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

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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

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Freshly bathed

thoughts of comforts

home draws them onward

ladies walking above

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You did not see them

Nor saw the spirits

that shadowed

wet ladies

walking home tonight.

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(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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Dog Bath Blues

dog (c) Cheyenne MacMasters 2013

 So you had to bathe me

’cause I’m a dirty shame

perhaps I’m also smelly

and I’m the one to blame.

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Why submit me

to water and shampoo

stinky stuff

I accepted you.

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Guess I wasn’t good enough

Guess I wasn’t sweet enough

Guess you want to play it rough

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How much dirt

will it take to make

you see

baths don’t work?

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Get your camera ready

’cause I’ve a tail to wag at you.

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(c) Cheyenne MacMasters 2013

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Dogs win, dogs win!

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Orbs of Truth

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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

 

Orb Puzzle

pink orb

If I were a piece of your puzzle what hole would I fill?

Am I part of your landscape

the moss on the side of a tree

a petal among the flowers

the underside of a cloud?

If I were a piece of your puzzle where do you need me?

Am I your mirror

you glance at for reassurance

the thought you are reaching for

or the dream you’ve forgotten?

If I were a piece of your puzzle are you still searching

where to place me

or have you lost me under the table?

Have you slid me

easily into your picture

or do you suspect

I’m part of another world

you dare not enter?

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(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

 

Guest Orbs of Ecuador

Chuck Feil photographer

Chuck Feil is our guest orb photographer, presenting the orbs he found at a dance in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.

Proof once again that orbs just like to have a good time. I wonder if they also add to the frivolity, the vibes, of the evening.

Chuck Feil orbs of Ecuador

Isn’t this just what you think is happening at a party? Now we know what all the disco light shows are based upon: the  subliminal knowledge of being surrounded by orbs.

Thank you, Chuck, for sharing your orbs galore 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

Bisbee Fashion Supports Community Y

Bisbee Community Y Fashion Show

 Upstairs at Cafe Roka in Bisbee, Arizona, models are preparing for the annual fashion show in support of the Community Y, a low-income residence hall.

Bisbee Community Y Fashion Show

The models are excited and recalling the years when they used to do this fashion show at the Copper Queen Mine Tour.

Cafe Roka Orbs

A peek downstairs reveals a couple of orbs on the stairwell walls.

Fashio Show guests

Outside the luncheon guests are arriving.

Cafe Roka Bisbee Arizona

We adjust our cameras for the big event.

Bisbee Fashion Show

The fashions are selected from Bisbee boutiques and designers.

Bisbee Fashion Show

Bisbee Fashion Show

Being a small town, most people at the event have known each other for years and are playfully appreciative.

Bisbee Fashion Show

Nichole Welch Alter Girl Designs

Nichole Welch is modeling her Alter Girl Designs slipdress.

Nichole Welch Alter Girl Designs

Yes! Another successful fundraiser in Bisbee and the day is still young.

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.

house orbs

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.

agave orbs

These century plant stalks have the regalness of pine trees.

playground orbs

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

playground orbs

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