Francine transcendant

Variation On A Theme By Rilke

Variation On A Theme By Rilke
By Denise Levertov
(The Book of Hours, Book I, Poem 1, Stanza 1)
A certain day became a presence to me;
there it was, confronting me -- a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day's blow
rang out, metallic -- or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.
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Uncle Fester

Uncle Fester jackolantern from a set of old pics. It's at my house so 2004 or later. I had a Wednesday Addams trick or treat at my house that year and even after she'd told me the jackolantern was a match for her costume, she still had to tell me what the costume was!
The lightbulb was too bright to leave it on, unfortunately.

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Poetry Meme (Life on Mars)

Master post.

Life on Mars - "And as the Rose appears,"
After the war, Granny’d been forced out of welding. “Never saw another job like it, but that taught me to know what I want and watch for my chance.”

There weren’t any female detectives … yet, but women were serving as officers. Annie took the job and watched for her chance.