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MID-SEPTEMBER SUN

Dry and ripening: sea flat and shining like burning glass. Gulls floating like ducks on a giant’s pond. Small Coppers, Blues and Hairstreaks playing like blown leaves in parched grass. Victoria plums, blackberries. This is the turning of the year … Continue reading

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SQUARING THE CIRCLE

How glad I am that I am here and not somewhere else. (If I were somewhere else, I’d be here.) No escape, then!   (Poem from GNOMONIC VERSES)

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PARADISE LOST (AND REGAINED)

In the Beginning. God walked with Adam in the cool of the day. Despite hearing the Truth from God’s own mouth, Adam did not heed Him. Later, God sent prophets to be his tongues. Despite hearing the Truth from God’s … Continue reading

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JUPITER SPINS

Jupiter spins, they say, three times as fast as earth and thus enjoys a shorter day. They say the sun will grow and then, at last, burn up the planets which lie in its way. They say, the universe is … Continue reading

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LEARNING

Learning out and learning in both from now and here begin. Going back to change the clock yesterday’s secrets will not unlock. Writing plans on your diary’s page makes nothing happen (except old age). Singing old songs, reciting old parts, rights no wrongs, breeds more false starts. … Continue reading

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HERE

NOW runs like a crack through the universe. Through it beings escape. Between each step Between each movement Between each breath Between each heartbeat Between each living cell Between each thought Between each impulse light shines. Through the crack that … Continue reading

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PARADISE LOST (AND REGAINED)

In the Beginning. God walked with Adam in the cool of the day. Despite hearing the Truth from God’s own mouth, Adam did not heed him. Later, God sent prophets to be his tongues. Despite hearing the Truth from God’s … Continue reading

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