Tag Archives: Wisdom

On Grey Hair

The snow creeps slowly into scalp & beard one season to the other the summer’s sand autumn frost winter ice                      spring blossoms Wisdom isn’t measured by a wizened head an … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirty`Five

Beside the camp`fire the accountant recounted how it was he came to numbers when as a boy he sold his mother’s eggs to the people in his neighborhood if they asked for a dozen he gave them thirteen When his … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Thirteen

Along the road came the professor pince`nez on a neck`chain face buried in a historical tome how he kept from tripping over his own steps was the mystery He read sanskrit spoke fluent russian but was helpless in english as … Continue reading

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The Trek

The trek down a mountain is always slipperier than the climb up It is life In ascent we are full of hope for the summit`view a miniature`world removed In descent we are distracted by memories of glory so we cannot … Continue reading

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On Silence

In silence the spirit finds what gods may be the universe’s masters unmoved by words piled on words in Babels Be silent if you’d discern what sages learned the one you seek is not in the thunder`clap or lightning`flash but … Continue reading

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An Epiphany

White`owls upon the Hill sit wondering winter away in quand’ry asking Whoo has any notion what’s going on up there in the White`house Wise`men they are not More wise`guys making bets on markets Mean`while the creatures take to burrows anticipating … Continue reading

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On Resurrection

It has taken awhile to understand my own aging The first half of my life dominated as it was by learning mastering my vocation My mind obsessed in wrapping itself around the Truth by which my machine humming made profit … Continue reading

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The Honey`Man

The honey`man sits easily at his table his hands illustrating his life the long sinewy fingers of healed scars open to be read by curious customers the thick nails knife`carved as clean as beeswax tender & tough and at his … Continue reading

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Ask Any Crab

“Make me to know your ways, O Lord;       teach me your paths.    Lead me in your truth, and teach me,       for you are the God of my salvation;       for you … Continue reading

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