Drinking Alcohol taught me how to fly
Then it took away the sky....

Monday, June 18, 2012

AT EASE! PLEASE?

AFTER 3 PM Tuesday bring your (Published) 
whatever to Open Link Night #49 at the PUB
 Published for dVerse Poets
CATHEDRAL of the SACRED FAMILY in BARCELONA
Stained glass cathedral windows always put me at ease


AT  EASE  PLEASE!

All who are torn, forlorn;
taken for a ride,
then set aside.

Do you confide
in sea, sky, and
partly shadowed 
forest lands?

Please! At ease!

From atmosphere of gloom,
Laughter fills the room.
All needed to rid of strife,
is a few chosen words
from history, her-story
--their brief 'book of life'!

Easy does it!

That past is more a look
through yesterday's world,
like peering in a bottle, near dry.
Few lonely ounces yet inside
recall sweet brandy swirling
as they danced, whirling...and

with affectionate tenderness
traipsed a wilderness
fresh, foreign, forbidden.

Lest newness beget old, or
fear that saneness turn to bold,
they listened, as
deep-down voice once told 'em,
“...know when to hold 'em,
know when to fold 'em...”

Memories sometimes tease
warm waters into freeze.
Let healing heart-heat from above
become that burning flame of love

And please, please
please be at ease.

--steveroni

And I LOVE this, from the film
“Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
(A 'must see'! IMO)


“Everything will be OK in the end
and if everything is not OK
...it's not yet the END!”

38 comments:

  1. let the healing heart heat from above become the flame of love...thats it man...for sure...and i love the stained glass in the pic...that is so cool...all it takes is a few words...smiles.

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    1. Yes, the glass! Claudia knows all about it--she was there---isn't THAT cool? I had Googled the cathedral before posting the photo, I like to know what's goin' on my blog. And the history of this thing is awesome. Thanks for your kind comments, Brian.

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  2. Let healing heart-heat from above
    become that burning flame of love...this could be from a hymn.. steve, i stood in the sagrada familia last week and i was close to tears.. this is such an overwhelming architecture and together with the story of antoni gaudi, the architect and artist behind these "stone trees" (the pillars are like trees) it's just one moving gem of history.. he poured his life and heart into this cathedral..not yet sure if this was really so good..in his last months he slept on the building ground and when he got knocked over by a tram and died in the streets of barcelona, they didn't recognize him cause he had stopped taking care of himself and looked like a homeless.. sad story and a brilliant man and a church that takes your breath away..

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    1. Thanks Claudia for the info. I Googled Gaudi, but never got that far into his life. Sad. It's called obsession, right! Even the 'great' call fall...just from a higher distance--grin!

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  3. oh and rgd. your comment...you're probably right...smiles

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  4. You have put me at ease...just the now - it is all we have and sharing with friends and all the beauty laid before us...you are a gem shining like the windows above...blessings...bkm

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    1. Really Barbara, we help each other on these blogs, with hope, consolation, humor, and writing FUN stuff. AND...by reading one another's and commenting. Thanks to the peeps (above) who built this POET PUB!

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  5. I like let newness beget the old ~ A meaningful write Steve ~

    Thanks for sparkling my day ~

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    1. Heaven thank YOU for kind remarks.

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  6. That is the quote that has me wanting to go see that movie!! See, we are kindred spirits. :) Being at ease isn't always as easy as it sounds, but I find myself there more and more as I seek to let go and turn inward.
    Is the stained glass depicting the movement of the sun across the sky? Morning to daytime to night? That's how it looks to me.

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    1. Interesting, your thought about the glass design..don't know. and I DID read up on the church, still under construction after 130 years.

      About the quote...me too! Sounds like a takeoff from a biblical reference?

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  7. Love it, Steve, esp. this last stanza.


    Memories sometimes tease
    warm waters into freeze.
    Let healing heart-heat from above
    become that burning flame of love.

    And the pic of the colorful window glass. Yes, there is something about it which makes you feel at ease...

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    1. Sometimes I think we not supposed to "feel at ease". But, we were made to be happy, maybe just not here.
      Glad you stopped by, Dulce!

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  8. Lately, I am all about the things that make me smile, laugh, and be at ease. Yes.
    Smiles...

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    1. Yeah, my favorite word is PEACE! I'll stay with that. Oh, smiling and layghter also--grin!

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  9. Memories sometimes tease
    warm waters into freeze.
    Let healing heart-heat from above
    become that burning flame of love.....


    Lovely lines and the pic is just beautiful!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Ayala. Feel like I complained all over your blog post comments today.
      Sorry, but it just FIT!

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    2. It was not complaining you opened your heart and I felt your pain. You are welcome to do that anytime. It was heartbreaking to me. I don't know if you read my reply to you...I hope you did. I still love this. xo

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  10. Love your quotes, Steve, and your poem. Swirling that memory wine around in the bottle, and thinking of the sizzle of those lovers' crepes suzettes. ;_)

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  11. This immediately made me think of Claudia's recent return from Barcelona. The glass is so beautiful, the colors spreading out from pane to pane. One can find true peace in a church, although some folks are turned off by grandiose buildings, in which case, we're probably talking a field of poppies or bluebells. "...a wilderness fresh, foreign, forbidden..." Passionate stuff, then turning more spiritual as it goes. A superb write, and perfect for dverse, Steve. Bravo! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/06/14/we-interrupt-your-regularly-scheduled-programming/

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  12. Beautiful work, Steve. I love reading your poetry out loud. The rhymes really come to life.

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    1. Thanks Beth...see ya around the bogs--er, blogs!--grin!

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  13. Another fan over here. I love it all but especially the first four really spoke to me. Thanks for the reminder!

    XO

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    1. Everybody loves a fan--and so do I!
      Thanks!

      BTW--it IS mutual, ya know!

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  14. Your poetry has become more "easy flowing, easy going" since I started reading you Steve. This poem particularly affecting in these crucial lines "Let healing heart-heat from above/ become that burning flame of love." Always a joy to visit here.

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    1. Thanks for your observations, Gay.

      Off topic:
      I do not understand Google +...but between blogs, Face Book, Twitter, Skype, Face-time, violin practices, AA meetings and involvements, I don't know where to fit Google +. Just no room on the page, so I'm gonna have to bow out of that, OK? Sorry!

      PEACE!

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  15. Hello again...

    I love stained glass windows too. They give me a sense of awe, especially if found in cathedrals.

    Your poem brought tears to my eyes...

    God is not a God of three dimensions. He is a God who lives in the Fourth Dimension.

    Be at peace... and be at ease.

    Blessings to you my friend,
    Lidia

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    1. At peace, and at ease,
      respecting your blog-words
      and admiring your life-living.
      Blessings, Lidia!

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  16. I loved the title of this post! :)

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    1. ...and I love the title of your blog:
      "I DO, I DO."
      --grin!

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    2. Hey your comment on my blog brightened my mood up. Really. Can't say how much!

      Thank you so much for feeding back. And I have changed the settings. Are you still having problem with commenting? I'm sorry for the previous errors. :(

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  17. Oh that was grand with all the rhyme in your land. The pic was great too and the last quote was really interesting as well, not sure it takes place all the time, but yeah could very well be true.

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  18. In the end...who will know? True or not?

    Maybe in end we'll just "be"
    You may now say, "Hee-hee!" --grin!

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  19. Perfect...amazing religious touch :)

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    1. Hi! New Moon!
      I meant to be spiritual, rather than religious. I like my (serious) words to be for everyone, not just specific believers of one or the other

      Thank you for writing your thought!

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  20. Like a breeze though my soul!
    Super stanzas, great rhythm, great read.

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  21. You sure write encouraging comment, kolembo!
    Thank you.
    PEACE!

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  22. I enjoyed this! You have a good attitude. (I also enjoyed the quote from The Exotic Marigold Hotel! SO true.)

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