Monday, October 15, 2007

Bye Bye Polar Bears/Cool Reading List/Poetry

(P1) Political

LOSS OF POLAR BEARS BY 2050

The U.S. Geological Survey reported in September that two-thirds of the world's polar bears could vanish by 2050 if melting sea ice predictions prove accurate. Worse, sea ice in the Arctic might be disappearing faster than the computer models due to global warming, making the polar bear more imperiled.

It is clear global warming threatens polar bears with extinction and they need to be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Click here to add your voice in support of protecting polar bears and their critical habitat.

Click Here for the NY Times story on the report.

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David Beckman &

Ed Coletti



Poems From the Edge

Wednesday October 24, 2007

7:30 PM

Sonoma Coffee Company

521 4th Street

Santa Rosa

A Sonoma Word – Crossing Borders Event


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(P2) Philosophical


A Very Cool Book List

As many of you know, Bill Edelen is a very wise older friend of mine. Check out this list of his favorite books.

Due to many requests here are a few of my "Favorite Books"...Bill Edelen:

  • TRAVELS WITH CHARLIE by John Steinbeck
  • A JOSEPH CAMPBELL COMPANION by Diane K. Osbon
  • WHEREVER YOU GO...THERE YOU ARE by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • FEATHER FALL by Laurens van der Post
  • LETTERS FROM THE EARTH Mark Twain
  • THE TRUE BELIEVER by Eric Hoffer
  • THE SPIRITUAL LEGACY OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN Joseph Epes Brown
  • THE IMMENSE JOURNEY by Loren Eiseley "FABULOUS BOOK"
  • SO HUMAN AN ANIMAL by Rene Dubos "A Pulitzer prize winner"
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(P3) Poetical

An Encounter At Dusk

While looking out the library window
At the dusk of winter,
The shelves suddenly open and a boy enters
Carrying a basket of apples and roses.
And the darkness thickens, thoughts tangle.
Today - he says -
A very strange thing happened to me:
I was walking down the orchard path and found myself
In a gloomy room with shelves,
Filled with rectangular slabs.
A sad man stood there looking out the window
At the dusk of winter.

***

Kornelijus Platelis
Vilnius, Lithuania
translated by Jonas Zdanys
in Lilliput Review #155

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3 comments:

Don Wentworth said...

Ed: Thanks very much for the reprint of Kornelijus Platelis' poem. Much appreciated.

There's a typo in the title: Encounter ...

I've got a Lilliput blog going for the past few months entitled "Beneath Cherry Blossoms." It can be seen at:

http://donw714.tripod.com/lilliputreviewblog/

Ed Coletti said...

Don,

Thank you for the heads up on the "Encounter" typo. I've corrected it. Thank you especially for the link to your own fine blog. Great job. Nice poems. I certainly recommend it to my readers. Here's Don Wentworth's url

http://donw714.tripod.com/lilliputreviewblog/

Kendra M. said...

As always, thanks for your thoughtful sharings. I especially like the Inukshuk piece.

Kendra