balance, both, emily dickinson, freedom, happiness, life, miracle, quotation, truth, wisdom, yin yang, zen
23 Tuesday May 2017
Posted quotation, Uncategorizedin
08 Monday May 2017
Posted poem, quotation, writing, zenin
(Note: In a world that empowers mere celebrity, self-effacement becomes an act of rebellion.)
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise – you know!
How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one’s name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!
02 Thursday Apr 2015
10 Tuesday Mar 2015
09 Tuesday Dec 2014
Posted poem, Uncategorizedin
acceptance, balance, compassion, dust, genesis, george segal, grace, illusion, imkertje, loss, love, poetry, robert pinsky, serenity, surrender, time, transience, truth, zen
Above: “Street Crossing” (1992) by the American artist George Segal (1924-2000)
Robert Pinsky’s “Genesis According to George Segal”
The Spirit brooded on the water and made
The earth, and molded us out of earth. And then
The Spirit breathed Itself into our nostrils—
And rested. What was the Spirit waiting for?
An image of Its nature, a looking glass?
Glass also made of dust, of sand and fire.
Ordinary, enigmatic, we people waiting
In the terminal. A survivor at a wire fence,
Also waiting. Behind him, a tangle of bodies
Made out of plaster, which plasterers call mud.
The apprentice hurries with a hod of mud.
Particulate sand for glass. Milled flour for bread.
What are we waiting for? The hour glass
That measures all our time in trickling dust
Is also of dust and will return to dust—
So an old poem says. Men in a bread line
Out in the dusty street are silent, waiting
At the apportioning-place of daily bread.
At an old-fashioned radio’s wooden case
A man sits listening in a wooden chair.
A woman at a butcher block waits to cut.
What are we waiting for, in clouds of dust?
Or waiting for the past, particles of being
Settled and moist with life, then brittle again.
Extra cool thing: Robert Pinsky reads this poem aloud here:
05 Wednesday Nov 2014
30 Wednesday Jul 2014
alan watts, grace, happiness, illusion, play, quotation, serenity, simplicity, transience, truth, wisdom, zen
15 Tuesday Apr 2014
15 Tuesday Apr 2014
11 Friday Apr 2014
acceptance, don't know, helplessness, imkertje, metaphor, mushin, paradox, surrender, truth, tweet, writing, zen
Some days I don’t feel like searching [through clover] for [four-leaf] metaphors. I want to tell this story straight, for once–but I honestly don’t know how. As it is, can you glimpse it, love? Could it be hiding, maybe, in the spaces between my words?
12 Wednesday Mar 2014
08 Saturday Mar 2014
illusion, love, play, Russell Brand, simplicity, truth, zen
How funny to see how nervous people get when you’re simply being a person, telling the truth.
Russell Brand on MSNBC: http://youtu.be/ADJhErmJuoQ via @YouTube
27 Thursday Feb 2014