Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water,
and nobody knows what that is.

–D. H. Lawrence

Sunday, June 11, 2017

a place of water


There is a place you can go
where you are quiet,
a place of water and the light

on the water. Trees are there,
leaves, and the light
on leaves moved by air.

Birds, singing, move
among leaves, in leaf shadow.
After many years you have come

to no thought of these,
but they are themselves
your thoughts. There seems to be

little to say, less and less.
Here they are. Here you are.
Here as though gone.

None of us stays, but in the hush
where each leaf in the speech
of leaves is a sufficient syllable

the passing light finds out
surpassing freedom of its way.

–Wendell Berry
Sabbaths, VII, excerpt


Friday, June 9, 2017

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. –Isak Dinesen

tears of change

tears of compassion

tears for what could not be fixed

tears of grief

onion tears

overwhelmed tears

tears of redemption

tears of remorse

Rose-Lynn Fisher
read this: the topography of tears
via Maria Popova at

Sunday, May 7, 2017

my dear


my dear,
we are all made of water.
it’s okay to rage. sometimes
it’s okay to rest. to recede.

–Sanober Khan