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Marching Along a Good Red Road
« on: August 28, 2020, 05:39:25 am »
Marching Along a Good Red Road

Golden heat shimmers in the air.
Side by side the Singers come.
Hear their words as
Summer’s blanket
is spread before you.
Feast upon the Wisdom that they share

“Together we achieve our dreams.
With teamwork
all burdens are lightened
all cares are shared.
all possibilities become reality.
Nothing good comes easy!
Work hard!
Share the load of thy brother
Labor under the blessed Sun
for our lives are One.
One purpose
One mind
One joy
One song
yet never one alone.
Together we gather..
Together we roam and
Together we return to
sacred home
to pay homage
at the Mother’s throne.
Fill your larder with
Patience
Sweetness
Persistence
and Equality.
For these are the things
that will feed your soul
when Winter comes and
only stars blanket the grassy knoll.
Great or small,
each has their place
at the banquet of life.
Share your burdens
and halve your strife!”


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Re: Marching Along a Good Red Road
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 07:14:00 am »
Marching Along a Good Red Road
[...]
For those new to the game, each poem is inspired by a teacher found in nature; a star, stone, animal, plant, etc that holds lessons and wisdom for us. Can you guess who is singing today?

Makes me think of a critter who's not welcome at a picnic!

Spoiler:  
The Ants!
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Re: Marching Along a Good Red Road
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2020, 04:26:15 pm »
“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” – The Buddha
(From the Metta Sutta)

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Re: Marching Along a Good Red Road
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2020, 09:03:43 pm »
Fill your larder with
Patience
Sweetness
Persistence
and Equality.
<snip>
For those new to the game, each poem is inspired by a teacher found in nature; a star, stone, animal, plant, etc that holds lessons and wisdom for us. Can you guess who is singing today?

I had the same thought as Eric and Perdita did, but because of the bit I bolded in the quote, I'm going to make a different guess:

Spoiler:  
Bees!


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Re: Marching Along a Good Red Road
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 04:30:09 am »
Spoiler:  
The Ants!


They go marching two by two lol Well done! Sunflower, after posting, I felt like this piece needed some additional verse to distinguish it from the teachers you mention. They share some major lessons, like Organization and Co-peration, but perhaps just a few keywords might make the difference? Do you think "colony", "hill", perhaps "trail" or the phrase "rank and file" might work to do that? Thanks for playing! The feedback is So appreciated
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Re: Marching Along a Good Red Road
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 10:28:32 am »
Sunflower, after posting, I felt like this piece needed some additional verse to distinguish it from the teachers you mention. They share some major lessons, like Organization and Co-peration, but perhaps just a few keywords might make the difference? Do you think "colony", "hill", perhaps "trail" or the phrase "rank and file" might work to do that? Thanks for playing! The feedback is So appreciated

I don't think 'colony' would do enough to distinguish ants from bees (hives being also sometimes called colonies), and 'trail' is only at about the same level as other things I discounted. But both 'hill' and 'rank and file' would've served to put me back on the right track - including both wouldn't be too much, nor even all four.

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