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That One: A Poem on Walking with God . by Alice B. Clagett

Written in 1981; filmed on 2 October 2014; published on 3 October 2014; published on 21 December 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • That One: A Poem on Walking with God, by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem on walking with God. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

It is getting on towards fall, is it not? … And it is also getting on towards sunset right now. Today I thought I would read you a poem of my own. It is called “That One.” It is a poem about the mystical experience. The first part of it is an explanation. It says: This poem is about love at first sight. Here goes …

That One: A Poem on Walking with God
by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
1981

 

That One Who, ages past, lit these stars
. . . in a dark sky

And Who, in time to come,
. . . shall snuff them out again

Who moved those mountains there
. . . up from the cold earth

And stirs, like blue light, across the faces
. . . of the holy congregation

Who shines in sunlight on the morning grass

Whispers to cicadas on the breeze

Runs with the horses in the field

And Who, Vast as He is, and Wonderful,
. . . flows, like a river,
. . . . . . through this warp of time and space

That One
. . . dwells in my heart,
. . . speaks to my soul with every breath I breathe

Day’s light, walks by my side …

Night’s guide, enfolds me.

Image: “Arizona Mountains at Sunset,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Arizona Mountains at Sunset,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

. . . . .

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; 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. 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

Image: Beach Towel and Sea Dahlias,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2001, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Reservoir, Colorado 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

. . . . .

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

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Tribe of the Golden Hue . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 17 Jul 2016

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem for you …

Image: “Golden Cloud,” by Alice B. Clagett, ca. 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

TRIBE OF THE GOLDEN HUE
A Myth by Alice B. Clagett
17 July 2016

Long did we dwell
Augustly spare

Life’s strength and sway
Within us, not yet named

Pull and departure
Movement, and lack thereof

Lightning and thunderous sound
Swirling upheavals of the cosmic Will

Spinners of space were we,
Swimmers of the temporal streams
Dancers on a trillion suns
Rejoicing in His majesty

And then, the Call!

Quicker than light
Ten thousand volunteered …

Down, down we fell
Formless to form
To tiny form indeed

And yet, beholding
Our minuscule selves
Earth beings worshipped us

What duty here!
Through the long ages
Shepherds of Souls …

They’re a little like us!
From form they morph
to lesser form
and lesser still,
Then back again.

And we, the Tribe of the Golden Hue
Stand by these Hue-mans as they dream

Choose, choose! we say
Who shall we be?

Lords of Karma?
Flingers of slackers to the fiery deeps?

Lords of Dharma?
Holding heaven’s keys?

Choose, choose! we say

Shall we bring tidings from the Stars?
How fare thy home world’s children now?

Ask, ask!
O Soul, remember!

For
The moment thou awaken
We are free.

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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For Our Fathers . a poem on war by Alice B. Clagett

Poem was written in May 2004. Video filmed and published on 2 October 2014.
Location: Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado, among other places

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • “For Our Fathers,” a Poem on War by Alice B. Clagett, May 2004
    • Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes from Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, Colorado
  • PHOTOS BY ALICE: FROM THE YEAR 2012
  • PHOTOS BY ALICE: COLORADO SCENES
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Image: ‘Into the Jaws of Death” — US Army troops wade ashore on Omaha Beach on the morning of 6 June 1944. photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Robert F. Sargent, from Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Image: ‘Into the Jaws of Death” — US Army troops wade ashore on Omaha Beach on the morning of 6 June 1944. photo by Chief Photographer’s Mate Robert F. Sargent, from Wikimedia Commons, public domain

Dear Ones,

Here is a video by me about a poem I wrote for my father. The Postlude features the music of Chris Zabriskie and scenes from Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, Colorado. A Summary follows the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

This is Alice, Dear Ones.

I have another poem for you, that I wrote years ago for my father, who was in World War II, and saw some difficult action on D-Day, on the beach of Normandy.

Years ago, I was driving to work every day, through the Veterans Administration grounds in Los Angeles, because there were so many beautiful trees, and so much green grass there. No stoplights. It was great. So, one day I stopped, while driving to work, and I wrote this poem about the VA Grounds, and the veterans there. It is a poem for my father …

For Our Fathers
A Poem on War by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
May 2004

 

At first light, on the laid-back VA grounds —
. . . . . a land of not so well clipped lawns,
. . . . . and blooming jacaranda trees
. . . . . and blousy buildings, sprouted long before
. . . . . . . . . . the first computer cast its eerie glow
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . upon the shadow that had been our history —

Old men wait for the bus, unmoored
. . . . . from the stale sameness of the working day, and
. . . . . all adrift in that sour sea we call ‘retirement’.

These are the once-sung heroes
. . . . . of the ancient wars,
. . . . . who fought for freedom on unfriendly shores

. . . . . and who, returning, found
. . . . . . . . . . no peace of mind
. . . . . . . . . . in a far too civil union,

. . . . . who wake, each night,
. . . . . . . . . . dreaming atrocities
. . . . . . . . . . dreaming the sloe-eyed death
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of their personal dreams
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . on the altar of our nation.

Now here they sit,
. . . . . this one nearly blind,
. . . . . and that one racked by gout,
. . . . . another, legless,
. . . . . . . . . . wielding his wheelchair like a Grand Prix pro

Each offering his friends the sweetest gift —
. . . . . a cheerful countenance
. . . . . to brave the gathering storm —

. . . . . and hoping, in his heart, that he may be
. . . . . . . . . . finally on his way home
. . . . . . . . . . to a land of perfect freedom.

Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes from Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, Colorado

[The stately instrumental music at the end of the video is “Prelude No. 13” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0, and scenes from Pastorius Reservoir in Colorado.]

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

PHOTOS BY ALICE: FROM THE YEAR 2012

Image: “Rock at Cooper Falls,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2012, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rock at Cooper Falls,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2012, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Power Plant and Lowering Sky, Arizona,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2012, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Power Plant and Lowering Sky, Arizona,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2012, CC BY-SA 4.0

PHOTOS BY ALICE: COLORADO SCENES

Image: “Barbed Wire and Mountains”, by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Barbed Wire and Mountains”, by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Dam Dike,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dam Dike,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Reservoir and Gold-and-Rainbow Sunlight,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Reservoir and Gold-and-Rainbow Sunlight,” by Alice B. Clagett, 2 October 2014, CC BY-SA 4.0

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