The Honesty of Water

June 4, 2009 at 7:27 pm | Posted in poetry, writing | 33 Comments
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each one must have his own tree
which speaks with the scent of flowers
sky is blue, sky is blue, and white

each one must carry his song
carefully fold his dreams
inside and sit-and-whistle while

gather children unto him with
white cloud blue unraveling
white and blue the sing
song grace
of falling leaves

each one must be made of
his mothers many names
see with eyes of refugee
believe only in
the honesty
of water

starlight tattoo

July 29, 2008 at 6:44 pm | Posted in poetry, writing | 19 Comments
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one pope’s in as one pops out
each moment eternal
once again confabulates.
star light is real, boy, he said
it left before you were here
and after you are gone
it continues
one pope’s in
and one pops out,
some they sing
and some just shout,


October 14, 2007 at 10:28 am | Posted in writing | 2 Comments
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The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you’ve gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you’ve gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him? ~Chuang Tzu

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