The Life That I Have by Leo Marks

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The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours.

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.

For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

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Stars

 

“Two of the brightest stars in the night sky are Altair and Vega. And it is said they were deeply in love, but forever separated by the celestial river of the Milky Way.

But once a year, on the seventh day of the seventh month, Vega cries so hard that all the magpies in the world fly up and create a bridge with their wings so the two lovers can be together for a single night of passion.”

Raj Koothrappali.

(The Big Bang Theory)

Echo

Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
Come with soft rounded cheeks and eyes as bright
As sunlight on a stream;
Come back in tears,
O memory, hope, love of finished years.

O dream how sweet, too sweet, too bitter sweet,
Whose wakening should have been in Paradise,
Where souls brimfull of love abide and meet;
Where thirsting longing eyes
Watch the slow door
That opening, letting in, lets out no more.

Yet come to me in dreams, that I may live
My very life again though cold in death:
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give
Pulse for pulse, breath for breath:
Speak low, lean low
As long ago, my love, how long ago.

 

When my heart is ready to burst
When the world spins in reverse
I’ll keep running
To the place where I belong

When you go, turn down the light
No one’s here to hold you in the night
I’ll keep running
To the place where I belong

When you think you’re on your own
I’m still coming home!

When our picture fades in the sun
And all the colours blur in the one
I’ll keep running
To the place where I belong

When you think you’re on your own
I’m still coming home!

When your all gets blinded
When you fold with the cards
No, I’ll never stop fighting
To get to where you are!

Wherever we go
Wherever we go
Wherever we go

Wherever we go
Wherever we go
Wherever we go

When the lights are faded to black
Only stars are guiding me back
I’ll keep running
To the place where I belong

When you think you’re on your own
I’m still coming home
When you think you’re on your own
I’m still coming home

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Assistive Technology Suite

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The modern world relies heavily on computers and until quite recently these were not very accessible to the blind and partially sighted without expensive software. Fortunately, things are changing and many manufacturers now include technology to assist users with limited eyesight.

Bournemouth Blind Society is committed to developing an Assistive Technology Suite to train users how to operate the new software.  We are working in partnership with Action for Blind People, providing training in rather cramped conditions and now wish to convert a ground floor room to make a permanent suite, available to all blind and partially sighted people in the area.

Steve recently completed an AT course, learning to use the inbuilt speech and zoom software on his Apple Mac.  He said, ‘the volunteers were knowledgeable – I was really able to get what I wanted from the training.’

Our newest Trustee Joyce Vousden, who was the Principal Advisory Teacher with Dorset Vision Support Service, says ‘the new suite will be a wonderful resource. I would like to develop opportunities where younger people with visual impairments could have regular involvement with the charity, this facility being the focus.’

Chief Executive Philip Tarrant explains, ‘We have a target of £58,000 to provide the AT suite and have secured almost half.  We welcome further financial support from any source.  If we exceed the target, we will be able to buy extra equipment for training.

If you or your employer is able to support us or you know any other groups that may help, please contact me on 01202 546644 or by e-mail.

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