Saturday, August 13, 2022

Friday, August 12, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

companions in 12th century

 Poor Clare, she is, friend

Of Francis back when holy

Folks believed in God

nihil obstat *

 Nothing lasts


Everything else

Comes and 


….  …   …

    ( * Latin for “nothing stands in the way”)

finding out from death what life asks of us

 Somewhere, at 3,30 in the morning, someone is praying for the universe and all its inhabitants.


Excellent question.

I pray we’ll find out.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

wander freely, the soaring cliff

He winced. Then smiled. As did the technician. Said, "We don't say that here." Laughed. "That's some dark humor." 

I said, "I'm from Brooklyn. Comes with the neighborhood."

He'd been telling me that 97% of the surgeries go fine. But there is a chance of not-good outcome, or even blindness. No 100% guarantee.

I asked, "In the case of blindness, do you sell eye-patches?"

Wince, smile, chuckle followed. Then, I suspect, compulsory wiping the slate clean of such (as he called it) "dark humor."

August 10th, 2022

The myriad differences

Resolved by sitting,

All doors opened.

In this still place

I follow my nature,

Be what it may.

From the one hundred flowers

I wander freely,

The soaring cliff my hall of meditation

Reizan (1411)

Meditation considers everything.

It's why meditation is not high on the list of preferred activities.

Their questionnaire ask what hobbies I had.

I neglected to list meditation.

Falling off cliffs must be considered. 

anima christi … cor hominis

 Suffer me

Not to be

Separated from you

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Monday, August 08, 2022

with gratitude — gassho

 Where is my mother

Where is my father —looking

Everywhere — they are

Sunday, August 07, 2022

mid-afternoon meditation

 sweet thunderstorm, dark

drops surround cabin porch, dog

goes inside to pray

asperges me

 Two dogs with women

Drive off to Erikson’s for

Morning communion