The first seated takes the chance he'll be
stood up. She's getting on with the hope she may
get off. One and one make one
in this riddle. Or, more closely, comedy routine:
first, impressions; second, observations.
Impolite to have thirds. Bachelors and bachelorettes
beware: more than tonight they can mess up your order.
Who would go for the lobster expects the claws.
No pet allowed, keep you shirt on , places this strict--
like loony bins--require a jacket, sir. Mark sudden pauses,
gaps in the flap, commas where a sutra might be....
and what shall we make of it, love, perhaps?
What elevator is this anyway, that even the prospect
of going down has made you high?
What're you on?
Friday, April 18, 2014
Mind itself is luminous and clear, like immeasurable space, and any feeling, thought, or memory within it is like a cloud in a clear sky. Clouds have many shapes and qualities, and so do our thoughts and emotions. But clouds do not change the sky.
--Lama Tsultrim Allione
Friday, April 4, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
O sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
prurient philosophers pinched
,has the naughty thumb
often have religions taken
then upon their scraggy knees
buffeting thee that thou mightiest conceive
to the incomparable
couch of death thy
them only with
--e e cummings
O sweet spontaneous was originally published in The Dial, Volume LXVlll, Number 5 (May 1920).
New York: The Dial Publishing Co., Inc.