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Poems Written in Nov/Dec

December 19, 2011

Poems written in Nov/Dec  2011

Comments welcome.

[poem notes in brackets like this]

 

POEMS

1

The road zig-zags

across the valley

and yet never really

moves at all.

 

2 [Kids poem for Moon Tea]

 

Can Earthlings fly?

Of course they can!

To think they can’t is absurd.

 

Can Earthlings fly?

Of course they can.

Remember some earthlings are birds.

 

3

I try to steer my boat,

but the sea underneath has a current

that also has a tide

pulled by the Moon above.

It’s all a lesson to learn.

Don’t fight the sea’s current,

or the winds that blow,

or  the Moon above.

And who knows little boat

what currents higher up

pulls the tugging Moon!

 

4 [ Kids poem for Moon Tea]

 

Graveyards are locked at night

when all the ghosts run free.

so IF you dare to visit one

take a skeleton key!

 

5 Rallying the troops]

 

War is last century boys.

Leave it to the old men

to wave their stick like arms.

And battle it out in their buzzing heads!

War is last century boys!

 

6 [The four elements]

 

Look at the Moon.

What do you see;

a rock,

a raindrop,

a light,

a balloon?

SAYINGS

 

Shouldn’t art explain itself?

 

Minimalism at its worst, can be nothing much to say

 

The ENS and digestion system is the powerhouse for the body; like the mitochondria is for the cell.

 

I am an illuminated manuscript!

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Tom Hendricks

(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)

See blogs and search poems for hundreds more.

 

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ROCKETBOOM)

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Musea’s Art Contest for week of 12/14/11

December 14, 2011

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
There is always room for a Beatle question and this one is a fun one. My range singing is almost exactly 2 octaves. I think John Lennon of the Beatles could BEAT that. My claim for the highest John note on a Beatle record is probably the falsetto at the end of In My Life (any one know for sure?) But this week’s contest question for the prize is about the low end of his range: what Beatle recording has John’s lowest note?
IS: The low “G” he sang on “I’m a Loser”. It’s at the end of the verses.
There was no eligible winner. Seems y’all’s Beatle knowledge hit all time lows too. 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 ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my Just RELEASED MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH’(Nov.’09)( one of the 5 CD set). Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

When you think of the American cities with the best architecture, these four come to mind. There’s Chicago that started skyscrapers, New York, Gotham of course, Los Angeles on the coast, and…. Well according to one architecture study, the fourth most notable architecture city in the US is this small 50,000 pop. town! Say what? Name this small American town with the great architecture.

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.Myspace.com/Musead(New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 17 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)

The Christmas Issue of Musea – Now Out (Musea E-mail Club #536)

December 9, 2011

Dear Readers,

The new issue of Musea #182 is out and about. The hard copy is available at all the usual suspects , or read it online, or send me a SASE. Here’s a preview and intro to the issue. Don’t miss the art work at the end of this message! Both are at
http://www.musea.us/
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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 SENLIN, the greatest dancer in history. Musea hopes these holidays KEEP YOU DANCING till 2012 – Tom.
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Senlin wrote in her diary ” What WOULD happen? Later she wrote, “What WILL happen?”
We all know who SENLIN is… Strange of me to start off my short story with a first line so obvious. It’s like saying we all know that 1+2=3. Why even state the equation? It’s like taking a paragraph to describe doves as being white, or crows as being black; summer as being hot, winter as being full of chills. My critics are already sharpening their pencils to write lines like “He states the obvious to try to draw readers in – an amateur writer’s trick.” And I hear even my fondest reader say, “We breathe, Senlin dances, we know! Now start your story! ”
I’ve written about her , the greatest of all our dancers, before…

“SANTA, Our favorite elf!”

This is my art work / Christmas Card for this year.

Santa – our favorite elf

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Musea Art Contest for 12/7/11 – Good Luck All

December 7, 2011

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
Since Buck Rogers and the Rocketeer, we’ve seen the future and it’s jet packs. Surely by 1980 everyone would have one right? There are real jet packs in our age, but they don’t work all that well … yet. Strangely enough they all run on the same fuel, some beauty product you’d find in any hair saloon. Name the jet pack fuel.

IS: Hydrogen Peroxide! Yes, the same stuff we bleach our hair with. Guess it gives the sky highlights!
There was no eligible winner. Seems the rest of you had your heads under the dryer 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 ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-TH” ‘08 or my Just RELEASED MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH’(Nov.’09)( one of the 5 CD set). Hunkasaurus.com (has them all plus videos and more) if you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ att.net(remove blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question.

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the website, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

There is always room for a Beatle question and this one is a fun one. My range singing is almost exactly 2 octaves. I think John Lennon of the Beatles could BEAT that. My claim for the highest John note on a Beatle record is probably the falsetto at the end of In My Life (any one know for sure?) But this week’s contest question for the prize is about the low end of his range: what Beatle recording has John’s lowest note? Good Luck!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at musea.us or the Musea blog at musea.wordpress.com And don’t forget the music/videos at hunkasaurus.com http://www.Myspace.com/Musead(New Friends welcome) http://www.youtube.com/TomHendricksMusea (all my videos)

Tom Hendricks (editor of the 17 year old zine Musea) http://www.Musea.us ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) http://www.Hunkasaurus.com MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) http://www.Musea.wordpress.com BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)

Brand New Poems, Written in Late November

December 3, 2011

Poems written in late November 2011
Comments welcome.
[poem notes in brackets like this]

POEMS
1 (start of an adventure for sure)

Come with me!
Come with me!
There is magic
everywhere!

2 (where the night comes from)

The underground
in grottos and caves
holds the night
till twilight arrives.
Then it’s released
and flies away
like a sheet
carried on wings.

3 (“Mars Warning Sign” from my Sci-Fi book “Writings in Science”)

On Mars your lips
fade into the background
and you’ll rue the day
you have to spot
strawberry jam
spilt in the dust.

4
We live on a boat
without a captain
and yet the sea
has a current.

5. (deep sleep)

Nothing that was
can then still be
until I awake
or begin to dream.

6. (Kid’s poem)
Sleep… Sleep…
and slip away;
but brother claims
it’s here I stay.
He took a photo
to prove I remain.
“Pix can be fixed
and these are fake!
Cause when I’m asleep
I slip away!”
SAYINGS

I’m out on a limb on my family tree!

Corporations have institutionalized greed almost to the point where the rest of us can’t oppose it.

Assault and Pepper (slogan for the protestors)

It’s not just Selfish Genes, it’s selfish genes, organelles, cells, organisms, species, and ultimately selfish life!

Don’t skirt the issues you should be addressing (advised the couturier)
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Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 19 year old zine Musea)
See blogs and search poems for hundreds more.

http://www.Musea.us
ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on
ROCKETBOOM)
http://www.Hunkasaurus.com
MUSIC, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music)
http://www.Musea.wordpress.com
BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)


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