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Symmetry

Posted by Jill Delbridge on July 20, 2015 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 



 

Twilight

 

SATURATED

in ...

 

MYSTERY

 

Materialization

 

of

 

ARDOR

 

REFLECTS

 

Unto

 

Us

 

Like

 

Ultra Violet

 

of an Ocean...

 

with Immeasurable

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ waves ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

of

 

Tranquil waters

 

Before our eager

 

Eyes ( * *)  ^

 ^

 

as

 

WE

 

F

   L

       O

           A

               T...

 

 


Then

 

S....l...o...w...l...y

I

N

K

 

 

D

E

E

P

E

R

 

 

into

 

the

 

D

E

P

T

H

S

 

of

 

Each other

 

in

 

Symmetry


Jill Delbridge Peace , ONE Love & Poetry !

‪#‎poetry‬ ‪#‎peace‬ ‪#‎love‬ ‪#‎tranquility‬ ‪#‎creativity‬ ‪#‎symmentry‬


Exemplary Love

Posted by Jill Delbridge on June 9, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)


 

exhilaration ...

a living dream

that forever rewinds then plays...

awakening my existence - ablaze

over-brimming in pure joy and delight

an unquestionable bond of  trust

made me believe

that Love could be bestowed

received and conceived

without physical touch

experienced so tender

yet, extraordinarily alive

an exhilerating zephyr

flowing stream...

pure , fresh , and felt

yet , effortless -

feeling the closeness

of heart and mind

genuine- intertwined

of what I feel...

I shall contain

securely within

the havens of my domain

transcending time and place

without a body or face

a faithful blossom

blooming perennially

precious Love seeds

continuously...fertilized

by Nirvana

filled tear-droplets

d

   e

        s

              c

                  e

                      n

                         d

                             i

                                n

                                      g ....

down my declatay

caressing my  vital organ

again and again

in the rich fullness...of

exemplary Love

 

Jill Delbridge

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ☮ Peace ☮ ღ ONE Love ღ & Poetry Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ


#VOTE

Posted by Jill Delbridge on November 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

#‎VOTE‬

In this country ...power and money rules

and a vote is priceless

lobbyist-big phrama ,koch's, monsanto ,

and many more... grease

senatorial and congressional palms

for kick backs and personal favors

politicians are an over paid absentee

workforce with health care ,

paid vacations , and fringe benefits

a cake walk ...all on the citizens tab

disgruntled laypeople

couch surf , blog , and bitch

at the local coffee shop

and on the street corner

yet , about a 1/3 of folk don't vote

the have's campaign

and vote to maintain

their wealth and gain

churches and chapels

houses of faith

host bingo and raffles

keeping all the profits

while passing the collection plate

without paying taxes

meanwhile middle class

and working poor

as well as students

are over worked

taxed and underpaid

holding down two jobs

to pay back student loans

and the cost of living

mom's and dad's single

and /or married couples

with or without children

work triple-time

and they still struggle

to pay for essentials

ie food , child -elder care ,

shelter, and medical

just barely or never quite

making ends meet

an election year

is a powerful one

for everyone

fate of our lives

for the next few years

is decided by our representatives

#VOTE

"Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike."Plato

Patriots

Posted by Jill Delbridge on May 27, 2014 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

DNA scattered upon oceans floor

 

remains wash up on a foreign shore

 

a skeletal jungle

 

birth out of hell

 

where sisters and brothers fell

 

their unrest souls wander round

 

a grimy

 

barren battleground

 

riddled in bloody stains , crimes

 

of greed , abuse of power , and mutiny

 

desecration - disinterment of their dignity

 

their story

 

re-scripted by a dishonorable country

 

 

lingering opaque haze

 

of a bureaucratic maze

 

cover ups

 

government ploys

 

and hush ups

 

employed

 

 

casualties and fatalities

 

treated with disdain

 

pleas for justice await a revelation

 

in vain

 

 

 

haunting echoes ...

 

of machine gun rounds

 

and bombs bellow...

 

abominable sounds

 

pleas of mercy

 

brutal imagery ...

 

of burnt flesh, blood shed,

 

maimed bodies , visions of atrocities

 

and the dead

 

loiter war-torn mentalities

 

 

their honorable lips sealed in red tape

 

retched stench

 

of war and indifference

 

from which there is no escape

 

 

 

those who survived their stay

 

are existing

 

but, not living

 

 

 

no longer revered

 

discarded uncle sam tricks

 

 

 

Patriotic Soldiers who gave of themselves

 

loyal and selfless

 

 

 

representing and defending

 

Us

 

in reverence

 

 

 

now wallow and endure

 

an endless tour

 

fighting a futile war

 

for this nations

 

wrong doings and sins

 

 

Impossible to win

 

 

afflictions...biological

 

and experimental

 

 

restrictions...physical

 

and psychological

 

 

addictive hallucinogens

 

administered as placation

 

 

 

anxiously await esteem

 

to be redeemed

 

 

through it all they maintain

 

a dedicated regime

 

 

Saluting the flag at ease

 

Proudly in fatigues !

 

 

 

While I completely abhor war and I am against violence.

 

I RESPECT Our Soldiers!

 

 

In Honor of...

 

 

All the Men , Women , and mere Children who are still serving and protecting

 

and all who lost their lives on and off the battlefield ,to those who have survived and returned home w/ battle

 

scars !I PRAY everyday for Justice and World Peace.

 

I APPRECIATE YOU All ! MUCH Respect , Peace ,ONE Love, & BLESSINGS !

 

 

JIll Delbridge

 

 

 

 

 

Cosmos

Posted by Jill Delbridge on May 13, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Sacred spheres coalesce

celestial and pastoral

luminary coronas fluoresce


Heavenly Father

and earth mother

Spirits of Love eclipse

 

spectacular empyreal

exsistence lulling all fear

 

lustrous apex of grace,

awe , forgiveness ,

solace , and righteousness

 

vortex of consciousness

pinnacle of peace


pure perfume

of natures nostrum

tranquil trill

stills ill will


teetering on the edge

of the universes ledge

 

anointed by HIS

divinity and reverence


ambrosial cosmos flow...

infinite wavelets

of Love ripple in my soul

awakening similarity's  verity

connecting - vibrating  ... ethereally

my spirit sails ...on an harmonic frequency

Spiritually I transverse the land of Galilee

and the heavens simultaneously




Mother Oak

Posted by Jill Delbridge on April 27, 2014 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)


an impressive - statuesque tree

dances in the wind gracefully...

your roots are firmly planted

in the earth

embracing limbs

gently cradle nest’s of baby birds

your lovely leaves wave ...

to passers by

fragrant breezes fan appeasingly

in brilliant shades of emerald green

Autumn gold , crimson , and melon

a honey bees nest snuggles

safely between your boughs

squirrels collect acorn treats

as they scamper up your trunk

woody branches filter the cities smog filled air

Lovers kiss beneath your shade

carving their initials in your bark

a wise owl resides deep in your core

hooting a nightly lullaby

woodpeckers dig holes

where ants and insects

make the crevices their safehavens 

humans build campfires from fallen twigs 

a matriarch to wildlife

and a treasure to mankind


Street Corner Entertainers

Posted by Jill Delbridge on April 27, 2014 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

street corner entertainers

float atop rain - water

 

oblivious to their surroundings

mesmerizing ...Spiritual trance

inebriated on the elixir of dance

spontaneous burst

of self - expression

 

an artistic collaboration

of inspiration

amid the pandemonium

 

http://tinyurl.com/bgb6r22

Lest we Never Forget

Posted by Jill Delbridge on March 27, 2014 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Lest we never forget

to respect ...

Mother nature and her resources

flora , fauna , birds , bees ,

sea life , waterways , and trees

 

to uplift ...

the voiceless , downtrodden

vulnerable , lost , and forgotten

 

those whose lives

are riddled with compromise

 

diseased and homeless

to quell the rumbling

hungry bellies of innocence


universe is spinning...

 

out of control

we need to unite soul to soul

every woman , child , and man

for the future of all the above

it is up to us to be mindful joining hand in hand

within harmony , compassion , reverence , and Love !

 

Jill Delbridge 4/22/14 ☮ Peace ☮ ONE ღ Love ღ ☼ Light ☼ & † BLESSINGS †



A HISTORY OF SOME OLD ENGLISH SAYINGS AND CUSTOMS

Posted by Jill Delbridge on December 26, 2013 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A HISTORY OF SOME

OLD ENGLISH SAYINGS

AND CUSTOMS

 

Compiled by Flo Deems

 

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Where did some of these old English sayings come from that we've heard all of our lives, but maybe never really thought about their origins? After all, we do know what they mean, right?

 

"SLEEP TIGHT" - back in the 1500s and maybe even before then, some people could afford to sleep on wooden framed beds so they were off of the floor. These frames had heavy ropes tied from side to side that supported the mattress. Over time the ropes would stretch, so they'd have to tighten them. Hence the saying, "Sleep tight." Later added to that was: "Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite."

 

"PISS POOR" - They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in the same pot to collect as much urine as possible. Why> Because once a day, someone from the family too the pot to the tannery and sold the urine. If a family had to do this to survive financially, they were called "Piss poor."

 

"DIDN'T HAVE A POT TO PISS IN" - Worse than the above were some people who were too [poor to buy even the pot to collect their urine. And so they were the poorest and lowest of the low.

 

BRIDAL BOUQUETS - Although not a saying, here's the origin of the wedding custom of having the bride carry a bouquet - Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May! So they still smelled somewhat good in June. However, since they were starting to smell again, brides carried a bouquet of flowers, hoping to hide their body odor.

 

"DON'T THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER!" - Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of bathing in the nice clean hot water. Then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children could take their turn in the bog bath tub. Last of all came the babies! By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.

 

"IT'S RAINING CATS AND DOGS!" - Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.

 

CANOPY BEDS - Related to this situation is how canopy beds were developed. With roofs like these, there was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. So people constructed beds with tall posts over which a sheet could be hung to offer some protection.

 

"DIRT POOR" - Floors in many houses were simply the dirt that the house had been built upon. Only the wealthy could afford stone or slate floors.

 

THE NURSERY RHYME: "Pease porridge hot, Pease porridge cold, Pease porridge in the pot Nine days old." - In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung on a long iron arm over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not have much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving the leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme.

 

"BRING HOME THE BACON" - Sometimes people could obtain pork and this would be a special occasion. So when they had guests, they would hang up their slab of bacon to show off. This was a sign of comparative wealth, when a man could "bring home the bacon."

 

"CHEW THE FAT" - Whenever a family did have some bacon and had guests, they would cut off some to share with their guests. They would sit around the fire and "chew the fat."

 

TOMATOES WERE CONSIDERED POISONOUS! - This delicious fruit that masquerades as a veggie was considered poisonous for about 400 years. Those with money had plates made of pewter, which in those days had a high lead content. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, eventually causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes.

 

"UPPER CRUST" - Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

 

"HOLDING A WAKE" - Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.

 

"SAVED BY THE BELL" - also "A DEAD RINGER" - and "THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT" - England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive! So they would tie a long string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.

 

Now, aren't you glad you know the origins of these sayings and customs? And aren't you glad we live in modern times? Even if bed bugs have made a come-back!

http://tonebytone.com/Quotes/3/HistoryOldEnglishSayings.php


Cinnamon and Honey

Posted by Jill Delbridge on November 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:

 

It is found that a mix of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:

 

HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.

 

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.

 

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder....who knew?

 

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

 

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it's delicious too!

 

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.

 

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

 

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

 

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals

 

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

 

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

 

RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

 

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

 

SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.

 

WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

 

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.

 

BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

 

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.

 

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