Friday, January 22

Tag: autobiography

Courage Has A Face

Courage Has A Face

AMSTERDAM – It is impossible to spend any significant time at all in this city, i.e., more than one day, and not be conscious of the influence and the sheer perennial presence of two of the greatest spirits who haunt it most persistently: Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent Van Gogh. I spent a lot of time here in the middle 2000s on business for Boeing’s commercial airplane division, working out of the inventory-planning offices, at Schiphol Airport, of KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines. In the process, I had ample time to visit all the great art museums in the city – the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum of modern / contemporary art. My wife and I also spent a lot of time here, partly on business when Diane occasionally accompanied me on my business trips and partly for pl...

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Poetry, Post-a-Day, Spirituality
autobiographical monk pigtails and freckles playing in the rain creating a liminal world in the world next to the way gathering flowers for soup and pine cones for bread and planning nothing finding a way present to the threshold of water and communion of darkness and breath of loneliness and light loss and the way innocent eyes suddenly seeing the boy who lives in a ramshackle home across the way noticing beautiful skin a smooth cocoa seeing all the colors ground by heels   the way not here but in the disheveled and disturbed and distressed homes finding no way i drop the soup and bread and scream and flail my fists at ghosts in the way pick up a rod and a staff and stride into the blaze following the way note:  this is an edited, updated version of an earlier poem. autobiograph...