Wednesday, February 29, 2012
When news arrives   green light to build a sanctuary
enthusiasts delight   God willed a sanctuary
might Kali's yugic pen withdraw   without first limning
her line of would-be fright?   they killed a sanctuary
the sanctity of birds occasions   wild digressions
sweet clamor rose   when flight befilled a sanctuary
sheltered by branches   domes might draw prayers' leafy arbor
when ardor's flame grows bright   they build a sanctuary
prospects wax green where kelly sward meets pool adorning
(after ink far-from-slight's been spilled) a sanctuary
the soul's return needs holy company   said Nanak
go where confusion's blight is nilled   a sanctuary
while Raphael's afar   his heart drew near & whispered
a phrase long quilled by light's hushed guild   a sanctuary
Sufi[sm] Reoriented worship center project approved (Contra Costa Times)
"said Nanak" -- more like a general paraphrase (via poetic license)
Thursday, February 23, 2012
"Our writing instruments contribute to our thoughts"
thus spake Friedrich Nietzsche in 1882
so data is described as a realm of ones & aughts?
"things are as evanescent" quoth Shankar "as the dew"
1st quote is from: Hansen Writing Ball (Wikipedia)
2nd quote is paraphrased from the Vivekachadmani of Shankaracharya
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
When the noise-to-signal ratio grows extreme
will renascent thorns pronounce the rose extreme?
lend fresh clarity O midnight! when darbari's
open window day's brute echo shows extreme
is the writer some rough football in their play?
head's expendable! declaim blunt toes extreme
is the middle path obliterate O Buddha
when the raft declares the one who rows extreme?
Raphael why sift through shadow seeking substance?
gold's spent glimmer dreaming eyes suppose extreme
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
"There are no happy poets"
a poet once opined
all poetizers know it's
a paradox of mind
yon sea of bliss bides deep
ink's darkling path looms steep
for bright bliss poets pine
heartbreak imparts dark wine
1st line borrowed from the tweet of Raj Devjani (via Facebook-mirrored response of Sharanya Manivannan)