last thoughts before sleep
The constellation Cygnus lies along the Milky Way. Cygnus, the swan, flies westward. Arcturus lies to the west, Capella to the east.
arcturus and capella are the comings
and goings of cygnus
one says 'this is where you were'
the other says 'this is where you will be'
One of Professor Eliot's contemporaries is Gary Snyder. They both lived and studied and wrote in Japan. Gary Snyder wrote a book called, "No Nature." Mr Snyder says:
"Hakuni Zenji put it 'self-nature that is no nature/ . . . far beyond mere doctrine.' An open space to move in, with the whole body, the whole mind. My gesture has been with language." (March 6, 1991)
Across the street, and below, is a CVS store. From our second floor window I've watched sparrows build nests in the "V" in the spring. I've watched a current of shoppers go in, then come out, day after day.
On our way to
the bus stoppt, we ate
across the street the neon letters
remind me of spring
people come and go
I am reminded of Japanese Noh dramas
Marketa is asleep when I come to bed. I lie next to her, thinking and listening. No matter what, good or bad, I am a little sad. It is my nature. I know my nature. No nature.
be the everything of me
Poetry by one trick pony
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Written on 2019-08-14 at 14:21
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