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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Enjoying Eastertide

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Fri May 19, 2017 4:53 am

Scrolling through the thread...
Saw PARM'S beautiful sig pic
Fell in love
Sat down to watch for a while...
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Ah, Calgary; Ah Spring!

Postby prmiller » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:09 pm

IrisBrandybuck wrote:Scrolling through the thread...
Saw PARM'S beautiful sig pic
Fell in love
Sat down to watch for a while...


Visiting to conquer insomnia
Saw IrisBrandybuck's charming post...
touched by the kindness of it,
sat down to write for a while...

Southward watching billowed clouds
sweep across the thirsting plains,
missing schools, avoiding parks,
drenching fields with blesséd rains...
that is what I yearn to see,
that is what I yearn to tell,
that is what we long to have...
but here? We know the story well.
Rain will fall, and snow may, too,
hail might come...it has before...
all within an hour's time...
maybe less or maybe more...
but it shall come and with it...spring...
the kind that comes quite late in May
the kind that comes with lilac blooms
that blesses us Queen Vicky Day.
I see the clouds and feel the winds...
not breezes! No...a hue and cry,
that snaps off twigs and flips off hats,
escaping into laughing sky.
Ah, Calgary! Ah vagrant spring...
oh how we love this spiteful thing!

Blessings,
Parm :)
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Upon a Midnight Storm

Postby prmiller » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:27 pm

I felt the air grow cold and fill with wind,
the moon-bright clouds dim down with deep'ning dark,
I wonder who around me gravely sinned
that skies are lightning bright, and angered, spark.
It is not merely thunder rolling on,
it is the stuff of dramas and suspense,
for now the darkness drowns the hope of dawn
while we, all shuddered, seek some recompense.
Oh storm! You break our gift of rest with noise,
to leave us wide-eyed, fearing in our beds;
for us, there are no other gifts nor joys
to free us fearing wrath upon our heads.
Yet just as swiftly all your rage is spent;
and waft to us a gift of floral scent.

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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Settling into Summer

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:01 am

:)

That is lovely, Parm.

Thanks.

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The Pines are Gilded Glories

Postby prmiller » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:44 pm

The pines are gilded glories
as evening sun dips down,
the cones in upper branches
are gems upon each crown;
their are raised in praising,
they point to heaven's realm,
the pines are gilded glories,
without a sword or helm.

The pines waft scents of freshness
upon the cooling breeze
that sway the branches dancing
applauded by the leaves;
their arms are raised in gladness
as twilight briefly gleams,
and I shall join them shortly
to dance with them in dreams.

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A choice! A choice! Yes, I rejoice!

Postby prmiller » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:53 pm

Tookish_Traveler tells me: "lJune is 'your choice of beverage' month!!!!! Mine may change daily."

I am inspired...

Milk? No, tea...no guava juice!
With ice cream dipped inside!
Coffee...iced...with caramel...
Oh! I cannot decide!
So set each holy hour...
for matins, bring me tea!...
be blessed with beverage bounty
(not only one with "B").
I'll sip some apple cider
when I complete compline,
and sigh with warming cocoa,
when it is vespers time.
For nones, I shall have coffee
and lauds, well, water's fine
as long as it comes flavoured
with fruits that taste like wine.
Oh, happy day and and glory!
I shall enjoy each day,
to sample nature's bounty
each time I stop to pray!

Blessings,
Parm :)
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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Settling into Summer

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:12 pm

:D

All great choices!!!!!

I am having some tea right now.
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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Settling into Summer

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:28 pm

Tea...that sounds like a wonderful idea. :hug:
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Twilight Tea

Postby prmiller » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:02 pm

IrisBrandybuck wrote:Tea...that sounds like a wonderful idea. :hug:


We watch the golden air diffuse
into much gentler shades of blue;
sip melancholy watching pines
grow darker green with hue on hue.
We savour blends of well-steeped tea
and smile contented at the sky,
which slowly pinks and purples now,
while out of shadows squirrels lope by.
Braver now, jackrabbits dart
from out of sheltering bush and limb,
above, glint stars of diamond light;
below, the sounds of traffic dim.
We do not speak, but warmly smile,
and like the tea, infuse our thoughts
into the warmth that slowly falls,
and sigh contented for these spots.

Ah, tea.

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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Settling into Summer

Postby Lalaith-Elerrina » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:59 pm

Good evening, Parm! Or morning, or afternoon! You have a lovely sig pic. It makes me imagine either a hobbit dwelling, or the empty tomb of Jesus. (Apologies if you are not of a religious/Christian inclination.)
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A Child of the Empty Tomb

Postby prmiller » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:11 pm

Lalaith-Elerrina wrote:Good evening, Parm! Or morning, or afternoon! You have a lovely sig pic. It makes me imagine either a hobbit dwelling, or the empty tomb of Jesus. (Apologies if you are not of a religious/Christian inclination.)


Your apology actually inspired me to write this:

I will not walk to monuments
to offer sacrifices there;
for traces of the One I love
are found instead in fiery air.
The cloven flame, the wonder-wind,
the hymns that burst from heaven's breath
could not have come had Death not died:
I am a child of Life from Death.

Do not believe I shall enshrine
the lack of life inside that tomb;
no bones I seek, no shards, no shroud,
but rather seek that Upper Room.
I live instead by unbought grace,
gold now for dross that fires consume;
thus old is gone, the new has come:
His grave became my new-life's womb.

I follow now a narrow path,
which sometimes seems a lonely road;
gone are my griefs of what I was,
gone is that unseen, loathsome load.
I bear instead the burdened prayer,
the weight of glory in rough clay,
and all because of Cross and Grave
and that great stone...now rolled away.

Blessings,
Parm :)
...and no apology necessary.
It was an honour to respond to this!
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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Settling into Summer

Postby Lalaith-Elerrina » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:30 am

Lovely, lovely! :clap:
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Storm Breaking

Postby prmiller » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:56 pm

Wind
sharp-scented
swirls through shutters and screens
light
brief-bent
cracks across air and cloud
sound
tone-challenged
resonates into class and home
helpless we
against
such wind
such light
such sound
yet
windows still resist
roofs still protect
walls still stand
why then
fear
at storm breaking?

Enjoy,
Parm :)
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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Settling into Summer

Postby Lalaith-Elerrina » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:04 pm

Parm is such a friendly dude.
He is never, ever rude.
He writes lovely poetry
for you, and you, and you, and me!
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About That Parm

Postby prmiller » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:43 pm

Lalaith-Elerrina wrote:Parm is such a friendly dude.
He is never, ever rude.
He writes lovely poetry
for you, and you, and you, and me!


While sharing gifts in guild and hall;
Parm does not seem to mind at all
that folk may write, "Oh! I've been Parmed,"
for none who see that are alarmed.
No! Parm, much like the concertina,
charming Lalaith-Elerrina,
finds when he is stretched or stressed,
writes those rhymes that he loves best.
So though Parm wanders here and there
and near some hearth, may find a chair,
is fond of pastry, toast and tea,
is grateful for some levity,
look to find him when one's grief,
needs a word of rhymed relief,
when events come round to cheer,
Parm may come and standing near,
to leave a post to celebrate
and tell you, gladly, "You are great!"
So this is what I know of Parm
who chooses whimsy, joy, and charm,
to brighten, lighten, and inspire,
and doze a bit by cheering fire.

Blessings,
Parm :)
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At Last! The Key Works! The Door Opens!

Postby prmiller » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:03 pm

Hooray!
Back again!
What a grim time of waiting.
How good to be back home.

Parm
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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Settling into Summer

Postby Ladykat » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:13 pm

prmiller wrote:Hooray!
Back again!
What a grim time of waiting.
How good to be back home.

Parm


Got that right! :D

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Remembering the Valiant

Postby prmiller » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:03 pm

Look! The hills are scorched and burning;
distant summits dim with haze,
but see heroes stride in bravely
while the forests are ablaze!
Here I honour you, our valiant,
you who labour hard and long,
although weary, must keep fighting,
and while fighting must stay strong.

We shall pray for mercy's showers,
and we pray for winds to fall,
yes, we pray for such resources
that shall never fail nor fall.
May these words I write in safety
grateful for the gift you bring,
be encouraging, though danger
is both great and harrowing.

I will join with those who bring you
those supplies your bodies crave;
and shall work with those who help you
to be continue to be brave.
I will give what can be given
and will do what can be done
so this battle fighting nature
is battle that is won.

With profoundest gratitude,
Parm
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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Remembering the Valiant

Postby Calma » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:10 pm

Hey, parm!
I hope the fires are soon contained
I'm tired of the smoke that's been hanging about my neck of the woods.

Thank you to the firefighters who put their lives on the line.
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In Cathedrals of Green

Postby prmiller » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:04 pm

Living pillars set in earth
wooden, yet of stalwart girth,
rise with gothic shape and line
in cathedral-like design.
I, a mere novitiate of time,
hear no toll of bell nor chime;
worshipful, I amble through,
with a magpie retinue.
Choirs of squirrels their hymns upraise,
sparrows join with feathered praise;
I, with them, my prayers adjoin,
mixed with thanks, my tither's coin.
There, I hear this homily:
"Tend My world responsibly."
Thus abjured, this steward shrives
to live well with blood-bought lives;
manage well creation's grace,
till I see it's Maker's face.

Blessings,
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A Much as Lives Within Me

Postby prmiller » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:28 pm

There is a lot of breath in me,
to sing, to speak, to laugh, and weep;
muscles, sinews, joints, and skin
structured should I dance or leap.
Such passing fancies, idle thoughts,
what chuckles burst from whimsied dreams;
such grieving tears, loud wails, and moans,
that bridled rage, those stifled screams...
all these and more live deep within,
and deep within these words intone:
"As much as lies within you, child,
give peace dominion from your throne."
Now that is why I live to love,
repenting of my former hates;
to speak encouragements with truth,
as my soul, stilled, on heaven waits.

Blessings,
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The S'mores Pocket

Postby prmiller » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:36 pm

Delicious and choc'late,
that luscious S'more's pocket
that Tim Hortons sells;
for deep in me dwells,
a love for the taste
of marshmellow paste
with campfire songs,
where that treat belongs.
Come crackers of graham
cause dieting mayhem!
Bring chocolate chaos
for I am at no loss
to sing of its joys
with grown men and boys.

Amen...Amen...Amen.

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Parm :)
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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Cathedrals of Green

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:05 pm

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The Slow Unwinding

Postby prmiller » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:54 pm

There is a slow unwinding,
as daylight turns to dusk,
I feel diminished, like the moon,
a wan and fading husk.
Yet in the slow unwinding,
when fresh air blows inside,
I let myself feel humbled
and breathe away my pride.
The branches may be creaking,
the wind may sigh and moan,
but in the slow unwinding,
distress leaves bone on bone.
Be sure my heart is praying,
I let the heaven's in,
I settle down in silence
and even find I grin.
The lovely slow unwinding,
when daytime turns to night,
I close my eyes in gladness
and grateful, wake in light.

Blessings,
Parm :-)
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Though all be ice and snow

Postby prmiller » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:35 pm

The chill of winter has arrived in force,
but deep December's cold has yet to come;
the cycle of each season takes its course,
brief warmth to heat, then coolness, feeling numb.
Though all be ice and snow, a beauty dawns
despite the lateness of the rising sun.
Strange creatures formed from snow may grace our lawns;
the breadth of winter's art is still not done.
See magpies, just like Pollocks, sketch a line,
while rabbits, brave Kandinskys, swish and swirl.
Boy Warhols fashion angel=forms divine,
or was that mittened artist there a girl?
It matters not: creative works appear.
What gifts to grace this frigid time of year!

Blessings,
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Re: Parm's Pleasant Pondering Place:Though all be ice and sn

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:33 am

No ice and snow here.

Yet.




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