from the shadow
of food offerings
the God of Wealth peeks out
Originally posted on Sharul Hafiz Feed Blog:
No One to Rescue Words
Specters and poets
share the same grief:
thousands of old books
gnawed by sighing worms
call out to us,
yet we have no power
to rescue fallen words.
the ancients’ verses
a slimy trail
where I once heard
the breath of life.
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If some great idea takes hold of us from outside, we must understand that it takes hold of us only because something in us responds to it, and goes out to meet it. ~C.G. Jung
longing and loss.
In the struck bell’s
no moment in which to forget.
…though it is often stated that animals find symmetry in a mate attractive, humans appear not, in fact, to share such preferences. Even in cases where symmetry is clocked as more healthy, it is still experienced as less attractive. In fact symmetry in living faces, because it suggests something mechanical and unreal, borders on the uncanny… And, as one might expect, in portraiture of the Enlightenment ‘faces generally are represented more symmetrically than in any other Western style’… ‘That is one of the reasons why this portraiture is as Wilde puts it, “once seen, never remembered.”**
*The Ink Dark Moon
Trans: J. Hirshfield with M. Aratani
**The Master and his Emmissary
…We just find our selves here.
With our individual birth we just ‘wake up’ and discover ourselves in the midst of an extraordinary world of beauty and sorrow.
All around us we see exquisite and exquisitely subtle orders played out effortlessly. …it is all just here and we are just here to see it…*
a broad photo of angel-wing begonia blossoms placed with a coffee cup with a book making up the background.
various elements of each blossom interacting within as well as with the other blossoms
close up of an angel-wing begonia blossom
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The Mystery I’m Thankful for