Poetry of the Day 07 February 2014 – Silent

Robert Francis

Robert Francis (Photo credit: Milky Tea Kid)

Silent Poem

backroad leafmold stonewall chipmunk
underbrush grapevine woodchuck shadblow

woodsmoke cowbarn honeysuckle woodpile
sawhorse bucksaw outhouse wellsweep

backdoor flagstone bulkhead buttermilk
candlestick ragrug firedog brownbread

hilltop outcrop cowbell buttercup
whetstone thunderstorm pitchfork steeplebush

gristmill millstone cornmeal waterwheel
watercress buckwheat firefly jewelweed

gravestone groundpine windbreak bedrock
weathercock snowfall starlight cockcrow

Quote of the Day 21 January 2014 – Desolate

Brooklyn Museum - Hands Female Nude Baby - Kah...

Brooklyn Museum – Hands Female Nude Baby – Kahlil Gibran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Oftentimes we call Life bitter names, but only when we ourselves are bitter and dark. And we deem her empty and unprofitable, but only when the soul goes wandering in desolate places, and the heart is drunken with over-mindfulness of self.

Life is deep and high and distant; and though only your vast vision can reach even her feet, yet she is near; and though only the breath of your breath reaches her heart, the shadow of your shadow crosses her face, and the echo of your faintest cry becomes a spring and an autumn in her breast.

And life is veiled and hidden, even as your greater self is hidden and veiled. Yet when Life speaks, all the winds become words; and when she speaks again, the smiles upon your lips and the tears in your eyes turn also into words. When she sings, the deaf hear and are held; and when she comes walking, the sightless behold her and are amazed and follow her in wonder and astonishment.” ? Kahlil GibranThe Garden of The Prophet

Freedom

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.david foster wallace via minimalmac

David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace (Photo credit: Steve Rhodes)

The Community Garden

Community Garden

Community Garden (Photo credit: meganpru)

There should be some new growth in the hood this week with the new community garden outside of this building. Limited budget… and so far the “community” is only two people. I certainly hope that number increases. I have my own garden to tend to full time and while I want to volunteer and see the garden thrive… a party of two isn’t going to work very well.