We all have a tendency to fret about small problems while neglecting big problems or issues. The hypnotism of life traps our attention and we meander through the day going from one small obsession to the next. I want to eat that but I’m trying to lose weight. Does that […]
Travelers, it is late. Life’s sun is going to set. During these brief days that you have strength, be quick and spare no effort of your wings.
Out here there are no hearthstones, Hot grains, simply. It is dry, dry. And the air dangerous. Noonday acts queerly On the mind’s eye, erecting a line Of poplars in the middle distance, the only Object beside the mad, straight road One can remember men and houses by. A cool […]
The Spirit of the Fountain dies not. It is called the Mysterious Feminine. The Doorway of the Mysterious Feminine Is called the Root of Heaven-and-Earth Lingering like gossamer, it has only a hint of existence; And yet when you draw upon it, it is inexhaustible.
Does anyone want to take the world and do what he wants with it? I do not see how he can succeed. The world is a sacred vessel, which must not be tampered with or grabbed after. To tamper with it is to spoil it, and to grasp it is […]
It scares me to watch a woman hobble along the sidewalk, hunched adagio leaning on — there’s so much fear I could draw you a diagram of the great reduction all of us will soon be way-back-when. The wedding is over. Summer is over. Life please explain. This book is nearly […]
All day and night, music, a quiet, bright reedsong. If it fades, we fade.
Pale sunlight, pale the wall. Love moves away. The light changes. I need more grace than I thought.
Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half-heartedness doesn’t reach into majesty. You set out to find God, but then you keep stopping for long periods at mean-spirited roadhouses.
In a boat down a fast-running creek, it feels like trees on the bank are rushing by. What seems to be changing around us is rather the speed of our craft leaving this world.