Monthly Archives: April 2012

Have You Ever Read A Poem So Good It Makes You Feel Lonely?

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make … Continue reading

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Voices In My Head

When the choir sings in the Baha’i Temple just outside Chicago, you can’t see them. A couple hundred of us were gathered there at noon, swathed together in the white lace of the structure, quietly waiting for the devotional program to … Continue reading

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In The Early Hours

I wake to the sound of small bells and the pressure of paws on my stomach. It’s a half hour before my alarm goes off, so I crack open one eye to spy on Sati, who has brought me several … Continue reading

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The Holy Longing

Tell a wise person, or else keep silent. Because the massman will mock it right away. I praise what is truly alive, what longs to be burned to death. In the calm water of the love-nights, where you were begotten, … Continue reading

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There’s An Art To It, Really

Sitting in my office. Bamboo and green flowers in a tall vase on the desk. Calendar on the wall reads April. Picture of some mountains in Canada. White walls I painted months ago. Humming noise I can’t place. Probably the … Continue reading

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