#Poem on Friday: Busy and short

Hello you dear readers! I am so glad you are here. Just sit down, have a cuppa of your favourite hot beverage, grab a cookie and relax. I suspect we need it in these uncertain times.

That is why I keep it real short today πŸ™‚

baking and cooking

the holidays are coming

rest with stones and rocks

Happy Friday to you all. Just remember in all the chaos that you rock!!!! πŸ™‚

image of dark goyne reaching into calm sea at dawn

#Poem of the Day ~ Dark Heavens

Hello out there, are you rocking and rolling? I very much hope so and if not feel the love that I send out every day to this planet and it’s inhabitants!

It’s time for a little haiku

image of a wooden goyne heading into a wave

Dark heavens looming

The sea storming towards land

candle in window

No storm at our shores by the way. Rather more a short heat wave πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday to you all despite everything!

#Poets on Friday ~ Ingeborg Bachmann introduced by Professor Rainer Schulte, Center for Translation Studies, University of Texas

Hello out there, how are you on this Friday morning? I hope you are well and if not that you find help with a poem and someone who holds you tight.

Today I want to introduce you to the Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann. I stumbled over her poetry first at school but later in a poetry book about German writing poetesses that my step-mum gave me. Her words resonated with me but had a little edge to it. It wasn’t love at first sight but with more life experience her poems came closer to my experience.

To make your own mind up about her work have a look here at Poem Hunter

Unfortunately, I could hardly find anything about her in English but a short introduction by Professor Rainer Schulte from the University in Texas. There are also more poems by her on All Poetry.

Please follow the link underneath the video if it doesn’t play here on the blog.

video credit: UT Dallas Center for Translation Studies by YouTube

Happy Friday to you all!!!!!

Blast from the Past: Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century

This review was first posted in April 2012:

Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st CenturyVoice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century by James Byrne

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I still do not have a clue how to do a proper book review for a poetry book. If you want to do a sophisticated one you probably need to know about the use of language, about verses, rhymes ect. But well ~ even in school that kind of talk about poetry seemed to be a bit of a blabla to me.
For me poetry is like an explanation of life, it arouses emotions, it creates images in my mind, it responds to my experiences and if it is really good it makes me think and inspires me to write one as well.
Looking at “Voice Recognition ~ 21 poets for the 21ST century” from that point of view I found a lot of it.

The 21 poets, all born betweet 1977 & 1990, are the “new stars” of British poetry according to the editors James Byrne & Clare Pollard . You can find a great variety of forms from a ballad kind style of Siddharta Bose to free poetry which uses visual effects of Ahren Warner.
They talk about relationships, death, sex, immigration and the challenges one has to face growing up in ever faster changing world.
If you want to have a peek into one of the poets find your way to Adam O’Riordan’s page and poems.

This book is definitely worth reading and I think about buying it.
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Ich habe immer noch keine Ahnung, wie man eine Buchsprechung eines Lyrikbandes richtig macht. Wenn sie gebildet sein soll, muss man vermutlich etwas ueber den Gebrauch von Sprache, etwas ueber Verse, Reime ect wissen. Aber tja, sogar in der Schule schien mir diese Art von Annaeherung an Lyrik ein grosses BlaBla zu sein.

Lyrik is fuer mich eine Erklaerung des Lebens, sie erregt Gefuehle, zeichnet Bilder in meinem Geist und wenn sie wirklich gut ist bringt sie mich zum Denken und inspiriert mich, selber ein Gedicht zu schreiben. Wenn ich “Voice Recognition ~ 21 poets for the 21ST century” von diesem Standpunkt aus betrachte, finde ich eine Menge davon.

Die 21 Lyriker und Lyrikerinnen, die alle zwischen 1977 & 1990 geboren wurden, sind die “neuen Stars” des Britischen Gedichts. Das jedenfalls finden James Byrne & Clare Pollard die Herausgeber des Buches. Man findet eine grosse Vielfalt von Lyrik von den balladenhaften Gedichten des Siddharta Bose zum eher freien Stil, der mit visuellen Effekten arbeitet, von Ahren Warner.
Sie sprechen von Beziehungen, Tod, Sex, Einwanderung und den Herausforderungen, denen man gestellt ist, wenn man in einer sich immer schneller veraendernden Welt aufwaechst.

Falls Du einen kleinen Blick auf einen der Lyriker des Buches werfen moechtest, schaue einfach bei Adam O’Riordan’s Seite nach.

Dieses Buch ist es wert zu lesen und ich bin am ueberlegen, ob ich es mir nicht kaufen soll.

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Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

#Poem on Friday: Her Darkest

I wrote this post several months ago, before my cancer diagnosis. We still try to be as self-sufficient as possible but now the best husband is doing most of the work, while I try to get through chemotherapy 😊

Hello out there, how is your life going? I hope you and yours are well and if not know my prayers are with you.

I have scheduled my posts six months in advance because we want to become as self-sufficient as possible. This means in summer we are outside caring for our fruit and veg and there is not so much time for blogging. That is part of my winter routine when the garden rests.

As you know I am posting a musical journey around the world on Mondays and I discovered a Greenlandic band called Austra when I was writing this post. Their song “Darken her Horse” inspired me to write this poem.

dark clouds like horses

this rainstorm approaches fast

her hope never dies

video credit: Austra via KEXP on YouTube

Happy Friday to you all!!!!!

Please stay a little longer and find my poetry posts on The Bee Creates… on Weebly. Thanks!

You are more into photography? Then please check out my photo posts on Bee Wordless on Blogger.

You can also find my photos on Dreamstime (affiliate link, you do not need to buy anything but if you do I get 10% from your purchase)

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

When I lost myself – a #poem

I wrote this poem in 2017 when I was working through some old stuff.

When I lost myself

When I lost myself

All

Those years ago

When life was 

Complicated

And

Easy

And

I knew

Everything

And

Nothing

I

Asked

My older self:

” why?”

Happy Wednesday despite everything!

Please stay a little longer and find my poetry posts on The Bee Creates… on Weebly. Thanks!

You are more into photography? Then please check out my photo posts on Bee Wordless on Blogger.

You can also find my photos on Dreamstime (affiliate link, you do not need to buy anything but if you do I get 10% from your purchase)

Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

#Poem on Friday ~ Take Life in Your Hands

Hello out there, how are you? I hope life is treating you well and if not that you have a mug or glass of your favourite beverage and lots of ice cream and chocolate. Yes, I know that is not the most healthy option to cheer oneself up but sometimes it is the only way… πŸ™‚

It’s Friday and my time to post a poem so let’s not talk the day away just go for it πŸ™‚

take life in your hands

choose what encourages you

see the sun rising

Happy Friday to you all despite everything πŸ™‚

#Poem on Friday: Bow in Gratitude

Happy Friday to you all. Let your day rock no matter the challenges. I believe you can manage anything thrown at you.

Sowing and planting

These hopes grow every day

Bow in gratitude

Just a short note to everybody. I could start chemotherapy on Monday. Thankfully, I am not bothered with many side-effects (yet) but am really really tired so everything is going on a slow burner.

Thank you so much for all your kind messages on social media and here in the comments. I appreciate them a lot and they help me keep up on everything. Yesterday I wrote a little about my experience on Carol Anne’s “Therapy Bits”: “Bee’s Poem of the Day: Breathe” Please pay her blog a visit. Thanks.

Happy Friday despite everything!

#Poem on Friday ~ Human Being

Hello out there, how are you? I hope you and yours are well and safe. Please take a moment and breathe and remember you rock. Might there be a hidden blessing in these difficult times? My blessings are with you.

Human Being

Human being not doing

Remember your roots

Remember peace

Remember harmony

Remember….

Human being

Happy Friday to you all despite everything!

Poem on Friday: Cassandra is Calling ~ Bi-lingual

April 2020

She definitely screams and shouts now πŸ˜”

Sometime in 2012

…. maybe even louder now!

Cassandra is calling

Cassandra is calling
but Europa again
falls for the bull.There is no
new kingdom
awaiting her though!

Even lugubrious storm clouds
are fleeing
her countries!

There is no
hope for her
ancient cities!

But the
wise and brave
try anyhow!

There is no
care or reason
with the powerful!

Will they
listen to
her people?

Will they
listen and learn
or lose forever?

Cassandra is calling
calling and calling

but there is no
consumer
for her calls!

April 2020

Sie schreit jetzt definitiv so laut sie kann

Irgendwann in 2012

….. vielleicht jetzt sogar noch lauter!

Cassandra Ruft

Cassandra ruft
aber Europa ist wieder
dem Bullen verfallen!

Doch da wartet
kein neues Koenigreich
auf sie!

Sogar drohende
Sturmwolken entfliehen
ihren Laendern!

Da gibt es
keine Hoffnung mehr
fuer Ihre alten Staedte!

Aber die
Weisen und Mutigen
versuchen es trotzdem!

Da ist keine
Sorgfalt oder Verstand
mit den Maechtigen!

Werden sie
ihren Menschen
zuhoeren?

Werden sie
zuhoeren und lernen
oder fuer immer verlieren?

Cassandra ruft
und ruft und ruft!

Aber da gibt es
keinen Konsumenten
fuer ihre Rufe!