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Deborah Guzzi is a healing facilitator specializing in Japanese Shiatsu and Reiki. She writes for Massage and Aromatherapy publications. She travels the world to expand her knowledge of healing and seeking writing inspiration. She has walked the Great Wall of China and visited Nepal (during the civil war), Japan, Egypt (two weeks before “The Arab Spring”), Peru, and France (during December’s terrorist attacks).

Her poetry appears in Magazines: here/there: poetry in the UK, Existere - Journal of Arts and Literature in Canada, Tincture in Australia, Cha: Asian Literary Review, Hong Hong, China, Latchkey Tales in New Zealand, Vine Leaves Literary Journal in Greece, mgv2>publishing in France, and Travel by the Book, Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal, Emerge Literary Journal, and others in the USA. 

 


Home Again, Home Again Jiggedidy JIg


Blog Posted:12/28/2012 3:43:00 PM
Hi everyone, I am home but recovered enough to write much yet. I stayed off line and NOT writing for 11 days! WOW It wasn't easy since out of 15 folks 3 carried notebooks and every hotel had internet hookup BUT it was LOOK or HOOK. I decided to BE in Peru and not online when I was in Peru! Below is a small segment of the type of stairs you had to climb to get to the Temple of the Siun in Machu Piccu.



There seems to be almost NO level ground in Peru!






Pisac, Peru, 2012

From the mountain's peak, the wooden flute sounds
the lamas leap and the water falls clear
mindful, the winds play on the Quechua's ground

The majesty of the Andes astounds
for from behind the clouds, the peaks reappear. 
From the mountain's peak, the wooden flute sounds

Like great red-clay dunes or snow capped mounds
courts rise and fall in terrain, so austere ...
mindful, the winds play on the Quechua's ground

Rainbows of red, blue, and gold oft surround
distant ruins of gray stones now severe.
From the mountain's peak, the wooden flute sounds

Solid, earth-bound, sun-browned, lost to the hounds
so Quechua shepherds bound stairs cavalier
mindful, the winds play on the Quechua's ground

Pachamama's love surrounds without bounds
long gone are the conquer's all life is here,
from the mountain's peak, the wooden flute sounds
mindful, the winds play on the Quechua's ground


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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 10:28:00 AM
    Looking forward to more of your beautiful poetry as inspired by Machu Picchu. I will be in Cuenca soon and eagerly await the inspiration offered by that colonial city and the nearby Andes. Glad you had the experience and are home safe and sound.

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  1. Date: 12/29/2012 4:08:00 PM
    The group is a great small company named Overseas Adventure Travel David..maybe you can go too next time! I am hoping to be able to see Greece, Bhutan, and Bali

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  1. Date: 12/29/2012 1:29:00 PM
    am still very jealous, looks and sounds wonderful ....

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  1. Date: 12/29/2012 10:39:00 AM
    Did ya miss me? Huh? HUH?

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 12/29/2012 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yup yup I wish you could have been there to help me walk! LOL
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 9:14:00 AM
    Thanks Sue! As to both of you and the stairs [and stairs and stairs!!!!] the only think you could see without falling off the mountains was YOUR FOOT!!!! LOL..12,300 feet above sea level was our first hike!!!! the only way to safely look with your back crammed against the nearest wall was to STOP...I'd did yoga breathing and did get my oxygen up and the old ticker didn't do too bad [a bit fast though!]

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    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/1/2013 4:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol.... yes, it is a loooooooooooooong way down
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 9:12:00 AM
    Okies OKIES my Dee but Ma's still has bad tummy!!! Have to rest drink fluids and take it slow!

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  1. Date: 12/29/2012 9:03:00 AM
    DID YOU ENJOY YOURSELF? Argh. I can't stand the suspense. "I" am giving "you" a Gibb's swat. LOL. I want the scoop... soupie, email, call, whatever. I just want to know if you're happy. xox Dee

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  1. Date: 12/29/2012 8:58:00 AM
    Welcome home! Can't wait to hear DETAILS! I have a 'deep' fear of heights -- even tobogganing with my girl nearly sent me into shock and it was only a gentle slope. Those stairs would FREAK ME OUT. I can picture it, the guy behind me, nudging me, saying, "Lady, for the love of Mike, move your arse." and me saying, "Would really like to do that. Yup. Sorry. This train has derailed!" Fun? Incredible? Life changing? Would have preferred staying home with a happy cat? WHAT? WHAT? SPILL! Blog tease! LOL... Verity had a fever on Christmas, now has a bad cold and I can barely move between rooms. I managed to see a movie last night with hubby (bad but funny) that could be my current life on film :P

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    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 12/29/2012 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Took me some time, but managed to find the problem and empty my browser cache, check my settings and voila, I'm back to being able to comment on blogs. Messy, slow business though. Missed you!!!!
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 1:18:00 AM
    Welcome back, Debbie. Wow! I think that I will give Peru a miss - I have a phobia about stairs: I can go UP stairs, but I cannot go down again. I sit and slide down: most unbecoming. Complements of the Season to you :-)

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  1. Date: 12/28/2012 11:06:00 PM
    Wish I could have been there with you... Welcome back.

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  1. Date: 12/28/2012 6:48:00 PM
    Thanks Andie! You would love the Andie's Andie ;)

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  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:23:00 PM
    Welcome back, Deb. That looks like a great place to visit!

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  1. Date: 12/28/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Hey you 2 OOOOOOOOO [that's a million hugs!] I feel well enough to clean up and go to dinner now..the emails are down under 250 from 700+ LOL BBS

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  1. Date: 12/28/2012 3:45:00 PM
    Nice to see you back again Oh Cool one, hope you had a wonderful time but we did miss you xx

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Give the End Back to the Beginning Free versededication,faithme,
The Bruised and Rotting Pear Coupletfaith,hope
fly Free verseanimals
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Dreams Free versefaith,forgiveness
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Weep O Willows Versedeath
Harlem Blues Free verseblack-african amerchildre
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EASTER IVY Narrativefriendshipeaster,,cousin,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
End of days Rhymeinspirational,lifeme,war,
Past-Life Nightmare Narrativemystery,autumn,
I dream of you (to JEW) Free verseimagination,lovenight,swe
jellyfish back strophe Imagismallegory,nature,on writin
Disposable Wisdom Rhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
Loneliness Rhymeintrospection,life
Remission (In Memory of William Watt). Elegybrother,death,nostalgiawo
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Heritage Quatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
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winter (do not forget among the loss of flowers) me Free verse 
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Alabaster Night Free versenature,sea,
Haunted Orb Haikufantasy,nature
This Night Sonnet 
Tombstones & Teacups Rhymeallegory,childhood,death,
Today Not Tomorrow Free versededication,depression,gir
Years Of The Rose Free verselost love,loveday,
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Cinder Girl Rhymelovelove,
Biography (Thesis Statement) Versehistory,life,philosophyli
Figure Fusion Verseart,sports
Dancing Bird - with video link Free verseanimals,introspection,nat
Poem for a sensuous poet Free versefantasy,on writing and wo
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