Mie’s Gone – A Poem

Mie's Gone - A poem

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Mie’s Gone – A Poem
by Ama Danesi

Mie’s gone before
the rising of the dreaded moon
Into your wide open belly, I dive.
I sink in the underlying
dose of blues.
Overhead only radicals fly,
Mie’s gone but
You soothe me –
with fingers soft as waves.

Inspiration: Without Mie scattering at sunset and sunrise, the sky along the horizon has only a dull-reddish appearance, while the rest of the sky remains mostly blue and sometimes green.
This picture of the romantic coastline of Cinqueterre in Italy  by Babel photography captures the absence of  Mie scattering just before sunset. Beautiful huh?

Regret Minimization Theory in Practice

Regret Minimization Theory of Jeff Bezos – In Practice

Regret Minimization Theory of Jeff Bezos
I don’t want to fade way or slip silently into the twilight.
We write or soon people forget. I believe life gives us credit for foolish or ill-timed decisions, because they advance our calling in some way. We call it experience and it worms it’s way into our plots and stories. And boy… we’ve got a lot to say!

A seemingly small and incremental decision such as taking part of NaBloPoMo can open up the right portal. This is my gentle tap on the door. Knock…Knock…

“Most people regret what they did not do, rather than actions they did take.” Jeff Bezos

In an interview for his induction into the Academy of Achievement, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, explained his theory of regret minimization: “Okay, now I’m looking back on my life. I want to have minimized the number of regrets I have. I knew that when I was eighty, I was not going to regret having tried this. I was not going to regret trying to participate in this thing called the Internet that I thought was going to be a really big deal”

In the spirit of the Regret Minimization Theory or Framework, we are not ones to languish on path of regrets, resentment and bitterness. A blog post a day for a month, is our way of really living and putting a piece of ourselves out there.

Moreover, since our bestsellers will one day be listed on his website, I found a few of his quotes to embellish and I hope these encourages you, in the words of NaBloPoMo, to “type your heart out” :

  • “I’m going to do this crazy thing. I’m going to start this company selling books online.” ( writing stories)
  • “I realized I’m never going to be a great physicist.”
    (You and me….Bezos! I realized that and picked up Advanced Literature in my last year of High School)
  • “No communication is terrible”
  • “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job everyday to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” (readers)
  • “Work hard, have fun and make history.”

Short Bio of Jeff Bezos: He is well-known for his sharp-witted leadership style. He was named Time magazine’s person of the year in 1999. In 2012, Bezos was named Businessperson of The Year by Fortune.
According to Wikipedia, Jeff Bezos is a technology entrepreneur who has played a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, an online merchant of books and later of a variety of products. Under his leadership, Amazon.com became the largest retailer online and a top model for Internet sales. In 2013, Bezos purchased The Washington Post newspaper.

There’s nothing as powerful as Synergy…in this case a band of writers together heading in the right direction and with each post, working to shape the conversation about what is possible. No regrets.

All For The Perfect Name


I could have called myself

Maya — माया māyā

Supernatural being of wisdom

and power, an unfathomable plan,

a detachment from incomplete

fragments of reality, like a brief,

disturbed drop of water from

unbounded waves. How I could

attain to an illusion that both

conceals & pierces the veil?

I certainly had the consonants &

enough a’s

I had accumulated enough hurt,

pain and joy, I could pull this off–

and I had read “Why The Caged

Bird Sings”

With friends who thought the same.

Call yourself by what you love,

the presence of a phenomena

created within loins and

indelibly rented hearts –

Wife of, Husband of

Mother of, Father of

Child of, Friend of –

But it’s never enough,

we are both the hurt and

the healers colliding.

I denied these blanks –

they are the enemy.

I denied the power of

another’s election.

Once I changed to Eileen,

that sadness did not salve

the stinging.

Poll the candidates.

Roll the morsels off:

Aya, Suama

Mayak, Amayak

Ayak, Suam.

This is all so bad, the

heavy taste like lead,

weighing down –


my tongue.

Hands behind his back

he  leaned forward –

a giant ear.

Over my most sacred place –

my mind,

he  whispered a name

that drove me wild, bucking

to first find

love, then find me.

denominate –

I called myself,


Everything changes your life –

A name can do that to you.