Fairly unfamiliar, or: Gibberish up above

A Haibun For me, now has already happened, but you are only reading about it now. With my every word, which, from my perspective, I've already written, the present me moves further into the past, until I lose all sight of the person whom I'd been when I first began writing these words. I feel… Continue reading Fairly unfamiliar, or: Gibberish up above

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!