Poetry Down Through the Ages: Some favourite poets:
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by Anne Skyvington
1M ago
W. H. Auden: Stop the Clocks Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,Silence the pianos and with muffled drumBring out the coffin, let the mourners come. For the complete poem, go to the following site: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/159365/twelve-songs-ix * Note the melodic iambic pentameter and internal rhyme Lord […] The post Poetry Down Through the Ages: Some favourite poets: appeared first on All about writing ..read more
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Yarrawarrah
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by Anne Skyvington
4M ago
In the Sutherland Shire 32 kilometres south of Sydney is a hilly tree-rich suburb on the edge of the National Park with an indigenous ring to it: Yarrawarrah. It lies next to Engadine with Heathcote and Waterfall further to the south. It takes one hour by train to get there (Engadine Station) or a bit […] The post Yarrawarrah appeared first on Anne Skyvington ..read more
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The Loss of the Voice Referendum
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by Anne Skyvington
4M ago
Saturday 14 October, 2023 The date will be forever etched in my mind, like that of my father’s death, two days before this date back in 1978. He was the… The post The Loss of the Voice Referendum appeared first on Anne Skyvington ..read more
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The Parable of the Twins
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by Anne Skyvington
4M ago
The Parable of the Twins I came across this parable at the time my daughter was about to give birth to her first son and was enchanted by it. I… The post The Parable of the Twins appeared first on Anne Skyvington ..read more
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Buddhism for Westerners
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by Anne Skyvington
4M ago
In 2008 I attended a Convention in Singapore for followers of the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism, introduced to the West by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 1977. He now resides… The post Buddhism for Westerners appeared first on Anne Skyvington ..read more
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Finding peace … going deeper … meditating
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by Anne Skyvington
4M ago
What is Meditation? “It’s what happy and successful people do,” I was told, when I first started learning about meditation and how to do it. The Dalai Lama and other… The post Finding peace … going deeper … meditating appeared first on Anne Skyvington ..read more
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The Golden Ratio in Art and Architecture
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by Anne Skyvington
4M ago
The Golden Ratio Many buildings and artworks reflect the Golden Ratio: the Parthenon in Greece, and many other classical buildings in Europe. But it is not really known if it… The post The Golden Ratio in Art and Architecture appeared first on Anne Skyvington ..read more
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The New Kadampa Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism
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by Anne Skyvington
4M ago
Several years ago, a young Englishwoman donned a backpack, set out for Australia and rented premises in Bondi; she’d brought the New Kadampa Tradition to Sydney from the United Kingdom.… The post The New Kadampa Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism appeared first on Anne Skyvington ..read more
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This Happened at the Yoga Pool
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by Anne Skyvington
5M ago
Jeannie is one of these inch worm types. One toe in, one toe back. The cold has always been alien. From birth, really. Even today, she shivers with the water… The post This Happened at the Yoga Pool appeared first on Anne Skyvington ..read more
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High Flights: Beginnings and Endings
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by Anne Skyvington
5M ago
 High Flight Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds, —… The post High Flights: Beginnings and Endings appeared first on Anne Skyvington ..read more
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