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July 2018 ~ Singularity (after Stephen Hawking)

A stunning tribute to Stephen Hawking (1942 - 2014), who understood the universe itself is poetry.  Howe's heart-felt poem is full of ache and wonder and celebration of our shared reality. Do you sometimes want to wake up to the singularity we once were? so compact nobody needed a bed, or food or money — [...]

By |July 1st, 2018|Poem of the Month|

July 2018 ~ A Refreshing Wash For The Mind

        A mind untethered from the incessant "gotta-do" list and "need ta have" mentality perceives with clarity and aliveness.  Actor Jeremy Irons speaks to this perennial wisdom in a very short video, a mere 2:18 minutes (link below).  If we want to free ourselves from the ravages of uber-manic modern living, daily quietude [...]

By |July 1st, 2018|Blog|

Silence: The Poetics of Space

Sanctuaries of Silence, 7:19: Gotps://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000005811102/sanctuaries-of-silence.html Sanctuaries of Silence, an award-winning documentary, is an "immersive listening journey into one of the quietest places in North America," the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park.  Acoustic geologist Gordon Hempton refers to silence as the absence of noise from modern life.  This silence, he says, "...isn’t the absence of something [...]

By |June 3rd, 2018|Blog|

June 2018 – I could not lie anymore (and the remix)

The wee Luckster has actually always known his true nature, while I, on the other hand, have needed help.  Read on. I could not lie anymore so I started to call my dog “God.” First he looked confused, then he started smiling, then he even danced. I kept at it: now he doesn’t even bite. [...]

By |June 2nd, 2018|Poem of the Month|

Bathing Grief In Love

On April 20th, a friend and I helped put our beloved friend, Roxy, to rest.  Five years of joy, a few months of decline.  Not too bad. Roxy was a good girl, a goofball, a gentle 75 pound being.  So many people responded with compassion, adding they were sorry for my loss.  I bless them [...]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Blog|

May 2018 ~ Untitled [This is what was bequeathed us]

A blessing:  May we be released from the cog of repetition, busyness, and familiarity.  May we sing ourselves and one another awake.  Now. This is what was bequeathed us: This earth the beloved left And, leaving, Left to us.   No other world But this one: Willows and the river And the factory With its [...]

By |May 1st, 2018|Poem of the Month|

April 2018 ~ School Prayer

This “child’s prayer,” an invocation for attentive presence, is an invitation to bow and sow seeds of empathy and wonder, whatever one’s age. In the name of the daybreak and the eyelids of morning and the wayfaring moon and the night when it departs, I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but [...]

By |April 1st, 2018|Poem of the Month|

April 2018 ~ Astounding Spiritual Leaders!

This cartoon requires no commentary, right?  I get it, you get it.  Such simple images, with or even without the title, are so clear, no treatise is required.  Still, there is something I want to say:  exquisite attention by the funny looking man is implied in the drawing.  To what extent do you  meet life [...]

By |April 1st, 2018|Blog|

March 2018 ~ Way Of The Holy Fool: Losing The Plot & Caring Not

“The artist needs to know how to lose the plot– how to not care and how to not know –and how to actually enjoy that freedom and understand what a blessed revitalizing state all of that mess can be.” Michael Leunig, Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. Great quote, right?  Yes, it is, though [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|Blog|

March 2018 ~ A Laying on of Hands (excerpt)

I marvel over the transformation that unfolds in the space of this poem. To fully appreciate the musicality of the poem, read it out loud. i sat up one nite walkin a boardin house screamin/cryin/the ghost of another woman who waz missin what i waz missin i wanted to jump up outta my bones & [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|Poem of the Month|