April May Call the Tune

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The coming month showers us with significance
for solidarity with worthy causes:

Alcohol Awareness Month, 

Autism Awareness Month,

Confederate History Month,

Jazz Appreciation Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month,

National Poetry Month,

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In response to this the cruelest of lunar cycles,
I shall again participate 
in National Poetry Writing Month

(For a challenging writing prompt,
try stringing all these noble causes together in one single poem…)

The Reflected Glory: Sheba’s Throne

According to the holy Quran, Balqis heard about the wisdom of Prophet Solomon (Peace be upon him), and decided to visit his court after he invited her to abandon her old religion of worshipping the sun, and convert to worship God. She decided to overwhelm the wise Solomon with her fabulous gifts. Realizing that, the King managed to build a palace on the sea with a glass floor so pure that when she lifted her gown lest it touched the seawater. But what stunned her was to see her own, famous throne in front of her, so far away from where she left it.

from :  Women of Distinction: Balqis, Queen of Sheba

IMAGE CREDIT:  eden-saga.com

 

 

Do What’s Right: Save What’s Left

Che Cowbell

The left doesn’t want a country. It wants a Berkeley food co-op. It wants a city with some ugly modernist architecture. It wants a campus with courses on media studies and gender in geography. It wants an arcade where unwashed lefties can tunelessly strum John Lennon songs on their vintage guitars. It wants cafes with Russian Futurist prints on the walls. It wants to be excited about political change.

from: D.Greenfield at FrontPage Magazine

 

 

IMAGE CREDIT: the People’s Cube