Rita Shibr's Blog (18)

One to one point six one repeated...

APRIL 18, 2010 7:28AM

One to one point six one repeated

stare at the centre of the shasta daisy, midwest muse,

or stellaa at the pillars of the parthenon.

whether by default or it's forgetfulness we…

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Added by Rita Shibr on July 15, 2017 at 5:11pm — 29 Comments

The Magellan Stars: for Our Captain Will

(I wrote this last January when Nana and Captain Will were on their sailing travels,  I was looking at the picture they posted on OS and wrote this,  I included some comments from Kim and James.   In the tradition of our threads and calls and answers we had over the years as a response to the Captain's Star over the Mast for Kim)…

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Added by Rita Shibr on March 19, 2016 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Regards from Australia

 Sent from Kim Gamble's daughter Arielle,  the beautiful service booklet  from his funeral,  I thought I would share here.…

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Added by Rita Shibr on March 8, 2016 at 6:30pm — 19 Comments

Dear James



Bob Dylan - Forever Young by wearyoldman

Dear James,

I wanted to imagine that I didn't know

how intimately it feels to be alone

but it was something you and I…

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Added by Rita Shibr on January 20, 2016 at 12:30am — 38 Comments

The Day after The Day

the day after the day

a cherry scented lotion you would never wear

wrapped  in dime store cellophane

remains of bubblegum scented soap

and smudged mascara

flecks of silly ticker tape ribbon

that refuse to be swept away

dullard heads of…

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Added by Rita Shibr on February 16, 2013 at 7:59pm — 31 Comments

Call if Lonely



call if lonely

you said

for a moment  I was…

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Added by Rita Shibr on January 19, 2013 at 11:00pm — 27 Comments

The Great Wave

stultified these last days since you fell apart…

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Added by Rita Shibr on January 14, 2013 at 9:00am — 35 Comments

Remnants and Regret

I wish I could pick up the pieces

of last night

and cobble together

the look in your eyes

someone forgot to draw the curtains

the sun is shining 

reticent and cold

on our ashes and remnants

we trip…

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Added by Rita Shibr on January 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — 15 Comments

The Silver Suit Christmas: A Slice of Christmas 1966

 

 

It was a life time ago or maybe it was just yesterday, it depends on how you remember it, where you are when your mind travels time, but the year was 1966 or so.

Christmas Eve was the big night in our home, the only night that my parents kicked up their heels. With a brood of seven…

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Added by Rita Shibr on December 24, 2012 at 11:30am — 69 Comments

I Call You Mine

 

 

Recently there was a discussion around another poem by Julie which questioned the feeling of knowing someone, of feeling someone was their own. I admit to this. I admit to wanting this. 

I have known this place

your…

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Added by Rita Shibr on December 9, 2012 at 8:30pm — 36 Comments

The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry

A tiny pink coat

two pairs of baby shoes

circa 1930

now dented 

a mans shaving brush

thirteen love letters still in envelopes

elbow length silk gloves with covered…

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Added by Rita Shibr on November 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 40 Comments

Green Station Wagon

 

 

 

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Added by Rita Shibr on November 11, 2012 at 12:12pm — 53 Comments

The Grace in Letting Go

Is there a grace

to the letting go 

a pass for the pain

and grasping

a girl feels a flutter

watches as 

her body transforms 

she becomes a woman

a mother

a young man releases

his selfish dreams, the walls fall

he picks…

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Added by Rita Shibr on October 14, 2012 at 4:30pm — 14 Comments

We Were Born Before the Wind

 

"We were born before the wind

Also younger than the sun..."

 

( My son and I Dancing to Into the Mystic his wedding day last week)

 

I'll remember you

as that…

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Added by Rita Shibr on August 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — 75 Comments

Ghost

 

 

 

 

 

I miss you on these nights of stars and snow

days of brilliant red cardinals on brown branches

I longed once to capture for you

I am unsure what was said or unsaid

to turn you from me

 

I'll…

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Added by Rita Shibr on July 28, 2012 at 7:11am — 25 Comments

Oblivion

You came to me near dawn

in the world between real and unreal

across fog and water

Was it Acheron between us

and me with no coin to cross?

You came to me in a dream

in a world between real and unreal

across miles and…

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Added by Rita Shibr on July 25, 2012 at 6:30pm — 23 Comments

In Dreams

In the dream it is winter

your breath comes out in large

white puffs as you smile

cutting wood for the new kitchen

the house plan tacked

on the beam behind you

In the dream it is Christmas

baby girl has kept her santa hat on

all…

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Added by Rita Shibr on July 7, 2012 at 7:00am — 22 Comments

The Look and Sound of Silence: OC





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Added by Rita Shibr on July 3, 2012 at 5:30am — 20 Comments

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How Far We've Fallen

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