Monday, July 27, 2020

bodies and souls

Behold,
the body includes and is the meaning,
the main concern, and includes the soul;
whoever you are, how superb and how divine is your body,
or any part of it.
Walt Whitman

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

may the stars that gave ancient bearings be seen, still be understood


Me imperturbe, standing at ease in nature
master of all or mistress of all,
aplomb in the midst of irrational things, imbued as they,  passive, receptive, silent as they,
finding my occupation, poverty, notoriety, foibles, crimes, less important than I thought,
to confront night, storms, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs as the trees and animals do.
Walt Whitman

Monday, June 22, 2020

new songs

My wish for you is that you continue.
Continue to be who and how you are,
to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness,
continue to allow humour to lighten the burden of your tender heart.
Maya Angelou

Friday, June 19, 2020

and also stronger

I've taken my wool wife apart
and am stumped about how to put her back together
so as to include her erotic inner self.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020