Monthly Archives: March 2009

RITES OF SPRING

IN A WORD : A COMIC HAIKU ……………………………………………………. And for those parts of the world that celebrate the New Year in March, under the aegis of Aries: “The new year arrived in utter simplicity —– and a deep blue sky.” … Continue reading

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LAYER UPON LAYER

The poet Christopher Howell wrote a poem called , DINNER OUT. It opened with 12 lines, a middle part and then, 7 lines. I’ve pulled out the middle part, here it is: “What would I have? Sweet and sour? Chow … Continue reading

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HEARING THE LISTENING

“All those years forgetting how easily you can belong to everything simply by listening. And the slow difficulty of remembering how everything is born from an opposite and miraculous otherness. Silence and winter have led me to that otherness. So … Continue reading

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DISTRACTION

Many of us put up with minor discomfort. Well, we’re getting on, as they say. It’s generally at such a low level that we’ve forgotten it’s there! And then, as in my life right now as I look forward to … Continue reading

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4-LETTER WORD: SNOW

The whole experience of this recent snow from the South calls for wonder. Has ‘snow’ become a four-letter word? I went seeking perspective in haiku poems and found this: “O Great Buddha, your lap must be filling with these flowers … Continue reading

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HOW HIGH IS THE SKY ?

If I were to be snow-bound in New England for days at a time,, the book that I’d want to have at hand is THE LIVES OF A CELL, published in 1974 by Lewis Thomas, with a subtitle of “Notes … Continue reading

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