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Yellow Shoes

Summer sand and hillside dirt,
Accumulating easily;
Climbing high in oak and pine tree,
Sitting only occasionally.

Wishes, many never granted,
Touching stars, sailing clouds,
Riding sunbeams, chasing raindrops,
Imagine out loud!

What would Saturday bring?
Would rings and chains be needed,
Swirly skirts and thigh-length tees,
Tams and scarves re-beaded.

Necklines plunge, arms are bare,
Appearances are neat,
Bejeweled combs, glittering bracelets,
Sunshine on my feet!

c. Poetic Universalisms II by Lena Smith Carter, 2006.
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Lena Smith Carter is an internationally traveled concert artist who has sung the poetry of the world in seven languages across America and around the world. She is a graduate of Central State University (OH) with a B. S. in Music Education, a graduate of Miami University (OH) with an M.Mus. in Performance and Repertory, and has studied for her doctorate at the Paris American Academy, Paris, France and The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Her international travels have taken her from Paris to New York as well as Porto Alegre, RS; Fortaleza, CE; Recife, PE; Joao Pessoa, PB: Natal, RN; Sergipe, AR; and Brasilia, DF, where she appeared at Casa Thomas Jefferson /The American Embassy. Her experiences in the northeast allowed her to use many Brazilian folk songs as both the land and the language are very close to the hearts of northeasterners. In the south of Brazil, where there are many foreign-born citizens who speak other languages natively, she used more German, Latin, Italian, French, and Spanish, as well as Portuguese and English.In addition to her concert career and international travels, she is a teacher, parent, grandparent, publisher, editor, patent holder, philosopher and published poet and author. She has traveled to more than 15 different countries and has had more than thirty-five years experience in the creative arts and education. Her poetry is bold, original, colorful, and imaginative.Her written and published works include The Weight Management Diary, Axioms for Life/Work, Axioms for Life I, Axioms for Life II, Axioms for Life III, Poetic Universalisms I (hardback/paperback), Poetic Universalisms II, (hardback/paperback), 50 Reasons Why You Have/Have Not Arrived, Foreign Language Tips for Travelers (eBook), School Security Rewind (eBook), Writing Poetry: How to make yourself a Pro (eBook) and Jumpstarting Your Choir, Volume I. more…

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