Quietness

Posted on March 6, 2010

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
that you’ve died.
Your old life is a frantic running
from silence.

The speechless full moon
comes out now.

Spring

Posted on March 5, 2010

Film by Robert Wyald featuring sunlight, stream, sand, birds, the universe, and white flowers

Your Mother and my Mother

Posted on March 3, 2010

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 speak to the friend together.

I should not make any promises right now,
but I know if you
pray
somewhere in this world-
something good will happen.

God wants to see
more love and playfulness in your eyes
for what is your greatest witness to him.

Your soul and my soul
Once sat together in the Beloved’s womb
playing footsie.

Your heart and my heart
are very, very old
Friends.

Enough

Posted on March 2, 2010

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
how it all started,
where it is leading,
not sure
if we are the waiting animal
or the animal’s passing
shadow
in the grass.

I Love You

Posted on February 27, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

I Love You

Posted on February 26, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

The Curve of the Earth

Posted on February 26, 2010

Photograph taken in London by Robert Wyald

I Love You

Posted on February 25, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

I Love You

Posted on February 24, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

I Love You

Posted on February 23, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

I Love You

Posted on February 22, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

The Green Man Awoke

Posted on February 22, 2010

Film by Robert Wyald featuring the ocean, sunlight, wood, stones, algae, and a breeze

I Love You

Posted on February 21, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

Sunset, water, & branches

Posted on February 21, 2010

Photograph taken in London by Robert Wyald

I Love You

Posted on February 20, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

About Me by Jim Kenney

Posted on February 20, 2010

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

I Love You

Posted on February 19, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

I Love You

Posted on February 18, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

Sum Search

Posted on February 13, 2010

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 sheet playing on a lapping wave, a pendulous funnel dancing from a cumulonimbus, a flapping grunion birthing, a glossy river pebble gliding around an eddy. -from “Search” in David Eagleman’s Sum

Love One Another

Posted on February 7, 2010

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 dance together and be joyous,
but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone
though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping;
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together yet not too near together;
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.

-Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Flying Heart

Posted on February 6, 2010

From a mural in the Mission, San Francisco

Try something old

Posted on February 1, 2010

And give someone a hug.

Try something new

Posted on February 1, 2010

And boogie spontaneously while waiting in line.

I Love You

Posted on January 29, 2010

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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, and Grey…
I am the Snow that melts,
and the White lost in shade…

I am the Woman in whom a Man lives…

I am the Leaf who flies,
and the Earth to whom we return…

I lay at your bare feet,
I want Your footprints on my heart…

I am your Pain
Your Bliss
Your Other…

You walk upon me…

How Beautiful….

By Irma Gogyashvili

We are a successful voyage

Posted on January 28, 2010

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From a mural in the Mission, San Francisco

Listen to Shamanica music

Posted on January 28, 2010

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.

I Love You

Posted on January 28, 2010

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By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

Clouds 365 Project

Posted on January 27, 2010

Check out this project: Clouds 365 Project.

I Love You

Posted on January 27, 2010

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By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series

I Love You

Posted on January 26, 2010

By Irma Gogyashvili from her 1001 I Love Yous series