Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

Photo: (via Your Eyes Blaze Out)

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call (First Day Back!)

Photo: (via Your Eyes Blaze Out)

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

Photo: (via Your Eyes Blaze Out)

secret, disciplined, generous and unfathomable


Not the bald image, but always –
undulant, elusive, beyond reach
of any dull staring eye

– lodged
among the words, beneath
the skin of images: nerves,
muscles, rivers of urgent blood,

a mind
secret, disciplined, generous and

– Denise Levertov, excerpt from Williams: An Essay from Selected Poems


Miracle? All of it. 

Sound of wings.  Let’s just say: Wow!


  • Source: Your Eyes Blaze Out
  • Post title inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
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T.G.I.F.: Pump Me Up!


Source: Head Like an Orange

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call



Source: Gifak-net

Cold stove of 4:00 a.m., black iron


Cold stove of 4:00 a.m., black iron, the lids in place on everyone but me, and down the chimney, through the damper’s pinch, the distant hoo-hoo-hooing of an owl. And soon, among the sticks of kindling in the box of words, the mouselike scritching of my pen.

~ Ted Kooser, February. The Wheeling Year: A Poet’s Field Book

Photo Credit: The Wild Free Spirit

Time to Roll: Head down. Let’s Fly.

cute, adorable,bird,
Baby Owl Learning How to Fly


1 min 30 to Start Your Day Off Right

From Stephen:

Catching up on your posts and came across your July 7 Monday Mantra.  Thought you might like to see the original video of the reggae-biased Morepork … so named for their call. If you live close to bush in New Zealand, you turn on the porch light and these little guys will come calling to feed on the moths.”

This little Morepork (or Ruru in Maori) arrived at New Zealand Bird Rescue Charitable Trust’s Green Bay Hospital in Auckland when it was about a week old. Now it is flying and has lost most of its baby feathers. New Zealand Bird Rescue supports the community by assisting many thousands of sick, orphaned, injured and lost birds every year. Birds that come into care here are rehabilitated until they are ready for release back into the wild. We accept and care for all New Zealand birds; no bird is ever turned away. Many have been victims of cat attacks, road accidents, pollution, fishing line entanglements, and human ignorance or cruelty.

Thank you Stephen.

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