Category Archives: philosophy

Paradise is Around Us Always: A Poem in 2 Parts

 

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April Poems 2020 #1: Loss and Leaving

TODAY, ANOTHER UNIVERSE by Jane Hirshfield The arborist has determined: senescence      beetles      canker quickened by drought but in any case not prunable   not treatable   not to be propped. And so. The branch from which the sharp-shinned hawks and their mate-cries. The trunk where the … Continue reading

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Maybe We Should Have Another Focus?

There were none of those thousand sources of irritation that the ingenuity of civilized man has created to mar his own felicity. There were no foreclosures of mortgages, no protested notes, no bills payable, no debts of honour in Typee; … Continue reading

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Together, We Make the World We Live In

An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can … Continue reading

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How to Face an Uncertain Future

In sorrow, pretend to be fearless. In happiness, tremble. ― Jane Hirshfield “Even in the darkest of times we have the right to expect some illumination, and that such illumination may come less from theories and concepts than from the uncertain, … Continue reading

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Ways of Knowing

It’s so nice to know where you’re going, in the early stages. It almost rids you of the wish to go there. There is man in his entirety, blaming his shoe when his foot is guilty. Don’t wait to be … Continue reading

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Silence and Words

Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful. So all things limp together for the only possible. In the immense confusion one thing alone is clear. I forgive nobody. Nothing to do but stretch out comfortably on the rack, in … Continue reading

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