Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication ~ Leonardo DaVinci

Monday, July 28, 2008

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. ~Bill Watterson

Friday, July 25, 2008

As The Poems Go
as the poems go into the thousands you
realize that you've created very
it comes down to the rain, the sunlight,
the traffic, the nights and the days of the
years, the faces.
leaving this will be easier than living
it, typing one more line now as
a man plays a piano through the radio,
the best writers have said very
and the worst,
far too much.
~ Charles Bukowski 1992

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~John Keats

Monday, July 21, 2008

Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
~Florence Scovel Shinn

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Stunning beauty
We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts;

which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things;

which is the mean of many extremes. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, July 18, 2008

Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.
~ Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for insects as well as for the stars. Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance. ~Albert Einstein

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Looking back
Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth 1806

Monday, July 14, 2008

Frozen in time
Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.
~Jean de Boufflers

Saturday, July 12, 2008

What is Life
It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset." - Crowfoot. . .1890

Friday, July 11, 2008

PerfectionA flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. ~Adabella Radici

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Here the quiet
Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. ~Hans Margolis

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Another lie
We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies. ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, July 4, 2008

Joyous cosmology
Of course, to say that life is just a gesture, an action without agent, recipient, or purpose, sounds much more empty and futile than joyous.
In the contrast world of ordinary consciousness man feels himself, as will, to be something in nature but not of it.
Sometimes the image of the physical world is not so much a dance of gestures as a woven texture. Light, sound, touch, taste, and smell become a continuous warp, with the feeling that the whole dimension of sensation is a single continuum or field. - Alan Watts

Thursday, July 3, 2008

American beauty
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~Jean Giraudoux

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The bright shining
only reflects back to myself,
my own light blinding me.
I can't see the world and they can't see me.
~Anna Chrisrest, "Orion's Under the Clouds"
“O Tiger-lily”
. . .said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind, “I wish you could talk!” “We can talk,” said the Tiger-lily: “when there's anybody worth talking to." - Lewis Carroll - The Garden of Live Flowers