Archive for November, 2021

Tuesday 30th November 2021

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Moon

The earth I think is envious of the moon
For the moon reflects its brilliance eternally
The earth can only hope to bathe in its light when the clouds allow it

The earth needs its moon
For without the moon
The earth would surely spin and tumble
Stray from its path, diminish and be lost

Bish 30th November 2021

Monday 29th November 2021

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Sunday 28th November 2021

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Before the Snow

Before the snow comes
There is stillness
A palpable feeling
Of something approaching
I felt it yesterday
In the field
This is Warwickshire remember
Not a coastline
Not a windswept moor
Not a glen or a mountainous region
The furthest from the sea
In England one could be
But I heard it coming through its silence
There was a booming like a hundred jet engines
That turned my head and made me look
For the end of days
This booming lay beneath the cloud line
Noise is often captured this way
In louring cloud cover
Then the silence
A hush a dampening of existence
I looked around expectantly
Snow was falling
Tiny, tiny almost fairy raindrops
But snow none the less
Making a slight noise on my hooded coat
Creeping in upon my face too
Nature
Seasons
Winter
Snow

Bish 29th November 2021

The Poet

Here I sit watching the day out
No-one beside me who may doubt
All of the words that I could chose to say
So listen, believe, or be gone from this day
I need a friend to walk with me
And sit in the shade of an old tree
To think nothing much, just agree with my thoughts
To say nothing much, never tell what I ought
Watching the people pass by now
They just don’t know why or know how
They don’t seem to care about all that I’ve seen
They just walk on by never knowing I’ve been
Sitting up here where I’m wind blown
Only to ask and to be shown
Things that would make you believe what I say
I’ll tell you myself and I’ll show you some day
bjh

Saturday November 27th 2021

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Dancing Barefoot

Patti Smith

She is benediction
She is addicted to thee
She is the root connection
She is connecting with he

Here I go and I don’t know why
I fell so ceaselessly
Could it be he’s taking over me?

I’m dancing barefoot
Heading for a spin
Some strange music draws me in
Makes me come on like some heroine

She is sublimation
She is the essence of thee
She is concentrating on
He, who is chosen by she

Here I go and I don’t know why
I spin so ceaselessly
Could it be he’s taking over me?

I’m dancing barefoot
Heading for a spin
Some strange music draws me in
Makes me come on like some heroine

She is re-creation
She, intoxicated by thee
She has the slow sensation that
He is levitating with she

Here I go and I don’t know why
I spin so ceaselessly
‘Til I lose my sense of gravity

I’m dancing barefoot
Heading for a spin
Some strange music draws me in
Makes me come on like some heroine

Oh, God, I fell for you
Oh, God, I fell for you
The plot of our life sweats in the dark like a face
Oh, God, I fell for you
The mystery of childbirth, of childhood itself
Grave visitations
Oh, God, I fell for you
What is it that calls to us?
Why must we pray screaming?
Why must not death be redefined?
Oh, God, I fell for you
We shut our eyes we stretch out our arms
Oh, God, I fell for you
And whirl on a pane of glass
Oh, God, I fell for you
An afixiation a fix on anything the line of life the limb of a tree
Oh, God, I fell for you
The hands of he and the promise
Oh, God, I fell for you
That she is blessed among women
Oh, God, I fell for you
Oh, God, I fell for you

Friday 26th November 2021

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Four Strong Winds

Neil Young

Think I’ll go out to Alberta
Weather’s good there in the fall
I got some friends that I could go to working for.
Still I wish you’d change your mind
If I ask you one more time
But we’ve been through this a hundred times or more.

Four strong winds that blow lonely
Seven seas that run high
All those things that don’t change come what may.
If the good times are all gone
Then I’m bound for movin’ on
I’ll look for you if I’m ever back this way.

If I get there before the snow flies
And if things are lookin’ good
You could meet me if I send you down the fare.
But, by then it would be winter
Not too much for you to do
And those winds sure can blow cold way out there.

Four strong winds that blow lonely
Seven seas that run high
All those things that don’t change come what may.
The good times are all gone
So I’m bound for movin’ on
I’ll look for you if I’m ever back this way.

Still I wish you’d change your mind
If I ask you one more time
But we’ve been through that a hundred times or more.

Four strong winds that blow lonely
Seven seas that run high
All those things that don’t change come what may.
If the good times are all gone
Then I’m bound for movin’ on
I’ll look for you if I’m ever back this way.
I’ll look for you if I’m ever back this way.

Be on my side, I’ll be on your side
There is no reason for you to hide
It’s so hard for me staying here all alone
When you could be taking me for a ride

You take my hand, I’ll take your hand
Together we may get away
This much madness is too much sorrow
It’s impossible to make it today.

Thursday 25th November 2021

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Wednesday 24th November 2021

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Tuesday 23rd November 2021

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Monday 22nd November 2021

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Its About Race

This 2-hour course is aimed at those working in the private, public, social purpose, voluntary and community sectors and is relevant to all staff including volunteers, practitioners and managers.
The overall aim of the course is to educate individuals in organisations giving them a better, in-depth understanding of various forms of racism, as well as racial bias and the issues affecting the black community in the context of the current climate and black history. The course has a focus on the topics of anti-racism and white privilege and looks to assist organisations in making practical and structural
changes that contributes to a positive impact in the fight against
racism and racial inequality.
Scene Setting – Global, national and locally relevant.
Anti-Racism – What does this mean?
Privileges and Responsibilities. This includes: exploring White Privilege.
Racial Bias – A focus on Race and racism ‘challenging the isms’
Having difficult conversations about Race this includes Definitions, terms and language.
Micro-Racism: Micro-inequities and aggressions/behaviours.
Self-agency and becoming a ‘Change Agent’ This includes advice, guidance and tools in relation to identifying racial discrimination, harassment and bias.

Like a Hurricane

Neil Young

Once I thought I saw you in a crowded hazy bar
Dancing on the light from star to star
Far across the moonbeam I know that’s who you are
I saw your brown eyes turning once to fire
You are like a hurricane
There’s calm in your eye
And I’m gettin’ blown away
To somewhere safer where the feeling stays
I want to love you but I’m getting blown away
I am just a dreamer, but you are just a dream
You could have been anyone to me
Before that moment you touched my lips
That perfect feeling when time just slips
Away between us on our foggy trip
You are like a hurricane
There’s calm in your eye
And I’m gettin’ blown away
To somewhere safer where the feeling stays
I want to love you but I’m getting blown away, blown away
You are just a dreamer, and I am just a dream
You could have been anyone to me
Before that moment you touched my lips
That perfect feeling when time just slips
Away between us on our foggy trip
You are like a hurricane
There’s calm in your eye
And I’m gettin’ blown away
To somewhere safer where the feeling stays
I want to love you but I’m getting blown away


Sunday 21st November 2021

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2021 by uppyalf

Nebel

Rammstein

They are standing in a tight embrace
A union of flesh so rich in days
Where the sea touches the land
She wants to tell him the truth

But the wind eats her words away
Where the sea is at an end
Trembling she holds his hands
And she kissed his forehead

She is carrying the evening in her breast
And she knows she must leave now
She puts her head in his lap
And asks for one last kiss

And then he kissed her
Where the sea is at an end
Her lips weak and pale
And his eyes wettened
And then he kissed her
Where the sea is at an end
Her lips weak and pale
And his eyes wettened

And then he kissed her
Where the sea is at an end
Her lips weak and pale
And his eyes wettened
And then he kissed her
Where the sea is at an end
Her lips weak and pale
And his eyes wettened

The last kiss has been so long
The last kiss
He doesn’t remember it anymore