Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Franz Kafka 

you will know you have learned when you know you can never learn

Friday, September 28, 2012

“We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.” 
― Hermann Hesse

santa barbara, ca

an old man wakes this morning
just as he has every other morning
of his short life

he folds a towel over his arm
and prepares coffee before 
scuttling out to the porch

where he will sit and watch
the sun rise solemnly over the acres
of land his body has worked

every day of his life 

or is it the sun that wakes

just as it has every other morning
of this man's life and many more
who scuttles over brim of the earth

to peek at generations of fresh
eyes and withered hands and full
hearts rising to their tasks