Summer scatters her shades

in daring colors of red and green

asymmetrical patterns splayed

over fledgling birds taking wing

above silent fields and late blooms

of lilac  the  deep  blush of peony

 clinging  to a bowing trellis.

A flicker of  burnished  feathers

dripping with  dew flitting above

rolling wheat fields.

Bowed   stalks  laden with  crusty leaves

tender stems beaten to the soil

in need of assurance

the promise of rebirth.

 

 

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115 thoughts on “in need of advent

  1. Wow so lovely Holly. I’m thinking this reminds me of you standing in the middle of wildflowers with wonderment. So beautiful. I like to do this too! So amazing to me and beautiful post! ❤

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      1. I’m currently experiencing a wonderful Zen trip in north Arkansas. I thought of this poem while scanning the big sky and rolling pastoral land dotted with magnificent oaks and grazing cattle. The wild flowers, especially the blackeyed susans and fiery orange day lilies are in full bloom and the butterflies have an unfair advantage in numbers.

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          1. Awesome! Another connection. Do you remember where in Arkansas? I love the northern part where it goes into Missouri. The Ozarks are beautiful with their massive lakes and endless streams.

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          2. LOL, I promise, I wasn’t stalking you for your whole life. 😇😳. Maybe it was Little Rock Air Force Base. I built a house in Jacksonville Arkansas near the base and later rented it to a Captain and family stationed at the base. They had a little girl who drew the sweetest pictures on the walls. I wanted to leave her artwork but the realtor made me paint over her master pieces to sell the house. Were you artistic as a child, specializing in Crayola wall murals by any chance? 👩🏼‍🎨

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          3. You know I have a Feeling it was Little Rock. I really have no one who would know, I vaguely remember an apt off base. That’s so sweet about the wall art … you are kind. I do paint. Not just walls. 😊

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          4. That is another cool coincidence we possibly share with Little Rock having both lived there at some point. All the big bands gave concerts in Little Rock so I was lucky to be there and catch all those great venues. I’ll bet you are an accomplished artist. Your early works were happy themes 😁 What is your favorite subject to paint?

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          5. It’s amazing how many places we have both been , Military life. I haven’t painted in two or three years. I paint the sea and sky and still life, acrylics and water color. Purely amateur Dan ! 😊I Will post my art next time I write about the Ocean.

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          6. That’s true Rene, when you live the military life you tend to share a lot in common with other members of the military family. I’m really looking forward to seeing your artwork. I used to do my own art for my posts but I suffer from being to hard on myself and Pinterest does well in a pinch. Maybe some day I can return to expressing my thoughts through art. It does give me a lot of good Zen.

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          7. I feel ya! My house is full of all kinds of art materials. My daughters were avid artist until adult life struck. Then the grand daughters picked up and ran with it and even more art supplies accumulated. I have more dried paint on the carpet than in tubes, etc. The grands are little art gangsters. I love it, tho. When they grow up, I’ll replace the carpet. For now, their play area is an explosion of color.

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          8. Thank you Rene! I take my grand dad duties serious. In fact, when they came to visit, I made sure there was a whole village of Barbies and all her friends. Then I would play Barbies with them and play my Crazy Barbie role and they would get excited and giggle the whole time. I also taught them how to make mean little boys scared of them by using the Goth Girl Death Stare. They are really good at it now. 🧛‍♀️

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          9. Yes indeedy. I learned during recess that mean boys respect others who can give them the dog-eyed willies with a good death stare.💀 little girls need to learn this technique early.

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          10. Here is another story for you 🧛🏻‍♂️. My oldest daughter is half Korean but she was naturally built like an athlete and was quite strong. I taught her how to defend herself the proper way. When she was a senior in highschool a boy decided he didn’t like asians and was bullying my daughter in a way that is seriously damaging to a teenager’s self esteem. She took the abuse because she was afraid of getting in trouble. I told her that if she got in trouble, I would support her because the school would do nothing to help her. The next day he confronted her and called her a Korean whore and asked her how many dogs she had eaten that day. She kicked his ass so hard that police and ambulance were called. When I finally got custody of my daughter again, I told her how proud I was of her for defending herself when none of the adults present would. We made it through that tough time together as a family. That is one male that will not abuse women ever again unless he is suicidal and my daughter doesn’t tolerate it anymore either. Problem solved. I cautioned her against any violence but that was this dude’s language and she spoke it much better than he did.

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          11. That’s very traumatic, the bullier never expects to come out in the short end. I’m sure he was taught a good lesson. Recently my friend’s 14 year old boy was being cyber bullied mercilessly by a girl from school. The boy happened to have a Latin half sister who he confided in. She took care of it . Boys are helpless against the bullying of nasty girls.

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          12. This is very true. Normal kids with good hearts can be damaged for a long time by those early experiences. Bullying is not gender conscious and anyone can slip into that role. The important thing is to hold them accountable. Children are dying from this form of social terrorism and adults in positions of authority like teachers and guards or police are afraid to address it because our skewed laws don’t support victims’ rights. We can amass a huge crowd to protest every breath the POTUS takes to no effect, but we struggle mightily to find our voice to protect our children in any meaningful way. This is why I felt it was important to make this a family solution instead of rely on teachers, coaches, administrators, and all the bureaucracy of the school system that is totally ineffective when it comes to protecting children. Many of the children and their parents are the problem but we can’t address that either. It’s a mess but families that take care of each other stand a much better chance.

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          13. So true Dan, we have failed our children in many ways. Often they are not being parented due to overwhelming responsibilities or just plain not caring. Our teachers hands have been tied and they often become victims of these little tyrants and the parents when informed don’t want to take the resp. But blame the teacher. Many of our kids are fearful of being a victim of terrorism in their school, or the dreaded bully. Shame on us , they are at the mercy of the system , cowardice power and greed.

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          14. We need action and I am blaming our government for the sad shape of our school system. The bullies have always been around but it is much worse, more violent and cruel now, cyber bullying is a living hell for some of these kids.

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          15. I honestly think it’s too big and too much for the government or industry to tackle. Like identity theft, it can’t be stopped. With bullying and stalking, law enforcement is largely ineffective due to legal constraints that don’t address cyber bullying or stalking. It really boils down to what actions we take as individuals to protect ourselves. Nobody else can.

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          16. I think stricter regulations could be placed and better enforced on social media sites ie Facebook. They’ve effectively thumbed their nose at better oversight. I hate censorship but it’s a free for all there. If our government can’t place regulations why waste their time with Zuckerman? why appoint DeVos, so incredibly inept , as secretary of education. Our government is playing a role but they are failing miserably. We elect these people to oversee for the good of the people , they’ve forgotten who they work for.

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          17. Absolutely Rene! I swore an oath to defend the constitution and have for 34 years. I did not swear an oath to an inept government or jackasses like Zuckerberg who sell your privacy to anyone with money. Freedom of speech is good, abuse of that freedom is a travesty and undermines everything our Republic was founded on. When we as a nation find the will to force a correction, the government will follow suit. That’s a tough challenge but America has routinely made dramatic changes that have made us the once proud leader of the free world. We have damaged that image considerably but it is never too late for us to make our voices heard.

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  2. Wonderful. Want to have such a garden too. We have only four trees and a lot of sometimes very aggressive birds. 😉 They are really eaten the chicken wings and calf meat we give to a guest cat. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

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  3. Delicious, Holly!
    I know how the wheat feels. I am a child of the wheat, prairie born. I understand beaten to the soil, and I want to be reborn.
    xx

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          1. Well the linear view of time only came with monotheism, the pagans believed in the eternal recurrence, which of course is circular. Hence the importance of the worm ouroborus, the serpent that eats its own tail.

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