Monday, October 06, 2014

For Izzah






(credit)



golden streams
of light and warmth,
lapis buddah beaming
tadyata mantras
fire's wrathful flames
of compassion
water modulating high-amp
yogini vibrations

get well soon,
and we'll go shopping.    

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Autumn in New York





(credit)

staying with the feeling
is revolutionary

in all ways
revolutionary

reality does
yoga headstand

which always looks
kind of odd

in any context.

the feeling
is illusory

and impermanent,

not judging,
approaching or
avoiding

staying with the feeling
with no rushing towards

or running away

purely revolutionary

(a reminder to myself
to maintain solidarity
with all existence.)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Auld Manhattoe




(click pic to enlarge)
(credit: Gisela Fabian 1943 - 2004.
Description: New York Fantasy
Year: 1978
Dimension: 24"x30")



After all these years
still bathed in
Times Square Neon
in early weekday
afternoon

Moods of Auld Manhattoe
never can be denied

Roaring subways
still roar even
with strange
electric trains
singing eerie dissonant
electronic whistle
of revving up to
go down the track

Clocks in the 
subway cars and
notifications of
where you have
stopped

Good for a laugh
when computer gets
bollixed and
you see the wrong
next stop announced
in red lit letters

So I don't need a watch
at least not on the train

Bergdorf's still standing
in new Millenium
along with Henri Bendel.
Going farther East
is upstart Barneys
where retail desire
goes utterly insane

Many chain restaurants
of various ethnic
foods to be eaten
by Midtown worker bees,
even wealthy ones.

But still the steam tables
which lure with
endless choices,
steaming.

Broadway booms
with billion dollar
productions
on its narrow lane,
where getting
a post-show taxi or any
kind of ride
is problematic.



 

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Karmalistic





(Credit:  http://www.fixmystinkycar.com/picskgj/karma-tattoos-tumblr )


I already know
what is going to happen.
I'll live and then
I'll die, with stuff
in between

stuff being appearances
like magic lantern Plato show,
appearances to all
the senses,
simultaneously

infinite opportunities
to act freely
within this
gorgeous
spectacle.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Effort


how better to
gain the good fortune
of compassion
for all
sentient beings

than by acting
as tho hours being
patient with
others

seems like
only a flickering
moment

compared to
the blazing fire
of desire
to benefit
others

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Taste

"just a small offering,"
the New York City
local gods observe

big or small
I got nothing

tho having received
endless treasure

the spark doesn't
sparkle

ha ha
ho ho

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Pausing







Politics and history of our time,
oh, look at those sad people,
they can't stop.
Almost cartoon-like greed
So obvious
But they can't stop.

My greed no less than theirs
but through great good fortune
I am not a billionaire
Or even a millionaire
Whew!

We're in a Play, yes we are
and it doesn't matter the part
but to understand the story.
Perhaps you are one of the targets
of the greedy people
who have way too much
for them to stop wanting more

Hunter or prey,
Clown or savior
Only way to know the part
Is to stop and look and
not be moved by
the exquisite drama
and heightened feeling
of self.

Even an actor
who knows the lines
backward and forward
has to be present
on the stage.