Friday, October 5, 2018


When we focus
on a thing distinct
we give credence to
separation and independence..
Softening our focus
inclusiveness arrives..
Softening more and
inclusiveness grows
until we discover that
our lens is clean
and freedom arrives with
no-thing shining in

Know nothing; be everything.
~Rupert Spira ~
(Daily quote)


I want to make poems that say right out, plainly,
what I mean, that don't go looking for the
laces of elaboration, puffed sleeves. I want to
keep close and use often words like
heavy, heart, joy, soon, and to cherish
the question mark and her bold sister

the dash. I want to write with quiet hands. I
want to write while crossing the fields that are
fresh with daises and everlasting and the
ordinary grass. I want to make poems while thinking of
the bread of heaven and the
cup of astonishment; let them be
songs in which nothing is neglected,
not a hope, not a promise. I want to make poems
that look into the earth and the heavens
and see the unseeable. I want them to honor
both the heart of faith, and the light of the world;
the gladness that says, without any words, everything.
~ Mary Oliver ~
(New and Selected Poems Volume Two)

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