Author Archives: elainedanforth

BLOW TO MAKE A SOUND

Blow to make a sound. Cover the holes to make it smooth and sweet and round. Tap foot, keep time, hold heart and mind more deep than worded reason or its clever rhyme. Without wry shapes of face or mouth, … Continue reading

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ONE, MANY, ONE

The harmony to hum, just one, a move in nature’s symphony. The dissonance to be just me in solitude amid a multitude. In anger, grief and fear, a stirred but most unsavory misery. The rub– how to compose or reconcile … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU’RE CUT OUT FOR

You have been cut. Yup. You feel as though you’ve had enough. No shred of oomph to think of triumph and go on, like one of scruff, to do the things you know could make it better. . . So … Continue reading

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ADDICTION

Addiction. Notice it. . . though you may embrace it, and, at the thought of stopping you court down dirty struggle in the wrangling and pain of un-pluggle, which will strain, burn and chafe you before you can ever come … Continue reading

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PEOPLE MAKING SENSE

People. Making sense. Making nonsense. Making sense out of nonsense. Nonsense out of sense. Nonsense out of nonsense. . . and when we’re really really lucky, at our best, we’re making sense out of somewhere hidden sense. When we make … Continue reading

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HOCUS POCUS. NONE SUCH, UNLESS. . .

Hocus pocus. . . There is none such that you can name or see or feel or touch– Unless you count the simple power our upright bodies and our rippled, wriggly, winding brains have to truly focus. If we’ve got … Continue reading

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GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT, KNOCK WOOD

Gentle gentle gentle into That. Good. Night. Knock wood. Knock wood. Turned inside out, the body-mind the heaven-earth the flesh, the soul is understood. Physical, mental challenged, doing things it never knew it never ever till now could, exhale, inhale … Continue reading

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