Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sabbaths - 1993, I

No, no, there is no going back.
Less and less you are
that possibility you were.
More and more you have become
those lives and deaths
that have belonged to you.
You have become a sort of grave
containing much that was
and is no more in time, beloved
then, now, and always.
And you have become a sort of tree
standing over a grave.
Now more than ever you can be
generous toward each day
that comes, young, to disappear
forever, and yet remain
unaging in the mind.
Every day you have less reason
not to give yourself away.

- Wendell Berry

Monday, August 24, 2015

Rivers Run Through Me

Rivers run through me
mountains bore into my body
and the geography of this country
begins forming in me
turning me into lakes, chasms, ravines,
earth for sowing love
opening like a furrow
filling me with a longing to live
to see it full, beautiful,
full of smiles.

I want to explode with love...

-Gioconda Belli, Nicaraguan poet

The Jaguar Smile

There was a young girl of Nic’ragua
Who smiled as she rode on a jaguar
They returned from the ride
with the young girl inside
And the smile on the face of the jaguar

-Anon [The Jaguar Smile, Salman Rushdie]

Saturday, August 22, 2015

This, I perceptronium: A quantum poem for Jen


Physicists are slow beings,
says
a
reincarnated
one
from
many
beings
ago:
Consciousness
IS
a
matter
of state
of mind
of matter!
: : And
 this,
is eternaltronium!

- Neha

Ministry of Silly

His sillineSSincreases
left 
to 
          right.

(If you say

nothing is left now,
then, chances are,
that you are right!)

You

may
enter
(t)his
ministry
if
you
take
a
silly
wow
too!

- Neha