Beanery Online Literary Magazine

October 19, 2010

On Dying and Returning to Life

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ON DYING AND RETURNING TO LIFE:

A Near-Death Experience

Bob Sanzi

This piece was written to be read with keyboard accompaniment. The plan was to have the music quietly remain in the background during the reading.  At each break it was planned to have it rise in volume and tempo.  This proved to complex for the keyboard, but the breaks were still respected. Rather than reading continuously, varying breaks were accomplished as the keyboardist continued to play.  The music was impromptu and did fit the mood of the reading. This is a long passed process often practiced in the sixties coffee shops.   Bob

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MUSIC

October eighth last year I died.

MUSIC

I know that seems silly because I’m here now.  But clinically I was defined as having no life signs and that means I was dead, died, gone, and passed on.  Not here anymore.

MUSIC

It was a Thursday, student night at the Laurel Highlands Model Airplane Club’s airfield at Mammoth Park (PA).  It was beginning to get dark and most of us had started packing up our radio-controlled airplanes.

MUSIC

Ziggy wanted to get in one more flight but his plane wouldn’t start.  His instructor called for a new glow plug.  I walked out to my truck and brought the group gathered around his plane a new one.

MUSIC

I knelt down gave them one and stood back up and fell over backward.

MUSIC

They thought I had tripped over the filed box and hit my head when I fell.  But when I started to turn blue and my lips were (more…)

December 23, 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear?

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DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

An Irritating Christmas Carol

Melanie Stefanic

 

     Every year when I hear a certain Christmas song I cringe at one phrase. 

     “Here it comes,” I think when I hear the carol Do You Hear What I Hear:

               Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king
               Do you know what I know
               In your palace wall mighty king
               Do you know what I know
               A child, a child
               Shivers in the cold
               Let us bring him silver and gold
               Let us bring him silver and gold

     The irritating phrase, repeated (more…)

December 5, 2009

Ligonier (PA)

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LIGONIER

Words and music by Joe F. Stierheim

Joe is a writer of many genres. Below is a song he wrote about Ligonier, PA, his town of residence. He brought the piece to the Beanery Writers Group and Ligonier’s Mello Mike night. At each event people joined in singing the lilt of the chorus. At the end are some Christmas verses.

Ligonier, Ligonier, whether I’m far or near
I’m so happy to say my home is Ligonier.

I love to see the mountains in the morning sun.
I love to see them once again when the day is done.
No matter where I wander (more…)

July 22, 2009

That’s Music to My Ears

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THAT’S MUSIC TO MY EARS

Kait

     Enrichment………self expression…..stress relief…..all this and more; the advantages of free music programs that should be created for communities.

     To begin, musical programs enrich young lives in more ways than one. Young kids usually have trouble making connections between things, but music in general lets kids think quicker on their feet, so to speak. Children learn to establish (more…)

November 28, 2008

“WORLD CHANGES”

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“WORLD CHANGES”
THE PHOTODOCTOR

It’s Thanksgiving evening, and the Beanery Writers hope that you had a great turkey day. A friend of mine (yes, readers, I actually DO have friends!) E-mailed me a link that demonstrates one direction that writing can take. Visit it and enjoy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWwesAMPsLI

Meanwhile, enjoy these Thanksgiving stories:

A THANKSGIVING POEM

THE SNITTY CAT LIKES PUMPKIN PIE?

LEFTOVER TURKEY

To read a post about the birthmother in LEFTOVER TURKEY:

PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING, (LAMOINE) MAINE ROOTS

We hope you enjoy tonight’s post, a poem by our visitor-writer, The Photodoctor.

“World Changes”
by The Photodoctor

had a polaroid
had a disc
had a 35
had a 120
had a 4×5
talents expanded
world changes
in a key stroke (more…)

September 11, 2008

AFTER THE SCOTTISH GAMES AT LIGONIER

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AFTER THE SCOTTISH GAMES AT LIGONIER

JOSEPH F. STIERHEIM
Shadows deepen,
dark beneath the trees.
The day is over,
the bands gone.
Campers and autos
and people on foot;
gone.
Flashes of red and green and
yellow and blue of tartans;
gone.
Shouting; laughter;
joy of challenge;
victor and vanquished;
gone.
Still, in the glen,
the sound of the pipes.
ADDITIONAL READING:
IN NEW ENGLAND, HISTORY CONFLICTS WITH PROGRESS

ON THE EVE OF 27

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1

HOT DOG LIMERICKS

SOCKATORY

www.peacepuzzle.blogspot.com

A KUDZU COVERED VEHICLE GRAVEYARD

DRESSING FOR BLESSING: GOD AND FASHION Part 1

THE CORPSE FLOWER (Amorphophallus titanum)—A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING-Is in Bloom

RAINBOW’S END Part 1

MY SIDE OF THE VIGIL