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How happy is the little stone
Monday, April 25, 2016




Before I was old enough to have coins in my pocket I remember that in playing games with my friends in my Coghlan, Buenos Aires garden we would pick up flat stones from my mother’s flower beds. One of us would spit on one side of the stone and throw it up in the air. We would call mojada or seca to decide who would begin some game first.

I also remember that there was a particular smell of that wet stone that was attractive to my nose. I later associated it with the pampero wind that would bring in rain into our city and of that initial smell of water on pavement, sidewalks and stone. It was exhilarating and to this day at the first glimpse of an impending rainfall in Vancouver I wait for that indelible memory in my olfactory nerve.



How happy is the little Stone

That rambles in the Road alone,

And doesn't care about Careers

And Exigencies never fears—

Whose Coat of elemental Brown

A passing Universe put on,

And independent as the Sun

Associates or glows alone,

Fulfilling absolute Decree

In casual simplicity—
Emily Dickinson


Sleep is supposed to be
The shutting of the eye
I dwell in possibility
when Sappho was a living girl
In a library
 A light exists in spring
The lady dare not lift her veil
 I took my power in my hand
 I find my feet have further goals
 I cannot dance upon my toes
The Music of the Violin does not emerge alone
Red Blaze 
He touched me, so I live to know
Rear Window- The Entering Takes Away
Said Death to Passion
 We Wear the Mask That Grins And Lies
It was not death for I stood alone
The Music in the Violin Does Not Emerge Alone
I tend my flowers for thee
Lavinia Norcross Dickinson
Pray gather me anemone! 
Ample make her bed
His caravan of red 
Me-come! My dazzled face  
Develops pearl and weed

But peers beyond her mesh
Surgeons must be very careful
Water is taught by thirst
I could not prove that years had feet
April played her fiddle
A violin in Baize replaced
I think the longest hour
The spirit lasts
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Previous Posts
Sleep is supposed to be

Circe A Sirena

Juan Manuel Sánchez y Su Modelo

A Subtle Hot Shot

Not Tupperware Nor Tupperwear but ......wear

Fervor de Buenos Aires

Woman at Her Toilette

I Took my power in my hand

That Multi-faceted Emma Slipp

I cannot dance upon my Toes



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9/25/16 - 10/2/16

10/2/16 - 10/9/16

10/9/16 - 10/16/16

10/16/16 - 10/23/16

10/23/16 - 10/30/16

10/30/16 - 11/6/16

11/6/16 - 11/13/16

11/13/16 - 11/20/16

11/20/16 - 11/27/16

11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16