By Dillard K. Henderson, QH’s Poet Laureate

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Sonnet Number Fifty
 
All in one flowing moment free from time,
I sat upon a mighty mountainside
Beneath great metal booming wind-blown chimes
Above Zen terraced gardens with my guide.
I saw below, beyond the knoll and stream, 
Another mountain breath and undulate.
Awaking slowly from delusion’s dream,
I entered then a much more mindful state.
Then beauty’s beings, radiant as suns,
Each sang her sacred spirit song to me.
The spirit world and this one too were one.
The moon arose, and I began to see.
I heard all music, then, in but one chime
And knew forever, then, in Earthly time.
 

BOW-WOW BOOKS!!!

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Originally posted on The Moon Seen In Water:Quarry Hill Creative Center's Blog!:

Our great friend Mark Newgarten, who designed some of the covers of some of the middle-late editions of the Top-Drawer Rubber Stamp Co.’s catalogues, has turned his energy and attention to one of the best places it can go. He’s drawing books for kids — and games that go with them, online. These wonderful, playful and beautifully drawn books remind me of TinTin, but with a delightful flair of their own that I know all the kids I’ve loved and helped raise (and there have been a lot) would delight in!

Try them! Here’s the website….

http://www.bow-wowbooks.com/

COMING OUT SOON, if not yet!

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BOW-WOW BOOKS!!!

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Our great friend Mark Newgarten, who designed some of the covers of some of the middle-late editions of the Top-Drawer Rubber Stamp Co.’s catalogues, has turned his energy and attention to one of the best places it can go. He’s drawing books for kids — and games that go with them, online. These wonderful, playful and beautifully drawn books remind me of TinTin, but with a delightful flair of their own that I know all the kids I’ve loved and helped raise (and there have been a lot) would delight in!

Try them! Here’s the website….

http://www.bow-wowbooks.com/

COMING OUT SOON, if not yet!

Larrance Fingerhut’s “Auguries” with idea by Ladybelle Fiske

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L. Fingerhut’s beautiful “Auguries:– Blake’s Auguries of Innocence combined with Pachelbel’s Canon.
I am not sure how to make this link work, but here’s a try.
Ladybelle

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To hear this piece, check out Quarry Hill Creative Center on Facebook and the link is playable there,

Peace, My Heart

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Peace, my heart, let the time for
the parting be sweet.
Let it not be a death but completeness.
Let love melt into memory and pain
into songs.
Let the flight through the sky end
in the folding of the wings over the
nest.
Let the last touch of your hands be
gentle like the flower of the night.
Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a
moment, and say your last words in
silence.
I bow to you and hold up my lamp
to light you on your way.

 
Sent to us by the Middlebury Quakers regarding Barbara’s death. A beautiful poem and very much like the actual passing…

Barbara Hall Fiske Calhoun (Isabelle Calhoun) dies on April 28, 2014, in Hartford (WRJ) VT.

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Originally posted on The Moon Seen In Water:Quarry Hill Creative Center's Blog!:

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Barbara died in the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction, VT. on Monday, April 28, 2014. She was 94, and was the guiding light and co-creator of Quarry Hill, VT’s oldest extant alternative community or “commune.”  For many years she and Irving Fiske welcomed free-spirited and artistic people to their 140 acres in the mountains of Vermont.  “They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” she sometimes quoted from the Bible. She also said, “Art is Prayer.” Barbara was a Quaker and a gathering to celebrate her  life, perhaps in September, is planned with the Middlebury Friends Meeting in Middlebury VT. Her ashes will be scattered at Quarry Hill, with those of her 2nd husband, Dr. Donald Calhoun, who predeceased her in 2009. She is survived by her daughter, Isabella Fiske McFarlin (Ladybelle), son in law Brion McFarlin, grandchildren Joya Lonsdale and her husband Brem…

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