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The Journey to the West

Though we journey to the West We pray to the East More or less that's the way Each day begins and ends It’s a tale everyone ...

Monday, February 24, 2020

Life Is Magic ( for that great magician, Wang Wei)

Who am I to argue
With @JonDorenbus
Who says life is magic
Just so you know
I also find it so --
A realm of pure conjecture
Which may be best
In a brief moment's glance
Such as that of an old woodcutter 
Standing on the forest's edge


Here is a link to my translation of the Wang Wei poem that inspired my own poem:

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Particles of Time in Their Constant Brownian Motion

Some say that Time
Doesn't really exist but
I see it otherwise --
Each particle of Time being composed
One part Pleiades and the rest pure pixie dust
And likewise being possessed of properties
Just like any other physical element --
A particle of Time may be
Frozen, liquid or gaseous

The Past is fixed or frozen
Constituting Time in its solid state
While fluidity describes its Present condition
(Now being free flowing to say the least)
Whereas the Future floats above all
In the most highly volatile state
Uncontainable in its possibilities

Thus particles of Time pass through 
Their own distinct phases 
Moments come and go
In their Brownian motion
Constantly changing state

As living beings we experience 
Time moving in a linear fashion
But that's merely our projection
Time itself cares not
For such restraint
It goes round and round
At the speed of light
From one phase to another
Each moment or particle
Moving interchangeably
Between all three states

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Friday, February 7, 2020

A Word for Every Lost Word: my reply to Love (a poem by a student of @KateClanchy1 )

I too am one of those people
Who believes there should be
A word for every lost word
Including those that
Fail to cohere   
Around the ineffable end
Of the human spectrum

And those that end up
Being sobbed deep
Into the pillow though
 Which someday yet
May be transformed
Into the source of far
Greater spiritual freedom