Orbs and the Poets

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Once again, Logan Dirtyverbs Phillips brought Palabra Andante to the Bisbee Royale. Poets gathered in hopes of being one of the twelve chosen to read by lottery. Logan is a highly energetic fellow who created energy snake patterns in the air the first time I posted this event. Don’t miss him in the last photo of this post.

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Suzi Pretty was her usual dry witted self who drew in the orbs as well as the crowd.

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Sarita Gonzales, our guest star poet from Tucson. If you like peanut butter, you might not want to hear this poem. Her flawless memorization was truly a performance to appreciate. The orbs certainly found amusement in her presentation.

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Orbs also hung on the words of Patricia’s tale of overcooked vegetables.

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Matt’s commanding read of a Geri DiGiorno poem really caught the orbs attention. They must have recognized poet laureate quality.

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Ruby’s finely crafted poem also received orb attentiveness.

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Thayer won the coveted baker’s dozen place at the podium with an earthy poem about God at the grocery store. Not only did the orbs line up to listen, but Logan experienced an energetic shift. What was that all about?

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs

You Cannot See Them

orbs (c) Cheyenne MacMasters 2013

You cannot see them

ladies walking home at night

wrapped in towels

dampening sarongs

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You hear their laughter

and sleepy murmurs

spirits follow

listening closely

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You cannot see them

ladies with attentive spirits

walking gliding

through the night

orbs (c) Cheyenne MacMasters 2013
Freshly bathed

thoughts of comforts

home draws them onward

ladies walking above

orbs (c) Cheyenne MacMasters 2013

You did not see them

Nor saw the spirits

that shadowed

wet ladies

walking home tonight.

orb (c) CheyenneMacMasters 2013

(c) Cheyenne MacMasters 2013

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs

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Orbs of Truth

orb photo copyright Cheyenne MacMasters 2013

Not again,

a stranger’s eyes

regard me in a mirror

that lies.

Once again,

I inhabit a body

not mine.

We are all one.

What tripe!

We don’t know that Truth

until the body is not ours

until now.

Not now!

My body, my life.

This body, another’s life.

I do remember

my life, my body.

But that was then,

this is now.

orb photo (c) Cheyenne MacMasters2012

(c) Cheyenne MacMasters 2013

Guest Orbs of Flam Chen

FlamChen Orbs by Maureen Watson

Our guest orb photographer is Maureen Watson. She discovered orbs in her photos during a New Year’s Eve celebration when Flam Chen circus performers came to Bisbee, Arizona.

FlamChen Orbs by Maureen Watson

I could hear the crowds and see the tops of the balloons from my house on the hill that night, but I had no idea that orbs were also enjoying the entertainment until Maureen shared her photos with me. Flam Chen is based in Tucson, Arizona and has been performing circus and fire acts since 1994. They are now accepting applications to their summer art camp.

FlamChen Orbs by Maureen Watson

If you follow the little bright white lights from the sky into the crowd it does look like orbs are among the revelers.

Note to self: next time the circus comes to town get out of the house and go see the show…

Thank you, Maureen, for sharing some of that evening’s excitement with us.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs

 

Orbs On the Other Side of Town

Margo looks for orbs

One of my orb enthusiasts asked me to go on a quest for orbs tonight. Margo didn’t think she was having much luck on her own and wasn’t sure that any lived in her neighborhood.  Here she is  looking for that orb who is looking at her.

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When I don’t seem to be having any luck finding orbs among the trees, I can usually find them in one of their favorite hangouts: the power lines.

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Margo now realizes there are plenty of orbs in her neighborhood.

Loma Linda Orbs

Loma Linda Orbs

The Loma Linda is considered Bisbee’s one true mansion.

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Ocotillas look like sticks until they leaf out in summer rains.

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These century plant stalks have the regalness of pine trees.

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Of course orbs would be attracted to the joys of the children’s playground.

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powerline orbs

Remember, orbs can be found among the power lines.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs

Bisbee’s Got Talent and Orbs

Wiskey Girl and Nowhere Man

Backstage at the annual Bisbee’s Got Talent fundraising show for our homeless shelter. Derrick Ross of Nowhere Man and Whiskey Girl rehearses to an appreciative audience of orbs.

Bisbee Chorus

Members of the Bisbee Community Chorus are unaware of the attention they are attracting from the orb above.

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Orbs danced along with Linda Herrera singing and playing a lovely percussion rhythm with clapping and pounding a cup.

High Desert Gypsies

Once the High Desert Gypsies began their tribal dancing, my camera lost interest in orbs and just focused on the color and light of their exquisite moves..

High Desert Gyspies

High Desert Gyspies

The winner of the Judge’s Vote for Bisbee’s Got Talent was Renee Harper:

Renee Harper

Renee wins each time she participates and always makes us wonder why she isn’t starring on Broadway.

Renee Harper

In her night life she leads the very successful ghost tours of Bisbee.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs

Orbs of Tombstone

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As I was out walking the streets of Tombstone, I spied this man coming walking toward me. He asked what I was doing and thought I might be finding a ghost if I kept taking his photo. Then he turned to me and said, “You hoping to find those little white balls in your pictures?” Am I wearing a sticker on my forehead that says “orbphotog” ?! Then he advised me that I would have better luck down the street “at the corner”.

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Perhaps I did see a ghost as he walked away. The “little white balls” followed him hopefully.

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Down the street at the corner is the Bird Cage Theatre, a must see on any tour of Tombstone. And, he was right about the “little white balls”.

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Here’s a look at Tombstone from the end of the street.

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Perhaps the “little white balls” just enjoy corners.

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They certainly seem to enjoy saloons.

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Big Nose Kate’s Saloon with a “little white ball” above the stained glass window.

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The sky above Tombstone comes alive with orbs of “little white balls” as the evening darkens.

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Looks like a lovely place to spend the night.

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Since 1880 The Tombstone Epitaph newspaper, which covered Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. You can still subscribe to it at www.tombstoneepitaph.com

I’ll be returning to Tombstone tomorrow for the annual Tombstone Rose Festival. Here is a peep at the newly crowned Rose Queen standing beneath the world’s largest rose bush this evening with her family:

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The orbs agree!

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs/