Saturday, January 31, 2015


this is the eve  of st.brigit 's feast day..
 ~ february 1 ~
she is a protector of peace and harmony.
hang a piece of cloth or ribbon on a shrub or tree
& she will bless it with her cloak as she walks the night
into her feast day!
every blessing allways ~

Friday, January 23, 2015

you and art ~ william stafford

your exact errors make a music
that nobody hears.
your straying feet find the great dance,
walking alone.
and you live on a world where stumbling
always leads home.

year after year fits over your face -
when there was youth, your talent
was youth;
later, you find your way by touch
where moss redeems the stone;

and you discover where music begins
before it makes any sound,
far in the mountains where canyons go
still as the always-falling, ever-new flakes of snow.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

to teach this to your heart ~ heart sutra sit

red bird explains himself
               ~ mary oliver

yes, i was the brilliance floating over the snow
and i was the song in the summer leaves, but this was
only the first trick
i had hold of among my other mythologies,
for i also knew obedience: bringing sticks to the nest,
food to the young, kisses to my bride.

but don't stop there, stay with me: listen.

if i was the song that entered your heart
then i was the music of your heart, that you wanted and needed,
and thus wilderness bloomed there, with all its
followers: gardeners, lovers, people who weep
for the death of rivers.

and this was my true task, to be the
music of the body.  do you understand?  for truly the body needs
a song, a spirit, a soul.  and no less, to make this work,
the soul has need of a body,
and i am both of the earth and i am the inexplicable
beauty of heaven
where i fly so easily, so welcome, yes,
and this is why i have been sent, to teach this to your heart.

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Friday, January 2, 2015


all this is full. all that is full.
from fullness, fullness comes.
when fullness is taken from fullness,
fullness still remains.

           ~ invocation from isha upanishad