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Bee dance

July 15th, 2016 | Posts By Devalier | Filed in: Culture, General

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Bee dance

a bee dances on the cusp

of an orchid’s unbridled imagination,

along a brazened path that gives vent

to wildest dreams,


dreams high upon the wings

of an angel’s euphoria,

where graced by natural presence,

in high noon spellbound,

the bee entrusts its soul.


sustenance aplenty:

compass of heart

citadel of spirit

chalice of being;


amidst that persona

ambrosia, nectar, sugar,

a saviour’s redoubt,

tribute to all life


fluttering little bee,

nestling with its pink beauty

in the flower of life—

and on silken wings

pollination, honey sacs, awe


alighting spirit

in preordained design

in symbiotic embrace

in solaced destiny.


All the best,

Warren J. Devalier


Interface Inc.


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Golden Triangle, Golden Thailand

July 8th, 2016 | Posts By Devalier | Filed in: Culture, General


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In the Kingdom of Siam

sitting Buddha everywhere

avatar of divine, calming presence

sentinel of peace and respect


Verdant space,

jungle magic and mysticism,

elephants that paint and protect,

symbols of strength and patience


Rice farmer, shopkeeper, doorman, teacher:

each welcoming in traditional greeting,

prayer-like palms pressed toward heaven,

weapon-less gesture bestowing friendship


Black House, White Temple:

mausoleums to vault artistic whim;

in the food a complex jumble of flavor and aroma—

all spice and more in Northern Thailand.


At the golden triangle convergence:

tripoint of three countries, confluence of two rivers;

to the northwest red poppies of Myanmar

obscure budding signs of freedom.


All the best,

Warren J. Devalier


Interface Inc.




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