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Gems And Stars- Poetry and Prose

What do you when you’re drowning
Do you pull every branch out there
Do you hold on to the shallow ends in the hope they’ll keep you safe
Do you let someone try to keep you from drowning
And take them down with you

When you’re falling
Do you panic and ruin everything around you like the storm that you are
Do you avoid the deep ends
Or do you take every rope extended to you that makes you stayz

When you’re running away
Do you take those you love with you
Or do you leave them behind for their own good
Do you kiss them goodbye

So when you’re drowning
Falling
And running away
How do you stumble upon your perserverance and indefatigable efforts and stay where you are?

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A SECOND CUP…

Another Kind Of Grass

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“Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening.
Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be,
but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself.
It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be,
like be yourself, and have a second cup”

Gertrude Stein
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Lemon Curd Tart (ASMR)

SHINE…

You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift

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Let’s Get “Bugged” Art Contest

Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids

Hey Kids!

We want to “Bug” you for your best insect artwork. But we don’t want any “ordinary” bugs. We want your made up, weird, fun, fantastical bugs that are hiding in your imagination.

Give us bugs that are creepy, crawlie, cute, or just plain curious. Give it a name, and tell us what it can do (nothing is too out-of-this-world).

Who Can Enter?

You must be 13 or under and reside in the United States or Canada.

What Are the Rules?

Bug drawings must be original (made up). They must have a name and the bug’s special ability.

Winner’s will be chosen on overall creativity (including both the drawing and the name/ability).

Due Date?

Drawings must be received by midnight Saturday July 27th, 2019. Winners will be notified by email.

The Prizes

A Special Thanks To:

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First prize

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World Ocean’s Day Craft – “Moving” Paper Fish

Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids

Today is World Oceans Day (June 8th). In honor of this “oceanic” occasion, we have a “fishy” craft!

Check it out!

What You Need

  • Four pieces of construction paper (1 black, 1 white, 2 colored)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

What do you think of this “moving” fish? If you constructed this World Oceans Day craft, take a picture of it and send it to us. You could be featured on Show Us Your Stuff Saturday. Details here.

Happy World Oceans Day!

Do you want to learn more about our oceans? Check out these fun facts!

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ASMR [Un] Chopping Tomatoes

Ode To Tomatoes – Pablo Neruda

The street
filled with tomatoes,
midday,
summer,
light is
halved
like
a
tomato,
its juice
runs
through the streets.
In December,
unabated,
the tomato
invades
the kitchen,
it enters at lunchtime,
takes
its ease
on countertops,
among glasses,
butter dishes,
blue saltcellars.
It sheds
its own light,
benign majesty.
Unfortunately, we must
murder it:
the knife
sinks
into living flesh,
red
viscera
a cool
sun,
profound,
inexhaustible,
populates the salads
of Chile,
happily, it is wed
to the clear onion,
and to celebrate the union
we
pour
oil,
essential
child of the olive,
onto its halved hemispheres,
pepper
adds
its fragrance,
salt, its magnetism;
it is the wedding
of the day,
parsley
hoists
its flag,
potatoes
bubble vigorously,
the aroma
of the roast
knocks
at the door,
it’s time!
come on!
and, on
the table, at the midpoint
of summer,
the tomato,
star of earth, recurrent
and fertile
star,
displays
its convolutions,
its canals,
its remarkable amplitude
and abundance,
no pit,
no husk,
no leaves or thorns,
the tomato offers
its gift
of fiery color
and cool completeness.

Pablo Neruda
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