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9 Oct

The Arts, Dance Yoga Music Art Writing +Story Sample plus Links :

Arts Poems, Dance Yoga Music Art Writing +

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Original fiction, photo-memoirs, and poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

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October 09, 2014

Categories : Story Samples plus Links

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Related Articles :

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“Little Dancer” – Original Arts & Inspirational Poetry

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Nice Thing ’bout Getting Old(er) — My Yoga-to-Dance aha! Moments! – # 5

The Writer’s Life – 100814 : Getting Fit (again) is like Writing Something New (again)

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Sample Chapters & Links – My Blog Series

Though each digital outlet usually has a preview capability, what is previewed to the reader varies tremendously.

Some outlets have pre-determined unalterable percents; others allow the writer to set the percent, which then is passed on to where the book is distributed. But even then, the receiving retailer may have their own set limits.

What I want to be able to present to a reader, is at least 10% of the actual content.

Of the story. Or photo-memoir. Or photography. Or poetry.

This new series on my site allows me that.

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Arts Poems, Dance Yoga Music Art Writing +

Synopsis

Over 100 short original arts related poems.

Written by my wife and myself beginning in the early 90s.

Poems for Dance, Yoga, Music, Writing, Art, Photography, Theater, Creativity, and Inspiration.

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Sample

Note: some formatting adjusted to fit this blog.

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Dance – Original Poetry

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Aerobic Dance

Listening

to my body

anew

each time i start class

I start again

new

in spirit.

Lazy soft first

moves

meant to test

the day’s range -

listening to my body…

Tiny tap touches

on the beat

of

my extensions.

The melody

carries

the momentum,

the down beat

sets the limits

as i listen

to my body’s

waking dancing walk.

Repeat rhythms

release

the growing range of motions

the flowing stages of emotions

yes

the glistening body was also listening.

Aerobic dance in class

is

a conversation

of celebration between all that’s beautiful

in you.

© 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma

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Ballerina

Gentle strength -

a blessing

set in motion;

mind and feeling

spirited

onto moving flesh.

Nimble and sure…

placing our hearts

quietly

on tiptoe,

cradling our breath

on the tip of a wing.

© 1996-2012 adam light creations / adan lerma

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Dancer

Thump, thump. Sound.

The expression of the heart.

Movement.

The expressing of the voice

singing in our souls.

Stretch and coil. Expansion -

retraction. The dancer mirrors

the explosion-implosion of the universe.

Before thought

but giving rise to reason -

before sound

but vibrating the world

into the motions of awareness -

the dance of Life

made passions stir, opening

the ready eyes of its dancers:

you and me and all of us

upon this vast

dance floor of God’s called Earth.

© 1994-2011 adam light creations / adan lerma

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Dancing

It’s more than the movement

or the easy-sharp swaying

to a beat pounded out right.

It’s more the allowing – a letting -

into one’s skin and muscles

the very vibration of aliveness itself.

It’s a translating of the heartfelt

into the mind-known.

Turning feeling

into conception, vision into perception.

It’s the joining of that

that is perceived into consciousness.

One becomes alive

in time.

And time takes you-makes you

its minute hand

dancing you round

the hourglass of life.

© 1994-2011 adam light creations / adan lerma

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Dancing Is…

Dancing

is an art…

Dancing is a sport.

Dancing’s a way of life

expressing

what words imply -

what images

suggest

stirring

the heart

within

memories

of our movements.

The art is the letting -

the sport is the getting -

that we are space

we are time

we are…

dance.

© 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma

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Latin Dance

passion

of flowers reaching the sun

the shot of birds through the air

the smile of an infant seeing your eyes

soft as the first green buds

in early light

strong as the river releasing a winter’s snow

pausing and starting and flowing

like breezes signaling

return

of freshness

and always the pull felt

among all the planets and all of

the stars

connected

dancing the passion of space

© 2012 adam light creations / adan lerma

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Little Dancer

Your tiny dancing movements are

the most innocent of all.

They are the first fun steps created

both for you and your loved ones.

Everyone is watching you

with open eyes and

an open heart.

So enjoy.

Raise your rounded arms.

Sway and move your little feet.

Clap and move and keep on smiling.

For life is smiling through you.

And we can’t but smile back

remembering.

© 1994-2012 adam light creations / adan lerma

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My Dancer’s Pose

Balanced

between the earth and sky

with

one foot grounded and

one fist’s fingers

extended

up

feet and fingers

feeling

for

my lines’

passages through

my

heart and mind

my thoughts

steadied by my heart’s

beating breathings

my

feelings warmed

by

my mind’s acceptance

of

balance reaching from the

ground

my foot a peaceful planting -

my

dancing pulses playing waltzes -

set

between stars inside our patient earth.

© 2012 adam light creations / adan lerma

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The Quiet Dance

inside

when the music and the dancers talking

all around us wave and wind their way among

the beats and sounds and melodies

making life fuller…

when that music

penetrates

worries doubts sadness

and grit from biting the reins of

daily life…

when the movements in

our veins and finger

tips

are touched

with life

that responds and connects

the inside

with the world outside

then

the quiet dance with all the world begins

© 2012 adam light creations / adan lerma

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To Dance Class

“i’m tired, i’m old, i hurt, i’m hungry”

none of the old buttons worked

i still had to go ;-)

dance aerobics called

and my body was craving

a rhythm feed -

i cued

my music-brain-part

a nudge

a wispy breeze to move the clouds along

my music-muscle needed stretching

carrying lifting lilting punching

swaying staying

in my

birthing heart beat

i had had to go

still hurt still tired still old

but not so hungry

now

© 2011-2012 adam light creations / adan lerma

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Yoga – Original Poetry

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A Child’s Pose Is…

a coil of hope

wrapped in leaves

breathing…

a seed

expanding

and gathering

new life…

a thought

curled into a roll

of pure cotton,

a salve upon the heart…

a rest

a moment

a shiny secret whimper

of delight…

© 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma

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A Yoga Teacher – a beginner’s view

no nirvana’s escape here

this is

the yoga of connection

eyes meant for speaking

breaths

linked to living

touches are

the stillness of motion

meant from kindness

yes nirvana’s here

a whispered union

of communion

© 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma

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Links to : Arts Poems, Dance Yoga Music Art Writing +

Note: Things digital seem to be changing more each day (vs settling down), and some online outlets have had sporadic problems with downloads, links, and accessibility. In addition, as events evolve, it may have become necessary for me to either remove an outlet, or settle on just one I can depend on.

If all else fails, please contact me for availability : yoga (dot) adan (at) gmail (dot) com .

Updates are also posted on my Samples Page on my site.

Amazon – currently (092514) exclusive on Kindle Unlimited

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Poems for Librarians, Original Poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

28 May

Teachers Students & Education SpecialistsPoems for Librarians

Original Poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

Included in “Teachers, Students, and Education Specialists”

Available to Libraries Nationwide – on OverDrive, via Smashwords

Preview at end of this post.

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Original Poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

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Ask Your Library for My Titles!

My Books on OverDrive via Smashwords – Distributing to Libraries Natiionwide

The Future of eBooks? – On The Digital Reader, the Conversation is Growing

Alert : Announcing DBW Debates: Ebook Subscription Services

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Intro

Written 17 and 20 years ago, my two poems still fit.

The technologies changed a bit, but enough nascent tech was around back then that, a casual reader, I think, would just fill in the images to the words with today’s forms and books and pictures and computers.

The basic, that the librarian is our helper of knowledge, thankfully, remains the same.

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Two Poems for Librarians

Librarian

Books, tapes, pictures, magazines,
research, computers, IRS forms, each
reflecting the librarian’s depth and versatility.
Custodian of our cultures, regarding
all creeds, races and genders as valuable.
Always surrounded by beloved works.
Caretaker of our cumulative and current events.
The corridors become funnels of wisdom.
A laser like searcher helping us learn
the location and existence of our inquires.
Even providing pencil and paper
for the forgetful.
Because above all else, the librarian
values an inquiring mind, the searching mind -
an individual willing – wanting to discover
all the timeless treasures stored.
The librarian values all the best in all of us.
© 1994 felipe adan lerma

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Librarian’s World

Knowing when to whisper.
And when to break the silence.
The smell of paper held by glue
holding the memories of the world.
Faint coughs heard
over humming copiers.
Directions to the bathroom -
mingled with a map
through Reference.
Computer screens flickering
like pages flipping through time.
The loungers, the seekers – seeing
people change
from one to the other.
Requests for paper and change,
for titles and quotes.
Knowing one is providing
what the world needs most:
knowledge.
© 1997 felipe adan lerma

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Preview for “Teachers, Students, and Education Specialists”

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My Local Austin Library Links

Main Link

http://library.austintexas.gov/

Virtual Library

http://library.austintexas.gov/virtual

Via OverDrive

http://austinlibrary.lib.overdrive.com/E63E2DF9-7198-49C7-AAD6-15355040030D/10/50/en/Default.htm

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28 May

Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga DayAsk your library for my titles!

Available to Libraries Nationwide

My Titles on OverDrive via Smashwords

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“Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga Day”

Yoga family fun with grand kids and grandparents. In Paris!

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My Books on OverDrive via Smashwords – Distributing to Libraries Nationwide

The Future of eBooks? – On The Digital Reader, the Conversation is Growing

Alert : Announcing DBW Debates: Ebook Subscription Services

Poems for Librarians, Original Poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

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Titles by Topic

Updated 072514

(alphabetically)

Grandparents

Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga Day (Paris Shorts)
Grandma and Grandpa @ Dirty Sixth Street (Texas Shorts)
Grandma and Grandpa in the Latin Quarter (Paris Shorts)
Slumming in Paris, Parts 4-8
Lunch with Grandma and Grandpa
Going to SXSW in our 60s, Photo Memoir

Inspirational

A Month of Mornings Vol 1
Creative Gratitudes Vol 1
Creative Gratitudes Vol 2
Everyday Gratitude Vol 1
Everyday Inspiration – PhotoPoems Vol 1
Everyday Gratitude Vol 2 Book 6
Everyday Inspiration – PhotoPoems Vol 2
A Month of Mornings – Four Months
Everyday Gratitude Vol 3
101 Sports Poems Vol 5 Inspirational Poetry for Sports
PhotoPoems Book One Seven Volumes
Inspirations from Life – Thirty Three Years of Poems and Images
Everyday Inspiration – PhotoPoems Vol 3
American Robins Arriving in Vermont – The First Swoop of Spring, A Photo Memoir

Love Poetry

Poems for Lovers Loving & Being Loved
12 Stages of Loving – Prose-Poems, Infancy to Infinity
Love’s Travels – Vermont, Paris, Austin

Mysteries

Samantha (Sam) Light Mystery Suspense

Dirty Sixth Street, Austin
Hello, Darling (Vermont Shorts)
The Sound from Nowhere (a Vermont Short)
Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur?

Paris

Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : Around Blvd St-Germain Small Streets of Paris, Notre Dame – Days 1 & 2
Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : To Gare l’Est from the Latin Quarter – Day 13
Paris in 5 1/2 Weeks : The Bastille, Promenade Plantee, and Small Streets – Day 14

Paris Shorts

Cafe Allonge at the Manifestation (Paris Shorts)
Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga Day (Paris Shorts)
Grandma and Grandpa in the Latin Quarter (Paris Shorts)
Rendezvous, Place Saint-Michel (Paris Shorts)
Cotton Swabs, in Paris Pink
Paris Shorts Vol 1

Slumming in Paris (novellas)

Slumming in Paris, Part One, Arthur & Gricinda
Slumming in Paris Part 2, With the Children – Welcome to Paris
Slumming in Paris Part 3, With the Children – Boys & Girls in Paris
Slumming in Paris Part Four, With the Children – Groceries & Gare l’Est
Slumming in Paris Part Five, With the Children – Lights on the Champs-Elysees
Slumming in Paris Part Six, With The Children – Movie Museum & Breakfast
Slumming in Paris Part Seven, With The Children – The New Hotel
Slumming in Paris Part 8, With the Children – Ben Franklin, a Manifestation, and Love

Poetry Themes

101 Sports Poems
Arts Poems, Dance Yoga Music Art Writing
Enterprise, Poems for Business & Professionals
Family Poems
Nurses Doctors & Medical Health Specialties
PhotoPoems Book One Seven Volumes
Teachers, Students, and Education Specialists

Romance

Rendezvous, Place Saint-Michel (Paris Shorts)
Cotton Swabs, in Paris Pink (Paris Shorts)
Slumming in Paris, Part One, Arthur & Gricinda (novella)
Love’s Travels – Vermont, Paris, Austin (photo-poem)

Sports Poems

101 Sports Poems Full Collection
101 Sports Poems Vol 1 – Baseball
101 Sports Poems Vol 2 Dance * Yoga * Martial Arts * Drill Team * Twirler * Ice Skating
101 Sports Poems Vol 3 Golf * Tennis * Bowling * Equestrian * Sky Diver
101 Sports Poems Vol 4 Running * Bicycling * Swimming * Sailing * Gymnast
101 Sports Poems Vol 5 Inspirational Poetry for Sports

Texas Shorts

Austin

The Concert (Texas Shorts)
Art Day (Texas Shorts)
The Slumber Party (Texas Shorts)
Dirty Sixth Street, Austin (Texas Shorts)
Grandma and Grandpa @ Dirty Sixth Street (Texas Shorts)
Texas Shorts Vol 1

Galveston

At the Beach (Texas Shorts)
Love Before the Fourth of July (Texas Shorts)
Texas Shorts Vol 1

Vermont Shorts

Hello, Darling (a Vermont Short)
The Sound from Nowhere (a Vermont Short)
Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur? (a Vermont Short)
American Robins Arriving in Vermont – The First Swoop of Spring, A Photo Memoir

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Preview of “Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga Day”

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Poems for Librarians

My wife and I wrote over a thousand poems, starting in the early 90s. Two of those poems are for librarians: “Librarian” & “Librarian’s World”

I have posted them today on my site.

Considering they were written 17 and 20 years ago, they’re not bad :-)

Some of the technology may have changed, but not the librarian’s key roles.

Both poems are included in my poetry book for teachers, “Teachers Students & Education Specialists”

Here’s a preview of the book, courtesy of Scribd :

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My Local Austin Library Links

Virtual Library

http://library.austintexas.gov/virtual

Main Link

http://library.austintexas.gov/

Via OverDrive

http://austinlibrary.lib.overdrive.com/E63E2DF9-7198-49C7-AAD6-15355040030D/10/50/en/Default.htm

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My Books on OverDrive via Smashwords – Distributing to Libraries Nationwide

27 May

Dirty Sixth Street, AustinMy Books on OverDrive via Smashwords

Distributing to Libraries Nationwide

Ask your librarian for my titles!

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Dirty Sixth Street, Austin

Short light crime mystery, set in Austin Texas.

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“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”


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Fitness ** Arts ** eBooks

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My Books on OverDrive via Smashwords

 Distributing to Libraries

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Ask Your Librarian for My Titles!

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Categories : Author Bio Info & UpdatesScribdOysterOverdrive

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Previous Related Articles :

The Future of eBooks? – On The Digital Reader, the Conversation is Growing

Alert : Announcing DBW Debates: Ebook Subscription Services

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Intro

I know, the title almost sounds like I’m saying my books are on overdrive!

Blasting down the digital highway.  Well, in a very important way, they are. :-)

Smashwords has inked a deal with OverDrive to distribute its participating authors’ ebooks to libraries nationwide.

Actually, more than that.

The blog post linked to above says, “OverDrive powers the ebook procurement and checkout systems for 20,000 public libraries around the world, including 90% of US public libraries.”

OverDrive itself has a nice site with an incredible amount of information.

I signed up on their site and it’s amazing.

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My Titles on OverDrive for Libraries

I’ve elected to place all my (currently) 60 titles in this new program.

Most of them have shipped already, and hopefully will start appearing in OverDrive’s search soon.

If you are a library user, would like one of my titles at your library, please let your library know.

Libraries, though typically free, are of course not for everyone.

Sometimes there are waiting lists, return dates, and even simple lack of convenience.

So I see this as a supplement and complement to the subscription services I’m also participating in, via Scribd and Oyster.

And all my titles are offered to the major direct online ebook retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and others.

My Authors Page has links to each site my titles are offered to.

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OverDrive

OverDrive is apparently available across a huge variety of platforms and devices.

Please check the link before regarding apps and other info :

http://omc.overdrive.com/

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My Local Austin Library Links

Virtual Library

http://library.austintexas.gov/virtual

Main Link

http://library.austintexas.gov/

Via OverDrive

http://austinlibrary.lib.overdrive.com/E63E2DF9-7198-49C7-AAD6-15355040030D/10/50/en/Default.htm

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Librarians : Ask for my titles by Topic!

Please Note:

A new post will appear soon with the titles within each topic.

I will link to it from here when it is posted.

[ Link added 052814 : http://felipeadanlerma.com/2014/05/28/ask-your-library-for-my-titles/ ]

Inspirational – poetry & images

Paris – short stories, novellas, poetry

Poetry – family, love, sports, arts, business, inspiration, teachers, nurses, and much more

Sports – poetry (baseball, football, volleyball, bicycling, yoga, dance, and much more)

Texas – short stories (mostly set in Austin or Galveston)

Vermont – poetry, images, and short stories

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Like Sports? I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

30 Mar

101 Sports Poems Narrated by Adam MeggsLike Sports?

I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

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Pictured Left : 101 Sports Poems

Available on Scribd, via Smashwords

Available on AudioBook and Print

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Scribd posts on this site

Intro

My Scribd titles : http://www.scribd.com/felipe4adan4lerma

My currently available 56 titles of short stories and novels, and poetry and photopoems are now all easily accessible via Scribd’s subscription plan.

Below are my titles related to Sports.

101 Sports Poems has all the sports poems in the smaller titles Vols 1-5.

What the smaller books have, are personalization templates for each poem.  Plus a creative writing segment, geared toward incorporating fitness.  Each of the smaller volumes are divided by similar sports.  Four additional volumes in the small series are in-progress.

With a subscription though, you have limitless access to all my work, counting as sales for me.

As Scribd says at the top right of each page :

Thanks for reading!

Enjoy reading this book knowing that your

subscription is helping support authors!

And as always, my work is also available on major participating outlets via traditional sales.

They are located on my Authors Pages, and listed on the right side of each blog post.

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Sports related titles :

101 Sports Poems

101 Sports Poems Vol 1 – Baseball

101 Sports Poems Vol 2 – Dance, Yoga, Twirler, Martial Arts, Drill Team, Ice Skating

101 Sports Poems Vol 3 – Golf, Tennis, Bowling, Sky Diving, Equestrian

101 Sports Poems Vol 4 – Running, Sailing, Gymnast, Bicycling, Swimming

101 Sports Poems Vol 5 – Inspirational

Preview :

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Like Poetry? I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

26 Mar

family poems audio book imageLike Poetry?

I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

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Pictured left, “Family Poems”

Available on Scribd, via Smashwords  Also available in AudioBook.

My Author’s Page on Scribd.

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Like Poetry?

I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

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Scribd posts on this site

Intro

My Scribd titles : http://www.scribd.com/felipe4adan4lerma/documents/authored

My currently available 56 titles of short stories and novels, and poetry and photopoems are now all easily accessible via Scribd’s subscription plan.

Below are my titles related to Poetry.

Like my books with photos, my poetry over-laps into books of other categories.  Besides books with mostly or only poetry, I’ll list the first book of a series with poetry, even if it also has images or a story.

With a subscription, you have limitless access to all my work, counting as sales for me.  And that allows you to then explore as many titles you may like, and yet still know your cost is fixed at under $9 a month.  I like that, and I hope you will also.

As Scribd says at the top right of each page :

Thanks for reading!

Enjoy reading this book knowing that your

subscription is helping support authors!

And as always, my work is also available on major participating outlets via traditional sales.

They are located on my Authors Pages, and listed on the right side of each blog post.

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Poetry related titles :

Teachers Students & Education Specialists

Nurses Doctors & Medical Health Specialties

Enterprise : Poems for Business & Professions

Upholding the Constitution

Art Poems : Dance Yoga Music…

101 Sports Poems

Everyday Gratitude Vol 1

A Month of Mornings Vol 1

12 Stages of Loving

Creative Gratitudes Vol 1

Everyday Inspirations Vol 1

Love’s Travels – Vermont Paris Austin

Inspirations from Life: Thirty Three Years of Poems and Images

Poems for Lover Loving and Being Loved

Family Poems

Preview :

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My Scribd Author’s Page.

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Like Seniors and Aging? I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

16 Mar

the old american artist audiobookLike Seniors and Aging?

I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

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Pictured Left : “The Old American Artist”

Now available on Scribd, via Smashwords

Plus available via AudioBook

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“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”


Site Areas

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Fitness ** Arts ** eBooks

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Like Seniors and Aging?

I Have These Books on Scribd – Previews

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Scribd posts on this site

Intro

My Scribd titles : http://www.scribd.com/felipe4adan4lerma

My currently available 56 titles of short stories and novels, and poetry and photopoems are now all easily accessible via Scribd’s subscription plan.

Below are my titles related to Seniors and Aging.

Plans are for an expanded Yoga poetry book later this year. :-)

With a subscription, you have limitless access to all my work, counting as sales for me.

As Scribd says at the top right of each page :

Thanks for reading!

Enjoy reading this book knowing that your

subscription is helping support authors!

And as always, my work is also available on major participating outlets via traditional sales.

They are located on my Authors Pages, and listed on the right side of each blog post.

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Seniors and Aging related titles :

12 Stages of Loving

Nurses Doctors and Medical Health Specialties

The Old American Artist

Inspirations from Life, 33 Years, Poems & Images

Grandpa and Grandma in the Latin Quarter

Rosetta

Eiffel Tower Pose on Family Yoga Day

Preview :

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14 Mar

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101 Sports Poems (full collection)

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dVersepoets Prompt Meeting the Bar : Live in the Moment Before I Sleep

29 Mar
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Simple every day gratitudes found in daily every day life.  The daily story of my search, each day, for the point of gratitude in my day.

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dVersepoets Prompt – dVerse Meeting the Bar

hosted by Victoria C. Slotto :

victoria presents one of my most favorite topics, the sense of being in the moment

she begins with a statement i myself feel fully :

“I am not a Buddhist, per se. Aspects of Buddhism, however, have inspired me for many years, in particular, mindfulness meditation….”

then showcases examples of being in the now - snippets of data awash in each of the five senses, followed by a poem by louise hastings illustrating the pull of the seasons in one woman’s now

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Mindfulness, Heart and Mind

victoria’s excellent intro brought to mind a couple of twangs of my own regarding mindfulness -

one, how often various proponents focus only on the heart and disparage the mind

my own feeling, which i express often here on my site ;-) is that ideally, a blending, almost a respect and compassion, between the two, would be even better

carol horton has one of my favorite articles, regarding right and left brain, which i think equally applies (and which she posted on her site a year to the date tomorrow!)

two, is my idea of how / where creativity takes place; but first, this background material, from victoria :

“the words we commit to paper or hard drive are born in the present moment. In order to create, we need to carve out a place and time of silence. We need to slow down and notice details, to block out distraction, and open up to inspiration. Silence, awareness, focus….”

a problem potentially occurs semantically when silence is interpreted as only being able to be when one is literally alone, with no disturbing sound around -

this problem potentially re-occurs in the final three words “silence, awareness, focus” -

Silence

silence, to me, has meant the silencing of both the mind and the heart

the human heart is wonderful, as is the human mind, and both have shown the capacity for infinite good, and evil – which might well be the definition of being human ;-)

the silencing of both, allows awareness, and with focus, i believe, creates the opening for each person’s best road of approach in that moment, either the mind or the heart, or, in those rare wonderful times, both the mind and the heart

anyway ;-) that’s my theory, and my experience

which, i recognize, doesn’t mean i’m not missing something

Accepting Individuality Within Oneness

but i must work with what i have, believe, and can accomplish

when i’ve sensed this most, are in momentous crowds, and the moments before sleep

weird huh? ;-)

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Live in the Moment Before I Sleep

the cotton sheets crinkle they’re

so crisp

cool

to my touch

sheila’s asleep ill for

a few days

her breathing’s rough

but her scent is

warm

the bed cool

beneath me as i

slip-pull

into

our bed

sleep is the moment

where one

lives

broadest in time

my slowing breath

a slow bellows

beckons

the past, my slightly hunched

shoulders ease, rest back

upon the soft cover

sighing

i was five then-now the

fever so high angels

swirled above me

aside my

parents praying beside

me

sheila stirs restless resting

uneasy

shhh shhh

my mother laid her hands across my

forehead my dad watching

with softened eyes

shhh shhh

i touch sheila to ease her

sleep-jerky fever

shh shh

the

breath is easier and

darkness comes

wrapped

in light streaked silk

and

morning

comes

after the long moment of night

© 2012 felipe adan lerma

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Open Link Night ~ Week 33 – Recycling “Evolution of a Yoga Pose”

28 Feb
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Open Link Night, Week 33 ~ from dVersepoets, hosted by joy ann jones (hedgewitch) is a more than usually welcome prompt for me this week

i’d been debating, whether to, “jump in” with an article on the latest twist of yoga headlines, these from another scorcher from the nytimes, “yoga and sex scandals: no surprise here,” or to instead, do a poem via one of dversepoets’ many fine prompts

open link night, and the recycling of one of my yoga poems, “evolution of a pose,” gave me a chance to merge the two, save some time, and let me go out dinner with my wife for a beautiful sunset here in burlington vermont ;-)

Yoga and Sex

my intent, if i’d done a “pure” yoga article reviewing the hubbub, was to link to the more interesting and comprehensive folk, such as :

yogadork’s “William J Broad on John Friend Scandal: Yoga is a Sex Cult and We’re All Ignorant Minions” -

and carol horton’s “Back to Basics: Yoga as I know it, 101” -

and an article i first saw from nancy alder, and is also linked to by yogadork, “Christopher Wallis addresses “Factual Errors” in NY Times Article: Yoga and Sex Scandals

My Take

my own take is, depending on your view, either too simplistic, or too involved ;-) or maybe just right ;-)

for what it’s worth, this is where i stand regarding yoga

1) my understanding of yoga is, like most things in my life, except for a few constants, an evolving understanding – so i’m open to change, have changed (some), and expect i’ll have a few adjustments still along the way

2) my favorite (short) quote about yoga i’ve seen several times, and saw again today on the mindbodygreen site :

it’s from the dalai lama,

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.”

3) many of the ideas feelings and precepts in yoga, i learned and heard growing up, so yoga is not a sole depository of human wisdom

4) people argue constantly about something with a big “Y” yoga and a little “y” yoga; i default to dalai’s quote above if you need an authority, i’d still think it’s a needless debate if you don’t ;-)

5) getting rabid about sex not being part of yoga is as wrong as being rabid that it is

sex is part of and responsive to eating breathing sports art dance music literature gazing into your lovers eyes and eating a delicious meal, oops, i’m back to eating, now that’s where there’s no real surprise ;-)

6) arguing about the history of yoga, in detail, is like pointless – we don’t even know if JFK was killed by a lone gunman, or in cahoots with others – generalities is the best we can do

i currently write a daily morning poem, and a later-in-the-day gratitude poem, and when i re-read them, i’m shocked at what i remembered vaguely, and what i didn’t remember in detail at all! – though i know whatever it is that happened, i absorbed

7) my physical and, by unavoidable natural connection, emotional mental health is enhanced by physical activity -

as my emotional and mental health enhances my physical health -

yoga does this, as does dance and music and writing and good company and, oh, yes, eating ;-) eating well anyways ;-)

there’s more, i’m sure, but it’s close to time for my wife and i to go eat, with a great coupon of course ;-) from living social - they don’t pay me to say that, i say it because i am grateful for a decent deal from a company i’ve had fair dealings with several times

just like the yoga ladies i mention above as reference probably don’t always agree with my take on things, but i admire them and what they offer for discourse and pondering

and that’s how i feel about yoga, it doesn’t agree with all of me -

i can’t do headstands, hold myself afloat with one hand, or twist the same both directions, but i admire what it does for me, in my breathing, in my stretching, in its (usual) compassion toward self and others, and its advocation of awareness

with that in mind, i offer you a poem that deeply fit me as it creatively came out, ala dalai’s words, of brain and heart – renamed only slightly to clarify it’s a “yoga” pose i’m writing about ;-)

my thanks to dVersepoets for offering a poet’s-option open mike prompt

it’s like offering an open-pose session of yoga -

the yoga of poetry ;-)

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Evolution of a Pose

As a tiny child

(I am told)

I

liked to lift

my chest

off

the floor

and peek about

and smile at those around me.

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As a quietly raucous teen

(i’ve been reminded)

i’d lift my chest

from the

hot

beach sands

that are galveston

to peer around

at my peers.

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As a young man intent

on learning asanas

i’d lift prone from

the mat

to

the third chakra

i knew must be in there

…somewhere.

A

cobra

i was, i was told.

Maybe, with smiling fangs?

i wondered…

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In the service

i’d lift my chest

with my breath as

i pressed my finger

on the trigger.

I was a

cobra

now

i thought.

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As a dad

i’d lift

my head

as my children

learned to lift their head

then their chest,

core muscles moving

them

to the crawling mobile stage -

and i recall

(i would tell them)

they’d lift their chest

off

the floor

and peek about

and smile..at all those around them.

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The cobra pose is but

a stage of skin

between

the playful peeking child

and the grateful mom and dad.

The pose

is the peeking child

within.

Nothing more.  And never nothing less.

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