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Staring at a blank page is like staring into a snowfield. The snow, untouched by civilization and unmarked by living creatures, blinds you for a few minutes, it glistens reflecting subtle shades of pure white and rainbows at odd angles. If you stare at the snow too long, you get lost in the interplay of light and shadow.

As the day wears on, you become awestruck at the beauty of the snow's perfection. You marvel at the way an oak tree cast its ebony shadow across the pure white snow. You watch the tree's shadow change, grow and shrink, as Earth turns and the sun moves from morning to evening. If you stand out in the snow too long without moving, you risk snow bite or freezing.

If you are fortunate, a red fox will walk across your line of sight. The fox will leave his footprints written in the snowfield. As you watch the fox move, the spell holding you in one spot staring at the snow is broken. You are free to go inside out of the cold and out of danger.


I must say,
writing 500 words a day
isn't difficult,
unless I'm attempting to write
on a single subject.

On Monday, October 28, 2013, I began posting my weekly goals at "Weekly Goals. On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 I began keeping track of may accomplished goals in this journal.

"O SON OF BEING! Bring thyself to account each day ere thou art summoned to a reckoning;
for death, unheralded, shall come upon thee and thou shalt be called to give account for thy deeds."
Bah'u'll'h The Hidden Words of Bah'u'll'h, Part I.'From the Arabic, #31, page 11

'Heinlein's Rules for Writers

         Rule One: You Must Write
         Rule Two: Finish What Your Start
         Rule Three: You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order
         Rule Four: You Must Put Your Story on the Market
         Rule Five: You Must Keep it on the Market until it has Sold'

Robert A. Heinlein

It is enjoined upon every one of you to engage in some form of occupation, such as crafts, trades and the like. We have graciously exalted your engagement in such work to the rank of worship unto God, the True One. Ponder ye in your hearts the grace and the blessings of God and render thanks unto Him at eventide and at dawn. Waste not your time in idleness and sloth. Occupy yourselves with that which profiteth yourselves and others. Thus hath it been decreed in this Tablet from whose horizon the day-star of wisdom and utterance shineth resplendent.
Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas, Pages 21-29: gr 32

I changed the way I did entries in this book several times. Beginning on March 21, 2018 the entries will cover the topics of spiritual, inspirational, and religions. However, the genres it will be under are Women's, Inspirational, and Spiritual with a tag of Religious.
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February 15, 2019 at 10:54am
February 15, 2019 at 10:54am
#952042
Istiqlál (Independence), 9 Mulk (Dominion) 175 B.E. - Friday, February 15, 2019

In The Midst Of All The Recklessness1

Once,
in the midst of all the recklessness
of daily living
I questioned reality.

I took out a microscope
and examined
my concept of divinity,
my concept of humanity,
and my concept of myself.

I ask my soul the hard questions:
Can I love God,
if I don't love myself?
Am I investigating truth
for myself?
What is family?

Once,
in the midst of all the recklessness
of daily living
I questioned reality,
and I haven't been the same
since.

Gratitude List For 9 Mulk

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 857 points in My Survey account.
         *BulletV* ...for hot black coffee on this chilly late winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have enough in my Bank of America savings account to cover the check that hit my checking account today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Starbucks turkey & basil pesto sandwich I had for breakfast, with the lemon crunch parfait I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $37.36 in my Vindale Research account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Starbucks Smoked Turkey and Swiss, with the assorted vegetables and fruit I had for lunch today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 595 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Brita pitcher and filter we have in the refrigerator because I can have cold filtered water to drink when we run out of bottled water.
         *BulletV* ...that I found my copy of The Book of Certitude2 because it is easier to read a book I can hold in my hands over reading it on my smartphone.


Footnotes
1  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/in-midst-of-all-recklessness.html.
2  Kitab-I-Iqan

February 14, 2019 at 11:24am
February 14, 2019 at 11:24am
#951972
Istijlál (Majesty), 8 Mulk (Dominion) 175 B.E. - Thursday, February 14, 2019
Valentine's Day

Goal of the Mystic3

Is to see God
Even in the contemplation
Of a computer program

Gratitude List for 8 Mulk

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Valentine's C-note that someone sent me today.
         *BulletV* ...that I received two merit badges today.
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         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 224,612 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...that it rained in Las Vegas today.


Footnotes
3  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/goal-of-mystic.html.

February 13, 2019 at 11:39am
February 13, 2019 at 11:39am
#951904
‘Idál (Justice), 7 Mulk (Dominion) 175 B.E. - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Today I Am Grateful For4

Today I am grateful for morning,
for the memory of pleasant dreams,
and the chill of a winter's dawn breeze.

Today I am grateful for laughter,
the warmth of a joyous awakening
to the beauty of another day.

Today I am grateful for prayers
that ascend to the throne of God
and bring down the blessings of faith,
which scatters the uncertainties of doubt.

Gratitude List For 7 Mulk

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of American checking account is not overdrawn this today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 46,500 in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 535 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have one response from "Spiritual Newsletter (February 13, 2019) for my edition of the March Spiritual newsletter.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 3 editor's picks for the my February edition of the fantasy newsletter.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 732 points in My Survey account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $37.05 in my Vindale Research account.
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea had this evening.


Footnotes
4  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/today-i-am-grateful-for.html.

February 12, 2019 at 10:50am
February 12, 2019 at 10:50am
#951823
Fiḍál (Grace), 6 Mulk (Dominion) 175 B.E. - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Memories Underfoot5

These are the memories that lay underfoot,
the memories I stumble over when waking up.
A black and white long haired cat,
whose purr vibrated the house
when he wanted to to toss him
a furry toy mouse.

These are the memories that lay underfoot,
the memories I scramble when waking up.
Taking eggs from beneath a hen
she set there glaring at me
she wanted to hat the eggs I know,
that that was never to be.

Gratitude List For 6 Mulk

Today I am grateful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for hot coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I received refills for both my restasis and latanoprost eye drops today.
         *BulletV* ...for the ginger ale I had for with my lunch today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 632 points in My survey account.
         *BulletV* ...that I had fish for my supper.


Footnotes
5  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/memories-underfoot.html.

February 11, 2019 at 10:46am
February 11, 2019 at 10:46am
#951727
Kamál (Perfection), 5 Mulk (Dominion) 175 B.E. - Monday, February 11, 2019

Facebook Status Update

Today I am thankful for Baha'u'llah, the Glory of God.
I am also thankful to Baha'u'llah for another day of life.

Gratitude List for 5 Mulk

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America Checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot black coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 582 point in My Survey account.
         *BulletV* ...for the candy cane I have for my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $31.26 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for the chili relleno I had for my evening meal.

Zones of Transition6

Growth occurs
in zones of transition where
the upwardly mobile and the downwardly mobile meet.

Confronted by the prejudices
and misunderstandings occurring when cultures collide
we must either evolve or perish.


Footnotes
6  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/zones-of-transition.html.

February 10, 2019 at 10:34am
February 10, 2019 at 10:34am
#951653
Jamál (Beauty), 4 Mulk (Dominion) 175 B.E. - Sunday, February 10, 2019

Facebook Status Update

Sunday morning serenade
pigeon outside my door
is singing the blues

Gratitude List For 4 Mulk

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...for the 3,000 GPs I received from the "30-Day Blogging Challenge 50/50 drawing yesterday.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the black licorice candy I have to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that Rocky is here for a visit today.
         *BulletV* ...for the peppermint candy cane I had for my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $37.05 in my Vindale Research account.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge today.
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         *BulletV* ...that I have 183,137 GPs in my Gift Points account.

Las Vegas Dawn7

Bright rays ignite the blue sky,
transforming black velvet night:
stretching and yawning
the city's day shift wakes up.

Footnotes
7  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/las-vegas-dawn.html.

February 9, 2019 at 9:59am
February 9, 2019 at 9:59am
#951559
Jalál (Glory), 3 Mulk (Dominion) 175 B.E. - Saturday, February 9, 2019

Love8

Love is the dawn of a new day,
Rising rosy over hills of gray.

God's eternal light,
Giving hope through the darkest night.

The generating impulse that began creation,
And set the universe in motion.

Gratitude List For 3 Mulk

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the hot, black coffee I had this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 515 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea I had with my lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a c-note today.


Footnotes
8  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/love.html.

February 8, 2019 at 12:28pm
February 8, 2019 at 12:28pm
#951496
Istiqlál (Independence), 2 Mulk (Dominion) 175 B.E. - Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday Afternoon Thoughts9

Weariness sets in
and the weekend approaches
inhale, exhale, laugh

Gratitude List For 2 Mulk

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...for the pound cake I had to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the ham, turkey, and cheese sandwich I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $30.92 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for the yogurt with honey I had for my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I got my upcoming edition of the spiritual newsletter finished and submitted today.


Footnotes
9  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/friday-afternoon-thoughts.html.

February 7, 2019 at 11:14am
February 7, 2019 at 11:14am
#951393
Istijlál (Majesty), 1 Mulk (Dominion) 175 B.E. - Thursday, February 7, 2019
Feast of Mulk

This Much I Know10

This much I know!
Lowe is the only true magic there is.

This much I know!
Faith is breathing without air.

This much I know!
Without love and faith this life is merely existing.

This much I know!
Each individual has their own secret knowledge gained from experience.

This much I know!
Each individual is put on earth for a purpose.

This much I know!
When I read the Holy Scriptures of each religion,
I feel the Holy Spirit echoing.

This much I know!
The known to one individual can be speculation to another.

This much I know!
There is one God with many names.

This much I know!
Each star has its planets and each planet its own life forms.

This much I know!
A woman's intuition is important to a woman's survival.

This much I know!
Some people believe faith and speculation are the same thing.

This much I know!
Intuition allows the individual to know many things,
but you must accept intuition as a fact.


Gratitude List For 1 Mulk

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for the Ding Dong I have to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,79,987 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet Iced tea I had for my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 495 points in my Survey Spot account.


Footnotes
10  I have posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/this-much-i-know.html and in "Snow's Quotes.

February 6, 2019 at 10:43am
February 6, 2019 at 10:43am
#951310
‘Idál (Justice), 19 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Evening Shadows11

Growing with Earth's slow rotation
shadows reach for the days lost youth,
like an elderly woman reminiscing
about the joys of yesterday.

Disappearing as night advances
shadows fade into the darkness,
like the disappointment of a elderly man,
letting go of yesterdays fears.

Gratitude List For 19 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that "Sam I Am - Food Blogger was featured in "Comedy Newsletter (February 6, 2019).
         *BulletV* ...that "My Search was featured in "Spiritual Newsletter (February 6, 2019).
         *BulletV* ...for the grape soda I had to go with my lunch today.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to add another one of Mom's poems to "My Mother's Poems today. The poem I added is "Words stir My Imagination.
         *BulletV* ...for the ginger ale I had with my super.


Footnotes
11  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/evening-shadows.html.

February 5, 2019 at 11:09am
February 5, 2019 at 11:09am
#951227
Fiḍál (Grace), 18 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

My Muse Is A Skin Changer12

I discovered that my muse is a skin changer. It morphs into another creature or item with each genre and subject I write in or about.

When I write about nature, my muse becomes an olive tree. As the wind blows through its leaves my words are transformed into bires nesting in its branches.

When I write poetry, my muse becomes a timber wolf stalking stanza and line through the forest of metaphor and simile.

When I write a personal essay, my muse is transformed into a crown of glory illuminating a snow capped peak . As the crown disappears in morning's light, the rays of the sun melts the snow blocking the paths of my creativity.

Ever day and every hour, my muse changes revealing a different aspect with each story, article, essay, or poem I write. I never know in what guise my muse will appear until it materializes. Knowing this about my muse, has helped me to recognize it when it appears to me.

Gratitude List For 18 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful...
*BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
*BulletV* ...for the banana I had with my coffee this morning.
*BulletV* ...that I have completed 3 poems of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab. The third poem is "The Great Trumpet Has Sounded.
*BulletV* ...for the spaghetti and meat sauce I had for lunch.
*BulletV* ...that De colored my hair today.
*BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet iced tea I have for my afternoon snack.
*BulletV* ...that I found some more of my Mother's poems.


Footnotes
12  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/my-muse-is-skin-changer.html.

February 4, 2019 at 12:07pm
February 4, 2019 at 12:07pm
#951168
Kamál (Perfection), 17 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Monday, February 4, 2019

Thistledown13

Growth occurs in the silent hours
when the mind pauses to reflect
on the day's events.

My eyes focus on a white cloud
moving across the firmament.

I watch it change,
as sections are torn from the main mass
by the wind in the upper atmosphere;
I watch it become wisps of gossamer
against the blue sky.

That could is my illusions
ripped apart by the day's events
leaving behind thistledown
to be dispersed
by the reality of my actions.

Gratitude List For 17 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV*...that my entry in The Prompt Me Contest Round 131 tied for fist place.
         *BulletV*...for the Ding Dong I have to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV*...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV*...for the candy cane I had for my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV*...that I have 455 points in my survey spot account.

Submitted to "Spiritual Newsletter (January 30, 2019) In the Baha'i Faith the age of maturity is 15. At that time young people can declare their belief in Baha'u'llah, and begin participating in, between sunup and sundown, in the nineteen day fast.

Footnotes
13  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/thistledown.html.

February 3, 2019 at 1:33pm
February 3, 2019 at 1:33pm
#951069
Jamál (Beauty), 16 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Sunday, February 3, 2019

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Gratitude List for 16 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received today.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Ding Dong I had to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 45,650 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for the homemade hot cafe mocha I had this afternoon.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 174,737 GPs in my Gift Points account.

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Earth's Blessing14

A rainbow arc spreads across the firmament,
voices praise in a thousand dialects
this paradigm of God's ancient covenant.

Voices raise intoning God's trillion names--
glorifying the mirrors of His attribute--
as they cross the bridge that connects
the rift valley that separates
into sects
the religion of God.

A rainbow spreads across Earth's continents,
mystic dance--
accompanied by castanets, bells, tambourines, lutes,
lyres, harps, dijeridus, bagpipes, musical bows,
reed flutes, talking drums, etc.--
as echoes reverberate and voices unite
into a single symphony
proclaiming that there is not a place on Earth
unblessed by the mention
of one of God's names.

Footnotes
14  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/earths-blessing.html.

February 2, 2019 at 12:34pm
February 2, 2019 at 12:34pm
#950976
Jalál (Glory), 15 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Music of Children15

In the music of children,
we live in unity:
One God, one race, one religion.

God lives in the music of children,
in the songs of the purified heart
God is reality.

A breath from the Kingdom of Glory,
carries the scent of the sanctified soul
in the music of children.

Gratitude List For 15 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Ding Dong I had for my desert with my lunch today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have completed 2 poems of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. Those 2 are "1 Muharram 1235 AH and "Intoning the Prayer of The Bab.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet iced tea I had with my supper tonight.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 166,537 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the rain we received in Las Vegas today.


Footnotes
15  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-music-of-children.html.

February 1, 2019 at 11:28am
February 1, 2019 at 11:28am
#950896
Istiqlál (Independence), 14 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Friday, February 1, 2019

Humanity16

We are one family,
descends of the first migrations
out of Africa.

We are a single species,
descended from migrants
who sought new home
for numerous reasons.

Gratitude List For 14 Sulṭán

Today I am Thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for homemade cafe mocha on this chilly late winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I both my SSA and SSI money hit my checking account today.
         *BulletV* ...for the chili dogs and pears I had for breakfast today.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to pay the rent today.
         *BulletV* ...for Fudge Hearts for my bedtime snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $36.05 in my Vindale Research account.
         *BulletV* ...for the grape soda I had with my lunch today.


Footnotes
16  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/02/humanity.html.

January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm
January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm
#950841
Istijlál (Majesty), 13 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Divine Creation17

The soul is a divine creation!
A single undivided substance
that has neither beginning nor ending.

Its association,
with the body begs at conception.

The soul's association
with the body,
educates the human spirit;
gives it a chance to develop
the attributes
God endowed it with.

When the body dies
the spirit,
the soul,
ascend into the next world
taking with it
the attributes it developed
while in association
with the physical body.

Gratitude List For 13 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 395 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 45,050 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...that I received my refills for Alendronate and Calcitriol today.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to make the February payment on my signature loan today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 166,387 GPs in my Gift Points account.



Footnotes
17  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/01/a-divine-creation.html.

January 30, 2019 at 11:08am
January 30, 2019 at 11:08am
#950764
‘Idál (Justice), 12 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

My Second Midlife Crises18

This one is going to be fun!

New experiences
to lift my soul
out of its brown study;
out of the silent darkness
of the uncreated
and carry it
into the joyous chaos of action.

New experiences
to jump start my self-esteem,
and put my ego beyond
self absorption
into the realm of humanity.

New experiences
to split the atoms of fear
and melt
the elements of self-consciousness.

In the process of becoming
my true self,
I give birth to a new belief system
and the process of healing
kicks Humpty Dumpty off the wall of selfishness.

Poet's Note:

Gratitude List For 12 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the cafe mocha I had with my pound cake this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $30.19 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet iced tea I have this afternoon.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $14.48 in my Send Earnings account.
         *BulletV* ...for the roast I had for my evening meal.



Footnotes
18  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/01/my-second-midlife-crises.html.

January 28, 2019 at 12:07am
January 28, 2019 at 12:07am
#950610
Kamál (Perfection), 10 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Monday, January 28, 2019

Facebook Status Update

There are 274 day until October 29, 2019. Today I begin the first of 200 poems dedicated to The Bab. I placed the beginning of the poem in my writing.com blog entry.

Gratitude List For 10 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for the mini cupcake to go with my morning coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to begin the first of the 200 poems dedicated to The Bab today. The beginning of the poem is found in "Happiness, 1 Muharram 1235 AH, and Letting Go of the Past.
         *BulletV* ...for the homemade chicken soup I had today for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I have two feedback items for my February edition of the Fantasy newsletter.
         *BulletV* ...that it's been nice enough today to keep the door open all day.

Life Exists19

The miracle is that life exists!
It exists as coral on the ocean floor,
It exists as flowers in a hidden meadow,
and as trees on a snow capped mountain peak.

Life exists concealed in empty space!
It exists hidden from human eyes,
It exists concealed in the stone of comets,
It exists hidden as modules in asteroids,
and as living creatures on distant planets.

Life exist in the midnight of our fears,
It exists in the awesome joy of our hopes,
And in every direction of reality.

Life exists as a procedure to the enlightened,
It exists as a confirmation to the faithful,
And as instructions to the seeker.

Life exist in every corner of the universe;
It exists in every possible and impossible echo system;
And in an incalculable amount.

Life exists as humanity:
Humanity a single group,
and a single species sharing one planet.

Life exists under strenuous conditions,
That give a poet pause to think
and to immediately express the universe:
"We are the universe expressing itself!"

Poet's Note:

Footnotes
19  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/01/lie-exists.html.

January 27, 2019 at 10:40am
January 27, 2019 at 10:40am
#950560
Jamál (Beauty), 9 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday Morning20

a sparrow singing
morning sun casts dark shadows
pigeons are cooing

Gratitude List For 9 Sultan

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate ice cream I had as an afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I took a walk down to the corner of twenty-first street and sunrise this afternoon.
         *BulletV* ...for vegetable chips containing potatoes, carrots, and spinach.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $30.09 in my Inbox Dollars account.


Footnotes
20  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/01/sunday-morning.html.

January 24, 2019 at 10:22pm
January 24, 2019 at 10:22pm
#950391
Istiqlál (Independence), 7 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Friday, January 25, 2019

Wind Shadows21

The wind blows,
and shadows dance
across stone walls.

The wind blows,
and shadows of cold flames flicker.

Gratitude List For 7 Sultan

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that I received a check fro my sister today.
         *BulletV* ...for the nut bread I had to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to have two prescriptions filled through Humana mail order pharmacy today.

Jalál (Glory), 8 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 175 B.E. - Saturday, January 26, 2019

Saturday's Pigeons22

Saturday morning
Pigeons coo supplicating
Warmth from dawn's first rays

Gratitude List For 8 Sultan

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that I took the opportunity to get out of my apartment, walk up to Veterans Village, and pick up some food today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the chicken salad with mixed greens I had for lunch today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 44,450 points in my YouGov account.


Footnotes
21  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/01/wind-shadows.html.
22  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/01/saturdays-pigeons.html.


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