Balance / Counterbalance: Poetry

Poetry about balance / counterbalance. Truth is the pillar on which hangs the scales

Uncontradicting Solitude

Uncontradicting solitude / Supports me on its giant palm; /And like a sea-anemone /Or simple snail, there cautiously / Unfolds, emerges, what I am. – Philip Larkin My spirit is revitalized by solitude. As the poet said there are no contradictions. It is simply my unrestricted mind roaming in seclusion. Perhaps that it why I […]

Truth of Imagination

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination. – John Keats As Keats wrote of the holiness of the heart’s affections… the heart-mind brings passion to life – incarnating the soul within the body. The heart beats on-and-on from the first breath to the last, […]

With Minds Afire

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch Each of us is born with a miraculous spark of curiosity. This mystical gift sparkles in our mind’s eye from our first moment in this wondrous world. This remarkable extrasensory fascination has propelled humanity towards the unknown for […]

Making Your Unknown Known

Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.  Making your unknown known is the important thing.– Georgia O’Keeffe What catches your eye as you move through the day? Fresh details can leap from a familiar scene like glinting treasure. These precious moments of self-discovery beckon in a whisper. We compose the world […]

Reflections

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? – Charles Bukowski This morning I drifted into an ecstatic state. The ocean’s gentle whisper coupled with the rhythmic wave-pulse embraced me like my mother’s arms and carried me away. Away over the waves and clouds, away from anxiety and […]

Keep Hope Alive

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. – C.K.Chesterton This morning a dove appeared outside our window. Doves have been seen as a symbol of peace and hope for thousands of years. Our attention was called to the […]