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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Another Change

I am making another change;
doing the same but better...
a move toward diligence

Practicing piano with care, cleaning,
writing a little more, and reading too.
Details managed to allow a
proper finish, a happier soul --
to hope for an occasional
shimmer of perfection.

© Gay Reiser Cannon * 4/5/16 * All Rights Reserved

12 comments:

  1. I don't have an ounce of that desire for perfection - but I can feel your joy and lust in your poem. I wonder what it would be like.

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  2. I don't have an ounce of that desire for perfection - but I can feel your joy and lust in your poem. I wonder what it would be like.

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  3. Ohhhhhh. "shimmer of perfection" is just, well, perfect. I hope for that occasional shining through, too.

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  4. Oh I simply love it... I think i need to polish myself a bit every now and then.

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  5. I so appreciate this little glimpse into you, Gay. I struggle with being a perfectionist. I would love rather to learn just to enjoy the occasional shimmer of perfection.

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  6. My apologies to all..I had set aside today to read and it filled up with phone calls, errands, unexpected guests, etc. I will try to read those of you who stopped by and apologies to everyone else.

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  7. Don't we all want this, a shimmer of perfection ~ Love it Gay ~

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  8. Love the feel of progression here.

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  9. I am glad you are practicing piano again, Gay. No perfection needed. Smiles.

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  10. This is progress, Gay! Love it. The forward motion of your life.

    On another issue....I am writing all poets I know about this: yesterday, JP at Olive Garden posted three pieces of mine without permission....I wouldn't have minded that, but they 'revised' "Storm Drain Baby", a short poem that was published in my 4th book, and has been published in respectable poetry journals around the world. No site has the right to rewrite any poet's work without permission...and they gutted this important (to me) poem. I left comments and emailed them but they don't care. I want my work off their site. I have never visited because you and others wisely told me about their behavior and reputation. Just wanted you to know, and there has been a good bunch of poets who have supported my complaint on this matter.

    My very best to you. Sorry that I bring this to your blog, but if they are doing this ('revising') to my work, God only knows what they are doing to others.

    Peace! Jane

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  11. A shimmer of perfection...love that. Not the impossible goal of perfection, but the shimmer. I take a cue from our feline friends and call it purrfection. :-)

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