Jumat, 21 Desember 2012

Quiet girl.

I would liken you,
To a night without stars,
Were it not for your eyes,
I would liken you,
To sleep without dreams,
Were it not for your songs.
(Langston Huges 1902-1967)

Rabu, 19 Desember 2012

A Map Of Love.

Your face,
More than other's faces,
Map of the half-remembered places
I have come to
While I slept,
Continents a dream has kept
Secrets of all walking folk
Untill your face,
I awoke,
And remembered then the shore
And the dark interior.
(Donald Justice, A map of love)

Of memories in my head.

I hear the familiar sound
Of memories in my head,
Dancing wildly all around,
Outside the plants are dead,
And cold wind blows,
Branches without leaves,
Scratch at the windows,
I wonder,
If the tree too, grieves,...
(Winter blues, Charlotte S Harger, 1966)

Jumat, 14 Desember 2012


All afternoon the sea was a muddle of birds
Black and spiky,
Long necked, slippery,
Down they went
Into the waters for the poor,
Blunt headed silver,
They live on for a little while.
How did it ever come to you
to invent time?
I dreamed at night of the birds,
Of the beautiful dark seas,
They push trough.
(Mary Oliver)

Rabu, 12 Desember 2012

Flower's shadow.

To wait for the moon
I am sitting in the western parlour,
To greet the wind
I have left the door ajar,
When a flower's shadow stirred
and brushed the wall,
For a moment I thought
It is the shadow of a lover coming.
(Yuan Chen, AD 799-831)

Selasa, 11 Desember 2012

A walk.

My eyes already touch the sunny hills,
Going far ahead from the roads where I have begun,
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasped,
It has inner light, even from a distance,
And charges us, even if we do not reach it
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
We already are, a gesture waves us on
Answering our own wave,
But what we feel is the wind in our faces.
(Rainer Maria Rielke)

Kamis, 06 Desember 2012

The day is gone.

When the blue shadows
Pull themselves across the hills
And white sinks to the twilight
The blue snow of twilight
There's an illution of beginning
Here, where the field intersects the sky
Beyond the fence
Where the crystals slowly scurry
from the hills
It is a foreign house
There's nothing to unpack
It is not yet night
And the day with it's silence
Refused to talk
The day is gone
It is a blessing
Let it be a blessing.
(from, feminine winter cold, Sarah Mclay)

Selasa, 04 Desember 2012


(drawing, after Bansky's mural, Buenos Aires)
Listen to me as one listens to the rain,
Not attentive, not distracted,
Light footsteps, thin drizzles,
Water that is air, air that is time,
The day is still leaving,
The night has yet to arrive,
Figurations of mist,
At the turn of the corner,
Figuration of time,
At the bend of this pause.
Air and water, words with no weight,
What we are and are,
The days and years this moment,
Weightless time and heavy sorrow,
The years go by, the moments return.
In another time that is now,
Listen to the footsteps of time,
A restless garden adrift- go in
Your shadow covers this page.
(From; as one listens to the rain, Octavio Paz)

Kamis, 29 November 2012

As far as memory.

drawing after Wang Zhi Jie.
I am as far as the deepest sky between clouds,
And you are as far as the deepest root and wound,
And I am as far as train at evening,
As far as whistle you can't hear or remember,
I am as far as the sleep of rivers
That stains the deepest sky between clouds,
You are as far as  invention,
And I am as far as memory,
I am as far as an infinite alphabet,
Made from yellow stars and ice,
And you are as far as sailor can see midnight,
When he's drunk and the moon is an empty cup,
You are as far as  invention,
And I am as far as  memory,
I am as far as the corners of a room,
Where no one has ever spoken,
As far as the lost four corners of the earth,
And you are as far as the space
between word and words,
As far as this room,
Where no words have been spoken,
You are as far as  invention,
And I am as far as  memory.
(From; Yellow stars and ice, Susan Stewart)

Selasa, 27 November 2012

Black anemones.

Mother, you watch me sleep
and your life is a large tapestry of all colors
of all the most ancient murmurs
knot after twin knots
root after root of story
You don't know how fearful
your beauty as I asleep
your hair is the moon of sea sung in silence
you walk with silver lions
and wait to estrange me
deep in the rug covered with sorrow
embroidered by you in a fierce symetry
binding in a thread of persian silk
the pine trees and the griffins
you called me blind
you touched my eyes
with black anemones
I am a spider that keeps spinning
from the pool in my womb
weaving through eyes
the dew of flames on the web.
(Agueda Pizarro)

Sabtu, 24 November 2012


Water's color at dusk still white
Sunsets glow in the dark gradually
Windy flowers shake like broken fan
Wave moon stirs like strings of jewels
Ducks sleeping not alone
Crickets chirping repeatedly one after another
 announcing night,
Returning steps still hesitate.
(Po Chu-i AD 835)

Selasa, 13 November 2012

Spring Clothing.

Swiftly through the years, beyond recall,
Solemn the stillness of fair morning,
I will clothe myself in spring clothing,
And visit the slopes of the eastern hill,
By the mountain stream a mist hovers,
Hovers a moment, then scatters,
There comes a wind blowing from the south,
That brushes the field of new corn.
(Tao Chien, 365-427, in New Corn,
170 chinese poems)

Sabtu, 10 November 2012


"Don't addicted to this being human,
This is only temporary."
(Robert Monroe 1915-1995)

Selasa, 06 November 2012

I taught myself to live simply.

I taught myself to live simply and wisely,
To look at the sky and pray to God,
And to wander long before evening,
To tire my superfluous worries,
When the burdocks rustles in ravine,
And the purple rasberry cluster drops,
I compose happy verses,
About life's decay and beauty,
When I come back, the brown dog
greet me at the door wagging his tail,
and the fire flares bright,
at the sound of the windy night,
occasionally a sound of raindrops breaks the silence,
If you knock on my door,
I might not even hear.
(Anna Akhmatova 1889-1966)

Minggu, 04 November 2012


"And if the earthly no longer knows your name,
Whisper to the silent earth;
'I'm flowing',
To the flashing water say;
'I am'."
(Rainer Maria Rielke, from; Sonnets to Orpheus)

Senin, 22 Oktober 2012

I'm smiling to myself today.

I am smiling to myself today,
There's no wish left in my heart,
Or perhaps there's no heart left,
Free from all desire,
I sit quietly like Earth,
My silent cry echoes like thunder,
Throughout the Universe,
I am not worried about it,
I know it will be heard by no one,
Except me.

Sabtu, 20 Oktober 2012

To let be.

"The truth is, you cannot try to let go,
trying, is the opposite of letting go,
to let go is to relinquish trying,
to let go is much more like
to let be."

Jumat, 19 Oktober 2012


"Don't judge everyday by the harvest you reap,
but by the seeds that you plant."

Senin, 15 Oktober 2012

Lesson in life.

A wise man sat in an audience and cracked a joke,
everybody laughed like crazy
after a moment he cracked the same joke again,
this time less people laughed
He cracked the same joke again and again,
when there's no laughter in the audience,
He smiled and said,
"you can't laugh at the same joke again and again,
but why do you kept crying over the same thing
over and over again?"

Jumat, 12 Oktober 2012


after Havens
"Clouds come floating into my life
no longer to carry rain
nor usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky."
(Rabindranath Tagore, in stray birds)

Sabtu, 06 Oktober 2012

Gracias a la vida,

Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto
Thanks to life, which has given me so much,
Me dio dos luceros, que cuando los abro
It gave me two bright eyes, that when opened,
Perfecto distingo lo negro del blanco
Can perfectly distinguish black from white,
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto
Thanks to life, which has given me so much,
Me ha dado el oido que todo su ancho
It gave me an ear that, in all of its breadth,
Graba noche y dia grillos y canarios
Records, night and day, crickets and canaries,
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto
Thanks to life, which has given me so much,
Me ha dado el sonido y el abecedario
It gave me the sound and the alphabet,
Con el las palabras que pienso y declaro
With them the words that I think and declare,
Madre, amigo, hermano, y luz alumbrando
Mother, friend, brother, and the light,
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto
Thanks to life which has given me so much,
Me ha dado la marcha de mis pies cansados
It gave the ability to walk with my tired feet,
Con ellos anduve ciudades y charcos
With them I traversed cities and puddles,
Valles y desiertos, montanas y llanos
Valley and deserts, mountains and plains,
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto
Thanks to life which has given me so much,
Me dio el corazon, que agita su marco
It gave me a heart, that causes my fame to shudder,
Cuando miro al bueno tan lejos del malo
When I see good so far from bad,
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto
Thanks to life which has given me so much
Me ha dado la risa, me ha dado el ilanto
It gave me laughter and it gave me tears,
Asi yo distingo dicha de quebranto
With them I distinguish happiness and pain
Los dos materiales que forman mi vida
The two materials from which my life is formed.
(Violeta Parra 1917-1967)

Kamis, 04 Oktober 2012

Inner child.

"I am a sorrowful child, never grown up,
From the grassy north shore, I followed
a bright white road into
a city full of gears, narrow alleys and wooden shacks,
In a bland shade of smoke,
I kept dreaming of green lands,
I believe in  dreaming,
the sky and sea spray, will cover my sorrow,
cover my undiscoverable grave,
Only untill then I will know,
 wheather the grasses and wild flowers will gather,
with the dim lights,
to kiss over my sorrows."
(from; curricullum vitae,
by Gu Cheng, 1956-1993)

Senin, 01 Oktober 2012


after Anthony Rider
"Impermanence is a principle of harmony.
When we don't struggle against it,
we are in harmony with reality."
(Pema Chodron)

Kamis, 27 September 2012


"The definition of wealth has changed.
Wealth now is having more money, wealth means
a car, big house, accounts in banks, etc,etc,
While  the real wealth is,
when you know, when to say,
this is enough.
in other words,
(Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche)

Selasa, 25 September 2012

Scripture Of No Letters.

"Fresh, pure, dewy flowers,
birds singing, clear and bright,
calm clouds, blue waters,
Who has written the true words of no letters?
Lofty mountains, green trees,
deep valleys, lucid streams,
soft winds, serene moon,
I calmly read, the true words of no letters."
(Zenkei Shibayama 1894-1974)

Jumat, 21 September 2012

The Four Immeasurables.

"To others who are more fortunate, practice
MUDITA, sympathetic joy,
this is an antidote to envy and jealousy.
To others who are less fortunate, practice
 KARUNA, compassion,
this is sympathy extended to all sentient beings,
takes away the heaviness of the heart, it gives wings.
To all sentient beings, practice
METTA, loving kindness,
this overcomes anger, hatered, ill will & aversions.
To the self, practice UPEKKHA, equanimity,
this gives mind a balanced mind, and rooted inside."
(essential Buddhism)

Rabu, 19 September 2012


I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells,
I honor the place in you
which is of love, of truth, of light and peace,
When you are in that place in you,
And I am in that place in mine,

Selasa, 18 September 2012

Inner peace.

Signs and symptoms of inner peace.
*An increasing tendency to let things happen
rather than make them happen.
*An ability to enjoy each moment.
*A loss of interest in judging others.
*A loss of inerest in judging self.
*A loss interest of conflict.
*A loss ability to worry.
*Overwhelming episodes of appreciations.
*Connected with people and nature.
*Frequent attack of smiling.
(Saskia Davis)

Minggu, 16 September 2012

Father and daughter.

Father and daughter.
(Paul Simon)
If you keep awake
In the mirror of a bad dream
and for a fraction of a second
you can't remember where you are
just open your window
 and follow your memory upstream
to the meadow in the mountain,
where we counted every falling star,
I believe a light that shines you
will shine on you forever
and though I can't guarantee
there's nothing scary hiding under your bed,
I'm gonna stand guard like a postcard
of a golden retriver
and never leave 'till I leave
with a sweet dream in your bed,
I'm gonna watch you shine
gonna watch you grow
gonna paint a sign
so you'll always know
as long as one and one is two,
there could never be a father who loved
his daughter more than I love you.


"May I be safe and protected,
May I be peaceful and happy,
May I be healthy and strong,
May I have ease of well beings, and
accepted all conditions of the world."
(Metta, loving kindness meditation)

Selasa, 11 September 2012


"And you wait, keep waiting for one thing,
which would infinitely enrich your life,
maybe rare, maybe mighty, maybe uplifting,
depth that would reveal you to yourself,
In the dusk you notice the piles of books that muse you,
with their volumes in gold and brown,
and you think of far lands you've travelled,
of pictures of shimmering inspiring women,
And it comes to you all of a sudden,
you arise, for you are aware
of years in your distant past,
with it's fears,
and events,
and maybe a little prayers."
(Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875-1926)

Rabu, 05 September 2012

Without resistance.

"It is the mark of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought
without accepting it."

Selasa, 04 September 2012


"To aquire the habit of reading,
is to construct for yourself
a refuge from
almost all the miseries of life."
(W Sommerset Maugham)

Senin, 03 September 2012

Jumat, 31 Agustus 2012

Never alone.

"If you make friends with yourself,
you will never be alone."
(Maxwell Maltz)

Rabu, 29 Agustus 2012

Senin, 27 Agustus 2012

Self heal.

"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself,
the challange is to silence the mind."
(Carolyn Myss)

Minggu, 26 Agustus 2012


(Toko tiga, old chinatown)

"Knowledge is accumulation,
Wisdom is letting go."
(Lao Tzu)

Minggu, 19 Agustus 2012

Kamis, 16 Agustus 2012


"Perhaps, a sin that humbles you
is better than a good deed that
makes you arrogant."

(Sheikh Hamzah Yusuf)

Rabu, 15 Agustus 2012


"Karma never loses an adress,
we receive what we give.
What goes around,
comes back around."

Selasa, 14 Agustus 2012


"Peace is something that becomes possible
the moment you stop."

(Thich Nhat Hanh)

Sabtu, 11 Agustus 2012

Holding on.

"Always remember,
when the pain of holding on is greater than
the pain of letting go,
then it's time to let go!"

Jumat, 10 Agustus 2012

Like This......

"If someone asks you of a nymph,
show your face and say, like this,...
If someone asks you of the moon,
come to the roof and say, like this,...
If someone seeks an angel,
show him your countenance and say, like this,...
If someone asks you of musk,
open your hair and say, like this,..."

(Rumi poem, as read by Bahman Solati)

Rabu, 08 Agustus 2012


"When you're happy, you enjoy the music,
but when you're sad, you understood the lyrics."

(Frank Ocean)

Senin, 06 Agustus 2012


"Peace doesn't mean to be in a place
where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work,
it means to be in the midst of those things,
and still be calm in your heart."

(Ajahn Chah)

Sabtu, 04 Agustus 2012


"The only real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes."

(Marcel Proust)

Jumat, 03 Agustus 2012

Recognizing Gifts.

"Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness,
It took me years to understand
that this too was a gift."

(after all, we need to see our enemies
as our precious teachers,
and also that we practice gratitute
to everyone.)

(Mary Olivier)