Thursday, September 27, 2012

(We can) Trust the Sea

We can trust the sea
to wrap haloes around hard places

trust it to organize what sometimes seems too much or too brittle 
into patterns of intricacy, intention and beauty.

Infant barnacles colonize a rock's 
deep crevices, transforming them into mooring places 
where new life burgeons. 

The sea knows what to hold
what to release 
and when 

relies on the tides' insistence

and assistance

And sometimes. . . well, sometimes it seems we must stand 
on our heads and do flick-flacks before we see - or can recognize - 
there's a small flinty continent inside each and every one of us 
that is all things at once; breastplate, boat, ancient instrument, stepping stone, ocean, heart. . .

Friday, September 21, 2012

A Mandala for WORLD PEACE

In 1982, the UN established 21 September as INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY

        Te Rangimarie  _/\_ May Peace Prevail

Friday, September 7, 2012

                                                       In the great oceans there still remain parts
                                                       whose waters have never been disturbed
                                                       by the sounding line of the sailor 
                                                       and where dark, unfathomable places 
                                                       hold secrets in beautiful store.
                                                       And in spite of the diligent searching of men
                                                       an untold wealth still lies hidden 
                                                       in the depths of the earth. 

Monday, September 3, 2012


You may be interested in what's being said on the following sites --- 





BRAINPICKINGS where I came upon the film WHALE FALL - "In an homage to a fascinating recent Radiolab episode about loops, which features an almost-aside about how when a whale dies, its body can sustain an entire microcosm of an ecosystem for up to seven years in a poetic death-life loop, director-animator duo Sharon Shattuk and Flora Lichtman, better known as Sweet Fern Productions, collaborated withRadiolab’s own Lynn Levy on Whale Fall — an equally poetic and absolutely stunning paper-cutout stop-motion animation about the afterlife of a whale. . ."