Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Star Of Heaven to Save The Starfish 
A lover is lost in a star 
Something is lost in starfish 


Star Of Heaven (Martin verse) 

Oh star of heaven pure delight
Make one more dream come true tonight
A moment by your bless├ęd light
A wonder to make all things right
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A world impassioned by your glow
Such Joy is felt within your flow
One final wish a heart would know
A memory might you bestow
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What splendor would dance with delight
Imagined blossoms endless flow
In paradise which few may know
A wonder only you make right
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If ever hope should lose your glow
Forever’s sorrows start tonight
And there is no more use for light
What else could emptiness bestow
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My wonder of everything right
The reason that I feel so light
Will you grant me your gift tonight
Oh star of heaven pure delight


A lover is once again lost in his star in this Martin verse. A Martin verse uses two rhymes of eight words. The first rhyme of four words is introduced. Then the second rhyme of the last four words is introduced. In the next two stanzas the two sets of rhymes and eight words are mixed up. In the final stanza the first four words reappear, but in reverse order.

Ah Fortuna. In the year 2000, I had just completed an exhausting year as Master of my Lodge. The dream of a former Master, Ernie Blueher, was now complete. The Lodge was thriving. I had a lot to do with it. I and my partner, Arlene. Another of our grand successes was the public schools. In 2000 I turned over the reigns of the pubic schools to another who was highly interested and motivated. He did so well he was honored by the San Francisco Unified School District. To show his appreciation he lent Arlene and me his Eel River lodge at an outrageously low rate.

So it was, Arlene and I found ourselves on the shore of the Eel River, surrounded by California Redwood. Nearby was the small town of Fortuna, where Arlene and I got our supplies. Also in Fortuna was a bar with a dance area. The lodge had a wonderful view of the heavens: the sky, the forest, the river and Arlene. It was a dream. In town we had dancing, an important part of what brought us here. We had the river and those majestic trees. We were timeless children of wonder, taken in beauty and marvel. At night Arlene and I had the the stars, unhindered by city light. Joyous reminders of all that passed to bring us here.  And with a kiss we were there.

Every now and again we deserve a break. Not just a vacation or some time away from work (although these can be helpful and pleasant). These breaks cam last a week or longer or be as short as a warm cup of one's favorite brew. Some time to catch our breath, to remember who we are and what we are doing. Some time for ourselves. Some time because we deserve it. (This rarely means sleeping, watching TV, video games and things like that.) A moment, or two, where everything is left aside. These moments can be different for each individual and can change from time to time. Sometimes these moments call to us. Go with it. We become better, refreshed, able to handle more. Know that we are special. We are wonders. We deserve to Enjoy.



Here to guide us along: Groove Lovers "Mediterranean Star" 

Now for a star of a different kind 


Starfish have no brain and no blood. They use filtered sea water to pump nutrients through their nervous system. There are many reasons these beautiful creatures are washed up on shore. The most common reason is a storm. There they will most likely die. But not if Jeremy Warner, of Studio C, has his way.
Jeremy believe saving just one starfish's life cab change the world. "Save The Starfish"


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20 comments:

  1. This poem was pure delight to read Martin, Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Wow! Thank you for this delightful compliment.

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  2. Sometimes we sure need to break free and let all of life's crap flee!

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    1. Someone who works as you must surely know.
      Thank you for all of your support.

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  3. Such beautiful rhyme and rhythm to this poem, and the imagery is so wonderful. I especially like "Forever's sorrows start tonight."

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    1. Appreciate knowing that you enjoyed.
      Thank you for all the awareness you spread.

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    1. Thank you for your visit.
      Hope to see you more.

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  5. Those precious interludes are both respite - and fuel for another day. And wonderful gems to add to our memory banks.

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    1. These are truly wonderful words.
      Thank you for sharing your magic.

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  6. How beautiful this poem is! I think it's wonderful to take some time to refresh. I think it's also important.

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    1. With all the lovely art you turn out, the opportunity to refresh must be very important.
      Thank you

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  7. It reads like a prayer of gratitude...

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    1. Spoken like a true romantic.
      Thank you for your grace.

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  8. Like the words in the poem.
    Always nice to take a break from every day life.

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    1. Thank you so kindly.
      ...and if one can capture it in a picture shared, even better.

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  9. The perfect break is the one which breathes new life into tired eyes and souls, and refills our gratitude for that which we have... lovely sentiments you always express.

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    1. That is indeed a Perfect Break.
      Thank you for your high regards.

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  10. You are definitely on a roll with this series of poems - effortless to read as always

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    1. Thank you. Appreciate your kind words.

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