Category Archives: Philosophy

Sonnet for the Soilweb

When power feeds itself and nothing more Nor no one else but only its own greed In never-sated savage hunger for Its sickly swollen, hollow-hearted need- Where can we find a quiet, peaceful place Reminding us how different we could … Continue reading

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Tercets Written While Thinking About Facebook

Out of the echoes and into the void Where we’re alone and may well be destroyed Or at the least, then, a little annoyed. Opening mind and perhaps even heart Makes us all wiser than at our own start Even … Continue reading

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Meditation on Palm Sunday

Nothing’s changed at all since then, you know: The mobs’ huzzahing for you, waving palms As long as what you offered fed their souls Or offered to their egos constant alms. You made them feel superior to the crowd; You … Continue reading

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Mirrors

The monk can look into his bowl and see What season gazes back into his eyes And, within that same season – that same bowl His spirit swirls, combining steam and sighs. The garden, too, holds up the mirror to … Continue reading

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Sonnet for the Spring Equinox

The seed contains the tree, the tree, the seeds- And standing in the middle, there are these: Beginnings grown from endings, Life from Death- Continuing the Circle in its breadth. Why interfere with such successful plans? They’ve lasted longer than … Continue reading

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False Spring

Bunching onions stand against the wind That blows a cutting snow through tall green blades- No Winter sun that only yesterday Was hot now makes us seek uncommon shade. While honest Winter made the touch of hands To others’ hands … Continue reading

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Rising to Hope (Sonnet)

Such darkness deepest Winter could not bring; For weeks now it’s been difficult to know Or to remember even how to sing, Most kindness buried under hatred’s snow. The Sun has fled and left us all behind And stunned by … Continue reading

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