not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


such power exists
in the blank wall
in the white light
in the silence

it trembles
on the verge

bird, noise, word, body
cross the threshold


  1. mystery is the secret, writing can be for joy, living poorly, welly, richly, horribly, beautifully- there is no rhyme or reason. Embracing the mystery, the paradox- letting of of the judgement either for or against. Stop straining against what is and just create whatever it is you create- that is my response to the white wall.

  2. Trembling on the verge...
    Each moment, each creation, a reflection of a bigger truth. Sometimes, not often though, sometimes, there is a notion that forms and needs time to grow, and this moment when I saw this photo was the one for me.

    (After I retired, I received a note from a student I no longer remembered. She said I had been nice to her, helped her find her strength and meet her challenges head on.)

  3. nice pictures !
    greatings dirk :-)

  4. To find reverence for the blank wall, for the silence, to simply listen to them, what would this be like? I want to know. I truly want to know. What might I hear, and then what might be conveyed through my hearing?

    As through my hearing of you?


"Words at the limit of hearing, attributable to no one, received in the conch of the ear like dew by a leaf." (philippe jaccottet) or even a quiet presence is appreciated))