Thursday, March 01, 2012


Digitally altered drawing by S. Auberle

Today is an auspicious day--Post #800!  I started this blog in February, 2006, and to this day am still not sure why I keep it up.  The heading at the top, I guess, says it all--"for peace and the planet--connecting through the arts."  I still believe that if I can get someone to slow for a moment; to stop and smell the roses or the dandelions; notice a mountain or a river--that it helps to balance this fragile planet of ours.  And I LOVE seeing the map of my visitors' countries--thank you to all!  For the 800th post I just happen to have a poem entitled "800 Moons" which is approximately the number of full moons I've seen in my lifetime.   (never was all that good at math...)


What I want to say is this:
remember me, please,
not for my mistakes—

though they loom large,
but if you could,
and if you would, remember

how I cherished poems
and how splendid I thought the small
things, like hanging laundry

in the fresh wind, the dance
of jeans and sheets on the line. 
Remember that I adored ice cream

with caramel and almonds,
and every one of the eight hundred
moons I’ve watched crossing the sky.

Remember me in your awe
of earth things—a procession
of cranes down a sunset river,

hillsides of wild, Scottish broom,
singing coyotes on spring nights--
not only the cheerful yipping of pups--

but that last, long, mournfull howl... 
~  mimi


Blogger Ralph Murre said...

Congratulations, Mimi, on a thing of beauty and a joy forever (or at least another 800 or 8000 entries).
~ Raoul

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are lovely and I've missed visiting the site (spending extra time on FB which is nowhere near as intelligent except when you post your picts). Keep going for 800 more.


11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks so much, Ralph and Jackie!

Peace & Poetry to you,

6:11 PM  

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