The Traitor Within

Cindy Baker:

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The ordinary human event –
passing probably unnoticed
went with intervals of laughter:
one more suicide since

Strip the grafts of skin,
pick flesh bare to bones;
leave the eyes staring inward,
wave that shaft of stone

Damaged beyond repair, still
everything done is failed, or fair;
unwrapping the gift again:
the dark heart a plum you pluck at will

© Dean J. Baker

– excerpt from The Lost Neighborhood

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Originally posted on Dean J. Baker - Poetry, and prose poems:


I put one of those nasal strips
across pages torn at different levels
I wanted them to breathe to feel
their own distinction
the efflorescence of the distinctly drawn
how care is visible in many stages
and the different poems
come together in celebration, without
knowing they are red-headed stepchildren
of the original
composed long ago, moments before
I sat on the columned porch
alive, watching
the Kentucky sky and fields slowly
bereft of sun, cattle
slithering snakes
and the dawn drop beauty for whom
this is and always will be told

© Dean J. Baker

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Conspiring Distance

Excellent Poem- I absolutely Love this guy ;-)

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my mischief…

Cindy Baker:

I so love this-

Originally posted on Read Between the Minds:

my mischief

the night
i die
i’m gonna sit
on the edge
of a star
with my legs
dangling down
into the night sky
and then
with my shoes off
i’m gonna dip
my toes
into the milky way
and send waves
of star-dust
into every lover’s heart
just for a start

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You were waiting for a sign…

Originally posted on Live & Learn:

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And Then I Smiled Has Arrived!

Cindy Baker:

One of my wonderful followers on Simple Pleasures
Sharing Dean K Miller- book link :-)

Originally posted on Dean K Miller:

The first shipment has arrived!

"Nothing better than a good book and my favorite bone!"

“It’s here, finally. Now he can get back to what’s important: playing with me.”

"Yup, nothing better than a good book and my favorite bone."

“Yup, nothing better than a good book and my favorite bone.”

"Trying to sleep last night but the smell of freshly printed books kept me up."

“Trying to sleep last night but the smell of freshly printed books kept me up.”

Here is the link to purchase your copy:

or visit in a day or two. Ebook for all readers coming soon!

The journey has just begun, and I am smiling.

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The Mythologies Of Love by Dean J. Baker

YOU…..really want this book

hawk chronicles #22…

Cindy Baker:

Excellent Reading- Hawk Chronicles by Charles Martin

Originally posted on Read Between the Minds:

hawk chronicles_2

i share
these skies
with many
the flesh
of the dead
the weak
feasting on
more than
each moment
of panic
in their eyes
ruling over
the poor
who stand
at the gates
of death

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Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair Are the Two Great Enemies of Creative Work

Originally posted on WORDVIRUS:

by Maria Popova

“True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible… In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives.”

“One can’t write directly about the soul,” Virginia Woolf wrote in her diary. Few writers have come to write about it — and to it — more directly than the novelist, poet, and environmental activist Wendell Berry, who describes himself as “a farmer of sorts and an artist of sorts.” In his wonderful and wonderfully titled essay collection What Are People For? (public library), Berry addresses with great elegance our neophilic tendencies and why innovation for the sake of novelty sells short the true value of creative work.

Novelty-fetishism, Berry suggests, is an act of vanity that serves neither the creator nor those created for:

Works of pride, by self-called creators, with their premium on…

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Fotografía (A photograph)

Cindy Baker:

Wonderful Blog!

Originally posted on doris pacheco:

IMG_1483portrait of an instant

floating dreams

magic worlds

art that unlocks









endless words

ready to serve






retrato de un instante

sueños flotantes

mundos mágicos

arte que abre







sin límites




Painting / Poem © Doris Pacheco

**My first timeout for art,wanted to try new watercolors I bought recently, I am not used to the texture and consistency of this brand they are so different, but had lots of fun.

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Where’ve You Been?

Originally posted on Waiting for the Karma Truck:

“Bo Diddley Bo Diddley have you heard

My pretty baby said she was a bird.

Bo Diddley Bo Diddley where you been

Round the world, gonna go again” — (Elias McDaniel, songwriter)

I’ve been away a long time – or at least it feels like a long time.  Not sure whether I’m really back.  Blogger fatigue?  Not really.  More the sense that if I had nothing interesting to say, better to stay mum.  When I consult, I often say that if you put your bucket down a well for water and you get a bountiful supply, you’ll keep putting your bucket down that well.  If you put a bucket down a well and draw up dirt, how often are you going to return to that well?  Felt like a lot of dirt to me.  So I’ve been out dousing…

Serendipity, the universe, a smack upside the head – call it…

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The Gangs Of Power

Originally posted on Tormenting The Monkey:

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our editor today… the beautiful Timmy Tourette…

Whatever Jesus, Buddha, Harry Krishna taught requires no belief. It just is. Like life after death – who could convince you of that. You’d be better off wondering how demented it is to push belief which needs a personal inner experience on anyone.

These days I usually think of religion as the ultimate Ponzi scheme, the sick twist to what can be found and discovered by anyone to gather impetus and delight in living. I don’t call sharing it with others religion.
But the Ponzis – you tell someone, and they tell someone, and they tell someone who kills them because they’re Islamic. Oops. Whomever said words are cheap was making a cheap quote at the expense of sense. Have some people chanting You’re an asshole, and then see if they feel words are cheap.
The Ponzis are braggarts. Proud.
The neglected…

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