Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bleachers – I Wanna Get Better

Haunted In Old Japan By Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes

I
Music of the star-shine shimmering o’er the sea
Mirror me no longer in the dusk of memory:
Dim and white the rose-leaves drift along the shore
Wind among the roses, blow no more!

II
All along the purple creek, lit with silver foam,
Silent, silent voices, cry no more of home;
Soft beyond the cherry-trees, o’er the dim lagoon,
Dawns the crimson lantern of the large low moon.

III
We that loved in April, we that turned away
Laughing, ere the wood-dove crooned across the May,
Watch the withered rose-leaves drift along the shore.
Wind among the roses, blow no more!

IV
We that saw the winter waste the weeping bower,
We that saw the young love perish like a flower,
We that saw the dark eyes deepening with tears,
Hear the vanished voices in the land beyond the years.

V
We that hurt the thing we loved; we that went astray,
We that in the darkness idly dreamed of day . . .
. . . Ah! The dreary rose-leaves drift along the shore.
Wind among the roses, blow no more!

VI
Lonely starry faces, wonderful and white,
Yearning with a cry across the dim sweet night,
All our dreams are blown a-drift as flowers before a fan,
All our hearts are haunted in the heart of old Japan.

VII
Haunted, haunted, haunted; we that mocked and sinned
Hear the vanished voices wailing down the wind,
Watch the ruined rose-leaves drift along the shore;
Wind among the roses, blow no more!

VIII
We, the sons of reason, we that chose to bride
Knowledge and rejected the Dream that we denied,
We that mocked the Holy Ghost and chose the Son of Man, [1]
Now must wander haunted in the heart of old Japan

IX
Haunted, haunted, haunted, by the sound of falling tears,
Haunted, haunted, haunted, by the yearning of the years;
Ah! the phantom rose-leaves drift along the shore;
Wind among the roses, blow no more!

X
All along the purple creek, lit with silver foam,
Sobbing, sobbing voices, cry no more of home:
Soft beyond the cherry trees, o’er the dim lagoon,
Dawns the crimson lantern of the large, low moon.

City Nightfall By Kenneth Slessor

Kenneth Slessor

SMOKE upon smoke; over the stone lips
Of chimneys bleeding, a darker fume descends.
Night, the old nun, in voiceless pity bends
To kiss corruption, so fabulous her pity.
All drowns in night. Even the lazar drowns
In earth at last, and rises up afresh,
Married to dust with an Infanta’s flesh—
So night, like earth, receives this poisoned city,
Charging its air with beauty, coasting its lanterns
With mains of darkness, till the leprous clay
Dissolves, and pavements drift away,
And there is only the quiet noise of planets feeding.
And those who chafe here, limed on the iron twigs,
No greater seem than sparrows, all their cries,
Their clockwork and their merchandise,
Frolic of painted dolls. I pass unheeding.

One Of My Favourite Songs From A Flock Of Seagulls

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Little Birds By Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll

Little Birds are dining
Warily and well,
Hid in mossy cell:
Hid, I say, by waiters
Gorgeous in their gaiters -
I’ve a Tale to tell.

Little Birds are dining
Warily and well,
Hid in mossy cell:
Hid, I say, by waiters
Gorgeous in their gaiters -
I’ve a Tale to tell.

Little Birds are feeding
Justices with jam,
Rich in frizzled ham:
Rich, I say, in oysters
Haunting shady cloisters -
That is what I am.

Little Birds are teaching
Tigresses to smile,
Innocent of guile:
Smile, I say, not smirkle -
Mouth a semicircle,
That’s the proper style!

Little Birds are sleeping
All among the pins,
Where the loser wins:
Where, I say, he sneezes
When and how he pleases -
So the Tale begins.

Little Birds are writing
Interesting books,
To be read by cooks:
Read, I say, not roasted -
Letterpress, when toasted,
Loses its good looks.

Little Birds are playing
Bagpipes on the shore,
Where the tourists snore:
“Thanks!” they cry. “‘Tis thrilling!
Take, oh take this shilling!
Let us have no more!”

Little Birds are bathing
Crocodiles in cream,
Like a happy dream:
Like, but not so lasting -
Crocodiles, when fasting,
Are not all they seem!

Little Birds are choking
Baronets with bun,
Taught to fire a gun:
Taught, I say, to splinter
Salmon in the winter -
Merely for the fun.

Little Birds are hiding
Crimes in carpet-bags,
Blessed by happy stags:
Blessed, I say, though beaten -
Since our friends are eaten
When the memory flags.

Little Birds are tasting
Gratitude and gold,
Pale with sudden cold:
Pale, I say, and wrinkled -
When the bells have tinkled,
And the Tale is told. Little Birds are feeding
Justices with jam,
Rich in frizzled ham:
Rich, I say, in oysters
Haunting shady cloisters -
That is what I am.

Little Birds are teaching
Tigresses to smile,
Innocent of guile:
Smile, I say, not smirkle -
Mouth a semicircle,
That’s the proper style!

Little Birds are sleeping
All among the pins,
Where the loser wins:
Where, I say, he sneezes
When and how he pleases -
So the Tale begins.

Little Birds are writing
Interesting books,
To be read by cooks:
Read, I say, not roasted -
Letterpress, when toasted,
Loses its good looks.

Little Birds are playing
Bagpipes on the shore,
Where the tourists snore:
“Thanks!” they cry. “‘Tis thrilling!
Take, oh take this shilling!
Let us have no more!”

Little Birds are bathing
Crocodiles in cream,
Like a happy dream:
Like, but not so lasting -
Crocodiles, when fasting,
Are not all they seem!

Little Birds are choking
Baronets with bun,
Taught to fire a gun:
Taught, I say, to splinter
Salmon in the winter -
Merely for the fun.

Little Birds are hiding
Crimes in carpet-bags,
Blessed by happy stags:
Blessed, I say, though beaten -
Since our friends are eaten
When the memory flags.

Little Birds are tasting
Gratitude and gold,
Pale with sudden cold:
Pale, I say, and wrinkled -
When the bells have tinkled,
And the Tale is told.

Cosmic Weather – Monthly Snapshot For April, 2014 By Rev. Irma Kaye Sawyer

Rev. Irma Kaye SawyerLove sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out. ~ Hafiz 

Hello friends. I have been joking about this forecast that I actually had so much to say about it, that I didn’t really even know where to begin. Also that it ran the risk of being so long it could put some people to sleep, so I will do my best to cut to the chase and share on what I think are the highlights in this very *pivotal* month ahead in the Cosmic Weather.

I feel this wonderful quote by Hafiz sums up April’s energies quite well. There may be some shocks this month alright, but there will also be grace too. There always is, especially when we open our hands and hearts more fully to it, along with the healing and transformations that can also travel closely by. April very well be one of the most powerful and significant months of 2014, with late October to mid-November following as a close second. It’s important to keep our sense of humor too, and remember things have a way of working out and it’s best not to keep testing the cake when it’s still in the oven.

The one term that came to me when looking at the energies for the month ahead was “Harmony through Chaos.” Harmony here representing: peace, presence, joy, and centeredness in the Self. Chaos representing: illusion, separation, ego-centered thinking, selfishness or aggression.

Well just to start: We’ve got a direct hit of the Cardinal Cross Re/volutionary Square on 4/21, along with a Solar and Lunar Eclipse in the front and back end of it, on April 15 and 28, respectively.

Don’t get so caught up in all of the powerful energy that you fear making choices.

Looking at the Sabian Symbols for the Cardinal Cross itself (Uranus in Aries/Pluto in Capricorn) we come up with this: 13º Capricorn: A fire worshipper meditates on the ultimate realities of existence. Firm establishment upon immemorial principles. Consciousness of absolute unity. Depth of soul-penetration. Self-conquest. 13º Aries: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely concealed. Intangible fears of nascent selfhood: the creative stirring up of a new perspective and a new identity suddenly revealed. (Source: Cornerstone Astrology)

So we are looking at some very powerful potentials for growth, depth and consciousness expansion here. The form in which this takes will take different identities for different individuals. Some may find the energies too “hot” and may seek relief from a different kind of “Spirits” (from a bottle, perhaps.) It is highly doubtful that these energies will have no effect whatsoever, especially sandwiched in-between two eclipses.

So why is unconditional love a good practice? It reminds us of our true nature as beings love, light and expansiveness. It reinforces this every time that we do. Unconditional loving acts can be potent acts of magic that expand our consciousness into a greater reality and our ultimate potential. I recommend we use this as a “magic charm” in the month ahead for not only our own protection from psychic debris, but also as an blessing for the collective and all who may be having a bumpy ride, as it were.

I also did something that I don’t normally do for the forecasts, I consulted the oracle of the IChing and came up with three hexagrams for April which I found very accurate and interesting, considering the astro-cosmic energies at hand.

The Intermediary energies: Hexagram 51. Shock. This is a shock that may have a lot of impact. Although one is alarmed by it, there is no real harm done. When it’s over, one might even look back and make fun of it.

1) The Base of the matter: Hexagram 16. Hesitating. Being hesitant may bring misfortune and cause one to miss out.

2) The Intermediary energies: Hexagram 51. Shock. This is a shock that may have a lot of impact. Although one is alarmed by it, there is no real harm done. When it’s over, one might even look back and make fun of it.

3) The Completing energies/Outcome: Hexagram 4. Return. Progressing. Going out and in without distress. Returning to one’s path. It is beneficial to have a goal to move to. Returning from what one was doing to something better. A good idea to not lose sight of one’s aims.

The interpretation of this is quite clear, with the greatest warning at the introductory Hexagram which cautions us that if we are hesitant out of fear or other reasons, they may negatively impact our path.

So this month as you align with your heart’s desires don’t be afraid to step out leaving fear and hesitation behind. You’ve got the entire Universe as a “Springboard” at your back, propelling you to where you want to be. On the other hand for situations that have become clearly stagnant, don’t be surprised if you find a bit of the Cosmic “Skakabuku” (i.e. butt-kicking) coming to call. We can do it the hard way or the easy way, it’s up to us. As a person with an Aries moon myself, I completely get it about what can happen when we insist on not paying attention to the signs and doing it our own way, when perhaps it clearly isn’t up to us in that moment. It’s also not a time to ignore your “gut feelings” whatsoever, no matter how wonky they may seem in the moment. With so much potent energies and change afoot, the term “crossfire hurricane” comes to mind (thank you Jagger/Richards.) This will be a very important month to decide which dramas you which to attend and which ones to decline, (this also may include your own.) Work towards being a calm in the storm as opposed to a chaos party host/ess. There will be plenty of those to go around, I have a feeling.

Speaking of new beginnings, I am moving my home base to a new city and am throwing a Virtual Housewarming party on Facebook for the month of April. Please join me here at: https://www.facebook.com/events/695768820468662/

Have a great month ahead and remember to keep it Cosmic!

Monthly Dates of Notes:

Lunar Eclipse (15 Libra) on 4/15 at 12:46 am PDT/3:46 am EDT

Sun Enters Taurus 4/19

Earth Day 4/22

New Moon in Aries 4/28 11:04 PDT – 4/29 2:04 am EDT

Solar Eclipse (8 Taurus) 4/28 11:04 pm PDT – 4/29 2:04 am EDT

© Irma Kaye Sawyer 2011-2014. Please feel free to share these messages as you are guided with author and copyright information included. Thank you.