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Eileen Clemens Granfors

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  From th Birds
by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A 'ku thought from Patrick's picture.

How do you live life?

Do you lead, facing the blast,

Or glide, the smooth ride?


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/22/2011
Gliding has its moments but the blast is where we all push the envelope of life. p
Reviewed by Jon Willey 1/20/2011
Leading offers the best view but submits one to the greatest potential adversities. Those opportunities where we have to chose between thrashing to excel or floundering to fail. Lead, by all means. History is always kindest to those that have ventured. Regardless of whether they were successful or failed. Eileen, creating a ku worth sharing has been an illusive effort for me. A dear friend with whom I collaborate on poetry creates marvelous ku's. I will leave them in the capable artistic hands of folks such as you and my dear friend. I bid you love and peace.Jon Michael
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/19/2011
This Ku asks a great answer I guess would be that I glide but sometimes into blast...keeps life interesting.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 1/18/2011
I've been facing the wind and I'm a bit chapped. Great thoughts stirred here. Liz
Reviewed by Richard King 1/18/2011
I remember thinking that this was a great photo when I saw it on Patrick’s poem, but your words have given it a new life. I love that he caught them with wings up, wings down and two of them, seemingly coasting. Or were they? Maybe his photo just happened to catch them in that position….. Then again, do you suppose they trade off like bicycle riders do in a race, sharing the labor of leading, then resting? I wonder. Nicely done, young lady. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/18/2011
your ku thoughts are
an all encompassing flight Eileen
Zephyrus Bounty...
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/18/2011
I think both...yes, both. This is a mystical ku!
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/18/2011
Like the waves the wind carries me
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 1/18/2011

Interesting concepts and thought provoking.

Reviewed by D Johnson 1/18/2011
I love the last line..."Or take the smooth ride?"

Very smooth 'Ku.

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Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead

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The Pinata-Maker's Daughter

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