toward the east: for Qiaoen

Leonard Durso

the scent of jasmine
hangs in the air
the cup of tea
grows cold on the desk
a lone dog
howls in the dark
the clock on the wall
ticks away the night
and my mind
turns toward the east
five long hours away
where the morning sun
shines high in the sky
and this planet earth
is graced by her smile

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Storms

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“No storm can last forever.
It will never rain 365 days consecutively.
Keep in mind that trouble comes to pass, not to stay.
Don’t worry!
No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever.”

Iyanla Vanzant

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16 Easter Crafts for Kids — The Momnipresent Mother

16 Easter Crafts For Kids Are you like many people stuck at home trying to think of fun things to do with your kids? Well, Easter is coming and what better way to have fun than to do some crafts? Many of these 16 Easter crafts for kids use what you have already in your […]

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He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven ~ W.B. Yeats

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HAD I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

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Plant A Tree

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“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing.  You are just talking.“

Wangari Maathai

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JOHNNY DEPP ON HIS UNUSUAL CHILDHOOD (2016)

Living In Tiny Spaces – Hong Kong

Cherry Blossom Tragedy

Words To My Soul

This poem originally started with me laying on my roof watching the cherry blossoms sway in the wind. I pictured them as drunk people and found myself laughing loudly to that thought. But my mind never ceases to amaze me, and quickly analyzed the thought and made it relate to a broken man. The best way to deal with tragedy is to create art from it.

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The flowers on the trees

Sway like drunk men

Walking home

With a storm following

Through the sky.

Watching them has a sort humor to it,

Each petal swaying to the wind,

Humanized into arms flailing

To catch the balance of a wayward man.

What a sad sight to see

Like a crash you can’t look away from

And the tragedy pulling you in

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Easy naan / Pita bread – no yeast

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Quick and easy naan / pitta bread – no yeast

For pitta bread leave the dough plain and Cook under the grill on a very hot pizza stone (clay plate). Naan can be cooked the same or in a very hot frying pan.

Ingredients

  • 224g plain flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
    2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg whole
  • 3 1/2 to 4 floz Milk

Method

1) Combine the dry ingredients + mix with the egg & oil

2) add the milk until a nice dough

3) mead for 5 mins

4) cover and rest 30 mins

5) heat the grill with a clay plate / pizza stone inside to get hot.

6) divide the dough and roll into ovals.

7) if making pitta skip to 9)

8) making naan – butter the top and add any topping (I added a little ground cumin) then cook…

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