Category Archives: Monochrome

It is in the Rain and that Faint Light

It is about to rain as I write this. The sky is grey and there is that faint light. There is that ambivalence and and also the equivalence. I wait for the sweet smell of grass after the rain and … Continue reading

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In a Place of Not Knowing

…I think it is good, from time to time, to go to a place of not knowing as you are free of whatever. I think there is real freedom in there, real truth where everything is new and fresh. I … Continue reading

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The Birds are Silent

…deep in the woods the sound of falling leaves i stood silently…listening and then i left…

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How to Open Wide One’s Life

…6:23 PM…coffee shop…I’ve just finished reading Rilke’s Book of Hours (Love Poems to God)…and I just sat quietly for a time, thinking about how life can be opened wide with meaning in the autumn of one’s life…and I don’t know … Continue reading

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Shadow of Moving Thoughts

…Saturday…3:21 in the afternoon…an almost empty coffee shop…a cup of coffee…a cranberry/blueberry bran muffin…a pen and a notebook…i try to write…i labor…i sweat…i struggle…thoughts in a twirl and swirl…they do not make sense…the first line of the poem is as … Continue reading

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Every Mindful Step Will be a Conversation of the Heart

…the journey of another one thousand miles begins by flipping a book of poetry on page 60. And I can only trace a barely visible outline and a very thin, barely visible bluish-grey line that softly beckons for me to … Continue reading

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Still a Long Way to Go

…I eat…I drink coffee…I sleep…I wake-up…I go to work…yet I am also cantilevered in silence and stillness…in every available moment of clarity and awareness, as I journey…every step a leaf falls…and then I look at that bird…same thing…same flight…same route…a … Continue reading

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In the Grace of Night and Day

…as the wind lets out a sorrowful yet melodious primal whistling and new leaves gracefully move in ancient dance, I am on a silent journey with that bird in the grace of night and day…

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Deep In Thought

…we sat down in one tender moment of empty words…and without thoughts…and with our hands entwined…it took so many years doing this…now I sit in silence, deep in thought, as I watch a bird…and in some corner of my heart, … Continue reading

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The Thought is Just Enough

Sometimes I want to take off And inhabit the deeper woods And stay there Until I can find Myself And then go back To where I come from A new person enveloped by a new light And possessing a heart … Continue reading

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