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The Pearl-holder and the field of bees

"The Pearl-holder" and the field of bees“Everything in life is about the art of
lingering and listening.” - Ann Voskamp


 

The “field of bees” is ever-vibrant

.. at times quiet .. other times chaotic

.. filled with learning and listening ..

.. communicating & creativity ..

.. there is beauty all around ..

.. stop to catch the sights & sound ..

.. come to this lovely “sweet home sweet”

.. here sharing, caring, bees do meet ..

 

In this present time ... in a land far away, there lives a wise Professor. He loves to take long walks in the “field of bees”

In this LIFE-filled field ... he often finds “pearls” scattered among the endless blossoms of creativity & inspiration. LEARNING & sharing are his purpose & passion.

Over the years he has made friends with many of the bees that gather in this flourishing field to produce honey & enjoy the welcoming winds.

This “field of bees” is a field of friendship ... there is much “bee-bantering” to pass the time and fill the mind.

The Professor became an “ambassador” in this place ... known by many bees and loved for his always warm greetings & encouragements.

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One day the Professor met a new bee & welcomed her. Somehow, she found her way through a storm to this lovely field and soon grew to enjoy the company of the other bees and this wise Professor.

It was discovered that she loved spiritual things ... often hard to see ... and being in the Light which fills with Peace ... a secret Catalyst for creativity to be released ;~)

She would be found buzzing about in the field with poems on her wings ;~)

While the Professor would give scientific explanations about fascinating things ;~)

His mind a “wind-mill” of ideas & ideals ... fractals & freezing ... barrels & butterflies ... metaphors, methodologies & myths ... clusters, choices & Cynefin’s ... leadership & love ... strategies & shadows

Rain or shine ... in every season these two might be found in the field wandering, wondering ... and bantering ;~)

In time, the Professor dubbed this new bee a “well-spring spirit” ... and she dubbed him a “pearl-finder”

They see the world around them in often DIFFERENT ways ... but they both love finding “pearls”... and drawing from their treasure.

This wise Professor once said: “We may say things differently for one or all reasons, but still what we see is beauty.” 

The “well-spring” bee tucked away that wisdom where she places her gathered “pearls”


 

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These was a bit of back & forth bantering on where to keep “pearls” ... that arrived agreeably at “pearl-holder” ... a folder for pearls ‘~)

One fine day ... the breeze seemed sweetly inspiring and the “well-spring” bee said “my dear Professor ... let’s have some bee-fun ;~)

“Why don’t you try to write a poem ... for poetry will stretch your capacity ;~)

“To get you started on this adventure, just write one line ... then I’ll add another.

We'll keep adding lines ... as they come to our minds
And finish the fun ... when no words can we find ;~)

 

Hesitant ... a bit unsure, the Professor SMILED ... his smile drifted with the clouds.

He wondered “will poetic thoughts from me be distained” ... But the dare remained.

Being gifted with a teachable spirit ... he decided to try.

The Professor began: “A pearl-holder has many folders” (line one ;~)

With poetic-consideration, the line was tweaked and thoughts began to emerge.


 

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"The Pearl-holder”

A “pearl-holder” has many oysters (Ali) 

A place to keep ideas ... as in a cloister (poetry-mentor) 

Like pearls ... they will become “wonder” (Ali)

We must protect them from plunder (poetry-mentor)

The longer they stay in the oysters’ shell (Ali)

The more likely creativity will excel (poetry mentor)

... the rest of the poem is all Professor ... not one line at a time but flowing out ... as from a spout ;~)

Ideas hiding strength within
Emerging with their sound flicking
Singing and dancing for ideas in the making
Rainy Ideas that shower new ones
Those were clouded and sounded worried
Fearing being mocked at to be buried
Rainy ideas with wings to fly
Making a rainbow in the clouded sky
Shouldn’t’ be worried for they shall not die
The wind shall carry us to cold hands
We have fluffy shells to warm us wherever we land

Creative ideas kindle in few curious minds
Planting moments idea seeds
To cover their fertile fields
With loving passions indeed

Few seeds landed back in the folder
All covered with greenish clover
Invigorating the souls who are desperate
With hope and their lives perfected

~ Ali Anani ~
 

The poetry challenge blossoms here: "Awakening Dormant Ideas"

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/awakening-dormant-ideas
 

On the birth of a poet: 

This “poetry-mentor” has a beaming SMILE 

“fertile fields” of blossoming words to beguile 

... readers with your unique and engaging style ;~)

The poet in you has awakened ... for all to see 

A “hidden strength” ... unveiled ... this was meant to be 

Words “emerge ... singing & dancing” ... like waves do break 

I think you have found “wings to fly” and “rainbows to make”

You closed your eyes & looked within ... quieting the doubts & din

Many lines will overflow ... thoughts will be revealing. 

Creativity knows no bounds ... go & break the ceiling ;~)

With a ”Professor-Poet” ... we are now dealing ;~)

~ Poetry-mentor ~ 


 

“No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster” ~ Robert Cecil Day Lewis


 

Takeaway: 

By sharing .. we grow 

By receiving .. we grow 

By way of a poem, “The Pearl-holder” is about mentorship ... about the value of mentorship.

It has been well-stated that in life: “one should always have a mentor and one should always be a mentor”

... The “field of bees” is everywhere ... 

We should always be on the lookout because wisdom show up in unexpected places. 

Opportunity is everywhere to give & to receive: in your family, your workplace, your neighborhood, your church ... your inner-circle 

One is never too old or young to teach OR ever too old or young to learn. 

Mentorship can be many things to many people. For some, it’s traditional: someone senior takes someone junior under their wing ... for others it’s more unconventional. 

The one thing that mentorship has in common for everyone is that it’s personal. Person-to-person. It requires caring ... attentiveness and nurture.


 

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin 

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby 

“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” — Whoopi Goldberg 

Mentors can develop leadership skills and gain a personal sense of satisfaction from knowing that they've helped someone. 

Mentees can expand their knowledge and skills, gain valuable advice from a more experienced person, build their networks 

BOTH grow personally & professionally 

Mentoring is an opportunity to develop communication skills, expand viewpoints, break bias’s ... consider new ways of thinking and new ways of approaching challenges & situations in life and work. ... and a poet was born ;~)

An excellent resource for growth: “Mind Tools”

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_72.htm


 

May 6, 2020

Giving honor where honor is due: to “my dearest Professor” who was willing to be mentored by a bee ;~) and “blossom into a poet” ;~)

This post flows out of numerous conversations over many months where “pearls” became a focus 

If you want to learn more on emergence of the “pearl-holder” .... read comments here:

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/creativity-from-disruption#c18

Luminescent bees on “pearls”

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/where-is-the-pearl

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/the-pearl

Other buzz-posts that relates to the inspiration of “pearls” 

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/clustery-ideas#c35

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/how-to-write-your-next-story-and-live-a-full-life#c48 

“Field of bees” image:

https://pixels.com/featured/field-of-bees-sue-furrow.html 


 

“In His Light” … I write ;~)

All rights reserved:  Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier 

If my words make you think … Great ;~)

As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy bantering with other BEES … your feedback is as “honey”

A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)

My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” … but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty … I treasure family, true friendships and my loyal clients ... enjoy traveling, learning, good movies, good wine and golf. I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.

https://www.bebee.com/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/faymarmalichvietmeier/detail/recent-activity/ 

https://twitter.com/femvietmeier 

https://www.facebook.com/fayemv 


 

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#67
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#73
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Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #71

#71
Bill Stankiewicz, \ud83d\udc1d Brand Ambassador A most active 'bee" ... who already did see another opportunity to affirm the bee called "me" Sweetest thanks Bill ;~)

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

1 year ago #70

This is such a beautiful piece, Fay Vietmeier, your thoughts, the way you described beBee and the used the pearl analogy for creative thoughts. Loved it. Sharing it on the beBee Buzz group on LinkedIn.

#70
I AGREE

#69
Fay Vietmeier Indeed, ths is a great idea to expand upon. I wonder what Liesbeth had in mind when she coined it.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #67

#67
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I like that idea "chemistry in the field of bees" ... I'll let our dear Professor know ... and multiplied thanks for the sweet share Liesbeth ;~)

share the love and inspiration, share honey

beautiful present to us bees and the Professor, happy to see chemistry in the field of honey bees, thank you Fay Vietmeier It is wonderful when we inspire each other to give more, create more.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #64

David Navarro L\u00f3pez ... a tribute for the Professor ;~) Hope you are well David ...

#63
#64 Fay Vietmeier Yes, I am grateful too to Joel for visiting and commenting. Both of you dear friends rock.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #62

Joel Anderson Joel ~ I am honored that you took time to visit this post ;~) .. as I’m sure Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee will be ;~) I have great concerns about “adjusting to chaotic circumstances ... storms that will result” ... a thousand unanswered questions Ongoing, I am grateful that our days and our times ultimately are in God’s Able hands I’ll share this news from the “rock on” front ;~) Out of the “Pearl-holder” has flowed an IDEA to collaboratively create an anthology of poems together. A meeting of perspectives: scientific & spiritual expressed through poetry. It is an experiment of sorts & another “bee-adventure.” We’ll see how it goes ;~) Today will be posted: “Awakening Dormant Ideas” Please know that all my bee friends are in my prayers ... which includes you ;~) Your wisdom & presence is missed ;~) in the "field of bees" .

Joel Anderson

1 year ago #61

Fay Vietmeier You both are too kind. What a great post. The COVID issue has just thrown my "ecosystem" a curve ball. As with the rest of the world, we have had to navigate some difficult times. We activated our Continuity of Operations Plan and as an institution have had to adjust to the chaotic circumstances and brace for the storms that have and will result from it all. Excuse my not being engaged of late. Rock on my friends. Keep making a difference--one person, one step, one poem at a time.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #60

#61
Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier ... the heart of this bee is full of JOY ... hearing from you "Beautiful" ... is my reward ;~) Thank you for sweetly sharing the "Pearl-holder" I know you have your own "pearl-holder" ... you have shown yourself to be one of the "best of bees" in the field

Renée 🐝 Cormier

1 year ago #59

Beautiful. Thank you very much!

Fay Vietmeier With gratitude i replied to your message. Million thanks

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #57

#58
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I did just respond to your message ... let me know your thoughts my dear "Poet-Professor" ;~)

#57
Fay Vietmeier WIll, whether the breezes are refreshing or not will know after I receive a reply for the message I sent to you today dear mentor.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #55

#56
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Some breezes in the field of bees are like that "refreshing" Awaited ;~)

#55
Fay Vietmeier Indeed, I my dear. I am deeply moved by the refreshing comment of our friend Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #53

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Many thanks Franci for your sweet sharing ... I'm sure our "Poetic-Professor" is warmed in his heart by your caring ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #52

Javier \ud83d\udc1d CR ... a tribute to beBee and our dear Professor Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ... hope you enjoy ...

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #51

#51
Pascal Derrien Your most welcome Pascal ... "a tribute and a half" ... MANY thanks Thank you also for the sweet share ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #50

#50
Roberto De la Cruz Utria What a sweet, lovely compliment Roberto ... I receive fully ... thank you ;~)

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #49

that's a tribute and a half :-) Nicely done

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #48

#48
Roberto De la Cruz Utria Roberto~ Your comment: is poetry ;~) thank you for reading and praising our “Poetic-Professor” ... and your sweet share ;~) “an inexhaustible sun of energy, radiates ideas for the debate, inspiration and reflection, who also with his harmony and speed of thought, embodies a poet, a philosopher and a scientist”

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #47

#47
Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador I always look forward to your visits Franci ... what wisdom you will impart ;~) “a true poet's words don't necessarily have to rhyme or be subject to specific parameters, they are words of wisdom that come from the heart.” We can read poetry in novels ... I often do. For example: in Louise Penny’s novels ... many of the her lines leap up as “poetic” CityVP Manjit In my Spillwords bio: an echo what you say: Mostly, I think it is a God-given ability to artfully put “Life” into WORDS … and words into “LIFE” “Poetry is an overflow of the heart that becomes art” ~ Fay

#46
I am grateful to your passionate words dear Roberto De la Cruz Utria. I feel them in my heart and I am overwhelmed by the warmth of your feelings. I feel I have two wings and ready to fly.

#44
Francisco Serrano Thank you for your "comforting" words. I modern Arabic poetry poets who started writing lyrics that don't rhyme (what is known as free poetry) has never been accepted by most people. For example, I don't summarize and poem of free poetry or even part of it In contrast, I know by heart hundreds of even very old lyrics which rhyme, What I describe as doing this excessively the lyrics may sound artificial like synthetic flowers with no natural scents. Maybe somewhere between the two extremes lies the balance. I am not an established poet, but this is my guess.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #43

Bill Stankiewicz, \ud83d\udc1d Brand Ambassador Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier Cyndi wilkins ... sharing a tribute to our dear Professor ...

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #42

Savvy Raj Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic ... sharing a tribute to our dear Professor ...

#40
Fay Vietmeier Agree in full

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #40

#39
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee A "pairing of minds" ... a squaring of minds^2 ;~)

#38
Fay Vietmeier Now you remind me of my post "closed versus open mind). We are on the same wavelength

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #38

#37
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Repeating here: Blessed is the one who possesses a “flexible mind” Blessed to “be open” ... to new possibilities find Are you stunted in growth ... by failing to see How will closed minds meet unexpected needs? Vision is the ability to see what others fail to see. ~ fem-v

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #37

#36
Randall Burns I am honored by your visit Randall ... very much appreciate your kind, affirming words "great message" I do keep all my bee friends in my thoughts & prayers and that includes you ;~) Be well with all your being ;~)

Randall Burns

1 year ago #36

Enjoyable poem with a great message Fay Vietmeier

#34
Fay Vietmeier With being honest,I expected you to comment on my comment. What I din't expect is the depth of your comment. It is a panoramic one with the horizon wide open. Such a gifted person you are.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #34

#30
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee “I blocked the view with my assumption” ... honest assessment ;~) ... “Fearing being mocked at ... to be buried” How often are “views blocked with assumptions” ... RICH !!! ;~) ... a universal form of blinding I love how you looked into “Panorama” ... means an unbroken view of the whole region surrounding an observe. “Panorama” ... our view needs to be unbroken ... made whole I’m going spiritual here my dear Professor ... ... we are all born into “brokenness” ... we did not choose the fractal “broken” state of humanity but this is where and how we arrive ... this condition we are born into ... we become part of it and live our life How do we attain wholeness? An unbroken view of the whole “longtime dormant seeds” they are present in all realms: physical and spiritual When and how do we awaken to the possibilities within? There is so much more than poetry ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #33

#28
Mohammed Abdul Jawad Mohammed~ I love your artful alliteration ;~) “wades of wonderment ... ardent accolades” ... you are a well of words ... bee-brother ;~) That you say “truly inspiring” ... puts wind under the wings of this grateful bee ;~) I thank thee ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #32

#25
Debasish Majumder Debasish~ I love this endearment “our beloved sir” ... he is ;~) Thank you for “sharing with glee” this tribute Wonderful words you chose: “enigma” ... sometimes there are within, mysteries that we cannot see “Panorama” ... our view needs to be unbroken ... made whole

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #31

#20
CityVP Manjit Reading your words “poetic in their wisdom” ... “person whose artistry and mastery of thought is of a higher order” ... makes we so JOYFUL to have written about our dear “Poetic-Professor” ... your words of insight ... are much delight “Mastery of thought” ... By all should be sought “Poetic wisdom” a precious gift ;~) Words all possessors’ spirits lift “Of a higher order” ... on eagles’ wings Attain this height ... and heaven sings ;~)

In appreciation to dear Fay Vietmeier and thee excellent post she wrote here I responded today in a post titled "Hairy Ideas"In this post titled "Hairy Ideas" I acknowledged the positive impact that Fay did to change a long-held assumption that I can't write poetry. To Fay I am deeply grateful https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/hairy-ideas

#28
Mohammed Abdul Jawad With "waves" of appreciation- surely mutual- I thank you deeply for your kind words.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

1 year ago #28

Truly inspiring post Dear Fay Vietmeier With wades of wonderment you have penned down ardent accolades to most wise and worthy person. Glad to know more about Prof. Ali Anani.

#25
Debasish Majumder In addition to my previous letter I think I responded to your comment earlier in my comment #13, in which I expressed in poetry why I have changed my mindset about writing poetry.

#25
WOW! Thank you dear Debasish Majumder that convinced me to try. That you say my lyrics are fascinating prompting me to keep on trying. Your words coming from a widely acknowledged poet mean a lot for me. Thank you dear friend.

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #25

#23
poet inside you not mere deserve admiration sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, rather it is truly engulfed me with with enigma that why did you hide such wonderful panorama! Great to observe your poetic mind! absolutely fascinating!

#14
Fay Vietmeier I want to thank you because you mentioned Joel Anderson, with home I had great exchange of comments. Unfortunately, not lately because I don'y glance posts by Joel.

#21
Debasish Majumder I am full completely with your appreciation. Thank you

#20
All I can say my peer CityVP Manjit bs that our feelings are mutual.Your comment makes me grateful that we met few years back. It was a "poetic journey" together just as you in the frame you defined the word poetic.

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #21

this is truly a fascinating buzz Fay Vietmeier! enjoyed immensely and gleefully shared. thank you very much for the buzz.

CityVP Manjit

1 year ago #20

#3
Dear Ali Anani, you remain the poetic individual i first encountered on LinkedIn all those years ago. There are people who write prose and there are people who are poetic in their wisdom. People think that poetic refers to poetry, but the poetic is that person whose artistry and mastery of thought is of a higher order.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

Harvey Lloyd Mohammed Abdul Jawad

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #18

Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven Roberto De la Cruz Utria Edward Lewellen Graham\ud83d\udc1d Edwards Ian Weinberg Royce Shook

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #15

Javier \ud83d\udc1d CR ... thank you for the field of bees ;~) I hope you enjoy

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #14

#10
Joel Anderson Thank you Joel for your sweet share ;~) ... meaningful to the heart of this bee ;~) ... and our dear Professor ... Ali ;~)

#9
Fay Vietmeier Maybe you understand my feelings better with my attempt in writing these lyrics new possibility is born To say I can’t is dead now And to new reality I bow The heavy soil of not knowing how Is broken now with a blow In the furrow of soil they vow The seeds of poetry are flourishing buds Filling me to the brim with new bloods Great flowery idea emerging in the mud Dear mentor- maybe you wish to tweak them with your musical words

#9
Fay Vietmeier I am amazed by how you connected my thoughts with yours. Actually, you fused them together that they became inseparable.

#6
Again, you beautify my night with your "poetic-words" Thank you wholeheartedly dear John Rylance

#5
Fay Vietmeier I reply by saying to you: To my poetry-mentor Fay Vietmeier To live the experience of a new birth At an old age with poetry-writing in dearth is like longtime dormant seeds Mushrooming with new creeds Ineptness of writing poetry turned into The breakthrough of what is accrue A life lesson never to say I can’t till you try with pure passion

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #9

#7
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I actually took my favorite line ... and gave them back to you ... using my words ;~) That you choose these shows them reveals our "pairing of minds" A “hidden strength” ... unveiled ... this was meant to be Words “emerge ... singing & dancing” ... like waves do break I think you have found “wings to fly” and “rainbows to make”

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #8

#6
John Rylance Your words are a reward of much thought ... I have in my "pearl-holder" hundreds of things I have been writing about ... till the "pearl" is polished and ready to emerge from its shell to be published .. sometimes days ... sometimes years ;~) Your words are from your heart to mine John ... where they will stay ;~) as an encouragement All I can say Fay and Ali is in ... "this post every word and phrase is powerful. They have a great impact myself and I expect others. I was wondering if you might consider sharing the post ... to enlarge the audience It is the Professor's 1st "published" poem ... hoping he will shine ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #7

#5
CityVP Manjit I am very appreciative of your warm words and affirmation of the tribute to our dear Professor ;~) "Amazing" ... I shall tuck that away in my heart ;~) I was wondering if you might consider sharing the post ... to enlarge the audience It is his 1st "published" poem ... hoping he will shine ;~)

John Rylance

1 year ago #6

All I can say Fay and Ali is in this post every word and phrase is powerful. They have a great impact myself and I expect others. They also have a tremendous impact on your good selves. To add to Whoopi Golberg's comment "your little torches" throw out bright enlightening beams of brilliance.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #5

#3
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee “My dearest Professor” ... It is with much JOY that I read your words ;~) Meaningful to the heart of this bee ;~) If bees could blush, I am ;~) We now they can fly and your response is like wind beneath my wings ;~) Beautiful response: “this post moved every good emotion in me” I am honored to hear from you that I’m a “spirit-keeper ... and a “born mentor” These are treasures now of my heart ;~)

Fay Vietmeier What lovely lyrics these are A “hidden strength” ... unveiled ... this was meant to be Words “emerge ... singing & dancing” ... like waves do break I think you have found “wings to fly” and “rainbows to make” I am covered with their beauty

#2
CityVP Manjit It is as amazing as the super comment you wrote on my post. You and Fay Vietmeier simply sweetened my night. BY the way- how do you find my part of the co-authored poem dear Manjit? I care to know.

CityVP Manjit

1 year ago #2

Wow what an incredible tribute to Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee there have been other tributes to him in the past, and this one is amazing.

Fay Vietmeier I am lost of words and I don't know how to express myself. Never in my life I thought I would write one line of lyrics. I encouraged few beBee writers ti write poetry for I "smelled the music in their words". They thanked me later for alerting them to a talent they had, but were unaware of. Life is paradoxical. What I encouraged others to do I extinguished a burning desire in me to attempt to write one line of poetry. Till you my "spirit-keeper" emerged in my life. Now, after all these years I find myself co-authoring a poem with a poet mentor that I hold treasures of respect for her in my soul. A dream became a reality. The impossible became possible. The virtual became real. Dear Fay- I have confused feelings right now. But I have no confusion to tell you that this post moved every good emotion in me. The backdrop story, the flow of emotions and the ingenuity of your words are deeply felt. I may say with no doubt that you are a born mentor. As much as I am honored to co-author a poem with the spirit we-ll spring as much as I am happy. Dears Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador- I shall appreciate your comments in this particular post. You know why.

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