Sunday, December 28, 2014

CIRCLES AND CYCLES






When I was a little girl, I loved to draw circles and then colour them in with crayons....wax ones preferably. As I got older I began to throw in the odd triangle or two, but mostly it was always circles. Something more optimistic about circles somehow. I find myself drawn towards doorways, cars, buildings, gardens, flowers, tiles, stories, etc that have curves. Angular 'things' without a curve at some point just don't sit right.

Listened to a song today, which brought me straight back to those hour upon hour meanderings and explorations of circles and their endless possibilities and whether I would be balancing on the curve like a tight-rope walker, or dancing in the purple wax of the inside, or swimming in the red on the outside,

As I listened, I realized I am still drawing circles and colouring them in; and even though I have no idea where I'm going, or perhaps even, to where I am being led; I know I'm going somewhere and that felt good.






Ciao for now!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 2014





Wishing all my lovely family and friends a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful and Prosperous 2015





CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING


Wipe your feet and just walk in
Everything's where it's always been.
Flames in the hearth, candles lit,
Pull over the chair where you always sit.

Take off your shoes, warm your toes,
There's love in your heart, the sparkle shows.
Making a wish as you close your eyes,
May it come true by early sunrise!

Maureen Walsh December 24th 2010 ©




Some Music for Christmas

Luther Vandross wishing us all a Merry Little Christmas






And one of my very very favourite recent old school pieces of the moment. Such feel good funky music to help get rid of the Christmas pud!





And last but not least a piece of music that I heard for the first time last January at the funeral of a very dear friend of mine, Nora, who was one of the most beautiful, funniest and bravest women that I had the good fortune to know. Was introduced to this version of Joni Mitchell singing her own song as a more mature woman in July and have been moved to tears several times listening to it since then. 'I could drink a case of you.....' Great great lyrics! 








ciao for now! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

EMPTY SPACES





EMPTY SPACES


Just a fixing of eyes or smile it takes
To meet an expectation of the lowest.
A whole life in a whole day is at stake
And even the lion's roar with convincing prowess
Of snarl...of mournful bellow; less invisible makes,
And fills those empty spaces with sweeter promise.



Maureen Walsh - December 2014








Ciao for now

Saturday, December 13, 2014

AM I STILL ALIVE ?






AM I STILL ALIVE ?



He asked the question 'Am I still alive?'
Why,,,,when he felt the coldness of concrete step
Under his bloated....matted head.
Why....when he felt the wrath of the winter wind
Slashing his fading....wasting will.
Why ask the question 'Am I still alive?'

In the dark, in a door way, another poem stirred
And quickly put to heart, if it's ever to be heard.
Daylight is restored, and a whiff of sanity
Enough to set those words down; give them....authority.

He asked the question, 'Am I still alive?'
Why....when he felt the vicious kick of steel-capped boot
Joycean glasses smashing against his one last tooth
Why....when his nostrils filled with petrol's stench
In flames his charring body on that bloody lonely bench
Why ask the question 'Am I still alive?'




Maureen Walsh - December 2014







Ciao for now!




Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DISTRACTION








DISTRACTION

Distraction this time wrapped richly in mink
No thoughts of mortgage....just cheeks brushed with pink.
Distraction next time laced loosely by pearls
No thoughts of the wife, the dog or the girls.
Distraction time after smoothed softly on silk
No thoughts of the job, or the Audi on tick.
Distraction last time tied tightly with gems
No thoughts of tomorrow, the 'hows' or the 'whens'.


Maureen Walsh - December 2014



And now for a distraction of a completely different kind. A beautiful Christmas song from the inimitable Joni Mitchell....RIVER

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ciao for now!