There was a man
that every time he
he always limped
and the whole universe limped too
There was a woman
that every time she
the skies always settled
and the churning seas would settle too
There was a past perfect
that every time it
it always returned
and the bygone future returned too
There was a flower
that every time it
it always opened
and the blossoming of understanding would open too
Explosion in Pink. (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015
Explosion in Pink. (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015
My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy.
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Thanks very much, Steve! 🙂
where did my comment go? I’ll say it again. This is a lovely site, the photos and the lay-out, and this wonderful poem “Once there was…” is delightful. I love a poem that grabs me, and grabs again at the end of the second or third reading.
oops… the wonderful poem is “There was…” I really like it,
Thanks so much, Grandmama! Stay perceptive and whole! 🙂
thanks for commenting. I like your photos and writing on your blog. It’s gradmama….. (I am a grandmother too.)
Wha a wonderful explosion.
Thank you, Ulli! Explosion is a good way of describing!
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Beautiful, just soo beautiful! Thank you, Tom! 🙂
Lovely, very lovely!
very moving, beautiful, wonderful, Thomas. You are some kind of “Rilke” now. Have a wonderful week-end, regards Mitza
Thank you, Mitza! Rilke! Hoping your weekend is magical! 🙂
from the poetry of Archibald MacLeish:
The Infinite Reason
Rilke thought it was the human part
To translate planet into angel —
Bacteria of mortal heart
Fermenting, into something rich and strange,
The orchard at home, the sky above Toledo:
Sight into soul was what we lived to change.
The key, he told us, was the angel’s need,
Not our necessity — and yet
No angel answered for his heart to feed.
The truth is nearer to the true than that.
The truth is, the necessity is ours.
Man is creature to whom meaning matters.
Until we read these faces, figures, flowers,
These shapes averted from us that all vanish,
Everything vanishes — a swarm of hours
Swirling about a bonfire that began
When? Why? To end where? And for what?
Miser of meanings in the stars, O man
Who finds the poem moonlight has forgotten!
Eternity is what our wanderers gather,
Image by image, out of time — the cut
Branch that flowers in the bowl. Our father,
Thou who ever shalt be, the poor body
Dying at every ditch hath borne Thee, Father.
Our human part is to redeem the god
Drowned in this time of space, this space
That time encloses.
From the Tyrrhenian flood
The floated marble, the cold human face!
thanks a lot for sending me this wonderful poem, Thomas, wishing you a wonderful weekend, regards Mitza
I think my soul just did a happy dance Tom! What a feeling 🙂
Never stop dancing! 🙂
Much appreciated, Lola! 🙂