We have walked on different paths,

And laid claim to different priorities.

Still, lingering in some of the same

Spots along the path to see the views

We caught glimpse of similar lookouts.

Sometimes, I was there in winter, while

You visited the spot summer or fall.

The scent of betrayals of our bodies

And along the borderlands of time

From those whose life stretched

To the breaking point of truth

Sheds stories–some we live with

And some we learn from.

There is in all of this

An invisible flight of wings

Touching the sky circling

And flying down to earth

To home again where we meet

On two sides of a bridge–

One recognizing the other

Bridged by the invisible.

Happy Belated Birthday


12 Basic Archetypes


There are so many archetypes and Caroline Myss has a deck of them, which one can buy online.  I am not putting a link here, because I am not selling anything, but if you look her up you will find her card set online.

Written Metaphor (A True Story) 3/11/2013


Look what the cat dragged in?  Appendix: a small useless appendage that rots and comes bringing poisonous gifts, and I am working on finding the benefits from this unwanted guest.  I suppose it will feel better when it leaves. And … Continue reading

Metaphorical Writing 3/7/2013


The Bug Pain surrounds me and leaves me fitful While exhaustion grips me, but will not Let me enter sleep. I do not even want to Lift my limbs to stand. I lay in bed half in dream And half … Continue reading

Metaphorical Writing: Initiation by Rilke


INITIATION Whosoever thou art! Out in the evening roam, Out from thy room thou know’st in every part, And far in the dim distance leave thy home, Whosoever thou art. Lift thine eyes which lingering see The shadows on the … Continue reading

Another Written Metaphor for 3/1/2013


Wishing to entice the blind, The Buddha has playfully let words escape his golden mouth. Heaven and earth have ever since Been filled with entangling briars.                             … Continue reading