Now just who is Ron Koertge? “You who asked for advice, listen: When the tower falls, be like that child.… Read more A delightful poem to raise a smile
There’s courage involved if you want to become truth. There is a broken- open place in a lover. Where are… Read more Where are those qualities of bravery and sharp compassion in this group?
Have we really imagined a universe with our own town or city as a centre. What kind of universe has Olney as its center? And what might I find in a universe that has New York, or Mumbai, or Beijing, or Lagos as its center?
How can we deny the lens of the place we live? Do we not deny ourselves?
Could it be that our lives are the poetry of place?
Even if we are unaware of writing its poems?
A little poem by Taigu Ryokan captures for me the way we get caught up in fruitless activity and how much more we could do and enjoy if we only stopped to “listen”.
Responding kindly to a harsh world is tough to do.
I found a line in “the road from DAMASCUS” that helps us keep our bearings.
The Red Wheel Barrow – a simple poem in simple language in American speech.
An wonderful celebration of the local and an important pillar in our understanding of mindfulness and happiness.
Bukowski on the restless.
I don’t like anger. I don’t trust it. I don’t like anger. I don’t trust it. We just become one… Read more Legitimate anger
Any wine will get you high.
Judge like a king, and choose the purest,
the ones unadulterated with fear,
or some urgency about “what’s needed.”
Read the poem to explain the camel!