Never, or: Now

A poem, based upon 'Time to Come' by Walt Whitman O, Life! a rough, billowy cloak Hangs round thee, and the present state; The eye may see, the hand may touch Only one's revealed fate. This mind, which now parallel flows With frantic hope and rising fear; This heart of flesh with chambers four, That… Continue reading Never, or: Now

The past and future are real illusions…

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.-Buddha (latter half of first millennium BCE) Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.-Bil Keane (1922 โ€“ 2011) The distinction between the past, present and future is… Continue reading The past and future are real illusions…

Unbirthday, or: Cheers, mate!

An American sentence: I hereby bestow this sentence upon you. What shall you do with it? What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He… Continue reading Unbirthday, or: Cheers, mate!