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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

example in being

Any movement or sound is a profession of faith,
as the millstone grinding is explaining
how it believes in the river.
No metaphor can explain this,
but i cannot stop pointing to the beauty.

Rumi,  "Put This Design in Your Carpet"

Monday, April 23, 2012

the knowledge of crows and others

it is windy now, it seems
the glass rattles in the frame
earlier today it was windy too
only the crows knew this
only the trees, the tall grasses
what do any of us know from inside our houses?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

amongst the feet of flowers

for james~

i sit at your feet 
and invite my head to bob 
heavily toward the earth

there is no such thing as low or lowly
there is only you and i
and paying attention to this moment

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012


Friday, April 13, 2012


the more i know 
i know 
i know nothing

this is morning
this is life
this is everything

the dead leaves lie side by side 
saying nothing
being - in fact - dead leaves

this is what it means to be a dead leaf 
this is what it means to be a dead leaf 
this is what it means

the light passes 
changes everything
changes nothing

i am overwhelmed with being

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

the real world

where do you go when the world is too much with you?

turn your back on the world, 
leave the world, 
walk strongly and firmly away from the world

and find the real one.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

the bounty

how much life and light one face holds 
and reflects!
i wonder on the uncountable stories,
the immeasurable joy and pain.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

on the intimacy of ice

and paying attention~

Sunday, April 1, 2012

before the dance

sometimes there are dances

can you hear the music?
it plays inside her