April 22, 2016


Suffering is alchemy, change is God
Now you droop your head, heavy with rust


Sit, contemplate, what did Buddha say?
Old age, sickness, death, no one owns eternity


From 'Peony' by Marilyn Chin


The other day I saw Ruby Wax. She gave a lecture on mindfulness, that's her...

April 16, 2016

 The little sparrows 
hop ingenuously 
about the pavement 
with sharp voices 
over those things 
that interest them. 
But we who are wiser 
shut ourselves in 
on either hand 
and no one knows 
whether we think good 
or evil. 


From ' Pastoral poem' by Willia...

April 9, 2016

 You, God, who live next door–

If at times, through the long night, I trouble you
with my urgent knocking–
this is why: I hear you breathe so seldom.
I know you’re all alone in that room.
If you should be thirsty, there’s no one
to get you a glass of water.
I wait lis...

April 2, 2016

Why, who makes much of a miracle? 
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,  
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,  
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,  
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of
the wate...

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