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18. A photo of one of your classes

Long time since I was at school!  Here is one of 'my' classes, in that I'm facilitator of the WordsFlow writers' group. In this photo — the only group photo of WordsFlow that I have — Thom the World Poet is guest presenter, leading a workshop. We love Thom, who is an inspiring presenter, and grab him for a workshop whenever he returns from his present home in Texas, USA (every couple of years). Most of the group, including me, are out of shot, but it's the best I can come up with for this photo.

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By Thom Moon 10
(posted with permission)

i cannot see my hand in front of me
the bush outside my borrowed window is black and deep and dark
absolutely no perspective is gained around me
unless and until i look-UP!
fierce stars and planets in  a foreign constellation
beam brightness and illumination
as it is by night-so too by day
your candescence shows me the way
among the rising,falling,spinning frozen stars
to navigate a pathway by the ways of Light
it is a long road to morning
the darkest hour is not before the dawning
it is now,when things seem blackest
we go within -or choose to look without
hope of consolation or maps
There will always be Light above us
and light within-even if obscured
by a context of darkness
Light and change are assured..
TRUST IN CONNECTION EVER/MORE August 19,2009

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By Thom Moon 10
(Posted with permission ... just because I like it.)

She had put the crab pots out and invoked turtle wisdom
(slow,deep,sustaining-with our whole world upon its shell)
Went out to pick up the crab pots
First one empty-second one full of crabs
Third one -something stuck inside
Now the water was clear so she could see down
at a turtle stuck for the past 12 hours
She had to cut him out-he was dead to our world
But she began massaging him ,flipper by flipper
until involuntary movements of his beaked head
assured her that some life was evident
She had done this for hours-praying,meditating,chanting
soothing and caressing until she was able to slip that turtle
back in to the waters(asking a surfboard rider to care for him
As soon as the board rider came close-turtle dived deep and was gone
leaving only this slip of a flipper of a story to share
as evidence that all magick is reversible
What you love is salvageable/beliefs make results real
and we still have a lot to learn from turtles
Like-how did such a huge creation
fit within the tiny entrance to a crab pot trap?
(and how will we ever get out again?
WELCOME TO TURTLE ISLAND TOTEM August 18,2009





Photo © Patricia Geyer 2009

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I'm very happy to have finished my blog about Thom's workshop.

It's not merely the fact of having completed it, but rather the fact that in the writing of it I got to relive a splendid afternoon that reminded me who I am. That was on Friday – the day before I began the Eight Days, or that afternoon would have qualified for sure. And see, it does anyway, a happy occasion that carries forward, reviving whenever I think of it.

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GREEN IS THE NEW GOLD

Our garden that you co-created-well
i ate the first green beans this morning
and those snap peas are snacks-
tomatoes threaten multitudes once sun encourages
and green spring is stirring up the onions and our carrots
A woman with no food was given gardens from ours-
the more abundance this only earth provides
sustenance and continuance from the earth of all of us
individual as our gardening desires
We import dirt when ours is rock
We pot and plant new seeds
Everything begins in our Garden of Eve
Knowledge we crave like birds butterflies bees
We are on the lips of receiving uprising beets
and when the rain returns all green will rise  again
to make what you birthed an earthy earthly garden
Simple as the need and this desire
to live with earth on her own terms
and never need to buy what one can make
in co-operation with our green and golden planet
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? April 23,2009

(Posted with permission)

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