A shelf away


Vincent van Gogh – Still life – French novels and rose

happiness depends upon
the shelf in which
my books lie–

it contain multitudes
those beautiful little books–


little shelf in my room
with stories i wouldn’t dare
leave behind–

in the most special one
Heathcliff hides in the wuthering heights
of my mellow mind–

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Filed under Exercizes.

New Year’s meditation


Mandy Tsung – unnamed

the i love you magic
working its way through me

not because i heard it
but because i said it

the i love you magic
when i’m all alone
embracing myself
as i want me to be

not because i heard it
but because i live it

the i love you magic
when i love the evil
the weird & rejected

not because i heard it
but because i want it

then i’m one
then i’m them all
then i’m lone
finally whole

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Filed under Exercizes.



Gustave Courbet – The oak of Flagey

what’s an acorn
but a possible oak–

we too are acorns
waiting, struggling
becoming the tree–

not there yet
but we’ll be–


new year is here
forget the acorn
be the tree–

why stay the same
if we can be
so much more–

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Inspired by the lecture of Ven. Robina Courtin. Happy New Year to my dear readers & friends.

Love, Love or Stein kind of advice


Edvard Munch – The kiss

love love
is not hurt
love love
is not pain
love love
can be leaving
when it’s the right
thing to do love
when we love
love love
we can’t hold back
we say it love
aloud and often love
cause we can’t get enough love
if you think love
i say love too much
you never had love
a love to call yours
don’t be selfish love
love pettiness
never pays off love
give your love away

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To K.