Saturday, October 29, 2016

This Place to This Is Halloween 
Where is this place made for lovers 
Where is this place for one of America's Best Halloween light show 


This Place (villanelle) 

Just one more dream before I have to die
Just one more hope before I say goodnight
This place where lovers never say goodbye
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Our memories were once tomorrows’ sky
Upon the magic born of our delight
Just one more dream before I have to die
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Our kisses were their reasons for reply
Dispelling worries everything’s alright
This place where lovers never say goodbye
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And though some sorrow tests my reasons why
I turn to you to bring me back to light
Just one more dream before I have to die
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And some dark thrill challenges will to try
I turn to you and trust renews my sight
This place where lovers never say goodbye
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The tears of years are now a gentle sigh
As one more moment finds us holding tight
Just one more dream before I have to die
This place where lovers never say goodbye 


A lover pleads to be taken back to a sacred place in this villanelle. If you are interested in learning more about the villanelle or writing one yourself go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villanelle. Perhaps dying is a bit extreme for this lover to use ("...I have to die"). Let's put ourslves in te lover's place. His use of the final ending versus a "place where lovers never say goodbye" is part of the fascination of this villanelle. 

One of the saddest days of my life was when my son Peter went off to college. For months I was led to believe he was going to the University of California, Berkeley. It was close, just across the bay. It was't until the day came that Peter was going to Montana State University. A bit farther away. My whole family kept this away from me, knowing that I would dwell in sadness and still suffer this day. One more era in my life was over, plus I would miss Peter. A warmer surprise. Arlene had prepared the fire place. She had also put together some of songs from the major points in our live. She would miss Peter too. Even more, Peter was one more moment now behind us. So many dreams (fulfilled) now memories. Yet there, by the fire, under a blanket, in the comfort of our arms, Arlene and I had each other. 

We breath and life goes on. We may not be kids anymore. We may have slowed down a bit. Our interests may have changed. We have definitely have changed. Yet, life goes on. And as life goes on it is filled with many phases. As some phases end, others may begin. Others may grow to take their place. Layers upon layers of phases, of things to do. Of things for us to do. Listen and you can hear life calling you. Yes, we are that special that life calls to us. Don't believe? Look at the footprints we left behind. Look at the others that came in our footprints. Phases made by us. Life talking to us. We breath and life goes on. And as we take our place in the wonder of it all, Enjoy. 


Here to give us his advise: Bon Jovi "Never Say Goodbye" 

As phases go - another Halloween approaches 


The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or sabbats, on Halloween night. Now that we know a little about witches, we have over 400,000 lights, its getting close to Halloween, we own a house. What do we do? Here's what professional lighting designer Kevin Judd, of Riverside, California, did.
Even more amazing, Judd says that his show only added about $30 to his electric bill. "This is Halloween - Halloween Light Show House 2016 Riverside" 



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14 comments:

  1. As long as we are above ground it goes on, even when we aren't, it still goes on.

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    1. Want a real kick? Some of things we create live on.
      Thank you

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  2. Please, just one more dream
    will you leave a red rose
    petals dancing under moonbeam

    silent memories, dying scream
    tears of sorrow, time froze
    songs drift along the stream

    hmm - seems you sparked my muse
    life is continuously in motion
    changing whether we like it or not :(

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    1. For me?
      I'm so honored. Thank you
      This is so beautiful and the way it ends is an added punch

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  3. How I LOVE "Our memories were once tomorrow's sky". Gorgeous. And "I turn to you to bring me back to light." I love "Life talking to us" and "We take our place in the wonder of it all." A gorgeous post. So moving, Peter leaving, and your family's wish to spare you extra pain. You and Arlene have something very special, something everyone seeks on this earth and many of us never find.

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    1. Your comment is so rich in meaning.
      Thank you for the compliment and for sharing your feelings

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  4. Wow! What a first like. It is a hook for sure. Great one for the season!

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    1. Thank you. So kind of you to say.
      great observatiom

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  5. Change is relentless. If we try and stand in its way we risk being run over.
    Luckily we CAN hang on to memories.

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    1. Strange thing change. Take moment and think about it.
      But first, let me thank you

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  6. I very much relate with that notion of wanting just one more of something that we love... Your poem and words are beautiful.

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    1. There is nothing wrong with that.
      Thank you for the good feelings

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    1. You've been there. Many times, I hope.
      Thank you

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