sky begin to blanch  Tennessee Williams in Night of the Iguana

*557 Deb's husband:  When you fast, do it slowly

*558 'respect you father even your mother..because they sacrifice their present for your future...'  Saurabhsaini in Big Heart Of A Father

*559  Be careful how you act .. you may be the only scripture someone will know today -Fred Volpert-

*560 O the mind, mind has mountains; cliffs of fall  Frightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed. Hold them cheap May who ne'er hung there. Nor does long our small Durance deal with that steep or deep. -Gerard Manley Hopkins-  in Mind Has Mountains

*561 Soft sounds of the night set your heart free, Warm Southern breezes remove every care. The salt marsh lies in the distance ahead, Secrets of the past trapped in her musty smell. -John Ingman- in Southern Nights

*562  I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers From the seas and the streams; I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams. From my wings are shaken the dews that wakn   The sweet buds every one,  -Percy Bysshe Shelley- in The Cloud

*563 Reaching a new height I raise my cups to touch a glow of your stars wishing
to catch some drenched light...   Hitesh C Bhakat in Drenched Light

*564 "my heart will go on"/  it is bigger and brighter/ for having loved you
Andrea (birdy-fly-birdie) in Kitty #15 says

*565 within the wave of tidal ebb and flow silver linings by Cuul (Cliff Lindemann) in
Haiku [Silver Linings]

*566 Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge. -George Gordon Byron-

*567 Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.  Samuel Taylor Coleridge

*568  It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel. -John Keats-

*569 Shadows behind the eyes, You've got to look hard, To see them clash and divide

*570 He is indeed a mystery which only brings misery.  by CLOwns in The Visitor

*571  Our bloom is gone. We are the fruit thereof.  -Wallace Stevens-

*572 “A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.”  -Randall Jarrell

*573 The apparation of these faces in the crowd, Petals on a wet black bough    -Ezra Pound- in "In A Station Of the Metro"

*574 I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  -Maya Angelou-

*575 Catch myself falling into you, too soon  LaurenLuther

*576  Two ways mirror are We. We Are The Image !
Touched Diamond, SENTHEA Marie CRoss in "Mirror Image

*577 simple fragile leaf evicted from the abode  autumn's agile wind by iammisterpoet in The  Brave Retreat

*578 'Chalk separates both sides of an alley, Providing an annex, Where Light and Darkness divorced,'   -Lex McLaughlin-

*579  I asked who my guru was and was given a vision of an empty director's chair facing the sea  -Patricia Allison Leigh-

*580 the blue edge of green  Joe Machetto in In This Fog

*581 Krishna was conceived in the womb of Devaki as the setting sun in the west imparts his rays to the rising moon in the east.  -Swami Prabhupad-

*582 Satan won't come looking like Bela Lugosi but like Lucifer, the angel of light.  -Rich Nathan-

*583 Not long ago, high in the sky, A star was born but wouldn’t shine.  Danpeters1235

*584 A door even with locks is not a wall, but has weak points.  M Hayden (who opposes FBI demands of Apple)

*585 Government censorship is covered more often than economic censorship. -Ted Rall-

*586 Your jar is full of stars No room for dreams You need a bigger butterfly Net.  -Guillermo-                 in My Love

*587 Legacy of the heart   A. E. Stephenson in Recycle Kindness

*588 'coiled curses spun in shade.' John Evans in Come Bless Me

*589 as the blue jay's song hang on our tongues like water trickling down a leaf,  by Kire Thomas  artwarrior20

*590 love is my broken shield   by alostpoet11 in Namaste

*591 A soulmate shares your passions, values, and dreams.   Christian Mingle

*592 Where there is great love there are always miracles.  -Willa Cather-

*593 I aimed for the darkest recess of my soul, somewhere down there is a temple
I forgot to tend while chasing dreams,   dying candles and wind whispers
surround my free will, caged in a moment of doubt splits me to infinity -Roland Deschain- in Barbed Wire

*594 Inner screams are the only songs you hear,
as the bottle empties before the glass.  by Mistress Magick

*595 Moon: The night's sun shines with magical rays  FredrikPayedar

*596 Grandpa  were the worms bad?  -5 year old vegetarian Naomi Earley watching her grandfather bait a hook

*597 where lion tamers roar and executives are executed by the flaming lyre of truth.
-Philip Blinko- (Resolution) in  the poem: a litany of saints and other ordinary men

*598 Have you ever heard a animal scream in pain? I have. I want to cut my ears off.  TheLaughingLily in the poem Whimpers

*599 Silently...  22  silver mists pour me slowly  Win the victory of broken dawns
         with 17 swords of bronze    by Profile Name in White Rain

*600 When everything burns in flames, Love lingers, love lingers!! -Manan Sheel-

*601  Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me"   -Francis of Assisi-

*602  Captured by his raptures acoustic music strings...... she sings his ring his ring his ring,    my secret is his soul     by Chrissypt in One Ring

*603 The words become palpable like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.   -John Ashbery-

*604  and so rather than do either you do something else that neither likes at all You want to talk of Keats and Milton, she only wants to talk of love,
You go to see a play or ballet, and spend it searching for her glove, Let a woman in your life and you invite eternal strife,  -Alan Jay Lerner-  My Fair Lady I'm An Ordinary Man

*605  They tried to bury us. They did not know that we were seeds.   -Mexican Proverb-

*606 A V of black swans On with hope to the grave
Through red September With skies fire paved   by Zachary Dixon (Celtic Frost)

*607  'Leaves as clear as messages from chaos gods.....fantastical waves of endless oceans sing their chorus to the pure earths song'     by Shanedo in Mountain Thought

*608 'Baptized at midnight, by tears from an angel I was born from her scars.
With courage I'll fight, this journey so painful, dreaming the dreams of stars'  by Mark Moir in My Lonesome Fate

*609 We have shared parentage though we took different paths in our later years. We became the stay-at-home type. You grew to be a little more rebellious.”  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

*610 'two people thinking very differently  a road diverged
mine blended us – yours kept us apart'     bl11 in the poem Assumptions

*611 nature made the monuments of deep time when layer by layer she compiled the seasons   the moon brought the tides and she carved her crime leaving us to contemplate the reasons    Dayenoble in The Flowerpot Garden

*612  Help is the sunny side of control   -SBC-

*613  HUAC (The House Unamerican Activities Commission) sought to criminalize thought. -Dalton Trumbo-

*614 when did a name   once a charm become  the gravel  we spit -EmeraldK-

*615 "Poetry is composed, when Music searches the heartless souls for her lost syllables...." - Shilpan Dutta-

*616 the branches casting our shadows like dice  EmeraldK in Wood Spell

*617 Arouse again my somnolent tunes From chasms of dead to hallelujah refrain;
That thine epic of magic and music May strum my heartstrings to compose again.
Notes into Chords  by Umahi Judebrail

*618 In a darkened world Where unseen sound is a blind man’s light  I beg of you tell me...Is that how they see... Sound giving them sight!!! Roger Chad Satnarine in Blinded Vision

*619 Don't ridicule someone for mispronouncing a word.  It probably means he or she learned it by reading.   Anonymous

*620 We have separation of church and state in this country, so officially the US has no soul  -Boston Legal writer-

*621 Meditation is a science. If one continuously thinks of God, inevitably a great peace comes.    -Linden Hill-  paraphrased

*622   Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down  -Simon and Garfunkel-

*623 You show me diamonds too numerous to count On shores too vast to see
Bring me someone that I can love Poured over the shape of me'  John Anderson (Tangible Joy) in I Want Your Love Song

*624 Cubans can create out of air.  Obama speechwriter

*625 Hope springs the kernel    David E Kelley, creator of the tv series Boston Legal

*626 The little Palestinian girl stole my holocaust from me (paraphrased) Noam Chayut, former IDF soldier in the book The Girl Who Stole My Holocaust 

*627 You design our memories, Which will live for centuries   Anitha  (Hermoine) in Oh My Photographer

*628 'The poetry (about war) Must be written in calligraphy As to camouflage the tragedy
Into beautiful words    P A (Armando) Paredes in The Art Of War

*629  'Let's leave our names at the door Let's strip ourselves of everything that binds us There are no nouns, here'  Espanolito in To Monastery

*630 Buckminster Fuller   Love is a verb, not a noun.

*631 once your breath mingled with mine once you enveloped me in your memories and lay baked to freedom in the heat of the night stripped of reason and rent of form
harmonious and given to the nimble sea   -Philip Blinko- (Resolution) in Sea Shell

*632 Isananda was the cat who helped me to love all other cats.  -James M G-

*633 Those who keep their faces to the sunshine cannot see shadows  -Helen Keller-

*634 I grabbed a pen from the sunrays beckoning a poem from the fading sunset  -songwind- in the poem 'they all hate me'

*635 Life is like a see saw Up one minute And to the ground a fall
Can’t play by yourself Just sits idle Really need someone else   Deborah Belty in SeeSaw

*637  If you think today is a love bug day, before it ends.. be absolutely sure to give it away,
especially to thugs.     Audibling in Hug A Thug

*638 On the little river flows carrying the land to sea, in the bottom of a gorge
blue heaven, reflected in a clear still pool. Fed by tinkling rapids thrall to none but time,
you can hear eternity whispering in the trees. by Jenumbalooch in Heavens Pool

*639  would you love me if I autumned summer with the winter of your eyes?would you love me if I weaved winds with scents of your forgotten smile? -Shilpan Dutta-

*640* I write to release, the Genie, bottled, in me.  -Lance Convey-

*641 I will never cease to find delight in observing how the severity of your lips, set to rest in a frost to chill and shame the season, never fails to thaw
in the realization of my presence    Karina Katayeva in The Courtship of Seasons

*642 you spread like holy voices in every ear  -Abhishek Rawal- in Abstract

*643 Power cedes nothing without struggle.  -Fredrick Douglas-

*644 Our conscious is revealed to ourselves.. our subconscious to others. -N Marshall Bertsch-

*645 Pain, sorrow, flame, and passion said her rainbow in my ears  -Elan Vital- in Echo.. Ode to the Phoenix Bird

*646 Twas a moment of stoic static in a troubled mind erratic,
that enabled a note which read what tragically could not be said.
In that single quiet moment, his quill inked chronic thoughts of a lethal will,
in hopes that family and best friend would finally come to understand.  -Susan Pennycuff- in Mourning Dove

*647 Though A Million Miles Away, THE SUN Touches OUR Very Skin.
TO ME...Though A Million Thoughts Away YOU Touch MY Heart..
Within Seconds...    -Mithra- in Telepathy

*648 (after listening to Jennifer Ackerman) From now on birdbrain will mean 'genius'.  -Tom Ashbrook-

*649 Tiny white fairies Kissing the cold winter ground Is the falling snow.  -Pennyhaun- in Haiku

*650 'For before you my life was just a brush soaked in grey
tightly gripped in the hands of some forgotten artist.  -Mark Moir- in The Brush

*651   I see new moons above me.
           ....music that paints.   -Sealife- in Alone on an Abyss

^652 Though lovers be lost, love shall not   -Dylan Thomas-

*653 a rippling sun rustles the silence lake's edge  -timeteller-  haiku *6

*654  (reaction to LSD)  "I felt like a ripe orange deliciously being pulled apart segment by segment"  (Joe P... official LSD researcher for a university)

*655 (Bees) make boot upon the summer's velvet buds, which pillage they with merry march bring home to the tent-royal of their emperor; who, busied in his majesty, surveys the singing masons building roofs of gold,  Wm Shakespeare (or Francis Bacon) in Henry V Scene 2 pg 7

*656 A fog settled over the park last night, so thick, it transformed the moon
into a ghost high above the trees           Bert Bell in Mist

*657 President Carter started no wars, bombed no civilians, and committed no crimes against the Constitution. He did not sell weapons to terrorists or spy on his political opponents.-Justyn Dillingham-  writing in Salon

*658 Google's partial listing of links is akin to a librarian who hides 95% of the library books.    Brad Thor paraphrased

*659 all we need is faith in the love that is ever ours.  by Resolution (AP Poet)

*660 The pain of the illusion of your absence blinds my soul to the truth:
There is no time or space.  -Anaya Roma-

*661 a heavy cloud  drips a drop  infant's mouth  -Srinivasa Rao Sambangi-

*662 the chisel of time to dreams so fragile  -Robert Pattee- in Marooned by Desire

*663 In my heart I'm a vegetarian   -Questlove-

*664 I'm falling in love with the concept of unconditional love  -Jack Scher-

*665 "When a child hits a child, we call it aggression. When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility. When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault.
When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline."   Sam Jones

*666  the rain writes poems in french  each drop a letter  on my blank skin to become a manuscript   misterpoet  in 'spilling'

*667 Evil is so relative you may as well admit that I am good.  Black Hamlet in Good V Evil

*668  A little doll hiding in the corner saying "I can't see" not realizing that when she moves her legs her eyes will open  (Susan Maria C)

*669 When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives us along with the commandment the Love itself. -Corrie ten Boom-

*670 When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way. Wayne Dyer

*671 Love isn't something you find. Love finds you.  -Loretta Young-

*672 Remember it only takes one prick To pop a balloon  -Robert Borders-

*673 Virgo needles are always popping libra balloons  -Linda Goodman-

*674 Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist  -Pablo Picasso-

*675  In Tunisia he was in the joint for a joint.     -Amna Guellali-

*676 When the dust has spent its interest spinning lifted, the land undressing learns to clothe the sky  -David Betzer- in Mincha

*677  I taste the last bit Of the purple moon As she melts her cream Into the cascading creek.  -Stardust- in Drowned

*678 They hold Christ up for ascension like twelve earnest athletes at a trampoline, but "if I go, I return", He says skilled in gravity and the dynamics of flesh which decree His continuing declension like dew or fiery napalm
or the seeding of streams with trout eggs.  Fr Dan Berrigan in We Are In Love, The Celibates Gravely Say

*679  Singular shadow surrounded by light by Red Tail in Simply Jo Isn't Simple

*680 black for the warm shadows you sheltered me in  -Ruby Sinclair- in I Like Colors

*681 I always love to quote Albert Einstein because no one dares contradict him.  -Studs Terkel-

*682 Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation.  -Leo Bascaglia-

*683  My garden is my canvas.  I want to be the only one planting in it. -S Vance-

*684  When the Heavens wed the oceans and they make their mutual vows,
Heaven slips a ring of rock upon the ocean's agitated, slick and salty dearly beloved finger   -Ralfkay- in Monet Waxes Metaphysical

*685 For as soon as I’m involved in one, Another’s being conceived, Putting gratification on the run, Never settling to be Therefore, an extension I must be, Between tenses, like a dream;  by Hector Hubert Altamirano in The Will

*686 (candle) Witnessing you, Dripping Dew by dew; Form my fingertips On the black holes;
Between milky way Of this paper lines!  by Leila (Lolive in Dormant Candle

*687 There's colours that glisten like sparkling jewels, A kaleidoscope of wonder contained in each pool, Bright marbeled sea shells, shine with such zest, Like pearls contained within a treasure chest.  by Michael51 in The Shallow Pool

*688 Motherhood is the fiercest love.   -Krista Tippett-

*689 Anna Jarvis could convince the devil to put down its pitchfork.   Mrs. Crow-Dadisman  (Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother's Day)

*690 I tear at the page, give breath to the flame, the heat burns sweet.   
Agsep770 in Torn

*691 The names of seashore towns run out to sea, the names of cities cross the neighboring mountains-the printer here experiencing the same excitement as when emotion too far exceeds its cause. -Elizabeth Bishop in The Map Poem

*692 If education is considered a necessity Why is it priced as a luxury? -Paul Moniz-

*693 Water  ... transparent...does not care About its colour Or shape...
lends itself humbly To any colour shape or size by Vincent Van Ross
in Water Has No Ego

*694 A grey mood sky had been kissed A shard of silver hit the ocean -Clara Swindles-

*695 I buried a bird in the garden, dug its grave with a spade. Under the bush, I found a snail shell, to mark where it was laid. Silence told me how the starling died, a squabble on the roof. Suspect its murderer was a magpie,
though I do not have the proof.     Philip Dodd in Sad About The Starllng

*696 A shoot that splits buried stones Reaching for heavens far.
      With roots in utter darkness I see into vibrant stars.     Boipoet  in So Far

*697 Lobsters can live to be 100. They are the true literally blueblooded aristocrats. Paraphrased from the screenwriters of Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou

*698 "Because I was innocent It was not an impeachment but a coup" said
Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian leader ousted by the right wing.

*699 She was like a bomb-squad technician, deciding which color wire to snip without blowing up her relationship   Mark Landler

*700 I blew rings around the sun  just to see it snow  But all I saw, was Earth's afterglow by Jon Coe in Counting

*701 the ones who borrow love, knowing they will have to give it back.  by Imad in The Universe Of Love and Lust

*702  Sound is the essential vibration of the universe. Vibration creates sound. Love is Sound. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.The same was in the beginning with God." (John 1: 1,2) Because Love is Sound, Love is meant to be spoken. Love is meant to be sung.  -Gail M Hudson-  in Love Is Sound

*703 But look! beyond this measured mile, explodes another sun - a wondrous world that, in a while, will beckon everyone; each form is fit and factored in and none of it is flawed, the Will at work that shows again  the handiwork of God!  Richard Doiron (Thoreau 47) in The Will At Work

*704  Worms work away and butterflies call but cannot be heard. Crumpled and bruised, they fall and beetles circle as anthills rise and fall. Judith Chandler in Insects work

*705 It is only natural that I weep you were taken so young  with me left to gather your memories like fallen leaves in winter. Samuel L Ponder (soliloquy) in The Tides Of Grief

*706  Should I still have faith there will be a firefly season during this annual round? Will a fresh crowd of cicadas ready to chorus come out of this ground?  Seasinger in Questions For An Absent Muse

*707  River's green notebook scribbled with secret love notes Wind reads them out loud!
by MorningGlory in The Green Notebook!

*708  Even with our differences There is a place we're all connected. Each
of us can find each other's light  by Josh Groban author of lyrics in Thankful

*709 Dick Gregory was told in a restaurant "We don't serve colored people." He replied "I don't eat colored people."

*710 He who found your soul; bringing this new judgment of innocence;
extracting you from that darker shadow of sadness. -Michael John McCrae-   (MacSword)

*711 The further you go up the flagpole, the more visible your backside. -David Petraeus- (not an endorsement of his career)

*712 weeds vying for survival in the cracks of the lifeless stone -Tony212099- in The Man Sitting In The Chair

*713 "I just Googled 'fertile chickens childbirth egg'. In the wild they only lay one a month.  They have been genetically engineered by man to produce one every 30 hours suffering terribly as a result.  Oh I wish I didn't know this.  I used to love eggs."  - -Nualaoloughlin-

*714 The shadow of your memory lay silhouetted within a haze  -Mark Moir-

*715  The chicken comes before the egg    ad by Denny's Corporation which will not phase out caged eggs til 2026!  hurry up Denny's

*716 the moths half scorched by light   flutter desperately downward   softly like maple keys making their slow descent to earth landing with no fanfare they scurry to safety in time silence greets the stricken wings that will never fly again    dayenoble in under the bug light

*717  Every experience one has on the journey of life is a clue. Every person one meets is a teacher.  paraphrased from the movie version of Elizabeth Gilbert's book Eat Pray Love

*718  Animals are protein factories in reverse.  -Frances Moore Lappe-

*719 The only secret.....is to slip into the silence."  Richard Doiron in Silently Into The Silence

*720 The pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding  -Kahlil Gibran-

*721 And I am out with lanterns, looking for myself  -Emily Dickinson-

*722 in the still of that night, eternally long, where the moon was eclipsed and the stars were consumed still, the whippoorwill sang on.  -George Meikle- in The Whippoorwill Sang On

*723 'I hear your song and it's familiar The sounds of love dying Hurts like hell'  by Brian (Bluebaboon) in Hurts Like Hell

*724   I can see your aura  Shining true like a minorah
Dissipating my horror   by Lav Lavender Oti  in Gold

*725  With the recent release of Hillary Clinton’s emails by Wikileaks, the public now knows exactly how the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went from a collective defense organization to the new Barbary Coast Pirates of imperialism. Bob Fitrakis of freepress dot org

*726 Why should the black man go 10,000 miles away to murder the yellow man for the white man? -Muhammad Ali- who went to jail rather than kill

*727 I'm a Roman Catholic And have been since before I was born
And the one thing they say about Catholics is They'll take you as soon as you're warm  You don't have to be a six-footer You don't have to have a great brain  You don't have to have any clothes on you're
A Catholic the moment Dad came   in Monty Python's Meaning Of Life

*728 Underneath the weeping willow tree ; reflections of the sun and sea metaphorically ; fishes darting here and there.  Lyndon Sullivan in Willow Tree

*729  I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion--I have shuddered at it, I shudder no more.I could be martyred for my religion. Love is my religion and I could die for that.I could die for you. My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet.”  -John Keats-

*730  Sea clouds rolling over the horizon sprinkling their manna talking to sun tanned leaves mingling with the west winds breeze  -Inner Flight-  in *A Polleniferous Thunderstorm*

*731 While we pray on our knees   on top of our chimneys  guns glimmer, next to a cross the face of Christ lost.  -Naomi Buote- in Sons, Prayers and Guns

*732 'I dream of flying and my heart explodes...the head and body undulate with what waves and wobbles flap the body like a tablecloth thrown open to the sunday table.. (one is) hithered and thithered   R G (Rusty) Halverson in Flying

*733 'Flamed despair, sombre in colour,in nature, devours sentiment with blazing touch   Will I reduce embers to ashes  Can I escape grief of intensities flare I fight these elements Burning, not burnt.' Tony 212099 in Through The Flames

*734 I live in a house built by slaves   -Michelle Obama-

*735 The birds sing as the sun hums.  -Anthony Nacke-

*736 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning  -Isaiah- 58:8 in reference to those who feed the hungry

*737 When nothing works, God stirs the soul   by guruommm7

*738 Just when this vastness looks dark and you think the sun left its orbit the moon walks into the night   crowns her with silver light, every star begins to glow. by Fountain Pen in Starry mapping around lunar grace

*739 We were lilies wilting on a coffin   Ambeshri

*740 earthworms have value while eating them merely entertains the underworld   Michelle Campbell in Depression Devours Daylight

*741 My memory is getting weaker, but my forgettery is stronger every day. -Irma Mason Moseson-

*742 exuberant cock's crow heralds dawn   vines' traceries reach toward sky
grasses ripple under sun's benevolence  life wakens  unfolds to touch  Mary Lou Healy (mlou) in Haloed By Light

*743 I will not let anyone walk through my mind with his dirty feet  -Mahatma Gandhi-

*744 AP's Armanax re lawnmowers: 'weaponized garden butchers'

*745  The Buttercups are out, sun seeking and yellow bright on a gloomy day... their shiny petal cups perched on slender stems fill with raindrops
till they sway and empty...then fill again  by Shearn9 (Sally) in The Buttercups

*746 Immanent in the world Yet, beyond the physical   Visible neither here
Nor there  Like an artist Painting a picture From within the canvas.
V J Kohli in Immanent, But Beyond

*747  The other day I saw a McDonalds truck that was full of “live” chickens. As I passed, I saw a little orange foot twisted and mangled hanging out of a box. I am not a huge animal activist, but this was the last straw.  Kim of trainer-kim

*748  Michael John McCrae in Origami Clouds:    shadows play hopscotch
upon meadow’s face

*749  Heaven has no walls. Love is everywhere    -Gayle King-

*750 We have animals being punched, thrown, and beaten, and getting their heads ripped off while fully conscious   I don't eat animals.  -Donald Trump about a visit to a slaughterhouse in an interview with Kirschner's Korner

*751 "Love, and peace and the feelings of the heart. Master these, and become the owner of the stars." -Aaron Becker- in Owner of the Stars

*752 I fill myself up by filling up others, sometimes I leave myself there, I'm funny that way.  by crumbs.of.sorts.,  of AP

*753  I flip a switch and turn anger into victory.  -Serena Williams-

*754 “He’s written a lot of books about business, but they all seem to end at Chapter 11,”   Democratic speech writer about Trump's bankruptcies

*755 summer daisies with no honey bees -an empty playground  Summer Daisies by  (lilacaura) RiAnne Hawley

*756  Trees are blooming, the grass is bright green, every grave has flowers.  Sealife in Trees Are Blooming

*757 As the tide awaits the moon, I hoped you would answer me soon,   J Gabriel (JForceFour) in Still Here

*758 God is in fleas of the begger He is in the needle of the junkie.   Chris Icarus in Christ Lives

*759 A lonely frog croaked in hesitation, in seconds a dozen followed bold and by thousands around the house, and entire village as if it was music by frogs as a gratitude to lord Varun.    by T Ravindran (Surya) in Rains-3.  (rain after drought)

*760 He was a beautiful man in an animal pen prize fighter in the Squared circle going rounds for estimable glory   Then he changed his name defied the powers and became Champion of the world   D E Stevens, (Langhonre) in Ali, Ali In Free

*761  you can't feel the rain through the looking glass  by Robin (Vici377)

*762  Her sun sank low, her mind was cloudy with a chance of rain  by Anthony J (wordpoet) in Her Sun Sank Low

*763 I am a Crayola box,  I don’t know how else to be, I am designed to wear every color they are melodies  connecting each disc along a spine that keeps me erect   by Crumbs of Sorts of AP

*764 And under the surface fish are dying in pain, suffocating in plastic washed out in the rain.    HJSpider in A Lonely Flower

*765 Thus all souls, we must profess, Deserve our love and to be blessed. Then shall all of earth's children come And teach men's souls to be as one. Change stone hearts to hold great treasure Where God sows love without measure.
by K Callaway (Winddancersong) in Virtue's Refining Power

*766 Spartacus fought to be free Gandhi’s resistance, salient plea Others sacrificed namelessly Never, however, so aimlessly  'Virtuous with Quixote’s heart They’d leave this world, yet never depart  Voices heard 'bove winds of war Staunchly stood before other’s deplore   Howard Manswer in Simple Words Beg Explanation

*767  The clouds slowly drift, Past a flowing sea of light, As the sun descends. by Caleb Fairchild in Sunset Haiku

*768   high tide  melting into moonlight   a child’s sandcastle     Albert (Malabu) in Double Haiku

*769  I'm a dyed in the wool Catholic but I find that my friend Dave's Baptist prayer group gets results very quickly.  -JMM-

*770 Great walls of covered ivy beckoning my ham-handed climb
your forgiveness shall be the ladder given as a gift that I may extend such grace upon my brother's downcast face  -Maria Oday (Miz Rea) in My Pardon

Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door,  or has it feathers like a bird, or billows like a shore?  -Emily Dickinson-

*772 How every dewdrop  weaves autumn hues  between paper blades of your eyelashes,     quivering within porcelain strings     of November     and prunes your smile
    into charred roses of sepia ! Rudrah Gaurva (Shilpan Dutta) in Porcelain Rose 

*773 Read the light from children's eyes  -Rajkumar  in No War.. Peace

*774 I am addicted to the greatest drug on earth;
and some call it  Hope.  by Little m Me in Headlines & Nopes

*775 The river curled about our heals, `And drowned our sandaled feet,   John Evans in The River And The Kiss

*776 Divine Love's expanded rainbow beam, violet moment: Master's dream. Collective memory, set in place as the dance of infinity reveals sacred space.   Kathleen De  Rose  in Dance of Infinity

*777 Let me throw the words aside Hug a leper beside Let me feed a hungry kid Break a bread with dalit Of old age home be walking stick One laughter in their longing week
The irony of flowery words i dont need Thousand words cant equate a single deed
Kinchit Kavi in Don't Give Me Those Words

*778 We search for the hopeless offering food and drink, warm clothes, a blanket, but most importantly, our time, an uncritical ear and hope; our desire, our motive, to reflect the heart of the One who sent us.  -Steve Williams- in A Light In The Gutter

*779 How sweet to sing a song of hope, to extol bluebirds and bluer skies. Alas, every time I find my voice, it's silenced by my eyes. Our world grows. Tribal, national, colonial, global. Presses on and pushes out. Fires burn on each new front.  -Ray Murphy in Reformation

*780 We are all gatekeepers of truth, beauty and love We are all warriors of the light from above   Angel Fizz in We Still Have Tomorrow

*781  He would not allow the shadow of suspicion to fall on those who might be innocent. (He kept his thoughts to himself as he continued to investigate).  paraphrased from William Kent Krueger

*782  How do clouds learn to be clouds?..........a cloud  learns not to look down  -andrew Cohen- in Cloud Study

*783 I thought I had lost you until I knelt upon sunset's shadow.  In salted
blindness -I did not see the treasures those waves handed me.  -Cheryl Wilcox-

*783 I thought I had lost you until I knelt upon sunset's shadow.  In salted
blindness -I did not see the treasures those waves handed me.  -Cheryl Wilcox-

*784  when i saw you smilei knew immediately we’d be us because every void within me filled.  by crumbs.of.sorts., in Blink

*785  I tried the nicotine gum but I just couldn't get it lit.  -J M Grubb-

*786  Bull lives matter.   -J M Grubb-

*787  Abstaining from meat is a decision of both the heart and the head. -J M Grubb-

*788  'your marble-eyes swallowed stars....I carve our weeping willowwith songs
you left behind.'  by crumbs.of.sorts. in Revised

*789  Ridges of white foam caught the moonlight    -Francis Durbridge-

*790 Eons passed in silence so I surmised, but I was surprised to learn
that Love is always speaking.   Susanne Donoghue in The Language of Love

*791 Bernie Sanders endorsing Hillary Clinton is like Occupy Wall Street endorsing Goldman Sachs  -DT-

*792 Abandon all varieties of dharma (righteous action) and only surrender to Me   -Bhagavad Gita-     (no rule can apply to every situation.. each has unique factors)

**793  How does sound entwine with light to become a stairway
that our senses may climb in wonder?  Mary Lou Healy in Music of the Spheres

*794 the sun sits in moon's theater   a star shines   Susan E Pennycuff in The Sun

*795 beauty held in an unkind snare  trapped within a cage of thorns  silent display of sweetness, rare its captor shamed and scorned  -AnnD- in Roses And Brambles

*796 Let your heart weep like the crying of the snow when winter withers.   Mark Moir in Life, Death and Love

*797 The castle walls all around me high above She is a force i have never known
Gently tearing bricks down with her love  Together we can rebuild and call it home by Anarchy Trax in The Castle Walls

*798 Summer for me is the sea: still translucent water shining at sunrise,touching my limbs
with its cool tenderness,white foam caresses in the afternoon, lifting then throwing swimmers like feathers and rocking them to sleep later at night,   Elegia in At The Sea

*799 short as a palm trees swaddled in an ocean breeze rocked to sleep by the seas
today she finds ease listening to waves of leaves whistling through poetic trees   by Inner Flight in Seedling

*800  It's time to take that ladder and turn it into a bridge  -Royce Marin- 14 years of age in the poem White Boy Privilege

*801 Animals are not products to be placed on shelves Animals are not objects, are not commodities Animals are not toys not clothing transportation or food Animals are not performers Animals are not here so that we can experiment Animals are not shooting targets Not trophies for the 1% Not furniture, key rings or rugs Our lives are not the ends to which theirs are just the means.  Eric Walton at the NYC Veggie Pride event 2016

*802 I will live my dream, not your nightmare.   -Diane Perez-

*803  A slight twinge of annoyance is nothing but a veil drawn over intense fury. -Course In Miracles-

*804 she is my way to her  -R C Cohn-

*805  flickering shards of moon   falling  into opening flowers -Joe Machetto- in Unseen

*806  Fate had stung like gallant bees as honey spilled from your mouth  by Ninabel (Scylla) in Forgiveness For Fools I

*807 a butterfly doesn't try to find its cocoon  -Ski The Deep- in a review

*808   "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach." Upton Sinclair about his book The Jungle

*809 The hogs; they were so innocent, they came so very trustingly; and they were so very human in their protests--and so perfectly within their rights! They had done nothing to deserve it; a... the thing was done here, swinging them up in this cold-blooded, impersonal way, without a pretense of apology, without the homage of a tear.  this slaughtering machine ran on,.... It was like some horrible crime committed in a dungeon, all unseen and unheeded, buried out of sight and of memory.  -Upton Sinclair- description of a pig slaughterhouse in The Jungle

*810 watching the butterflies play tag and the squirrels play hide and seek in the trees.  Kathleen DeRose in Do Not Step On The Flowers

*811 "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.". -Voltaire-

*812  This day has tarried in my heart       Becky Upchurch in Twilight's Afterglow

*813 at its mouth the river had the sands of time stacking like post in the halls of empty pages  pillars of history where life found its way social habitation :- the tide voiced this to the sea   by Timeteller in Tidal Mantras

*814  We drape our dreams in waking truth'  Duncan Brown

*815 Cold, Angry, violent sea  Sane men rightly fear thee, yet I love your every savage wave  tirelessly working the rodder like a slave    Fredrickpayedar in North Sea

*816 As long as there are slaughter houses there will  be battlefields  -Leo Tolstoy-

*817 "We are taught how to bomb but not how to react to the suffering we cause" (paraphrased from the documentary Unmanned)

*818 The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said 'that upon hearing some things even a rock would cry.' What I didn't know is when rocks cry, doves fly with the souls of innocents into the sky, Remember that the tears of rock, are lava.  -A T Alishtari- in a review.

*819 ‘’Oh! Mighty wind’’ I call Strike me with all your force let me ride you like a wild horse' ...'When thunder set clouds on fire I spread my wings and fly higher'  Hassen Saadi in A Rainy Past Dream

*820  Climb the heart of the one who is higher.   Awais Kazmi in It's OK My Pleasure

*821   When they go low, we go high.   Michelle Obama in reference to encoutering cruelty, bullying.

*822  Many a light lad may kiss and fly A kiss gone by is bygone Never have I asked an August sky  Where has last July gone? Never have I wandered through the rye
Wondering where has some guy gone Many a new day will dawn Before I do  -Oscar Hammerstein- in the song Many A New Day in musical Oklahoma

*823  sprays of milky ways'  Jon Von Erb in After She Left

*824 The heart is a lonely hunter.   -Carson McCullers-

*825 I wrote between lifelines,myself, a life filled in decayed spaces which embedded hemselves in mother’s tongue,  landed in classrooms, that sent home report cards            forged in grades, so-   another semester  by crumbs of sorts  in the poem carbon paper

*826  When we say cheers, you're hitting the cup where I collect my tears by Ensanguine Life in A Feast

*827  Confidence is a magic pixie dust conferring authority (paraphraed from listening to Radio Lab on July 30, 2016

*828  I run from my mother's house- forsake my father's name- The river of my fleeting life to bathe in beauty's flame.   Fallen Minstrel in The Stumbling Block

*829 now carry me back to the ocean let the drowning of this love be my baptism
murder me one last time    Mark Moir in A Backpack Prison

*830  Baptise my eyes in the pearls of her rain;  Mark Moir in Love Be Thy Liar

*831 The tide's creeping up on the beach, afraid to be caught stealing land.  -Oscar Hammerstein- in Oklahoma

*832 (father's) misapprehension of my twisting, like a plant, toward
the sun. He saw only the twisting.    -Jan Heller Levi- in Untitled For the Moment

*833 Summer’s bloom is on our cheek
And hovers like a newborn bee  Annette Gagliardi in Summer

*834 'You are warm and safe here in your amniotic universe.Lulled to sleep by maternal rhythms.
Dining on placental ambrosia.Soon the final part of your journey begins.'  Ray Cope in Baby

*835      Tale of Tantalus,  Gods don't eat flesh of humans, they just rip hearts out.  by John Hardesty (Lord Versesmith) in Cannibalism

*836 I stare, absorb your smile within my morning coffee by crumbs of sorts in Morning's Gold

*837 Sadness Is trapped heroism. by Tom (Burgess) in Tear

*838  nightfall of stars   -Kevin Watt-

*839 Voting for the lesser of 2 evils is still evil     -Governor Gary Johnson, Libertarian presidential candidate-

*840 The shadow from the mountain came slowly up the steps like an old friend  -Don Pierson and Marc Reid Rubel, screenwriters of Big Business-

*841 When one eats cow's tongue, who is tasting whom?  Mark Matthew Braunstein, author of Radical Vegetarianism

*842  We do not remember days. We remember moments.  -Victor Hugo-

*843  Clouds on clouds, in volumes driven, Curtain round the vault of heaven. -Thomas Love Peacock-

*844  your inhale was my exhale. by crumbs of sorts  in Empty Space

*845 A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. -Anne Bronte- 

*846  How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? How do you keep a wave upon the sand
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?   Oscar Hammerstein in The Sound of Music

*847 “A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it - A song's not a song 'til you sing it - Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay - Love isn't love 'til you give it away!”  -Oscar Hammerstein- in The Sound of Music

*848  Ancient hills antediluvian pines orchestrate uncounted molecules.
Ever changing atoms pulsate into and out of material reality.
While we, all unaware are part of Nature's dance.  -NbNelson- in Nature's Dance

*849 Always beautiful those who reach to catch the fallen, comfort the beast. -Jaclin- in Beautiful

*850 'I'll  always  be  here. I'm  Yours  Angel. I'll  always  be  Yours. Through  the  birth  and  death  of  infinite  suns; and  through  the  countless  eons; I'll  always  be  Yours.'  NiklussIX in Dead Man's Journal 20

*851 the old oak is green again as brisk winds kiss the mistletoe -Ski The Deep- in No Waiting

*852 inside the crystal sky venus colors our desires , the moon, our night by Crumbs of Sorts in Truth Wept

*853 the moon wickedly winks and whispers to the sun  i'm offering you the night, hun by Naomi Buote in Fleeting Love Affair

*854 my head was runing Through thousands of gates Passing through seas
Like a brown leave waiting to fall  by Sara (Sarrolila) in I Opened My Eyes

*855 one who listened;
But missed the beat of his song.   by Cheryl Wilcox in His Last Breath

*856 'the only orphan born from father smoke and mother mirror,'   -Andre De Korvin  This line and the following two are in his poem I Dreamed If I Went Sailing..

*857 'I dial the sun and say put poetry on the line and nostalgia comes running,
chasing images across imprecise margins,'   Andre De Korvin

*858 'When I sleep I rise, a one-winged angel,'  Andre De Korvin

*859  (Mowers are) weapons of grass destruction   -is-not-was- in review

*860 What Water We Would Have Walked Hand In Sacred Hand Forever  NiklussIX

*861 Clear the pathway to the heart let loves fire burn and spark
ignited by a touch of grace   -Robert Maguire-  (FrogAngel2)

*862 Sacrificial men entrenched in lofty tenements; hanging their souls on the line.
Old men in a new world.   -Mark Moir-

*863 inside a crystal sky venus reddens our desires, the moon, our nights   Crumbs of Sorts in Truth Wept

*864 I decided that if I wanted peace in the world, I should begin by making my food nonviolent.     Dr Marvin Katz

*865  Those unwilling to forgive exchange their chance in heaven in order to send another to hell.       JBO  or Janet O

*866 If you don't want birds to eat your apricots, don't grow them in the air. Dan Tompsett owlcrkbrg (owl creek bridge)


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