In Defense of the N. E. A.

In Defense of the N.E. A. The most powerful of human expressions Are unfinished poems, works of art The findings in science Because they offer imagination, invention Healing and hope– all come Out of the Unknown– A finished work is A gift of creative process, but it is the process That gives the gift, so […]

Poem by e.e. cummings

O sweet spontaneous earth how often have the doting fingers of prurient philosophers pinched and poked thee has the naughty thumb of science prodded thy beauty . how often have religions taken thee upon their scraggy knees squeezing and buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive gods (but true to the incomparable couch of death thy […]

A Forest Monk Speaks

If you find yourself in a Buddhist temple You are not in a Buddhist temple. Though you pray and chant for yourself Night and day, you remain in Hell. Living and dying, are the two not one Happening at the same time? A cobra lifts its head in your path. Teach it to hiss, not bite. […]