Yearly Archives: 2001

October: A Poem in Three Parts . by Alice B. Clagett

Written in October 2001; I used 1 October 2001 as the date of writing; published on 2 January 2019; republished on 16 December 2020

OCTOBER: A POEM IN THREE PARTS
by Alice B. Clagett
October 2001

The Day Slips by …

The day slips by,
My own dear heart
. . . locked in thy warm embrace,

This mortal frame
. . . unbelievably
. . . caught fraught with Thy infinity

Packless, my Weary Back

Packless, my weary back
. . . molded to the soft-sloped, slate ribs
. . . . . . of this staid mountain,

I await the sun.

Heavy on My Heart

These grey clouds
. . . lie heavy on my heart
Concealing as they do
. . . that which I most would see.

Whither to go, and what to find?

Worlds upon worlds,
. . . age after age,
. . . that vast blue sky
. . . twinkles within me.

. . . . .

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Love’s a Wet Ride: Why Bother to Say ‘I Love You? . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written in October 2001; I used 1 October 2001 as the date of writing; filmed and published on 2 October 2014; republished on 20 December 2018 and on 15 July 2020
Previously titled: Love’s a Wet Ride
Location: Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado, among other places

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • “Love’s a Wet Ride: Why Bother to Say ‘I Love You’?,” a Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
    • Photos by Alice

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem about love. I like this poem, except for one thing: Its creation had to do with a black magic spell of astral rape, and not with ‘the real McCoy’. It was the result of a daydream, and not to do with a real-life experience. I feel it is important, in life, to find romance on the physical plane, and not just dream about it; don’t you? For more on astral rape, please see my blog category:  Psychic rape – astral rape 

There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Some years ago I wrote a rollicking love song. I thought I would read that for you today. The subtitle is “Why Bother to Say ‘I Love You’?”

“Love’s a Wet Ride: Why Bother to Say ‘I Love You’?”
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
October 2001

 

Love’s a wet ride on a stormy day
And no matter what, it will have its way,
And it’s “Whoa, that chick is outta sight,”
And it’s “Rock me, momma, on your lap tonight.”

Love’s a rock in this world of woe,
And it’s “Kiss me under the mistletoe!”
Love’s the one, and love’s the many,
Love’s “Don’t knock here — I ain’t got any!”

You might get lucky, but you might lose,
So why risk a run-in with Old Man Blues?
It’s not really such a riddle —
If love’s the tune, then we’re the fiddle.

Love’s the ocean and we’re the sand,
When the tide rolls in, this sand feels grand.
Love’s a wet ride on a stormy day,
And no matter what, it will have its way.

Photos by Alice
The first photo below is from years ago. The rest are in the video.

Image: Beach Towel and Sea Dahlias,” by Alice B.  Clagett, 2001, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: Beach Towel and Sea Dahlias,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2001, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars.

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The Heart Is a Wingéd Messenger . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written in July 2001; I indicated 1 July 2001 as the date of writing; published on 20 December 2018

  • THE HEART IS A Wingéd MESSENGER, by Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Rose Snapdragon (Antirrhinum multiflorum), Southern California” by Alice B. Clagett, 2002, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Rose Snapdragon (Antirrhinum multiflorum), Southern California” by Alice B. Clagett, 2002, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com .. 

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem about the messages the heart brings us …

. . . . . THE HEART IS A Wingéd MESSENGER
. . . . . by Alice B. Clagett
. . . . . July 2001

The heart is a wingéd messenger

At night, as I lay dreaming
It flies far, to some forgotten spring,
. . . . . drinks deep
. . . . . and sitting in that glen
. . . . . dreams with me

Dawn’s light, once more returning,
It leans to whisper in my ear:

. . . . . Joy, joy, joy in the morning!
. . . . . . . . . . Joy in the breaking of the day
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joy in the tasks that lie before thee
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joy in the company of friends

. . . . . Joy walk before thee and behind thee

. . . . . Joy be thy rest along the way.

. . . . .

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Song for a Summer Day . a poem by Alice B. Clagett *

Written in May 2001; I indicated 1 May 2001 as the date of writing; filmed on 4 October 2014; published on 11 October 2014; republished on 20 December 2018 and 16 July 2020
Location: Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE POEM
    • “Song for a Summer Day,” a Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
    • Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes from Pastorius Reservoir

Dear Ones,

I went for a drive from Los Angeles to Grass Valley in the spring of 2001, and on the way home, this poem was born. It is about true love … not the kind we read about in novels, but the love from which we sprang, and to which each of us longs to return.

Here is the spoken poem. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

This is the last in my current series of poems that I wrote myself a while back. This one is called “Song for a Summer Day.” I wrote it on the drive from Los Angeles to Grass Valley, in California. It was a beautiful drive.

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“Song for a Summer Day”
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
May 2001

 

These sun-drenched California hills
. . . . knead me like dough,
. . . . bake me in the noonday sun,
. . . . and eat me for lunch.

Not a bad way to go …

I’d like to live on a road
. . . . with a sign at the entrance:
. . . . NO THROUGH STREET.

Let it have rolling hills
. . . . live oaks marking a fence line
. . . . horses grazing the wild oats
. . . . . . . . riding the backs of the meadows
. . . . . . . . tawnily
. . . . . . . . like a lion’s sleek fur

Let it have bird call
. . . . and response
. . . . . . . . cricket chirp
. . . . and a cricket answering
. . . . . . . . heart song
. . . . as the wind loves to touch
. . . . the leaves of the oak tree
. . . . . . . . love’s song
. . . . like the brook that whispers to the passing shore:
. . . . “Drink, drink! Freely I give to thee.”

Love does not forget the other,
. . . . the different one, loved for its difference
. . . . the dry one, loved for a chance to bring it water
. . . . the green one, loved for its greenness
. . . . the formless one, loved for its touch alone
. . . . and all those who long for another,
. . . . . . . . loved for their longing

Love is, and what is not
. . . . are this tree,
. . . . this golden field,
. . . . the rolling warble of a summer day
. . . . . . . . in California

The length and breadth and depth of life
. . . . are not here,
. . . . but hidden away, like a summer day
. . . . . . . . on a forgotten country road
. . . . nourished by a stream that never runs dry,
. . . . . . . . not even in summer.

Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes from Pastorius Reservoir

[The Postlude features the soothing instrumental music  “Prelude No. 1” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0, and scenes from Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, Colorado

Image: “Rolling Hills and California Oaks,” effected, by Alice B. Clagett, 2001, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rolling Hills and California Oaks,” effected, by Alice B. Clagett, 2001, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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