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Quaker poet retired in Mexico:

Started 6th month 27, 2016 0 Replies

The Religion of Giant TreesOur neighborhood lives, moves,and has its beingunder an incantation of foliage,noisy bird commotions,whispering leaves.The little boy next door calls to mefrom his open…Continue

 

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Secret Story of Love

Secret Story of LoveSo many beautiful people have walked through my life, and vanished...Only to reappeared in my stories, my memories, my day dreams. I am old with a weight of remembering.I will go alone when I die, happily into a new unknown, but alone, saving only a secret note that I will hide in my shoe to remind me of a few things that I must remember,Asmy childhood family of nine around an oval country tablethree times a daySo long ago...stars at night, weeds in the garden,fragrance of…See More
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Carolyn Taylor commented on Quentin Kirk's blog post 'Long Departed But Here'
" I enjoyed reading this! Someone is a gifted writer! Many Smiles to you~ from Carolyn"
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Long Departed But Here

My mother and fatherpoured out their lives caring for us.Long after we did not see them anymore,this caring became our own smilesthat we pass on to our children,to our students, friends,to strangersMy parents got their caring powerfrom distant peoplewhose names I never knewin faded unsmiling photos.My mother's kiss is from a thousand mothersand the shade of my father's tree is a great forest.A lady who serves my coffee each morningadds free talk and humor;strangers on the street add hellos;a…See More
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Howard Brod commented on Quentin Kirk's blog post 'Story for you from a Quaker retired in Mexico:'
"A lovely story about just 'being' in the moment.  Thank you!"
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Story for you from a Quaker retired in Mexico:

     Living in Mexico                     When we arrived at “our farm.” three Adventist children that we know well came over, as they always do, to watch us. We are strange people from the outside world. So I brought out drums and rhythm devices and, with my harmonica, we began to make music. Pablo, young, about 4th grade, heard…See More
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Keith Saylor commented on Quentin Kirk's blog post 'From a Quaker retired in Mexico on his wife's birthday:'
"Thank you for sharing this beautiful testimony ..."
9th month 3, 2016
William F Rushby left a comment for Quentin Kirk
"Welcome, Quentin!"
9th month 3, 2016
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From a Quaker retired in Mexico on his wife's birthday:

Leaving Home Long ago a very young Blanca got up at 4 am in a deep Mexican countryside, boarded an ancient grandfather bus, waved goodbye to sad parents through grimy, cracked windows. This bus with a front nose whose hood must be raised occasionally for man/machine dialogues, followed winding rutted roads up, up, up bump, sway. Sudden fog, then clear, then fog, tilting, jarring, dirt horse roads, rocks, cliffs, strange leaves larger than herself, sudden vistas hundreds of blue mountains, all…See More
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Quaker educator, poet, retired in Mexico, anthropologist, writer. Enjoy literature, dancing, reading, good friends. Authored two books on Amazon: The Moon Straight Overhead (about Mexico) and Walking Home by Starlight (about Poetry)

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Secret Story of Love

Posted on 3rd mo. 25, 2017 at 10:22am 0 Comments

Secret Story of Love

So many beautiful people have

walked through my life, and vanished...

Only to reappeared in my stories, my memories, my day dreams.

I am old with a weight of

remembering.

I will go alone when I die, happily into a new unknown,

but alone,

saving only a secret note that I will hide in my shoe

to remind me of a few things that I must remember,

As

my childhood family of nine around an oval country table

three times…

Continue

Secret Story of Love

Posted on 3rd mo. 25, 2017 at 10:19am 0 Comments

Secret Story of Love

So many beautiful people have

walked through my life, and vanished...

Only to reappeared in my stories, my memories, my day dreams.

I am old with a weight of

remembering.

I will go alone when I die, happily into a new unknown,

but alone,…

Continue

Long Departed But Here

Posted on 1st mo. 17, 2017 at 8:16pm 1 Comment

My mother and father

poured out their lives caring for us.

Long after we did not see them anymore,

this caring became our own smiles

that we pass on to our children,

to our students, friends,

to strangers

My parents got their caring power

from distant people

whose names I never knew

in faded unsmiling photos.

My mother's kiss is from a thousand mothers

and the shade of my father's tree is a great forest.

A lady who serves my…

Continue

Story for you from a Quaker retired in Mexico:

Posted on 9th mo. 22, 2016 at 10:40am 1 Comment



     Living in Mexico                

     When we arrived at “our farm.” three Adventist children that we know well came over, as they always do, to…

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