Pam Malone

Pam Malone
Location
New Jersey, U.S.A.
Birthday
December 13
Bio
Poet, Writer, Artist www.celebrityartbypam.com

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APRIL 2, 2014 5:02PM

THE CROCUS (poem and photos)

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A tiny miracle

suddenly appears

Sweet surprise

in full bloom

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After a maddening Winter

This earthly jewel

is happy from the start

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MARCH 28, 2014 9:38PM

NOAH, THE MOVIE SUCKS

The movie, Noah, was awful!  Here's why I feel tricked.  I would not have seen it if I thought it was going to be a B movie full of special effects and a ton of killing and fighting and big Bible crowd scenes.  Which is what I originally thought it would… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 10, 2014 4:37PM

TAKE THE TRAIN NOT THE PLANE

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I have had it with flying, as those of you who read my blog, "Driving Across America," know.  We actually jumped ship, that is plane, two years ago, and drove cross country.  Why?  Because of the indignities of air travel which have reached critical mass.

So I said I… Read full post »

JANUARY 28, 2014 2:26PM

PETE SEEGER, THE BEST KIND OF PATRIOT

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Pete Seeger was a real kind of patriot.  He cared about America in the way Woodie Guthrie cared about America.  Which is to say, this land is your land, this land is my land.  It is our country, and Pete, through song and a smile, stood for all that… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2014 4:47PM

AN AMAYRILLIS RISES OUT OF THE VORTEX

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Yes, it's freezing out.  But out of this winter vortex an amaryllis has risen.  My dear friend and college roommate, Cynthia, sends me one every year.  There she is in sunny California with a perpetual garden that would awe any botanist.  And once a year she sends me an… Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2014 5:54PM

NATALIE WOOD IN SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS

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The movie, "Splendor in the Grass" radiates the very essence of Wordsworth's poem.  "What through the radiance/ which was so bright/Be now for ever taken from my sight/Though nothing can bring back the hour/of splendour in the grass."

Natalie Wood, as Deanie, ex… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2013 11:51AM

AMY WINEHOUSE, R.I.P.

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What a tragedy.  An old soul who died too young, just twenty-seven. Her voice like warm whisky flowing from her throat.  Noone could sing from the depth of the soul, in such a tortured way like that, except for two who preceded her, Billy Holiday and Edith Piaf… Read full post »

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Joe leads the way.  We've been walking on this railroad track in our NJ town for 40 years now.  There used to be a real train from New York City that stopped in our town.  When we moved in, the lady next door, who was pushing 100, told me,… Read full post »

OCTOBER 4, 2013 3:48PM

Elizabeth Taylor In "Butterfield 8"

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I recently saw "Butterfield 8" on the classic movie channel.  Elizabeth Taylor is marvelous in it.  At the time she won the Oscar for her performance in the movie, she said she thought it was a sympathy vote, because she had been ill from pneumonia.&n… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 4:47PM

WHAT WOULD GRAMPA THINK

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WHAT WOULD GRAMPA THINK

by, Pam Malone

What would Gramp think of my garden

Would he admire the giant sunflowers

or scoff at the weeds

Grampa's garden was perfectly groomed

I don't remember weeds

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Would he congratulate me on the giant purple dahli… Read full post »

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I am of two minds about Joan Crawford.  When I was a young impressionable girl, I watched old Joan Crawford movies on TV.  In those days, mid to late fifties, early sixties, you could see old movies all the time on TV, you didn't have to pay for it.&n… Read full post »

JULY 19, 2013 1:45PM

MY DOLLS

I love my dolls.  Lately I've been painting them.  I have had my Tony doll since I was 10. 

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She was actually connected to Tony home permanents.  My mother tried to turn me into Shirley Temple, but forget about it.  I had very fine, stick straight hair.  Th… Read full post »

JULY 4, 2013 5:09PM

MY ART

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I have a special relationship with art.  My father was an artist.  I grew up learning about art every day, the same way the child of a fisherman learns to fish.  I loved art, went to exhibitions since I was knee high.  Loved Picasso and O'Keefe.  But though I've… Read full post »

MAY 27, 2013 11:47AM

AN ODE TO THE GARDEN (updated)

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My garden means everything to me. It inspires my art, photography and poetry.  But more than that, it is a place of solace.  It has always been so.  How I remember as a little girl in Los Angeles, looking up at the fuchsias over my head, communing with butterflies and… Read full post »

MAY 8, 2013 5:11PM

THE MOTHER CONUNDRUM

First there is your real mother.  Is she beautiful?  Is she kind?  Does she care about you at all?  No mother is perfect, they are all flawed.  Yet we want much.  We want everything.  I am currently reading, SHOCKED MY MOTHER, SCHIAPARELLI, AND ME, by Patricia Volk.… Read full post »

MAY 2, 2013 2:47PM

TULIPS WILL COME

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TULIPS WILL COME

by, Pam Malone (THAT HEAVEN ONCE WAS MY HELL, Linear Arts Press, 2000)

Tulips will come
up through the snow
Red surprise
Blood of hope
shed for pain
lifting now through the snow

Tulip lips
will open again
to sun and joy
Tulips will come

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MARCH 18, 2013 12:58PM

POSITIVE ENERGY VS. NEGATIVE ENERGY

I went to the shoe store looking for new grey boots.  I was greeted by someone whose energy almost knocked me over.  He was so HAPPY. 

"Hi, and how are you today?  Isn't it a wonderful day, and especially now that I am seeing you here."  All said in a… Read full post »

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I am Downton Abbey, Upstairs and Down.  This occurred to me when I was bringing my tea upstairs on a tray that I had prepared very carefully with my favorite teacup and teapot.

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Perhaps this is part of the appeal of the show to Americans.  We cook our own… Read full post »

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Pay no attention to the date, it's all about what you see and feel when you step outside.  Today in NJ it is 50 degrees.  I stepped outside and the sun was shining.  I set out to see if anything was shooting up from the ground.  I saw the tiny… Read full post »

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Do not be afraid of the snow.  It's getting so every time we have a snowstorm they try to scare us.  We all have P.T.S.D. after Sandy.  But for heaven's sake, a little snow, even a lot of snow, is normal.  It is Winter after all.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2013 3:14PM

PRINCESS DI, LOSS OF INNOCENCE

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Princess Di was truly a princess in a fairy tale.  She was like Cinderella.  She was nobly born (of bluer blood than the royal family), and yet she never had a sense of superiority.  She could relate to the average person and had a heart big… Read full post »

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The snow sparkled

under the full moon

the night she disappeared

as we walked in the moonlight

happy with wine on our anniversary

She crossed the bridge

and lost her life

Her body submerged in the Canal

where we walked, hand in hand

Mr. Peepers, a most friendly cat,

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It turns out all those people who said they left OS were secretly here all the time.  Things are never what they seem.  Who among us is pure in intent?  I came back out of curiosity, and found things going full force.

But I'm not bi-coastal.  I have to make a… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2012 12:52PM

BUILDING'S ON FIRE GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN

You have to know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.  Getting tired of seeing ERRORS every time I try to come on here.  Getting tired of seeing the same cover for a month.  The election's over.  Those blogs are getting cold.  Rigor mortis is setting in.

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Sandy's fury reeked havoc all over New Jersey. My son, Joe Malone, still  doesn't have power.  While the winds were howling, he intrepidly went out to assess the damage.  These photos are witness to what he found.  All photos are by Joe Malone.

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The tree is… Read full post »