Claire V. Bogdanos

POEMS….THOUGHTS…..MEMORIES

BLINKING LIGHTS ( 2019 ) 2019/09/07

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I watch the stars fade in and out

So patiently,  night after night

And wonder why they’re so devout

And why they shine so clear and bright.

Sometimes I fear that cannot last

For even stars fall out of sight

Oh,  what an image they have cast

With their eternal  blinking light !

 

 

SUMMER SKIES ( 2019 ) 2019/09/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:27 am
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Today  we rose to sunny  skies

While not  expecting  some surprise

The winds that blew seemed well behaved

Tree limbs and  branches all were saved.

Soon autumn will  reach our front door

And summer breeze will blow no more

Before too long the year shall  pass

Like shadows in the  looking  glass

Oh  Lord,  give  all the  pow’r  to rise

Once more to sight  sweet summer skies !

 

 

 

ALL OUR DREAMS ( 2019 ) 2019/07/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:30 am
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Now you and I have been around

Among these feelings we have found

Though they are not of wide import

Somehow we’ve managed to have caught

This glow that captures happiness

And triumphs love o’er great success

For life is more than what it seems

It’s smiles and hopes and all our dreams !

 

 

 

 

 

HIS WORLD DECOR ( 2019 ) 2019/04/26

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Red, fuscia, purple, lime and green

These are the colors to be seen

With yellow, orange, pink, white, blue

To celebrate the springlike view,

Around the corners, every shade

And tint of green the Lord has made.

A myriad of colors bright

To lighten up each local sight

How did the Lord know long before

The beauty of His world decor ?

We thank You, Lord, for this Your gift

You sure know how to spirits lift !

 

 

 

THE JOYS OF SPRING ( 2019 ) 2019/03/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:02 am
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The wind, it whispers in the breeze

And blows its breath into the trees

It sings a song of joyousness

That’s gathered in the robin’s breast.

The mockingbird sounds crisp and curt

He does not wish a songbird hurt

And mimics all he can,  but still

He stops short of the whip-poor-will,

You’ll hear the chorus of each bird

It is the best I’ve ever heard !

 

 

HIS MAJESTY ( 2019) 2019/03/02

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The world outside’s pristine and white

A sparkling, glistening joyous sight

There’s not a single moving thing

That to each surface snow won’t cling.

All silence shouts with one accord

Let’s take a moment to afford

God’s challenge that He brings to us

In life and times too glorious.

How little do we know or care

About this heritage we share

For all we love is there to see

The power of His majesty !

 

OUR DANCING SHOES ( 2019 ) 2019/02/14

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:23 pm
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When I was but a child of three 

My nana made costumes for me 

Because I danced upon the stage 

At such a very early age. 

It was the time of childhood stars 

And “black and whites” bout men from Mars 

Now my grandpa, he sure could tap 

He’d dance till dawn if people clapped. 

It seemed so natural to me 

To imitate what I did see 

For years I danced my heart away 

And if I could, I would today ! 

AT THE AGE OF 2 ( 1933 ) I BEGAN TAP LESSONS WITH

THE SWIFT SISTERS ON WASHINGTON ST.  HOBOKEN, NJ

MY SISTER  ( 9 YEARS YOUNGER )  STUDIED WITH BEN

BLUE AND RUBY KEELER AT JOURNAL SQUARE, J.C. STUDIO

ALL MY SONS STUDIED WITH BETTY BYRD HOCTOR IN

HOHOKUS, N.J. FOR THEIR EARLY YEARS AND MOVED ON TO

FRED KELLY’S STUDIO ON KINDERKAMACK ROAD IN ORADELL

FOR ADVANCED LESSONS. HE WAS GENE KELLY’S BROTHER !

THEY ALL DANCED AND STILL DO !

 

 
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