Circles turning circles

Posted by Gerry on August 17th, 2011

Setting off to stick
My hand into the dragon’s
Mouth. Rescuing again
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The forests of San Francisco

When souls escape from Purgatory
they drift on a heavenly wind
No thoughts
No fears
No regrets

When souls move on their way
A fog descends on life
The joys and sorrows
Become as thoughts
Forgotten in a dream

When souls rejoin creation
A circle is reformed
Fulfilling some lost plan
For being, just being,
In an unknown land
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Another day of war
Here in silence are eight more
Faces of the lost.
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Circles turning circles
Google plus
Or just a bicycle?
(not a haiku but just as funny)
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Todd Road west 072511-02

Misty dawn silence
Harbinger of mystery
Being discovered
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Today began well
Don’t worry about me I’m
Perfectly good now
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“People want to believe in heroes and villains, especially when they are frightened. It’s less taxing than the truth.”

“Nothing wondrous can come in this world unless it rests on the shoulders of kindness.”

La Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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The rhododendrons
Don’t grow in any desert
But rosemary does.
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Two twenty two is
Not half of four forty four
Two hours twelve minutes
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Accidental voice

Posted by Gerry on August 1st, 2011

Accidental voice
Random call from nice stranger
Redwood Valley man
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Uh huh. Huh? What’s huh?
Just a mispronounced mumble
Huh? Yea, right, uh huh.
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Turtle in the road
Traveler across the land
Arrive in due time
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“Hard times aren’t going to rule my mind.”

Gillian Welch
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I’m look for high ground for building
Not Russian River bottoms and low lands that flood with ease.
High ground on rock is where I am.

(Inspired by Gillian Welch)
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Now that he is exiled from every place on earth except a desert wilderness he declares a passion for cactus.

From La Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
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For each one who knows
The mystery is simple
Not so much for me.
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Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood

Posted by Gerry on August 1st, 2011

Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood was a book I found while I was looking for something else. It took me six (6) years to read “Letters” the first time. I was convinced that some deep answers lay in the pages. It did hold some revelations which emerged gradually.

Since I’m reading it this time with notebook nearby I will try to pass along some of the shiny jewels.

At our full stature
We show the joyful spirit
Of a tender God.
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Open to the Lord
Today action through waiting
Be the instrument
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As people who want
True joy we must have faith and
Seek confident joy
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The pearl of great price
This is what you are here for
Find it now and live
[For me the “pearl of great price” is the realization that the Creator is within each person and the goal of personhood is to humbly be a channel for the Creator’s action in the world without resisting. See also an earlier view.]
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Within me in the quietness beyond silence is the assurance of immortal life and the potentiality of peace here and now.
#lsb page 11
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I know that as I live this life it is but an echo as compared to the life within: Eternal, immortal, omniscient.
#lsb page 11
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Know with confidence that gentleness within is your strength.
# lsb page 12
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The very quietness of goodness is undramatic and therefore too often unseen.
# lsb page 12
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Beneath the obscure darkness of wisest silence, the hidden jewel.
Silence beyond silence is the silence He presses through. (Wait upon it and in it.)

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The next installment is here.