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May 21, 2013

CHANGE ROOMS IN YOUR MIND

Leave the familiar for a while. Let your senses and bodies stretch out Like a welcomed season Onto the meadow and shores and hills. Open up to the Roof. Make a new watermark on your excitement And love. Like a blooming night flower, Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness And giving Upon our intimate assembly. - Read More -

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May 10, 2013

THE POETS

Reading the beautiful poetry of Indian poet Radindranath Tagore (1861-1941….Thanks, S!) reminded me so much of another favorite [Lebanese] poet of mine: Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)! Contemporaries in age, both were distinguished by their beautiful poetry…and interestingly by their involvement in politics. Though neither would probably have considered themselves politicians…Gibran used to say, “Spare me the - Read More -

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May 3, 2013

I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH

I Have Learned So much from God That I can no longer Call Myself A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, A Buddhist, a Jew. The Truth has shared so much of Itself With me That I can no longer call myself A man, a woman, an angel, Or even pure Soul. Love has Befriended Hafiz - Read More -

April 30, 2013

IMAGES

“She does not know her beauty…she thinks her brown body has no glory…” Nina Simone brings to life the poem of William Waring Cuney with this hauntingly beautiful and poignant rendition of No Images. And please allow me to add: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! ;)

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April 13, 2013

KEEP CALM

I think it’s much easier to keep one’s peace in nature (on a tranquil mountain or a beautiful sun-soaked beach) than within the chaos of city life. However, true peace remains no matter where you are. This reminds me very much of a poem I memorized in the 12th grade (many years ago!) for an - Read More -

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March 23, 2013

THE ANGEL SAID

She caught me off guard when my soul said to me, “Have we met?” So surprised I was to hear her speak like that I chuckled. She begin to sing a tale: “There was once a hardworking man who used to worry so much because he could not feed and clothe his children and wife - Read More -

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March 13, 2013

SEEK THAT WHICH IS

Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot Seek the path that demands your whole being. Leave that which is not, but appears to be Seek that which is, but is not apparent. -Rumi Born Jalaludin Mohamad (1207-1273) in Persia, Rumi is perhaps the best known Sufi poet. His beautiful poetry has inspired many throughout - Read More -

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March 3, 2013

IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK?

All I want is freedom
Is that too much to ask
All I want is freedom
To forget everything in my past
All I want is freedom
To take away all the tears and the pain
All I want is freedom
To never feel that way again
All I want is freedom
To love you my own way
All I want is freedom
To make all my fears go away
All I want is freedom
To say “I love you”
All I want is freedom
To hear you say “I love you too”

-Christal Carpenter

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