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Quatros - fourth group

Here’s the fourth group of Quatros

Thick ice

thaws slowly

Great doubts,

deep wisdom.

Muddy water,

hidden stones.

Heaven doesn’t

fear evil.

Dark evil?

Wear white.

My life,

dew drop.

Revenge sip,

compassion gulp.

Poor

even in dreams.

Foolish butterfly

fears snow.

Before principles

comes courage.

Pray alone,

true stories.

Tossed

over the wall.

Be…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 8, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

Poems from November

Poems written in late November 2012

Comments welcome. [poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. [(Quatro]

I've upset

the dust!

2. [Kafka-esque with hope]

Step by step

these woods get darker ...

the Moon is somewhere ...

3. [Surreal Plus]

My clock ticks

but doesn't dream.

4. [That's where they go]

So many balloons

litter the Moon!

5. [Closer]

If the window

gets morning sun

then in…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on December 2, 2012 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Musea Annual Christmas Story : Leo Mars Solves the Mystery

Dear Readers,

The new issue of Musea is at the usual suspected places, in the mail, and now on my Musea website at  http://www.musea.us/xmas2012.html

This year our annual Xmas story is about detective, Leo Mars:

Here is the first paragraphs

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Happy Holidays Readers! ! Here is our annual Musea Christmas Story. Take a rest from your busy schedule and find out about the latest…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 27, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Van Gogh art question for this week's quiz

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

History question this week. Where was the Battle of Hastings fought? Clue "I gave you two clues"

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Battle. Yes the battle was fought near the town of Battle. But instead of calling it the Battle of Battle, they called it the Battle of Hastings a town a little further down the road. Now look at the clue, "I gave you two clues" 1. Hastings, and 2. Battle. This was one of my favorite questions. But....

I…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 26, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

XXX Letter from Flaubert - poem as history

Poem as History – Passionate Love Poem from French Writer Flaubert

HISTORY POEMS. Here’s a type of poem we don’t often consider – history poems.

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This is my poem that is a’Love Letter from the Novelist, Flaubert to Louise – August 15, 1849′. An actual letter, translated and turned into a poem. The words in parenthesis are added and not original to the letter.

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I will cover you with love when next I see you.

(I will cover you) with caresses, with…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 16, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

Bands Out

Why Bands are Boring and Rock is Over

This is a response I gave to a newsgroup discussion on rock:

Musicians that choose bands, are choosing safe music – music that doesn’t make waves, music bleached of all originality, traditional music, fill in the blanks. They are cowards, conservatives, and are striving to fit in, not stand out. Time to either drop rock and roll or go back to its roots and play it right. When we say no to bands we force musicians to be creative again, and…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 9, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments

Musea Art Quiz for the Week

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

This is the oldest continuously used sacred site in North America. Name it. Clue, if you are there you are probably shivering!

IS

Majorville Medicine Wheel in Alberta, Canada. (pretty desolate place not too far from Calgary!)

I had no correct eligible answers - seemed you were out in the cold on this one.

I don't dumb down/so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on November 1, 2012 at 8:48pm — No Comments

My War with NPR - a Battle Won

My War with NPR

I have complained before about NPR censoring most every post I was making on their website. Well seems it was a problem that was not limited to me, but pretty widespread.

NPR has gotten the message and changed it’s entire process of accepting comments. Now Disqus, ” a global comment system that improves discussion on websites and connects conversations across the web” has taken over. They, unlike NPR have yet to censor any comment I’ve made. For example today I…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 26, 2012 at 8:52am — 10 Comments

My Theater - The Inwood Theater in Dallas

Readers,

Paul Adair is a local expert on all things connected to film. I asked him about my theater and he told me that, When The Inwood, opened, it was owned by Interstate, a partner of Paramount. So I did a net search and made a blog post on some background to the Inwood. That post is at:

http://musea.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/inwood-theater/

You'll get three things, a short short history of the Inwood,…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 22, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

Poems written in October 2012

Poems written in October 2012

Comments welcome. Sort of a theme in these 3.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. (Based on a Nick Virgilio Haiku)

Late in the evening

the church is empty

except for a firefly

a little night light.

2.

"How heavy my wings are

when they're weighed down with tears!"

said the Angel,

by the sea.

3. (for my Blue Mountain Collection of Poems)

X: I want to go

to sacred…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 21, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest Quiz Question for 10/19/12

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

October ends up at Halloween. So let's go there. Pretend I am in a bookstore and there on a bust of Pallas, is not one but many copies of the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. Looks like I've got a big group of Ravens. So what is the term that is used for a group of Ravens. Here are 2 clues - a group of rhinos is called a crash, and a group of ferrets is called a business.

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A group of ravens is called an UNKINDNESS…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 19, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Zine Hall of Fame

See this blog link for news about the Zine Hall of Fame started by Musea, in 1996

http://musea.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/zine-hall-of-fame-revisited/

Here's an excerpt from the post

Zines were exploding in the early nineties. Desk top publishing and copy stores allowed anyone to make and publish their writings on anything. Zinesters popped out of every city and began to share their…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 19, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

National Blog Day Oct. 15

Today, Oct 15, is Blog Action Day. The subject is 'the power of we. I've decided to reblog my post on National Hiring Day. By all companies helping with a voluntary hire, we can jump start our economy in a fair way. Tom Hendricks (ed. of Musea Zine)

What is Blog Action Day? Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included water, climate change,…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 15, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

Five New Songs added to my Best of the Net Songlist

Readers,

Here are the five new entries to my best of the net song list. Just about 91% of these are number one hits you haven't heard - or classics you've missed!

THE NEW SONGS ARE (drum roll please):

Best Mix of Folk and Gospel music, The Caravans, featuring Albertina Walker, “If I Had a Hammer” (yt).

Most Classic Remake of a Classic, Sara Niemietz, “At Last” (yt).

Best US TV Theme Song From a Russian Combo, Messer Chups, “The Munster’s Theme”…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 13, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Funding Sesame Street - a comment

Though I support funding for NPR/ PBS etc. there is this that you should know. As the editor of the 20 year old zine Musea, the founder of a Zine Hall of Fame, and a reviewer for Zine World since it’s beginning, I have to say this on behalf of all zinesters:

PBS and NPR have certainly never supported zines or the zine community. That’s the bulk of publishing, and the last golden age of publishing before the net took over. How can PBS and NPR miss an entire generation of thousands of…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 5, 2012 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Musea Art Contest for 10/1/12

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
Here is our final art anagram of the set. Take the letters and rearrange them to get the writer's name - clue provided.…
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Added by Tom Hendricks on October 1, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Recent Poems written in late September 2012

Poems written in late September 2012

Comments welcome.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. [a quatro]

stars between

home and town

2. [the best paintings do - but how I don't know]

my best paintings

at a certain point

cross a line

where magic seeps in

3. [From the bestiary collection of poems]

the circling bird

finds his wind

4.

the snow falls

and stays and stays.

spring comes -

it…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 29, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Recent Blog Posts from Zine Musea

Readers of the Musea Blog - did you miss these entries? Here are some you might have missed. I hope you find some you like. Search the blog by the entry title:

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Welcome Blog Readers from all over the World - an introduction.

National Hiring Day - jobs solution to jump start the economy in a fair way to all

The BIG LIST - first all internet, best music 200, from all corners of the world.

MacArthur Park - I rewrite…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 25, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments

My latest poems (September 2012)

Poems written in September 2012

Comments welcome.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS

1. [True story]

"Talent is not enough,"

said my friend, Doug Rhone.

"The best spoons player in the whole universe -

So what?" said Doug Rhone.

2. [Poem for "Moon Tea" - kids poem collection]

I caught the tide with a fish hook

and put it in a jar.

now it's as timid as a dewdrop

shivering under the sun.

3. [For my Book of Moon…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 20, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest for 9/19/12

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

Here is another art anagram. Take the letters and rearrange them to get the painter's name - clue provided. 'I PAINT MODERN'

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Piet Mondrian - I had no correct answers - your brains were an anagram on this one.

I don't dumb down/so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May…

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Added by Tom Hendricks on September 19, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

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