Oh Abraham


banana4 Oh Abraham

Both hold dead babies
“See”
“See what they’ve done”

Innocence is no longer
childhood
when
children see
dead children held in the air

Abraham
Oh Abraham your
God
is noisy
childish
and leaves
dead children in the street
and trash in the ocean


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Rodeo Ready by Norman Tween


rodeo4 300x249 Rodeo Ready by Norman Tween

Here is a song about Rodeo Ready
he could ride a horse real steady
and he sang his songs all night long
to his lovely darlin’ Betty
That’s Betty Ready

She said,
You can ride and twirl a rope
and sing like a chickadee
why don’t you sing on the radio
and not just sing for me.

So that’s when Rodeo Ready
when down to the radio

He said,
I’m Rodeo Ready
and I’ve got a song or two
I always sing these songs for Betty
but now I’ll sing them all for you.

So he sang his songs and they looked on
and then they had this to say,
We like your songs and the way you play
and thanks for coming by today,
but
You’re not radio ready,
no siree
You’re not radio ready.
Leave your card in the hall with Eddie,
Mr Rodeo Ready.

So Rodeo Ready went home to Betty
he said,
I sang my songs in the bar so strong
but Them old dudes said I sounded wrong.
They said you’re not Radio Ready
and to leave my card with Eddie
Cause I’m not Radio Ready.

So who is this Radio Ready said Betty
I swear he don’t mean nothin’ to me
And if he’s so good”
on the radio already he’d be.”

So now ya’ll know Rodeo Ready
never got on the radio
and he went back to
singing his songs alone to Betty
Well one day he became a dadd-ee-o
Folks showed up when the child was born,
and asked them, “What’s the baby’s name?

Well Betty looked at Rodeo

Rodeo looked at Betty

“We’ll call him Radio Ready
He’ll be Radio Ready.

And on the way home
Betty she moaned
“Did you leave your card with Eddie?”

Lyrics by David Michael Jackson and Norman Tween
Melody by Norman Tween
Guitar by Andy Derryberry

Photo Clipped from Why the Cowboy Sings


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Posts by Summer Breeze


summersm Posts by Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze (Edy Lou Benjamin) of Silver City, New Mexico founded our sister site, Motherbird.com and has been our friend and comrade since 1998. We lost her this year. She also published many poems at Artvilla over the years.
We will miss you, Summer.

Here are the posts Summer published at Artvilla since 2005. Not all of the dates are accurate.

Three Flowers – poem by Uncle River

What's wrong with three flowers? Once a day, I could carry A pitcher of water to the plants. I could ...
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rising on Easter poem by Ken Peters

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A child said, What is the grass? poem by Walt Whitman

A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?. ...
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poem: Ode to Kent State by Sam Hill

ODE TO KENT STATE May 4, 1970 they came after him with guns and he stuck a flower in their ...
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poem: Waiting by John Burroughs (1837-1921)

Serene I fold my hands and wait, Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea. I travel no more 'gainst ...
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Happy Birthday poem For Ken Peters by Summer Breeze

babel on babe socks are wet but coat still dry and i dibbling between my night reflection upon my window ...
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The Asters Bloom poem by Mike Glover

There is a progression, a Parade if you will of blooming flowers, And sunlight on dewy meadows it starts In ...
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poem: On Coming to an End by George Whicher (1860-1937)

Now for all time I am absolved of haste; My days of quietude shall never cease; For that long task ...
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Joy poem by Carl Sandburg

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands And take it when it runs by, As the Apache dancer ...
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Halloween poem by anonymous

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poem: Peace Comes Dropping Slow by Ken Peters

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The Spectator by Frances H Kakugawa

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The Utility of Gnatflies poem by David Mitchell

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Daniel – poem by Mike Glover

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Intelligent Design poem by anonymous

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Poem: Blue Lady by Dandelion de la Rue

I watch the faith sometimes looking at the auras of the faithful listening to their gentle songs and mumblings. I ...
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The Departure of the Roses poem by David W. Mitchell

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A Few Flowers for Mother poem by Rebecca Buchanan

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Sea Monkey poem by Summer Breeze

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poem: Tanka by R. K. Singh

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Seeking John Evans, poet, poem by anonymous

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I am born in Greyhound dreams sleek and wild. I hear the rumbling music through the night smell of diesel ...
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Dangerous Women, poem by frances h. kakugawa

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poem : Last Drop of Courage by Dandelion de la Rue

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poem Death Song by David Wagoner

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poem: Ode to Everydog

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poem: Road Souls by Dandelion de la Rue

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poem: PEACE – THE WALKING OUT by Mike Glover

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All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood; I turned and looked the ...
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Missing Note poem by Mukul Dahal

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poem: THE DEATH by Mike Glover

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poem: Sing Song Kitty Can’tcha Ki Me Oh by Anonymous

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Easter poem by Pen Chant

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The Second Coming poem by William Butler Yeats

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Parades poem: We’re All Parades, Here by Dandelion de la Rue

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Summer Cottage poem by Anne Porter

This is a house That smells of melons and roses Sea wind pours through it The airy curtains float And ...
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Last Is Best When by Summer Breeze and Ken Peters

o Last is best when the rose returns when games are over when the music is heard above the din ...
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Wait for me poem by Dandelion de la Rue

Wait for me under a tree in Wales. I'll find you when we're both free to dance in the fields ...
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Laughter poem by Frances H. Kakugawa

. Laughter. Laughter so infectious, "We all fall down." How can a piece of string seven feet in length Bring ...
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Calling Maya Angelo poem by anonymous

thank you and good night good night and good luck no one can say good morning like Maya Angelo no ...
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I'm Nobody poem by Emily Dickenson

I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you -- Nobody -- Too? Then there's a pair of us! Don't tell! they'd ...
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oh u sweet thang by Summer Breeze

ta ta toodle oo sunyellow butterfly with black sculptured tail was it u whistling neath my dixie tree? come again ...
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Author's Prologue poem by Dylan Thomas

This day winding down now At God speeded summer's end In the torrent salmon sun, In my seashaken house On ...
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One Minute Past Midnight poem by Michael Eliseuson

One minute past midnight, The bird of light flees before the wind, Flies off to warn, Messenger of midnights past ...
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NOD IN PASSING poem by Carlton Godbold

i Nod In Passing two lamps and a lotus blossom by still pool. Cool spirits swish angled turns. Empty basket ...
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Nadine and Dorothy poem by Cheryl M. Tyler

A darkness over two lives four decades finally the secret spills out one sister whispers to the other time shifts ...
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Shadow poem by Mary E. Watson

Morning darkness, headlights, street lamps. The shadow scuttles along beside the man, Leaping off houses and behind dark bushes, Like ...
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Poor Pansy poem by Jane M. Seaver

A pansy, butter-yellow against the snow, strains against frosty burden. Able, in deepest winter, to stand bravely as the coldest ...
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Take Me To the Clouds Then by Summer Breeze

it was a mulling sparce crowd where i espied a stranger looking back and looking back at me pleasing to ...
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A Devil In the Deep Blue Was Me poem by Summer Breeze

down in the dirt where the living was poor down in the love where my heart hid sore and then ...
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Crossing the Bar poem by Alfred Tennyson

Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me, And may there be no moaning of the bar, When ...
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PAGAN FISHING poem by Walt McLaughlin

Pagan fishing means worshipping the stream, chasing the cloulds, becoming the trout. The tear shed at sunrise is worth more ...
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Sung to the tune of the *German National Anthem from Paul Kessler

. My-y country ti--i--is of thee, Fur das Wall Street Vaterland; It's a land of ty--y--yrrany, Now you finally unde--er--stand; ...
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I Come From There poem by Mahmoud Darwish *

. I come from there and I have memories Born as mortals are, I have a mother And a house ...
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. up on the Aspen Autumn's harvest see leaves flutter green then gold dancing like the wind the potted petunia ...
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Coming or Going poem by Helen Bach

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Night Shift poem by Helen Bach

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Barter poem by Sara Teasdale

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Often in the Fog poem by David Mitchell

---------------- The still nights of this longest summer are Kind in their fogbound separateness, Useful for measuring time in which ...
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PROTEST SONG OF THE FELLAHIN poem by T. H. Keyes

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GAUTAMA CHRIST poem by Pablo Neruda

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prisoner Hoffman poem, – Ken Peters

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Never Forget haiku by Kobayashi Issa

* Never forget: we walk on hell, gazing at flowers. * ***
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my life in a third world country Poem by Ken Peters

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Deep High Sorrow Joy poem by Summer Breeze

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One Soul At A Time poem by Ken Peters

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el jeffe poem by Ken Peters

i was el jefe but i could not choose between the necessary new clinic and improvements to the port facility ...
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In the Birth of Rain poem by Michael W. Eliseuson

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Revelations poem by Pen Chant

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poem Blackberry Picking by David Fraser

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Jigsaw Puzzle by Frances Kakugawa

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good thing trees are trustworthy Poem by Ken Peters

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Peace In Palestine/Israel IS Possible

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siss boom bye July poem by anonymous

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Four New Poems from Elisha Porat

All translated from the Hebrew by Cindy Eisner At the Field Hospital Those who were born, like me, in that ...
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The Bush Is Burning George – poem by anonymous

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poem: Universal Wolf by The Bard, from Troilus and Cressida

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poem by Peter Gabriel

defences down with the innocence of a child I reach for the outside ***
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poem: Hermit by Paul Malécot

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poem: The Poet by Yone Noguchi

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The Fifth Leaf -poem by Elisha Porat

To My Mother I was just a child when my father sent me into the alfalfa field, running barefoot on ...
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Martin Elginbrodde – poem by George MacDonald

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poem: To Milton by Oscar Wilde

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O May I Join the Choir Invisible! poem by George Eliot

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poem: The Throstle by Alfred Tennyson

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Nothing Small -poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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poem: MIRAGE by Paul Malécot

A roadside vulture, atop a ravaged cactus, with an expired snake in its claws, victim of the Firestone's tread, Faithful ...
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BlessedBe : poem by Anonymous

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poem by Elizabeth Bishop: I Am in Need of Music

I am in need of music that would flow Over my fretful, feeling fingertips, Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips, With ...
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poem: On May Morning by John Milton

Now the bright morning-star, day's harbinger, Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her The flowery May, who from ...
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poem by Frank Anthony: My World Never Changes – But People Do

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poem: to Jesse Jackson by Pen Chant

Honorable Reverend Jesse Jackson and Schiavo Respectfully I suggest there is a moral issue in the right to die you ...
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poem: Memorial Day by Pen Chant

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Fish Quay North Shields by Norman Tween


Fish Quay 1024x760 Fish Quay North Shields by Norman Tween

The tall reddish building (the 18th Century ‘Low Light’ which assisted navigation from the river entrance)

This guache sketch is drawn from an old postcard photo of the Fish Quay c1940s. I made up the colours but the Low Light is seen with its former pre-white fascia. I doubt the workers in the fish sheds would be wearing yellow oilskins then, probably black. The outline of Knott’s Flats, completed c1938, can just be seen in the far background to the left of the Low Light.

The High Light is on the bank above. Boats coming in aligned both buildings to avoid the rocks in the estuary. Cliffords Fort is behind the Low Light. Some signs of the Fort wall remain.

The fascinating North Shields Fish Quay dates back to the 13th Century. Amongst its many historical elements is Clifford’s Fort, a Scheduled Ancient Monument built in the 17th Century as part of a network of coastal defences.…….Fish Quay

From Wiki:
North Shields is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne, in the metropolitan borough of North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear in North East England. Historically part of Northumberland, it is located eight miles (13 km) east of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Its name derives from Middle English schele meaning ‘temporary sheds or huts (used by fishermen)’,[1] and still today, the area is synonymous with fishing and other trades associated with seafaring.

FISH QUAY GUT2 300x186 Fish Quay North Shields by Norman Tween


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