Starpoet by Lisa Jain Thompson
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The StarPoet Newsletter
XV:XXXIII (17 August 2014 C.E.)
StarPoet Newsletter by Lisa Jain Thompson

Fairfax, VA, USA.  A decision of reckless caution that won't do much more than put a check mark by his name. Washington Nationals are in first place by many games.  The summer continues to intersperse hot humid days with warm ones with less humidity and unseasonably cool nights that hinder the ripeness of tomatoes.  The poet does her stuff, scrupulously avoid the people across the Potomac the best she can.  Robin Williams dies in Tiburon, California. Lauren Bacall quickly follows in New York.  All 16 Hollywood icons mentioned in Madonna's 1990 pop song "Vogue" have now died.

Major General Harold Greene is killed in an attack in Afghanistan.  James Brady dies in Alexandria, Virginia , collateral damage in an assassination attempt.

So it goes.

Quarter moon, full moon, quarter moon, none
Orion in the morning, Orion in the evening
Orion high above
Round and round the earth revolves
Year after year the sun

Month by month the moon goes round
Quarter moon, full moon, quarter moon none
Bleeding bright light upon the ground
When all the world would be dark

Lisa Jain Thompson c. 2014 CE

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The StarPoet Newsletter
XV:XXXII (10 August 2014 C.E.)
StarPoet Newsletter by Lisa Jain Thompson
Fairfax, VA, USA. Let's just say that I am on the down slope to 100. The weather is abnormally cool and the Nationals are in first place. All is well in Northern Virginia; were it so in Washington. We got an email telling us the Heritage Turkeys were getting ready. How close are we to November?

He seems to sleep peacefully,
Blissfully unaware of the blood on his hands,
And, if he should notice the blood,
Believes the hands must be someone else's.

It must be wonderful going through life
Thinking you've done everything right
And never knowing anything otherwise
Or admitting it if you do.

Lisa Jain Thompson c. 2014 CE

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The StarPoet Newsletter
XV:XXXI (03 August 2014 C.E.)
StarPoet Newsletter by Lisa Jain Thompson
Fairfax, VA, USA. July has left us, going out like a lamb, August and my birthday before us. I approach the 50th anniversary of getting a driver's license, somewhat less time than I have been writing poetry. We did things young then in California and on my own. If I had been so stupid as to ask my parents to be helicopter parents, they would have stared at me disbelieving and told me I had to stand on my own two feet. They would be there if I should fall but not to catch me — they would patch me up, ask me if I had learned anything, and then send me on my way. We were the lower-middle class children of the Greatest Generation who beat the Depression and won the Second World War and they did not tolerate slackers.

A Sprinkle Before The Flood


A sprinkling of rain before the thunderstorms,
Before another misplaced polar vector
Turns summer into fall again;
The weather has become more erratic,
The highs and lows more disjointed,
What was normal when I was growing up
May have been the actual aberration
And not the current unpredictable flux
-- The weather was never like this
When George Bush was president!

Lisa Jain Thompson c. 2014 CE

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