Art is the means we have of undoing the damage of haste. It's what everything else isn't.
Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.
I have gone into the waste lonely places
May my silences become more accurate.
How body from spirit slowly does unwind, until we are pure spirit at the end.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Beginnings start without shade,Thinner than minnows.The live grass whirls with the sun,Feet run over the simple stones,There's time enough.Behold, in the lout's eye, love.
I always felt mean, jogging back over the logging road,As if I had broken the natural order of things in that swampland;Disturbed some rhythm, old and of vast importance,By pulling off flesh from the living planet;As if I had committed, against the whole scheme of life, a desecration.
What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.
Last Update: 1 October 2022
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