The Uninvited Guest

In this very breath that we take now lies the secret that all great masters try to tell us.

Peter Matthiessen

There was no movement
away from the sorrow
in any direction.
It was an uninvited guest
taking refuge
in my home,
lingering like a fat cat
sprawled out
in the morning sun.
What could I do
except try to understand
all the things I’ve done
up until this moment.
To make full use of my time,
to sit and accept
this strange intruder.
Hoping perhaps to gain
some insights,
to find in sorrow
some secret joy.

Transformation Publications

If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. —Jiddu Krishnamurti

Wise Poets

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses... We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth. — John F. Kennedy

The Poetry of Clouds

...If one looks long enough at almost anything, looks with absolute attention at a flower, a stone, the bark of a tree, grass, snow, a cloud, something like revelation takes place. — May Sarton

For The Love Of Wisdom

The truest philosophy, is not to long for anything in particular, but to accept everything as it comes, and find out the reason of it coming. — Marie Corelli

The Writings Of Tao Writer

The most we can do is to write — intelligently, creatively, evocatively — about what it is like living in the world at this time. — Oliver Sacks