Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday.. Dark Clouds Hovered and Threatened.. But No Rain... Three Things for Thursday!

"I fell in love, not deep, but I fell several times and then fell out."

"Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep." Sandburg

"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."

~ all by Carl Sandburg... who was born in Galesburg, Illinois, on January 6, 1878.. Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor.. he was best known for his poetry... He won three Pulitzer Prizes.. two for his poetry and the third for a biography of Abraham Lincoln.. he also wrote a children's book of tales known as "Rootabaga Stories".. I have searched old book shops.. thrift stores.. and antique stores high and low hoping to find a copy of it for myself.. I have read some of the stories on-line and believe it or not... my favorite story is about seven rusty rats... and so

#1- Happy Birthday Carl Sandburg!

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#2- On January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the forty-seventh state.. Known as the “Land of Enchantment.”.. New Mexico is the gem of the Southwest.. History.. Culture.. and landscape join together to form an impression that will never ... leave you once you have visited this beautiful state.. I am lucky enough to have been on two trips there to see my Son.. (Anthony).. His lovely Wife..(Tana).. and my Beautiful Grand-Daughter Maya.. They live in Santa Fe.. The Capital city of New Mexico....
.. hiking.. snowboarding.. art museums.. road runners.. waterfalls.. gorges.. .. Indian reservations.. wineries..mesas.. yucca.. caverns.. and the Rio Grand river all come together with the people there to truly enchant it's many visitors...

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#3~ Alphabe-Thursday - The Letter M-

M is for Music~ a while back I was sent the word music by someone who wanted me to write a poem.. when someone sends me a word I think on it a little then I write a poem.. Every time it is different and sometimes I will like a list of words or a single word so much that I will write more than one thing from it... I love music..

Time To Dance- (music!)

Melodies pulsing through my soul
Undulating symphony of rock and roll
Strumming rhythms.. electric heat
Instrumental with a jazzy beat
Chords and lyrics.. Microphones
~~Bring delicious wiggles to my bones.

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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M is also for Mom- I am lucky enough to have once seen my Mom dance... with her twin brother..he was a smooth dancer.. he knew all the fancy steps.. at least that's what he once told me... I miss him tonight.. I am pretty sure that both him and my Mom love Music too.. ... That's my Mom in the Middle.. the four of us are half of her eight children... most of us don't jitterbug any more.. at least not when anyone is watching.. but we do tap our toes when we hear music...
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.. I welcome both comments and followers..
Have a great day!


Tana said...

Love the New Mexico Tribute!

Tana said...

Love the New Mexico Tribute

Sue said...

I do love Carl Sandburg!

(And your poem about music.)


Pondside said...

To see your mum dance - that's special - and so is the picture of your four siblings and your mother.

a moderate life said...

Hi Patsy! I am visiting you from alphabet thursday. What a lovely poem on music and reminiscence of your momma! All the best, Alex@amoderatelife

Judie said...

Patsy, I see you write about the music of life! Brava! I love your M word, but I am wondering what a Darl Cloud is. I love your blog, and I will be back for more!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love music that brings wiggles to your bones.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Thanks for sharing those quotes of Carl Sandburg. Wondeful photos of your trip to your son adn his family in New Mexico. I graduated from Alamogordo, NM, met my hubby there, had our first daughter there too :o)
I love your poem on music... and a lovely photo of your mom. How fun to have seen a photo of your mom and her brother dancing. I am sure they looked great dancing.

Blessings & Aloha!

Splendid Little Stars said...

love your poem! It has rhythm and soul! Dance on!

Jenny said...

What a great post! I love the Carl Sandurg quote, but my favorite, favorite thing here is the fact you saw your Mom dance like that!

What a wonderful memory.

That whole thought just makes me smile!

It's always nice to visit you share such fun and intriquing subjects with us.

Thanks for linking to Alphabe-Thursday.