Friday, December 18, 2009

unknown

"when we all share what we have then we all have enough."

Thursday, December 17, 2009

You are my Past Life

"So when you are inexplicably pulled toward something, an experience, or SOMEONE, and that pull won't go away, that is how you can know that it is your karma, not simply another transient desire. And if it is an especially strong pull that won't go away, then it is probably from your past lives. And if you don't follow your karma, if you try to avoid it and run away from whatever your karma happens to be, you will never be happy or at peace with yourself, no matter what you do or achieve in this or in any other world." Lenz

Monday, December 07, 2009

Holmes

"All limitations are self imposed"

Wilde

"Be yourself, everyone else is taken"

Sunday, November 15, 2009

whatEyeSee


misplaced


King Jr.

"We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late."

Ms. Joplin

"Don't compromise yourself; you are all you've got."

Friday, October 30, 2009

eckhart

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough."

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Fish Song -- a collaboration

get up everyday
bacon and eggs
skip the coffee
and I’m on my way…

it is what it is
oh, it is what it is

to the docks
sun rising
my sweet sue
and I’m on my way…

it is what it is
oh, it is what it is

blowing a gale
from the west
lifting my nets – and hoping for the best
and I’m on my way

it is what it is
oh, it is what it is


through the brake wall
tied up to the dock
to ma and pa’s
and I’m on my way

it is what it is
oh, it is what it is

heading home to my recliner chair
home-cooked meal
on a TV
tray
and I’m on my way

it is what it is
oh, it is what it is

sitting on my porch
sun-setting
sweet bud in my hand
and I’m on my way

it is what it is
oh, it is what it is
it is what it is
oh, it is what it is

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

glacier


peaceful warrior

"the people who are the hardest to love are usually the ones that need it the most"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Noah Levine

"picking up the burning ember of ill will from the fire to throw at our enemy burns us before it burns them"

His Pond -- a collaboration






what He saw
was not what
I found

I had looked
with a hopeful
heart

in an eastern
direction
contemplating
His mysteries

and I found
something
not utterly
destroyed
but
completely
changed

and,
now
I am captivated
by thoughts

does “nature”
still exist
anywhere?

does pure
God-light
and
God-sound
live?

or is every place
corrupted
by
human-kind?

have we destroyed
God
while seeking
independence?

Is there
nothing left
untouched and
unspoiled?

and if there is
something - someplace
still out there….

can I find it?

and if there is
nothing - noplace
still out there….

can I live without it?

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

conway

"Do people live in circles today? No. They live in boxes. They wake up every morning in a box of their bedrooms because a box next to them started making beeping noises to tell them it was time to get up. They eat their breakfast out of a box and then they throw that box away into another box. Then they leave the box where they live and get into another box with wheels and drive to work, which is just another big box broken into little cubicle boxes where a bunch of people spend their days sitting and staring at the computer boxes in front of them. When the day is over, everyone gets into the box with wheels again and goes home to the house boxes and spends the evening staring at the television boxes for entertainment. They get their music from a box, they get their food from a box, they keep their clothing in a box, they live their lives in a box."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

eustace

"I live in nature where everything is connected, circular. The seasons are circular. The planet is circular, and so is the planet around the sun. The course of water over the earth is circular coming down from the sky and circulating through the world to spread life and then evaporating up again. I live in a circular teepee and build my fire in a circle. The life cycles of plants and animals are circular. I live outside where I can see this. The ancient people understood that our world is a circle, but we modern people have lost site of that. I don't live inside buildings because buildings are dead places where nothing grows, where water doesn't flow, and where life stops. I don't want to live in a dead place. People say that I don't live in a real world, but it's modern Americans who live in a fake world, because they have stepped outside the natural circle of life."

Friday, August 07, 2009

wild approach

beauty deep within the chasm of light. falling through the darkness. screaming. when a hand reaches out.... and pulls my chord. forgotten. i prepared for this. i packed my chute. air rushing past -- filling my wings. caught. hard. now floating. no longer screaming. only laughing. quietly deep inside my core. I LAUGH. i float effortlessly to the ground and take hold of the hand that reminded me of what was inside.

quiet consumption

chilling sight
fallen out of step
forgotten seasons
mistaken impressions
of a doomed reality
that subsides....
inside.

when my forest
is used up
forgotten
and
destroyed

who will notice?
who will re-plant?

modern necessities
not needed
and
no longer
wanted.

classic formations
yearned for

i desire not
a continuation
not
a stagnation
not
a resurrection
but
a transformation

into something
new
and
never seen

modern gifts
of science
and thought
used
to create
a new
natural order.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

gilbert

'what Eustace sees is a society steadily undoing itself, it might be argued, by its own over-resourcefulness. Clever, ambitious, and always in search of greater efficiency, we Americans have, in two short centuries, created a world of push-button, round-the-clock comfort for ourselves. The basic needs of humanity - food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, transportation, and even sexual pleasure - no longer need to be personally labored for or ritualized or even understood. All these things are available to us now for mere cash. Or credit. Which means that nobody needs to know how to do anything anymore, except the one narrow skill that will earn enough money to pay for the conveniences and services of modern living.'

Thursday, July 30, 2009

a river runs through it.....


Lermontov

'he in his madness prays for storms,
and dreams that storms will bring him peace'

Sunday, July 19, 2009

natural beauty


Tolstoy

"I often lie awake at night from happiness, and all the time I think of our future life together. I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness. And then, on the top of all that, you for a mate."

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Wright

'I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.'

Friday, July 10, 2009

exhilaration

arms outstretched
eyes closed
wind pushing
against my body
cooling my soul

finding
hope
in
mock
flight

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

tao

'all that is negative and injurious to your relationship is born of fear. fear births jealousy, fuels anger, and prompts harsh words. the most difficult times contain the greatest fear. if you would live in love, do not be afraid.'

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Guaranteed

"On bended knee is no way to be free
Lifting up an empty cup, I ask silently
All my destinations will accept the one that's me
So I can breathe...

Circles they grow and they swallow people whole
Half their lives they say goodnight to wives they'll never know
A mind full of questions, and a teacher in my soul
And so it goes...

Don't come closer or I'll have to go
Holding me like gravity are places that pull
If ever there was someone to keep me at home
It would be you...

Everyone I come across, in cages they bought
They think of me and my wandering, but I'm never what they thought
I've got my indignation, but I'm pure in all my thoughts
I'm alive...

Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
Underneath my being is a road that disappeared
Late at night I hear the trees, they're singing with the dead
Overhead...

Leave it to me as I find a way to be
Consider me a satellite, forever orbiting
I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me
Guaranteed"

Friday, June 26, 2009

ansel

'It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.'

Muir

'Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.'

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

launder

guilty
until
proven
innocent


someone
else's mistakes


remembered
and
relived


held against
myself
and
you


patterns
repeating

unspoken
in
time


only
seen
in
still pictures

replaying
in my mind


i
will
hold myself
and
you
accountable

for
the mistakes
of
another


i
will
condemn
us both
to
Hell

until
i
can....


forgive.



incomplete
in its
entirety


my absolution
is
lacking
complexity
and
depth


easier seen
as
redemption


mea culpa


unwavering
and
unholy
and
unending

not finished
in a single
act
or moment...

carried out
day to day
in a
karmic
rinse cycle.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jenkins

'on foot, in a van, on a fleet motorcycle or on a bicycle, a person must be very careful not to become overly concerned with arriving'

Thursday, June 11, 2009

byron

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more"

Sunday, June 07, 2009

straitjacket

clinically insane
morally deranged
wild-eyes search
for meaning...
looking in the wrong places
asking the wrong questions
staying inside the lines
inside the box
unable to wield the hammer
that will knock down all
of the preconceived notions of
what life is suppose to look like.
fighting against the system
while staying within the system
unable to break it
destroy it
holding it close
unable to let it go
using the tools of the master
to destroy the master's house
unable to see that
the best destruction
comes from surprise
use your own tools
make something alien

Lost

race
away from
the darkness -
madness -
consumerism -
capitalism -
greed, hunger, hate
deceit
self-denial
-inner strength-
worn down and diminished
by the want to have more
than you need.

more...
more...
more...
I die, You die
in a world that is already dead
having hung itself with
gluttony
lethargy
-Apathy-
have nothing
want nothing
lose nothing
only
the
Soul
will
remain.

Friday, June 05, 2009

LoVe

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

zazenlover

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
~buddha~

Monday, June 01, 2009

drop dead fred

"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you."

green

cornucopian
colors
transcend
time

leaving
an
expanse

filled
with
a
kaleidoscope

twirling
images
in my eye

rushing
past
thoughts
into
emptiness

the
quiet
liberated
unattached
mind

letting
each hue
each image
reflect
the
photograph
of my
conception
pass
and
continue
on

to create
and
imbue
new
imprints
onto
our
earth

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Alice

'Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for?'

Thursday, May 21, 2009

terra firma

reliance
on universal
companions

the morning
noon
and night

lonely
earth
separated
from
heaven

clouds
creating
a
midsummer
haze

golden and silver

slumbering
away
immortality

to explore
and learn
the
forgotten
forests

mysteriously
mystically
hatching
new
life

I
bathe
in the
pure
new
light

reborn

him, again....

'I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad.'

Friday, May 15, 2009

Protest is Patriotic

'let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine.'

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Do I Dare Disturb The Universe?

'Till human voices wake us, and we drown.'

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

tangled

twisting
changing
turning
into
something
else
into
someone
else
metamorphosis
taking place
slowly
over time
looking
less
and
less

like
what
i
once
knew
and
more
and
more
like
something
i have
never
known

wondering
why
this
transformation
must
occur?

wondering
why
everything
must
inevitably
change?

Everything Must Change.

even what
was
once
perfection
and
bliss
must
evolve
into
something
different.

for
better
or
for
worse.

ancient mariner

'Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.'

'Alone, alone, all, all alone,
Alone on a wide wide sea!
And never a saint took pity on
My soul in agony.'


'Around, around, flew each sweet sound.
Then darted to the Sun;
Slowly the sounds came back again
Now mixed, now one by one.'

'The pang, the curse, with which they died,
Had never passed away:
I could not draw my eyes from theirs,
Nor turn them up to pray.'

Monday, May 11, 2009

damn puzzler

'You've been an American. It's our big problem. We mean so well. We want to help everyone. We think we know best and we act from the best possible motives. And then the politicians and the corporations take over for the only reason they know which is to make another buck. Result, catastrophe.'

Saturday, May 09, 2009

mantua

'Yon light is not day-light, I know it, I:
It is some meteor that the sun exhales,
To be to thee this night a torch-bearer,
And light thee on thy way to Mantua:
Therefore stay yet; thou need'st not to be gone.'

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Storer

'how blind that cannot see serenity'

Thursday, April 30, 2009

the genius of the woods

'things do not change; we change. sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. god will see that you do not want society.'

Friday, April 24, 2009

r. Waldo e.

"The only true gift is a portion of yourself."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

One Shot

wrapped around inside myself. eternally bound to you. tied into a knot that cannot be undone. permanently placed on my soul. i cannot remove your blood from my hands. i see you in every question. i wonder what if i had...... only to know i would not have..... i lost you and found myself.

earnestly
you
attempted
to
unfeel
the pains

that ran
too deep
to ignore

medicating
your
emotions
that were
too intense
to release

crying out
in the night

gripping
desperately
to the day

shaking

pushing
consciousness
away

looking for
a new
reality

while

re-living
the past

striving
for a
future
that brought
forth

hope
happiness
and....

stumbling
down
to the
bottom
again

life
ending
before
knowing
the bliss....
before
finding
the release....

always wanting
to be more
than
you
were

something
better
than
you
were

than the you
that your
mind created

laughing
through
the
tears

dancing
through
the
anger

trying
to
recreate

a life
already
lived
and
yet
unknown
and
unfound

hidden

never
to
be seen
by your
bright
beautiful
eyes

because....

You
Closed
Your
Own
Eyes
And
Forgot
To
Say
Good-Bye

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Hoff

"Everything has its own place and function. That applies to people, although many don't seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don't belong."

Monday, April 13, 2009

bittersweet

i let
you go

gone as
you have
been

not mine
to
release

yet intimately
connected
to my
core

feeling
constructive
doubt

repeating
little lies
fantasies
deceptions

my inner
voice
willingly

Questions
And
Accepts

Everything
And
Nothing

yet,
all remains

CHANGING EVERYTHING

EVERYTHING CHANGING

stop filling
my mind
with
delusive thought

create
nothingness
in
enlightenment

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Kalu Rinpoche

“We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.”

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Emerson

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Comfortable

seeking
adventure
before the
dawn

new day
new light
new hope

enjoy
what is
seen
but do
Not
own it

give it back
let it go

pass it on

discovering....
new land
new air
new water

new
sight,
sound,
touch,
taste,
smell.

new
words
change
old
meanings.

i
lie

i lie
awake

i lie
with
purpose

i lie
with you
to you
next to you
for you

new
impulses
creating
reactions
in
my limbs
in
my mind
in
my core

my being quivers
and quakes
my being longs
and yearns.....

for a sense of
connectedness

i want to be one
with you
with nature

take me
home
to
hunt
and
fish
and
earn....
my own
survival.

what can i survive?
what can i conquer?
what can these
two
small
hands
do?

Sunday, April 05, 2009

hdT

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler."

Friday, April 03, 2009

palahniuk

"I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say... lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may."

Thursday, March 26, 2009

andy panda

"too many people buy shit they don't need. with money they don't have. to impress people they don't like."

Monday, March 23, 2009

society

"It's a mystery to me
we have a greed
with which we have agreed

You think you have to want
more than you need
until you have it all you won't be free

society, you're a crazy breed
I hope you're not lonely without me

When you want more than you have
you think you need
and when you think more than you want
your thoughts begin to bleed

I think I need to find a bigger place
'cos when you have more than you think
you need more space

society, you're a crazy breed
I hope you're not lonely without me
society, crazy and deep
I hope you're not lonely without me

there's those thinking more or less less is more
but if less is more how you're keeping score?
Means for every point you make
your level drops
kinda like its starting from the top
you can't do that...

society, you're a crazy breed
I hope you're not lonely without me
society, crazy and deep
I hope you're not lonely without me

society, have mercy on me
I hope you're not angry if I disagree
society, crazy and deep
I hope you're not lonely without me"

Protected Mode:On

weapons
madness
destruction

decaying
dust

burnt
alive

revisiting
past
lives

sleep
to
dream
to
scream

electrocution
awakens
torment

walling
me
into
my
own
hell

lone
beach

standing
staring

searching
for the
gunman

hiding
in the
bush

taking
aim

at
my heart

shaking

the ring

falls.......

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Maya

"A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
something perfect to wear if the employer,
or date of her dreams
wants to see her in an hour...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
a youth she's content to leave behind....


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
one friend who always makes her laugh..
and one who lets her cry...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
a good piece of furniture not previously owned
by anyone else in her family...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal,
that will make her guests feel honored...


A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
a feeling of control over her destiny..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to fall in love without losing herself..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without
ruining the friendship...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
when to try harder...
and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that her childhood may not have been perfect...
but it's over...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW....
how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..
whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
or a charming Inn in the woods....
when her soul needs soothing...


EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW..
What she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year..."

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

a start

i held you
while you
cried

i cried
for you
while you
slept

locked in
locking you
out

unable to stop
the images
the memories
the flashbacks
the pain

unable to stop
you

i begged
cried
pleaded

painfully
loving


painfully
leaving

Thursday, March 12, 2009

determinism

dying
daily
in the
exploits
of
misadventures

becoming
a
being
that is
not
like the
true
self

wishing
for a
different
version
of
reality

wishing
for a
version
starring

just
you
and
just
me

two
people
one
soul
traveling
through
this
universe

discovering
our own
destinies
our own
pleasures
deciding
our own
fate
based on
our own
wants
our own
needs
our own
beliefs
our own
visions

our own
future
of

just
you
and
just
me
will
never
be

chaos theory

"In mathematics, chaos theory describes the behavior of certain dynamical systems – that is, systems whose states evolve with time – that may exhibit dynamics that are highly sensitive to initial conditions (popularly referred to as the butterfly effect). As a result of this sensitivity, which manifests itself as an exponential growth of perturbations in the initial conditions, the behavior of chaotic systems appears to be random. This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future dynamics are fully defined by their initial conditions, with no random elements involved. This behavior is known as deterministic chaos, or simply chaos.
Chaotic behavior is also observed in natural systems, such as the weather. This may be explained by a chaos-theoretical analysis of a mathematical model of such a system, embodying the laws of physics that are relevant for the natural system."

Sunday, March 08, 2009

sporadic

forgotten
responsibilities

performing
miracles

naming
what is known
with
new words

creating
mystical
dimensions
into
reality

observing
occasional
originality

however
slight

creating
momentary
inspiration

a
new
spiritual
view

maneuvering
myself
into
places
that
instantaneously
Release Regret

expressing
pleasure
in
a
sin
that
was
once
so common

now
so rare....

as
to be
sublime
---------

from
my
lips
my
prayers
You
take.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Legion

long winter
evenings
spread out
cold
dead
buried

mythology
recreates
the first
spider
in this
house

indescribable
innocence

when
one
whispers
"God is alone"

as it
should be
for me

grotesque
visions
stemming
from
weariness
and
weakness

create
a space
filled
with
laughter
light
love

unbeknownst
to me

unreal
and
unseen

to those
who watch
my
death
rattle

i
ascend
to
the
northern
star
by
the southern
wind

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Disintegration

Inconvenience
Experienced

Difficulty
Maintaining

Distance

Personal
Space

Black
Hole

I retreat
Two steps

While
You proceed
Four more

Motion

Falling
Backwards
Forwards
And
Around
My
Mind

Needing
Room
To
Unfold
And
Form

My
Own
Dimensions
Representations
Of
Space
And
Time
Seeing
Through

My
Eyes

So Far From

The
Sight
Of
Yours

Boundaries
Pushed
Pulled
Stretched
And
Disregarded

Unable
To
Find
A
Neutral
Ground

A
Soft
Spot
To
Sit
And
Evaporate
Into
Wind

Monday, March 02, 2009

ab-in1

Woolf

"I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in"

Sunday, March 01, 2009

apart

the thread of life
an invisible thread
ties me to you
binds you to me

trying to walk
the path
together

when we come to
the proverbial
fork

OUR thread
being pulled
taut

you going
left

while

i
wander
right

look into my eyes
and
pull on the thread

All In Vain

I have been down that
path
already....

insanity
greed
anger
deceit

I have seen where it
ends

And
I
Refuse.

I prefer
to go
this way
instead

a way I
have never been

something new

please,
take my hand

please,
kiss my lips

please,
change your course

let our love
direct your sail

please,
come with me

I desire the
unknown

And,
please
Remember,

I can cut
this
thread......

relic

illustrating
undeveloped
self-control

howling
insane
idiots

no sound in
nature
quite as
melancholy

as the gurgling
melody of
decomposing prayers

day or night
summer and winter

demons
grasping
groping
through
the decay
and dirt
finding
dawn
gripping
day-light
dismal
twilight
greedily
holding
the spirits
down

hey J....

"You can't cross the ocean with
your feet in two boats"

Friday, February 27, 2009

Bankei

"Having created
the demon mind yourself
When it torments you mercilessly
You’re to blame and no one else"

Thursday, February 26, 2009

More Thoreau

"for a person is rich in proportion to the number of things which they can afford to let alone"

Monday, February 23, 2009

hanh

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cusak

"But right now, you and me here, put together entirely of atoms, sitting on this round rock with a core of liquid iron, held down by this force that seems to trouble you, called gravity, all the while spinning around the sun at 67,000 miles an hour and whizzing through the milkyway at 600,000 miles an hour in a universe that very well may be chasing its own tail at the speed of light; And admist all this frantic activity, fully cognisant of our own eminent demise - which is our own pretty way of saying we all know we're gonna die - We reach out to one another. Sometimes for the sake of vanity, sometimes for reasons you're not old enough to understand yet, but a lot of the time we just reach out and expect nothing in return. Isn't that strange? Isn't that weird? Isn't that weird enough?"

buddha

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the only one getting burned."

Thursday, February 19, 2009

alittletooRAW

Pushing past
pristine
feelings...
Pushing into
raw
emotion.....
King
or
X
How do you change the world?
How do i change the world?
Can you have one
without
the other?
Can you make it...
without breaking it first?

Monday, February 16, 2009

becomingaPriest

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shakes

"Love is merely madness..."

Thursday, February 12, 2009

bob dylan

"When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to lose."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

C.D.

"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

cry

dalai lama

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”

Monday, February 09, 2009

eye

disambiguation

MAKE IT CLEAR
BE TRANSPARENT
HIDE NOTHING
SHOW EVERYTHING
OPEN YOUR EYES
AND YOUR SOUL
RELEASE YOUR MIND
AND FIND YOUR GUIDE

look into me
and see you

i look out of me
and into you

filling the void
and emptying this gap

recreating a world and
life that have been
unlived and unlearned

free the decaying matter
that lives in my skull

free the cells that are
multiplying and duplicating
the errors that i have made

the entries i have made
contain inaccurate information

please report this and
fix these mistakes

do not let them go unpunished
tell me that i am wrong
so that i can see what is
RIGHT

do not live a moral life because
someone wrote a law
a rule
a reason
to be moral....

do not live a moral life because
someone wrote a punishment
a sentence
a penalty
to keep you moral.....

live a moral life
because
it
is
bliss.

become what
you
want
to see

become
my wish

become
eternal happiness

become
world peace

become
what WE can be

The Gift of Sight

my soul has
transmigrated
losing all
memory
of the time before
i knew me

wandering
wondering

no moment
other than
now

Platonism
Hinduism
Buddhism
are
my guides

to reincarnate
before i
die

a gift
a curse

to become something
and
someone
new

yet,
to remain
unchanged
at the core

i am the
psychic medium
of
my own soul

i have read
my own
palm

my third eye
sparkles
in
disbelief

i no longer believe this dream

hDt

"Be ware of all enterprises that require new clothes"

flowR

Walden

"There are nowadays professors of philosophy, but no philosophers."

Friday, February 06, 2009

Jawaharal Nehru

"Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will."

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Gandhi

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Borderline Meaningless

Poetry
and a
loss
of
Words
Finding
meaning
in the
silence
of my
own mind
Losing
thoughts
and
resisting
temptation
breathing
into the
light
of something
new
Borderline meaningless
useless
unfulfilled existence
I covet
a life without
borders
Limitless
possibilities
grieve for
lost naivete



omnipotent
authority
over myself

Loving Eachother

How do we create a multi-cultural society that has social cohesion and pluralistic respect? For me the answer lies right here in the very room where I sit typing. In front of me I have my grandmother’s beautiful crucifix hanging on the wall. Directly next to it are some hand carved wooden Tibetan Buddhist prayer beads. To my right I see a plaque with a picture of Jesus Christ on it and this picture is held up by a statue of Buddha. To my left is my bookshelf. In the middle row of my bookshelf the titles of these books flow together perfectly; they are the Holy Bible, The Origin of the Species, Tao Te Ching, The Essential Rumi, the Kabbalah, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Bhadavad-Gita, The Way of a Pilgrim, Living Wicca, The Hindu Religious Tradition, Llewellyn’s Magical Guide, The Secrets of the Rosary, and The Tao of Pooh. Behind me there is a mirror. When I turn my head and look in this mirror I can see my back. In the center of my shoulder blades there is a divine tattoo of a Hindu Goddess. This tattoo is on my back and I am not a Hindu. I am not any of the religions that are displayed around me. But I love, respect, and honor all of them as if they were my own.

Heat

The moment that
I walked into your suite


I believed in the
Kinetic theory of heat


The passion rose
to an unbearable temperature


And I knew that
this was an unexplained creature


In all of the moments
of our short and immensely long lives


You know that this kind
of clarity almost never arrives…..




And now,

feeling this and knowing that
I’ve realized that
I must be dreaming

But in my last few moments
before sadly waking
I take the kiss that is redeeming

Friday, January 30, 2009

Epictetus

"It is impossible for a person to learn what they think they already know."

K2

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chevelle

"Will not be shaken,
And jump into this,
And be pursuasive, just carry on.
Make my mind up, to go though this,
Or be firm and sit in silence.

Learn from this,
Prehistoric dance and
Refrain from talking,
Solves our problems.


Medicated, could do some good,
Or find a way to relate,
Or just shut up."

Monday, January 26, 2009

heat

Defining Moment


a road leading
from
nowhere
to a dream
from a desire
what was once
numb and
shut down
now-
revived
with
life-breath breathed anew
back into
the body
spasmodically
recreating
a feeling of life
a feeling of being alive
Are You Already Dead?
Am I Already Dead?
Or
Do WE merely have dust in our eyes?
hazing our view of reality
can you help
me wipe the dust from my eyes
as i wipe the dust from yours?
wanting to climb
higher than before
climb higher than
I thought was possible
wanting to think the
thought that was
formulated in my conception
wanting to discover
My definition in You.

J

Sunday, January 25, 2009

HD

Thomas Jefferson

"Shake off all of the fears and prejudices under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat and call on her tribunal every fact and every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, (s)he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear."

Blue Ice

Saturday, January 24, 2009

No Admittance

Discontented and Complaining

Yet,
unable to
move on.

to change
and
to progress

STUCK

Doing your Duty
Fulfilling your Obligations

Completing your
Broken Dreams

YOUR Past
colliding with
OUR Future
abandoning US in
The Present

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mea Culpa

Opinion
and
Prejudice

Tradition
and
Delusion

Philosophy
and
Poetry

Aluvion
Appearance

Extravagantly
Unmistakable

Weak and Servile
Religious Background
asks....
What is God??

Monday, January 05, 2009

J.C.

"Art is the triumph over chaos"

Stella

"Life beats you down and crushes your soul AND art reminds you that you still have one."

Friday, January 02, 2009

Twyla

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."