Remember that last summer beach,
the silk sand of South China seas,
sifting between your toes,
its talcum powder grain,
the shiver down your spine
whenever you hear a Mozart serenade,
the thrill of a popped cork,
the plumpness of a toddler,
the heat of red softened by a dash of white,
a lover’s sigh, your mother’s smile,
your best friend’s white lie.
That’s Tuscany Superb.
Now you smell the blush.

– Maggie Mackay

© 2016, poem, Maggie Mackay, All rights reserved


The focus of "The BeZine," a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines, is on sacred space (common ground) as it is expressed through the arts. Our work covers a range of topics: spirituality, life, death, personal experience, culture, current events, history, art, and photography and film. We share work here that is representative of universal human values however differently they might be expressed in our varied religions and cultures. We feel that our art and our Internet-facilitated social connection offer a means to see one another in our simple humanity, as brothers and sisters, and not as “other.” This is a space where we hope you’ll delight in learning how much you have in common with “other” peoples. We hope that your visits here will help you to love (respect) not fear. For more see our Info/Mission Statement Page.

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