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Monday’s Poem

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Still Life

Westerly sun’s glow
Casts shimmering
Patterns on
Hardwood maple
Pale yellow
Italian gold
Bought in Venice
Thirty-five years ago
Israeli globe earrings
Turquoise stones
Spatter Mediterranean blue
Amidst coral beads
Leather bound journal
Dragonfly wing
Lacquered yellow
On a sun seared
White pebbled path
These treasures
Strewn together
In the moisture laden


Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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