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The Universe is a Green Dragon

Posted by earlkaymannaga on March 29, 2011 in belles lettres | No Comments

We are currently reading The Universe is a Green Dragon which has helped us gain perspective on the human species and the uniqueness of planet Earth in its relation to the Universe. This is science we’re talking about, not “just” cosmology. Imagine that our place and our right-relation to this planet we get to be […]

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Thanks, Grace

Posted by earlkaymannaga on February 13, 2011 in belles lettres | No Comments

The way the red sun surrenders It’s wholeness to curving ocean Bit by bit. The way curving ocean Gives birth to the birth of stars In the growing darkness Wearing everything in its path To cosmic smoothness . The impulse of stones rolling Towards their own roundness. The unexpected comets of flying fish. And, Forest, […]

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Rain

Posted by earlkaymannaga on October 13, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

When it starts to rain, you should open the window. -Robin Honan

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The value of a sacred thing

Posted by earlkaymannaga on October 9, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

The value of a profane thing lies in what it usefully does. The value of a sacred thing lies in what it is. -W. H. Auden

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Black Elk

Posted by earlkaymannaga on August 26, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

The Black Elk stands there and says without saying I am

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Taking Us Places

Posted by earlkaymannaga on August 25, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

The Loss of Life through the Ages Of all of Those that were taking Us Places

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No named directions

Posted by earlkaymannaga on May 29, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

There are no named directions Just the names themselves The earth rotates and orbits around the sun North, West, East, South What are these in another language? In another language they don’t exist We are where we are In Movement In Relation In Space In Moment

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Being With

Posted by earlkaymannaga on May 23, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

Not looking at Being with Being inside of We are nothing less

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Don’t Take This as Casual

Posted by earlkaymannaga on May 6, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

The words from my mouth are beating on the drum of your ear, so don’t take this as casual. –Etheridge Knight

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Transformation

Posted by earlkaymannaga on April 12, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

Nothing in Nature appears spontaneously. Everything is a transformation of something else. According to Tantra, the essence of mineral is transformed by plants into sap which is then consumed by animals and humans as food. In the body of animals and humans, sap transforms into plasma, flesh, bone, nerves, semen, and blood. Thus all things […]

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A Long Pause

Posted by earlkaymannaga on April 12, 2010 in belles lettres | 1 Comment

A long pause Yet activity abounds A long stillness Yet movement around Silence Yet multitudinous sounds

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Every Day You Play

Posted by earlkaymannaga on March 23, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

Every Day You Play by Pablo Neruda Every day you play with the light of the universe. Subtle visitor, you arrive in the flower and the water. You are more than this white head that I hold tightly as a cluster of fruit, every day, between my hands. You are like nobody since I love […]

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from Auguries of Innocence

Posted by earlkaymannaga on March 21, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

from Auguries of Innocence by William Blake To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour

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Spring by Pablo Neruda

Posted by earlkaymannaga on March 21, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

Spring by Pablo Neruda The bird has come to bring light to birth. From every trill of his, water is born. And between water and light which unwind the air, now the spring is inaugurated, now the seed is aware of its own growing; the root takes shape in the corolla, at last the eyelids […]

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Hold Everything Dear

Posted by earlkaymannaga on March 20, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

Hope you are enjoying the Vernal Equinox… Hold Everything Dear for John Berger by Gareth Evans as the brick of the afternoon stores the rose heat of the journey as the rose buds a green room to breathe and blossoms like the wind as the thinning birches whisper their silver stories of the wind to […]

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Quietness

Posted by earlkaymannaga on March 6, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

Quietness by Rumi Inside this new love, die. Your way begins on the other side. Become the sky, Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape; Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. Do it now, You’re covered with thick cloud. Slide out the side. Die and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign […]

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Your Mother and my Mother

Posted by earlkaymannaga on March 3, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

Your Mother and my Mother by Hafiz Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions, for your mother and my mother were friends. I know the Innkeeper in this part of the universe. Get some rest tonight, Come to my verse again tomorrow. We’ll go […]

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Enough

Posted by earlkaymannaga on March 2, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

Enough by Dorothy Walters I think it is enough, at times, to go without knowing where the end is, what the beginning– so long ago. Perhaps you have friends who can whisper such things in your ear, hear little bits of messages in the laughter of children. But mostly we just proceed ahead, not remembering […]

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About Me by Jim Kenney

Posted by earlkaymannaga on February 20, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

I really like people, and nature too. It is good to be alive and be a well nourished human being. -Jim Kenney

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Sum Search

Posted by earlkaymannaga on February 13, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

So you’re not gone, you’re simply taking on different forms. Instead of your gestures being the raising of an eyebrow or a blown kiss, now a gesture might consist of a rising gnat, a waving wheat stalk, and the inhaling lung of a breaching beluga whale. Your manner of expressing joy might become a seaweed […]

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Love One Another

Posted by earlkaymannaga on February 7, 2010 in belles lettres, timeless moments | 1 Comment

Photograph by Robert Wyald Love One Another Love one another, but make not a bond of love Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and […]

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Try something old

Posted by earlkaymannaga on February 1, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

And give someone a hug.

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Try something new

Posted by earlkaymannaga on February 1, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

And boogie spontaneously while waiting in line.

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I Love You

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series Poem translated from the Georgian above… I am the Path You walk Upon… I am the Air You breath… I am the Tree You cut… I am the Fountain Love drinks… I am the silence that drowns the noise… I am the Green, and Red, […]

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We are a successful voyage

Posted by earlkaymannaga on January 28, 2010 in belles lettres, timeless moments | No Comments

From a mural in the Mission, San Francisco

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Listen to Shamanica music

Try it. See taste smell feel hear intuit heart vibrate dance breathe what happens and what is happening and what happened and what will happen. This is the sound of the river, the waterfall, the breeze, the tender silence. We are related and whole.

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Our Home

Posted by earlkaymannaga on January 19, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

We defy definition. We welcome definition. Our home is our heart.

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Reflected Sunlight

Posted by earlkaymannaga on January 19, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

We had no name for the reflected sunlight on the wall. After hearing a name, the innocence and unlimited possibility of the unnamed was claimed by an other, an unconscious act of our ancestors. What were the names before the names? We do not see a face in the cloud passing by until you name […]

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In the Name of

Posted by earlkaymannaga on January 19, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

In the Name of the Great Spirit Sky Mother Sky Father Earth Father Earth Mother Ocean Daughter Ocean Son Tree Plant Animal The Unnamed The Unknown Sacred Breath Sacred Death Sacred Breath

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011110

Posted by earlkaymannaga on January 11, 2010 in belles lettres | No Comments

Today is 011110.

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