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Easter Saturday 2017

Easter Saturday 2017

 

Grey house near a sodden hilltop

Under a sky of ashes

We all live there from time to time

One by one

 

Our own Golgotha

Gehenna, Calvary

 

Our own ordinary crucifixions

Bereft of hope

And faith

Waiting for life

 

C L Couch

 

Choose the Day

Choose the Day

 

I write about the world I haven’t seen

What else is there to do

 

Places in photographs and other images

Bits of sound that cannot spark a memory

But will become a recollection

A safe recalling of details

 

But if I don’t take in the world this way

And stultify my senses

What good

 

Is all the patter in my head

The galloping the heart takes

The state of caring for unknown

 

Sibling places of my own

The people I am

One of

In striving above the rim

Of need

That cries and presses

Issues that are real

 

Eschewing abstract

I care as if I know

You, too

 

We are species-creatures, after all

Created with a will

To have overwhelm compunction to go through it

 

Each of us, our discrete ways

To manage each cosmos

Of consequences

 

All of which to say, it happens

Over the China Sea, I

Breathe it here

The cyclone ruinous in northern Australia

Abandons me as well

 

You see me in another room

We add dimension

We have

The future of each other

 

Hazelnut or a grain of sand—the

Molecule metaphor of

Julian or Blake

The making of a world we can contain

Not to box the heart

But render viable the sanity

Of conviction in the worldly act

Perception’s generosity

Minds alert

Ready

We act

 

C L Couch

 

wedreamstandup

wedreamstandup

(for Cameron on World Down Syndrome Day)

 

we dream, stand up

we sense the world around us

we love what we know

we fear when we are the unknown

 

knowingly, love us

we love you

we love the world we have

in the family of care

 

trust us, we learn

we give and take, we want to

be a part of you

we’re born for that

 

and like you

as you

we make the way

of wonder

 

grow with us

love us

teach us

let us in the world

 

we are here, we are ready to serve

in our own way, yes, our way

which we share with you, all people

you know we are

 

receive and send

it is our way, isn’t it

we here on Earth

and in the clouds of soaring

dreams and directions

 

who knows where we land

but take off with us and all set down

together

our lives, our homes, our world

our given places

all our lives

all our loves

 

we dream, stand up

 

C L Couch

 

World Down Syndrome Day

 

Science Always Starts

Science Always Starts

(NASA.gov)

 

Science always starts

With a question

Science always starts

This week’s question

This moment’s question

Have you seen this

Are you looking

Are you looking for

Have you seen

Are you looking

Precipitation Education

Why are there six

Sides

Why so many

Why so few

Science Opportunities for (the)

Future

Opportunities for

Future

Opportunities

For all schools to watch

For all

For all to watch

Exoplanet Transiting

Set to launch

“Aurorasaurus”

Citizen Scientist Project

Webinars

Citizen Scientist

NASA STEM

Earth Right Now

Sun and Water Cycle

Water Cycle

Sun

Solar Week in March

In the month of spring

Solar Eclipse Workshops next

NASA Journey to Mars

Free

Free Journey

Free Journey to Mars

Planetarium

Dome Education

New

Explore NASA Science

Website

New website

NASA Science

New science

New science website

Are you looking for

Find science resources

Are you looking for resources

Did you miss last week’s

Nasa’s Science Education

WOW

Education on the web

The web

Educating

Did you miss

Education

Science

Are you looking

Did you miss

Find resources

Don’t miss

Looking

Visit

Check out

Free

(Be) free

Celebrate

Integrating

Fly

Survey

Opportunities

Science starts always

Always with a question

This Week’s Question

Have you seen

Have you this

Check out the latest

WOW

With a question

Have you seen

Have you this

Mission

 

You have a mission

 

C L Couch

 

(Inspired by “the latest edition of NASA Education’s ‘Science WOW!’—your source for NASA opportunities in science education delivered ‘Weekly On Wednesday.’”  Sent from education@nasa.gov.)

 

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Cenobite

Cenobite

 

Anchor

Inside land

Rock entrance

No way out behind

No desire to leave

 

Desert mothers

And fathers

 

In the middle of the world

Excavating wisdom

 

Penitents arrive

Messengers

For what’s learned

When

 

Earth and rock and light

Are home

And everything

Is God

 

C L Couch

 

Jazz Mass

Jazz Mass

 

Welcome to this house

Of Monk

Coltrane

And many more

Saintly-celebrating

 

Billie Holiday

Muddy Waters

Buddy Rich who sticks for

Ella

 

Sacred syncopated

Earth and all stars

Their music turns

A service

Into lifetime crazy, holy

Obligation

 

C L Couch

 

 

“Earth and all stars,” the first words of a hymn by Herbert Brokering composed for Saint Olaf College, Minnesota, first published in 1968

 

Valentine’s (prose-poem)

Valentine’s is Tuesday.  A day whose origin is in sacrifice and martyrdom.  In the pesky chapter of Ephesians, it’s how the role of husbands in marriage is described.  Like the role of Jesus to the church, his bride and for whom he gave his life.  The saint exchanged messages of love from his prison cell with his followers outside.  (Who knows but someone might have been in jail with him.)  Red is not for romance but for the color of the final cause.  Enjoy the greeting cards—I will—and chocolate.  And flowers for an augur of spring in the north.  But there are higher things to think of, among them how we love this day.  And to the next.

C L Couch

Old White Men Please Stop Running Things

Old White Men Please Stop Running Things

 

You’ve had your chance

And this is what you’ve got

While holding others from their turn

 

Earth is a hurting place, and

Can it get much worse?

Of course, it can

 

Which is why it’s time past time

To turn over what

Was never only yours

 

C L Couch

 

n.b.

n.b.

 

There is nothing to say

That hasn’t been said before

But if I feel something new,

I’ll try

With what I have

To say what to the world

Is the same old thing

 

C L Couch

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