“Alone” ~ by Poe (video reading)

"Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were—I have not seen As others saw—I could not bring My passions from a common spring— From the same source I have not taken My sorrow—I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone— And all I lov’d—I …

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Pursue your Passions (video message)

Need a little creative inspiration? Check out my end-of-the-year message. My message is not polished perfection, but it is packed with heart and intention. (A script) from the head would have made logical sense; hopefully, you get the gist. 😁 Best to you in 2023! 💗 Michele https://videopress.com/v/pQAJzMZF?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I was surprised yesterday to receive a …

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Story time (video)

Like many people, my love affair with words and stories began with picture books. An adoration that has never left me. I am grateful to my mom for reading to me and my brother before we started kindergarten and to my first-grade teacher for calling on me, frequently, to read aloud during story time. Those …

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Live at the Marquee (video)

https://videopress.com/v/btevJX7c?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true It took several years but I finally made it to a Social Distortion show. Many opportunities to see them did arise through the years, but for one reason or another I was not able to go, including having to miss because my daughter was sick. She is now close to the age I was …

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Wild Wings! (video)

Oh, wild creature! You remind me that along the manicured green and the rows of conformity seen, wild still exists! You waken my being and energize my soul. On your wild wings, I will soar! https://videopress.com/v/Ci2ou5i5?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Hawks offer great symbolism for me. They represent many qualities and remind me to stay observant. It is not …

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“Don’t Hesitate” (poetry recitation)

"Don't Hesitate" by Mary Oliver If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy,don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plentyof lives and whole towns destroyed or aboutto be. We are not wise, and not very oftenkind. And much can never be redeemed.Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps thisis its way of fighting back, that …

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Easily Entertained (poem & video)

For a stretched moment we are not our voices discussing         aging parents,            men,               kids,                  politics,                     and relationships we are not our choices that leave us         pondering,            questioning,               understanding,                  revising,                     and releasing we are who we’ve always been – playful spirits hushed by life’s demands we found each other again – laughing at life’s silly shit …

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Live at the Marquee (video)

Enjoy the show! https://videopress.com/v/xGPz31Mg?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I've had many musical moments at the Tempe Marquee Theatre. Last night's show included several local bands (others not in my video). In video order: Fat Gray Cat (long time friends), The Sintrics Band (fairly new on the Phoenix scene), and Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers (notable on the Phoenix …

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Sweet and Fierce is She

Hers is a heart of extremes; rare it seems. Two atriums pumping independently: sweetly and fiercely, blood merges into one life force. Buried under skin and bone is the source. Never trapped, never contained; her heart extends to the edge of the universe. In its chambers, lives two: a gentle child safeguarded from corruption and …

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Do not go gentle into that good night (video)

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the …

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