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FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT

As you contemplate your worldsliding into darkness and conflictand your leaders just WILL not help youbut just scramble among themselvesfor the bits and pieces left over,                    well…           If you can’t stop it,            Best jump off it!           As Sophocles said.      “Not to be born is … Continue reading

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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

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LIGHTING CANDLES

“If I make merit by doing goodand share it with others,how much will I be left with?” “All of it.” “How can that be? If I have a hundred bahtand share it with you,how much will I have?” “Fifty.” “How … Continue reading

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ONE ARROW, TWO ARROWS

Why should the hand complainfor the glove abandoned in the rain? Why should the foot retainthe ragged shoe and call it pain? Why should the coloured window paneinflict on the white wall a lasting stain? Why should the nerve-ends’ loss … Continue reading

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FORK IN THE ROAD

When you throw yourselfdown from the top of high mountains,the Earth does not take youinto her armsand comfort you. When you kneeland kiss the ground,the Earth does not praiseyour humility. It is for this reasonthat she is called‘The Great Mother’. … Continue reading

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WHY DON’T YOU WANT TO KNOW?

Not knowing is a barrel tumbling over Niagara: darkness within danger without. Knowing is the full moon at midnight splashing light in the darkest corners. Wanting to know is taking responsibility for the good and the bad. Not wanting to … Continue reading

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FOR MOTHER AND CHILD

Why wake him? You woke to nothing, do you think he won’t? Your hand will guide him firmly and away, your lips will teach the nonsense he will say, your sins on him every day. At best, he’ll pass the … Continue reading

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