the journey begins


You can learn about the pine only from the pine, or about the bamboo only from bamboo.  When you see an object, you must leave your subjective pre-occupation with yourself; otherwise you impose yourself on the object, and do not learn.  The object and yourself must become one, and from that feeling of oneness issues your poetry.  However well phrased it may be, if your feeling is not natural—if the object and our self are separate—then your poetry is not true poetry but merely your subjective counterfeit.

~ Basho*

Keith Kenniff is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and electronic music producer. He composes ambient/electronic music under the moniker Helios and post-classical piano music under Goldmund.


  1. Leave your subjective pre-occupation with yourself is the key, so not easy to achieve… Thank you for the quote and the beautiful photo Brenda. 🙂

    1. I agree…but if the subjective is silenced, for just a moment, … Thank you, I thought with the fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, plastic fibers in drinking water, etc. some beauty was needed.

Comments are closed.