Monday, April 18, 2011

San Carlos Elms Published Poets reflect on their party....

"Don't Cry, My Dear!"
by Lou Mohler

A party happened and they made me a star!
For my "sort of" poems, I've written so far.
But the group was gracious and listened good
To the rhyme I read, when told I should.
It was printed in a state wide "form".
A magazine to do with "retirement norm"!
It's fun living in a place like this
how could we cry when having such bliss!

Untitled
A poem By Rosemary Bishop

Take tea and see!
Come to a happy party
For the "girl poets" Lou and me.
Let's eat and drink-Oh so hearty.

All are invited.
Residents filled the room.
All are delighted.
It was such a pleasant afternoon.

We had no idea that it was going to be,
and such a big beautiful cake
I did not know --neither did she
A great piece we did take.

The top was covered with red roses
made of whipped cream
How many? We didn't count noses.
It was like a wonderful dream.

Why did Kathleen do all that?
Kathleen is such a Dear.
It makes me huff and puff!
For her let us "Cheer and Cheer"!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Published San Carlos Elms Residents Poetry

We had a surprise poetry reading today for our published residents who were in CALA News & Views magazine. We were so proud of Lou and Rosemary that we had this party just for them. I think the pictures speak for themselves. Also, following their pictures are their poems which I hope you enjoy.

Retirement Home - Just Moved In

By Lou Mohler

You arrive as a stranger in a strange land,

but with no one beside you holding your hand.

A whole forest of people comes into view,

You want to know them and they want to know you.

New personalities unique to behold,

It's like watching the bud of a rose unfold.

Working to remember names of this long parade,

You need and wish for a good memory aid.

Yes, truly an adventure to know each one,

And then, you discover, their is still more to come!


To Sit and Dream
By Rosemary Bishop

While looking for a place to sit
and dream; such as a deep forest,
or a splashing ocean; it would seem;
But, I saw a chair and flopped into it.

In dreams I saw Redwood trees
and sun so bright.
But; sitting all I saw was my
bony knees and the glare of a car tail light.

Oh, dreams of sailing ship- flying
in the wind-No.
The hard chair crushed my hips
against the ground I was pinned.

In dreams a lovely scent filled the air
really the car exhaust was hard to bear.

I dream of beautiful buildings
of ancient Greek design
i knew the buildings across the street
were dirty and benign.
Then I really looked across the street,
and saw a yard full of poppies.

Dreams are reality.
I heard a crow call.
The seat became softer.
The front terrace really is a
Lovely place to sit and dream.
Our Residents sharing a moment together reading the magazine that their poems were in.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

San Carlos Elms Resident Showcase

Lou is one of our residents has been making necklaces for years then selling them. Why you ask? To donate ALL the money to a kid’s camp for children, through the Optimist Volunteers for Youth, who might not be able to go other wise. Let's help Lou and these kids go to camp this summer.

Check the calendar for her next showcase. Way to Go Lou, keep up the Great Work!!!

Just a small selection of the hard work Lou has done.

Congratulations to Henry who won this months Lou original necklace.


Residents Staying Active and Having Fun

Art Visit and Presentation Jan Pitcher came in and gave a wonderful presentation to our Residents on Primates.   She spoke to ...