High-souled persons have only two states like that of a bunch of flowers; either they have to be on top of the whole world or they should wither away.
there is neither flower
what is a poet to do
when the night is so exquisite?
from the window
i gaze at the moonlight
while through the bars
the moon gazes back
by Ho Chi Minh
(translated by Joe Dolce)
© 2005, Noel Rowe
From: Touching the Hem
Chakra Garden of Jewels ~ Julie Lusk with inspiration from Kabir
Don’t go outside your house to search for jewels.
Don’t even bother with that excursion, my friend.
There are jewels inside yourself.
Precious, profound and ready to be discovered.
Beware of the person with two faces.
― Gabriel García Márquez
“I’ve that within for which there are no plasters.”
Patricia Kay, Gentleman Companion Two
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.”
Henry David Thoreau
John Donne: 1572-1631
Wink at small faults, for you have great ones yourself.
foto- raleigh sunrise 2010
A snake is seen and fear is felt. She tries to kill it: "O beat him into the ground/O strike him till he dies." The snake is black and red and as he dies, "His icy glance turns outward." However the snake-killer soon realises that her enemy is not the snake but fear itself.
"The Killer" by Judith Wright
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foto- izzy foreal mows lawns in ulmarra for xmas 09
In the mornings, ashamed—
’Twas the last drink he blamed,
Though the first was the matter with Jerry,
With his nerve out of joint,
He’d sneak down to Blue’s Point,
And he’d cross by the horse-and-cart ferry,
Like a thief—by the horse-and-cart ferry.
1867-1922, written in 1908.
foto – yamba-iluka ferry dec 2009