Month: December 2006

I wish you

I wish you… A life of discovery and wonder In total peace with yourself and others Disregarding the voices of discord and war Welcoming the voices of joy and friendship Exercising your right to demand That such a life be accessible to all. May you be the instrument of peace on earth.

The Golden Gate is a Metaphor

Work in progress, part of something I intend to call “A San Francisco Odyssey” The Golden Gate Is a Metaphor The visitors said, We have come to seek the Golden Gate To climb Lincoln Boulevard On rented Blazing Saddles Filling our lungs with eucalyptus, To brave the wind, the fog, and the foghorn, The real cyclists and the other tourists zigzagging around us As we take pictures Of boats sailing underneath Coming for the promised gold. For the bridge isn’t, as promised, Golden, it is the Gate that is An opening, a passage Allowing the gold seekers to come and go. Now of course, they fly over it The captain tells them “there it is, folks” And they twist their stiffened necks To see the bridge Perhaps to compare it with a postcard, or a Ghirardelli chocolate wrapping, A view they had before Of it next to a cable car and Alcatraz And if their view were really warped Next to palm trees and snow. How many photographs, and paintings, How many imprints on retinas, …

long sentences

Although recently would you say, there hasn’t been anything great on TV, or for that matter on any kind of media, be it the radio, the newspapers including the tabloids, the magazines, and of course the Internet, there is no sign of anything negatively beginning like the dark ages as they had way back when nothing great was happening because they had more doers than thinkers and when that happened, the doers got armies together and purged the rest of the world of their thinkers since they would try to influence those who just waited for the news of what they were supposed to do, in a sense like today when people wait for the TV, that is whatever network they prefer to be told what to do on, and the TV somehow, one way or another, tells them, oh my, here’s something you should pay attention to, aren’t you nervous and excited, and shouldn’t your fearless leaders do something about whatever it is that you now feel is a priority or should be a …