Thursday, April 17, 2014


In a Symbolic Universe

In my Personal Universe
there's one blank wall
where sunlight plants a sign for me
to meditate upon.

In a Dear Friends Universe,
Audubon birds deliver a message of love and support.

In the Geometric Universe,
this 'armiliary; depicted the heavens once upon a time.

In a Tibetan Universe,
turning prayer wheels is the prayer.

In this City Universe
a bank of dogwoods bloom at night.

In a Zen Universe;
"Oh monkey mind! What are you reaching for?
Above, below, to the right or left, what do you think is missing?  Breather in, settle this monkey mind.  What you search for is not 'there'--It's right here, now."
~Enkyo Roshi~

"There's nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head."
~Thornton Wilder~

It's his birthday commemoration today.
A good enough reason to celebrate.


Mo Crow said...

love this post, just what I needed to read this morning to settle into 4 long and languid days off in a row with tickets to see Jeff Beck on Monday night, Old Man Crow is in 7th heaven ! & especially love that last quote from Thornton Wilder who I have never heard of before!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

yes. universes. so beyond
understanding, so tiny, as in
my own head.
watching what changes that for
me from moment to moment.
today, my universe feels like
a tight little knot. even tho
i know it's


Deb G said...

Love all this. Eavesdropping... okay I'll admit it. Sometimes being on the bus is so entertaining. :)