Notes found on the refrigerator October 2017

19 Nov

Contemporary Poetry has un-cuffed many creative minds

As the tide washes the shore with an ever-changing sea

As the ships sail away with Shakespeare and Yeats

Leaving us with Ferlinghetti*

“… Ferlinghetti,  felt strongly that art should be accessible to all people, not just a handful of highly educated intellectuals”.  


A storm is coming! What shall we do?

Where should we go?

“Go home!

Take care of things.

 –Then safely and honorably leave.

—Settle in where you are now

Away from the path of the storm”.

A path we both have weaved

Crumbling—  flooding— grabbing

 The unborn, above the Holy indiscriminate stream.


A storm is coming! What shall we do?

Where should we go?

Let us follow our hearts

And mind

With the light of our soul.



When your heart and mind are in tune*

being Holy is being human.

*Tuning is the experiences between right and wrong

Celebrated and balanced without guilt or animosity.



Posted by on November 19, 2017 in New light/New life, Poetry, prose, Sittting still, thoughts, Zen


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14 responses to “Notes found on the refrigerator October 2017

  1. Gillena Cox

    November 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Monday WRites 132 is live, i invite you to link in

    much love…


  2. Gillena Cox

    November 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Your 2 closing lines are just so very wonderful

    much love…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. hypercryptical

    November 20, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Love your wise close – and your other words too.
    Anna :o]

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    November 20, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I wonder if we as poets can really resonate well with Ferlinghetti… there is an elitism in words

    Liked by 1 person

  5. annell4

    November 20, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I think of, “moon over heart,” when the light is dim, the light of the moon with light the way. May it always be so.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Rall

    November 20, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Being Holy is being human….which type of human are referring to? I think Cro Magnon and neanderthal man were probably closer to being Holy than modern day humans. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. sanaarizvi

    November 20, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Love this especially; “When your heart and mind are in tune* being Holy is being human.” 🙂


  8. Sumana Roy

    November 20, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Yes, turning to the Inner One.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Paul F. Lenzi

    November 19, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    we all make our own weather

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Susan Chast

    November 19, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    To be together in the storm is to follow heart and mind, I concur. It’s a decision of a lifetime or two. A delightful read.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. thotpurge

    November 19, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Must look up this wise Ferlinghetti!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Sherry Blue Sky

    November 19, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    “Let us follow our hearts and mind with the light of our soul.” Cant think of any better advice!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. 1sojournal

    November 19, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    There is a certain acceptance when one is at home in ones own skin,


    Liked by 1 person

  14. Donna@LivingFromHappiness

    November 19, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    These are wonderful…they all seem to build on each other and end with that last wonderful stanza….love it!

    Liked by 1 person


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