Thursday, March 12, 2015

No Expectation

Without expectation
Or desperation
She gave a sensation
Of pure elation

God of Sky

A mechanized god of sky
Rolls thunder in your ear
Low-flying over-by

Friday, March 6, 2015

Split spectra

Drinking in sunset colors
like a fish breathes water;
Spectrum split by scales,
Colors return to the world.




Alternate (bad speech-to-text) version:
Drinking water 
is bringing colors
like a fish 
like a fish 
release of scales 
shutting them back out

Monday, March 2, 2015

Rashomon

An attack fueled by lust,
A ruse enabled by greed.
Crying in the forest:
Who is crying?

Honor besmirches itself,
Scorns two men and a woman,
And all of them each other.
Only the lying thief is honest.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Never Twice

She said she'd never leave him,
And true to her word, she didn't;
Until the day she finally did.
But you never step in the same river twice.

Stars in their eyes

Eyes like the night sky
With points of light
Brighter than stars

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Spring in February

Spring in February,
crocus and daffodils have bloomed;
cold wind bites my hands.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Purple Hat Moon

Moon with purple hat.
Eyes create the illusion:
Burned-in spots of sun.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thoughts After Midnight In the New Year

Just about a year and an hour ago, I went to bed angry at the world. Tonight I go to bed content, although I'm just as alone as I was last year, and superficially not much has changed.

But my attitude has changed drastically: my mind is on what is instead of what I want. I'm focused on being present and mindful. I hope to be a force for good in every new year of life that may come.

I'm learning not to be fearful, preparing for death by really living life. I hope I can share this sense of the value of mortality, and spread compassion and understanding in all things.

I'd like you to be part of my piece of this existence. I hope to learn from you, and to teach you, if I can and if I may. Let's live this life and be present together.

Mettā

In 2015 may you find peace and happiness.
May you understand yourself and others better.
May you replace harmful old habits with better new ones.
May you find love within yourself and share it freely with the world.
May you have no problems--or at least may you have patience, determination, courage, and understanding to overcome the ones you'll inevitably face.