Anna1liese's Blog (13)

Maria ... At least one of us has suffered ... and ...

All these days later and do we know ...

At least one of ours ... Vanessa Seijo ... and her family ... in Puerto Rico ...

is ... are ... suffering from all this storm has brought ...

Please may we let her know ...

how we care for her and for hers...

Vanessa ... if you are able to see our thoughts for you and for yours ...

may you know how much love surrounds you ... and yours ...

Even if you may not see our thoughts for you here…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on September 28, 2017 at 8:56pm — 21 Comments

Aleppo's child ... Ian Pannel reports...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27180006

I wish I could embed his video, his article.

He was there.  He saw ... so that we could see ...

May somehow ... we all ... see ...

May somehow ... we all ... reach out our hands ... to hold all of theirs ...

May somehow ... all of this ... stop ...

May somehow ... the makers of bread ...

survive to reach out to the  ... child ...…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on April 28, 2014 at 6:08pm — 16 Comments

Starvation's Child ... Surrender or Starve

The child ...

outside Damascus ...

spoke of chemical weapons ...

that might come and take his life ...

his thought ... 

let it come ...

but make it smell of bread ...

so I will die happy ...…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on October 18, 2013 at 6:58pm — 15 Comments

Madiba ...

Thoughts borrowed from a Truckstop ...

I'm not exactly sure ... why ...

but as I hold my own private vigil for Madiba ...

I ...

find ... I always come back to the moment of dance ...

which is what ... brings me here ...

here ... where always ... thoughts ... are free ...

and then ... and then ...

I somehow hear the voice of Cesaria…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on June 27, 2013 at 9:34pm — 7 Comments

Lakhdar Brahimi offers thoughts on Syria

I first found this link a few days ago and have watched it several times.  

A little while ago I watched as it played on Al Jazeera.  It runs for about 25 minutes.

I have no words to paraphrase more clearly what he offers here than if I simply let him offer his words himself, but ...

I keep seeing the eyes of terrified children

who may never again know ... or believe in ... home ...

who feel abandoned ... by a world ...

who feel abandoned ... by…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on March 10, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

When the child knows only cold ...

snow falls ...

winds roar ...   

tears freeze ...

before ...

they fall ...

tiny hearts ...

beyond chilled ...…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on February 23, 2013 at 4:10pm — 14 Comments

Winter's Child

Winter’s Child ... 

still Syria’s Child ...

snow’s child ...

cold’s child ...

in Syria still or

Turkey or Jordan

or Egypt 

or Lebanon ...

or ...

can find no warmth ...

no bit of warmth ...

as all the world ...

looks away…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on January 14, 2013 at 5:16pm — 9 Comments

Please let them know ...

Just listened to George Mitchell on the BBC ...

after I’d sent this ...

Dear President Obama,

May I tell you how relieved I am that you will continue as our president for your second term.  There were tears here as well as those we saw in your eyes.

Over the past hours I have been so aware of and worried by what is happening in Gaza to the Palestinians.

I so hoped that once your second term was secure that you…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on November 15, 2012 at 5:48pm — 14 Comments

Aleppo: Syria’s ... wounds ... now

Children children wounded, hurt ... some accompanying, carrying parents for help ... that may not come ... for anyone. Not because someone doesn’t want to give it but because there are not enough doctors, nurses to help.  There are not enough supplies, medicines, beds, litters, space upon a floor.  Any floor.  Some are laid on the ground outside the door.  And everywhere ... everywhere ... there is blood ...

Children children wounded ... some by bullets, some by bombs,…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on October 12, 2012 at 5:17pm — 10 Comments

A Voice for Syria’s People: Lakhdar Brahimi

 

I don’t know how we dare look away ...

Hold in mind the tiny ones ...

I could share my own words here to speak for Syria ... as I have tried to do on Open ... but better words ... clearer words ... far more knowing words ... are available from the one who has stood up to work for peace there.

If you know very little about what is going on in Syria, take a moment to listen to him ... because he will help you, I think, to begin to…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on September 21, 2012 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Andy ... tonight ...

Often before ... I have shed tears for an Andy ...  

a Dunblane ... Andy ...

Tonight ... tears are here ... for a different Andy ...

whose birthday yesterday ... his thirtieth birthday ...

brought him to the microphones ... 

to announce ... after some thought ... that this ..

this Open ... this one... playing now ... will be his last ...

Whenever he is done ... he will go home ... and embrace more ... that he loves ... for he will have given…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on August 31, 2012 at 5:23pm — 4 Comments

Soul ... Sadness ...

I hope that Cranky will not mind because this is really my response this morning to his piece.  Depression.

Somehow ... in some ways ...it seems a natural follow on from the piece I shared last week ... on another Sunday ...

 

I think that sometimes ... we are so caught up inside ... a kind of soul sadness ... that naming it ... doesn't really come into play.  I don't mean that in any way to be dismissive.  Finding ways within ourselves…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on July 22, 2012 at 5:38am — 14 Comments

Sundays ...

Sundays ...

some days ...

days to rest ...

to float ...

to be ...

Do we dare and ...

do we dare ...…

Continue

Added by anna1liese on July 15, 2012 at 9:53am — 8 Comments

NEW BLOG POSTS

Playing with Constitutional Fire

Posted by Ron Powell on May 18, 2019 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

More Notes To Self

Posted by Robert B. James on May 18, 2019 at 7:32am 2 Comments

Half_____?

Posted by Steel Breeze on May 18, 2019 at 5:31am 6 Comments

Spun Dry

Posted by Robert B. James on May 17, 2019 at 7:00am 0 Comments

© 2019   Created by lorianne.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service