Tag Archives: future

WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

It was different in the past.Especially in the village. Before you could readBefore there were newspapersBefore there was radioBefore there were telephonesBefore there were filmsBefore there was TVBefore there were computersBefore there were smartphonesBefore there was the endless whisperingof global … Continue reading

Posted in Gnomonic Verses | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HOPE AND DESPAIR

In the Presenteverything gets donehere. From the window of the mind,the Future is therewhere the consequences wait. The mind invents this Futurein order to see consequencesthere, not here,and move towards them. If these consequencesare seen as essentialand realisable,the mind is … Continue reading

Posted in Gnomonic Verses | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SCALES OF JUSTICE

It is not easy to sympathise with the victimand not blame his oppressor.It is not easy to sympathise with the oppressorand not say that the victim was asking for it. If the inescapable future is seen, however, Verily I say … Continue reading

Posted in Gnomonic Verses | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WAITING

Magdalen’s groundsare full of life,full of space. Space, which is mownand cleared,tended and enclosed,its waterways unchoked,brown and sparkling clear. It is home to ducksand coots,to dragonflies and deer. Grass and paths and gatesand streamsand yesterday’s undergraduatesare waiting. Not for the … Continue reading

Posted in Oxford Blues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SEPARATISM

This flowering of the Human Spiritis a reaching outinto the empty wastelandof the egoic mindin search ofthe lost gardens of Eden. This fruitless endeavourto fill its wastelandwith memoriesof its past (My was)and thoughtsof its future (My will be) is stitched … Continue reading

Posted in Gnomonic Verses | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

EMERGENCY EXIT

I must be present nowbefore I can have a past;I must be present nowto create a future then. If I still my present mindand exchange present thoughtsfor nothing at all,I have escaped past and futureand achieved a timeless peacewith no … Continue reading

Posted in Bamboo Leaves | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SHADOWS

We peer into the shadowswhere yesterday’s sunlight glows,trying to capture and holdyesterday’s sunlit gold. We peer into tomorrowto predict and plotwhere that sun will likely go(but where, perhaps, it will not). Today’s sunshine still blazesits disc ever overhead.Past and future … Continue reading

Posted in Blondin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FREEDOM

Freedom from the Pastis the Present.Freedom from the Futureis the Present. The Presentis a crack that runsthrough the universe.Into it everything disappearslike snowflakesinto a bonfire. For Māra’s people,the Presentis a mental spacefilled with memories,thoughts of the Future,sense impressionsand a random … Continue reading

Posted in Bamboo Leaves | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

IMAGES OF ETERNITY

(Dust for the Human DustBeen) The photographer has discoveredhowto change the Present into the Pastjust as fastas he can. So that his facsimiles can replacethe Present of the next man’s Now. Both the photographer and the next manwaste the treasureof … Continue reading

Posted in Gnomonic Verses | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EVERYDAY LIFE (DYING NORMALLY)

Going out there is no other
coming back there is no trace.
As Eternity comes nearer… Continue reading

Posted in Blondin | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment