Monthly Archives: August 2014

Release the Bit

A Rondeau Redoublé




An evolved perception, distilled and refined
a horse’s gift of free-willed insight
releases now this bit of life designed
to insist another God lead to sun’s light.

Petrified bone clenched this belief-bit tight.
A forgotten contract, long ago signed
agreed another Redeemer wielded the might.
An evolved perception, distilled and refined –

sees accepting a bit, even from the upright,
subjects the self to another’s rein, misaligned
power and movement detracts from delight –
a horse’s gift of free-willed insight.

This new thought and the change it incites
hails now, powering steps on days that seem blind.
The essential self, all-knowing and light
releases now this bit of life designed

to subjugate one’s knowing in darkened blight
to be ridden by the God of a Cross mind
in exchange for the right
to insist not-me-but-you-God in the role of Knight.

Set down this equine bit, this idea of quite
a god to blame, a god who shamed and opined,
his reins directing into night after night.
Acknowledge your essential self, the Creator.  Align
an evolved perception.

© Lori Fleming, 2014.


Waking Up



Last night she asked for a dream
some direction
on what to do next,
along with a wake up call
so she’d remember the clues.

She fell asleep quick
like a lay-me-down doll
confident her perplex
on what to do next
was about to be clear.

A panicked scream
tore into her dream
lurched her awake
in bug-eyed appall
of what she couldn’t be sure.

A waking world rushed in
focused on eight hairy legs
posed on the wall, motionless,
just above her head.
Yes, now she was definitely awake.

She made like melting butter
and slid off the bed
reaching for her dream journal,
intent on documenting
the clues she’d dreamt.

Her note to self read:
The one setting the dream
needs to be more specific. Consider
naming the time and manner
in which you’d like to be awakened.

© Lori Fleming, 2014

Coin Leads Next Move – An Evocation Poetic Lab 1002.01-04











See notes below for how the following verses
were generated from the verses seen in the graphic above.

I am the Awen delivering
Dragonfly’s coin,
abundant provision’s my gift.

Words from outer’s edge
reveal at once
where I live to teach.

Swung through fire’s ring
a path is cleared
to dream and reach
from center’s point.

Fetch there to here,
create and produce
a new understanding.

Open and nurture,
then share it all.

Expansion arouses
this new awareness:
Where inspiration leads
All’s love of truth
now animates
heart, head and hands.

© Lori Fleming, 2014



Poetic Experiment 1002: Coin Leads Next Move – An Evocation

This poetic experiment was launched to assess if one can create an intentional result beyond “insight” by engaging a specific aspect of nature along with ‘word’ in a deliberate fashion. The desired outcome from this experiment is abundant funding that will tangibly provide the momentum leading me from where I am – to where I will best live and teach next.

Protocol: First an outdoor art process was undertaken at the Dragonfly Sculpture in West Seattle to announce my intention to engage with the poetic Awen and the Spirit of the Dragonfly.  (See photos below of the way I chose to move energy and call to Spirit at the sculpture’s location.)  This is the verse I read at the Sculpture:

Dragonfly’s Spell

Soul desires anew, commands the Known.
Acknowledge your coin, its refusal to lead.
Create the image, the color, the smells,
unlimited options, bountiful swells.

This awakening spell, employed quite ably,
Melt this fragment, Creative’s offering.
Transform its flow, beyond the past,
into the now, sketched at last.

The image is drawn, the call has been made,
transform Soul’s desire, into coin’s will.
Command the unknown
Be. Now. Known.

© Lori Fleming, 2014

The next step took the form of an initial verse, written to connect with the ‘Awen’ (a poetic inspiration) to collaborate in a move forward from my present position. The second-middle verse outlines the desire to have abundant funding take the lead in determining/generating momentum toward, what is described in the third-far-right verse, the teaching/living space desired to be in this Fall.  You’ll note an Awen symbol in the background gently indicates this flow.

The three verses are written as discrete poems, which when placed side by side are read horizontally, across the three poems line by line to create a fourth poem, an Evocation, seen in the post above.  (Each verse has 7 lines, which I think of as a musical scale.  You might think of the final evocation as chords being played from the three original verses.)

The pattern: The middle verse is positioned as a center point, anchored above and between the space/place of where I am currently (the far left verse) and the space/place desired (the far right verse). From that center point a conversation has been initiated, conveyed from one side to the other, that says ‘funding” is the momentum energy to be recognized and engaged to move as-a-pendulum, from where I am presently, to where I will be best positioned to live and teach (the thing I am inspired and passionate about bringing to the table during my time on this Earth.)

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Submitted to Real Toads’ Open Link Monday hosted by Magaly.

Endorse What’s Already There

Spoken Word video and text below


I’m comin’ off a night o’ dreamin’ caress

marvelin’ how there ain’t never be

a redemption tale without a Judas

starrin’ like some debris

with a mandate t’ betray

the righteous, n’ lead others astray.

N’ if not Judas tryin’ to save his hide

it be Jezebel getting’ astride

a man’s strength with a sexy stare

to render him bait for another’s pride.

Yet, dream says ‘endorse what’s already there’


But Dream, I say, what about the soul-less?

Them shame-full free

creatin’ this loathin’ mess

livin’ and generatin’ currently?

While Knittin-Ya-Hoo slays

the red white ‘n blue brays,

their bomb contributions bonafide

obliteratin’ lives. An entire society denied.

Them reversed spiritual acts, they scare

me for how far humans gone down a slide.

I can’t possibly endorse what’s already there!


See how all kinds o’ sin tagged “needin’ redress”?

Yet sin always insistin’ a starrin’ role in any story

that’s ticklin’ and makin’ us squirm while we guess-

in who gonna lose n’ who gonna win mighty.

Now, you know there ain’t no cache

to command an audience watch a play

about some pure ones who guide

a bunch o’ blameless ones plied

with perfection ‘n prayer.

Those the kind o’ scripts bein’ stamped “DENIED”.

Redemption’s story gotta endorse what’s already there.


Ok, just t’ be all windex clear, you bless-

in alike divinity and despicability?

Even abominations of puttin’ chilren under distress?

Precisely.  You be as much divinity

as you be humanity gone astray.

Know this: Divinity done never delay

pourin’ love on a human’s missed strides

and you divinity, so don’t be snide.

You gotta embrace your cussin’ anger bare

’cause that’s where next step’s instruction hide

within the endorsin’ of what’s already there.


When you be all angry, hostile-y or agress

that be your humanity callin’ your divinity

to consult where heart’s space be processin’ durress.

Really?  Yep.  All that stuckity-muck you feelin’ be

a motivatin’ awareness-spray

callin’ divinity’s light, dark and gray

to settle where a heart’s counsel preside

over creatin’ new choices you can abide.

Divinity lights us choices to share.

What we desire roots in sun’s love, not the fear-eyed.

Go on, endorse what’s already there.


What you hearin’ implied

here is your evolution demands a slide

into dancin’  with humanity’s flare

for Judas ‘n Jezebel, sex, money ‘n pride.

Embrace your Divinity, endorse what’s already there.


Check out other poetic gems submitted at Real Toads’ Open Link Monday.

© Lori Fleming, 2014.